Design - HCI-D
Human Computer Interaction Design (HCI-D)
The specific focus and the particular strengths are:
- The arts-based philosophical locus, underpinned by a deep understanding of traditional HCI approaches.
- The key interest in basic and fundamental areas of the human experience of technologies.
- The singular amalgamation of expertise among the members, in an Arts faculty setting.
- The broad applicability of our outcomes to a range of interdisciplinary application areas requiring user experience input.
Our research advances the understanding of arts-based design approaches to the study and practice of human computer interaction, including:
- User-centred design and participation in the design process;
- User experience design for the web (including e-learning) and software;
- User experience evaluation and qualitative methodologies;
- Comparisons of arts-based and engineering-based approaches to HCI;
- Natural user interfaces including gestural and haptic;
- The role of user emotion/motivation in response to system interfaces.
Development of our Qualitative User Experience Survey Tool (QUEST)
This is a “toolkit” of qualitative methodologies applicable to a wide range of research that constitutes a “spine” for the work of the group.
Pick a Pebble: A study to develop an understanding of the Tacit Judgement of Object Quality
When we pick up an object, we immediately begin to make a series of rapid, tacit and internal decisions about its nature and quality. These decisions prove to be remarkably accurate, robust and long-lasting. Our study seeks to understand this evaluative response by surfacing people’s experiences during the initial encounter.
We welcome doctoral student enquiries.