Prof. Gilbert Cockton, Northumbria University, UK
Gilbert Cockton is Professor of Design Theory at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. From 1997-2009, he was Research Chair in HCI at the University of Sunderland. He was awarded a UK NESTA Fellowship on Value-Centred Design (2005-2008), which moved his research from the design end of computing to the computing end of design, adding to the variety of a career that has blended education, academic research, childcare, design, consultancy, work for and within business and public sectors, directing large regional economic development projects, and professional service. A Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, he has published extensively since 1985 on usability, user-experience and accessibility, theoretical and empirical inputs to design and evaluation, the nature of design methods, and notations and architectures for interactive software (over 200 papers, chapters, books, articles and edited proceedings; over 1600 citations on Google scholar; over 200 invited presentations in 21 countries). He has supervised 29 research students and examined 30 in 7 countries. He is currently scientific co-ordinator for the COST IC0940 TwinTide, a 26 country European network on inter-sector transferability of software design and evaluation approaches, and has advised national projects in Japan, Finland and Poland. He has secured funding for research and knowledge transfer projects and infrastructure with a value of over EUR7M. He has served in many roles within the international HCI community, including Vice-Chair of IFIP TC13 (2004 06), Chair of British HCI Group (2001-2004), Chair of ACM CHI 2003 and BCS HCI 2000 Conferences, Editor Emeritus of the journal Interacting with Computers, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Usability Studies.
Dr. Jettie Hoonhout, Philips Research, the Netherlands
Jettie Hoonhout is a senior scientist at Philips Research in Eindhoven. One of her research interests is on user interaction technologies and user centered research methodologies. With regard to the latter interest, she is particularly interested in methodologies that address the ‘affectability’ of products, i.e., methods and tools that support the development process of products and product concepts that are not only functional and usable, but also emotionally appealing and engaging, and thus can increase the motivation to use the product. Another research interest is around food, nutrition, and how to guide people towards smart choices in these matters. She graduated in cognitive and human factors psychology at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands), and after graduation, started working at the Experimental Psychology Department of that University as assistant professor. She was involved in various contract research projects in e.g. the field of process control, HCI, and design of instructions. Next, she worked at the University of Maastricht, at the Psychology Department as assistant professor. Her work involved among other things developing parts of the psychology curriculum, in particular for the cognitive ergonomics program.
Prof. Paul van Schaik, Teesside University, UK
Paul van Schaik is a Professor of Psychology at Teesside University since 2007, where he previously was a senior lecturer (1997-2003) and reader (2003-2007). He was awarded the status of National Teaching Fellow in 2008 for integrating his teaching of research methods and his research in human-computer interaction. His research interests are mainly in the psychology of human-computer interaction. Examples of recent research include the modelling of interaction experience, psychological design parameters web-based systems, design parameters of online psychometrics, navigation of 3-D interactive environments, and judgement and decision-making. He has held research grants from, among others, ESRC, HEFCE, NHS, the Health Foundation, the British Academy and CODEWORKS. He is an editor for International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Interacting with Computers, and Behaviour and Information Technology. He was an editor for special issues of Frontiers in Cognition, Interacting with Computers, and Behaviour and Information Technology. He has supervised 15 PhD students to completion. In his supervision PhD projects, he emphasises the importance of the judicious selection and application research methods. He has taught research design and statistical data analysis at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1994. He has designed and developed numerous computer-based experiments since 1981.
Prof. Bojan Srdjevic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Bojan Srdjević is a Full Professor in Informatics, Multicriteria decision-making methods, and Advanced Systems Analysis. He is lecturing on various undergraduate, masters and doctoral courses at the Universities of Novi Sad (Serbia), Salvador (Brazil) and Stuttgart (Germany). His most recent research interests include decision-making methodologies and supporting tools, evolution inspired intelligent algorithms, and natural resources planning and management. He is the author of more than 200 scientific papers, most in peer-reviewed international and national journals and conference proceedings. He also serves as a referee for Elsevier, Springer, IWA, IEEE and ASCE international journals.
Dr. Siân Lindley, Microsoft Research
Siân Lindley is a Researcher with the Socio-Digital Systems (SDS) group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. Her research is directed towards understanding the experiences that technologies offer, especially when appropriated in use, and to use the findings as a resource for design inspiration. Her work has two key strands. Firstly, she has undertaken a number of field studies of prototype technologies, including wearable cameras, messaging devices, and storytelling applications for children, exploring how these support reflection on everyday life, playfulness and creativity. Secondly, she has investigated people’s existing practices as a way of understanding how technologies can be devised to meet their needs and values, focusing particularly on the attitudes of older adults towards communication and, more recently, how the web and search technologies are integrated into everyday life. She has a PhD in Psychology from the University of York and an MSc in Human-Centred Computing Systems from the University of Sussex, and has worked as a Lecturer at UCL’s Interaction Centre.
Dr. Dominic Furniss, University College London Interaction Centre, UK
Dominic Furniss (PhD) is a researcher co-investigator based at University College London working on CHI+MED. CHI+MED is a large programme grant across four universities with the aim to improve the safety of interactive (programmable) medical devices. His role includes observational fieldwork in hospitals and interviews with nurses to understand how device design best fits their practice. He has developed methodology for analysing the wider work setting (DiCoT) and for helping to identify resilience in practice (Resilience Markers Framework). He is interested in Public Engagement which is evidenced in the success of the video 'Microwave Racing' and the Errordiary website. He holds an MSc in Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics from the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC).
Prof. Jan Gulliksen, KTH, Sweden
Jan Gulliksen is a professor of Human Computer Interaction at the Royal Institute of technology - KTH, in Stockholm, Sweden. He is also the Dean of the School of Computer Science and Communication. Jan holds a Master of Science in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Systems Analysis and was promoted to full professor in Human Computer Interaction at Uppsala university, Sweden. Jan has conducted a number of practically oriented Action research projects with Public Authorities in Sweden with the purpose of introducing more user-centred design methodologies. Jan has also been active in writing ISO standards on Usability, Accessibility and Human-centred design. Jan has authored more than 100 publications. Jan was the founder of the NordiCHI conference series and is now the chairman of IFIP TC 13 on Human Computer Interaction, the organization behind the INTERACT conference series. Jan has also been active in the industry, working with putting the research into practice as a consultant