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 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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SEMINAR 23rd Feb: Maria Wolters – Designing Reminders That Work

SEMINAR 23rd Feb: Maria Wolters – Designing Reminders That Work
All of us forget to do things that we should have remembered, and most people cope with this issue by setting themselves reminders. These reminders come in three main modalities, visual (e.g., a note on the screen), auditory (e.g., a phone alarm), or tactile (e.g., the phone buzzing in one's…
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SEMINAR 10th Feb: Sriram Subramanian – Shape of Things to Come

SEMINAR 10th Feb: Sriram Subramanian – Shape of Things to Come
One of the visions on my research is to deliver novel experiences to users without instrumenting them with wearable or head-mounted displays. My team has been exploring various technical solutions to creating systems that can deform and transform into new objects or shapes while still supporting…
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SEMINAR 3rd Feb: m.c. schraefel – Aspiration Aligned Performance Rather than Prevention-focussed Approaches for Health & Wellbeing with Future Athlete vs Future Invalid & Experiment in a Box

SEMINAR 3rd Feb: m.c. schraefel – Aspiration Aligned Performance Rather than Prevention-focussed Approaches for Health & Wellbeing with Future Athlete vs Future Invalid & Experiment in a Box
How do we design to support better health and wellbeing practices? What is the role of interactive, computational technologies, IoT ecosystems and so on in this space? I'd argue that to design for health and wellbeing - as HCI researchers we can better approach these questions if we ourselves are…
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