Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor

Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction

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.

Jennyfer is a University Fellow at Charles Darwin University, a Research Affiliate of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy, and Disaster Solutions, and the Humanising Machine Intelligence Project. She is a member of the ANU Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), a Co-Chair of the ANU Science and Medical Delegated Ethical Review Committee (DERC), and a Co-General Chair of the 24th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI’22). She is also an accredited Mental Health First Aider, and a member of the ANU Ally Network.

When she is not researching, Jennyfer is busy flying gliders, playing boardgames, growing a veggie garden, and learning German.

Activities & Awards#

Convenor/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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