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Aisling Ann O'Kane

Aisling Ann O'Kane B.A.Sc M.Sc. P.Eng.

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Human-Computer Interaction

Projects: mobilemedicaldeviceresearch.wordpress.com/

Email: a.okane@cs.ucl.ac.uk

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/aisling-ann-o-kane/30/721/b01

Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=iclMxTUAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Twitter: @aislingannokane


Location: Room 3.06

University College London
66-72 Gower Street
London
WC1E 6EA, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)20 31087153

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Overview

I am an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a human factors engineer interested in the impact of user experience on the adoption, use, and misuse of personal medical, health and wellbeing technologies, a space between human factors engineering and human-computer interaction. 

My PhD focused on the situated use of Type 1 Diabetes technologies by adults using 'in the wild' exploratory methods, and how everyday life influences use and adoption of these devices. My fellowship is building on the finding that individual differences greatly influence people's choices to adopt and use these devices through examining the DIY diabetes open-source maker movement which is already designing, manufacturing, disseminating, and customising bespoke healthcare technology. I am examining how these designs can be safely disseminated past the early adopters to benefit a larger group of adults that want personalised health technologies.

Information on related projects can be found here: mobilemedicaldeviceresearch.wordpress.com/

Background

I am from Toronto, Canada where I gained a degree in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Psychology from the University of Toronto and completed my undergraduate thesis on driver distraction with Prof. Mark Chignell. After graduating, I worked for almost three years as a human factors engineering associate consultant in the nuclear domain. I moved to Sweden for my Master’s in Interactive Systems Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and conducted my thesis research at the Mobile Life Centre in Stockholm and also at the Interactive Intelligence Centre at TU Delft in the Netherlands on user trust in technology, supervised by Prof. Kristina Höök and Dr. Alina Huldtgren. Before starting at UCLIC, I completed an internship at Microsoft Research in Cambridge supervised by Dr. Helena Mentis focusing on diabetes patients and diabetes specialists' information needs and sharing practices. I am defending my Computer Science PhD disseration on the situated use of Type 1 Diabetes technologies in January 2016, with Prof. Ann Blandford and Prof. Yvonne Rogers as my supervisors and Prof. Peter Wright and Prof. Nadia Berthouze as my examiners.

Archived Conference Papers, Peer Reviewed

[C.4] A.A. O’Kane, Y. Rogers, and A. Blandford. “Concealing or Revealing Mobile Medical Devices? Designing for Onstage and Offstage Presentation" in Proceedings of CHI 2015, 2015, pp.1689-1698. [Full Paper; 23% acceptance; Google Scholar’s #1 HCI venue].

[C.3] M. Patel, and A.A. O'Kane. “Contextual Influences on the Use and Non-Use of Digital Technology While Exercising at the Gym” in Proceedings of CHI 2015, 2015, pp.2923-2932. [Full Paper; 23% acceptance].

[C.2] A.A. O'Kane, Y. Rogers, and A. Blandford. “Gaining Empathy for Non-Routine Mobile Device Use Through Autoethnography” in Proceedings of CHI 2014, 2014, pp. 987-990 [Note; 23% acceptance].

[C.1] A.A. O'Kane, H. Mentis, and E. Thereska. “Non-Static Nature of Patient Consent Over Time: Diabetic Patients' Changing Privacy Perspectives” in Proceedings of CSCW 2013, 2013, pp.553-562, [Full Paper; 35.6% acceptance; Google Scholar’s #4 HCI venue].

Journal Articles, Peer Reviewed

[J.4] D. Katz, N. Dalton, B. Price, and A.A. O'Kane. “UIs and the Future of the Internet of Personal Health” IEEE Computer Special Issue on Future UIs, submitted.

[J.3] A.A. O’Kane, S.Y. Park, H. Mentis, A. Blandford, Y. Chen. “Turning to peers: integrating understanding of the self, the condition, and others' experiences in making sense of complex chronic conditions” Journal of CSCW, under review. 

[J.2] C. Vincent, G. Niezen, A.A. O’Kane, and K. Stawarz. “Can standards and regulations keep up with health technology?” Journal of Medical Informatics Research (JMIR) mHealth and uHealth, vol. 3, no. 2, e64, June 2015.

[J.1] A. Blandford, E. Berndt, K. Catchpole, D. Furniss, A. Mayer, H. Mentis, A.A. O’Kane, T. Owen, A. Rajkomar, and R. Randell. “Strategies for conducting situated studies of technology use in hospitals” Journal of Cognition, Technology & Work, pp.1-14, Dec. 2014. [Impact factor 2013: 1.000].

Books, as Editor

[b.2] D. Furniss, R. Randell, A.A. O’Kane, S. Taneva, H. Mentis, and A. Blandford. (eds.) Fieldwork for Healthcare: Guidance for Investigating Human Factors in Computing Systems. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2014.

[b.1] D. Furniss, A.A. O’Kane, R. Randell, S. Taneva, H. Mentis, and A. Blandford. (eds). Fieldwork for Healthcare: Case Studies Investigating Human Factors in Computing Systems. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2014.

Book Chapters, Edited

[B.2] S. Taneva, A.A. O’Kane, R. Ratwani, B. Hilligoss, A. Rajkomar, A. Thieme, and K. Groth. “Establishing and Maintaining Relationships in Healthcare Fieldwork,” in Fieldwork for Healthcare: Guidance for Investigating Human Factors in Computing Systems, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2014.

