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When HCI Meets Architecture

Dr. Lesley McIntyre

School of Computing | University of Dundee

Monday, October 21 | Room 104, Deifendorf | 1-2pm

When HCI Meets Architecture
Dr. Lesley McIntyre

Dr. McIntyre will talk about SiDE and her research projects, introduce her PhD research and explain how the methods developed in this work have lead her, an architectural researcher, to working within the field of Human Computer Interaction(HCI).

The SiDE Research Hub, based between the University of Dundee and Newcastle University, researches four areas: Accessibility, Connected Home and Community, Creative Industries, and Inclusive Transport. She will present a selection of in-depth examples from Side projects, such as the Portrait Project, the Ambient Kitchen and the SiDE Driving Lab, which capture SiDE’s focus and exemplify their collective objective: Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy.

 Her Architectural PhD research, ‘The way-finding journey with a large Public Building: A user centered study of the holistic way-finding experience, investigated the social, spatial, temporal and physical ‘hot-spots’ (enabling and disabling elements of a building), as experienced by people with a range of visual impairment. She will present the methods developed and findings uncovered in this research, before discussing how they were the starting point for new research within realm of HCI through their newly funded project BESiDE: Built Environment for Social Inclusion in the Digital Economy.

 About Lesley McIntyre:

Dr. Lesley McIntyre (B.Sc., B.A. (Hons.), M.Arch. (Dist.), Ph.D.) is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Accessibility team as part of the Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy (SiDE) Research Hub, based at the University of Dundee, Scotland. With a background in Architecture, she has regularly lectured on aspects of architecture, methodology, and accessibility. Lesley has worked in architectural practice in Northern Ireland, New York, and Scotland and has undertaken human-centered projects across the world. She holds a Research Trust Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects(RIBA) and is Researcher Co- Investigator on the RCUK funded BESiDE: Built Environment for Social inclusion through the Digital Economy project.

This lecture is sponsored by the IDeA Center