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Stephen V.



Member since:

September 25, 2013

What is your professional background?

I'm Director of Multimedia & Interaction Design programs in the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland. Prior to moving to Australia I was a researcher in the CSCW Research Centre at Lancaster University in the UK. <buzzwords>ubicomp; CSCW; HCI; social- mobile- pervasive- computing; healthy ageing; awareness; education; health informatics</buzzwords> Find out more at, follow me at

Why are you interested in user experience design?

Technology usually fails for non-technical reasons.

What gets you passionate about life?

Passion is over-used, especially when it comes to talking about our work. I care about good design, I get really annoyed by bad design, but I get passionate about my family and about Bolton Wanderers Football Club :)


I'm an Interaction design researcher & educator, with main focus on social technologies in everyday settings.

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