Choose your own project in human-computer interaction

Description

** NOTE: This project is at capacity for Sem 1, 2022. I am not accepting any further applications for Sem 1 2022 at this time.

Turn your passion into a human-computer interaction (HCI) research project! 

Human-computer interaction is “the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and […] the study of major phenomena surrounding them” (Hewett et al., 1992).

Your project might involve conducting a literature review, investigating how people use technology in a particular setting, developing and prototyping your own technology design, and evaluating how people use your design. You will learn about and address the ethical dimensions of working with people during your design process.

Please contact me to discuss possible project ideas that might match with your interests. Some questions that may provide inspiration:

  • What things do you like doing? What do you like studying? What are your hobbies and activities outside of university?
  • What technologies excite you? What technologies do you enjoy using?
  • What skills would you like to learn by doing your project? What experiences would you like to have?

Some of my own interests (and possible project topics) include bushfire preparedness and recovery, environmental sustainability, research ethics, language learning, and boardgames.

How to apply

** NOTE: This project is at capacity for Sem 1, 2022. I am not accepting any further applications for Sem 1 2022 at this time.

Requirements

  •  Completion of COMP3900/COMP6390 Human-Computer Interaction is advantageous but not a requirement
  • A genuine interest in your project topic and desire to learn new skills

Background Literature

  • Hewett, T.T., Baecker, R., Card, S., Carey, T., Gasen, J., Mantei, M., Perlman, G., Strong, G. and Verplank, W., 1992. ACM SIGCHI curricula for human-computer interaction. ACM.
  • Sharp, H., Preece, J., and Rogers, Y., 2019. Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction. West Sussex: Wiley.

Keywords

Human-computer interaction, user experience, co-design

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