News, Events, Seminars

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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Welcome to new staff and students-May19

Welcome to new staff and students-May19
We welcome Joe Newbold and Niels van Berkel, who are now working as Research Fellows in UCLIC! Joe is working on the GetaMoveIOn project with Prof. Anna Cox and Niels is working with Prof. Ann Blandford on the WEISS project. We also welcome Kuba Maruszczyk, who has just started his PhD with Prof.…
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Summer internship in UCLIC available - now closed

Summer internship in UCLIC available - now closed
We are looking for a UCL student registered for a Computer science or Engineering Degree undergraduate course to work as a summer intern with Professor Yvonne Rogers and Dr Nic Marquardt. The main purpose of this internship is to work on a project to build an interactive sensing tool by hacking a…
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UCL will have a great presence at CHI 2019

UCL will have a great presence at CHI 2019
Authors from UCL will have a great presence at CHI 2019, the premier conference in Human-Computer Interaction, which takes place in Glasgow, UK 4 - 9 May 2019. Here is a sneak peek at our accepted contributions. Full Papers Why Do You Need This? Selective Disclosure of Data Among Citizen…
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