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HCI for Elderly: Dementia

Despite an alarming rise in the global prevalence of dementia, the available modalities for improving cognition and mental wellbeing of dementia patients remain limited. Environmental enrichment is an experimental paradigm that has shown promising anti-depressive and memory-enhancing effects in pre-clinical studies. However, its clinical utility has remained limited due to the lack of effective implementation […]

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Design, Gender, and Technology

Meri Kahani is a mobile application created to teach computational thinking skills to school going teenagers in underdeveloped areas of Pakistan. We explore the use of gamification to teach computational thinking through level-based learning in a Pakistani context. This project demonstrates how gamified learning, rewarding techniques, and feminine themes can be used to attract female […]

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HCI for Children with Special Needs: Autism

EAST is an intermediary interactive tablet based app that assists in the early-detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by screening preschoolers in Pakistan through play-based activities in a home, school or clinical setting. Medical professionals, parents of autistic children and teachers were surveyed through focus groups to understand the reasons that contribute to the increasing […]

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Humqadam

A Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Response Services application. Humqadam is a result of a collective effort for designing an application that can help Women Human Rights Defenders (and the general public) of Pakistan to respond to cases of gender-based violence. The app provides quick access to referral services, relevant laws, and a navigation guide for dealing […]

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HCI for Children with Special Needs: Dyslexia

Good design and technology going hand in hand can help create solutions to problems that are sometimes otherwise hard to engage with properly. Educational numbers are rising, however slowly, but Pakistan lags behind ineffective screening and rehabilitation of people having dyslexia. 10 to 18 percent of children in private schools have been reported of having […]

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HCI for Tourism: Khoji App

Lahori Khoji, is an android application for those eager to explore the androon shehr of Lahore. The maze-like network of narrow streets of the walled city can be fascinating as well as daunting for city-dwellers, and navigating them without a knowledgeable local guide can be tiresome. As part of a course on the history of […]

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UX Pakistan

UX Pakistan is¬†a not-for-profit student-run design conference,¬†organized by the student design society (INDEX) at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). UX Pakistan began with the dream of bridging the gap between students, professionals, and an understanding of human-centred design. UX design has been closely thought to be tied only to digital mediums and being a […]

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