Organizers


Kasper Løvborg Jensen

Kasper L. Jensen is a Senior Lecturer at Polytechnic of Namibia. His research focuses on developing and studying advanced mobile applications and services and how the users interact with them in everyday life. Specifically how the built-in sensors of mobile phones can be used to enhance the user experience and to inform user evaluations of the given applications. Since moving to Namibia, his research focus has changed more specifically to HCI4D and applications and services tailored to the Southern African context.

Gary Marsden

Gary Marsden is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Cape Town. His research interests are in Mobile Interaction Design and ICT for Development. He has co-authored a book, with Matt Jones titled “Mobile Interaction Design” which was published in 2006. He is currently director of the UCT ICT4D research centre and the UCT-Hasso Plattner Research School. He won the 2007 ACM SIGCHI Social Responsiveness award for his research in using mobile technology in the developing world. Despite all of this, he still cannot use all the features on his mobile phone.

Ed Cutrell

Edward Cutrell manages the Technology for Emerging Markets group at Microsoft Research India. His research concerns the exploration and measurement of human interactions with information technology. His current research focuses on ICTD and he seeks to understand how people in the world's poor communities interact with information technologies and explores new ways for technology to meet their needs and support their socio-economic development.

Matt Jones

Matt Jones is Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science at Swansea University, UK. His research is exploring the human-computer interaction aspects of mobile and ubiquitous computing; and, thinking about approaches for socially-inclusive and impacting design. He currently is involved in research projects in Africa and India. He was awarded an IBM Faculty Award in 2010 to work with the Spoken Web Group in Delhi.

Ann Morrison

Ann Morrison is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. Her prior work with Mobile AR addresses situated use and the environment. Morrison's research investigates mobility with tangible computing solutions that enable re-appropriation of technology for participants, by advancing an open-ended style of explorative interaction.