Dorothy Rachovides


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Dorothy's research interests are within the area of Human Computer interaction and usability and evaluation. Her PhD work is in Multimodal interaction, using gaze and two handed gestures. Her main research interest is designing usable interfaces, appropriate for the context and user. On the StoryBank project she worked as Interaction Designer where, using Ethnography and Community Centred Design, she has co-designed the interface of the camera phone application. She is interested in ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) and BGDD (Bridging the Global Digital Divide) research and particularly in the ethics attached to this area of research. Previously she worked on the Microsoft Research funded “On_mesaage@home” project at Brunel University. Other research interests include designing for families and children, multimodal interaction, developing prototyping techniques to test early design ideas “in-situ” especially in Developing countries.

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Frohlich, David M., Rachovides, Dorothy, Riga, Kiriaki, Bhat, Ramnath, Frank, Maxine, Edirisinghe, Eran, Wickramanayaka, Dhammike, Jones, Matt, Harwood, Will (2009): StoryBank: mobile digital storytelling in a development context. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 1761-1770.

Frohlich, David M., Bhat, Ramnath, Jones, Matt, Lalmas, Mounia, Frank, Maxine, Rachovides, Dorothy, Tucker, Roger C. F., Riga, Kiriaki (2009): Democracy, Design, and Development in Community Content Creation: Lessons From the StoryBa. In Information Technologies & International Development, 5 (4) pp. 19-36.

Jones, Matt, Harwood, William, Buchanan, George, Frohlich, David, Rachovides, Dorothy, Lalmas, Mounia, Frank, Maxine (2008): Narrowcast yourself: Designing for Community Storytelling in a Rural Indian Context. In: Proceedings of the 7th ACM conference on Designing interactive systems 25-27 February, 2008, Cape Town. pp. 369-378.

Jones, Matt, Harwood, Will, Bainbridge, David, Buchanan, George, Frohlich, David, Rachovides, Dorothy, Frank, Maxine, Lalmas, Mounia (2008): \"Narrowcast yourself\": designing for community storytelling in a rural Indian context. In: Proceedings of DIS08 Designing Interactive Systems , 2008, . pp. 369-378.

Perry, Mark, Rachovides, Dorothy (2007): Entertaining Situated Messaging at Home. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 16 (1) pp. 99-128.

Rachovides, Dorothy, Walkerdine, James, Phillips, Peter (2007): The conductor interaction method. In ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP), 3 (4) pp. 1-23.

Rachovides, Dorothy, Perry, Mark (2006): HCI Research in the home: lessons for empirical research and technology development. In: Proceedings of British HCI2006 September 2006, 2006, London, UK.

Ramdumy-Ellis, Devina, Rachovides, Dorothy (eds.) The 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference September 3-7, 2007, Lancaster.

Ramdumy-Ellis, Devina, Rachovides, Dorothy (eds.) The 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference - Volume 2 September 3-7, 2007, Lancaster.

Rachovides, Dorothy (2007). \"We come and go, what happens after the projects end?\" Online video of presentation. Retrieved 2008-11-28 00:00:00 from