UCLIC Research Seminar Series
Much of human-centred computing research is empirical. This kind of research requires us to decide what things we will observe (or measure) and how we will observe them. How do we decide on these things, and which constraints influence the decisions that we make? In this talk, I will explore these questions by considering (and critiquing) decisions about measurement that I have taken in my own research. I will speculate on where this research might have gone if I had made different decisions about what to measure. I will finish the talk by theorizing about the ways in which our choices over measurements are influenced by (and perhaps influence) not only our local research contexts, but also the world at large.
*The seminar speaker is visiting UCL. This is a hybrid event where attendees can join either in-person or online via Zoom (ucl.zoom.us/j/94717444054)
Sandy Gould is an academic at Cardiff University's School of Computer Science and Informatics. His research mostly focuses on the relationship between work and technology, including novel forms of work (like crowdsourcing) and the use of digital technology for tracking work. He has also published work on a wide variety of human-centred computing topics including conversational interfaces, emoji, media multitasking and digital services. More details can be found on his website: https://www.sjjg.uk/