Articles by Maria Karam

Karam’s research focus is on human-computer interactions that are off-the-desktop, using alternative interaction techniques. Music is the main research area, ranging from gesture input to sensory substitution. Karam is also founder and director of the Coffee Lab, a public usability space in downtown Toronto.

Comparing Computer Versus Human Data Collection Methods for Public Usability Evaluations of a Tactile-Audio Display

Abstract We present a public usability study that provides preliminary results on the effectiveness of a universally designed system that conveys music and other sounds into tactile sensations. The system was displayed at a public science museum as part of a larger multimedia exhibit aimed at presenting a youths’ perspective on global warming and the […] [Read More]