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Jacques Chueke

Contact detailsJacques Chueke

Email: Jacques.Chueke.1@city.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7040 8166

Room: A211 College building

Position

Research student

Biography

Jacques Chueke has a BA in Graphic Design (1998), Pg Dip. in Interface Usability (2002) and an MA in Design (2005) all undertook in PUC-Rio (Brazil). He started his professional career in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he had several roles beginning as art director at the virtual magazine Aqui!-Cadê? from 2000 to 2002. After that he was Digital Media Supervisor at Quality Software coordinating a design team in several projects for large companies from 2006 to 2008. In parallel to his professional career he taught at PUC-Rio (Pg Dip.) and Infnet Institute (graduate and postgraduate) from 2006 to 2009, covering modules in Information Architecture and Interface Usability. In 2007 he was appointed to teach the Digital Image module within the BA in Graphic Design, pausing activities in 2009 for his research in UK. 

He joined the PhD research program at City University London in October of 2010, Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design, Faculty of Informatics, due to finish in Oct 2014. He is sponsored by CAPES (Ministry of Education, Brasília, Brazil) and his work is supervised by Dr George Buchanan and Stephanie Wilson. As soon as he joined the Centre for HCID was invited to participate in different projects run by the Interaction Lab e.g. Blackberry, BMI, Selfridges, StickyWorld and City University portal re-design, both as a participant and as an expert evaluator. He also worked as a teaching assistant in tutorials for HCID modules within the School of Informatics.

Research interests

In his PhD he started by investigating new ways to interact with computers different from mouse and keyboard (e.g. eye tracking, multi-touch, voice command, gesture recognition). The research is focused on the design of touch-based interfaces: how users make sense of emerging visual metaphors for touch and multi-touch on smartphones and tablets; and how to make interfaces more evident and reactive. His methodology consists of undertaking studies with participants, which through an iterative process refines the design towards a more intuitive solution.It also introduces an evaluation system, which can help analyse problems in a user's identification of unfamiliar gestures.

Grants

  • PhD at City University London, Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design (Faculty of Informatics). Sponsored by CAPES (Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) under the Ministry of Education, Brasília, Brazil. October 2010 until the present date.
  • PgDip from the University of Plymouth, Institute of Digital Art & Technology: i-DAT Centre. Sponsored by CAPES, under the Ministry of Education, Brasília, Brazil. October 2009 to June 2010.
  • Master in Design at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) - Sponsored by CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technologic Development) - March 2003 to March 2005.
  • Graduation in Industrial Design at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), qualification in Graphic Design. Sponsored by the Department of Arts & Design from 97 to 99.

Key Publications

  • Chueke, J. Buchanan, G. Wilson, S. Investigating Perceptible Affordances Of Natural User- Interfaces: An Eye Tracking Study. British HCI Conference Doctoral Consortium (University of Birmingham, UK, September 11-14, 2012).
  • Chueke, J. 2012. Eye Tracking Perceptible Affordances of New Technologies For Human Computer Interaction: an iGoogle Case Study. In Proceedings of EyeTrackUX - Tobii Eye Tracking Conference on User Experience (Barcelona, Spain, April 24-25, 2012).
  • Chueke, J. Buchanan, G. Wilson, S. 2011. Drag-and-Drop and Perceptible Affordances Issues within Personal Web Portals: An iGoogle Case Study. In EyeTrackBehavior 2011 - Tobii Eye Tracking Conference on Behavioral Research (Frankfurt, Germany, October 4-5, 2011).
  • Chueke, J. 2010. Beyond Digital Interfaces: Novel Features Besides Mouse & Keyboard. In Proceedings of The 11th Consciousness Reframed International Research Conference (Trondheim, Norway, November 4 - 6, 2010).
  • Chueke, J. 2010. Interface Design for Tangible Computing. Presentation in the XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology - Social Habitats and High Tech: The Internet of Things (Gothenburg, Sweden, July 11 - 17, 2010).
  • Chueke, J. 2010. Semiótica e Usabilidade na avaliação de uma home page brasileira (chapter in book): In Nojima, V. & Almeida Jr. (orgs.) et al. Design, Comunicação e Semiótica: Estudo e pesquisa das relações transversais.1 ed. Rio de Janeiro: 2AB, 2010, v.1, p. 52-69. ISBN 978-85-86695-53-7
  • Chueke, J. 2004. The Evolution of the Attention towards Digital Interfaces and the World Wide Web - 6th Brazilian Congress of Research and Development in Design: 6th P&D. (São-Paulo, October 13 -16, 2004).

Presentations (selection)

20 min presentation about PhD research at the HCI Design Dept at the Open Day 2012, entitled: Measuring Perceptible Affordances with Eye Tracking: An iGoogle Case Study. 12.04.2011.

1 hour presentation with Dr. George Buchanan at the BCS (British Computing Society), Science Week Event, entitled: Post-WIMP and Natural User Interfaces: Beyond Mouse and Keyboard: Post-WIMP and Novel Forms of Interaction. London, 15.03.2012.

20 min presentation at the #a11yLDN: Web Accessibility London Unconference. City University London. 21.09.2011 entitled: Considerations about Eye Gaze interface for people with disabilities: from the HCI perspective.

Poster at the Researcher's Symposium City University London, entitled: Post-WIMP and Natural User-Interfaces: Experimentation with Responsive Visual Feedback for New and Unlearned Interactions. 22.06.2011

20 min presentation about PhD research at the Doc Consortium of 2011 at the BCS (British Computing Society), entitled: Post-WIMP and Natural User Interfaces: Experimentation with Responsive Visual Feedback for New and Unlearned Interactions. London, 12.05.2011.

20 min presentation about PhD research at the HCI Design Dept at the Open Day 2011, entitled: Beyond Mouse & Keyboard: Post-WIMP and Novel Forms of Interaction. 19.04.2011.