Senior Professor John Waterworth conducts research under the Q-Life rubric, currently exploring ways in which ICT can be used to enhance quality of life and health.
Research projects are listed on the Q-Life website.
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 on them - 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. 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.
See my publications via the tab above. Recent books include: "Primitive Interaction Design"(2020) and "Human-experiential design of presence in everyday blended reality : living in the here and now", both 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 other books and many book chapters over the years, as well papers in the following journals and conferences, amongst others:
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces
Interacting with Computers
New Ideas in Psychology
Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments
Cyberpsychology and Behavior
International Journal of Man-Machine Studies
Behaviour and Information Technology
ACM SIGCHI conference
British Psychological Society Annual Conference