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Rachel Benedyk retiring

Rachel Benedyk retiring
After almost 40 years in UCL, Rachel Benedyk is retiring from her pivotal role as Lecturer and Programme Director on the MSc course in HCI with Ergonomics. Rachel was a student of the course in the days of the Ergonomics Unit in the seventies, and taught on the course over the following four…
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PhD Studentships on HCI - these positions are now closed

PhD Studentships on HCI - these positions are now closed
Applications are invited for a Funded PhD Studentship on HCI in the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC), funded by an EPSRC DTP grant for up to 4 years from October 2016. The PhD project can be on any area of Human Computer Interaction, although it is anticipated that the student will contribute to one…
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UCLIC Students at CHI Student Design Competition

UCLIC Students at CHI Student Design Competition
Two student teams in our HCI-E MSc Program have been selected to participate in the final stage of the ACM CHI Student Design Competition. They were amongst the only 12 teams (out of 62, 19% acceptance rate) that were invited to present their design projects at the prestigious international…
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EuroPOND CDT Studentship - this is now closed

EuroPOND CDT Studentship - this is now closed
Applications are now being accepted for a EuroPOND studentship on Designing user interfaces to support front-end clinical decision-making in neurodegenerative disease: Bridging from research to practice. This industry-sponsored studentship is a collaboration between UCL's Centre for Medical Image…
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UCLICers featured in Women at UCL: Presence and Absence

UCLICers featured in Women at UCL: Presence and Absence
Nadia Berthouze, Anna Cox, and Mara Balestrini are featured in the Women at UCL: Presence and Absence booklet. Women at UCL: Presence and Absence is a collaboration between the UCL Equalities and Diversity team, The Girl at the Door and the UCL Institute for Women's Health, and explores the…
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Lecturer and RA posts available - these are now closed

Lecturer and RA posts available - these are now closed
We are recruiting! We are recruiting a Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction to start in post ideally next September 2016! The deadline for applications is 15th May 2016 and interviews will be held on 20th and 21st June 2016. Please download the Lecturer Job description and Person specification to…
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Welcome to Catherine Holloway's group!

Welcome to Catherine Holloway's group!
We would like to welcome Catherine Holloway and her group of PhD students and RAs, who have recently joined UCLIC! Her students are Giulia Barbareschi, Roxana Ramirez-Herrera, Rhys Williams and Dave Wain. Tsu-Jui Cheng is an RA and Sarah Nicholson will join as an RA in September.
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ICRI papers at CSCW 2016

ICRI papers at CSCW 2016
Martin Dittus and Mara Balestrini from ICRI Cities both had papers accepted at the CSCW conference, which takes place in San Francisco, CA, USA, February 27 - March 2 2016. Mara's paper presented Jokebox, an interactive installation designed to be placed in public spaces with the aim to explore how…
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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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Yvonne Rogers HCI Pioneer

Yvonne Rogers HCI Pioneer
Yvonne Rogers has been included in the HCI Pioneers project, a website created by Ben Shneiderman which aims to draw attention to the trailblazers by describing their backgrounds and contributions to the field: "Pioneers in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) are memorable for their…
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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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ICRI researchers launch new app Likeways

ICRI researchers launch new app Likeways
Martin Traunmueller and Sarah Gallacher from ICRI Cities have launched Likeways, a mobile app to get you off the beaten path and right into nearby areas you're likely to find cool stuff along the way. So, if you're sick of walking along boring routes through the city suggested by Google Maps or…
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