Research interests

  • Information interaction and use (human computer interaction)

Personal webpage

http://www.danamckay.com

Biography

Dana has a longstanding interest in how people find, use and interact with information. The primary goals of her research are to make it easier for information seekers to find the best information for them at the time when they need it. Dana has a long publication history in this field, but also considerable practical experience, having worked as a user experience expert in an academic library for ten years.

Recent publications

  1. Makri, S.; Chen, YC.; Mckay, D.; Buchanan, G.; Ocepek, M. Discovering the unfindable: The tension between findability and discoverability in a bookshop designed for serendipity. Proceedings (Part II) of Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019. Springer International Publishing. 2019, Vol. 11747 LNCS, pp. 3-23. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29384-0_1
  2. Buchanan, G.; Mckay, D. One way or another i'm gonna find ya: The influence of input mechanism on scrolling in complex digital collections. 2019 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). IEEE. 2019, Vol. 2019-June, pp. 287-296. DOI: 10.1109/JCDL.2019.00048
  3. Buchanan, G.; Mckay, D.; Makri, S. Take me out: Space and place in library interactions. Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval - CHIIR '19. ACM Press. 2019, pp. 45-53. DOI: 10.1145/3295750.3298935
  4. Mckay, D.; Chang, S.; Smith, W.; Buchanan, G. The Things We Talk About When We Talk About Browsing: An Empirical Typology of Library Browsing Behavior. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Wiley. 2019, Vol. 70, Issue 12, pp. 1383-1394. DOI: 10.1002/asi.24200
  5. Mckay, D.; Buchanan, G. Don’t forget to be the way you are: How to create a meaningful and sustainable research identity. Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '18. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2018, Vol. 2018-April. DOI: 10.1145/3170427.3170664
  6. Mckay, D.; Buchanan, G.; Chang, S. It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it: Design guidelines to better support online browsing. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Association for Information Science and Technology. 2018, Vol. 55, Issue 1, pp. 347-356. DOI: 10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501038
  7. Buchanan, G.; Mckay, D. Leader of the pack: On plagiarism prevention through research group enculturation. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Association for Information Science and Technology. 2018, Vol. 55, Issue 1, pp. 39-48. DOI: 10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501006
  8. Mckay, D. Stand in the place where you work: Digital implications of the use of the physical elements of a library during browsing. Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OzCHI '18. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2018, pp. 27-31. DOI: 10.1145/3292147.3292223
  9. Makri, S.; Ravem, M.; Mckay, D. After serendipity strikes: Creating value from encountered information. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Wiley. 2017, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 279-288. DOI: 10.1002/pra2.2017.14505401031
  10. Mckay, D.; Chang, S.; Smith, W. Manoeuvres in the dark: Design implications of the physical mechanics of library shelf browsing. Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval - CHIIR '17. ACM Press. 2017, pp. 47-56. DOI: 10.1145/3020165.3020179
  11. Buchanan, G.; Mckay, D.; Velloso, E.; Moffat, A.; Turpin, A.; Scholer, F. Only Forward?: Toward Understanding Human Visual Behaviour when Examining Search Results. Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OZCHI '17. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2017, pp. 497-502. DOI: 10.1145/3152771.3156165
  12. Mckay, D.; Buchanan, G. Slide over here: The various adjacencies of co-borrowed ebooks. Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval - CHIIR '17. ACM Press. 2017, pp. 385-388. DOI: 10.1145/3020165.3022159
  13. Buchanan, G.; Mckay, D. Something is lost, something is found: Book use at the library shelves. Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval - CHIIR '17. ACM Press. 2017, pp. 37-46. DOI: 10.1145/3020165.3020187
  14. Buchanan, G.; Mckay, D. The Lowest Form of Flattery: Characterising Text Re-use and Plagiarism Patterns in a Digital Library Corpus. 2017 ACM/IEEE JOINT CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL LIBRARIES (JCDL 2017). IEEE. 2017, pp. 159-168.
  15. G. Buchanan, .; D. Mckay, . The Lowest Form of Flattery: Characterising Text Re-Use and Plagiarism Patterns in a Digital Library Corpus. 2017 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017, pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.1109/JCDL.2017.7991570
  16. Buchanan, G.; Mckay, D. But What's Here is Mine: Materialities of Physical Personal Workspaces. Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OzCHI '16. Association for Computing Machinery. 2016, pp. 115-124. DOI: 10.1145/3010915.3010946
  17. Mckay, D.; Buchanan, G. You Can Check It Out But It Will Never Leave: Characterising Ebook Borrowing Patterns. Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval - CHIIR '16. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2016, pp. 203-212. DOI: 10.1145/2854946.2854970
  18. Mckay, D.; Awori, K.; Ferdous, HS. Three is a crowd? Our experience of testing large-scale social software in a usability lab. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction on - OzCHI '15. Association for Computing Machinery. 2015, pp. 407-411. DOI: 10.1145/2838739.2838827
  19. Mckay, D.; Buchanan, G.; Chang, S. Tyranny of Distance: Understanding Academic Library Browsing by Refining the Neighbour Effect. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG. 2015, Vol. 9316, pp. 280-294. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-24592-8_21
  20. Buchanan, G.; Mckay, D.; Levitt, J. Where My Books Go: Choice and Place in Digital Reading. Proceedings of the 15th ACM/IEEE-CE on Joint Conference on Digital Libraries - JCDL '15. ACM Press. 2015, Vol. 2015-June, pp. 17-26. DOI: 10.1145/2756406.2756917

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