CHI SIG on Rethinking Mobile Interfaces for Older Adults

We've just had a CHI Special Interest Group on Rethinking Mobile Interfaces for Older Adults accepted for #CHI2016. Come along and join us if you are interested in designing mobile interaction for older adults.

Can mobile text entry be faster than thought? CHI workshop deadline approaches....

Inviscid text entry is the speed of entry at which the user’s creativity becomes the bottleneck rather than the text entry interface. Estimated at 67 words per minute by Per Ola Kristensson and Keith Vertanen (MobileHCI 2014 Paper), we are wayyyy off that on mobiles just now.

Knowledge exchange workshop with the Digital Health Institute

The Digital Health research group at CIS is hosting a knowledge exchange seminar with the Digital Health Institute (DHI) at the Scottish Universities Insight Institute on 10th March 2016, 10 am – 3 pm.

Draft programme

Digital Health & Care Institute
University of Strathclyde
Knowledge Exchange Seminar
University of Strathclyde, Scottish Universities Insight Institute
10th March 2016, 10 am – 3 pm, registration opens at 9.30am

CHI 2016 Workshop on Tangibles for Health

Along with Audrey Girouard (Carleton), David McGookin (Aalto), Katie Siek (Indiana Bloomington), Orit Shaer (Wellesley) and Peter Bennett (Bristol), Marilyn Lennon has had a workshop at CHI 2016 accepted on Tangibles for Health

CHI 2016 Workshop on Inviscid Text Entry and Beyond

Along with Ahmed Arif (Ryerson University), James Clawson (Georgia Institute of Technology), Per Ola Kristensson (University of Cambridge), and Keith Vertanen (Michigan Technological University), Mark Dunlop's had a workshop at CHI 2016 accepted on CHI 2016 Workshop on Inviscid Text Entry and Beyond

Legacy 2014 Impact Research Grant

Marilyn Lennon & Mark Dunlop of The Digital Health and Wellbeing Group and Mobiquitous Lab have just gained a research grant to investigate the impact and sustainability of the Legacy 2014 Physical Activity Fund.

MPhil Scholarships in Digital Health

The Digital Health & Wellness research group at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences of the University of Strathclyde has been awarded 8 Masters Scholarship by the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI).

The scholarships will cover the Scottish/EU tuition fee for registration in the M. Phil in Computing and Information Sciences programme. The duration of study for completion of the M. Phil is normally 12 Months Full-Time.

Eight project have been identified on

Carnegie Caledonian PhD Scholarships in Mobiquitous Computing

The Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarship scheme for students with 1st class Honours degrees from a Scottish University has launched for 2016. Worth around £16,000 per year in fees and stipend are prestigious PhD scholarships.

The University can only apply for five so departments have to nominate by 26 January - only new students with a 1st from a Scottish Uni are eligible and should have a full application to study at Strathclyde in place before the deadline.

8 Funded CompSci MPhil places in Digital Health

Matt-Mouley Bouamrane has just secured funding for 8 M. Phil places in Computer Science at Strathclyde in the area of Digital Health and Wellbeing. Funding from Scotland's Digital Health & Care Institute and open to Scottish and nonUK-EU citizens (but due to madness in HE funding after devolution, not to rest of UK).

More details soon....