Ecological Human-Computer Interaction: Recycle, Reuse, and Repurpose Design

Date: 5 October 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Venue: LTF
Title: Ecological Human-Computer Interaction: Recycle, Reuse, and Repurpose Design
Speaker: Dr. Xiaojuan Ma, CSE


Technology is a player in the ecologies between object, people, and environment, rather than merely a medium or tool. Through real-world examples, this talk presents a new way of thinking about innovation in Human-Computer Interaction, i.e., adapting the resourceful everyday objects to embrace emerging technologies, which will ultimately reshape our way of living.

Biography of the Speaker:

Xiaojuan Ma is an assistant professor of Human- Computer Interaction (HCI) at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). She received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Princeton University. She was a post-doctoral researcher at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and before that a research fellow in the National University of Singapore (NUS) in the Information Systems department. Before joining HKUST, she was a researcher of Human-Computer Interaction at Noah's Ark Lab, Huawei Tech. Investment Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong. Her background is in Human-Computer Interaction. She is particularly interested in design, multimodal user interface, crowdsourcing, ubiquitous computing, and computational linguistics.