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SEMINAR 1st October - Duncan Brumby: Improving the everyday interactions with your phone, and maybe medical devices too

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3pm Wednesday the 1st of October

Bentham House B10 Seminar Room 1

Welcome to new PhD students!

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We have a number of new PhD students joining UCLIC this Autumn - these are Joe Newbold, Nikki Newhouse, Melanie Herrmann, Judith Borghouts, Mahria Khatana and Jake Rigby. We hope you will enjoy your years at UCLIC!

Research Associate position on ECLIPSE project

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We are recruiting a post-doctoral research associate to work on the ECLIPSE project, making observations on the use of infusion pumps in hospitals. Please see the advert and further information on the job description and person specification. To apply, please go to:

SEMINAR 9th July - Madhu Reddy: The Challenges of Designing Health Information Technology: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

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Wednesday July 9th 3pm, Malet Place Engineering Building 1.20

Madhu Reddy from Penn State University

ICRI and UCLIC at Tour de France with Vox Box!

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VoxBox

On Monday 7 July, researchers from ICRI and UCLIC will have the VoxBox tangible questionnaire at le Tour de France fan park at Green Park.

"Fieldwork for Healthcare" Book Launch Competition: 5 copies of Volume 1 to give away!

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Fieldwork for Healthcare Book Picture


We’re developing a network of people that are interested in Fieldwork for Healthcare from a human factors, HCI, informatics, ethnographic, user experience, ergonomic, design and usability related perspectives. We have run two CHI workshops, published a book, have another book forthcoming, and there is talk of a journal special issue and another workshop in the pipeline. We want to broaden our network and reach out to more researchers and practitioners who want to hear about and get involved in future activities. To help us achieve this, Morgan & Claypool Publishers have given us five copies of the new book to give away, all you have to do to enter the competition is to join our email list to receive future announcements. Visit the website to find out more.

Congratulations! Recent UCLIC PhD finishers

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Congratulations to UCLIC PhD students Rose Johnson and Bernadino Parades who have both recently passed their PhD viva's with minor corrections!

SEMINAR 13th Nov: Caroline Jay - Attention approximation: From the Web to Multi-Screen Television

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Wednesday 2nd July 2014 at 4pm, Engineering Front 103 & 104 Executive Suite

Caroline Jay from from the University of Manchester

PhD studentship closing date extended

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We are extending the deadline of the funded PhD studentship on how Multimodal feedback can help in Chronic Pain Rehabilitation - please see the advert. To apply, please send the completed application form to Louise Gaynor by 24 June 2014 - interviews will be around the end of June or soon after.

SEMINAR 4th June: Jon Whittle & Gillian Symon - Multi-Sensory Experiences: Exploring Work-Life Balance in a Digital World

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Wednesday 4th June 2014 at 3pm, Chadwick B05 LT

Jon Whittle from Lancaster University and Gillian Symon from Royal Holloway University of London.

SEMINAR 29th May: Marianna Obrist - Multi-Sensory Experiences: How we experience the world and how we design technology

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Wednesday 29th May 2014 at 3pm, Medawar G01 Lankester LT

Marianna Obrist from the University of Sussex

SEMINAR 21st May: Alexandra Lang - Designing technologies for teenage health lifestyles

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Wednesday 21st May 2014 at 3pm, Malet Place Eng 1.03

Alexandra Lang from the University of Nottingham

UCLIC Newsletter 2014

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Current PhD opportunitites at UCLIC

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We are recruiting to a iHealth PhD studentship at the moment. Please see the advert and information on how to apply at PRISM - see further details. The closing date is 6 June 2014.

SEMINAR 14th May: Tony Stockman: Cross-modal collaborative interaction between visually-impaired and sighted users in the workplace 

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Wednesday 14th May 2014 at 3pm, Medawar G01 Lankester LT


Special Joint IOE London Knowledge Lab/UCL Computer Science Seminar

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Who:
Dr Paul Denny, Computer Science Dept., University of Auckland, New Zealand

Title:
Learning Through Exam Creation: The Effects of Generation, Testing and Self-explanation Using PeerWise

When:
Monday June 16th, 12.30 - 2.00 p.m

Location and directions:
Malet Place 1.03LT
Malet Place Engineering Building.
Please enter via the Roberts Building,
On the corner of Torrington Place and Malet Place, WC1E 7JE.
Map is here http://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps?locationID=16

Abstract
Most instructors are familiar with how challenging it is to create good multiple-choice questions with plausible alternative answers.  But what happens when students generate their own questions, targeting the material they are learning, and contribute them to a shared repository where they can be answered, rated and discussed by their peers?  It turns out there are many interesting answers to this question.

