Dr Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor

Lecturer, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Research School of Computer Science
College of Engineering & Computer Science

Interests

  • Human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • Co-design/participatory design
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Climate action
  • Community resilience
  • Sustainable design
  • Tangible user interfaces
  • Indigenous language transmission, use, and revitalisation
  • Research ethics
  • HCI education

Research

Jennyfer’s research interests are design sustainability, technology design for climate action and community resilience to natural disasters, with a particular focus on bushfire preparation and recovery, and research ethics in computer science. Jennyfer’s work takes human-centred and collaborative design (co-design) approaches. She co-leads the Risk, Vulnerability, and Resilience research cluster at the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy, and Disaster Solutions (ICEDS).

Biography

Dr Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor is a Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the ANU School of Computing, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

She completed her PhD at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) on the co-design digital and tangible technologies to support the revitalisation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. She holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology from ANU, majoring in anthropology and information systems, and Information Technology Honours from QUT. Jennyfer has also completed a Certificate IV in Government and was employed in the public sector for a number of years.

Jennyfer is a University Fellow at Charles Darwin University, a Research Affiliate of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of LanguageANU Institute for Climate, Energy, and Disaster Solutions, and the Humanising Machine Intelligence Project. She is a member of the ANU Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), a Co-Chair of the ANU Science and Medical Delegated Ethical Review Committee (DERC), and a Co-General Chair of the 24th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI’22). She is also an accredited Mental Health First Aider, and a member of the ANU Ally Network.

When she is not researching, Jennyfer is busy flying gliders, playing boardgames, growing a veggie garden, and learning German.

Activities & Awards

Convenor/Lecturer (2021-current): COMP3900/COMP6390 Human-Computer Interaction.

ACM CHI 2021 Honorable Mention Award for the paper Diagramming Working Field Theories for Design in the HCI Classroom (Ploderer, Taylor, Munoz, Bircanin, & Brereton).

For my complete and most recent list of publications, please see my Google Scholar profile.

Research interests

    • Human-computer interaction (HCI)
    • Co-design/participatory design
    • Bushfire preparedness and recovery
    • Environmental sustainability
    • Climate action
    • Community resilience
    • Sustainable design
    • Tangible user interfaces
    • Indigenous language transmission, use, and revitalisation
    • Research ethics
    • HCI education
    • Taylor, J, Tsimeris, J, Zhu, X et al. 2015, 'Observations from Teaching HCI to Chinese Students in Australia', ASEAN CHI Symposium 2015, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, pp. 31-35.
    • Taylor, J, Stevenson, D & Gedeon, T 2015, 'Domain Exploration of ICT Use in Consumer-to-Producer Feedback Loops within the Fair Trade System', Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction OzCHI'15, ed. Carter M.Gibbs M.Smi, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, pp. 231-239.
    • Sari, E, Taylor, J, Duh, H et al. 2015, 'Experience design in the Asia Pacific ICT landscape', Asia Pacific HCI and UX Design Symposium, APCHIUX 2015, ed. Sari E.Wan Bt Ahmad, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), TBC, pp. 1-4pp.