We have a fantastic group of Student Volunteers to help out at PDC2010.
Student Volunteers are entitled to free registration in exchange for their assistance with:
- general conference preparation
- orienting conference participants
- on-site registration of conference participants
- presentation setups, support and takedowns
- general troubleshooting
- managing the main conference desk
- being nice and helpful where required.
During the conference, Student Volunteers will be wearing bright yellow scarves. Feel free to approach them with any questions you may have or if you require assistance with any of the above. Look out for the following names and faces:
Dean is passionate about the potential for technology to improve people’s lives. Dean has 10 years experience as an Information Systems researcher with Australia’s CSIRO, where he led a number of research activities that investigated the potential for collaboration technologies to support remote group work. He is now undertaking a PhD on transaction-based collaborative systems. His research focuses on people’s collaborative planning and decision-making activity, with a major case study on travel planning.
Claudia is a researcher in the Sense-Aware Lab, in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB), at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia. Her research focuses on evaluating situated and interactive media that utilises physical, gestural, tactile, auditory, tangible and wearable interaction. Claudia’s primary research interest is the design and evaluation of innovative interactive interfaces through the application of User-Centred Design techniques and the study of new approaches to human-computer interaction.
Jodie is a Masters by Research candidate at the Urban Informatics Lab of the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology. Jodie’s postgraduate studies focus on human interaction and participatory content creation in urban spaces, with an emphasis on the combined potential of new technology and creative practice in the promotion of community engagement that generates social capital. Her Master project is entitled: Thinking inside the Square: Facilitating Intercultural Citizenship in Civic Spaces with New Media.
Richard a PhD candidate at the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). As an undergraduate, he was awarded a place on the Dean’s List for Academic Excellence from the Faculty of Information Technology in 2006. He was the first undergraduate to conduct research within Boeing Australia Limited, investigating the corporate implementation of large-scale information systems and electronic knowledge repositories. His current research explores energy conservation in domestic environments.
Vera is a part-time student studying the Masters of Interactive Multimedia program at UTS. She has been working as a user interface designer for more than 8 years at Canon Research & Development Company – CISRA Pty Ltd. She hopes to further expand her career in the area of user experience design.
Maria has a Master in Computer Science and Communication, from Roskilde University, Denmark. Her PhD is about how to IT-support clinical overviews in hospital emergency wards. Her research interests include Participatory Design, pilot implementation, user driven innovation, health informatics
Josh is completing the Honours year of his undergraduate degree at the University of Western Sydney, and currently working at Digital Eskimo as an intern.
Eunice comes to the conference from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia, where she is pursuing a PhD in online learning communities.
Cristen is doing postgraduate study in interactive multimedia at UTS. As part of the course, she is learning about interaction design and relishes the chance to understand user-centred approaches to design. She works full time as a project coordinator for Pearson Australia Group.
Susan has been overseas doing her fieldwork for her PhD. She is a member of the Interaction Design& Human Practices Lab.
Tony is an interface designer studying part-time at UTS on the postgraduate programs in interactive multimedia.
Vedad is a PhD student at UTS from a diverse background in science, engineering, music and arts. His thesis topic is on interactive sound.
Bec is about to complete her PhD on framing in design at UTS in 6 months. She was involved in organising the 8th Design Thinking Symposium.
If you have any particular tasks for a Student Volunteer, please email your request to the Student Volunteer chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHISIG are kindly sponsoring full conference registration for all Student Volunteers.