Researcher and Designer in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Interaction Design, and Participatory Design (PD)


About Me

I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia, where I also direct the Interaction Design & Human Practice lab. With a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from the University of Melbourne, Australia, I have worked at Aarhus University, Denmark, and at the Culture Lab, Newcastle University, UK. Recently, I founded Dialogical, a design consultancy that offers a deeper approach to User-Experience (UX) design.





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I work on all aspects of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Participatory Design (PD) and Interaction Design, including User Experience (UX). What I research, teach and design, reveal my deep fascination with issues arising from people interacting with emergent technologies. I am committed to Human-Centered Design, where the design of digital technologies is informed by deep understandings of people’s practices, situations, values and experiences.





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I am keen to discuss supervision opportunities with talented (local and international) students considering a research higher degree, Masters or PhD in HCI/ Interaction Design. Research areas could range from Experience-Centered Design, the Internet of Things, to interactions with digital music and photos. I am most interested in how people's experiences are changed by these evolving technolgies. Go to the Me page to find my contact details.





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October 2016

Publication in the 2016 Social Robotics Conference at Kansas City, Missouri about using Participatory Design to support senior citizens to design a robot dog to enhance their desires to stay longer and remain healthy at home.


August 2016

Publication in the 2016 Participatory Design Conference about working with senior citizens to understand their values to inform technology design. Check it out in the publications page.


January 2016

3 new publications accepted at the 2015 OzCHI Conference in Melbourne in December. Check them out in the publications page.


June 2015

Paper "Exploring Gameplay Experiences on the Oculus Rift" accepted for CHI Play 2015 accepted with Honourable Mention.

Presentation to UTS Robotics group on Human-Centred Design meets Robotics (see links for slides)


May 2015

Uploaded slides of some public presentations (see links)

News about publications:

- New paper just accepted at ECSCW 2015: Light, A., Leong, T.W., & Robertson, T (2015) Ageing well with CSCW, Proceedings of ECSCW.

- Finalising a paper for CHI Play 2015 about the Oculus Rift.