News, Events, Seminars

UCLIC research seminars will take place online for the rest of the summer term. Kindly check the calendar below for scheduled seminars and how to join them online.

To arrange to give a seminar talk at UCLIC, please contact Temitayo Olugbade, Giulia Barbareschi or Aneesha Singh.

Calendar

Past seminars


UCLIC Research Seminar 13th of January: Stefanie Mueller (MIT). Advancing Personal Fabrication by Making Physical Objects as Reprogrammable as Digital Data

UCLIC Research Seminar 13th of January: Stefanie Mueller (MIT). Advancing Personal Fabrication by Making Physical Objects as Reprogrammable as Digital Data
Computing has revolutionized how we process and interact with data today, unfortunately, these capabilities are constraint to the digital realm and cannot yet be applied to physical matter. For instance, today, we can already quickly update the appearance of a digital photo by applying a filter or…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 25th of November: Katarzyna Stawarz (Cardiff University). Integrating the Digital and the Traditional to Deliver Therapy for Depression: A User-Centred Design Study

UCLIC Research Seminar 25th of November: Katarzyna Stawarz (Cardiff University). Integrating the Digital and the Traditional to Deliver Therapy for Depression: A User-Centred Design Study
Traditional approaches to psychotherapy emphasise face-to-face contact between patients and therapists, while current computerised approaches tend to minimise this contact. This can limit the range of mental health difficulties for which computerised approaches are effective. In this talk, Kathy…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 14th of October: Praminda Caleb-Solly (Bristol Robotics Laboratory). Connected and Collaborative – designing assistive robots to change the dynamics of health and social care.

UCLIC Research Seminar 14th of October: Praminda Caleb-Solly (Bristol Robotics Laboratory). Connected and Collaborative – designing assistive robots to change the dynamics of health and social care.
Assistive robots offer the potential to transform people's ability to manage their own health, particularly those with the greatest need and lack of adequate support. Our research is exploring how connecting robots with different types of sensors can provide real-time information to not only…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 24th of June: Amid Ayobi (University College London and University of Bristol). Trackly: A Customisable and Pictorial Self-Tracking App to Support Agency in Multiple Sclerosis Self-Care

UCLIC Research Seminar 24th of June: Amid Ayobi (University College London and University of Bristol). Trackly: A Customisable and Pictorial Self-Tracking App to Support Agency in Multiple Sclerosis Self-Care
Self-tracking is for many people an important part of understanding and managing their health and wellbeing. However, predefined self-tracking approaches can impede people's self-care agency. In this talk, I will share the findings of our recent CHI paper that addresses this issue. We investigated…
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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.

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…
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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

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…
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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

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…
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