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Janet van der Linden


Janet van der Linden’s research is primarily concerned with the human aspects of ubiquitous computing, exploring the interactions between people and technologies. Her approach draws on combining ethnographic in-the-wild studies of user practices with designing new technologies in areas ranging from home energy practices, health, music education and animal computer interaction. She has a particular interest in designing technologies for people with sensory impairments – with a focus on the development of novel haptic technologies, i.e. those that make use of the sense of touch, and that give feedback that people can make use of in their activities, almost as if the technology augments their senses.

Good Interaction design is fundamental to all computer based systems. It is Janet’s passion to bring the latest research in this area to her teaching – with a focus on user centred methodologies and designing for technologies that have a good fit with people’s everyday experiences.

Her teaching has included the following modules:

  • Interaction Design and the User experience – in development (TM356)
  • Developing Concurrent Distributed Systems (M362)
  • Java Everywhere (M254)
  • Software Systems and their Development (M301)
  • Postgraduate Computing Project (M801)

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