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UCLIC Research Seminar 2nd of October: Dorian Peters (University of Cambridge) on "Wellbeing-supportive design: Designing technologies to support psychological needs"

UCLIC Research Seminar 2nd of October: Dorian Peters (University of Cambridge) on "Wellbeing-supportive design: Designing technologies to support psychological needs"
Research in psychology has shown that both motivation and wellbeing are contingent on the satisfaction of three basic psychological needs. Fulfillment of these needs also predicts positive domain-specific outcomes, such as positive health or educational outcomes. Moreover, the fact that they have…
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Research Fellow position on WEISS project available!

Research Fellow position on WEISS project available!
We are currently advertising a post-doctoral Research Fellow position on the WEISS project - the deadline is just before midnight on Fri 8 November 2019. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Ann Blandford in the Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) to…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 18th of September: Ellen Bass (Drexel University) on "An integrated framework for modeling and verifying usability with respect to the end user’s tasks, motor capabilities and signifier interpretation"

UCLIC Research Seminar 18th of September: Ellen Bass (Drexel University) on "An integrated framework for modeling and verifying usability with respect to the end user’s tasks, motor capabilities and signifier interpretation"
In human-interactive systems, usability is the extent to which an interface supports a specified end user in achieving goals effectively and efficiently in a specified operational environment. Safety-critical, human-interactive systems can have complex internal algorithms and controlled actuators,…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 6th of September: Gregory Abowd (Georgia Institute of Technology) on "The Internet of Materials: The next logical step or a paradigm shift?"

UCLIC Research Seminar 6th of September: Gregory Abowd (Georgia Institute of Technology) on "The Internet of Materials: The next logical step or a paradigm shift?"
Revisiting Weiser's 30-year old inspirational vision on ubiquitous computing, we see that there are three factors that today limit the kind of ubiquity that Weiser described: power, cost, and form factor. Using these factors to drive our efforts, we have created examples of computational materials…
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Professor William Newman

Professor William Newman
We are saddened to hear of the death of Professor William Newman (1939-2019). William was a Visiting Professor in UCLIC, closely involved in both research and teaching, 2004-2009. In particular, he developed and taught a module, jointly with John Dowell, on "Perspectives on Design", supervised…
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New! MSc in Disability, Design & Innovation at UCL

New! MSc in Disability, Design & Innovation at UCL
This September UCL's Global Disability Innovation Hub will welcome its first cohort of students for its ground-breaking new MSc in Disability, Design and Innovation. The deadline for applications is 12 July 2019. MSc in Disability, Design & Innovation at UCL Computer Science The course: Where…
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Joint UCL Knowledge Lab & UCLIC Seminar 4th of June: Gijs Huisman (Amsterdam University of Applied Science) on "A personal touch: adventures in haptic technology"

Joint UCL Knowledge Lab & UCLIC Seminar 4th of June: Gijs Huisman (Amsterdam University of Applied Science) on "A personal touch: adventures in haptic technology"
In this talk I will share my work on haptic technology, in particular haptics applied to social communication, from creating wearable technology for academic research to joining a startup company to create actual products. I will draw on work from psychology to outline my thoughts on social touch…
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