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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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). IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017, pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.1109/JCDL.2017.7991570
  10. 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. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2016. DOI: 10.1145/3010915.3010946
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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 INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG. 2015, Vol. 9316, pp. 280-294. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-24592-8_21
  14. 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
  15. Mckay, D. Bend Me, Shape Me: A Practical Experience of Repurposing Research Data. IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. IEEE. 2014, pp. 399-402. DOI: 10.1109/JCDL.2014.6970196
  16. Mckay, D.; Buchanan, G. On the other side from you: How library design facilitates and hinders group work. Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures the Future of Design - OzCHI '14. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2014, pp. 97-106. DOI: 10.1145/2686612.2686625
  17. Mckay, D.; Buchanan, G. Boxing clever: How searchers use and adapt to a onebox library search. Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration - OzCHI '13. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2013, pp. 497-506. DOI: 10.1145/2541016.2541031
  18. Mckay, D.; Hinze, A.; Heese, R.; Vanderschantz, N.; Timpany, C.; Cunningham, SJ. An exploration of ebook selection behavior in academic library collections. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2012, Vol. 7489 LNCS, pp. 13-24. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33290-6_2
  19. Hinze, A.; Mckay, D.; Vanderschantz, N.; Timpany, C.; Cunningham, SJ. Book selection behavior in the physical library: Implications for ebook collections. Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital Libraries - JCDL '12. ACM Press. 2012, pp. 305-314. DOI: 10.1145/2232817.2232874
  20. Mckay, D.; Buchanan, G.; Vanderschantz, N.; Timpany, C.; Cunningham, SJ.; Hinze, A. Judging a book by its cover: Interface elements that affect reader selection of ebooks. Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on - OzCHI '12. ACM Press. 2012, pp. 381-390. DOI: 10.1145/2414536.2414597

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