Dr Dhaval Vyas

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
d.vyas@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 58302

Overview

*** Recruiting PhD Students for an ARC-funded Project ***

Dr. Dhaval Vyas is an ARC DECRA Fellow (2018-2021) and a Senior Lecturer in the Co-Innovation Group. His research spans across the areas of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). In particular, he focuses on designing IT tools for underserved communities. He has worked in academia and industry for over 15 years. He received a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from University of Twente, the Netherlands; a master’s degree in Computer Science from Lancaster University, UK; and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Gujarat University, India.

Research Interests

  • Compassion Lab: Designing for Under-served Communities
    The Compassion Lab focuses on developing technologies for under-served communities in order to bring about social change, and improvement to their health and wellbeing. It has a strong user-centric focus that aims to study issues at the grass-root level using ethnography and involve people in the design and development of technological solutions. Target Domains and Communities: - Low SES Communities - Refugees and Asylum Seekers - Women in Crisis Situations - Rural Communities in Developing Countries - Older Adults
  • Fostering DIY and ‘Making’ in Undeserved Communities
    The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and makerspace movements have shown the potential for high-tech innovation, democratizing production and creativity, and revamping of economies and broken educational systems. However, within HCI, the focus has mainly been on more affluent and technology-savvy population. HCI lacks the narrative on how DIY and making practices are associated with economically disadvantaged members of the community. In particular, the role of innovation hubs such as makerspaces and community-based social enterprises in uplifting the economically disadvantaged needs to be thoroughly investigated. In collaboration with makerspaces that involve economically struggling members of the community and job seekers, this project aims to investigate DIY and making practices of LSE members and develop a counter-narrative on makerspaces and its inclusiveness.
  • Human-Money Interaction
    How do we/families coordinate and manage money? What kind of role HCI can play in this domain? I aim to develop a new research agenda which focuses on the potential of money in connecting communities, bringing families together, supporting the under-banked population in the developing countries and how technology can be designed to improve current practices. I have several ongoing projects under this program – focusing both on the developed as well as developing country’s point of view. In a set of contextual interviews, we studied how Australian families manage household finance. We are also exploring household financial practices in the Sri Lankan and Indian contexts.
  • Quantified Self & Activity Tracking
    Within the research topics of Quantified Self (QS) and Activity Tracking, I have been focusing on supporting engaging social experiences for users; rather than on behavior change. A set of Android-based applications is developed in workplace settings to support activity tracking and fitness promotion. The aim is to enable employees to interweave activity tracking in their everyday routines and enable engaging social interactions in workplaces.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Twente

Publications

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Available Projects

  • This project aims to foster making and DIY (do-it-yourself) practices in low socioeconomic status (SES) communities. Working closely with an e-waste recycling makerspace based in Brisbane, this project will study the existing practices of makers from low SES and involve them in co-designing a technology that will help them in their future making activities.

    Outcomes of this project will include:

    1. An alternative narrative on makerspaces, backed by empirical data, on the role DIY and making practices play within low SES communities.
    2. An innovative co-design method that will involve ‘making workshops’ to bootstrap development of ideas for empowerment and creativity.
    3. Self-made, DIY technology prototypes that support low SES members in their specific needs.
    4. A theory of ‘Creative Collaboration’ for engaging people from low SES backgrounds in DIY and making practices.
  • This PhD project will be part of an Australian Research Council grant. The project aims to understand connections between making and health, and explores ways through designing technologies to support and foster making. It aims to study communal maker organizations such as men’s shed, women’s craft groups, and library-based maker organizations.

    Outcomes of this project will include:

    1. An empirical understanding of creative collaborative practices at communal makerspaces, using participatory and ethnographic approaches.
    2. A theory that establishes relationship between health and making.
    3. A user-centric technology that enables and fosters making in communal settings.
  • I am looking for PhD, Master's and Bachelor's students to work on a wide range of projects.

    The Compassion Lab focuses on developing technologies for under-served communities in order to bring about social change, and improvement to their health and wellbeing. It has a strong user-centric focus that aims to study issues at the grass-root level using ethnography and involve people in the design and development of technological solutions.

