I am a Research Fellow with the Interaction Design Lab at The University of Melbourne. My research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) explores collaboration through a wide range of technologies, like ambient displays, smartphone applications, tangible user interfaces, and web-based services. I am particularly interested in the potential of social technologies to support personal development, reflection, and behaviour change.
In previous research I conducted ethnographic work with competitive bodybuilders and film-based photographers to examine how social network sites support but also adversely complicate their passion.
In my current position I collaborate with colleagues in the Interaction Design Lab and with Quit Victoria to explore how social network sites can help people give up smoking. This research project is funded by Quit Victoria and the Australian Research Council (ARC grant LP110100046).
Current affairs :
- May 2013: We are seeking submissions for our Special Issue on Social Interaction and Reflection for Behaviour Change in the Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journal
- May 2013: Presenting our findings from the Distract Me app study in the Interaction Design Lab Seminar
- May 2013: Our second Melbourne Quantified Self Meetup is coming up. Please get in contact with me through Meetup if you are interested in future events or if you want to share your own self-tracking story.
- April 2013: Our paper on patterns of support in a Facebook group for smoking cessation got accepted at the Communities and Technologies (C&T) conference in Munich.