Mr Peter Worthy

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
p.worthy@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51657

Overview

Through my Ph.D. research and work, I have developed a personal philosophy informed by human-centred design when developing technology for people. I am passionate about ensuring that interactive technology is truly designed for people so that it supports what is important to them within the specific context that they are using that technology. I believe that the best way to do this is to work with a team that has a mixture of disciplines that involves the people that we are designing for as part of that team.

I’m very happy now to be working on a project that seeks to support people living with dementia as it’s definitely continuing my learning journey. For me, working with a diverse multidisciplinary team is a clear benefit of the project as it is exposing me to many different viewpoints, something which I think is critical for successful design. IMHO design must be applied through working with people who have different experiences and perspectives on the condition that is sought to be changed or improved. Most importantly, Design must include the actual lived experience of that condition throughout its process. The Florence project is guided by a reference group of people with lived experience (established through the vision of Jacki Liddle) and I think this is an important step towards a deeper collaboration in the development of technology.

As an interaction designer I accept that, when designing and developing technology, I have a clear responsibility both to my employer/client and the person who will be using that technology. I have developed an interest in the ethics of the design and development of technology. I have one foot firmly in the de-colonialisation of design camp.

My interests extend across design theory and practice, human-computer interaction and user experience, and the application of the theory of these domains into practical and novel contexts. I have a strong interest in developing a vision for technology that supports a citizen-centric smart city and am seeking to extend my understanding of design research in complex and contested environments.

Publications

  • Doherty, Skye and Worthy, Peter (2017). Exploring journalistic values through design: a student perspective. In: Alessandro Soro, Dhaval Vyas, Bernd Ploderer, Ann Morrison, Jenny Waycott and Margot Brereton, Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction. 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, Brisbane, Australia, (376-380). 28 November-1 December 2017. doi:10.1145/3152771.3156140

  • Hunter, Trevor, Balachandran, Shiva, Worthy, Peter, Matthews, Ben and Viller, Stephen (2017). Soundscape: building connection between digital musicians and their audience. In: Margot Brereton, Alessandro Soro, Dhaval Vyas, Bernd Ploderer, Ann Morrison, Jenny Waycott and Margot Brereton, Proceedings of the 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Human-Nature, OzCHI 2017. 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2017, Brisbane, QLD Australia, (587-591). 28 November-1 December 2017. doi:10.1145/3152771.3156176

  • Karimi, Arafeh, Worthy, Peter, McInnes, Paul, Bodén, Marie, Matthews, Ben and Viller, Stephen (2017). The community garden hack: Participatory experiments in facilitating primary school teacher's appropriation of technology. In: Proceedings of the 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Human-Nature, OzCHI 2017. 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2017, Brisbane, Australia, (143-151). November 28-1, 2017. doi:10.1145/3152771.3152787

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Publications

Journal Article

  • Oogjes, Doenja, Bruns Alonso, Miguel, Wakkary, Ron, Lo, Joanne, Lee, Doris Jung Lin, Wong, Nathan, Bui, David, Paulos, Eric, Gatehouse, Cally, DiSalvo, Alyssa, Yu, Zishan, Worthy, Peter, Weigel, Jason, Viller, Stephen and Matthews, Ben (2016) Demo Hour. Interactions, 23 6: 10-13. doi:10.1145/3001768

  • Zimbardi, Kirsten, Colthorpe, Kay, Dekker, Andrew, Engstrom, Craig, Bugarcic, Andrea, Worthy, Peter, Victor, Ruban, Chunduri, Prasad, Lluka, Lesley and Long, Phil (2016) Are they using my feedback? The extent of students’ feedback use has a large impact on subsequent academic performance. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 42 4: 1-20. doi:10.1080/02602938.2016.1174187

  • Rowland, Susan, Green, Matthew, Lawrie, Gwendolyn, Myatt, Paula, Pedwell, Rhianna, Wang, Jack, Worthy, Peter and Zimbardi, Kirsten (2014) The ALURE of Massified Undergraduate Research. Australian Biochemist, 45 3: 15-19.

