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. Mckay, D.; Buchanan, G. Don’t forget to be the way you are: How to create a meaningful and sustainable research identity. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2018, Vol. 2018-April. DOI: 10.1145/3170427.3170664
  2. Makri, S.; Ravem, M.; Mckay, D. After serendipity strikes: Creating value from encountered information. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 2017, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 279-288. DOI: 10.1002/pra2.2017.14505401031
  3. Mckay, D.; Chang, S.; Smith, W. Manoeuvres in the dark: Design implications of the physical mechanics of library shelf browsing. CHIIR 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval. 2017, pp. 47-56. DOI: 10.1145/3020165.3020179
  4. 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. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2017, pp. 497-502. DOI: 10.1145/3152771.3156165
  5. Mckay, D.; Buchanan, G. Slide over here: The various adjacencies of co-borrowed ebooks. CHIIR 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval. 2017, pp. 385-388. DOI: 10.1145/3020165.3022159
  6. Buchanan, G.; Mckay, D. Something is lost, something is found: Book use at the library shelves. CHIIR 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval. 2017, pp. 37-46. DOI: 10.1145/3020165.3020187
  7. 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
  8. Buchanan, G.; Mckay, D. But What's Here is Mine: Materialities of Physical Personal Workspaces. Proceedings of the 28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2016. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2016. DOI: 10.1145/3010915.3010946
  9. Mckay, D.; Buchanan, G. You Can Check It Out But It Will Never Leave: Characterising Ebook Borrowing Patterns. CHIIR 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2016, pp. 203-212. DOI: 10.1145/2854946.2854970
  10. Mckay, D.; Awori, K.; Ferdous, HS. Three is a crowd? Our experience of testing large-scale social software in a usability lab. OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings. Association for Computing Machinery. 2015, pp. 407-411. DOI: 10.1145/2838739.2838827
  11. 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
  12. Buchanan, G.; Mckay, D.; Levitt, J. Where My Books Go: Choice and Place in Digital Reading. Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. ACM Press. 2015, Vol. 2015-June, pp. 17-26. DOI: 10.1145/2756406.2756917
  13. Mckay, D. Bend Me, Shape Me: A Practical Experience of Repurposing Research Data. Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. IEEE. 2014, pp. 399-402. DOI: 10.1109/JCDL.2014.6970196
  14. 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, OzCHI 2014. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2014, pp. 97-106. DOI: 10.1145/2686612.2686625
  15. 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: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration, OzCHI 2013. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2013, pp. 497-506. DOI: 10.1145/2541016.2541031
  16. 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). 2012, Vol. 7489 LNCS, pp. 13-24. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33290-6_2
  17. Hinze, A.; Mckay, D.; Vanderschantz, N.; Timpany, C.; Cunningham, SJ. Book selection behavior in the physical library: Implications for ebook collections. Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. 2012, pp. 305-314. DOI: 10.1145/2232817.2232874
  18. 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, OzCHI 2012. 2012, pp. 381-390. DOI: 10.1145/2414536.2414597
  19. Mckay, D. A jump to the left (and then a step to the right): Reading practices within academic ebooks. Proceedings of the 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2011. 2011, pp. 202-210. DOI: 10.1145/2071536.2071569
  20. Mckay, D. Gotta keep 'em separated: Why the single search box may not be right for libraries. CHINZ 2011 - Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Chapter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction. 2011, pp. 109-112. DOI: 10.1145/2000756.2000772

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