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SEMINAR 10th July: Marcus Foth - New Design Opportunities of Next Generation Screens for Participation and Engagement

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On Wednesday 10th July, Prof. Marcus Foth, Director for the Urban Informatics Research Lab in the University of Technology in Brisbane, will be giving a talk at 4pm “New Design Opportunities of Next Generation Screens for Participation and Engagement”.

SEMINAR 9th July: Steve Gill - Holistic design: Why so many computer-embedded products in the world aren't designed for people and what might we do to change that?

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Prof. Steve Gill, Director of Research Cardiff School of art and Design, will give a talk at noon “Holistic design: Why so many computer-embedded products in the world aren’t designed for people and what we might do to change that?”

Tuesday 9th July, 12pm in Roberts 110
For more information about this and other seminars, please visit our seminar pages.

Two fully funded PhD studentships in Human-Computer Interaction

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University College London

UCL Interaction Centre

Two fully funded PhD studentships in Human-Computer Interaction

Applications are invited from students to work on the following projects in Human-Computer Interaction at the UCL Interaction Centre [UCLIC] from September 2013.

Project 1: Work-Life Balance and the ‘quantified self’: Using personal informatics tools to regain control over digital habits.
Project 2: Seeing the World Differently.
Project 3: Steering users’ mood through proprioceptive feedback in full-body rehabilitation technology

Further details on each of these projects can be found on our Jobs pages.  Applications can be made for any one of the projects using the application form available at this site.

These studentships are based at the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) and are funded for 48 months from September 2013 by a doctoral training grant from the EPSRC. Eligible UK/EU candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of approximately £15,590 per annum as well as having tuition fees covered. To be automatically eligible for full fees and stipend, candidates must be a UK/EU national who has been ordinarily resident in the UK for the previous 3 years. Other EU candidates are eligible for fees only, but it may be possible to cover the stipend as well. Overseas applicants may similarly be able to receive the stipend, but must pay fees at the International rate, although they can apply for other sources of funding to have some or all of the fees waived.

In all cases, applicants should have a first or upper-second (2:1) class honours degree in HCI, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Computer Science or another related area and have a clear interest in Human-Computer interaction.  Candidates should also have excellent written and oral communication skills and a passion for presenting and representing in innovative, creative and insightful ways.

Applications should include a two page outline of your research proposal setting your research problem in the project area of interest with some background information about the problem as well as methods you would use to tackle it. You can also download the application form from the UCL Jobs pages at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ and search on Reference number 1344227. Enquiries about the application process can be made to Louise Gaynor (L.Gaynor@ucl.ac.uk). You can find out more about research in general at UCLIC on the research projects pages and people pages.

Closing date for applications is Friday 19 July 2013.
Interviews will be held around Tuesday 13 August 2013.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

Congratulations! First UCLIC EngD student passes viva

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Although not based in UCLIC for much of the time (because he has a day-job at NATS), Dave Thompson has been studying for an EngD with us for the past five years. And now he doesn't have to study any more: he just has minor corrections to make to a thesis on behavioural markers in air traffic control.
Congratulations, Dr Thompson!

Watchdog - UCLIC student Sarah Wiseman gives expert opinion

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Sarah Wiseman appeared this week on Watchdog on the BBC talking about number entry errors. See it here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b02zj9yv/Watchdog_Series_31_Episode_8/?t=24m04s

Standing Up for Science: UCLIC PhD Student Sarah Wiseman in EPSRC Magazine

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Our very own Sarah Wiseman is featured in EPSRC Magazine Pioneer about her experiences of delivering her stand-up comedy routine about her PhD research at UCL's Bright Club.

SEMINAR 12th June: Simon Li - Human Error Detection in Medical Devices and Procedures

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Wednesday 13th June 2013 at 4pm in 24 Gordon Square, Room 105

UCLIC will be hosting a guest seminar tomorrow for Simon Li, who is visiting from Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

Human Error Detection in Medical Devices and Procedures

I am currently on a 2-week research visit at UCLIC as part of  a collaborative research project with Ann & Anna. The project is titled  “Human Error Detection in Medical Devices”. In this seminar, I will present what the project is about and one of the main ideas that I have been working on so far – the effect of prescription complexity on error checking behaviour. The idea is still work-in-progress, therefore, this seminar is used to share that idea with you all. I will talk about the experimental hypotheses and how I arrive at them.

Simon Li graduated with a PhD from UCLIC in 2006. He is now an Assistant Professor at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/staff/simonindex.php 

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