2014 Organising Committee


Emma Nicol, Marilyn McGee-Lennon & Mark Dunlop conduct research in the Mobiquitous Lab at The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Emma is a research fellow on an EPSRC funded project researching mobile text entry solutions for older adults. Marilyn’s main focus is on user centered design and evaluation of technology for health and wellness. Mark leads the Mobiquitous lab and has a long history of research into mobile interaction.

Lynne Baillie is Director of the Interactive and Trustworthy Technologies Research Group at Glasgow Caledonian University. She was a Senior Researcher at the Telecommunications Research Centre, Vienna. She has been involved in the user-centered design of home and mobile technologies for over ten years, working with several major companies and has just completed a 4 year £1.5m UK research council grant on home mobile rehabilitation for older adults.

Lilit Hakobyan is based at Aston University in Birmingham, UK and is currently researching the use of participatory design techniques to develop a mobile application to promote independent living and enhanced well-being for persons with age-related macular degeneration.

Katie Siek is an associate professor in Informatics at Indiana University. Her primary research interests are in human computer interaction, health informatics, and ubiquitous computing. More specifically, she is interested in how sociotechnical interventions affect personal health and wellbeing. Her research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.


Alistair Edwards is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at The University of York. He is interested in HCI beyond the traditional screen, keyboard and mouse paradigm. He is currently investigating the links between mobility and wellbeing amongst older people.

Parisa Eslambolchilar is an associate professor in Human-Computer Interaction at Swansea University. She is interested in human behaviour in interaction with ubiquitous technologies, in particular applying engineering tools to understand sensor-based interaction with mobile and medical devices, multi-modal interaction and human behaviour change. She has led several multi-disciplinary research projects.

Joy Goodman-Deane is a Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre of Cambridge University. Her research is focused on inclusive design, particularly for older adults or disabled people. She is interested in helping designers put inclusive design into practice, and her group has produced a range of inclusive design tools, methods and training.

Andreas Komninos is currently a researcher at the Mobiquitous group at Strathclyde, UK, and an Adjunct Professor at Hellenic Open University, Greece. His main areas of interest are in mobile & pervasive computing, mobile human computer interaction, and personal information management. He is currently working on the OATS project on text entry for older adults.

Jo Lumsden is a senior lecturer in Aston University, manages the Aston Interactive Media Lab, and is an Adjunct Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at New Brunswick University. Her research interests include participatory design approaches to mobile assistive technologies, technologies for the elderly, novel evaluation and interaction techniques for mobile technologies. She is Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Mobile HCI.

Ingrid Mulder is an associate professor of design techniques at Delft University of Technology and a research professor of human-centered ICT at Creating 010, a trans-disciplinary research center of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. She has been involved in methodological innovation in psychometrics, developing methods and techniques for capturing user experiences and needs in context, and methods for design innovation from a human-centered perspective.

Patrick Rau is the Director of Human Factors and Ergonomics Institute, and the Professor of Industrial Engineering Department at Tsinghua University in Beijing. His research themes include Human Factors Engineering, Human-computer interaction, cross-cultural design, Design for Elderly, Web Usability, Mobile Interaction, Game Study, Human-Robot Interaction, and Customer Experience Management.