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 Press. 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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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 Press. 2019, pp. 303-315. DOI: 10.1145/3322276.3322361
  7. 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 Press. 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3290607.3299025
  8. 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. . Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3359251
  9. Andrade, R.; Rogerson, MJ.; Waycott, J.; Baker, S.; Vetere, F. Playing Blind: Revealing the World of Garners with Visual Impairment. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '19. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3290605.3300346
  10. Alkhatib, S.; Waycott, J.; Buchanan, G. Privacy in Aged Care Monitoring Devices (ACMD): The Developers' Perspective.. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 2019, Vol. 266, pp. 7-12. DOI: 10.3233/SHTI190765
  11. 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 Press. 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3290607.3311742
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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. IOS PRESS. 2018, Vol. 252, pp. 8-14. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-890-7-8

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