Toni Robertson

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I have been working at UTS since the middle of 1999 when I was appointed as a specialist in Human-Computer Interaction. My work here focuses on building an understanding of human practices, as situated, social activities, into technology design practices.

I am interested in issues surrounding the use of technology in actual work and social settings, including:

- how an understanding of actual human practices can be developed and then used to design interactive technologies that fit well with their situation of use;
- participative approaches to, and methodologies for, the design of interactive technologies;
- human-computer interaction, interaction design and usability issues emerging from the development of new information technologies particularly mobile and ubiquitous computing;
the use of computers and communications systems to support cooperative work and other social activities;
- ethical issues in system design and the representation of work; and
how different metaphors for human cognition and work can affect the design of interactive technologies.

I set up the Interaction Design and Work Practice lab (IDWoP) that was the precursor to the Interaction Design and Human Practice Lab. This is where where most of my research students can be found.

I initiated and co-direct the Centre for Human Centred Technology Design Research (HCTD). This UTS Research Strength brings together a broad group of researchers who share a commitment to information and communications technology design that is focused on those who will ultimately use the end product.

IDHuP is one 7 labs/studios/groups contributing to the research activities of HCTD.
I am a member the Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Ergonomics Society of Australia. This is the local professional organisation for practitioners and researchers working in Human Computer Interaction and related fields. CHISIG sponsors the annual OzCHI Conference.

My focus on technology design continues an earlier career as an artist, print maker and graphic designer. I taught design and printmaking in universities, art schools and community arts programmes, while maintaining my own design studio and small business. My work is held in the major public collections in Australia and continues to be widely exhibited, reproduced and reviewed both in Australian and overseas.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
1994
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
23

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Publications

Hargreaves, Dean M. G., Robertson, Toni (2012): Remote participatory prototyping enabled by emerging social technologies. In: Proceedings of the 12th Participatory Design Conference. Volume 2 Exploratory Papers, Workshop Descriptions, Industry Cases , 2012, . pp. 25-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2348144.2348153

Li, Jane, Robertson, Toni, Müller-Tomfelde, Christian (2012): Distributed scientific group collaboration across biocontainment barriers. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2012, . pp. 1247-1256. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145392

Loke, Lian, Robertson, Toni (2011): The lived body in design: mapping the terrain. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference , 2011, . pp. 181-184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2071536.2071565

Hansen, Susan, Robertson, Toni, Wilson, Laurie, Thinyane, Hannah, Gumbo, Sibukele (2011): Identifying stakeholder perspectives in a large collaborative project: an ICT4D case study. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference , 2011, . pp. 144-147. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2071536.2071558

Sadler, Kirsten, Robertson, Toni, Kan, Melanie (2009): Exploring the project transitions and everyday mobile practices of freelancers: emergent c. In: Proceedings of OZCHI09, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2009, . pp. 81-88. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1738826.1738840

Robertson, Toni, Loke, Lian (2009): Designing situations. In: Proceedings of OZCHI09, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2009, . pp. 1-8. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1738826.1738828

Hagen, Penny, Robertson, Toni (2009): Dissolving boundaries: social technologies and participation in design. In: Proceedings of OZCHI09, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2009, . pp. 129-136. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1738826.1738848

Hargreaves, Dean M. G., Robertson, Toni (2009): A study of email and SMS use in rural Indonesia. In: Proceedings of OZCHI09, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2009, . pp. 329-332. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1738826.1738888

Loke, Lian, Robertson, Toni (2009): Design representations of moving bodies for interactive, motion-sensing spaces. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67 (4) pp. 394-410. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2008.11.003

Loke, Lian, Robertson, Toni (2008): Inventing and devising movement in the design of movement-based interactive systems. In: Proceedings of OZCHI08 - the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2008, . pp. 81-88. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1517744.1517769

Hansen, Susan, Robertson, Toni, Wilson, Laurie, Hall, Ralph (2008): Using an action research approach to design a telemedicine system for critical care: a ref. In: Proceedings of OZCHI08 - the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2008, . pp. 255-258. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1517744.1517767

Li, Jane, Robertson, Toni, Hansen, Susan, Mansfield, Tim, Kjeldskov, Jesper (2008): Multidisciplinary medical team meetings: a field study of collaboration in health care. In: Proceedings of OZCHI08 - the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2008, . pp. 73-80. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1517744.1517766

Larssen, Astrid Twenebowa, Robertson, Toni, Edwards, Jenny (2007): The feel dimension of technology interaction: exploring tangibles through movement and tou. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction , 2007, . pp. 271-278. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1226969.1227024

Loke, Lian, Larssen, Astrid Twenebowa, Robertson, Toni, Edwards, Jenny (2007): Understanding movement for interaction design: frameworks and approaches. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 11 (8) pp. 691-701. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00779-006-0132-1

Larssen, Astrid Twenebowa, Robertson, Toni, Edwards, Jenny (2007): Experiential Bodily Knowing as a Design (Sens)-ability in Interaction Design. In: Desform - 3rd European Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement Dec. 12-13, 2007, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Hagen, Penny, Robertson, Toni, Gravina, Dave (2007): Engaging stakeholders: mobile diaries for social design. In: DUX November, 2007, Chicago.

