Research Interests

Investigating the design of smart objects to reduce anxiety about forgetfulness

Focus areas: wearables, forgetfulness, physical computing, experience-centered design, smart devices, real-world and autobiographical research, HCI, augmented human

Perceived Forgetfulness

I’m concerned with perceived forgetfulness. Some people are not medically diagnosed as forgetful, but they believe themselves to be forgetful. Because of this belief, forgetfulness affects their day to day lives in a negative way. I’m looking for ways to alleviate these negative emotions / negative implications in their lives.

Physical Computing

I love to build physical systems. I use a variety of hardware and software to make portable systems which may sense or respond to our relationship with a physical world.

Wearable Computing (wearables)

These typically small electronic devices are worn by a user that either is the clothing/accessory or worn under it. There is usually a constant interaction with the user and the device and is described as augmented in terms of adding functionality to what the wearer would normally do or how they would function.


Supervisors:
Dr. Matthew Purver
Dr. Tony Stockman

Independent Assessor:
Dr. Hamed Haddadi

Examiners:
Professor Peter Wright
Professor Paul Curzon


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