Nora Ptakauskaite

Nora Ptakauskaite
PhD Student
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UCLIC, University College London
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United Kingdom

My PhD research focuses on identifying the most efficient ways of summarising, visualising and communicating personal data back to the users of self-tracking tools in a way that facilitates behaviour change. I am also interested in investigating and addressing challenges related to collecting and processing user and sensor generated data on health and wellbeing.

Brief biography

I completed my MSc in cognitive science at the University of Edinburgh, where I focused on HCI and adaptive educational technology. My undergraduate degree was in psychology, also from Edinburgh, where I focused on developmental science, mental health, and cognitive psychology. My research included developing serious videogames (games intended for learning purposes) that explored children's ability to switch between rules and executive functions in general, as well as designing and evaluating a healthy eating videogame for children.

Research Publications

Nora Ptakauskaite, Anna Cox, Nadia Berthouze Knowing What You’re Doing or Knowing What to Do: How Stress Management Apps Support Reflection and Behaviour Change 2018 Conference paper (text)
Nora Ptakauskaite, Anna Cox, M Musolesi, A Mehrotra, J Cheshire, C Garattini Personal Informatics Tools Benefit from Combining Automatic and Manual Data Capture in the Long-Term 2018 Conference paper (text)