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Lab Overview: The Digital Interaction Group at Newcastle University

Speakers: Peter Wright
Topic(s): Human Computer Interaction

 


Abstract
Newcastle University’s Digital Interaction Group comprises around 70 researchers, including 7 full-time faculty members, 30 doctoral researchers and 30 postdoctoral researchers, and range of visiting staff.  Many members of the group originate from discipline outside of computer science, including psychology, electronic engineering, sociology, geography, clinical sciences, education, design and fine art. They work in cross-disciplinary teams creating a very rich research environment. Our projects are diverse ranging from ubiquitous computing and machine learning, through digital health and wellbeing, to participatory media and digital civics. Although diverse, a number of important threads hold the projects together including a commitment to addressing social issues through participatory and experience-centred design involving real-world deployments. In this overview I will give a flavour of our research by describing some our current projects while drawing out some of the joys, issues, and challenges of socially engaged interdisciplinary interaction design. 

 


About this Lecture

Number of Slides: 25
Duration: 40 minutes
Languages Available: English
Last Updated: 05-14-2015
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