Scott Brown

Lecturer

I am a researcher and lecturer exploring interactive technologies and human-centred design approaches for neurodiverse populations. Based at UNSW Art & Design, I bring an interaction design and media arts perspective to inclusive design and assistive technology. My teaching and research practice examines creative implementations of embodied and sensory interaction and the role of digital technology in eliciting social engagement.

I lead the assistive technology focus of the Creative Robotics Lab, where I have developed responsive sensory spaces for facilitating conversation between autistic children and their parents and investigated methods of using social robots in therapeutic contexts. 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 working in interdisciplinary approaches to advocating for neurodiverse communities.

publications

Conference Papers
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Obaid M; Mubin O; Brown SA; Yantac AE; Otsuki M; Kuzuoka H, 2020, 'DroEye: Introducing a social eye prototype for drones', in ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, ACM, pp. 378 - 380, presented at HRI '20: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378313
2020
Brown SA; Gratton M; Williams B, 2019, 'A visual programming tool for creative practice pedagogy in embodied interaction and media arts', in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, ACM, pp. 364 - 368, presented at OZCHI'19: 31ST AUSTRALIAN CONFERENCE ON HUMAN-COMPUTER-INTERACTION, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3369457.3369495
2019
Sandoval EB; Brown S; Velonaki M, 2018, 'How the inclusion of design principles contribute to the development of social robots', in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, pp. 535 - 538, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3292147.3292239
2018
Brown SA; Silvera Tawil D; Gemeinboeck P; McGhee J, 2016, 'The case for conversation: a design research framework for participatory feedback from autistic children', in Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, ACM, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 605 - 613, presented at OzCHI '16 The 28th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 29 November 2016 - 02 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3010915.3010934
2016
Brown S; Koh JTKV, 2014, 'Responsive multisensory environments as a tool to facilitate social engagement in children with an autism spectrum disorder', in Zhu K (ed.), SA '14 SIGGRAPH Asia 2014, ACM, Shenzhen, China, presented at SIGGRAPH ASIA, Shenzhen, China, 03 November 2014 - 06 November 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2668947.2668949
2014
Brown SA, 2013, 'Autism and theory of mind in interactive spaces', in Cleland K; Fisher L; Harley R (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2013, ISEA International, Australian Network for Art & Technology, University of Sydney, Sydney, pp. 1 - 4, presented at 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney, 11 June 2013 - 13 June 2013, http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/9475
2013
Theses / Dissertations
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Brown SA, 2019, Design for Togetherness: Neurodiverse conversation in interactive praxis, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/67159
2019
Book Chapters
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Silvera-Tawil D; Brown SA, 2019, 'Cross-Collaborative Approach to Socially-Assistive Robotics: A Case Study of Humanoid Robots in a Therapeutic Intervention for Autistic Children', in Korn O (ed.), Social Robots: Technological, Societal and Ethical Aspects of Human-Robot Interaction, Springer International Publishing, pp. 165 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17107-0_9
2019
Brown S; Gemeinboeck P, 2018, 'Sensory Conversation: An Interactive Environment to Augment Social Communication in Autistic Children', in Huber J; Shilkrot R; Maes P; Nanayakkara S (ed.), Assistive Augmentation, Springer, pp. 131 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6404-3_8
2018
Brown SA, 2013, 'The Aesthetics of Negotiation: Using interactive technology to facilitate aesthetic choice of children with sensory processing disorders', in Lunn J; Bizjak S; Summers S (ed.), Changing Facts, Changing Minds, Changing Worlds, Black Swan Press, http://research.humanities.curtin.edu.au/blackswan/catalogue.cfm
2013
Conference Posters
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Benitez Sandoval E; Brown SA; Velonaki M, (ed.), 2018, 'How the inclusion of design principles contribute to the development of social robots', Melbourne, Australia, pp. 535 - 538, presented at OzCHI 2018, Melbourne, Australia, 05 December 2018 - 07 December 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3292147.3292239
2018
Curatorial Outputs
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Brown SA, 2017, If a system fails in a forest..., exhibited at: 107 Projects, Sydney, 13 June 2017 - 23 June 2013, If a system fails in a forest..., http://www.isea2013.org/events/107-projects/
2017
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Brown SA, 2015, An Exhibition of Process, An Exhibition of Process, Creative Robotics Lab, UNSW Art & Design, Published: 22 September 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/whats-on/events/exhibition-process
2015
Brown SA, 2014, Experiencing Environments, Mighty Healthy, UNSW Galleries, Paddington, Published: 04 September 2014, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/unsw-galleries/mighty-healthy
2014