Researcher

Dr Scott Andrew Brown

My Expertise

My expertise is in designing social experiences with neurodivergent people. I use UX (user experience) and interaction design methods to co-create novel opportunities for engagement with groups that are often marginalised or otherwise not given a voice in the development of interactive products and services. I am currently working on haptic and audio technologies for use by a range of neurodiverse people and researching the effectiveness of 'quiet rooms' by autistic children and their families at large sporting events.

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Interaction and experience design, Social design, Design practice and methods, Affective computing, Social robotics

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Biography

I am a Lecturer at UNSW Arts, Design and Architecture using interactive technologies and human-centred design approaches to work with neurodiverse populations. Based in the School of Art & Design, I bring a UX and media arts perspective to inclusive design and assistive technology. My teaching and research practices examine creative implementations of embodied and sensory interaction and the value of accessible technology in eliciting social...view more

I am a Lecturer at UNSW Arts, Design and Architecture using interactive technologies and human-centred design approaches to work with neurodiverse populations. Based in the School of Art & Design, I bring a UX and media arts perspective to inclusive design and assistive technology. My teaching and research practices examine creative implementations of embodied and sensory interaction and the value of accessible technology in eliciting social engagement between people.

I lead the assistive technology research focus of the Creative Robotics Lab, where I have developed responsive sensory spaces for facilitating conversation between autistic children and their parents. I have also investigated methods of using social robots in therapeutic and educational contexts. Community-led and co-design is central to my teaching and research, and I regularly engage with external partners and institutions for both activities. Through my research, I led the inaugural Autism MeetUp event (UNSW Art & Design) and established the Neurodiversity + Embodiment group for researchers collaborating in interdisciplinary approaches to advocating for neurodiverse communities.


My Qualifications

  • PhD Art, Design and Media (UNSW Sydney, Australia)
  • B Digital Media, Hons First Class (UNSW Sydney, Australia)

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Location

Paddington Campus
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd,
Paddington, NSW 2021

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Contact

+61-2-9065 6094