    Target Domains and Communities (including but not limited to):

    • Low SES Communities
    • Refugees and Asylum Seekers
    • Women in Crisis Situations
    • Rural Communities in Developing Countries
    • Older Adults

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Halloluwa, Thilina and Vyas, Dhaval (2019). Dhana Labha: A financial management application to underbanked communities in Rural Sri Lanka. In: , , (744-767). . doi:10.1007/978-3-030-29384-0_45

  • Halloluwa, Thilina, Bandara, Pradeepa, Usoof, Hakim and Vyas, Dhaval (2018). Value for money: Co-designing with underbanked women from rural Sri Lanka. In: Proceedings of the 30th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2018. 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, OzCHI 2018, Melbourne, VIC, (63-73). December 4, 2018-December 7, 2018. doi:10.1145/3292147.3292157

  • Almohamed, Asam, Vyas, Dhaval and Zhang, Jinglan (2018). Designing for refugees: insights from design workshop. In: Proceedings of the 30th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2018. 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, OzCHI 2018, Melbourne, Victoria, (92-96). 4 -7 December 2018. doi:10.1145/3292147.3292196

  • Taylor, Jennyfer Lawrence, Vyas, Dhaval and Sharp, Tony (2017). Diversity and coherence in a hackerspace for people from a low socioeconomic community. In: Proceedings of the 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Human-Nature, OzCHI 2017. 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2017, Brisbane, QLD, (238-247). November 28, 2017-December 1, 2017. doi:10.1145/3152771.3152797

  • Almohamed, Asam, Vyas, Dhaval and Zhang, Jinglan (2017). Rebuilding social capital: Engaging newly arrived refugees in participatory design. In: Proceedings of the 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Human-Nature, OzCHI 2017. 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2017, Brisbane, QLD, (59-67). November 28, 2017-December 1, 2017. doi:10.1145/3152771.3152778

  • Capel, Tara and Vyas, Dhaval (2017). Exploring the making activities of women in crisis situations. In: , , (238-242). . doi:10.1145/3064857.3079153

  • Halloluwa, Thilina, Vyas, Dhaval, Usoof, Hakim, Bandara, Pradeepa, Brereton, Margot and Hewagamage, Priyantha (2017). Designing for financial literacy: co-design with children in rural Sri Lanka. In: INTERACT 2017: Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2017, Part I. 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), Mumbai, India, (313-334). 25-29 September 2017. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67744-6_21

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Vyas, Hinal and Woodruff, Maria A. (2017). Everyday creative uses of smartphone images in biomedical engineering laboratories. In: INTERACT 2017: Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2017, Part I. 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), Mumbai, India, (335-343). 25-29 September 2017. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67744-6_22

  • Capel, Tara, Vyas, Dhaval and Brereton, Margot (2017). Women in crisis situations: empowering and supporting women through ICTs. In: INTERACT 2017: Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2017, Part II. 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), Mumbai, India, (64-84). 25-29 September 2017. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67684-5_5

  • Capel, Tara, Taylor, Jennyfer Lawrence and Vyas, Dhaval (2016). Using self-reported experiences to explore the issues of women in crisis situations. In: Proceedings of the 28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2016. 28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2016, Launceston, TAS, (483-488). November 29, 2016-December 2, 2016. doi:10.1145/3010915.3010962

  • Almohamed, Asam and Vyas, Dhaval (2016). Vulnerability of displacement: Challenges for integrating refugees and asylum seekers in host communities. In: , , (125-134). . doi:10.1145/3010915.3010948

  • Halloluwa, Thilina, Vyas, Dhaval, Usoof, Hakim, Hewagamage, K. P. and Sahama, Tony (2016). Gamifying mathematics for primary students in rural Sri Lanka. In: Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Game-Changing Design, NordiCHI 2016. 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2016, Gothenburg, , (). October 23, 2016-October 27, 2016. doi:10.1145/2971485.2971522

