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:
Paper to be presented at Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019
My colleague Dr Steven Baker will be presenting a paper about work from our Ageing and Avatars project at the Designing Interactive Systems conference in San Diego at the end of June. The paper describes the participatory design process we followed when designing a social VR system with older adults, which culminated in a reminiscence-based social VR concept.
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