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Data Science in the News webinar series

Date: 2 October 2020

Time: 12 noon to 1pm

Details: Stay tuned for more details!


Data Science Under the Hood seminar series

Date: 24 September 2020

Time: 2 to 3pm


This online webinar will be presented by QUT’s Professor Margot Brereton on the topic of ‘human interaction with data’.

While effective gathering and analysis of data promises to create better understandings of situations and systems, the human experience of data is often left unexamined. In this talk I will discuss case studies in maternal health, ageing and radiology, in order to reveal human experiences of data, and how we might rethink design of systems in order to support better human experiences.

Professor Margot Brereton is a national and international leader in the collaborative design (co-design) of new humanitarian technologies and their interfaces. She designs to support real user communities in selected challenging contexts, with a particular focus on agency and better futures for older people and people with intellectual disabilities. She also designs technologies to connect people to nature and to support the use of endangered indigenous languages.  Margot and her team’s prototypes are deployed and evolved over significant periods of time (6 months to years) within communities. Margot began her career as an apprentice at Rolls Royce aircraft engines and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering Design from Stanford University.

Join the webinar via Zoom


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