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
Brownyn Cumbo (PhD) joint supervision with Dr Brent Jacobs - Supporting an engaging connection between young people and the natural environment in urban areas through the use of location-based mobile games
Lara Atachian (Master) - Designing technologies to better support communications between couples who live together
Dana Achrafi (Master) - Developing more effective programs to teach young children to code
Vincent Feng (Master) - Designing technologies to support skilled volunteering
Tommaso Armstrong (Master) - Designing technologies to better support the wellbeing of Queer individuals