Hagen, Penny, Robertson, Toni, Gravina, David (2007): Engaging stakeholders: mobile diaries for social design. In: Proceedings of DUX07 Designing for User eXperiences , 2007, . pp. 5. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1389908.1389915

Larssen, Astrid Twenebowa, Robertson, Toni, Loke, Lian, Edwards, Jenny (2007): Introduction to the special issue on movement-based interaction. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 11 (8) pp. 607-608. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00779-006-0131-2

Robertson, Toni, Mansfield, Tim, Loke, Lian (2006): Designing an immersive environment for public use. In: Jacucci, Gianni, Kensing, Finn (eds.) PDC 2006 - Proceedings of the Ninth Conference on Participatory Design August 1-5, 2006, Trento, Italy. pp. 31-40. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1147261.1147267

Sadler, Kirsten, Robertson, Toni, Kan, Melanie (2006): \"It\'s always there, it\'s always on\": Australian freelancer\'s management of availabili. In: Nieminen, Marko, Roykkee, Mika (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - Mobile HCI 2006 September 12-15, 2006, Helsinki, Finland. pp. 49-52. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1152215.1152226

Hagen, Penny, Robertson, Toni, Sadler, Kirsten (2006): Accessing Data: methods for understanding mobile technology use. In Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 13 (2) pp. . http://dl.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/article/view/47/34

Prior, Julia, Robertson, Toni, Leaney, John (2006): Technology designers as technology users: the intertwining of infrastructure and product. In: Kjeldskov, Jesper, Paay, Jane (eds.) Proceedings of OZCHI06, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2006, . pp. 353-356. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1228175.1228243

Larssen, Astrid Twenebowa, Robertson, Toni, Edwards, Jenny (2006): How it feels, not just how it looks: when bodies interact with technology. In: Kjeldskov, Jesper, Paay, Jane (eds.) Proceedings of OZCHI06, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2006, . pp. 329-332. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1228175.1228236

Sadler, Kirsten, Robertson, Toni, Kan, Melanie (2006): \"It\'s always there, its always on\": Australian freelancer\'s management of availability. In: Proceedings of 8th conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services , 2006, . pp. 49-52. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1152215.1152226

Sadler, Kirsten, Robertson, Toni, Kan, Melanie, Hagen, Penny (2006): Balancing work, life and other concerns: a study of mobile technology use by Australian fr. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2006, . pp. 413-416. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1182475.1182525

Robertson, Toni, Kan, Melanie, Sadler, Kirsten, Hagen, Penny (2005): Uncovering traces of mobile practices: \'the bag study\'. In: Proceedings of OZCHI05, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2005, . pp. 1-4. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1108368.1108441

Loke, Lian, Robertson, Toni, Mansfield, Tim (2005): Moving bodies, social selves: movement-oriented personas and scenarios. In: Proceedings of OZCHI05, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2005, . pp. 1-10. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1108368.1108395

Hagen, Penny, Robertson, Toni, Kan, Melanie, Sadler, Kirsten (2005): Emerging research methods for understanding mobile technology use. In: Proceedings of OZCHI05, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2005, . pp. 1-10. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1108368.1108417

Robertson, Toni, Hewlett, Cindy (2004): HCI Practices and the Work of Information Architects. In: Masoodian, Masood, Jones, Steve, Rogers, Bill (eds.) Computer Human Interaction 6th Asia Pacific Conference - APCHI 2004 June 29 - July 2, 2004, Rotorua, New Zealand. pp. 369-378. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/3101/31010369.htm

Robertson, Toni (2002): The Public Availability of Actions and Artefacts. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 11 (3) pp. 299-316.

Robertson, Toni (2000): Building Bridges: Negotiating the Gap between Work Practice and Technology Design. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 53 (1) pp. 121-146.

Robertson, Toni, Fowell, Sue, Collings, Penny (1998): Changing Work Practice in Technology-Mediated Learning Environments. In: Poltrock, Steven, Grudin, Jonathan (eds.) Proceedings of the 1998 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 14 - 18, 1998, Seattle, Washington, United States. pp. 416. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/289444/p415-dourish/p415-dourish.pdf

Robertson, Toni (1998): Shoppers and Tailors: Participative Practices in Small Australian Design Companies. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 7 (3) pp. 205-221.

Robertson, Toni (1997): Cooperative Work and Lived Cognition: A Taxonomy of Embodied Actions. In: Hughes, John F., Prinz, Wolfgang, Schmidt, Kjeld (eds.) Proceedings of the Fifth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 7-11 September, 1997, Lancaster, UK. pp. 205-220.

Robertson, Toni (1996): Embodied Actions in Time and Place: The Cooperative Design of a Multimedia, Educational Co. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 5 (4) pp. 341-367.

Robertson, Toni (1994): \'We Can Do It Better\': Communication and Control of Work Practices. In: Proceedings of OZCHI94, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 1994, . pp. 295-300.