HCI@UCD host a monthly seminar series featuring some of the leading researchers in the field of HCI.

The seminars take place in the Insight Centre at the O’Brien Centre for Science, UCD. The seminars run from 1pm until 1:50.

2019/20 Schedule

September- Dr. Daniel Rough, University College Dublin

Title: Tailoring Speech Interfaces through Visual Programming: The B-SPOKE Project

October – Dr. Sarah Foley, University College Cork

Title:  The Struggle for Recognition in Advanced Dementia: Implications for Design 

November – Prof. Anna Cox, University College London

Title: Designing Effective Behaviour Change Apps

January – Brendan Spillane, Trinity College Dublin

Title: The Impact of Design and Aesthetics on the Perception of Bias in the News

February – Dr. Rachel McDonnell, Trinity College Dublin

Title: How Real is Too Real When Interacting with Virtual Humans?

March – Dr. Anja Thieme, Microsoft UK

June – Dr. Leigh Clark, Swansea University

2018/19 Schedule

September- Dr. Marguerite Barry, University College Dublin

Title: Irresponsible and Out of Control! Discourses on the Regulation of Technological Design

October- Dr. Martin Halvey, Strathclyde University

Title: Exploring the Impact of Conversational Strategies for Goal-Oriented Search Tasks

November – Dr. Lilian Genaro Motti Ader, University College Dublin

Title: HCI Challenges in Human Movement Analysis: Touchscreen Interaction for Older Adults

January – Dr. Sébastien Le Maguer, Trinity College Dublin

Title: A Journey from Speech Synthesis to Speech Synthesis Evaluation.

February – Prof. Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University

Title: When My Data Actually Becomes My Data

March – Dr. Saskia Kelders, University of Twente

Title: Engagement to eHealth Interventions and the Role of Technology

April – Dr. Sean Rintel, Microsoft UK

Title: Fidelity ≠ Richness: Designing Video Communication

May – Prof Lucy Yardley, University of Bristol

Title: The Person-Based Approach to Developing and Optimising Digital Interventions

June – Dr. Eimear Morrissey, NUI Galway

Title: eHealth – What does psychology have to do with it?

2017/18 Schedule

September ’17- Prof. Andrew Howes, Birmingham University

Title: How people make decisions through interaction with visualisations

October ’17- Dr. Katarzyna Stawarz, University of Bristol

Title: Designing for obsolescence: How to support the formation of healthy habits with technology

November ’17- Irish HCI 2017- Dr. Duncan Brumby (UCLIC), Dr. Julie Doyle (Dundalk IT) and  Prof. Chris Priest (University of Bristol)

December ’17- HCI Mapping Meeting

January ’18- Dr. Stuart Reeves, University of Nottingham

Title: Voice interfaces in everyday life

February ’18- Dr. Chris Janssen, Utrecht University

Title: Automated Vehicles- Why should we care about the human?

March ’18- Dr. Leigh Clark, University College Dublin

Title: Do we know how computers should talk to us? Exploring the concept of appropriate machine like communication through linguistic politeness

April ’18- CHI

May’ 18- Dr. Julie Williamson, University of Glasgow

Title: TBC

June’ 18- Dr. Rowanne Fleck, University of Birmingham

Title: TBC

Schedule 2016/17

April’ 16- Kevin Doherty, Trinity College Dublin

May’16- D.r Nadia Pantidi, University College Cork

Title: Reconsidering sustainability and engagement for digitally connected communities

October’ 16- Dr. Brendan Rooney, University College Dublin

Title: Attention and emotion in reading the minds of fictional characters, avatars and “real” people

November ’16- Dr. Sandy Gould, Birmingham University

Title: Input engineering: redesigning input and building better interfaces

December ’16- Dr. Jens Edlund, KTH Stockholm

Title: Humans (and machines) in face-to-face interaction

January ’17- Dr. Paula Silva, Maynooth University

Title: Beyond Ageism: Designing Inclusive, Fun, and Humane User Interfaces
for Older People

February ’17- Prof. Luigina Ciolfi, Sheffield Hallam University

Title: The Collaborative Design of Tangible Interactions in Museums

March ’17: Dr. Conor Linehan, University College Cork

Title: The Challenge of Scholarship in Inter-Disciplinary Research

April ’17: Emilie Giles, Open University

Title: Stories, Crafting and Electronics: Using E-textiles to Create Personal Interactive Experiences with Blind and Visually Impaired Users

May ’17: Dr. Gavin Doherty, Trinity College Dublin

Title: Engaging Users at Scale – Issues and Opportunities in e-Health