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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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 Press. 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3290605.3300346
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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. Association for Computing Machinery. 2018, pp. 432-442. DOI: 10.1145/3292147.3292175
  16. 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
  17. Mckay, D.; Waycott, J. Welcome from the technical program chairs. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2018, pp. iii-.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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