Wally Smith

Senior Lecturer

School of Computing and Information Systems

Melbourne School of Engineering

The University of Melbourne

wsmith@unimelb.edu.au | tel: +61 3 8344 1494 | fax: +61 3 9349 4596
Room 9.05, Level 9, Doug McDonell Building, Carlton 3052

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I am a researcher and teacher in the fields of human-computer interaction and science and technology studies. My research investigates the theory and principles of designing new digital technologies that are sympathetic to human ways of thinking, living and working across a range of settings. I am also interested in the social significance and consequences of IT more broadly. My most recent projects are in the digital humanities, educational technology, health informatics and deception between people and computers.

I am a member of the Interaction Design Lab where we explore these questions through design investigations, developing prototype technologies and working with a broad range of organisations and groups. I am a past National Secretary of CHISIG (the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group of the Ergonomics Society of Australia) and member of ACM.