I am a PhD student at Northwestern University. I am currently interested in thinking about designing alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) devices for people with language disorders - particularly aphasia. I'm exploring context awareness (location awareness and user-captured photos), object detection and text detection as a means to supply relevant words/sentences to persons with aphasia to support their communication in novel contexts.
Mmachi God'sglory Obiorah, James K. L. Hammerman, Becky Rother, Will Granger, Haley Margaret West, Michael Horn, and Laura Trouille. 2021. U!Scientist: Designing for People-Powered Research in Museums. In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 675, 1–14.
Mmachi God'sglory Obiorah, Anne Marie Piper, and Michael Horn. 2021. Designing AACs for People with Aphasia Dining in Restaurants. In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 496, 1–14.
M. Obiorah, A. M. Piper, M. Horn. Independent Word Discovery for People with Aphasia. Poster in Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '17).
M. Obiorah, E. Harburg, M. Bos, M. Horn. JumpGym: Exploring the Impact of a Jumping Exergame for Waiting Areas. Spotlight paper in Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Companion Extended Abstracts (CHI PLAY Companion '17).
M. Obiorah, E. Harburg, J. Franklin, B. Downs, S. Ye, M. Bos, M. Horn. JUMPGYM: A Jumping Exergame for Waiting Areas in GLS 12 Conference Proceedings.
Beheshti, E., Obiorah, M. and Horn, M.S., 2015, June. Let's dive into it!: Learning electricity with multiple representations. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (pp. 263-266). ACM.