On Tuesday 23 April 2013 CHI+MED’s Prof Paul Curzon is giving the Computer Science Distinguished Lecture: “Serious fun with interdisciplinary computer science and kids” at Swansea University – the lecture is free (click here to reserve a space) to attend and starts at 5.30pm (registration and refreshments from 5pm) in Lecture Theatre K, Faraday Building.
“Paul Curzon is a Professor of Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. He gained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge in 1990. His interests encompass both public engagement and formal methods in human-computer interaction contexts.
His work in this area applied to interactive medical devices is funded by EPSRC on the CHI+MED project. He runs the cs4fn (Computer Science for Fun) project, http://www.cs4fn.org also funded by EPSRC. It aims to inspire people about interdisciplinary computer science and in this capacity he regularly presents shows in schools around the UK. He was made a National Teaching Fellow in 2010 in recognition of his excellence in teaching and public engagement and was a finalist in the 2009 Times Higher Education Innovative Teacher of the year award.”
On 27 and 28 April we are running two workshops at CHI2013 (the annual ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems).
HCI Fieldwork in Healthcare – Creating a Guidebook
“Performing fieldwork in healthcare settings is significantly different to other domains and it presents unique challenges to researchers. There are issues in terms of negotiating ethics, gaining access and knowing where to study; there are challenges in being an outsider in private places that are emotionally charged, with potential for patient nudity and invasive procedures; there are challenges for high-risk innovation and measuring research impact. Whilst results are reported in research papers, the details of how to actually perform these fieldwork studies are not.
This workshop will bring together a diverse selection of research and researchers who do fieldwork in clinical and non- clinical settings: e.g. hospital, homecare and with mobile technology. It will focus on producing a graduate guidebook for HCI fieldwork in healthcare (published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers). Case studies that are submitted by participants will form one volume of the book. Participants will be expected to co-author thematic chapters that crosscut these case studies to draw out issues and lessons learnt for the second volume of the book.”
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“Medical devices embedded with computer systems have become widely adopted in many healthcare situations, with the intention of delivering accurate and effective medication. However, designing and evaluating high-risk interactive medical devices has always been a challenge, for both academia and industry. This is particularly the case when it comes to managing the risk of human error.
This one-day workshop will bring together international researchers, manufacturers and designers working in this field. There will be discussion and demonstration of the practical approaches that can be adopted to improve the design of medical devices, to provide for safer interactions in the future.”
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Please see our Events and Courses page for details of other conferences and events that are relevant to Human-Computer Interaction researchers and those working in areas related to patient safety and public engagement.