Stefan Carmien

Author: Stefan Carmien


Stefan Carmien is a senior researcher at Fatronik, San Sebastian, Spain where is is part of the NeuroEngineers department. He is currently focused on developing and evaluating cognitive orthotics for seniors. His PhD thesis was the development and evaluation of a PC based script authoring and palmtop prompting system to support persons with cognitive disabilities and caregivers living more independently. Previous to his career in computer science, he was for 12 years a production and inventory control manager in manufacturing, and as such has had extensive real world experience with planning, modeling and reconciling models to actuality. He was a member of APICS (The Association for Inventory and production control) during the 80's when American industry was struggling with the challenges of just-in-time and high accuracy/high annual raw material turnover in response to the Japanese challenge. His research interests include: Human-computer interaction (HCI); assistive technology (particularly for persons with cognitive disabilities); social analysis and ethnographic studies of socio-technical systems; mobile technologies; contextually aware technologies; “everyday” artifacts; situated cognition; technology adoption.


Publication period start: 2008
Number of co-authors: 9


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Rogerio dePaula
Andrew Gorman
Anja Kintsch

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Yehya Mohamad
Carlos A. Velasco
Helen Petrie


Carmien, Stefan, dePaula, Rogerio, Gorman, Andrew, Kintsch, Anja (2004): Increasing Workplace Independence for People with Cognitive Disabilities by Leveraging Dis. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 13 (5) pp. 443-470.

Carmien, Stefan, dePaula, Rogerio, Gorman, Andrew, Kintsch, Anja (2003): Increasing workplace independence for people with cognitive disabilities by leveraging dis. In: Tremaine, Marilyn M., Simone, Carla (eds.) Proceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work 2003 November 9-12, 2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. pp. 95-104.

Carmien, Stefan (2005): End user programming and context responsiveness in handheld prompting systems for persons . In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1252-1255.

Carmien, Stefan (2003): MAPS: Dynamic Scaffolding for Independence for Persons with Cognitive Impairments. In: Brusilovsky, Peter, Corbett, Albert T., Rosis, Fiorella De (eds.) User Modeling 2003 - 9th International Conference - UM 2003 June 22-26, 2003, Johnstown, PA, USA. pp. 408-410.

Carey, Kevin, Gracia, Rosaria, Power, Christopher, Petrie, Helen, Carmien, Stefan (2007): Determining Accessibility Needs Through User Goals. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) UAHCI 2007 - 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction - Part 1 July 22-27, 2007, Beijing, China. pp. 28-35.

Mohamad, Yehya, Carmien, Stefan, Velasco, Carlos A. (2008): Supporting Industry in the Development of Design for All Curriculum. In: Miesenberger, Klaus, Klaus, Joachim, Zagler, Wolfgang L., Karshmer, Arthur I. (eds.) ICCHP 2008 - Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 11th International Conference July 9-11, 2008, Linz, Austria. pp. 150-155.