Want to do a fully funded PhD in human-computer interaction, investigating how digital technologies mediate human-animal relationships? Applications are open now via findaphd.com: application deadline 29th of January, starting date October, 2021. Candidates from many different disciplinary backgrounds welcome!
Hi! I'm Dirk, a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Northumbria University in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, co-founder of the Tech4Animals Lab, and an Expert Fellow with the SPRITE+ Network.
I work at the intersection of requirements engineering, cyberpsychology, and animal-computer interaction. My main research interest is understanding how people build and use information systems in unexpected ways, and how this impacts the lives and livelihoods of its users (in particular interspecies information systems).