Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor

Lecturer

Interests

  • Human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • Co-design/participatory design
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Climate action
  • Community resilience
  • Sustainable design
  • Tangible user interfaces
  • Indigenous language transmission, use, and revitalisation
  • Research ethics
  • HCI education

Research

Jennyfer’s research interests are design sustainability, technology design for climate action and community resilience to natural disasters, with a particular focus on bushfire preparation and recovery, and research ethics in computer science. Jennyfer’s work takes human-centred and collaborative design (co-design) approaches. She co-leads the Risk, Vulnerability, and Resilience research cluster at the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy, and Disaster Solutions (ICEDS).

Biography

Dr Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor is a Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the ANU School of Computing, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

She completed her PhD at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) on the co-design digital and tangible technologies to support the revitalisation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. She holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology from ANU, majoring in anthropology and information systems, and Information Technology Honours from QUT. Jennyfer has also completed a Certificate IV in Government and was employed in the public sector for a number of years.

She was a member of the ANU Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) from 2021-2022, a Co-Chair of the ANU Science and Medical Delegated Ethical Review Committee (DERC) from 2021-2022, and a Co-General Chair of the 24th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI’22).

Please note: Jennyfer is not supervising undergraduate, Honours, and Masters coursework student projects in Semester 1, 2023. Prospective MPhil and PhD students can still contact her by email.

Activities & Awards

Convener/Lecturer (2021-current): COMP3900/COMP6390 Human-Computer Interaction.

ACM CHI 2021 Honorable Mention Award for the paper Diagramming Working Field Theories for Design in the HCI Classroom (Ploderer, Taylor, Munoz, Bircanin, & Brereton).

For my complete and most recent list of publications, please see my Google Scholar profile.

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The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

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