Dr Marie Boden

Lecturer

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
marieb@itee.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53966

Overview

Human-centred design of digital technology

Marie is an Interaction Design researcher and educator in the School of IT & Electrical Engineering. Her main research interest is in social robotics and design of technology to support teaching and learning. Marie’s research focus is on how we can design technology to support and improve our everyday activities involving teaching and learning. With over 10 years of expertise on design of technology for teaching and learning, Marie collaborates closely with users in co-design and participatory design projects. She works with both quantitative and qualitative methods such as observational and immersive field studies, interviews, iterative design and prototyping. Triangulating results from different methods with the aim of producing design that will impact the users positively and for the long-term. Her research has been recognized with a Digital Disrupter award by Australian Computer Society in 2017. Marie’s expertise on the Technologies Curriculum is also acknowledges by the Department of Education Queensland who invited her for talks and expert advice on new Technology curriculum content.

Marie is a member of ITEE’s External Engagement committee. Marie is very invested in external engagement with industry and schools, she has over 10 ten years of experience from organising outreach programs for primary and high school students in STEM subjects. Marie’s work in the outreach work was awarded in 2011 with a Rising Star by Women in Technology and a Highly commended award for Best Higher Education Program for Ladies by Australian Women in Security in 2020.

Research Impacts

Involving teachers and students in the design process of teaching and learning technologies from the start means that we form a deep understanding of exisiting problems and address them through the design solutions. The research Marie does aim to have an impact on future teaching and learning to enhance both students and teachers in their every day studies and work.

Marie’s research is showing how new technologies can support the teaching and learning, and create engaging and positive education. Good design impacts the quality of the teaching and learning and impacts all involved in school communities.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Chalmers, Christina, Keane, Therese, Boden, Marie and Williams, Monica (2022). Humanoid robots go to school. Education and Information Technologies. doi: 10.1007/s10639-022-10913-z

  • Matthews, Sarah, Khan, Awais Hameed, Boden, Marie and Viller, Stephen (2020). Preserving sequential context: developing participatory video analysis practice. DRS2020, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 11-14 August, 2020. London, United Kingdom: Design Research Society. doi: 10.21606/drs.2020.296

  • Keane, Therese, Boden, Marie, Chalmers, Christina and Williams, Monica (2020). Effective principal leadership influencing technology innovation in the classroom. Education and Information Technologies, 25 (6), 5321-5338. doi: 10.1007/s10639-020-10217-0

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2022) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Matthews, Sarah, Khan, Awais Hameed, Boden, Marie and Viller, Stephen (2020). Preserving sequential context: developing participatory video analysis practice. DRS2020, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 11-14 August, 2020. London, United Kingdom: Design Research Society. doi: 10.21606/drs.2020.296

  • Matthews, Sarah, Viller, Stephen and Boden, Marie (2020). "...and we are the creators!" technologies as creative material. Fourteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Sydney, NSW Australia, 9-12 February 2020. New York, NY United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3374920.3374980

  • Bodén, Marie, Pretorius, Bianca, Matthews, Ben and Viller, Stephen (2018). DBugs: large-scale artefacts for collaborative computer programming. 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2018, Trondheim, Norway, 19-22 June 2018. New York, NY, United States: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. doi: 10.1145/3202185.3210773

  • Matthews, Sarah, Boden, Marie and Visnovska, Jana (2018). Engaging pre-service non-specialist teachers in teaching mathematics using embodied technology tools. Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Auckland, New Zealand, 1-5 July 2018. Auckland, New Zealand: MERGA.

  • Keane, Therese, Williams, Monica, Chalmers, Christina and Boden, Marie (2017). Involving everyone: coding and decoding languages. 11th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers and Education, WCCE 2017, Dublin, Ireland, 3-6 July 2017. New York, NY, United States: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-74310-3_58

  • 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. 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2017, Brisbane, Australia, November 28-1, 2017. New York, New York, USA: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3152771.3152787

  • 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. 11th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand, 7-10 March 2016. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE Computer Society. 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. 11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016, Brisbane, Australia, 4 - 8 June 2016. New York, NY, United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/2908805.2913019

  • Heath, Scott, Hensby, Kristyn, Boden, Marie, Taufatofua, Jonathon, Weigel, Jason and Wiles, Janet (2016). Lingodroids: investigating grounded color relations using a social robot for children. 11th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand, 7-10 March 2016. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/HRI.2016.7451793

  • 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. 11th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand, 7-10 March 2016. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/HRI.2016.7451841

  • 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. OZCHI '15, Melbourne, Australia, 7-10 December 2015. New York, NY, United States: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2838739.2838793

  • Epifani, Andrea, Boden, Marie, Meinicke, Larissa, Matthews, Ben and Viller, Stephen (2015). Designing for visually impaired developers. World Conference of the International Association of Design Research, Brisbane, Australia, 2-5 November 2015. The International Association of Societies of Design Research.

  • Boden, Marie, Dekker, Andrew, Viller, Stephen and Matthews, Ben (2013). Augmenting play and learning in the primary classroom. IDC 2013, New York, NY, United States, 24-27 June 2013. Danvers, MA, United States: ACM Press. doi: 10.1145/2485760.2485767

  • Dole, Shelley, Boden, Marie, Campbell, Chris and Viller, Stephen (2013). Green robots, sustainable cities and inquiring minds: young children engineer robots to create cities of the future. 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), Valencia, Spain, 4-6 March 2013. Valencia, Spain: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED).

  • Campbell, C., Boden, M., Dole, S. and Viller, S. (2013). Young children engineering robots to create cities of the future: A work in progress. 24th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Chesapeake, Canada, 25-29 March 2013. New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: SITE.

  • Boden, Marie, Andrew Dekker and Viller, Stephen (2011). Discovery table: Exploring the design of tangible and ubiquitous technology for learning in preparatory classrooms. 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, Canberra, Australia, 28 November - 2 December 2011. New York, United States: ACM Press. doi: 10.1145/2071536.2071543

  • Boden, Marie, Viller, Stephen and Dole, Shelley (2010). Spelling Bug: Benefits of using adaptive technology for training spelling in primary school classrooms. 22nd Conference of the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group of Australia on Computer-Human Interaction (OZCHI 2010), Brisbane, Australia, November 22-26, 2010. New York , United States: ACM Press. doi: 10.1145/1952222.1952295

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision