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John Waterworth

Senior Professor John Waterworth coordinates and conducts research under the Q-Life rubric, exploring ways in which ICT can be used to enhance quality of life and health.

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Location
MIT-huset, Campustorget 5, B467 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Research projects are listed on the Q-Life website.

Q-Life works to explore ways in which ICT can be used to enhance quality of life and health. My own research takes a psychological perspective and focuses on the subjective reality of living with information technology. Some technical areas of focus: speech interaction, hypermedia, information exploration, experiential/embodied interaction, virtual and augmented environments. Some human aspects: sense of presence, emotion and embodiment, experience of time-in-passing, memory and attention, creativity, ageing.

I have been doing interaction research since 1980, looking at people interacting with computers and using other communication devices - how they do it and what effects it has - a field that is sometimes called HCI research. I have carried out this research in the UK (1980-1988), in Singapore (1988-1994) and here at Umeå University Sweden (since 1994). Between 2000 and 2006 I also worked at the Interactive Institute studio in Umeå.

See my publications via the tab above. Recent books include: "Human-experiential design of presence in everyday blended reality : living in the here and now", co-authored with Kei Hoshi and published in the Springer HCI Series; and "Feeling present in the physical world and in computer-mediated environments", co-authored with Giuseppe Riva and published by Palgrave. I have published many book chapters over the years and papers in the following journals and conferences, amongst others:

Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces
Perception
Interacting with Computers
New Ideas in Psychology
Human Technology
Gerontechnology
Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments
Psychnology
Cyberpsychology and Behavior
Leonardo
Applied Ergonomics
International Journal of Man-Machine Studies
Behaviour and Information Technology
ACM SIGCHI conference
British Psychological Society Annual Conference

I have a PhD in Experimental Psychology, and I am a Chartered Psychologist of the BPS. My professional experience includes consulting for many commercial and governmental organisations.

