I am an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, where I am Deputy Head of School (research). I lead the "design for ageing" research theme in the Human-Computer Interaction research group and coordinate Fieldwork for Design, a core subject in the Master of Information Technology - Human-Computer Interaction stream.
In my research, I use qualitative and participatory methods to understand how older adults and aged care providers use technology to foster social and emotional connectedness in later life. By gaining an in-depth understanding of people's experiences with technology-in-use, my research aims to improve how we design and deploy technologies for social benefit in complex settings such as aged care, where an empathetic approach is critical to ensure new technologies add value without causing harm.
My recent work has focused on:
Dr Jenny Waycott, Associate Professor, School of Computing & Information Systems, The University of Melbourne
Contact: jwaycott @ unimelb.edu.au