News, Events, Seminars

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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Professor Yvonne Rogers awarded the Suffrage Science award!

Professor Yvonne Rogers awarded the Suffrage Science award!
Professor Yvonne Rogers has been chosen to receive a prestigious award celebrating the achievements of women in STEM. She was honoured at the third Suffrage Science Awards for Mathematics and Computing online celebration on Friday 6 November 2020. Over one hundred years after the first women in…
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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 Welcomes Three New Staff Members!

UCLIC Welcomes Three New Staff Members!
UCLIC is very pleased to announce the arrival of three new academic staff who will be joining the department in July 2020. UCLIC will become one of the largest groupings of Human-Computer Interaction researchers in the world! Sriram Subramanian is joining UCL from the University of Sussex where…
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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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Data Moves

Data Moves
Yvonne Rogers was recently involved in an exciting research project (pre-COVID19!) looking at what can happen when you fuse a dance class with a computer science class using sensing and visualisation technology that was designed and developed at UCLIC. The UCL Knowledge Exchange funded project took…
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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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