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MPhil/PhD UCL Interaction Centre

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Information about Research in UCL Interaction Centre Research Department:

Research at the UCL Interaction Centre focuses on the effect of interactive systems on individuals, their working contexts and their broader social context. In particular, we are doing research on immersion in games, recognition of emotional states of users, cognitive models of menu navigation and multi-tasking, how interfaces promote or ameliorate human error and the design of ubiquitous technologies for nudging behavioural change.

For more information about the Research Department, including a list of members of staff and their research interests, please see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/uclic/phd_studentships

Structure

General Information about Studying for an MPhil/PhD in our Division:

Because UCLIC is an interfaculty centre, some of our research students are registered in Computer Science and some through Psychology and Language Sciences. There is more information about the structure of the MPhil/PhD programme for potential Psychology students on the PALS pages and for potential Computer students on the CS pages. There is little difference in structure between these programmes, except in training requirements at different stages of the programmes.

PhD students are an integral part of our research team, each pursuing their individual research project within a vibrant, research-intensive environment. We have regular research seminars and working lunches, as well as impromptu social events. Students have access to facilities including an Interaction Research Lab with tools to facilitate building proto-type technologies, as well as two Usability labs with eye tracking equipment, motion capture equipment and biosensors. There is a wide range of technical assistance available when needed, as well as excellent library and computing facilities in and around UCL. Furthermore, staff in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences and the Computer Science Department have expertise on a wide range of topics, so that students usually have little difficulty in finding someone who can give good advice.

Staff

More information about academic staff in UCLIC and their research interests can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/uclic/people/#academic.

Research Topics

Research Topics within the UCL Interaction Centre
 
Affect, emotion and subjective experience
Nadia Berthouze n.berthouze@ucl.ac.uk
 
Ergonomics, design practice, interface design
Duncan Brumby
d.brumby@ucl.ac.uk
John Dowell
j.dowell@ucl.ac.uk
Paul Marshall
p.marshall@ucl.ac.uk
 
Exploratory and goal-directed search, sensemaking, information interaction
Ann Blandford
a.blandford@ucl.ac.uk
Duncan Brumby d.brumby@ucl.ac.uk
John Dowell j.dowell@ucl.ac.uk
 
Human error and cognitive resilience
Ann Blandford a.blandford@ucl.ac.uk
Anna Cox
anna.cox@ucl.ac.uk
 
Interaction Design and Ubiquitous Computing, Prototyping
Yvonne Rogers
y.rogers@.ucl.ac.uk
Paul Marshall
p.marshall@ucl.ac.uk
Jon Bird
j.bird@ucl.ac.uk
Nadia Berthouze n.berthouze@ucl.ac.uk
 
Situated interactions, interaction with mobile devices, engagement and immersion
Ann Blandford a.blandford@ucl.ac.uk
Duncan Brumby d.brumby@ucl.ac.uk
Anna Cox anna.cox@ucl.ac.uk
Nadia Berthouze n.berthouze@ucl.ac.uk
 
Technology for learning, nudging behaviour
Yvonne Rogers y.rogers@.ucl.ac.uk
John Dowell j.dowell@ucl.ac.uk
 

Careers

UCL Interaction Centre Careers

There are many career opportunities open to PhD graduates from UCLIC. See previous Student destinations for some examples.

Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

There are no specific scholarship opportunities offered by UCLIC as a department, but more information about other scholarship opportunities offered by UCL and other organisations can be found on the PALS page at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/research_programmes/prospective/phd/scholarships and also on the Graduate pages at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/scholarships/graduate/.

Admin contacts

PhD Administrator: Dr Louise Gaynor
l.gaynor@ucl.ac.uk