News, Events, Seminars

UCLIC research seminars generally take place on Wednesdays at 3PM in Room 4.05 (66-72 Gower Street) during term-time. Please see notices below in case of deviating dates/times/locations of individual seminars (indicated in italic). Coffee and tea will be served afterwards around 4PM in the 2nd floor hub room (please bring your own cups). If you would like to arrange to meet with a seminar speaker before/after a talk, kindly contact the host(s) or Giulia Barbareschi.

To arrange to give a seminar talk at UCLIC, please contact Temitayo Olugbade.

UCLIC Research Seminars


30 August 2019 - 3PM
Andreas Holzinger (Medical University of Graz)
From explainable AI to human‐centered AI
Hosts: Duncan Brumby, Anna Cox
Location: Room 110, Roberts Engineering Building, Torrington Place


6 September 2019 - 2PM
Gregory Abowd (Georgia Institute of Technology)
The Internet of Materials: The next logical step or a paradigm shift?
Host: Ann Blandford
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


18 September 2019 - 3PM
Ellen Bass (Drexel University)
An integrated information processing and task-based approach to making function allocation decisions
Host: Giulia Barbareschi
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


2 October 2019 - 3PM
Dorian Peters (Cambridge University)
Wellbeing-supportive design: Designing technologies to support psychological needs
Host: Julia Manning
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


9 October 2019 - 3PM
Jo Vermeulen (Aarhus University)
Explainable AI - What can we do as HCI researchers?
Hosts: Enrico Costanza, Nicolai Marquardt
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


23 October 2019 - 3PM
Ben Oldfrey (University College London)
The Future of Tech is Squidgy
Host: Giulia Barbareschi
Location: Room 6.12A, Malet Place Engineering Building


30 October 2019 - 3PM
Bran Knowles (Lancaster University)
Understanding older adults' distrust of digital technology
Host: Yvonne Rogers
Location: Room 6.12A, Malet Place Engineering Building


13 November 2019 - 3PM
Annie Lau (University College London)
Patient Work
Host: Giulia Barbareschi
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


20 November 2019 - 3PM
Pawel Wozniak (Utrecht University)
Designing for the 51%: Technologies for advanced amateurs in sports
Host: Tao Bi
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


27 November 2019 - 3PM
Regan Mandryk (University of Saskatchewan)
Fun Science: The power of play
Host: Anna Cox
Location: Room 6.12A, Malet Place Engineering Building


4 December 2019 - 3PM
UCLIC Meet & Greet seminar with presentations from UCLIC staff:
Dr Nic Marquardt, Dr Enrico Costanza, Dr Cathy Holloway
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


11 December 2019 - 3PM
Conor Linehan (University College Cork)
Understanding and improving how people learn through playing games
Host: Anna Cox
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


Calendar

Past seminars



UCLIC Research Seminar 15th March: Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire – Interaction with Robots - Challenges and opportunities in Human-Robot Interaction

UCLIC Research Seminar 15th March: Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire – Interaction with Robots - Challenges and opportunities in   Human-Robot Interaction
Please note changed time and location of this seminar Human-robot interaction (HRI) is a highly interdisciplinary field that has grown substantially over the past 15 years. My talk will reflect on the concept of 'social robots' and focus on companion robots, i.e. robots that provide useful…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 8th March: Cecilia Katzeff, KTH Royal Institute of Technology – A Design Perspective On Sustainable Practices Related To Energy And Food

UCLIC Research Seminar 8th March: Cecilia Katzeff, KTH Royal Institute of Technology  – A Design Perspective On Sustainable Practices Related To Energy And Food
The seminar will circle around the general theme of sustainable practices, what is meant by sustainable practices in relation to energy consumption and especially in relation to electricity use and food practices. The seminar will also explore how interaction design may play a role in the emergence…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 22nd February: Ewa Luger, University of Edinburgh – Making AI Intelligible; Designing for ethical and comprehensible intelligent systems

UCLIC Research Seminar 22nd February:  Ewa Luger, University of Edinburgh – Making AI Intelligible; Designing for ethical and comprehensible intelligent systems
The development of complex, intelligent systems has surpassed our ability to explain them. The market is increasingly populated with algorithmically-driven products for which users have limited mental models, putting their privacy at risk, and raising questions of human agency and control. Ensuring…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 9th November: Tilde Bekker, Eindhoven University of Technology - Creating tools for teachers and children to support Design-Based Learning (DBL) in schools

UCLIC Research Seminar 9th November: Tilde Bekker, Eindhoven University of Technology - Creating tools for teachers and children to support Design-Based Learning (DBL) in schools
This seminar is co-organised by UCL KL and UCLIC. *Please note changed seminar location. Following a Design Based Learning approach can provide an integrated process to teach children some of the 21st century skills, such as problem solving, creativity and critical thinking in an integrated…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 28th September: Jakob E Bardram, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – On the Design of Personal Health Technologies for Mental Disorder

UCLIC Research Seminar 28th September: Jakob E Bardram, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – On the Design of Personal Health Technologies for Mental Disorder
This seminar is co-organised by UCLIC and UCL IDH. *Please note changed seminar location. Mental disorders like depression and bipolar disorder impose a very high societal burden in terms of cost, lost productivity, morbidity, suffering, and mortality, and are a leading cause of disability and…
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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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