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Our New HCI Programme is Getting Increasingly Fixed

Here in Computer Science we are intending to create a new Human Computer Interaction (HCI) / User Experience (UX) undergraduate programme. This requirement came about because we are increasingly asked by business and industry to provide high quality technical people who understand the user too. We will be training outstanding (A-levels at AAB – STEM)…

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Simon Harper

UX Open Courseware

The new 2013/2014 Edition of COMP33512 User Experience Unit is underway! You’ll notice that I’ve left last years posts on the website as an archive just so you can look ahead as we go if you’d like. You’ll also notice that there is information that you should look at immediately under the ‘Important’ menu item,…

W4A

W4A 2014 – Get to Korea!

So the W4A14 programme is ramping up with a whole heap of good stuff. From a first class technical programme to the Wednesday Un-conference to the joint W4A-WWW panel session just announced. This year the W4A Challenge Winners will also be demoing in the main WWW conference event too as a cross-over activity to get…

Patronage in Research

It seems to me that patronage in the sciences is becoming more important than the science, or the proposal itself. With the EPSRC move to focus funding on specific researchers we are starting down a very dangerous path. The focus on ‘outstanding researchers’ with proven track records means that most researchers work will be lost,…