I am a Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. I am a member of the Interaction Design Lab, working in the field of human-computer interaction. My research is broadly concerned with understanding the role technologies play in people's learning, work, and social activities. My recent work has focused on:
CHI Workshop on HCI and Aging: Beyond Accessibility
The call for participation is currently open for a workshop on HCI and Aging to be held on Saturday 4 May 2019 at the CHI 2019 Conference in Glasgow!
This workshop aims to explore the contextual factors that contribute to reduced uptake of digital technologies among older adults in order to generate a set of principles for developing tools that older adults can and will use.
The workshop will consist of an expert panel by the workshop organizers, a series of panels by the participants during which they will present their perspectives on designing technologies for older adults, and group activities. Further details about the workshop and its organizers, as well as how to submit a position paper, can be found on the workshop website.
Call for participants: Survey of staff experiences of using new technologies for social and emotional enrichment in aged care
As part of my Future Fellowship research, I am conducting a survey that aims to understand how various technologies, such as virtual reality, social robots, videogames, and social networking tools, can best be used to enrich the lives of older adults. The survey aims to gather staff perspectives on the benefits and challenges of using these technologies in aged care. More information about the research can be found in a recent article published on the Australian Ageing Agenda website.
If you are an aged care provider or technology developer/vendor who has experience deploying emerging technologies for social/activity programs in aged care, please consider sharing your insights via the short survey. Thank you!
Dr Jenny Waycott, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing & Information Systems, The University of Melbourne
Contact: jwaycott @ unimelb.edu.au