Expanding concerns for HCI - interfacing with everyday life
||Prof. Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna University of Technology
||7. May 2010, 10:00 Uhr s.t.
||IMI Meeting Room (S-05-170), Auenbruggerplatz 2/5, 8036 Graz
||Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation together with
OCG-WG HCI & UE
||As technology increasingly moves off the desktop and out into the "real world",
the importance of understanding the contexts in which technologies are used
and the experiences of the people who use them becomes increasingly critical.
To illustrate some of these issues, this presentation can draw on a number of
case studies depending on the interests of the audience. These include:
The presentation will conclude with some broader reflections on HCI and its
move from designing interfaces to designing new ways of living, working, playing
learning etc - interfacing with life - and on the need for a more integrated and
holistic approach if we are to do this well.
- the use of paper medical records in a hospital ward; this points to the
differences between an archival data-centric view of EHRs and their role
as tailored working documents mediating collaborative work
- the use of mobile location-sensitive technologies to support creative
writing experiences in an outdoor setting; this points to the work to make
them work and the differences between system and people views of
- the use of various technologies by some older people, including YouTube
videos by Geriatric1927 and older people playing the wii; this points to
the challenges of designing for older people, and how the theoretical
conceptualisation we have older people influences how we perceive
technology can be used.
- Deeper reflections on the stroke rehabilitation case study, this points to
the challenges of designing for the home setting and of interdisciplinary
||Geraldine Fitzpatrick is Professor of Design and Assessment of Technology and Head
of the HCI Group at the Faculty of Informatics of TU Vienna. Previously she has
worked as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Informatics and Director of the
Interact Lab at Sussex University UK, a Senior Manager of User Experience at
Sapient in London and a Senior Research Fellow at the Distributed Systems
Technology Centre and Centre for Online Health in Australia. She also has a clinical
background. Geraldine has a published monograph and over 80 refereed articles. Her
research lies at the intersection of computer science and the human sciences and is
concerned with theoretical, methodological and technical approaches to better support
social interaction, collaboration and quality of life in context.
||Lecture on 6. May 2010, 18:30, HS E (TU Graz)