Chimi Om

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MPhil, School of Computer Science

I am currently a MPhil student under the supervision of prof. Margot Brereton at the School of Computer Science, QUT. My thesis titled “Designing Interactive Technologies to Enhance Nature Engagement for Children in Urban Bhutan” explored how children experience nature and reflected on how new forms of interactive technology can be used as vehicle to support nature engagement and to enhance long-term stewardship towards natural environment.

My paper titled “Design Opportunities to Enhance Children’s Engagement with Nature in Bhutan: A Working Field Theory” was presented at the 2021 Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI).

I will be expanding on my thesis to explore the potential of emerging and future technologies to support, educate and promote children’s development through healthy indoor and outdoor play habits in my PhD program with Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child.