Professor Vicki Hanson

Vicky Hanson

Position: Professor of Inclusive Technologies at the University of Dundee, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and Research Staff Member Emeritus from IBM Research.

Address: Computing, University of Dundee, Dundee

T: +44 (0) 1382 38 6510

vlh@computing.dundee.ac.uk

Biography

Vicki Hanson is Professor of Inclusive Technologies at the University of Dundee, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and Research Staff Member Emeritus from IBM Research.
 
She has been working on issues of inclusion for older adults and disabled people throughout her career, first as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
 
She joined the IBM Research Division in 1986 where she founded and managed the Accessibility Research group. She has been at the University of Dundee since 2009 and at RIT since 2013.

Research

She currently receives research funding as PI on the Research Councils UK (RCUK) BeSiDE project which investigates issues of care home design and technology in support of resident mobility and wellness.
 
She also is the Dundee lead for the RCUK Research Hub on the Social Inclusion though the Digital Economy (SiDE) project.

Publications

B#: chord-based correction for multitouch braille input
Hugo Nicolau, Kyle Montague, Tiago Guerreiro, Joao Guerreiro, Vicki L Hanson

 

Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems, pp. 1705--1708, 2014

Computing for humans
Vicki L Hanson

 

Proceedings of the 16th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers \& accessibility,pp. 1--1, 2014

 
European women in computing
Vicki Hanson, Reyyan Ayfer, Bev Bachmayer

 

Communications of the ACM 57(7), 5--5, ACM, 2014

A large user pool for accessibility research with representative users
Marianne Dee, Vicki L Hanson

 

Proceedings of the 16th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers \& accessibility,pp. 35--42, 2014

Age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics in relation to perceived disorientation and reported website ease of use
Michael Crabb, Vicki L Hanson

 

Proceedings of the 16th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers \& accessibility,pp. 193--200, 2014

Phoneme-based predictive text entry interface
Ha Trinh, Annalu Waller, Keith Vertanen, Per Ola Kristensson, Vicki L Hanson

 

Proceedings of the 16th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers \& accessibility,pp. 351--352, 2014

Buildings and users with visual impairment: uncovering factors for accessibility using BIT-Kit
Lesley J McIntyre, Vicki L Hanson

 

Proceedings of the 16th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers \& accessibility,pp. 59--66, 2014

Motor-impaired touchscreen interactions in the wild
Kyle Montague, Hugo Nicolau, Vicki L Hanson

 

Proceedings of the 16th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers \& accessibility,pp. 123--130, 2014

Older adults interaction with broadcast debates
Rolando Medellin-Gasque, Chris Reed, Vicki Hanson

 

Proceedings of the 16th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers \& accessibility,pp. 269--270, 2014

Technology for Supporting Care Staff in Residential Homes
Gemma Webster, Vicki L Hanson

 

ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) 5(3), 8, ACM, 2014

I'd tap that!: providing real time feedback on roller derby skills
Craig D Stewart, Penny Traitor, Vicki L Hanson

 

CHI'14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 2221--2226, 2014

What's on your mind?: investigating recommendations for inclusive social networking and older adults
Chris Norval, John L Arnott, Vicki L Hanson

 

Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems, pp. 3923--3932, 2014

 
Assisting older adults in assessing the reliability of health-related websites
Craig D Stewart, Vicki L Hanson, Thomas J Nind

 

CHI'14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 2611--2616, 2014

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Q & A with Vicki Hanson

 

I hope that more and more women take a change at having a career in Science, so that more equality is present and also more of the wasted talented is brought to the area.

A career in Science is hard, full of stressful moments, but I always think that if one is ambitious and wants to be good at what they do, all professions are the same, at times really hard, because one puts pressure on oneself.

The importance thing is loving what you do.