Industry and UX Design Research Projects @ University of Central Lancashire

December 5, 2017
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Time: 10.00 a.m.
Location: Room A210, Polo scientifico e tecnologico "Fabio Ferrari", Building Povo 1, via Sommarive 5, Povo (Trento)

Speaker

  • Dr. Peggy Gregory - University of Central Lancashire, UK

Abstract

This talk will give an overview of some recent empirical computing research projects being done by researchers at UCLAN.
First I will talk about the industry-based research I am doing as a member of the Agile Research Network.
This work is primarily about software process improvement in organisations.
I will discuss our ways of working, research topics, funding, and the barriers and facilitators to working with industry collaborators.
Second I will talk about some User Experience Design research projects being done by our HCI group.
One was done for the BBC exploring the challenges children with disabilities and their families face when accessing and playing tablet games at home.
Another is using Virtual Reality to open up and enhance remote archaeological sites.

About the Speaker

Dr. Peggy Gregory is a Senior Lecturer in Computing who has a background as an IT manager.
She is a member of the Agile Research Network, a group who undertake collaborative, funded research with industry partners into the use of agile methods in IT.
Her research focuses on how people work together to design and build technology, looking at theory, practice, and ethics.
She works in the taught Postgraduate course team and teaches at BSc, MSc and PhD level.
She also runs a PhD Writing group.
Peggy is research active within the area of computing.
She is a member of the Innovative Computing Education Research Group and the Emerging Interactive Technologies Research Group.

Contact Person for this Seminar: silvia.bordin [at] unitn.it (Silvia Bordin)