[B.1] D. Furniss, R. Randell, S. Taneva, H. Mentis, D. Wolstenholme, A. Dearden, A.A. O’Kane, and A. Blandford. “Ethics, Governance and Patient & Public Involvement in Healthcare,” in Fieldwork for Healthcare: Guidance for Investigating Human Factors in Computing Systems, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2014.

Workshops Organised, Juried

[w.3] A.A. O'Kane, A. Hurst, G. Niezen, N. Marquardt, and G. Abowd. "Advances in DIY Health and Wellbeing," submitted to Proceedings of CHI 2016: Extended Abstracts.

[w.2] K. Sellen, D. Furniss, Y. Chen, S. Taneva, A.A. O’Kane, and A. Blandford. “HCI research in healthcare: using theory from evidence to practice,” in Proceedings of CHI 2014: Extended Abstracts, 2014, pp.85-89.

[w.1] D. Furniss, A.A. O’Kane, R. Randell, S. Taneva, H. Mentis, and A. Blandford. “HCI fieldwork in healthcare - Creating a graduate handbook,” in Proceedings of CHI 2013: Extended Abstracts, 2013, pp.3203-3206.

Conference Abstracts and Posters, Juried

[P.9] E. Temir, A.A. O’Kane, P. Marshall, and A. Blandford. “Running: A Flexible Situated Study,” submitted to Proceedings of CHI 2016: Extended Abstracts

[P.8] A.A. O’Kane. “Empowering Adults to Create Bespoke T1 Diabetes Self-Care Technology Through Community-Based Knowledge Transfer and DIY Maker Culture,” poster to be presented at 2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing (CBC2016), London, UK, February 24-25, 2016 and to appear in the Journal of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (abstract only).

[P.7] A.A. O’Kane. “Individual Differences and Contextual Factors Influence the Experience and Practice of Self-Management with Type 1 Diabetes Technologies,” E-poster to be presented at Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2016), Milan, Italy, February 3-6, 2016 and to appear in the Frontiers in Digital Health (abstract only).

[P.6] A.A. O’Kane. “Situated User Experience with Take-Home Technology Influences Adherence to Self-Management Plans for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes,” e-poster presented at Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2015), Paris, France, February 18-21, 2015 and in the Journal of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 2015, vol. 17, pp. A128-A129 (abstract only).

[P.5] A.A. O’Kane and A. Blandford. “Beyond Medical Usability Engineering: Exploring the Influence of Affective Experience on the Use of Type 1 Diabetes Technologies” poster presented at Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2014), Vienna, Austria, February 5-8, 2014 and in the Journal of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics vol. 16, pp. A150 (in title only).

[P.4] A.A. O’Kane. “Beyond Medical Usability Engineering: Type 1 Diabetes Technologies and User Experience in The Wild” poster presented at the Workshop for Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH 2013) co-located with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium, Washington D.C., USA, November 17, 2013.

[P.3] A.A. O’Kane and H.M. Mentis. “Sharing Medical Data vs. Health Knowledge in Chronic Illness Care,” in Proceedings of CHI 2012: Extended Abstracts, pp. 2417-2422, 2012.

[P.2] A.A. O’Kane. “Trusting Experience Oriented Design” in Proceedings of CHI 2011: Extended Abstracts, pp. 923-928, 2011. [Student Research Competition Nominee]

[P.1] A.A. O’Kane. “Interaction design for sustainability: Perspective from the new practitioners,” in Proceedings of Making visible the invisible: Data visualisation in Art, Design and Science Collaboration Conference, pp. 35-41, 2011.

Position Papers, Juried

[W.6] A.A. O’Kane, and A. Blandford. “Reflecting on Empathy during Mobile Medical Device Research,” in Proceedings of Workshop Enabling Empathy in Health & Care: Design Methods & Challenges in conjunction with CHI 2014, 2014.

[W.5] A.A. O’Kane. “Using A Third-Wave HCI Approach for Researching Mobile Medical Devices,” in Proceedings of Workshop HCI Research in Healthcare: Using Theory from Evidence to Practice in conjunction with CHI 2014, 2014.

[W.4] A.A. O’Kane and A. Blandford. “Patients’ Situated Affective Experience with Mobile Medical Devices,” in Proceedings of Workshop on MediCHI Safer Interaction in Medical Devices in conjunction with CHI 2013, 2013.

[W.3] A.A. O’Kane and A. Blandford. “Recruiting Diabetes Patients: a Success and a Failure” in Proceedings of Workshop on HCI Fieldwork in Healthcare: Creating a Graduate Handbook in conjunction with CHI 2013, 2013.

[W.2] A.A. O’Kane and H.M. Mentis. “Sharing Health Information in the Care of Diabetes” in Proceedings of Workshop on Bridging Clinical and Non-Clinical Health Practices: Opportunities and Challenges in conjunction with CHI 2012, 2012.

[W.1] A.A. O’Kane, C. Detweiler, and A. Pommeranz. “Designing and Evaluating for Trust: A Perspective from the New Practitioners,” in Proceedings of Workshop on Values in Design: Building Bridges between RE, HCI & Ethics in conjunction INTERACT 2011, 2011.

Doctoral Consortia, Juried

[D.2] A.A. O’Kane. “T1 Diabetes Patients’ Experience and Use of Mobile Medical Technologies,” presented at American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium Doctoral Consortium, 2013.