Conference Publication

  • Doherty, Skye and Worthy, Peter (2017). Exploring journalistic values through design: a student perspective. In: Alessandro Soro, Dhaval Vyas, Bernd Ploderer, Ann Morrison, Jenny Waycott and Margot Brereton, Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction. 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, Brisbane, Australia, (376-380). 28 November-1 December 2017. doi:10.1145/3152771.3156140

  • Hunter, Trevor, Balachandran, Shiva, Worthy, Peter, Matthews, Ben and Viller, Stephen (2017). Soundscape: building connection between digital musicians and their audience. In: Margot Brereton, Alessandro Soro, Dhaval Vyas, Bernd Ploderer, Ann Morrison, Jenny Waycott and Margot Brereton, Proceedings of the 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Human-Nature, OzCHI 2017. 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2017, Brisbane, QLD Australia, (587-591). 28 November-1 December 2017. doi:10.1145/3152771.3156176

  • Karimi, Arafeh, Worthy, Peter, McInnes, Paul, Bodén, Marie, Matthews, Ben and Viller, Stephen (2017). The community garden hack: Participatory experiments in facilitating primary school teacher's appropriation of technology. In: Proceedings of the 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Human-Nature, OzCHI 2017. 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2017, Brisbane, Australia, (143-151). November 28-1, 2017. doi:10.1145/3152771.3152787

  • Khan, Awais Hameed, DiSalvo, Alyssa , Wang Ng, Ki , Balachandran, Shiva, Hunter, Trevor and Worthy, Peter (2017). The sixth sense: augmenting sensory perception through critical design. In: TEI 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. 11th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2017, Yokohama, Japan, (745-750). 20 - 23 March 2017. doi:10.1145/3024969.3035533

  • Cervantes, Maria, Ramani, Ramya, Worthy, Peter, Weigel, Jason, Viller, Stephen A. and Matthews, Benjamin Robert (2016). Could the inherent nature of the internet of things inhibit person-to-person connection?. In: DIS 2016 Companion - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse. 11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (177-180). 4 - 8 June, 2016. doi:10.1145/2908805.2909418

  • Hensby, Kristyn, Wiles, Janet, Boden, Marie, Heath, Scott, Nielsen, Mark, Pounds, Paul, Riddell, Joshua, Rogers, Kristopher, Rybak, Nikodem, Slaughter, Virginia, Smith, Michael, Taufatofua, Jonathon, Worthy, Peter and Weigel, Jason (2016). Hand in hand: tools and techniques for understanding children's touch with a social robot. In: HRI 2016 - 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction. 11th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand, (437-438). 7-10 March 2016. doi:10.1109/HRI.2016.7451794

  • Viller, Stephen, Worthy, Peter, Boden, Marie, Weigel, Jason, Fitzpatrick, Geraldine, Rodden, Tom and Matthews, Ben (2016). IoT: designing for human values. In: DIS 2016 Companion - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse. 11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016, Brisbane, Australia, (61-64). 4 - 8 June 2016. doi:10.1145/2908805.2913019

  • Wiles, Janet, Worthy, Peter, Hensby, Kristyn, Boden, Marie, Heath, Scott, Pounds, Paul, Rybak, Nikodem, Smith, Michael, Taufotofua, Jonathon and Weigel, Jason (2016). Social cardboard: pretotyping a social ethnodroid in the wild. In: HRI 2016 - 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction. 11th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand, (531-532). 7-10 March 2016. doi:10.1109/HRI.2016.7451841

  • Disalvo, Alyssa, Watson, Leila, Yu, Zishan, Worthy, Peter, Weigel, Jason, Viller, Stephen and Matthews, Ben (2016). StoryLamp: Sentimentality is killing the world. In: DIS 2016 Companion - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse. 11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016, Brisbane, Australia, (141-144). 4-8 June, 2016. doi:10.1145/2908805.2909409

  • Worthy, Peter, Matthews, Ben and Viller, Stephen A. (2016). Trust me: doubts and concerns living with the internet of things. In: 11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016. DIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse, Brisbane, Australia, (427-434). 4-8 June 2016. doi:10.1145/2901790.2901890

  • Rowland, Susan, Lawrie, G., Wang, J., Zimbardi, K., Myatt, P., Pedwell, R., West, J., Veenstra, A., Kappler, U., Milward, L., LeBard, R., Howitt, S. and Worthy, P. (2015). ALURE: The Apprenticeship-Style Large-Scale Undergraduate Research Experience Project. In: HERDSA 2015: Learning for Life and Work in a Complex World, Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, (). 6-9 July 2015.

