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Aisling Ann O'Kane

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

PhD Student of Human-Computer Interaction


Location: Room 4.08
University College London
66-72 Gower Street
London
WC1E 6EA, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)20 31087153

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

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Overview

I am a professional engineer who is interested in the impact of user experience on the adoption, use, and misuse of personal healthcare technologies, a space between human factors engineering and human-computer interaction. I started my Computer Science PhD at UCLIC in January 2012 as part of the EPSRC CHI+MED project concentrating on patient experience and the safe use of take-home medical technologies with Prof. Ann Blandford and Prof. Yvonne Rogers. My PhD research focuses on mobile medical devices that are used by people with Type 1 diabetes in their own self management of the condition, such as glucose meters, continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps, and diabetes smartphone applications.  As part of this research, I am exploring situated and 'in the wild' methods to investigate real world use. Preliminary results point to the influence that affective experiences might have on the adoption and everyday use of these devices.

Research Activities

- Autoethnography study to capture non-routine use of a wrist blood pressure monitor that cannot be easily accessed through user studies, specifically during travel, vacation, a conference, and a wedding in London, Toronto, and Austin.
- Contextual interviews in London, LA, and Toronto to explore the impact of healthcare culture on the use of diabetes technologies by people with Type 1 diabetes
- Diary study of diabetes technologies and an iPhone application to explore their situated use with people with Type 1 diabetes in London
- Observations of community meet-ups of insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor Type 1 diabetes users.

Background

I am from Toronto, Canada where I gained a degree in Industrial (Human Factors) 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 associate consultant in the safety critical 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 Man Machine Interaction 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.

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.3] A.A. O’Kane, S.Y. Park, H. Mentis, A. Blandford, Y. Chen. “It wasn’t just me!”: Supporting the Search for Chronic Condition Self-Management Strategies and Validation.” Journal of CSCW, in submission. 

[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.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.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 and Symposia

[i.15] “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.14] “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.13] “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.12] “How People Really Use Diabetes Technology,” invited talk at Roche Pharmaceuticals, Mannheim, Germany, August 11, 2014.

[i.11] “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.10] “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.9] “Diabetes, Technology, and the Internet,” invited talk at the Enfield Diabetes Support Group Meeting, London, UK, April 9, 2013.

[i.8] “Diabetes, Technology, and the Internet,” invited talk at the Fulham Diabetes Support Group Meeting, London, UK, February 11, 2013.

[i.7] “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.6] “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.5] “Understanding ‘Normal’ Practice Through Situated Research,” invited talk at CHI+MED Annual Meeting, Cambridge, UK, November 23, 2012

[i.4] “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.3] “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.2] “Patient Use of Mobile Medical Technologies,” invited talk at the CHI+MED Project Meeting - University College London, London, UK, May 18, 2012.

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

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. Oct. 2015

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 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 forth years at Unilever, Canada.

Research and Industry Experience

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

University of California - Irvine - Irvine, USA

- Conducted contextual interviews in and around LA with people with Type 1 Diabetes and visited LUCI as part of the EU-funded Pervasive Healthcare UBI-HEALTH Consortium. Journal article currently in submission at 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 [P.3], [W.2], and [C.1] at CSCW.

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].

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.

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, team creation, 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 published 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. 

- Supervisor of MSc student Elizaveta Temir - "User experience of mobile physical activity applications: contextual, motivational and experiential factors," 2013. Received a Distinction.

Teaching Assistance University College London - London, UK

- 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 student intensive weeklong 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 MSc Health Informatics course Research Methods in Healthcare, University College London, April 15, 2015.

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

- “Self-Studies in HCI: The Opportunities and Challenges of Using the Researcher as the Participant,” invited lecture for Management Science and Innovation and Computer Science course Interaction Design, University College London, March 19, 2014.

- “Usability and User Testing” invited lecture for BSc Computer Science course Systems Engineering, 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 MSc Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics course Design Practices, University College London, September 30, 2013.