[D.1] A.A. O’Kane. “Patients’ situated affective experience with mobile medical devices: Exploring the influence of context on the adoption and use of mobile medical devices used by patients,” presented at CHI+MED and the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors Doctoral Consortium, 2013.

Popular Press, Edited

[p.2] P. Curzon, J. Brodie, D. Furniss, P. McOwan and A.A. O’Kane. “Inspiring future ergonomists by mixing microwaves, magic and medicine,” in The Ergonomist, no. 527, pp. 12-13, May 2014. [Front page feature]

[p.1] A.A. O’Kane, C. Detweiler and A. Pommeranz. “Trusting Inaccurate Systems: Both Technological and Human,” in UXPA User Experience Magazine, vol. 11, iss. 4, pp. 4-5, November 2012. [Front page feature]

Invited Talks

[I.9] “Adoption and Use of Mobile Health and Wellbeing Technologies In the Wild,” invited talk at the Culture Lab, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK, February 19, 2016.

[I.8] “Adoption and Use of Mobile Health and Wellbeing Technologies In the Wild,” invited talk at the Design School. OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, January 6, 2016.

[I.7] “Adoption and Use of Mobile Health and Wellbeing Technologies In the Wild,” invited talk at the Information Systems Department, University of Maryland - Baltimore Campus, Baltimore, USA, December 7, 2015.

[I.6] “Adoption and Use of Mobile Health and Wellbeing Technologies In the Wild,” invited talk at Dexcom, San Diego, USA, November 17, 2015.

[I.5] “Adoption and Use of Mobile Health and Wellbeing Technologies In the Wild,” invited talk at UbiComp and Contextual Computing Group, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, October 28, 2015.

[I.4] “Concealing or Revealing Mobile Medical Devices? Designing for Onstage and Offstage Presentation,” invited talk at the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change Conference 2015: ‘Harnessing Digital Technology for Health Behaviour Change’, London, UK, February 23, 2015.

[I.3] “How People Really Use Diabetes Technology,” invited talk at Roche Pharmaceuticals, Mannheim, Germany, August 11, 2014.

[I.2] “Exploring the design and evaluation of medical devices used by laypeople” invited talk at the Informa Life Sciences 7th Annual Conference on Labelling Compliance for Medical Devices and IVDs, London, UK, October 10, 2013.

[I.1] “Links between Trust and Affective Experience,” invited talk at the Interactive Media Lab Weekly Seminar - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, May 27, 2011.

Invited Presentations, Workshops and Symposia

[i.13] “Empowering Adults to Create Bespoke T1 Diabetes Self-Care Technology through Community-Based Knowledge Transfer and DIY Maker Culture,” invited talk at We #MakeHealth Fest, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, October 25, 2015.

[i.12] “Empathy, Trust and Digital Technologies Postgraduate Workshop,” invited workshop participation from EMoTICON Network, Hinsley House, Leeds, UK, September 9, 2015.

[i.11] “What works in digital health technologies - bridging the disciplinary divide,” invited workshop participation, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, July 24-23, 2015.

[i.10] “Hiding a Glucose Meter vs. Showing off an Insulin Pump: The Personal and Social Lives of Mobile Medical Devices,” invited talk at the UCL Evaluation Methods in eHealth - eHealth Unit Technology Knowledge Sharing Seminar, London, UK, September 16, 2014.

[i.9] “Patients’ Situated Affective Experience with Mobile Medical Devices: Exploring the Influence of Context on the Adoption and Use of Mobile Medical Devices used by Patients,” invited talk at the UCL-French Embassy Engineering for Well-Being Workshop on Health Informatics - University College London, London, UK, July 3, 2013.

[i.8] “Diabetes, Technology, and the Internet,” invited talk at the Enfield Diabetes Support Group Meeting, London, UK, April 9, 2013.

[i.7] “Diabetes, Technology, and the Internet,” invited talk at the Fulham Diabetes Support Group Meeting, London, UK, February 11, 2013.

[i.6] “Understanding Patient Experience: The Importance (and Difficulty) of Studying Patient Situated Affective Experience with Mobile Medical Devices,” invited talk at the CHI+MED Project Meeting – Swansea University, Swansea, UK, January 28, 2013.

[i.5] “Towards Patient Centric Technology: Evaluating Mobile Medical Devices Used by Patients,” invited talk at the Psychology and Language Sciences Post-Graduate Peer Group Meeting - University College London, London, UK, November 15, 2012.

[i.4] “Understanding ‘Normal’ Practice Through Situated Research,” invited talk at CHI+MED Annual Meeting, Cambridge, UK, November 23, 2012

[i.3] “Towards Patient Centric Technology: Evaluating Mobile Medical Devices Used by Patients,” invited talk at the EPSRC Program Meeting - University College London, London, UK, October 22, 2012.

[i.2] “Autoethnographic Empathy: A Method for Understanding the Context of Use of Mobile Medical Devices,” invited talk at the UCL Interaction Centre Weekly Seminar - University College London, London, UK, October 10, 2012.

[i.1] “Patient Use of Mobile Medical Technologies,” invited talk at the CHI+MED Project Meeting - University College London, London, UK, May 18, 2012.

Research Interests

Human-computer interaction (HCI), human factors engineering (HFE), user experience (UX), usability, health and wellness technology, mobile health (mHealth), situated methods, ethnography, experience oriented design, and interaction design.

