Dr Jenny Waycott

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 01
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Ageing and technology
  • Educational technology
  • Human-Computer Interaction (social technologies, older adults)

Biography

Jenny Waycott is a Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems. Previously, she worked as a Research Fellow on the project "Growing Old, Staying Connected: Touch-screen Technologies for Ameliorating Older People's Experience of Social Isolation". 

Dr Waycott has contributed to several projects in the fields of human-computer interaction and educational technology. Her research is concerned with understanding the role technologies play in people's learning, work, and social activities. Her recent work has focused on the design and use of social technologies for/with older adults, ethical issues in the design and use of new technologies in sensitive settings, creative uses of new technologies for social inclusion, and the use of social technologies in higher education

For more information see www.jwaycott.com

Recent publications

  1. Clark, K.; Duckham, M.; Guillemin, M.; Hunter, A.; Mcvernon, J.; O Keefe, C.; Pitkin, C.; Prawer, S.; Sinnott, R.; Warr, D.; Waycott, J. Advancing the ethical use of digital data in human research: challenges and strategies to promote ethical practice. Ethics and Information Technology. 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s10676-018-9490-4
  2. Baker, S.; Warburton, J.; Waycott, J.; Batchelor, F.; Thuong, H.; Dow, B.; Ozanne, E.; Vetere, F. Combatting social isolation and increasing social participation of older adults through the use of technology: A systematic review of existing evidence. Australasian Journal on Ageing. WILEY. 2018, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 184-193. DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12572
  3. Carrasco, R.; Waycott, J.; Baker, S.; Vetere, F. Designing the lost self: Older adults' self-representations in online games. DIS 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2018, pp. 441-452. DOI: 10.1145/3196709.3196773
  4. Waycott, J.; Wadley, G.; Baker, S.; Ferdous, HS.; Hoang, T.; Gerling, K.; Headleand, CJ.; Simeone, AL. Manipulating reality? Designing and deploying virtual reality in sensitive settings. DIS 2018 - Companion Publication of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2018, pp. 411-414. DOI: 10.1145/3197391.3197401
  5. Neves, BB.; Waycott, J.; Malta, S. Old and afraid of new communication technologies? Reconceptualising and contesting the "age-based digital divide'. Journal of Sociology. SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD. 2018, Vol. 54, Issue 2, pp. 236-248. DOI: 10.1177/1440783318766119
  6. Harms, L.; Abotomey, R.; Rose, D.; Kron, RW.; Bolt, B.; Waycott, J.; Alexander, M. Postdisaster Posttraumatic Growth: Positive Transformations Following the Black Saturday Bushfires. Australian Social Work1. ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD. 2018, Vol. 71, Issue 4, pp. 417-429. DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2018.1488980
  7. Alkhatib, S.; Waycott, J.; Buchanan, G.; Bosua, R. Privacy and the Internet of Things (IoT) Monitoring Solutions for Older Adults: A Review. Studies in health technology and informatics. 2018, Vol. 252, pp. 8-14.
  8. Waycott, J.; Thompson, C.; Sheard, J.; Clerehan, R. A virtual panopticon in the community of practice: Students' experiences of being visible on social media. The Internet and Higher Education. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2017, Vol. 35, pp. 12-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.iheduc.2017.07.001
  9. Waycott, J.; Davis, H.; Warr, D.; Edmonds, F.; Taylor, G. Co-constructing Meaning and Negotiating Participation: Ethical Tensions when 'Giving Voice' through Digital Storytelling. Interacting with Computers. OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2017, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 237-247. DOI: 10.1093/iwc/iww025
  10. Waycott, J.; Munteanu, C.; Davis, H.; Thieme, A.; Branham, S.; Moncur, W.; Mcnaney, R.; Vines, J. Ethical encounters in HCI: Implications for research in sensitive settings. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. ACM New York. 2017, Vol. Part F127655, pp. 518-525. DOI: 10.1145/3027063.3027089
  11. Carrasco, R.; Baker, S.; Waycott, J.; Vetere, F. Negotiating stereotypes of older adults through avatars. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2017, pp. 218-227. DOI: 10.1145/3152771.3152795
  12. Frauenberger, C.; Densmore, M.; Bruckman, AS.; Waycott, J.; Munteanu, C. Research ethics in HCI a town hall meeting. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. ACM New York, NY, USA. 2017, Vol. Part F127655, pp. 1295-1299. DOI: 10.1145/3027063.3051135
  13. Waycott, J.; Davis, H. Sharing the housebound experience through visual storytelling. C and C 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition. ACM SIGCHI. 2017, pp. 2-14. DOI: 10.1145/3059454.3059487
  14. Vyas, D.; Morrison, A.; Soro, A.; Waycott, J.; Ploderer, B. Welcome from the technical program chairs. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2017, Vol. Part F134477, pp. iv-.
  15. Vyas, D.; Morrison, A.; Soro, A.; Waycott, J.; Ploderer, B. Welcome from the technical program chairs. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2017, pp. iv-.
  16. Andrade, R.; Waycott, J.; Cox, T. Design and Evaluation of a Dynamic-Interactive Art System: A Mixed Methods Approach. Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2016. DOI: 10.1145/3010915.3010989
  17. Waycott, J.; Munteanu, C.; Davis, H.; Thieme, A.; Moncur, W.; Mcnaney, R.; Vines, J.; Branham, S. Ethical encounters in human-computer interaction. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2016, Vol. 07-12-May-2016, pp. 3387-3394. DOI: 10.1145/2851581.2856498
  18. Warr, D.; Waycott, J.; Guillemin, M.; Cox, S. Ethical issues in visual research and the value of stories from the field. . Palgrave Macmillan US. 2016, pp. 1-16. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-54305-9_1
  19. Warr, D.; Guillemin, M.; Cox, S.; Waycott, J. Ethics and visual research methods: Theory, methodology, and practice. . Springer. 2016, pp. 1-266. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-54305-9
  20. Waycott, J.; Vetere, F.; Pedell, S.; Morgans, A.; Ozanne, E.; Kulik, L. Not For Me: Older Adults Choosing Not to Participate in a Social Isolation Intervention. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2016, pp. 745-757. DOI: 10.1145/2858036.2858458

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