Benjamin Gorman

Dr Benjamin Gorman

  • Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
  • Poole House P325, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Benjamin, a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, earned his PhD from the University of Dundee in 2018, complemented by a B.Sc in Applied Computing from the same institution.

He is the programme leader for MSc Digital Health and MSc Internet of Things. He co-leads the Bournemouth University Computer Human Interaction research group within the Department of Computing & Informatics.

Specialising in Human Computer Interaction, Benjamin directs his research towards Accessibility, particularly aiding individuals with hearing impairments. His doctoral work delved into improving speechreading techniques. His doctoral research focused on solutions to enhance the acquisition of speechreading (commonly called lipreading).

He has actively contributed to the academic community, serving as an Associate Chair for various CHI conferences (https://dl.acm.org/conference/chi) and earning recognition for outstanding reviews in SIGCHI venues.

Research

My PhD research focused on working with people with hearing loss to develop technology to enhance their acquisition of speechreading (commonly called lipreading).

My research areas broadly cover Human-Computer Interaction, Accessibility & Assistive Technologies, and User Experience.

Within this I am interested in:

How can metadata within video and audio increase viewing experiences of media.

How can we increase accessibility of content for people with disabilities.

How can human involvement increase the applicability of GenerativeAI and other AI tools.

Favourites

  • Gorman, B.M., Crabb, M. and Armstrong, M., 2021. Adaptive subtitles: Preferences and trade-ofs in real-time media adaption. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings.
  • Menzies, R., Gorman, B.M. and Tigwell, G.W., 2020. Reflections on Using Chat-Based Platforms for Online Interviews with Screen-Reader Users. ASSETS 2020 - 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility.
  • Tigwell, G.W., Gorman, B.M. and Menzies, R., 2020. Emoji Accessibility for Visually Impaired People. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings.
  • Gleason, C., Carrington, P., Chilton, L.B., Gorman, B.M., Kacorri, H., Monroy-Hern├índez, A., Morris, M.R., Tigwell, G.W. and Wu, S., 2019. Addressing the accessibility of social media. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW, 474-479.
  • Tigwell, G.W., Gorman, B.M., Goncalves, J., Wobbrock, J.O., Sarsenbayeva, Z., Flatla, D.R. and Yesilada, Y., 2019. Addressing the challenges of situationally-induced impairments and disabilities in mobile interaction. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings.
  • Gorman, B.M., 2018. A Framework for Speechreading Acquisition Tools. PhD Thesis. University of Dundee.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Quality education

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure

"Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation"

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Journal Articles

  • Griggio, C.F., Gorman, B.M. and Tigwell, G.W., 2024. Party Face Congratulations! Exploring Design Ideas to Help Sighted Users with Emoji Accessibility when Messaging with Screen Reader Users. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 8 (Issue CSCW1), 1-31.
  • Tigwell, G.W., Sarsenbayeva, Z., Gorman, B.M., Flatla, D.R., Goncalves, J., Yesilada, Y. and Wobbrock, J.O., 2019. Proceedings of the CHI'19 Workshop: Addressing the Challenges of Situationally-Induced Impairments and Disabilities in Mobile Interaction. Proceedings of the 2019 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'19.

Conferences

  • Lyke, N., Gorman, B.M. and Tigwell, G.W., 2023. Exploring the Accessibility of Crypto Technologies. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings.
  • Gorman, B.M., Crabb, M. and Armstrong, M., 2021. Adaptive subtitles: Preferences and trade-ofs in real-time media adaption. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings.
  • Menzies, R., Gorman, B.M. and Tigwell, G.W., 2020. Reflections on Using Chat-Based Platforms for Online Interviews with Screen-Reader Users. ASSETS 2020 - 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility.
  • Tigwell, G.W., Gorman, B.M. and Menzies, R., 2020. Emoji Accessibility for Visually Impaired People. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings.
  • Gleason, C., Carrington, P., Chilton, L.B., Gorman, B.M., Kacorri, H., Monroy-Hern├índez, A., Morris, M.R., Tigwell, G.W. and Wu, S., 2019. Addressing the accessibility of social media. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW, 474-479.
  • Tigwell, G.W., Gorman, B.M., Goncalves, J., Wobbrock, J.O., Sarsenbayeva, Z., Flatla, D.R. and Yesilada, Y., 2019. Addressing the challenges of situationally-induced impairments and disabilities in mobile interaction. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings.
  • Gorman, B.M. and Flatla, D.R., 2018. MirrorMirror: A mobile application to improve speechreading acquisition. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, 2018-April.
  • Gorman, B.M. and Flatla, D.R., 2017. A framework for speechreading acquisition tools. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, 2017-May, 519-530.
  • Gorman, B.M., 2016. Reducing viseme confusion in speech-reading. ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing, 36-43 ACM.
  • Gorman, B.M., 2014. VisAural: A wearable sound-localisation device for people with impaired hearing. ASSETS14 - Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, 337-338.
  • Gorman, B.M. and Flatla, D.R., 2014. VisAural: A Tool for Converting Audible Signals into Visual Cues.
  • Mauderer, M., Tigwell, G.W., Gorman, B.M. and Flatla, D.R.. Beyond Accessibility: Lifting Perceptual Limitations for Everyone.

Theses

Others

Profile of Teaching PG

  • L7 Accessibility & Assistive Technology 19/20 - Present (Unit Leader)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • L5 User Centred Web Development 19/20 - Present (Unit Leader)
  • L6 Ubiquitous Computing 19/20 - Present (Unit Leader)
  • L4 Applications of Programming Principles 18/19 (Seminar Tutor)

External Responsibilities

Attended Training

  • Picademy

Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science (Human-Computer Interaction) (University of Dundee, 2018)
  • BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing (University of Dundee, 2012)

Memberships