Education

PhD Computer Science, UCL Interaction Centre, Exp. Grad. Jan. 2016

University College London - London, UK

- Dissertation: “Individual Differences and Contextual Factors Influence the Experience and Practice of Self-Care with Type 1 Diabetes Technologies”

- Exploratory qualitative studies of healthcare technology use and non-use “in the wild” 

- Supervised by Prof Ann Blandford and Prof Yvonne Rogers at the UCL Interaction Centre 

- Funded by the EPSRC CHI+MED project and UCL Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Prize

MSc Interactive Systems Engineering, Grad. 2011 

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm, Sweden

- Thesis: “Towards Vulnerable Automation: Exploring the Connections between Affective Experience and Trust in Technology” 

- Supervised by Prof Kristina Höök at KTH and Dr Alina Huldtgren at TU Delft

BASc Industrial Engineering with Minor in Psychology, Grad. 2007 

University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada 

- Thesis: “Driving By Distraction: Effects of Roadside Advertising on Young Male Drivers” 

- Supervised by Prof Mark Chignell at Interactive Media Lab

- Professional Experience Year taken between third and fourth years at Unilever, Canada

Research Experience 


EPSRC Doctoral Prize Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oct. 2015 – Oct. 2017

University College London - London, UK 

- Awarded two years of funding for a personal fellowship to continue research at UCL, but expanding from my dissertation work to look at the DIY diabetes community more broadly

- Steering committee includes clinical, industry, and charitable partners

Ubiquitous Computing Research Group Visiting Researcher, Oct. 2015 – Dec. 2015

Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, USA 

- Visited Prof Gregory Abowd as part of the EU-funded Pervasive Healthcare UBI-HEALTH Consortium to conduct interviews and network with US based DIY hackers and makers

- Workshop proposal currently in submission [W.3]

Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction Visiting Researcher, Mar. 2013

University of California - Irvine - Irvine, USA 

- Visited Prof Gillian Hayes as part of the EU-funded Pervasive Healthcare UBI-HEALTH Consortium to conduct contextual interviews in and around Los Angeles with people with Type 1 diabetes

- Journal article currently in submission to JCSCW [J.3]

Socio-Digital Systems Research Intern, Sept. 2011 – Dec. 2011

Microsoft Research - Cambridge, UK 

- Internship with the Computer-Mediated Living Group focusing on diabetes information sharing within a care network, supervised by Dr Helena Mentis and Dr Eno Thereska

- Published at CSCW [C.1] and [P.3], [W.2]

Interactive Intelligence Group MSc Researcher, Jan. 2011 – Jun. 2011

Delft Technical University - Delft, Netherlands


- Master thesis research on user trust in technologies, supervised by Dr Alina Huldtgren

- Published [W.1] and [p.1], and received top grade (A) on the thesis

Mobile Life Centre MSc Researcher, Aug. 2010 – Dec. 2010

Swedish Institute of Computer Science - Stockholm, Sweden


- Assisted a research project with focus on experience oriented design and ‘supple’ interaction, supervised by Prof Kristina Höök, Dr Helena Mentis and Dr Jarmo Laaksolahti

- Published [P.2] as part of the CHI Student Research Competition

Industry Experience 


Human Factors Engineering Associate Analyst, May 2007 – Aug. 2010

AMEC NSS - Toronto, Canada 

- Associate analyst in a human factors consulting team, participating in design, analysis, user testing, project management, and client relations for safety critical nuclear projects 

Manufacturing Engineering Intern, May 2005 – May 2006 

Unilever Canada Rexdale - Toronto, Canada 

- Completed project work in a manufacturing environment, including data analysis, planning, proposals, project team building, presentations, budgeting, and project implementation

Teaching and Supervision Experience

Student Project Supervision

University College London - London, UK

- Supervisor of MSc HCI student Misha Patel with Samsung Research UK: "In Situ of Contextual Factors Influencing Use and Non-Use of Technology in the Gym," 2014. Received a Distinction and was published as a full paper at CHI 2015 [C.3].

- Co-Supervisor of MSc HCI student Fariat Odion-Esene with start-up Diabeto: "Exploring the Expectation and Hopes of Individuals with Type One Diabetes for New and Current Technology," 2014. Received a Merit and data will be used for a submission to CHI 2016. 

- Supervisor of MSc student Elizaveta Temir - "User experience of mobile physical activity applications: contextual, motivational and experiential factors," 2013. Received a Distinction and has been submitted as a note to CHI 2016 [C.5].

Teaching Assistance

University College London - London, UK

- Object-Oriented Programming COMP100P - Mentored BSc Computer Science students on the negotiating user requirements of company sponsored phone application projects (2016)

- Design COMPGC02 - Mentored and marked MSc Computer Science students on the HCI components of company sponsored mobile phone application projects (2013, 2014)

- Ergonomics for Design PSYCGI13 - Assisted two MSc Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics student labs on physical ergonomics and user research (2013, 2014)

- Induction week Java Programming - Teaching assistant for MSc Financial Computing intensive lab sessions (2013)

- Object-Oriented Programming COMP1008 - Mentored BSc Computer Science students on the HCI components of company sponsored mobile phone application projects (2013)

- Systems Engineering COMP2013/2014 - Mentored and marked BSc Computer Science students on the HCI components of company sponsored projects (2013, 2014)

- Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction COMP2009 - Mentored BSc Computer Science students on the HCI components of website design projects (2013)

Lecturing

University College London - London, UK

- “Studying Health Technology ‘In the Wild’”, invited lecture for Research Methods in Healthcare module on MSc Health Informatics, University College London, Jan. 27, 2016.

