Dr Jenny Waycott

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  • 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. SPRINGER. 2019, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 59-73. 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. Cavenett, W.; Baker, S.; Waycott, J.; Carrasco, R.; Robertson, E.; Vetere, F.; Hampson, R. Deploying new technology in residential aged care: Staff members' perspectives. Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OzCHI '18. ACM Press. 2018, pp. 200-204. DOI: 10.1145/3292147.3292214
  4. Carrasco, R.; Waycott, J.; Baker, S.; Vetere, F. Designing the lost self: Older adults' self-representations in online games. Proceedings of the 2018 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2018 - DIS '18. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2018, pp. 441-452. DOI: 10.1145/3196709.3196773
  5. Andrade, R.; Baker, S.; Waycott, J.; Vetere, F. Echo-house: Exploring a virtual environment by using echolocation. Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OzCHI '18. ACM Press. 2018, pp. 278-289. DOI: 10.1145/3292147.3292163
  6. Waycott, J.; Wadley, G.; Baker, S.; Ferdous, HS.; Gerling, K.; Headleand, CJ.; Thuong, H.; Simeone, AL. Manipulating Reality? Designing and Deploying Virtual Reality in Sensitive Settings. Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility - DIS '18. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2018, pp. 411-414. DOI: 10.1145/3197391.3197401
  7. 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
  8. 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 Work. ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD. 2018, Vol. 71, Issue 4, pp. 417-429. DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2018.1488980
  9. 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.
  10. Wahidin, H.; Waycott, J.; Baker, S. The challenges in adopting assistive technologies in the workplace for people with visual impairments. Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OzCHI '18. ACM Press. 2018, pp. 432-442. DOI: 10.1145/3292147.3292175
  11. Coghlan, S.; Waycott, J.; Neves, BB.; Vetere, F. Using robot pets instead of companion animals for older people: A case of 'reinventing the wheel'?. Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OzCHI '18. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2018, pp. 172-183. DOI: 10.1145/3292147.3292176
  12. Mckay, D.; Waycott, J. Welcome from the technical program chairs. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2018, pp. iii-.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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. Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '17. ACM New York. 2017, Vol. Part F127655, pp. 518-525. DOI: 10.1145/3027063.3027089
  16. Carrasco, R.; Baker, S.; Waycott, J.; Vetere, F. Negotiating stereotypes of older adults through avatars. Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OZCHI '17. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2017, pp. 218-227. DOI: 10.1145/3152771.3152795
  17. Frauenberger, C.; Densmore, M.; Bruckman, AS.; Waycott, J.; Munteanu, C. Research ethics in HCI a town hall meeting. Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '17. ACM New York, NY, USA. 2017, Vol. Part F127655, pp. 1295-1299. DOI: 10.1145/3027063.3051135
  18. Waycott, J.; Davis, H. Sharing the housebound experience through visual storytelling. Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition - C&C '17. ACM SIGCHI. 2017, pp. 2-14. DOI: 10.1145/3059454.3059487
  19. 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-.
  20. 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-.

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