2020
Springer Human Computer Interaction Series
Hoshi, Kei; Waterworth, John
2020
Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions: DAPI 2020
Hoshi, Kei; Waterworth, John
2020
Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions: 8th International Conference, DAPI 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 19–24, 2020, Proceedings
Moller, Henry; Waterworth, John; Chignell, Mark
2020
Information technology and systems: proceedings of ICITS 2020, Cham: Springer 2020 : 564-575
Tjostheim, Ingvar; Waterworth, John
2020
Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions: DAPI 2020
Tjostheim, Ingvar; Waterworth, John
2020
Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions: 8th International Conference, DAPI 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 19–24, 2020, Proceedings
Tjostheim, Ingvar; Waterworth, John
2020
HCI in Games: Second International Conference, HCI-Games 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 19–24, 2020, Proceedings, Cham: Springer 2020 : 202-217
Tjostheim, Ingvar; Waterworth, John A.
2020
Better Future of Healthy Ageing (BFHA) 2020, Zagreb, Croatia, April 6-7, 2020
Waterworth, John
2020
Technology and health : promoting attitude and behavior change, Academic Press 2020 : 67-88
Waterworth, John A.; Chignell, Mark; Moller, Henry
2019
Information Technology and Systems: Proceedings of ICITS 2019, Cham: Springer 2019 : 649-670
Mannapperuma, Chanaka; Street, Nathaniel; Waterworth, John
2019
Proceedings of ArtsIT 2019
Moller, Henry; Saynor, Lee; Waterworth, John; et al.
2019
On the Cognitive, Ethical and Scientific Dimensions of Artificial Intelligence: Themes from IACAP 2016, Springer 2019 : 169-187
Tjostheim, Ingvar; Leister, Wolfgang; Waterworth, John A.
2018
Presence 2018: Panels
Moller, Henry; Chignell, Mark; Kandylis, Demi; et al.
2017
Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2017, Umeå, Sweden — September 19 - 22, 2017
Danielsson, Karin; Lindgren, Helena; Mulvenna, Maurice; et al.
2016
23NKG2016 - 23rd Nordic Conference on Gerontology
Waterworth, John
2016
Human-Computer Interaction
Waterworth, John; Hoshi, Kei
2016
Integrating technology in positive psychology practice, Hershey, USA: IGI Global 2016 : 104-126
Waterworth, John; Waterworth, Eva; Álvarez, Paula; et al.
2015
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Vol. 7
Ballesteros, Soledad; Mayas, Julia; Prieto, Antonio; et al.
2015
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Vol. 7
Ballesteros, Soledad; Prieto, Antonio; Mayas, Julia; et al.
2015
Immersed in media: telepresence theory, measurement & technology, New York: Springer 2015 : 73-99
Riva, Giuseppe; Mantovani, Fabiizia; Lindh Waterworth, Eva; et al.
2015
Immersed in media: telepresence theory, measurement & technology, Springer-Verlag New York 2015 : 35-58
Waterworth, John; Lindh Waterworth, Eva; Riva, Giuseppe; et al.
2014
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Vol. 6 : 277-
Ballesteros, Soledad; Prieto, Antonio; Mayes, Julia; et al.
2014
Gerontechnology, Vol. 13, (1) : 37-46
Ballesteros, Soledad; Toril, Pilar; Mayas, Julia; et al.
2014
Proceedings of pHealth 2014: 11th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health (pHealth), Vienna: IOS Press 2014 : 164-166
Carús, Juan Luis; García, Sonia; García, Rodrigo; et al.
2014
Interacting with presence: HCI and the sense of presence in computer-mediated environments, Warsaw: Walter de Gruyter 2014 : 1-8
Riva, Giuseppe; Waterworth, John; Murray, Dianne
2014
Warsaw: Walter de Gruyter 2014
Riva, Giuseppe; Waterworth, John; Murray, Dianne
2014
Palgrave Studies in Cyberpsychology
Waterworth, John; Riva, Giuseppe
2014
Interacting with Presence: HCI and the Sense of Presence in Computer Mediated Environments, Walter de Gruyter 2014 : 32-45
Waterworth, John; Waterworth, Eva
2014
The Oxford handbook of virtuality, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014 : 589-601
Waterworth, John; Waterworth, Eva
2013
Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg 2013, Vol. 7, (3) : 229-245
Peter, Christian; Kreiner, Andreas; Schröter, Martin; et al.
2013
The Oxford handbook of virtuality, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2013 : 205-221
Riva, Giuseppe; Waterworth, John
2013
The 13th European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, 9–12 July 2013
Waterworth, John
2012
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments
Ballesteros, S.; Peter, C.; Waterworth, Eva L.; et al.
2012
BRAID Conference: Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development, Prague, 28 May 2012
Ballesteros, S; Toril, P; Mayas, J; et al.
2012
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments
Peter, Christian; Kreiner, Andreas; Schröter, Martin; et al.
2012
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments
Waterworth, Eva; Waterworth, John; Peter, Christian; et al.
2012
2nd International Conference on Aging, Cognition, and Neuroscience, December 14 2012, Madrid
Waterworth, John
2012
Interacting with computers, Elsevier 2012, Vol. 24, (4) : 190-192
Waterworth, John; Waterworth, Eva Lindh; Mantovani, Fabrizia; et al.
2012
Interacting with Computers
2011
7th Congress of the EUGMS (European Union Geriatric Medicine Society), Málaga, Spain, September 28-30, 2011
Ballesteros, Soledad; Sebastian, M.; Toril, P.; et al.
2011
New ideas in psychology, Oxford: Elsevier 2011, Vol. 29, (1) : 24-37
Riva, Giuseppe; Waterworth, John; Waterworth, Eva; et al.
2010
Human Technology, Jyväskylä, Finland: Open Science Centre 2010, Vol. 6, (2) : 250-268
Fällman, Daniel; Waterworth, John
2010
Immersed in media: telepresence in everyday life, London: Routledge 2010 : 183-196
Waterworth, Eva; Waterworth, John
2010
Are EU innovation and research policies making a difference in regions of the Baltic Sea area
Waterworth, John
2010
Brussels: European Commission 2010
Waterworth, John
2010
MTD 2010: Medicinteknikdagarna 2010
Waterworth, John; Lundström, Ronnie; Waterworth, Eva

Research projects