- “Studying Health Technology ‘In the Wild’”, invited lecture for Research Methods in Healthcare module on MSc Health Informatics, University College London, April 15, 2015.

- “Inclusive Design” invited lecture for Ergonomics for Design module, on MSc Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics, University College London, November 18, 2014

- “Self-Studies in HCI: The Opportunities and Challenges of Using the Researcher as the Participant,” invited lecture for Interaction Design module, for MSc, MSci and BSc students on various courses, University College London, March 19, 2014

- “Usability and User Testing” invited lecture for Systems Engineering module, on BSc Computer Science course, University College London, March 13, 2014

- "Self-Studies for Mobile HCI: The Opportunities and Challenges of Using the Researcher as the Participant,” invited lecture for Design Practice module on MSc Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics course, University College London, September 30, 2013

- “Self-Studies in HCI: The Opportunities and Challenges of Using the Researcher as the Participant,” invited lecture for Interaction Design module, for MSc, MSci and BSc students on various courses, University College London, February 18, 2013

Teaching Training

University College London - London, UK

- Arena One Introductory Gateway Workshop for Teaching, October 9, 2014

- Introduction to Computer Science Teaching Assistance, September 24, 2014

- CALT Beams Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education, October 30, 2013

Research Funding

EMoTICON Network Bid,  Jan. 2016 – Apr. 2016

Competitive Research Grant – Loughborough, UK

- Competitive study grant with researchers from University of Cork, University of Northumbria, University of Lancaster, University of Lincoln, worth £3000

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Oct. 2015 – Oct. 2017

Personal Fellowship – London, UK

- Competitive two years funding for former EPSRC UCL PhD students, worth £220,000

Awards and Travel Grants

UBI-HEALTH Pervasive Health Research Exchange Funding, Mar. 2013 

Travel Award – Atlanta, USA

- Internal EU funding to visit Georgia Tech for two months, worth €4400 

EPSRC ICT Pioneers Award, June 4, 2015

Nominee – London, UK

- Selected based on PhD contribution to future ICT technologies

UCL Graduate School Student Conference Award, May 2014

Travel Award – Toronto, Canada

- Funding to attend CHI 2014 in Toronto, Canada and present a paper, worth £771

American Medical Informatics Association Doctoral Consortium Funding, Nov. 2013

Travel Award – Washington, USA

- Funding to attend AMIA and present during the Doctoral Consortium, worth $800 USD

UBI-HEALTH Pervasive Health Research Exchange Funding, Mar. 2013 

Travel Award – Irvine, USA

- Internal EU funding to visit University of California, Irvine for one month, worth €2200 

ACM CHI Microsoft Student Research Competition Funding , May. 2011 

Travel Award – Vancouver, Canada

- Nominee for the CHI student research competition, worth $500 USD

Scholarships

UCL Advances Enterprise Scholarship, May 2015 – Aug. 2015

Scholarship – London, UK

- Three-month extension of my PhD to commercialise my findings, worth £4000 

UCL Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Scholarship, Jan. 2012 – Oct. 2015

Scholarship – London, UK

- Scholarship to cover international PhD student fees, worth approx. £73,000

EPSRC CHI+MED Ph.D. Studentship, Jan. 2012 – Oct. 2015

Scholarship – London, UK

- EPSRC funding to cover EU student fees and a stipend, worth approx. £59,500

European Commission Erasmus Mundus MSc Funding, Jan. 2011 – Aug. 2011 

Travel Award – Delft, Netherlands

- Funding to leave Sweden to conduct MSc research at TU Delft, worth 25,831 SEK

Publications

Archived Conference Papers, Peer Reviewed

[C.4] A.A. O’Kane, Y. Rogers, and A. Blandford. “Concealing or Revealing Mobile Medical Devices? Designing for Onstage and Offstage Presentation" in Proceedings of CHI 2015, 2015, pp.1689-1698. [Full Paper; 23% acceptance].

[C.3] M. Patel, and A.A. O'Kane. “Contextual Influences on the Use and Non-Use of Digital Technology While Exercising at the Gym” in Proceedings of CHI 2015, 2015, pp.2923-2932. [Full Paper; 23% acceptance].

[C.2] A.A. O'Kane, Y. Rogers, and A. Blandford. “Gaining Empathy for Non-Routine Mobile Device Use Through Autoethnography” in Proceedings of CHI 2014, 2014, pp. 987-990 [Note; 23% acceptance].

[C.1] A.A. O'Kane, H. Mentis, and E. Thereska. “Non-Static Nature of Patient Consent Over Time: Diabetic Patients' Changing Privacy Perspectives,” in Proceedings of CSCW 2013, 2013, pp.553-562, [Full Paper; 35.6% acceptance].

Journal Articles, Peer Reviewed

[J.4] D. Katz, N. Dalton, B. Price, and A.A. O'Kane. ““UIs and the Future of the Internet of Personal Health” IEEE Computer Special Issue on Future UIs, submitted.

