UCLIC Research Seminar Series

UCLIC Research Seminar 20th of November: Pawel Wozniak (Utrecht University), Designing for the 51%: Understanding Technologies for Physically Active Individuals
Pawel Wozniak, Utrecht University

Title

UCLIC Research Seminar 20th of November: Pawel Wozniak (Utrecht University), Designing for the 51%: Understanding Technologies for Physically Active Individuals

Abstract

Recent data indicates that more than a half of the European Union's population exercises three times a week or more. While HCI has an established history of understanding and designing technologies for healthcare, the question of how technologies can benefit the wellbeing of active users is less explored. In this talk, I describe my past and current efforts in studying and designing new technologies that foster everyday wellbeing through physical activities. I focus on the social and experiential aspects of technologies for sports and describe studies and prototypes of new systems for, inter alia, running, swimming and climbing.

Biography

Paweł W. Woźniak, tekn. dr is an assistant professor for Human-Centred Computing at Utrecht University. Previously, he was postdoctoral fellow at the Chair for Human-Computer Interaction and Socio-Cognitive Systems, University of Stuttgart. Paweł received his PhD degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Chalmers University of Technology in 2016. Since then, he has been actively conducting research and supervising students. Paweł's key interests lie in the intersection of technologies, sport and wellbeing. His focus is on understanding the everyday experiences of physical activity to design better technologies that support wellbeing. He is also conducting research in multi-surface interactions and augmenting sensory perception.