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Maryam Bandukda

PhD

Themes: Assistive & Accessible Technology, Culture and Participation

Maryam’s PhD research explores agency and participation of blind and partially sighted people in open space leisure activities and the impact of orientation and mobility training on self-efficacy and participation in leisure activities. She is supervised by Prof. Catherine Holloway, Prof. Nadia Berthouse, and Dr. Aneesha Singh.

Maryam's background is in Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Science. Prior to joining GDI Hub as a PhD student, Maryam has worked as a Business Analyst and Project Manager for over 10 years in the United Kingdom and Pakistan.

Fun Facts

Maryam lives in London with her husband, son, and cat named 'Puma'. In her spare time, Maryam enjoys DIY furniture upcycling and making.

Follow Maryam

Website: https://maryambandukda.net/

LinkedIn: @maryambandukda

Twitter: @marybee

Instagram: @everydaylifeofm

Publications

Rethinking the Senses: A Workshop on Multisensory Embodied Experiences and Disability Interactions

Maryam Bandukda, Aneesha Singh, Catherine Holloway, Nadia Berthouze, Emeline Brulé, Ana Tajadura-Jiménez, Oussama Metatla, Ana Javornik, and Anja Thieme. 2021. Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 118, 1–5. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3411763.3441356

PLACES: A Framework for Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted People in Outdoor Leisure Activities (Best Paper Nominee)
Maryam Bandukda, Catherine Holloway, Aneesha Singh, Nadia Berthouze
ASSETS2020 – 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Audio AR to Support Nature Connectedness in People with Visual Disabilities (Doctoral Colloquium Paper)
Maryam Bandukda, Catherine Holloway
UbiComp-ISWC ’20: Adjunct Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable ComputersSeptember 2020 Pages 204–207. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3410530.3414332

Technology-mediated Nature Interactions for Blind and Partially Sighted People (Poster)
Maryam Bandukda
ASSETS 2019 – 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Pittsburgh, PA, US 2019

Technology-mediated Nature Interactions for Blind and Partially Sighted People (Doctoral Consortium Paper)
Maryam Bandukda
ASSETS 2019 – 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Pittsburgh, PA, US 2019

Understanding the experiences of blind people in outdoor nature
Maryam Bandukda, Aneesha Singh, Nadia Berthouze, Catherine Holloway
CHI 2019: Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2019

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