OzCHI 2014 Workshop: HCI Education in Asia Pacific

OzCHI 2014

We are glad to announce the list of the accepted position papers that will be presented during the OzCHI 2014 Workshop in HCI Education in Asia Pacific on the 2 December 2014 at the University of Technology Sydney as the followings:

  • New Design-centric HCI Course at Singapore University of Technology and Design by Hyowon Lee and Hans Anderson (Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • A Framework for Integrating Concept Maps into Higher-order Learning Units in IT Education by Rainer Wasinger, Andrea Adam, Winyu Chinthammit, Judy Kay and James Montgomery (University of Tasmania)
  • Participatory Design for HCI Education in Indonesia by Ellya Zulaikha (Institute of Technology 10 November Indonesia) and Margot Brereton (Queensland University of Technology, Australia).
  • HCI Knowledge to Industry Practice: Participatory Design Approach in User Experience Design by Idyawati Hussein, Saidatina Fatimah, Mohd, Syaheezam Asyrag Yamin, Hazmi Zaki (MIMOS Berhad) and Murni Mahmud (International Islamic University Malaysia)
  • Visual Communication Tasks: Considering the Image in Interaction by Stuart Medley, Hanadi Haddad, Paul Haimes, Jo Jung, Christopher Kueh (Edith Cowan University)
  • Towards the Effective Use of Multiple Displays in Teaching and Learning Environments by Rainer Wasinger, Andrea Adam, Winyu Chinthammit, James Montgomery, Simon Stannus and Shuxiang Xu (University of Tasmania)
  • Embracing Openness: Lesson for HCI Education in the Asia-Pacific Region by Ravihansa Rajapakse, Margot Brereton, Paul Roe and Laurianne Sitbon (Queensland University of Technology)


Human Computer Interaction.

Human Computer Interaction.


The Presenters

Dr Rainer Wasinger is a senior lecturer in the HIT Lab at the School of Engineering and ICT, The University of Tasmania. He has previously worked at the following institutes: The University of Sydney, Macquarie University, and the DFKI GmbH (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence). His research interests are in mobile and ubiquitous computing and the cloud-based infrastructures required to support native mobile and web-based applications. Common themes to the past computer systems that he has built include context-awareness, user-modelling, personalisation, content repurposing, and multimodal interaction. This work falls under the broader fields of software engineering, human computer interaction, intelligent user interfaces, ubiquitous computing, user experimentation, and systems design. His past work has also had a strong focus on user-centred design and experimentation, which occurs throughout the design, implementation, and evaluation of these systems.

Dr Margot Brereton is a Professor Eng. & Interaction Design at the Science and Engineering Faculty,Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Human Interaction. She researches the participatory interaction design of ubiquitous computing technologies and their interfaces. She develops innovative designs, methods, and theoretical understandings by designing to support real user communities in selected challenging contexts. Her approach is highly iterative and often involves growing user communities as the design evolves, by understanding and responding to socio-cultural factors. Her broad area of research:Human-Computer Interaction, Participatory Design, Interaction Design, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Design Methods, Ubiquitous Computing.

Dr Hyowon Lee is an assistant professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). After his PhD at Dublin City University, Ireland, he served as a resident interaction designer and in-house usability expert at a large, technology-centric multimedia and computer vision research centre in Ireland for over a decade. His expertise is in shaping novel usage scenarios where some of the currently-emerging computational technologies are applied as core back-end engines, and designing applications that exploit such usage scenarios. He has taught HCI courses for Master-level programme in Ireland for 12 years, and is currently teaching a new active-learning and design-centric HCI course in Singapore. His research interests include HCI, Interaction Design, Multimedia, Designing Novel Usage Scenarios, Usability, Interaction Modalities.

Ellya Zulaikha is a senior lecturer in Industrial Design Department, Institute of Technology 10 November, Surabaya-Indonesia, since 1998 until now. She has taught Design Method and Design Research for industrial design students. Ellya also has experiences in working with rural craftspeople for more than ten years. Ellya obtained her Master Degree from Institute Technology Bandung Indonesia in 2003 and is supposed to finish her PhD from Queensland University Technology (QUT) Brisbane, Australia in 2014. Her interest in researching the potential value of participatory design in empowering rural craftspeople comes from her PhD project. She has been looking at the improvement of the use of PD in Indonesian context. Her list of publications can be found in google scholar.

