• Dr Filip Birčanin
  • Research Fellow
  • QUT

Dr Filip Birčanin’s research work has been driven by an unwavering passion to construct technology that is inclusive and within the reach of all individuals, including those with intellectual disabilities. Filip’s work in the industry has provided him with a wealth of knowledge and experience, which he has deftly adapted to the academic environment. His research work in the Centre draws upon theories and methods from Human-Computer Interaction to understand context of technology use which also includes design and evaluation of digital and tangible technologies for families and children with disabilities.

Filip hopes to offer new insights into ways in which families of young children with intellectual disabilities use and encounter digital technologies. His work will inform the development of technology-based interventions and services that are more equitable and accessible to families of young children with disabilities. Filip’s research project aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the role of technology in communication, leisure, education and social connection of children with disabilities. In addition, the study will contribute to the field of Disability Studies, Education and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) by developing novel research methods.

Earliest digital memory
The exhilaration of playing Tetris on a retro handheld gaming device. The feeling of holding it in my hands every time was unparalleled, and it still lingers. Additionally, I can’t help but recollect how my parents used to control my “screen time” on it.