  • Almohamed, Asam and Vyas, Dhaval (2016). Designing for the marginalized: A step towards understanding the lives of refugees and asylum seekers. 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, (165-168). June 4, 2016-June 8, 2016. doi:10.1145/2908805.2909415

  • Halloluwa, Thilina, Vyas, Dhaval, Sahama, Tony, Hewagamage, K. P. and Usoof, Hakim (2016). Interaction design for tablet based edutainment systems for mathematical education of primary students. In: 15th International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, ICTer 2015 - Conference Proceedings. 15th International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, ICTer 2015, Colombo, , (). August 24, 2015-August 25, 2015. doi:10.1109/ICTER.2015.7377706

  • Snow, Stephen, Vyas, Dhaval, Lyle, Peter, Mallett, Miranda and Brereton, Margot (2016). Building connections: Technology design for living on a low income. In: 14th Participatory Design Conference, Aarhus, Denmark, (1-4). 15 - 19 August 2016. doi:10.1145/2948076.2948091

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Snow, Stephen, Roe, Paul and Brereton, Margot (2016). Social organization of household finance: understanding artful financial systems in the home. In: Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2016. 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2016, San Francisco, CA, United States, (1777-1789). 27 February - 2 March 2016. doi:10.1145/2818048.2819937

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Capel, Tara, Tank, Deven and Shepherd, David (2015). Understanding the use of a bug tracking system in a global software development setup. In: , , (222-226). . doi:10.1145/2838739.2838790

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Fitz-Walter, Zachary, Mealy, Erica, Soro, Alessandro, Zhang, Jinglan and Brereton, Margot (2015). Exploring physical activities in an employer-sponsored health program. In: , , (1421-1426). . doi:10.1145/2702613.2732815

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Snow, Stephen, Brereton, Margot, Dulleck, Uwe and Boyen, Xavier (2015). Being thrifty on a $100K wage: Austerity in family finances. In: Dan Cosley, CSCW 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (167-170). 14-18, 2015. doi:10.1145/2685553.2698998

  • Redhead, Fiona, Snow, Steve, Vyas, Dhaval, Bawden, Owen, Russell, Ray, Perez, Tristan and Brereton, Margot (2015). Bringing the farmer perspective to agricultural robots. In: CHI 2015 - Extended Abstracts Publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Crossings. 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015, Seoul, South Korea, (1067-1072). 18-23 April 2015. doi:10.1145/2702613.2732894

  • Capel, Tara, Schnittert, Johanna Frederike, Snow, Stephen and Vyas, Dhaval (2015). Exploring motivations of young adults to participate in physical activities. In: Bo Begole, CHI 2015 - Extended Abstracts Publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Crossings. 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015, Seoul, Korea, (1409-1414). 18 -23 April, 2015. doi:10.1145/2702613.2732800

  • Snow, Stephen and Vyas, Dhaval (2015). Fixing the alignment: an exploration of budgeting practices in the home. In: CHI 2015 - Extended Abstracts Publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Crossings. 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015, Seoul, South Korea, (2271-2276). 18-23 April 2015. doi:10.1145/2702613.2732808

  • Snow, Stephen and Vyas, Dhaval (2015). Fostering collaboration in the management of family finances. In: OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings. 27th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2015, Parkville, VIC, Australia, (380-387). 7-10 December 2015. doi:10.1145/2838739.2838746

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Snow, Stephen and Mallett, Miranda (2015). More than just food: field visits to an emergency relief centre. In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction on - OzCHI '15. OzChi'15: Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction, Parkville, VIC, Australia, (). 7-10 December 2015. doi:10.1145/2838739.2838787

  • Niculescu, Andreea I., D'Haro, Luis Fernando, Banchs, Rafael E., Yeo, Kheng Hui and Vyas, Dhaval (2015). Understanding welding practices on shipyards: An ethnographic study for designing any interactive robot welder. In: 2014 3rd International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2014, Shah Alam, Selangor, , (1-6). September 2, 2014-September 5, 2014. doi:10.1109/IUSER.2014.7002667

