Geraldine Fitzpatrick is a full Professor of Technology Design and Assessment and leads the Institute for Technology Design and Assessment and the Human Computer Interaction group at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). She was previously Director of the Interact Lab at the University of Sussex, a User Experience consultant at Sapient London (a business and technology company), and a Senior Researcher at the Distributed Systems Technology Centre and Centre for Online Health in Australia. Prior to undertaking her Information Technology degree at the University of Queensland in Australia, she worked in various clinical settings as a nurse/midwife. Her research is at the intersection of social and computer sciences, using mobile, tangible and sensor-based technologies in everyday contexts. Particular interest areas include how to support: collaboration and social interaction; social and emotional skills learning; health, selfcare and well-being; sustainability; and active engagement for older people. She has extensive experience in inter-disciplinary research projects in these areas, contributing expertise in the application of qualitative and mixed methods approaches to the design and evaluation of technologies in situ.
Geraldine serves as a member of the ACM CSCW Steering Committee. She has also served as: papers co-chair for CHI2010 and CHI2011; Subcommittee co-chair CHI2009; Video co-chair CSCW2004; Showcase co-chair CSCW2011; Exploratory Papers co-chair PDC2006; Associate program chair CHI03, 05, 06, CSCW02, 06, 13; Doctoral Colloquium chair Ubicomp06, CSCW13, C&T13, Group14, Interact15; and as a member of numerous other program committees. She has delivered over 15 invited keynote addresses at international conferences and forums, and been an invited lecturer at international summer schools, including being part of an invited team speaking at an ACM SIGCHI Education workshop in Beijing. She serves on the editorial board of a number of journals. She has been/is also a member of various other steering committees, advisory boards and evaluation panels for international projects and informatics-related faculties.
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A short history of Human Computer Interaction: a people-centred perspective
Human Computer Interaction (HCI) has always been concerned with designing technologies and interactions from a people-centred perspective. However what this means has changed radically over the...
Changing Academic Life: sharing experiences and strategies
It doesn’t matter with whom you talk or what country or institution they come from, almost every academic will say that the nature of academic work is changing significantly and that the...
Designing eHealth technologies that work lessons from HCI/CSCW research
The promises of IT for transforming healthcare have been around for decades, from single site electronic patient records in the 1970s, to recent large-scale national eHealth/electronic record...
Moving care into the home: reimagining mHealth, telecare and selfcare
Technology is seen as the critical enabler for moving care out of clinical settings into patients’ hands and homes, for empowering people to be active in their own health and well-being and...
Technology for older people is more than big buttons designing technology for engagement
Who we think technologies are for, and how we design for them, can be radically influenced by how we think about people and their issues. This is particularly so with older people, where notions...
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