[J.3] A.A. O’Kane, S.Y. Park, H. Mentis, A. Blandford, Y. Chen. “Turning to peers: integrating understanding of the self, the condition, and others' experiences in making sense of complex chronic conditions.” Journal of CSCW, under review 

[J.2] C. Vincent, G. Niezen, A.A. O’Kane, and K. Stawarz. “Can standards and regulations keep up with health technology?” Journal of Medical Informatics Research (JMIR) mHealth and uHealth, vol. 3, no. 2, e64, June 2015.

[J.1] A. Blandford, E. Berndt, K. Catchpole, D. Furniss, A. Mayer, H. Mentis, A.A. O’Kane, T. Owen, A. Rajkomar, and R. Randell. “Strategies for conducting situated studies of technology use in hospitals” Journal of Cognition, Technology & Work, pp.1-14, Dec. 2014.

Books, as Editor

[b.2] D. Furniss, R. Randell, A.A. O’Kane, S. Taneva, H. Mentis, and A. Blandford. (eds.) Fieldwork for Healthcare: Guidance for Investigating Human Factors in Computing Systems. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2014.

[b.1] D. Furniss, A.A. O’Kane, R. Randell, S. Taneva, H. Mentis, and A. Blandford. (eds). Fieldwork for Healthcare: Case Studies Investigating Human Factors in Computing Systems. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2014.

Book Chapters, Edited

[B.2] S. Taneva, A.A. O’Kane, R. Ratwani, B. Hilligoss, A. Rajkomar, A. Thieme, and K. Groth. “Establishing and Maintaining Relationships in Healthcare Fieldwork,” in Fieldwork for Healthcare: Guidance for Investigating Human Factors in Computing Systems, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2014.

[B.1] D. Furniss, R. Randell, S. Taneva, H. Mentis, D. Wolstenholme, A. Dearden, A.A. O’Kane, and A. Blandford. “Ethics, Governance and Patient & Public Involvement in Healthcare,” in Fieldwork for Healthcare: Guidance for Investigating Human Factors in Computing Systems, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2014.

Workshops Organised, Juried

[w.3] A.A. O'Kane, A. Hurst, G. Niezen, N. Marquardt, and G. Abowd. "Advances in DIY Health and Wellbeing," submitted to Proceedings of CHI 2016: Extended Abstracts..

[w.2] K. Sellen, D. Furniss, Y. Chen, S. Taneva, A.A. O’Kane, and A. Blandford. “HCI Research in Healthcare: Evidence to Practice,” in Proceedings of CHI 2014: Extended Abstracts, 2014, pp.85-89.

[w.1] D. Furniss, A.A. O’Kane, R. Randell, S. Taneva, H. Mentis, and A. Blandford. “HCI Fieldwork in Healthcare - Creating a Graduate Handbook,” in Proceedings of CHI 2013: Extended Abstracts, 2013, pp.3203-3206.

Conference Abstracts and Posters, Juried

[P.9] E. Temir, A.A. O’Kane, P. Marshall, and A. Blandford. “Running: A Flexible Situated Study,” submitted to Proceedings of CHI 2016: Extended Abstracts.

[P.8] A.A. O’Kane. “Empowering Adults to Create Bespoke T1 Diabetes Self-Care Technology Through Community-Based Knowledge Transfer and DIY Maker Culture,” poster to be presented at 2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing (CBC2016), London, UK, February 24-25, 2016 and to appear in the Journal of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (abstract only).

[P.7] A.A. O’Kane. “Individual Differences and Contextual Factors Influence the Experience and Practice of Self-Management with Type 1 Diabetes Technologies,” E-poster to be presented at Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2016), Milan, Italy, February 3-6, 2016 and to appear in the Frontiers in Digital Health (abstract only).

[P.6] A.A. O’Kane. “Situated User Experience with Take-Home Technology Influences Adherence to Self-Management Plans for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes,” E-poster presented at Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2015), Paris, France, February 18-21, 2015 and in the Journal of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 2015, vol. 17, pp. A128-A129 (abstract only).

[P.5] A.A. O’Kane and A. Blandford. “Beyond Medical Usability Engineering: Exploring the Influence of Affective Experience on the Use of Type 1 Diabetes Technologies,” poster presented at Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2014), Vienna, Austria, February 5-8, 2014 and in the Journal of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics vol. 16, pp. A150 (in title only).

[P.4] A.A. O’Kane. “Beyond Medical Usability Engineering: Type 1 Diabetes Technologies and User Experience in The Wild,” poster presented at the Workshop for Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH 2013) co-located with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium, Washington D.C., USA, November 17, 2013.

[P.3] A.A. O’Kane and H.M. Mentis. “Sharing Medical Data vs. Health Knowledge in Chronic Illness Care,” in Proceedings of CHI 2012: Extended Abstracts, pp. 2417-2422, 2012.

[P.2] A.A. O’Kane. “Trusting Experience Oriented Design,” in Proceedings of CHI 2011: Extended Abstracts, pp. 923-928, 2011. [Student Research Competition Nominee]

[P.1] A.A. O’Kane. “Interaction design for sustainability: Perspective from the new practitioners,” in Proceedings of Making visible the invisible: Data visualisation in Art, Design and Science Collaboration Conference, pp. 35-41, 2011.

Position Papers, Juried

[W.6] A.A. O’Kane, and A. Blandford. “Reflecting on Empathy during Mobile Medical Device Research,” in Proceedings of Workshop Enabling Empathy in Health & Care: Design Methods & Challenges in conjunction with CHI 2014, 2014.