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Fritz, Thomas and Shepherd, David (2014). Bug reproduction: a collaborative practice within software maintenance activities. In: Chiara Rossitto, Luigina Ciolfi, David Martin and Bernard Conein, COOP 2014 - Proceedings of the 11th international conference on the design of cooperative systems, 27-30 May 2014, Nice (France). 1th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, Nice, France, (189-207). 27-30 May 2014. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-06498-7_12

  • Van Der Veer, Gerrit C. and Vyas, Dhaval (2014). Non-formal techniques for early assessment of design ideas for services. In: Building Bridges: HCI, Visual., and Non-formal Modeling - IFIP WG 13.7 Workshops on Human-Computer Interaction and Visual.: 7th HCIV@ECCE 2011 and 8th HCIV@INTERACT 2011, Revised Selected Papers. 7th IFIP WG 13.7 Workshops on Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization, HCIV@ECCE 2011 and 8th Workshops on Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization, HCIV@INTERACT 2011, , , (135-149). September 5, 2011-September 5, 2011. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-54894-9_10

  • Snow, Stephen, Radke, Kenneth, Vyas, Dhaval and Brereton, Margot (2014). Privacy in the new era of visible and sharable energy-use information. In: Tuck Leong, Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2014. 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2014, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (342-351). 2 - 5, December, 2014. doi:10.1145/2686612.2686664

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Nijholt, Anton and Van Der Veer, Gerrit (2013). Practices surrounding event photos. In: , , (55-72). . doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40498-6_4

  • Ojala, Jarno Aulis Olavi, Vyas, Dhaval and Lehtiniemi, Arto Juhani (2013). Technique for evaluating photo sharing interfaces with the early prototypes - Group simulation. In: , , (36-53). . doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39062-3_3

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Keijl, Edwin, op den Akker, Rieks, Nijholt, Anton and Van Der Veer, Gerrit (2013). Geo-locked Photo Sharing on Mobile Devices. In: CHI EA 2013 - Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Changing Perspectives. 31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems:, CHI EA 2013, Paris, , (1407-1412). April 27, 2013-May 2, 2013. doi:10.1145/2468356.2468607

  • Vyas, Dhaval (2013). Ethnography of software maintenance activities in an industrial engineering setup. In: , , (242-246). . doi:10.1145/2525194.2525269

  • Minuto, Andrea, Vyas, Dhaval, Poelman, Wim and Nijholt, Anton (2012). Smart material interfaces: A vision. In: , , (57-62). . doi:10.1007/978-3-642-30214-5_7

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Cui, Yanqing, Ojala, Jarno and Grassel, Guido (2012). Producing while consuming: Social interaction around photos shared within private group. In: , , (133-150). . doi:10.1007/978-3-642-34292-9-10

  • Vyas, Dhaval (2012). Domestic artefacts: Sustainability in the context of Indian Middle Class. In: ICIC 2012 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Intercultural Collaboration. 4th Association for Computing Machinery's International Conference on Intercultural Collaboration, ICIC 2012, Bengaluru, , (119-128). March 21, 2012-March 23, 2012. doi:10.1145/2160881.2160900

  • Vyas, Dhaval, van der Veer, Gerrit, Nijholt, Anton and Grassel, Guido (2012). Practices surrounding children's photos in homes. In: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts - CHI EA '12. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Austin, TX, United States, (). 5-10 May 2012. doi:10.1145/2212776.2223762

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Poelman, Wim, Nijholt, Anton and De Bruijn, Arnout (2012). Smart material interfaces : a new form of physical interaction. In: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts - CHI EA '12. CHI '12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Austin, TX USA, (1721-1726). 5-10 May 2012. doi:10.1145/2212776.2223699

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Bhatt, Hinal, Moroni, Lorenzo and Nijholt, Anton (2011). Feeling the life: A look into the visual culture of life scientists. In: , , (119-126). . doi:10.1145/2074712.2074737

  • Van Der Veer, Gerrit C. and Vyas, Dhaval (2011). Non-formal techniques for requirements elicitation, modeling, and early assessment for services. In: , , (285-286). . doi:10.1145/2074712.2074782

  • Veer, Gerrit V. D., Kulyk, Olga, Vyas, Dhaval, Kubbe, Onno and Ebert, Achim (2011). Task modeling for collaborative authoring. In: ECCE 2011 - European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2011: 29th Annual Conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics. 29th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2011, , , (171-178). August 24, 2011-August 26, 2011. doi:10.1145/2074712.2074746

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Nijholt, Anton, Eliëns, Anton and Poelman, Wim (2011). Exploring community building with an awareness display. In: 4th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2011. 4th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2011, , , (). May 25, 2011-May 27, 2011.

