I'm a lecturer in the School of Computing Science within Newcastle University. Specifically, my research is concerned with Interaction Design for healthcare, education and wellbeing. I am driven by a desire to design technologies which better meet the needs and practices of people in their everyday lives and in doing so I apply participatory and user-centred design methods.
Prior to joining the Culture Lab I was a research fellow in the Interact lab within the University of Sussex, working on projects like the shyness in pervasive computing project and the motivating mobility project.
I completed my DPhil in the IDEAs lab . My work investigated how the learning context influences the emotions experienced by students. This work was aided through the Subtle Stone, a novel technology that I designed and developed to support students in their private communication of emotional experience to their class teacher (and a researcher).
I have a PhD studentship available to someone interested in doing interaction design work investigating the role for digital technologies in supporting play within a children's hospital. We have a hospital interested in collaborating with us, so this is a real opportunity to do some wonderfully applied work that could make a real difference to children's... Continue reading…
Kim, C., Balaam, M. (2011.) Monitoring Affective and Motivational Aspects of Learning Experience with the Subtle Stone Paper to be presented at the DULP workshop as part of ICALT 2011. Full position paper will be available on my site after the ICALT conference.
Type of Publication: Workshop.
Balaam, M., Rennick Egglestone, S., Fitzpatrick, G., Rodden, T., Hughes, A., Wilkinson, A., Nind, T., Axelrod, L., Harris. E., Ricketts, I., Mawson, S., Burridge, J. (2011.) Motivating Mobility: Designing for Lived Motivation in Stroke Rehabilitation Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vancouver, Canada, ACM (CHI 2011). © Copyright 2011 by ACM, Inc.
Type of Publication: Conference.