Aisling Ann O'Kane

Aisling Ann O'Kane
Research Associate
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UCLIC, University College London
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London, WC1E 6EA
United Kingdom

I am an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a human factors engineer interested in the impact of user experience on the adoption, use, and misuse of personal medical, health and wellbeing technologies, a space between human factors engineering and human-computer interaction.

My PhD focused on the situated use of Type 1 Diabetes technologies by adults using 'in the wild' exploratory methods, and how everyday life influences use and adoption of these devices. My fellowship is building on the finding that individual differences greatly influence people's choices to adopt and use these devices through examining the DIY diabetes open-source maker movement which is already designing, manufacturing, disseminating, and customising bespoke healthcare technology. I am examining how these designs can be safely disseminated past the early adopters to benefit a larger group of adults that want personalised health technologies.

Information on related projects can be found here: mobilemedicaldeviceresearch.wordpress.com

Brief biography

I am from Toronto, Canada where I gained a degree in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Psychology from the University of Toronto and completed my undergraduate thesis on driver distraction with Prof. Mark Chignell. After graduating, I worked for almost three years as a human factors engineering associate consultant in the nuclear domain. I moved to Sweden for my Master's in Interactive Systems Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and conducted my thesis research at the Mobile Life Centre in Stockholm and also at the Interactive Intelligence Centre at TU Delft in the Netherlands on user trust in technology, supervised by Prof. Kristina Höök and Dr. Alina Huldtgren. Before starting at UCLIC, I completed an internship at Microsoft Research in Cambridge supervised by Dr. Helena Mentis focusing on diabetes patients and diabetes specialists' information needs and sharing practices. I defended my Computer Science PhD disseration on the situated use of Type 1 Diabetes technologies in January 2016, with Prof. Ann Blandford and Prof. Yvonne Rogers as my supervisors and Prof. Peter Wright and Prof. Nadia Berthouze as my examiners.

Research Publications

Authors
Title
Year
Publication
D Katz, N Dalton, S Holland, Aisling Ann O'Kane, BA Price Questioning the Reflection Paradigm for Diabetes Mobile Apps 2016 EHealth360: EAI eHealth 360° Summit 2016, Conference proceeding
Aisling Ann O'Kane, Y Han, R Arriaga Varied & Bespoke Needs of Caregivers: Organizing and Communicating Diabetes Care for Children in Era of DIY 2016 Pervasive Health 2016: 10th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Conference proceeding
Aisling Ann O'Kane INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND CONTEXTUAL FACTORS INFLUENCE THE EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICE OF SELF-MANAGEMENT WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES TECHNOLOGIES 2016 Poster
Aisling Ann O'Kane, A Hurst, G Niezen, Nicolai Marquardt, Jon Bird, GD Abowd Advances in DIY Health and Wellbeing. 2016 CHI Extended Abstracts, Conference proceeding
E Temir, Aisling Ann O'Kane, Paul Marshall, Ann Blandford Running: A Flexible Situated Study. 2016 CHI Extended Abstracts, Conference proceeding
Ann Blandford, E Berndt, K Catchpole, Dominic Furniss, A Mayer, H Mentis, Aisling Ann O'Kane, T Owen, A Rajkomar, R Randell Strategies for conducting situated studies of technology use in hospitals 2015 COGNITION TECHNOLOGY & WORK, Journal article
Aisling Ann O'Kane, Yvonne Rogers, Ann Blandford Concealing or revealing mobile medical devices? Designing for onstage and offstage presentation 2015 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, Conference proceeding
Aisling Ann O'Kane SITUATED USER EXPERIENCE WITH TAKE-HOME MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INFLUENCES ADHERENCE TO SELF-MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR ADULTS WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES 2015 Poster
Dominic Furniss, R Randell, S Taneva, H Mentis, D Wolstenholme, A Dearden, Aisling Ann O'Kane, Ann Blandford Ethics, Governance, and Patient, Public Involvement in Healthcare 2015 Chapter
Dominic Furniss, Aisling Ann O'Kane, R Randell, S Taneva, H Mentis, Ann Blandford Fieldwork for Healthcare: Case Studies Investigating Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014 Book
Aisling Ann O'Kane, Yvonne Rogers, Ann Blandford Gaining empathy for non-routine mobile device use hrough autoethnography 2014 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, Conference proceeding
K Sellen, S Taneva, Dominic Furniss, Aisling Ann O'Kane, Y Chen, Ann Blandford Workshop abstract: HCI research in healthcare: Using theory from evidence to practice 2014 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, Conference proceeding
Aisling Ann O'Kane, H Mentis, E Thereska Non-static nature of patient consent: shifting privacy perspectives in health information sharing 2013 Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work, Conference proceeding
Dominic Furniss, Aisling Ann O'Kane, R Randell, S Taneva, H Mentis, Ann Blandford HCI fieldwork in healthcare: creating a graduate guidebook 2013 CHI'13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference proceeding
Aisling Ann O'Kane, H Mentis Sharing medical data vs. health knowledge in chronic illness care 2012 Working/Discussion Paper
Aisling Ann O'Kane Trusting experience oriented design 2011 Working/Discussion Paper
Chris Vincent, G Niezen, Aisling Ann O'Kane, Katarzyna Stawarz Can standards and regulations keep up with health technology? N/A JMIR mHealth and uHealth, Journal article
Aisling Ann O'Kane, C Detweiler, A Pommeranz Designing and evaluating for trust: a perspective from the new practitioners N/A Working/Discussion Paper
Aisling Ann O'Kane Driving by Distraction: Effects of Roadside Advertising on Young Male Drivers N/A Thesis / Dissertation
Aisling Ann O'Kane Individual differences and contextual factors influence the experience and practice of self-care with type 1 diabetes technologies N/A Thesis / Dissertation
Aisling Ann O'Kane Interaction design for sustainability: A perspective from the new practitioners N/A Working/Discussion Paper
Aisling Ann O'Kane, Ann Blandford Patients’ Situated Affective Experience with Mobile Medical Devices N/A Working/Discussion Paper
Aisling Ann O'Kane Towards Vulnerable Automation: Exploring the Connections between Affective Experience and Trust in Technology N/A Thesis / Dissertation