News, Events, Seminars

Symposium on HCI Grand Challenges

Symposium on HCI Grand Challenges
UCLIC is hosting a symposium that brings together leading HCI researchers to identify and discuss the grand challenges for HCI research in the next decade. Speakers • Gregory Abowd • Susanne Bødker • Andrew Howes • Vassilis Kostakos • Stuart Reeves • Yvonne Rogers …
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UCLIC Research Seminar 24th August: Luca Chittaro, University of Udine – Virtual Reality and Serious Games for Safety Education: Design and Evaluation aspects

UCLIC Research Seminar 24th August: Luca Chittaro, University of Udine – Virtual Reality and Serious Games for Safety Education: Design and Evaluation aspects
Virtual reality (VR) experiences and serious games, i.e. video games to further training and education objectives, are increasingly used in a variety of domains, including health and safety. However, compared to entertainment games, the design and evaluation of such applications is more complex…
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Congratulations to Prof. Yvonne Rogers!

Congratulations to Prof. Yvonne Rogers!
Congratulations to Yvonne Rogers, who has been announced as a Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator 2016! In its 25th Anniversary Year, Microsoft is highlighting 32 great academics worldwide - this award celebrates the vital contributions that academics have made to help shape the direction,…
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MSc Applications Close 5 at pm 1st July 2016

MSc Applications Close 5 at pm 1st July 2016
Due to an unusually high number of applications for entry to the MSc Human Computer Interaction in September 2016, we will be closing to new applications at 5pm on 1st July 2016. References must be submitted by Friday 15th July 2016. For further details about the UCLIC MSc Human…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 15th June: Christopher Frauenberger, Vienna University of Technology – OutsideTheBox - Rethinking Technology Design with Autistic Children

UCLIC Research Seminar 15th June:  Christopher Frauenberger, Vienna University of Technology – OutsideTheBox - Rethinking Technology Design with Autistic Children
Most technology that is designed for people with disabilities, pragmatically focuses on mitigating their functional limitations. With the OutsideTheBox project, we take a different approach and critically reflect on concepts of disability and how these are embodied in the technologies we design. In…
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UCLIC Research Seminar, 25th May: Phillip Morgan, University of the West of England – The effects of computer-based interruptions on cognition, behaviour and task performance: Applications, new frontiers, and challenges

UCLIC Research Seminar, 25th May: Phillip Morgan, University of the West of England – The effects of computer-based interruptions on cognition, behaviour and task performance: Applications, new frontiers, and challenges
Interruptions are a common feature of everyday and workplace settings and are increasing with the charging development of communicative and connected technology ranging from smartphones to fully automated road vehicles. Interruptions divert attention away from a primary task, consume cognitive…
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RA post on ECLIPSE project available

RA post on ECLIPSE project available
We are recruiting a Research Associate to undertake observational studies of infusion device use across multiple hospitals as part of the ECLIPSE project! This post is available from 18 July 2016 or as soon as possoble afterwards and is funded until 30th June 2017 in the first instance. The…
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UCLIC at CHI 2016

UCLIC at CHI 2016
Several UCLIC members will be leaving this week to attend ACM CHI 2016: the top conference for Human-Computer Interaction. CHI will take place from May 7 - 12 at San Jose, CA, USA. During this time some email responses might be delayed. UCLIC will have a great presence at CHI 2016 Authors from UCL…
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Rachel Benedyk retiring

Rachel Benedyk retiring
After almost 40 years in UCL, Rachel Benedyk is retiring from her pivotal role as Lecturer and Programme Director on the MSc course in HCI with Ergonomics. Rachel was a student of the course in the days of the Ergonomics Unit in the seventies, and taught on the course over the following four…
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PhD Studentships on HCI

PhD Studentships on HCI
Applications are invited for a Funded PhD Studentship on HCI in the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC), funded by an EPSRC DTP grant for up to 4 years from October 2016. The PhD project can be on any area of Human Computer Interaction, although it is anticipated that the student will contribute to one…
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UCLIC Students at CHI Student Design Competition

UCLIC Students at CHI Student Design Competition
Two student teams in our HCI-E MSc Program have been selected to participate in the final stage of the ACM CHI Student Design Competition. They were amongst the only 12 teams (out of 62, 19% acceptance rate) that were invited to present their design projects at the prestigious international…
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