David Kirk BSc, MSc, PhD, C.Psychol, FRSA
david.kirk at newcastle.ac.uk
|Update --- 2011
As of 23rd September 2011 I no longer work at the University of Nottingham - I am now to be found at the Culture Lab
, at Newcastle University, where I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing Science.
I can also now be found via my more permanent web home here:
My research is principally focused in the area of Interaction Design (or HCI). I'm interested in the design of interactive (computational) technologies, and in particular I'm interested in the study of human experience and the ways in which technology design can be centred on rich understanding of user-experiences.
As a social scientist and UX (user-experience) researcher I study people (predominently in-the-wild but occassionally in-the-lab) and use insights gained from this to design, innovate and evaluate new pervasive / ubiquitous computing technologies and services. My theoretical orientation to user research stems from interests in ecological psychology, pragmatism and phenomenology.
I have worked and published in a variety of areas including: computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW), tangible and surface computing, video-mediated communication, reactive environments (adaptive architecture), digital archiving (photos and videos) and technologies of memory, reminiscence and memorialisation.
BSc Psychology (University of York)
MSc Ergonomics (Loughborough University)
PhD Computer Science (Mixed
Reality Lab, University of Nottingham)
Socio-Digital Systems, Microsoft Research, Cambridge
Click here to see a list of my
Courses I have previously taught
G54IHC Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
G52HCI Human Computer Interaction
I was also full or part module convenor for the MSc
dissertation/project modules for the IT, Mngt of IT, ISD and ACS degrees (modules G64PIT, G64PMI, G64IDS, G54PRO).
Handbooks for these modules for the 20010/11 Year can be found below.
IT, Mngt of IT and ACS Projects Handbook
Cairo students MSc project handbook
MSc Presentation Schedule
Copyright © David Kirk
2009-11. Site last updated 26/09/11