I'm Garreth Tigwell, an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
My research interests cover design, accessibility, and human-computer interaction. My research focuses on improving the accessibility and usability of digital spaces for people with congenital, acquired, or situational impairments, through increasing the necessary support that will allow designers to improve the accessibility of their work for end-users. Specifically, I have been investigating the various challenges that designers face at different stages of their process that results in inaccessible design (e.g., popular design tools lacking accessibility features and management not budgeting for accessibility).
I received my BSc in Psychology in 2012, MSc (with distinction) in User Experience Engineering in 2014, and PhD in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in 2019, all from the University of Dundee.
Want to work with me?
I'm always looking to work with new students and researchers so please drop me an email.