The People and Technology (PAT) group is a collection of human-computer interaction (HCI) researchers interested in understanding, designing, and evaluating digital technologies. The group is committed to experience-centred, participatory approaches to the design of technology. The excitement of experience-centred, participatory design for us is in helping ensure that technological developments give people a chance for a richer life, to include people who too often are excluded, and to ensure that everyone feels free to think about and discuss what matters to them especially those people who feel they have no voice.
Grassroots Wavelengths involves pilot testing technology to support inexpensive, community owned and operated radio stations across Europe.
Grassroots Wavelengths is a EU H2020 ICT programme funded project that involves collaboration with academic, community and industry partners in Madeira, Edinburgh, Cork and the Black Sea region of Romania. The project involves pilot testing technology to support inexpensive, community owned and operated radio stations across Europe, in order to encourage citizen engagement, community deliberation, and the free flow of information within, into, and out of discrete geographic communities. Over three years, the project team will: 1) deploy and test a network of low- power community radio stations in Ireland, Portugal, and Romania; 2) work with community groups, journalists, and public good experts to develop a robust platform for expansion across Europe; 3) enhance use and accessibility of networked community radio through text-to-speech, community oriented programming applications, and other community-supported modes for contributing and managing content); and 4) work within the EU framework to establish a public support infrastructure for local ownership and revenue generation.
Prof. Chris Csíkszentmihály, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
Dr. Simone Ashby, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
Dr. Maurizio Teli, Aalborg University, Denmark
Conor Linehan firstname.lastname@example.org
Interconnected series of Irish Research Council funded PhD participative projects that used participatory action research, ethnography, and design-led enquiry in a variety of dementia care communities
An interconnected series of Irish Research Council funded PhD participative projects that used participatory action research, ethnography, and design-led enquiry with participants in a variety of dementia care community settings (e.g. home, residential care, community care) to understand together how design interventions can enrich community experience. These projects are ongoing and, to date, have resulted in a small number of technology prototypes that embody aspects of emergent understanding of care in these contexts, a better understanding of dialogical aspects of dementia care based in a growing appreciation of civic rights of people living with dementia, some progress on identifying approaches to engaging people living with dementia in these projects
Dr Nadia Pantidi email@example.com
The project aims to design and develop an evidence-based harm reduction intervention for illicit drug use in student populations
eSUB is a project funded by the UCC Student Fees Forum, and carried out in collaboration with the Students Union, the School of Public Health, UCC and the Health Information Systems research centre, UCC. The project aims to design and develop an evidence-based harm reduction intervention for illicit drug use in student populations. This intervention will be a new digital tool with which universities can meaningfully engage with the increasing problem of illicit substance use, and thereby contribute to the wellbeing and health of students in a tangible, measurable, and effective way. By supporting discrete and flexible access to screening and advisory services, it overcomes core barriers to student engagement with health services. The project is ongoing, and is being developed in a user-centered manner, with It also provides a means through which hard-pressed university services can reach the broad student population using technology that is central to everyday student life.
Dr Samantha Dockray firstname.lastname@example.org
This project examines how exposure to fabricated online news sources can distort memory, exploring who is most at risk and what steps online platforms can take to mitigate this risk for users.
This project examines how exposure to fabricated online news sources can distort memory, exploring who is most at risk and what steps online platforms can take to mitigate this risk for users. Recent studies have examined false memories for events such as Irish referendums on marriage equality and abortion and have involved collaborations with online news sources (TheJournal.ie). This project has received funding from the Royal Irish Academy and is conducted in collaboration with researchers in University College Dublin and University of California, Irvine.
Dr Gillian Murphy email@example.com
Cork Enterprise Centre, North Mall, Cork.,