Computing and the Allied Health Professions Research Unit have been jointly awarded funding for a summer intern under the UCLan Research Internship Scheme (URIS). The project, titled “Creating an interactive RehabApp for patients with patellofemoral pain”, will involve the successful student working closely with academics in the Allied Health Professions Research Unit to understand the requirements for a mobile app that will be designed and developed under the supervision of academics within Computing. Further information and how to apply can be found though here. The UCLan staff involved in the project are Dr Daniel Fitton, Dr Ambreen Chohan, Dr Jessie Janssen and Prof. James Selfe.
Helen Hewerton, currently a Research assistant in the Research and Innovation Office at UCLan and MRes Child-Computer Interaction Student, gave a talk for computing staff and postgraduate students titled ‘Introduction to Developmental Psychology for Computing Researchers’.
On the 15th December the ChiCI Research group visited Hesketh With Becconsall All Saints C.E. Primary School and worked with Year 4 to carry our some research studies. The studies were about maker technologies, designing apps for Google Glass, evaluating mobile apps, and digital handwriting.
Shawn Lawson, Professor of Social Computing at Lincoln, visited the ChiCI group at UCLan and gave an extremely interesting talk titled ‘Dogs, crime and poverty porn (and HCI): some recent research from the Lincoln Social Computing Research Centre’.
Professor Janet Read will be running a course on research methods in Child-Computer Interaction (CCI) at the CHI (Computer-Human Interaction) Conference in 2015 in Seoul, Korea. This is the first course of its kind in the world and has been derived from the MSc/MRes module on Child Computer Interaction taught here exclusively at UCLan.