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UCLIC is a world leading Centre of Excellence in Human-Computer Interaction teaching and research, studying interactions between people and technology, drawing on the best scientific traditions in Computer Science and Human Sciences, and working collaboratively with the research community and industry. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), UCLIC was submitted as a research group within the Computer Science submission, which was ranked top in the UK. Find out more about the research and publications at UCLIC, available courses, and meet the people.


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UCLIC Research Seminar 3rd of June: Mark Warner (Northumbria University), Can we effectively remain silent online? Exploring non-disclosure of sensitive information in the context of HIV status within dating apps.

In this talk, I will discuss research I conducted as part of my PhD. The topic centres on people's (in)ability to remain silent online. Within the context of HIV status disclosure in online dating or "hook-up" apps used by gay and bisexual men, I will discuss my research exploring the…

UCLIC Research Seminar 20th of May: Chris Janssen (Utrecht University), Interrupted by Automation? Why and how to account for human behaviour in human-automation interaction settings

In the past, automated technology was mostly used by trained professionals, in dedicated environments, for specific purposes (e.g., control operators in factories, and pilots of aircraft). At the moment, this is radically changing. Automated technology is used more and more by regular people, for a…

UCLIC Research Seminar 6th of May: Benjamin Cowan (University College Dublin), Perspective taking in human-machine dialogue: human-likeness, partner models and language production in voice user interface interaction

Voice has now become a mainstream interaction modality. It's therefore surprising how little we know about user centered issues, in particular how design guides a user's mental model (i.e. their partner model) and interaction behaviours. Current voice interfaces fundamentally rely on human…