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Research Fellow in HCI: Interactive Visualisation of IoT Data for Sustainability

We are looking for a talented, HCI or Ubicomp researcher to join our team at the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) at University College London. You will contribute to a new exciting multi-disciplinary project titled "Beyond Individual Persuasion: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Interactive Visualisation and Sensing for Environmental Change" funded by the UKRI Digital Economy Theme.

The project seeks to innovate the design of interactive visualisations and sensing for environmental change, reorienting them beyond their current use as levers of individual persuasion, towards an extended role as technologies that can link behaviour change and sustainability policy. It puts forward a novel participatory prototyping research approach: by combining ethnographic and user-centred design methodologies, we will involve (some of the) participants not only in the design, but also in the technical development of interactive visualization and sensing prototypes. In parallel with more traditional researcher-led user-centred design and prototyping, hands-on workshops (such as 'hackathons') and online engagement activities will play a pivotal role in the research plan strengthening links between community interests and visualization design.

The role will involve the user-centred design, prototyping and field evaluation of new interactive A-IoT technology. You will lead on, or take part in, designing, running and analysing participatory design workshops and hackathons, developing software prototypes (using web technologies such as HTML5, d3.js and node.js), and evaluating them through field trials. The successful candidate will become part of an internationally renowned and multi-disciplinary team across the UCL Interaction Centre (where you will be based), UCL Anthropology and the UCL Energy Institute.
The post-doctoral researcher position is for 24 months initially, starting on the 1st October 2021.

Key Requirements

Applicants must have obtained a PhD (or in submission of a PhD) in a relevant subject (e.g. Human-Computer Interaction), or possess equivalent professional qualifications or experience. The successful candidate will be proficient in one of user-centred design, prototyping or field evaluation of new technology, and ideally have some experience in the other areas. A track record of publication at international leading venues (e.g. ACM CHI, IMWUT, CSCW, TOCHI) is essential.

For Further Details and how to apply, applicants should check the ad on the UCL Jobs site.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Enrico Costanza.
For enquiries regarding the online recruitment system please contact Louise Gaynor.

The deadline for applications is 25 June 2021. Interviews will be around 1 - 2 July 2021.