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.

Calendar

Past seminars

Recordings of recent past (from 22 April) seminars will be uploaded soon. Please bear with us.


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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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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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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UCLIC Research Seminar 5th December: Ana Tajadura-Jiménez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid & UCLIC) on "The Hearing body: Body-centred sound technologies for emotional and physical health"

UCLIC Research Seminar 5th December: Ana Tajadura-Jiménez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid & UCLIC) on "The Hearing body: Body-centred sound technologies for emotional and physical health"
People, through their bodily actions, engage in sensorimotor loops that connect them to the surrounding world and to their own bodies. The incoming sensory information is integrated to form perceptions of one's own body appearance and capabilities. These body perceptions highly impact on people's…
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