Dr Stuart Medley coordinates the Graphic Design course at ECU. He is the author of the book, The Picture in Design and has lectured on design in Switzerland, Germany, China, New Zealand and Turkey. He is a team member on a successful national (ARC Linkage) Grant. Stuart has been a professional communication designer in Australia for 20 years with clients in Europe, Japan and the US. His graphic designs have been published in several reference books including Visual Language for Designers, Typographics 5, Grids: Creative Solutions for Graphic Designers, and Big Type. His comics are in the Michael Hill Collection of the Australian National Library. He has been a comics artist in residence in France and his work has been exhibited at the Angoulême Bandes Desinée Festival. He is a partner in, and the art director for, Hidden Shoal Recordings, a critically acclaimed record label with a stable of international artists.

Dr Jo Jung is the coordinator of Interactive Media at the School of Communications & Arts (SCA) at Edith Cowan University. Her research interest is in the field of human-computer interaction – in particular, graphical user interface (GUI) design approaches to improve the quality of user experience. Jo completed her PhD at Curtin University and the research topic was on socio-emotional UI design strategies, which adapted human behaviours and emotions to develop a set of design guidelines. Jo has presented research at international conferences including British HCI group annual conference in Scotland and Design & Emotion conference in Hong Kong.

Ravihansa Rajapakse is a PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia who works in the field of Human Computer Interactions. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree with a first class honours from University of Colombo School of Computing Sri Lanka. Ravihansa was awarded QUTPRA scholarship from QUT to conduct his PhD research in finding sustainable ways of developing technologies for people with disabilities. He works closely with DIY (do-it-yourself) communities and disability services organizations to study their design approaches. He has teaching experience in subjects such as System Analysis and Design, Psychology and Database Management Systems in Sri Lanka. He is also a tutor at QUT who currently teaches People, Context and Technology. He is interested in research areas such as Participatory Design, Maker Communities, Do-It-Yourself Technologies, Assistive Technologies and Human Computer Interactions. His research interests, teaching experiences both in Sri Lanka and Australia fits well with this workshop theme. He will be able to contribute lessons learnt from these experiences to the workshop.

Idyawati Hussein is currently registered as a full-time doctorate candidate at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Gombak, Kuala Lumpur. Her research focus in User Experience Design (UXD) practices in Malaysia. She works as part-time lecturing staff and research assistant at IIUM. Besides, she is also doing a free-lance emcee (master of ceremony in both English and Bahasa Melayu for any events). She provides training and consultation in interaction design, information architect, information design, user-centred design, usability evaluation, interactive technologies, user experience (UX) evaluation. She is actively publishing about UX current state of art in Malaysia, evaluating poor/malicious design and how to improve current design/practice to establish UX design in a company within capability. She is interested to share education on designing interactive systems, UX process, Human-Computer Interaction and fundamental psychology on emotion. Her research interests include User Experience (UX) design, interactive technologies, organization and business context, human-computer interaction, usability engineering, consultation, user research, master of ceremony (MC both in English and Bahasa Melayu)

Dr Bimlesh Wadhwa is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore. She holds an MTech and a PhD in Software Engineering. She has over 24 years of experience teaching a number of subjects including HCI, Software System Design, Interaction Design and Programming-related Subjects. Her research interests include Context-Aware Computing, Technology in Education, Usability & User Studies, Formal Methods, Software Metrics and Serious Games. She has internationally published book chapters and conference papers and has presented in various conferences in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Dr Eunice Sari is an Educator and User Experience Designer with 15+ years of experience working in both academia and industries in Europe and Asia Pacific. She pioneered a number of forward-thinking and innovative projects, such as mobile learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), service design and online learning community in order to effect changes in life and improve the bottom line of business in various vertical industries. One of her achievement highlights is the award-winning Online Learning Community for Teacher Professional Development (OLC4TPD). Currently tutoring at the University of Western Australia and Murdoch University, she helps students to improve their skills in using ICT for teaching and learning. Eunice has internationally published book chapters, journals, conference papers and have actively delivered talks in various events in the Europe and Asia Pacific. She is also a member of international editorial review boards from several international journals as well as conference reviewer. Her interests lie primarily in the area of E-Learning, Mobile Learning (m-Learning), Human Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience (UX), Learning Experience Design (LXD), Online Community of Practice, Instructional Design, ICT for Development (ICT4D), Web 2.0. As the Chair of Indonesian ACM SIGCHI Chapter and Western Australia State Representative for the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA), she facilitates the collaboration between academia and industry in the field of education and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).


OzCHI 2014 Workshop HCI Education.

OzCHI 2014 Workshop HCI Education.

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