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.

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. Munteanu, C.; Mcnaney, R.; Waycott, J. Avoiding and mitigating ethical traps in technocentric fieldwork. Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '19. ACM. 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3290607.3298812
  3. Waycott, J.; Vetere, F.; Ozanne, E. Building Social Connections: A Framework for Enriching Older Adults' Social Connectedness Through Information and Communication Technologies. . Springer Singapore. 2019, pp. 65-82. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-3693-5_5
  4. Coghlan, S.; Vetere, F.; Waycott, J.; Barbosa Neves, B. Could Social Robots Make Us Kinder or Crueller to Humans and Animals?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ROBOTICS. SPRINGER. 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s12369-019-00583-2
  5. Waycott, J.; Vines, J. Designing Technologies with Older Adults: Ethical Tensions and Opportunities. . Springer Singapore. 2019, pp. 173-187. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-3693-5_11
  6. Davis, H.; Waycott, J.; Schleser, M. Digital storytelling: Designing, developing and delivering with diverse communities. . Taylor & Francis. 2019, pp. 15-24. DOI: 10.4324/9780429022746
  7. Baker, S.; Waycott, J.; Carrasco, R.; Hoang, T.; Vetere, F. Exploring the design of social VR experiences with older adults. Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference - DIS '19. ACM. 2019, pp. 303-315. DOI: 10.1145/3322276.3322361
  8. Knowles, B.; Rogers, Y.; Waycott, J.; Hanson, VL.; Piper, AM.; Davies, N. HCI and aging: Beyond accessibility. Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '19. ACM. 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3290607.3299025
  9. Baker, S.; Kelly, R.; Waycott, J.; Carrasco, R.; Hoang, T.; Batchelor, F.; Ozanne, E.; Dow, B.; Warburton, J.; Vetere, F. Interrogating Social Virtual Reality as a Communication Medium for Older Adults. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2019, Vol. 3, Issue CSCW. DOI: 10.1145/3359251
  10. Andrade, R.; Rogerson, MJ.; Waycott, J.; Baker, S.; Vetere, F. Playing blind: Revealing the world of gamers with visual impairment. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '19. ACM. 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3290605.3300346
  11. Alkhatib, S.; Waycott, J.; Buchanan, G. Privacy in Aged Care Monitoring Devices (ACMD): The Developers' Perspective.. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. IOS Press. 2019, Vol. 266, pp. 7-12. DOI: 10.3233/SHTI190765
  12. Munteanu, C.; Muller, M.; Fiesler, C.; Shilton, K.; Bruckman, A.; Frauenberger, C.; Kraut, RE.; Waycott, J. Sigchi Research Ethics Town Hall. Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '19. ACM. 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3290607.3311742
  13. Baker, S.; Waycott, J.; Vetere, F.; Hoang, T. The Technology Explorers: Partnering with Older Adults to Engage with Virtual Reality and Virtual Avatars. . Springer Singapore. 2019, pp. 231-246. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-3693-5_14
  14. 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
  15. 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. 2018, pp. 200-204. DOI: 10.1145/3292147.3292214
  16. 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
  17. 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. Association for Computing Machinery. 2018, pp. 278-289. DOI: 10.1145/3292147.3292163
  18. 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. Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility - DIS '18. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2018, pp. 411-414. DOI: 10.1145/3197391.3197401
  19. 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
  20. 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

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