Current projects:
  • Funded by EPSRC GetAMoveOn Network, we are working with Healthy Stadia and the University of Glasgow to encourage middle-aged men to be more active, and understand the relationship between physical activity and mental health. PI: Dr John Rooksby. Co-I: Dr Marta E. Cecchinato, Dr Cristopher Bunn, Dr Parvin Asadzadeh, Dr Matthew Philpott.

  • Funded by the University of York, we are working on how to promote reflection on issues of work-life balance through hedonic and eudaimonic experiences of games. PI: Dr Jo Iacovides. Co-I: Dr Paul Cairns, Dr Elisa Mekler, Dr Marta E. Cecchinato.

  • Funded by the ESRC Productivity Insight Network, we are working on understanding what factors contribute to or hinder individual productivity across three stakeholder groups: crowd workers, academics and in the creative industry. PI: Dr Harry Pitts. Co-I: Dr Sandy Gould, Dr Marta E. Cecchinato, Dr Donna Poade.
Completed projects:

Keywords: junior doctors, wellbeing, resilience, work-life balance, strategies, microboundaries, workshop.

Tangibles and IoT for wellbeing (2017)
Keywords: Internet of things, IoT, tangibles, agency, privacy, ubiquitous computing, wellbeing, peripheral interaction, work-life balance, autoethnography.

Availability Management in a Constantly Connected World (2016-2018)
Keywords: microboundaries, strategies, work-life balance, always available, availability management, diary study, workshop, mixed methods.

Data LifeSwap (2015-2016)
Keywords: personal informatics, reflection, productivity, physical activity, work breaks, workshop, interviews, work-home boundaries. 

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Context-Aware Notifications and Smartwatches (2015-2017)
Keywords: notifications, geofencing, smartwatches, cross-device interaction, work-life balance, work-home boundaries, contextual interviews, diary study, autoethnography, mixed methods.

microboundaryEmail Use in a Multi-Account, Multi-Device World (2014-2016)
Keywords: email, cross-device interaction, work-life balance, work-home boundaries, contextual interviews, diary study, mixed methods.

P1040973Tactile Time Perception: Augmented Cognition (2015)
Keywords: augmented cognition, time, haptics, haptic feedback, physical computing, prototyping, in the wild, autoethnography, diary study.

guantoUser Experience Evaluation of Multimodal Interfaces (2013)
Keywords: haptics, haptic feedback, multimodal feedback, lab studies, mixed methods.

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Electrovibration as Haptic Feedback
Keywords: haptics, haptic feedback, lab studies, mixed methods.