  • Worthy, Peter, Boden, Marie, Karimi, Arafeh, Weigel, Jason, Matthews, Ben, Hensby, Kristyn, Heath, Scott, Pounds, Paul, Taufatofua, Jonathon, Smith, Michael, Viller, Stephen and Wiles, Janet (2015). Children's expectations and strategies in interacting with a Wizard of Oz Robot. In: Bernd Ploderer, Marcus Carter, Martin Gibbs, Wally Smith and Frank Vetere, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction. OZCHI '15, Melbourne, Australia, (608-612). 7-10 December 2015. doi:10.1145/2838739.2838793

  • Dekker, Andrew, Worthy, Peter, Viller, Stephen, Zimbardi, Kirsten and Robinson, Ricky (2014). Designer client communication in web design: a case study on the use of communication in practice. In: Toni Robertson, Kenton O'Hara, Lian Loke and Greg Wadley, Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures: the Future of Design. Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2014), Sydney, NSW, Australia, (440-443). 2-5 December 2014. doi:10.1145/2686612.2686681

  • Colthorpe, K. L., Zimbardi, K., Dekker, A., Hay, P., Engstrom, C., Bugarcic, A., Long, P., Lluka, L. J., Chunduri, P., Worthy, P. and Marrington, J. (2013). Enhancing feedback provision and use through in situ audio commenting. In: Proceedings of the International Union of Physiological Societies 37th Congress. IUPS 2013: International Union of Physiological Societies XXXVII Congress, Birmingham, UK, (310P-310P). 21-26 July, 2013.

  • Colthorpe, Kay, Zimbardi, Kirsten, Dekker, Andrew, Hay, Peter, Engstrom, Craig, Bugarcic, Andrea, Long, Phil, Lluka, Lesley, Chunduri, Prasad and Worthy, Pete (2013). Enhancing feedback provision and use to promote learning through assessment. In: 36th HERDSA Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, (). 1-4 July, 2013.

  • Zimbardi, Kirsten, Bugarcic, Andrea, Kibedi, Judit, Rowland, Susan, Lawrie, Gwen, Wang, Jack, Myatt, Paula and Worthy, Peter (2013). The impact of authenticity and student ownership on learning gains derived from undergraduate research experiences in physiology. In: The IUPS and ADInstruments Teaching Workshop Programme Handbook 2013. IUPS 2013: IUPS & ADInstruments Teaching Workshop, Bristol, UK., (31-31). July 18-21, 2013.

  • Dekker, Andrew, Zimbardi, Kirsten, Long, Phil, Hay, Peter, Engstrom, Craig, Bugarcic, Andrea, Colthorpe, Kay, Lluka, Lesley, Chunduri, Prasad, Marrington, Justin and Worthy, Peter (2012). Examining the use of in-situ audio annotations to provide feedback to students. In: Proceedings of 2012 SoLAR Southern Flare Conference. SoLAR Southern Flare Conference, Sydney, Australia, (). 29-30 November 2012.

  • Colthorpe, K., Dekker, A., Zimbardi, K., Long, P., Lluka, L. J., Chunduri, P., Bugarcic, A., Hay, P., Engstrom, C., Worthy, P. and Marrington, J. (2012). UQMarkUP: effective feedback and consistent assessment for large cohorts with e-learning enabled ‘in situ’ commenting. In: Game On: Preparing our Biology and Biomedical Graduates for the Future. 2nd Annual CUBEnet Forum, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (). 10-11 December 2012.

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