Understanding Self-Report

Design is driven by our understanding of users? experiences. This may involve users? reports of their experiences, in the moment, after the fact, or ahead of time. Likewise many mental and behavioural health interventions rely on various forms of self report. In our new paper we look at how both design and health interventions might be better informed by attending more carefully to differences between different forms of self-report.

Kevin Doherty, Gavin Doherty, The construal of experience in HCI: Understanding self-reports, In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 110, 2018, Pages 63-74,?… Read more

Paper accepted to CHI 2017

UPDATE: This paper has received a Best Paper award (top 1% of 2400 submissions)! We will be presenting a paper titled “m-Health for Maternal Mental Health: Everyday wisdom in Ethical Design” at CHI 2017 in Denver. The paper is the result of a collaborative project with the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. CHI is the leading venue internationally for HCI research, and extremely competitive, with well over two thousand paper submissions per year. Congratulations to Marguerite Barry and Kevin Doherty particularly.… Read more

Paper in JAMIA

We are just beginning to explore the possibilities of m-health technologies, this paper looks at the feasibility for automatic support of a particular treatment for bipolar disorder:

Abdullah, S., Matthews, M., Frank, E., Doherty, G., Gay, G. & Choudhury, T. Automatic detection of social rhythms in Bipolar Disorder. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. DOI 10.1093/jamia/ocv200 (to appear, 2016).… Read more

Paper in New Media and Society

In a sense, interactivity is at the core of HCI, but what do people mean by it? This paper looks at use of the term within public discourse.

M. Barry & G. Doherty, What we talk about when we talk about interactivity: Empowerment in public discourse, New Media & Society, (to appear), 2016. DOI 10.1177/1461444815625944

This interdisciplinary work is funded by the Irish Research Council. More to come!… Read more

Paper in IEEE Trans. on Software Engineering

A paper on our work within Lero (the Irish Software Research Centre) has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. It presents an analysis of the problem space of parallel software development, including a taxonomy of the different problems which may be encountered, and the observations which might be used to diagnose them. The taxonomy and model are validated by an inter-rater agreement study with experts, and the prevalence of problems is explored through a survey with programmers.… Read more

Primary outcomes of RCT on SilverCloud Depression Programme

A paper describing the primary outcomes of a Randomised Controlled Trial of the SilverCloud Depression Programme has been accepted for publication in Behaviour Research And Therapy (5-year impact factor: 4.6). Well done to Dr. Derek Richards of the TCD School of Psychology and SilverCloud Health, and many thanks to our collaborators in the Aware depression charity.

D. Richards, L. Timulak, E. O’Brien, C. Hayes, N. Vigano, J. Sharry & G. Doherty. A Randomized Controlled Trial of an internet-delivered treatment: its potential as a low-intensity community intervention for adults with symptoms of depression.… Read more

Paper accepted to MobileHCI 2015

Congratulations to Mark Matthews who will be presenting the paper In Situ Design for Mental Illness: Considering the Pathology of Bipolar Disorder in mHealth Design at MobileHCI 2015. The paper describes collaborative work with Cornell University on the design of technologies to support people with bipolar disorder, supported by a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship.… Read more