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Nijholt, Anton and Van Der Veer, Gerrit (2010). Supporting cooperative design through "living" artefacts. In: , , (541-550). . doi:10.1145/1868914.1868975

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Nijholt, Anton, Heylen, Dirk, Kröner, Alexander and Van Der Veer, Gerrit (2010). Remarkable objects: Supporting collaboration in a creative environment. In: UbiComp'10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2010, , , (37-40). September 26, 2010-September 29, 2010. doi:10.1145/1864349.1864357

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Nijholt, Anton and Kröner, Alexander (2010). CAM: A collaborative object memory system. In: MobileHCI 2010 - 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services. 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Mobile HCI2010, , , (415-416). September 7, 2010-September 10, 2010. doi:10.1145/1851600.1851692

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Van Der Veer, Gerrit, Nijholt, Anton and Heylen, Dirk (2009). "Show me, how does it look now": Remote help-giving in collaborative design. In: , , (131-135). .

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Heylen, Dirk, Nijholt, Anton and Van Der Veer, Gerrit (2009). Collaborative practices that support creativity in design. In: , , (151-170). .

  • Dos Santos, G. J.D., Van Dijk, E. M.A.G. and Vyas, D. M. (2009). Paper-based mixed reality sketch augmentation as a conceptual design support tool. In: People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology - Proceedings of HCI 2009. 23rd Annual Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCI 2009, , , (447-452). September 1, 2009-September 5, 2009.

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Van Der Veer, Gerrit, Heylen, Dirk and Nijholt, Anton (2009). Space as a resource in creative design practices. In: , , (169-172). . doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03658-3_23

  • Vyas, Dhaval (2009). Artful surfaces in design practices. In: Proceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009. 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009, , , (2691-2694). April 4, 2009-April 9, 2009. doi:10.1145/1520340.1520388

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Heylen, Dirk, Nijholt, Anton and van der Veer, Gerrit (2009). Experiential role of artefacts in cooperative design. In: Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Communities and technologies - C&T '09. Fourth international conference on Communities and technologies, University Park, PA, USA, (105-114). 25-27 June 2009. doi:10.1145/1556460.1556477

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Heylen, Dirk and Nijholt, Anton (2008). Physicality and cooperative design. In: Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction - 5th International Workshop, MLMI 2008, Proceedings. 5th International Workshop on Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction, MLMI 2008, , , (325-337). September 8, 2008-September 10, 2008. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-85853-9-30

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Heylen, Dirk, Nijholt, Anton and Van Der Veer, Gerrit C. (2008). Designing awareness support for distributed cooperative design teams. In: Proceedings of the ECCE 2008: European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: The Ergonomics of Cool Interaction. 15th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics the Ergonomics of Cool Interaction, ECCE 2008, , , (). September 16, 2008-September 19, 2008. doi:10.1145/1473018.1473026

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Dix, Alan and Nijholt, Anton (2008). Exploring mediated interactions: A design exercise. In: Proceedings of the ECCE 2008: European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: The Ergonomics of Cool Interaction. 15th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics the Ergonomics of Cool Interaction, ECCE 2008, , , (). September 16, 2008-September 19, 2008. doi:10.1145/1473018.1473041

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Eliëns, Anton, Van De Watering, Marek R. and Van Der Veer, Gerrit C. (2008). Organizational probes: Exploring playful interactions in work environment. In: , , (). . doi:10.1145/1473018.1473062

