Dr Patrick Pang

  • Room: Level: 08 Room: 8.13
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information-Seeking Behaviour
  • Information Visualisation
  • Participatory Health

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Patrick Pang is a Senior Tutor and a researcher in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, in where he mainly assists in the internship programs and seeks for new internship opportunities for students. His research interests include health informatics, health information-seeking behaviour, participatory health and information visualisation. Using everyday consumer technologies, which are immediately available to the general public, his work keeps people engaged in personal health management and delivers better health outcomes. He has also taught a range of IT subjects, such as database systems, web application development, Java programming, and front-end technologies. After years of working in the industry, he is now dedicated to bringing practical knowledge, team collaboration techniques and project management skills into his teaching.

Recent publications

  1. Pang C, Biuk-Aghai RP, Yang M, Pang B. Creating realistic map-like visualisations: Results from user studies. JOURNAL OF VISUAL LANGUAGES AND COMPUTING. Academic Press - Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 43. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvlc.2017.09.002
  2. Pang C, Clavisi O, Chang S. Engaging consumers with musculoskeletal conditions in health research: A user-centred perspective. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. IOS Press. 2017, Vol. 239. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-783-2-104
  3. Biuk-Aghai RP, Pang C, Pang B. Map-like visualisations vs. treemaps - An experimental comparison. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2017, Vol. Part F130152. DOI: 10.1145/3105971.3105976
  4. Pang C, Chang S, Verspoor C, Pearce J. Designing Health Websites Based on Users' Web-Based Information-Seeking Behaviors: A Mixed-Method Observational Study. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2016, Vol. 18, Issue 6. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.5661
  5. Pang C, Verspoor C, Pearce J, Chang S. Finding and Exploring Health Information with a Slider-Based User Interface. 24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC). IOS Press. 2016, Vol. 227. Editors: Georgiou A, Schaper LK, Whetton S. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-666-8-106
  6. Pang C, Chang S, Verspoor C, Pearce J. Innovation in designing health information websites: Results from a quantitative study. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings. 2016.
  7. Pang C, Harrop M, Verspoor C, Pearce J, Chang S. What are health website visitors doing? Insights from visualisations towards exploratory search. 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI). 2016. DOI: 10.1145/3010915.3011843
  8. Pang C, Biuk-Aghai RP, Yang M. What makes you think this is a map? suggestions for creating map-like visualisations. 9th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI). 2016. DOI: 10.1145/2968220.2968239
  9. Biuk-Aghai RP, Yang M, Pang C, Ao WH, Fong S, Si Y-W. A map-like visualisation method based on liquid modelling. JOURNAL OF VISUAL LANGUAGES AND COMPUTING. Academic Press - Elsevier Science. 2015, Vol. 31. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvlc.2015.10.003
  10. Pang C, Verspoor C, Pearce J, Chang S. Better health explorer: Designing for health information seekers. OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings. 2015. DOI: 10.1145/2838739.2838772
  11. Pang C, Verspoor C, Chang S, Pearce J. Better health information exploration. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2015, Vol. 07-December-2015. DOI: 10.1145/2846439.2846444
  12. Pang C, Verspoor C, Chang S, Pearce J. Conceptualising health information seeking behaviours and exploratory search: result of a qualitative study. HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY. Dr Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag. 2015, Vol. 5, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1007/s12553-015-0096-0
  13. Pang C, Si S-S, Chio S-K. A New Way to Use Wikipedia in Education: A Pilot Study of Map-like Wikipedia Visualization on iPad. International Journal of Future Computer and Communication. 2014. DOI: 10.7763/IJFCC.2014.V3.265
  14. Pang C, Verspoor C, Chang S, Pearce J. Designing for health exploratory seeking behaviour. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen * Lehrstuhl Informatik V. 2014, Vol. 1276.
  15. Pang C, Chang S, Pearce J, Verspoor C. Online Health Information Seeking Behaviour: Understanding Different Search Approaches. Proceedings of the 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014). AISel. 2014.

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