- “Self-Studies in HCI: The Opportunities and Challenges of Using the Researcher as the Participant,” invited lecture for MSc Computer Science course Interaction Design, 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

Scholarships and Awards

EPSRC ICT Pioneers Award, June 4, 2015

Nominee London, UK

- Selected to progress to second round based on PhD contribution in July 2015.

UCL Advances Enterprise Scholarship, May 2015 – Aug. 2015

Scholarship London, UK

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

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

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

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

Scholarship London, UK

- Scholarship to cover international PhD student fees, worth approx. £73,150.

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. £59,480.

ACM CHI Microsoft Student Research Competition Funding, May. 2011

Travel Award Vancouver, Canada

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

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; 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.3] A.A. O’Kane, S.Y. Park, H. Mentis, A. Blandford, Y. Chen. “It wasn’t just me!”: Supporting the Search for Chronic Condition Self-Management Strategies and Validation.” Journal of CSCW, in submission.

[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, in press.

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

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

[P.1] O'Kane, A.A. “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] O’Kane, A.A., and Blandford, A. “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] O’Kane, A.A. “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] O’Kane, A.A., and Blandford, A. “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] O’Kane, A.A., and Blandford, A. “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] O'Kane, A.A. and Mentis, H.M. “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] O'Kane, A.A., Detweiler, C., and Pommeranz, A. “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] O’Kane, A.A. “T1 Diabetes Patients’ Experience and Use of Mobile Medical Technologies,” presented at American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium Doctoral Consortium, 2013.

[D.1] O’Kane, A.A. “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] Curzon, P., Brodie, J., Furniss, D., McOwan, P. and O’Kane, A.A. “Inspiring future ergonomists by mixing microwaves, magic and medicine,” in The Ergonomist, no. 527, pp. 12-13, May 2014. [Front page feature]

[p.1] O’Kane, A.A., Detweiler, C. and Pommeranz, A. “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 and Symposia

[i.15] “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.14] “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.13] “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.12] “How People Really Use Diabetes Technology,” invited talk at Roche Pharmaceuticals, Mannheim, Germany, August 11, 2014.

[i.11] “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.10] “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.9] “Diabetes, Technology, and the Internet,” invited talk at the Enfield Diabetes Support Group Meeting, London, UK, April 9, 2013.

[i.8] “Diabetes, Technology, and the Internet,” invited talk at the Fulham Diabetes Support Group Meeting, London, UK, February 11, 2013.

[i.7] “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.6] “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.5] “Understanding ‘Normal’ Practice Through Situated Research,” invited talk at CHI+MED Annual Meeting, Cambridge, UK, November 23, 2012

[i.4] “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.3] “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.2] “Patient Use of Mobile Medical Technologies,” invited talk at the CHI+MED Project Meeting - University College London, London, UK, May 18, 2012.

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

Academic Service and Professional Societies

Program Committee

- 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.”

- INTERACT 2011 workshop on “Values in Design: Building Bridges between RE, HCI & Ethics” (as MSc reviewer) 

Reviewing

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

- ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2012-2015).

- 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

- PhD representative for UCL Interaction Centre in 2014 and 2015.

- Participant in the internal review process for CHI submissions in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

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

Tidepool.org, Feb. 2014 – present

Diabetes Technology Non-Profit San Francisco, US

- Collaborating with this US based non-profit creating open-source diabetes information sources on a future HCI diabetes proposal on the dissemination of DIY diabetes devices.

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 contact with this UK based charity helping people adopt diabetes technology.

Beersheba Living-Well, July 2013 – Sept. 2013

Diabetes Support Group - London, UK

- Created and managed the diabetes support group 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 by a new UX team to their diabetes design groups as part of a new UX lunch and learn series that resulted in Roche hiring an additional UX team member.

Dexcom, Feb. 2014 – present

Diabetes Technology Company San Diego, US

- Collaborating with this US based diabetes technology company on a future HCI diabetes proposal on the dissemination of DIY diabetes devices.

Diabeto, Jan. 2014 – Sept. 2014

Diabetes Technology Start-Up Company Mumbai, India

- Co-supervised 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 UCLIC and Samsung Research UK’s UX group so that they sponsored three MSc research projects associated with their research interests.

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