Designing for People (DFP)

Designing for People takes an intensely multidisciplinary approach to human-centered research and design of interactive technologies, to address complex problems requiring diverse viewpoints and methodologies by integrated teams. DFP is sharing this approach through many pathways, from an NSERC CREATE graduate training program to regional outreach and translation initiatives.

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Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Beznosov, Konstantin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; computer security and privacy; mobile security and privacy; online social networks security and privacy; usable security and privacy
Bullard, Julia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Archival, repository and related studies; Library science and information studies; classification systems; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); Information Systems; metadata; values-in-design
Carenini, Giuseppe Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Artificial intelligence, user modeling, decision theory, machine learning, social issues in computing, computational linguistics, information visualization
Carpenter, Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) neural control of movement, fear of falling, Neural control of movement, postural control, fears of falling, balance disorders, Parkinson's disease
Cenfetelli, Ronald Timothy Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Human computer interaction, E-Business, IT-mediated customer service, Negative aspects of technology, Structural equation modeling, Survey research techniques, Multi-level modeling
Chua, Romeo Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Human perceptual-motor control, vision and action, perceptual-motor compatibility, coordination
Code, Jillianne Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Curriculum, pedagogy and didactics; Specialized studies in education; Educational Context; Educational Technologies; Formative assessment; Immersive learning; Learner agency; Learning and Memory; Learning design; Self-efficacy; Self-regulated Learning; Situated and embodied cognition; Virtual augmented and mixed reality for learning; Virtual learning environments
Conati, Cristina Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, affective computing, personalized interfaces, intelligent user interfaces, intelligent interface agents, virtual agent, user-adapted interaction, computer-assisted education, educational computer games, computers in education, user-adaptive interaction, Artificial intelligence, adaptive interfaces, cognitive systems, user modelling
Currie, Leanne Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Nursing; Health Care Technologies; Health information systems; Artificial Intelligence; Biomedical Technologies; decision making; Computer Architecture; Software Development; Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare; Biomedical and Health Informatics; data science; Human Computer Interaction and Design
Dunn, Elizabeth Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Happiness, money and spending decisions, self-knowledge
Enns, James Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Behavioural neuroscience of reward and motivation; attention; action kinematics; social perception; perceptual development
Fels, S Sidney Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Human computer interaction, human 3D biomechanical modeling, speech synthesis, medical applications of modeling, computer vision, interactive arts and music
Fisher, Kevin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Classical Greek and Ancient Rome history; Classical archaeology; Classical linguistics; Religion and religious studies; Archeological Data Analysis; Archeological Excavation Methods and Techniques; architecture; built environments; digital archaeology; Dynamics of Social Transformations; Mediterranean archaeology; Near Eastern archaeology; power; Social Life / Societal Life; social interaction; Urban Spaces and Urbanity; urbanism
Goerges, Matthias Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical devices; Expert systems technologies in artificial intelligence; Anesthesiology; Electronic health (e-Health); Health information systems (including surveillance); Human-computer systems and interface; Bio-signal processing and analysis; Biomedical Technologies; Artificial Intelligence; decision making; Software Development; Health Care Technologies; Critical Care Medicine; decision support systems; Human Computer Interaction and Design; Medical informatics; predictive analytics
Graf, Peter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Memory (including episodic and semantic memory, and working memory); Human memory; Prospective memory; Affect and cognition
Ho, Kendall Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) eHealth, knowledge translation, educational research, continuing professional development, interprofessional education, evidence informed policy, eLearning, global eHealth
Hodgson, Antony Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Bioengineering, Biomechanics, Medical or Surgical Robotics, Medical Engineering, Electoral Reform, Single Transferable Vote, STV, Citizens’ Assembly, Fair Voting
Holsti, Liisa Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical, health and life sciences; premature infants; neurodevelopment; stress; pain; measurement; technology transfer; sucrose; rehabilitation; pediatrics
Inglis, J Timothy Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Exercise science, neurophysiology, biomechanics, stance and balance control, human microneurography, physical therapy and rehabilitation, vestibular system
Kingstone, Alan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Human cognition and social attention in complex settings behavioral, neuropsychological, and functional neuroimaging research
Lemieux, Victoria Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Blockchain technology; Trustworthy records; Records and information management; Risk management; information visualization and visual analytics; Transparency and the public interest (in public sector and financial contexts); International development
MacLean, Karon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer and information sciences; Information Systems; design of user interfaces; haptic interfaces; human-computer interaction; human-robot interaction
McGrenere, Joanna Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer and information sciences; computer science; computer supported cooperative work (CSCW); human-computer interaction; interactive technologies for older users and people with cognitive disorders; personalized user interfaces; universal usability
Meyers, Eric Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) youth online behavior, information seeking, web search, libraries, public libraries, school libraries, academic libraries, learning, virtual worlds, collaboration, social networks, new media, digital literacy, information literacy
Mitchell, Ian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) safety critical systems, assistive technology (mobility), robotics, scientific computing, cyber-physical systems, Mathematical software, computational science and engineering, hybrid and cyber-physical systems, verification and validation, reproducible research, level set methods, robotic path, planning
Munzner, Tamara Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Human-centered computing; visualization; information visualization; visual analytics; data science
Nathan, Lisa Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Impacts of New Information Technologies; New Technology and Social Impacts; Individual and Collective Ethics; Climate Changes and Impacts; information ethics; Ethics of Care; sustainability; information policy; Indigenous Information Initiatives; value sensitive design; design; values in design; Generative Justice; Collapse | Adaptive Informatics
Norman, Wendy Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Health equity; Health care effectiveness and outcomes; Fertility and maternal health; Knowledge translation and implementation science in health; Population health interventions; Health services and systems, n.e.c.; Family planning; Health services and policy research; Contraception; Abortion; Population health equity research; Applied public health and population health intervention research; Health professional scope of practice research
O'Brien, Heather Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) All other social sciences, n.e.c.; user engagement; user experience; community engagement; information seeking and retrieval; information access; cognitive processes related to information searching and evaluation; health technologies
Quayle, Moura Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Economics and business administration; Public administration; Public policy; Knowledge Exchange and Strategic Design; Policies and Public Services; Social Policies
Rensink, Ronald Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) vision, attention, consciousness, interface design, Cognitive vision
Sinnamon, Luanne Silvia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Archival, repository and related studies; Library science and information studies; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); human information interaction; Information; Information Systems; information retrieval; New Technology and Social Impacts; open government and open data; research dissemination; knowledge exchange
van der Loos, Hendrik Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Rehabilitation Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Design for Safety, Design Methodology and Design Coaching, Roboethics