Ms Emma Nicol

Research Associate

Mathematics and Statistics

Personal statement

My research career has gained me extensive experience of ethnographic research with children, the design and evaluation of digital products for children and the development and evaluation of touchscreen interfaces. In recent times I have been conducting research with older adults using participatory design techniques. I also have a keen interest in educational technology and have published on my experiences of in-the-wild evaluations of museum interactives developed for the National Trust for Scotland, and on the use of digital simulations in professional education.

My research interests are chiefly interaction design and information behaviour.

I am currently working on EPSRC funded project investigating mobile text entry for older adults (OATS) with Mark Dunlop and Andreas Komninos. 

I am a member of the Mobiquitous Lab and i-lab research groups.

Publications

Enhancing transitions into civil engineering (EnTICE)
Nicol Emma, Switzer Christine, Bertram Douglas, Kenny Michael, Murray Michael, Ferguson Neil
13th Annual Enhancement Themes Conference, (2016)
Enhancing student transitions into engineering from underrepresented backgrounds
Switzer Christine, Nicol Emma, Bertram Douglas, Kenny Michael, Murray Michael, Ferguson Neil
13th Annual Enhancement Themes Conference, (2016)
Special issue on reimagining interfaces for older adults
Nicol Emma, Dunlop Mark D, Treviranus Jutta
International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction Vol 8, pp. v-x, (2016)
Rethinking mobile interfaces for older adults
Charness Neil, Dunlop Mark, Munteanu Cosmin, Nicol Emma, Oulasvirta Antti, Ren Xiangshi, Sarcar Sayan, Silpasuwanchai Chaklam
ACM CHI 2016, pp. 1-4, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2886431
A participatory design and formal study investigation into mobile text entry for older adults
Nicol Emma, Komninos Andreas, Dunlop Mark D
International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction Vol 8, pp. 20-46, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/IJMHCI.2016040102.oa
Designed with older adults to support better error correction in smartphone text entry : the MaxieKeyboard
Komninos Andreas, Nicol Emma, Dunlop Mark D
17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, pp. 797-802, (2015)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2786567.2793703

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