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Kulyk, Olga, Van Der Vet, Paul, Nijholt, Anton and Van Der Veer, Gerrit C. (2008). Structures of life: The role of molecular structures in scientists' work. In: , , (). . doi:10.1145/1473018.1473034

  • Vyas, Dhaval, van de Watering, Marek R., Eliëns, Anton and van der Veer, Gerrit C. (2007). Being social @ work: Designing for playfully mediated social awareness in work environments. In: , , (113-131). . doi:10.1007/978-0-387-73697-6_9

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Van De Watering, Marek R., Eliëns, Anton and Van Der Veer, Gerrit C. (2007). Engineering social awareness in work environments. In: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Ambient Interaction - 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2007. Held as Part of HCI Int. 2007 Proc.. 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2007, , , (254-263). July 22, 2007-July 27, 2007.

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Eliëns, Anton, Heylen, Dirk and Nijholt, Anton (2007). Experiencing-in-the-world: Using pragmatist philosophy to design for aesthetic experience. In: Proceedings of the 2007 Conference on Designing for User eXperiences, DUX'07. 2007 Conference on Designing for User eXperiences, DUX'07, , , (). November 5, 2007-November 7, 2007. doi:10.1145/1389908.1389919

  • Eliëns, Anton and Vyas, Dhaval (2007). Panorama - Explorations in the aesthetics of social awareness. In: , , (71-75). .

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Chisalita, Cristina M. and Van Der Veer, Gerrit C. (2006). Affordance in interaction. In: , , (92-99). . doi:10.1145/1274892.1274907

  • Vyas, Dhaval and Van Der Veer, Gerrit C. (2006). Experience as meaning: Some underlying concepts and implications for design. In: , , (81-91). . doi:10.1145/1274892.1274906

  • Vyas, Dhaval and Van Der Veer, Gerrit C. (2006). Rich evaluations of entertainment experience: Bridging the interpretational gap. In: , , (137-144). . doi:10.1145/1274892.1274921

  • Vyas, Dhaval, De Groot, Spencer and Van Der Veer, Gerrit C. (2006). Understanding the academic environments: Developing personas from field-studies. In: Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: Trust and Control in Complex Socio-technical Systems, ECCE-13. 13th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: Trust and Control in Complex Socio-technical Systems, ECCE-13, , , (119-120). September 20, 2006-September 22, 2006. doi:10.1145/1274892.1274915

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • This project aims to foster making and DIY (do-it-yourself) practices in low socioeconomic status (SES) communities. Working closely with an e-waste recycling makerspace based in Brisbane, this project will study the existing practices of makers from low SES and involve them in co-designing a technology that will help them in their future making activities.

    Outcomes of this project will include:

    1. An alternative narrative on makerspaces, backed by empirical data, on the role DIY and making practices play within low SES communities.
    2. An innovative co-design method that will involve ‘making workshops’ to bootstrap development of ideas for empowerment and creativity.
    3. Self-made, DIY technology prototypes that support low SES members in their specific needs.
    4. A theory of ‘Creative Collaboration’ for engaging people from low SES backgrounds in DIY and making practices.
  • This PhD project will be part of an Australian Research Council grant. The project aims to understand connections between making and health, and explores ways through designing technologies to support and foster making. It aims to study communal maker organizations such as men’s shed, women’s craft groups, and library-based maker organizations.

    Outcomes of this project will include:

    1. An empirical understanding of creative collaborative practices at communal makerspaces, using participatory and ethnographic approaches.
    2. A theory that establishes relationship between health and making.
    3. A user-centric technology that enables and fosters making in communal settings.
  • I am looking for PhD, Master's and Bachelor's students to work on a wide range of projects.

    The Compassion Lab focuses on developing technologies for under-served communities in order to bring about social change, and improvement to their health and wellbeing. It has a strong user-centric focus that aims to study issues at the grass-root level using ethnography and involve people in the design and development of technological solutions.

    Target Domains and Communities (including but not limited to):

    • Low SES Communities
    • Refugees and Asylum Seekers
    • Women in Crisis Situations
    • Rural Communities in Developing Countries
    • Older Adults