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Dr Ann Morrison

Dr Ann Morrison
Name Ann Morrison
Position Honorary Associate Professor
Section School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Qualifications GDipVisArts Sydney , MA Western Sydney , PhD Qld
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Information and Computing Sciences ( 080000 )

Research interests
080602 Computer-Human Interaction

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I am trained in Visual Arts, Humanities and Digital Media Design Science, with a PhD in Information Technology, "Situated play in open-ended interactive art environments" a monograph, from The School of ITEE, The University of Queensland, Australia.

My main research interest is in tangible, urban and pervasive computing, and focuses on situated play within AR/MR interactive installation, mobile, assistive and cultural environments.

My research discipline areas are:
Interaction Design
Human Computer Interaction

And through these I have worked on a variety of projects including:

Wearable computing (Vibrotactile Vest for EU funded CultAR)
Mobile Augmented Reality (AR)—MapLens for EU funded IPCity
Natural User Interfaces (NUIs)—CityWall for EU funded IPCity
Assistive Technologies for older or disabled—few small projects
Assistive Technologies for Urban Environments (interactive large furniture) as part of EU funded CultAR
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Designing Assistive Technologies for Animals and Owners (to help owners address behavioural issues (and Play!) in a manner that supports the people and that animals can work with, understand and enjoy)
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Professional memberships
ACM Association for Computing Machinery member

Assessor: The Australian Research Council (ARC) National Competitive Grants Program (External organisation) 2013-current
Assessor: FWO Interdisciplinary (Research Foundation Flanders) (External organisation)
(Member of panel) Jan 2013 - Dec 2019

Currently teaching courses/programs
Accredited PhD supervisor
Human Computer Interaction
Information Technology
Interaction Design

Information Environments Program, ITEE, University of Queensland, 2004-2007
Studio IV Physical Computing
Information Visualisation
Design Thinking

Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark 2010-2017
Multimodal Interaction Design and Perception (MIDP) MEDiology Masters Semester 7
Design and Artistic Methodology III (Art and Technology)
ArT Installation and Design (Art and Technology)
Design and Artistic Methodology II (Art and Technology)
User Experience Design MEDiology Masters Semester 7 (workshop on applied methods)
Ethnographically Informed Design MEDiology Masters Semester 6
Artistic and Academic Methodology (Interaction Design)
Project Supervision: MEDiology Masters Semester 7, MEDiology Masters Semester 8, MEDiology Masters Semester 10, ArT Semester 3, ArT Semester 4, ArT Semester 6

PhD course: Interaction Design Research: A Human Centered Approach to Design

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
15 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
2 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark 2010-2017
Semester Coordinator ArT4
Coordinator Prototyping and Fabrication Techniques (Masters Course)
Coordinator Interactive Industrial Design Products

Research most recent
Vibrotactile and Vibroacoustic Communications: Pairs in Interaction and Play. An Interactive Structure and Bodies in an Urban Environment. Morrison, A., Manresa, C., Knoche, H. O. & Jensen, B. W. S. 2018 In : Universal Access in the Information Society.

Vibrotactile and vibroacoustic interventions into health and well-being. Morrison, A., Manresa-Yee, C. & Knoche, H. 2018 In : Universal Access in the Information Society. p. 1-16 16 p.

A report on the first international workshop on research methods in animal-computer interaction. Zamansky, A., Roshier, A., Mancini, C., Collins, E. C., Hall, C., Grillaert, K., Morrison, A., North, S. & Wirman, H. 6 May 2017 CHI 2017 Extended Abstracts - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Explore, Innovate, Inspire. Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. Part F127655, p. 806-815 10 p.

Research most notable
Collaborative use of mobile augmented reality with paper maps. Morrison, A., Mulloni, A., Lemmelä, S., Oulasvirta, A., Jacucci, G., Peltonen, P., Schmalstieg, D. & Regenbrecht, H. 2011 In : Computers & Graphics. 35, 4, p. 789-799 11 p.

Worlds of information : Designing for engagement at a public multi-touch display. / Jacucci, G.; Morrison, Ann; Richard, G.T.; Kleimola, J.; Peltonen, P.; Parisi, L.; Laitinen, Tommi. CHI '10 Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. Association for Computing Machinery, 2010.

Like bees around the hive: a comparative study of a mobile augmented reality map. / Morrison, Ann; Oulasvirta, Antti; Peltonen, Peter; Lemmela, Saija; Jacucci, Giulio; Reitmayr, Gerhard; Näsänen, Jaana; Juustila, Antti. Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. Association for Computing Machinery, 2009. p. 1889-1898. Honourable Award Nomination.

Publications in ePrints

Zamansky, Anna and Roshier, Amanda and Mancini, Clara and Collins, Emily C. and Hall, Carol and Grillaert, Katie and Morrison, Ann and North, Steve and Wirman, Hanna (2017) A Report on the First International Workshop on Research Methods in Animal-Computer Interaction. In: 35th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: CHI 2017 - Explore, Innovate, Inspire, 6-11 May 2017, Denver, United States.

Morrison, Ann and Turner, Jane and Farley, Helen and Webber, Sarah and Oliver, Jessica L. (2017) Animal computer interaction (ACI) & designing for animal interaction (AXD). In: OZCHI '17 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction , 28 Nov - 01 Dec 2017, Brisbane, Australia.

Soro, Alessandro and Brereton, Margot and Roe, Paul and Wyeth, Peta and Johnson, Daniel and Ambe, Aloha Hufana and Morrison, Ann and Bardzell, Shaowen and Leong, Tuck Wah and Ju, Wendy and Lindtner, Silvia and Rogers, Yvonne and Buur, Jacob (2017) Designing the Social Internet of Things. In: 35th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: CHI 2017 - Explore, Innovate, Inspire, 6-11 May 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Morrison, Ann and Leegaard, Jack and Manresa-Yee, Cristina and Jensen, Walther and Knoche, Hendrik (2017) Interactive furniture: bi-directional interaction with a vibrotactile wearable vest in an urban space. In: An overview of recent advances in technologies of inclusive well-being. Intelligent Systems Reference Library, 119 (10). Springer Science+Business Media, Germany, pp. 183-220. ISBN 978-3-319-49877-5

Orso, Valeria and Mazza, Renato and Gamberini, Luciano and Morrison, Ann and Jensen, Walther (2017) Investigating tactile stimulation in symbiotic systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9961. pp. 137-142. ISSN 0302-9743

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