Diana Nowacka

Diana Nowacka
Research Associate
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Room: B01
UCLIC, University College London
66 - 72 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EA
United Kingdom

My research revolves around exploring how autonomous behaviours in interactive technologies might shape and influence users' interactions and behaviours. I'm interested in how people interact with autonomous technology and want to study how to leverage our social behaviour towards technology in support of human-computer interaction through physical prototyping.

Brief biography

I am in the process of finishing my PhD at Open Lab, Newcastle University, under the supervision of David Kirk. My main interests lie in creating new interfaces and in exploring modern technologies such as interactive surfaces, embedded sensors and actuators. I completed my B.Sc. (Information Technology) at University of Wuppertal in Germany in 2010 and decided to change directions a bit, towards Computing Science and Human-Computer Interaction. I therefore started a Masters in "Applied Computing Science" at University Essen. I finished my Masters during an internship at Open Lab (formerly Culture Lab), Newcastle, where I worked on the detection of active objects on Multi-Touch Tables.

Research Publications

García P García, Enrico Costanza, Jhim Kiel M. Verame, Diana Nowacka, SD Ramchurn Seeing (Movement) is Believing: The Effect of Motion on Perception of Automatic Systems Performance 2018 Human-Computer Interaction, Journal article
Diana Nowacka, Wolf Katrin, Enrico Costanza, Kirk DK David Working with an Autonomous Interface: Exploring the Output Space of an Interactive Desktop Lamp 2018 Conference paper (text)