This talk will present the pedagogical motivations for having students build and moderate their own repository of questions using the PeerWise web-based tool. The repository serves not only as a drill-and-test library that students can use for practice, but also as a creative medium for engaging students in critical reflection and deep learning. A brief overview of PeerWise will be given, illustrated with examples of genuine student contributions and case studies of its use in practice. A summary of current research will be presented, and the talk will conclude with a look to the future.

Biography
Paul Denny is an instructor in the department of Computer Science at the University of Auckland.  His interests include developing and evaluating technologies for supporting collaborative learning, particularly involving student-authored resources. He created PeerWise to help students author, share and discuss course-related assessment questions. In 2009 PeerWise won the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Award for innovation in curricula, learning and teaching.

PeerWise is now used at 1000 universities and schools around the world, hosting more than a million questions with associated explanations and discussions, and tens of millions of student answers. Paul is a recipient of the National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (2009) and the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia Teaching Award (2010).  His recent publications have examined the effectiveness of virtual achievements for motivating students in online environments and investigated the effectiveness of various styles of error reporting on the performance of novice programming students.

SEMINAR 9th April: Nick Taylor - Towards Sustainable Community Innovation

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Wednesday 9th April 2014 at 3pm in Gordon Sq 16-18, Room 101

Nick Taylor,  University of Dundee

SEMINAR 2nd April: Chris Priest and Elaine Massung: Motivating Crowdsourcing for Community Campaigns

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Wednesday 2nd April 2014 at 3pm in Gordon Sq 16-18, Room 101

Chris Preist and Elaine Massung from the University of Bristol

UCL SLMS Grand Challenges studentship

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UCL SLMS Grand Challenges studentship: ‘Improving women’s choice and uptake of effective contraceptive methods through development of interactive digital interventions’. See http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slms/aco/bat/gc/ (project 18) for details, and also for instructions on how to apply. Closing date: 2nd April.

SEMINAR 19th March: Andrew Kun - In-vehicle user interfaces: deployment, and driving simulator studies at UNH

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Wednesday 19th March 2014 at 3pm in Gordon Sq 16-18, Room 101

Andrew Kun from the University of New Hampshire, USA.

SEMINAR 12th March: Miguel Nacenta - Playing with representation, presentation, and perception: three ways to subvert current visualization techniques

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Wednesday 12th March 2014 at 3pm in Gordon Sq 16-18, Room 101

Miguel Nacenta from the University of St. Andrews

Funded PhD Studentship on Smart Meters

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Funded Studentship - We are currently recruiting a PhD student to work on 'Investigating Smart Meters in the Home'. Please see the advert for more information and send your completed application form to Louise Gaynor. The closing date is 28th March 2014 and interviews will be on Mon 7th April 2014.

HCI-E MSc Project Wins Prize

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Congratulations to UCLIC PhD student Katarzyna Stawarz who has just heard she has won the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors Ulf Aberg Award for her master's project, also completed at UCL under the supervision of Rachel Benedyk, on "An ergonomic evaluation of the potential impact of touch-screen tablets on office workers".

SEMINAR 5th March: Andreas Lieberoth: In search of quantum heroes - design challenges and early findings from the citizen cybescience physics game Quantum Moves

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Wednesday 5th March 2014 at 3pm in Gordon Sq 16-18, Room 101

Andreas Lieberoth from Aarhus University, Denmark.

SEMINAR 26th Feb: Clara Manicini - Animal-Computer Interaction: Designing for Multispecies Ecologies

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Dr Clara Mancini - Open University

Wednesday 26th February, 3pm

Gordon Sq 16-18 Room 101

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