John McCarthy

John McCarthy

Visiting Professor

John McCarthy is a Professor of Applied Psychology in University College Cork, Ireland and leads the People and Technology research group there. He has over 20 years experience working in HCI in York, Limerick, and Cork. He is currently Visiting Research Fellow at Open Lab University of Newcastle UK, and has previously held a Visiting Professorship at Sodertorn University College in Stockholm, and has also had visiting research relationships with DIRC, a UK EPSRC Interdisciplinary Research Network, and the Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick.

His research is concerned with understanding the influence of emerging social, personal, and work technologies on people’s lived experience, and using that understanding to inform design of usable and enriching technologies. He has published many papers in this area and two books. The books have focused on conceptualising user experience with technology and on critically engaging with contemporary methods of experience-centred design, the design of technologies and services based on people’s relevant experience, often entailing the participation of those people in the design process as experts on their own experience. Hi current research is on the design and experience of technologies and services to support people who are vulnerable, for example older people who have difficulty coping (e.g. people with dementia) and people with health-related difficulties. This work is geared toward ensuring that technology design is oriented to what matters to people who live with it, by making lived experience a primary reality in practice and discourse on relations between people and technology.

2018

Ticket to talk: Supporting conversation between young people and people with dementia through digital media

  1. Welsh D
  2. Morrissey K
  3. Foley S
  4. McNaney R
  5. Salis C
  6. McCarthy J
  7. Vines J

2018Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

2017

Commentary: Making Interactivity Meaningful for Contemporary HCI

  1. McCarthy J
  2. Wright P

2017Human-Computer Interaction

2016

Challenges for Designing new Technology for Health and Wellbeing in a Complex Mental Healthcare Context

  1. Thieme A
  2. McCarthy J
  3. Johnson P
  4. Wallace J
  5. Lindley S
  6. Ladha K
  7. Jackson D
  8. Nowacka D
  9. Rafiev A
  10. Ladha C
  11. Nappey T
  12. Kipling M
  13. Wright P
  14. Meyer TD
  15. Olivier P
  16. Karim Ladha

2016ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016

'I'm a rambler, I'm a gambler, I'm a long way from home': The Place of Props, Music, and Design in Dementia Care

  1. Morrissey K
  2. Wood G
  3. Green D
  4. Pantidi N
  5. McCarthy J

2016DIS '16 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems

2015

Taking [A]Part: The Politics and Aesthetics of Experience-Centred Design

  1. McCarthy J
  2. Wright P

2015Design Thinking, Design Theory

Making the invisible visible: Design to support the documentation of participatory arts experiences

  1. Hook J
  2. Clarke R
  3. McCarthy J
  4. Anderson K
  5. Dudman J
  6. Wright P

2015CHI 2015 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

MyRun: Balancing Design for Reflection, Recounting and Openness in a Museum-based Participatory Platform

  1. Clarke R
  2. Vines J
  3. Wright P
  4. Bartindale T
  5. Shearer J
  6. McCarthy J
  7. Olivier P

2015British HCI 2015

The politics and aesthetics of participatory HCI

  1. Wright P
  2. McCarthy J

2015Interactions

2014

Enabling Empathy in Health and Care: Design Methods and Challenges

  1. Thieme A
  2. Vines J
  3. Wallace J
  4. Clarke R
  5. Slovak P
  6. McCarthy J
  7. Massimi M
  8. Grimes-Parker A

2014ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014) Extended Abstracts

Understanding the experience-centeredness of privacy and security technologies

  1. Dunphy P
  2. Vines J
  3. Coles-Kemp L
  4. Clarke R
  5. Vlachokyriakos V
  6. Wright P
  7. McCarthy J
  8. Olivier P

20142014 New Security Paradigms Workshop NSPW '14

2013

Digital portraits: photo-sharing after domestic violence

  1. Clarke R
  2. Wright P
  3. Balaam M
  4. McCarthy J

2013CHI 2013: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Waves: exploring idiographic design for live performance

  1. Hook J
  2. McCarthy J
  3. Wright P
  4. Olivier P

2013CHI 2013: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Configuring participation: On how we involve users in design

  1. Vines J
  2. Clarke R
  3. Wright P
  4. McCarthy J
  5. Olivier P

2013ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Designing for- and with- vulnerable people

  1. Vines J
  2. McNaney R
  3. Clarke R
  4. Lindsay S
  5. McCarthy J
  6. Howard S
  7. Romero M
  8. Wallace J

2013ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

2012

Food for Thought: Designing for Critical Reflection on Food Practices

  1. Choi JH
  2. Linehan C
  3. Comber R
  4. McCarthy J

2012Designing Interactive Systems

Exploring HCI's Relationship with Liveness (CHI'12 Workshop)

  1. Hook J
  2. Schofield G
  3. Taylor R
  4. Bartindale T
  5. McCarthy J
  6. Wright P

2012CHI EA 2012: CHI '12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Invited SIG - participation and HCI: why involve people in design?

  1. Vines J
  2. Clarke R
  3. Leong T
  4. McCarthy J
  5. Iversen OS
  6. Wright P
  7. Olivier P

2012ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Extended Abstracts (CHI EA '12)

2011

A VJ Centered Exploration of Expressive Interaction

  1. Hook J
  2. Green D
  3. McCarthy J
  4. Taylor S
  5. Wright P
  6. Olivier P

201129th Annual International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)

2010

Experience-centred Design: Designers, users, and communities in dialogue

  1. Wright P
  2. McCarthy J

2010Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics