I am a second-year PhD candidate at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, Department of Information Studies. As a part of my PhD project, I am developing a high-fidelity recommender system prototype to look into the transformations of visitor experience and the ways to adapt recommender systems to a physical museum setting. My study draws knowledge from the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Experimental Psychology, Museum Studies and Computer Science.
My main research interests are in the areas of recommender systems, adaptive multimedia guides, HCI, UX/UI, Web and mobile app development for cultural heritage.
In September, 2018, I attended the Mobile Human-Computer Interaction conference in Barcelona where I presented a paper “Towards Evaluating the Impact of Recommender Systems on Visitor Experience in Physical Museums” (Mobile Cultural Heritage workshop).
On December, 14th, 2018, I successfully completed my upgrade from MPhil to PhD status.
Supervisors & Mentors
Loboda, O., Nyhan, J., Mahony, S. and Romano, D. M. (2018). 'Towards Evaluating the Impact of Recommender Systems on Visitor Experience in Physical Museums', in Proceedings of the Mobile Human-Computer Interaction Conference (Mobile Cultural Heritage Workshop). Barcelona, Spain. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327319485_Towards_Evaluating_th...
Kontiza K., Loboda, O., Deladienne, L., Castagnos, S. and Naudet, Y. (2018). 'A Museum App to Trigger Users' Reflection', in Proceedings of the Mobile Human-Computer Interaction Conference (Mobile Cultural Heritage Workshop). Barcelona, Spain.
I am a co-founder of Teen Reading Action Campaign (TRAC) that aims to promote teen reading through multiple digital projects.
I am a member of UCL Human Informatics (UCLHI) research group that investigates the impact of technologies on users.
I was also involved in the CrossCult project to evaluate the performance of mobile application developed for the National Gallery in London.
In June, 2019, I joined King's Digital Lab as a Research Software UX/UI Designer.
Email: olga [dot] loboda [dot] 13 [at] ucl.ac.uk
Personal website: olgaloboda.com
Department of Information Studies
University College London
London WC1E 6BT