I am a passionate educator who hopes to inspire and grow the next generation of talented and thoughtful Interaction Designers and researchers. Since arriving at UTS at the end of 2012, I have continued to refine different subjects to create a more consistent and coherent learning experience technology-design. I have led the development of an Interaction Design major for IT students and in 2017 successfully designed the curriculum for a new Master of Interaction Design (MIDes) for the Faculty of Engineering and IT (FEIT) at UTS.
Currently, I am the Program Coordinator for Games, Multimedia and HCI, a Coordinator of Higher Degree Research (HDR) students in the School of Software, and a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee of the School of Software, FEIT.
Below are some articles about my successes in teaching Interaction Design at UTS: :
Fostering engagement and learning through the use of authentic assessment [link]
Interview about conducting Authentic Assessments [link]
Interview about being one of the winners of the 2016 UTS Teaching & Learning Citation [link]
Soud Nassir (PhD) - Designing technologies to support older people in Saudi Arabia to age well
Jeannette Durick (PhD) - Co-Designing networked technologies with ageing people to support active ageing
Songjia Chen (PhD) - Designing VR to support experiential learning
Jeanette Bell (PhD) - Collaborative Futures: A Technology Design Approach to Support Living Well with Dementia
Eleanor Derix (PhD) - Together: How Digital Technology Use Shapes Family Experiences in Everyday Life
Tommaso Armstrong (PhD) - Designing technologies to better support the wellbeing of Queer Youths