[W.5] A.A. O’Kane. “Using A Third-Wave HCI Approach for Researching Mobile Medical Devices,” in Proceedings of Workshop HCI Research in Healthcare: Using Theory from Evidence to Practice in conjunction with CHI 2014, 2014.

[W.4] A.A. O’Kane and A. Blandford. “Patients’ Situated Affective Experience with Mobile Medical Devices,” in Proceedings of Workshop on MediCHI Safer Interaction in Medical Devices in conjunction with CHI 2013, 2013.

[W.3] A.A. O’Kane and A. Blandford. “Recruiting Diabetes Patients: a Success and a Failure,” in Proceedings of Workshop on HCI Fieldwork in Healthcare: Creating a Graduate Handbook in conjunction with CHI 2013, 2013.

[W.2] A.A. O’Kane and H.M. Mentis. “Sharing Health Information in the Care of Diabetes,” in Proceedings of Workshop on Bridging Clinical and Non-Clinical Health Practices: Opportunities and Challenges in conjunction with CHI 2012, 2012.

[W.1] A.A. O’Kane, C. Detweiler, and A. Pommeranz. “Designing and Evaluating for Trust: A Perspective from the New Practitioners,” in Proceedings of Workshop on Values in Design: Building Bridges between RE, HCI & Ethics in conjunction INTERACT 2011, 2011.

Doctoral Consortia, Juried

[D.2] A.A. O’Kane. “T1 Diabetes Patients’ Experience and Use of Mobile Medical Technologies,” presented at American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium Doctoral Consortium, 2013.

[D.1] A.A. O’Kane. “Patients’ situated affective experience with mobile medical devices: Exploring the influence of context on the adoption and use of mobile medical devices used by patients,” presented at CHI+MED and the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors Doctoral Consortium, 2013.

Popular Press, Edited

[p.2] P. Curzon, J. Brodie, D. Furniss, P. McOwan and A.A. O’Kane. “Inspiring future ergonomists by mixing microwaves, magic and medicine,” in The Ergonomist, no. 527, pp. 12-13, May 2014. [Front page feature]

[p.1] A.A. O’Kane, C. Detweiler and A. Pommeranz. “Trusting Inaccurate Systems: Both Technological and Human,” in UXPA User Experience Magazine, vol. 11, iss. 4, pp. 4-5, November 2012. [Front page feature]

Invited Talks

[I.9] “Adoption and Use of Mobile Health and Wellbeing Technologies In the Wild,” invited talk at the Culture Lab, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK, February 19, 2016.

[I.8] “Adoption and Use of Mobile Health and Wellbeing Technologies In the Wild,” invited talk at the Design School. OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, January 6, 2016.

[I.7] “Adoption and Use of Mobile Health and Wellbeing Technologies In the Wild,” invited talk at the Information Systems Department, University of Maryland - Baltimore Campus, Baltimore, USA, December 7, 2015.

[I.6] “Adoption and Use of Mobile Health and Wellbeing Technologies In the Wild,” invited talk at Dexcom, San Diego, USA, November 17, 2015.

[I.5] “Adoption and Use of Mobile Health and Wellbeing Technologies In the Wild,” invited talk at UbiComp and Contextual Computing Group, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, October 28, 2015.

[I.4] “Concealing or Revealing Mobile Medical Devices? Designing for Onstage and Offstage Presentation,” invited talk at the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change Conference 2015: ‘Harnessing Digital Technology for Health Behaviour Change’, London, UK, February 23, 2015.

[I.3] “How People Really Use Diabetes Technology,” invited talk at Roche Pharmaceuticals, Mannheim, Germany, August 11, 2014.

[I.2] “Exploring the design and evaluation of medical devices used by laypeople,” invited talk at the Informa Life Sciences 7th Annual Conference on Labelling Compliance for Medical Devices and IVDs, London, UK, October 10, 2013.

[I.1] “Links between Trust and Affective Experience,” invited talk at the Interactive Media Lab Weekly Seminar - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, May 27, 2011.

Invited Presentations, Workshops and Symposia

[i.13] “Empowering Adults to Create Bespoke T1 Diabetes Self-Care Technology through Community-Based Knowledge Transfer and DIY Maker Culture,” invited talk at We #MakeHealth Fest, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, October 25, 2015.

[i.12] “Empathy, Trust and Digital Technologies Postgraduate Workshop,” invited workshop participation from EMoTICON Network, Hinsley House, Leeds, UK, September 9, 2015.

[i.11] “What works in digital health technologies - bridging the disciplinary divide,” invited workshop participation, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, July 24-23, 2015.

[i.10] “Hiding a Glucose Meter vs. Showing off an Insulin Pump: The Personal and Social Lives of Mobile Medical Devices,” invited talk at the UCL Evaluation Methods in eHealth - eHealth Unit Technology Knowledge Sharing Seminar, London, UK, September 16, 2014.

[i.9] “Patients’ Situated Affective Experience with Mobile Medical Devices: Exploring the Influence of Context on the Adoption and Use of Mobile Medical Devices used by Patients,” invited talk at the UCL-French Embassy Engineering for Well-Being Workshop on Health Informatics - University College London, London, UK, July 3, 2013.

[i.8] “Diabetes, Technology, and the Internet,” invited talk at the Enfield Diabetes Support Group Meeting, London, UK, April 9, 2013.

[i.7] “Diabetes, Technology, and the Internet,” invited talk at the Fulham Diabetes Support Group Meeting, London, UK, February 11, 2013.

[i.6] “Understanding Patient Experience: The Importance (and Difficulty) of Studying Patient Situated Affective Experience with Mobile Medical Devices,” invited talk at the CHI+MED Project Meeting – Swansea University, Swansea, UK, January 28, 2013.

[i.5] “Towards Patient Centric Technology: Evaluating Mobile Medical Devices Used by Patients,” invited talk at the Psychology and Language Sciences Post-Graduate Peer Group Meeting - University College London, London, UK, November 15, 2012.

[i.4] “Understanding ‘Normal’ Practice Through Situated Research,” invited talk at CHI+MED Annual Meeting, Cambridge, UK, November 23, 2012

[i.3] “Towards Patient Centric Technology: Evaluating Mobile Medical Devices Used by Patients,” invited talk at the EPSRC Program Meeting - University College London, London, UK, October 22, 2012.

[i.2] “Autoethnographic Empathy: A Method for Understanding the Context of Use of Mobile Medical Devices,” invited talk at the UCL Interaction Centre Weekly Seminar - University College London, London, UK, October 10, 2012.

[i.1] “Patient Use of Mobile Medical Technologies,” invited talk at the CHI+MED Project Meeting - University College London, London, UK, May 18, 2012.

Academic Service and Professional Societies

Program Committees

- EAI Pervasive Health 2016, Short and Long Papers Track

- ACM CHI 2016, Late Breaking Work Track

- ACM NordiCHI 2014 workshop on "Designing Self-care for Everyday Life"

- ACM CHI 2014 workshop on “Enabling Empathy in Health and Care: Design Methods and Challenges”

Reviewing

- ACM CSCW Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (2012-2014)

- ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2012-2016)

- BCS HCI British Computer Science Human Computer Interaction Conference (2013-2014)

- IEEE ICHI International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (2014)

- INTERACT IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (2015)

- PervasiveHealth Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (2013-2015)

Volunteering

- Student volunteer at ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014

- Student volunteer at ACM CSCW Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing 2013

- Co-founded and maintain the website for the HCI.Fieldwork.Healthcare research network, which disseminates news about research activities such as workshops, podcasts, and guidance on conducting fieldwork for technology studies in healthcare to 150 members

University Service

- Co-organiser of UCLIC/eHealth Unit Technology Knowledge Sharing Seminar, London, UK, September 30, 2015

- Co-organiser of the UCL Interaction Centre Seminar Series 2015 to present

- UCL Interaction Centre LinkedIn account manager 2015 to present

- PhD representative for UCL Interaction Centre in 2014 and 2015

- Internal reviewer for UCLIC CHI submissions 2012 to present

Professional Societies

- Student member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

- Member of ACM’s Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGCHI)

- Member of ACM’s Special Interest Group on Health Informatics (SIGHIT)

- Member of the Toronto Human Factors Interest Group (HFIG)

- Member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)

Public and Charity Engagement

Team BG, Oct. 2015 – present

Diabetes Technology Non-Profit – San Francisco, US

- On-going collaboration with this Uk based non-profit who are creating education resources for physical exercise and diabetes and building a grassroots online community  

Tidepool.org, Feb. 2014 – present

Diabetes Technology Non-Profit – San Francisco, US

- On-going collaboration with this US based non-profit who are creating open-source diabetes information sources and systems, with members on the steering committee for the DIY diabetes personal fellowship 

Opening Doors Project, June 4 2014

Institute for Physics / Intel / Women in Science and Engineering Initiative - London, UK

- Volunteered at a discussion workshop “Science: It’s a People Thing” about science and gender stereotypes with girls at a school in London

Input.org, Feb. 2014 – present

Diabetes Technology Charity - London, UK

- On-going discussions and steering for diabetes technology research with this UK based charity that helps people to adopt various diabetes technologies

Beersheba Living-Well, July 2013 – Sept. 2013

Diabetes Support Group - London, UK

- Created and managed original webpage for a new support group network for people with Type 2 diabetes in the London borough of Hackney

Knowdiabetes.org.uk, Mar. 2012 – present

Diabetes Support Groups - London, UK

- Created and manage the diabetes support group webpage and occasionally assisted with meetings in the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham in London

Industry Engagement

Roche Germany, Aug. 11, 2014

Multinational Pharmaceutical Company – Mannheim, Germany

- Invited to give a talk to the diabetes design groups at Roche at a new seminar series that was used by their UX team to build support to hire an additional UX team member

Dexcom, Feb. 2014 – present

Diabetes Technology Company – San Diego, US

- Collaborated on the DIY diabetes fellowship with this US based company who build continuous glucose monitoring systems for diabetes self-management 

Diabeto, Jan. 2014 – Sept. 2014

Diabetes Technology Start-Up Company – Mumbai, India

- Co-supervised Fariat Odion-Esene who conducted an accessibility study on a working prototype of Diabeto, a separate device that links glucose meter results to mobile phones

Samsung Research UK, Jan. 2014 – Sept. 2014

Multinational Technology Company – Staines, UK

- Established a collaboration between the UCL Interaction Centre and Samsung Research UK’s UX group who sponsored three MSc research projects  

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