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Roxanne Leitao

Roxanne Alves Leitão Msc

Researcher

Summary

I am a researcher and technology designer working in the fields of health and security. My experience is mainly focused on a
practice-led approach, or ‘research through making’, with specific groups of users such as police, clinicians, older adults, children and those with chronic health conditions.

I have worked on a number of user-centred design projects, where I have performed roles throughout the product development lifecycle, from the initial user-research phases, into design and implementation, through to user-evaluations of the final prototype. Projects I am currently involved in include virtual reality training environments for the police and research into the potential of digital technologies for improving the services provided to victims of domestic abuse.

  • About

    I am a researcher and technology designer working in the fields of health and security, with expertise in design and interactive systems development.

    My experience is mainly focused on a practice-led approach, or ‘research through making’, with specific groups of users such as police, clinicians, older adults, children and those with chronic health conditions. I have worked on a number of user-centred design projects, where I have performed roles throughout the product development lifecycle, from the initial user-research phases, into design and implementation, through to user-evaluations of the final prototype. This includes work across mobile, desktop and immersive virtual reality. My skills include user-research, interaction and user-interface design, development and prototyping, and usability testing.

    I have worked on projects such as: the development of an immersive reality surgical training system for the Ministry of Defence; the design of graphic solutions representations of Excel formulas for dyslexic students; the design of an intergenerational digital product to promote physical activity amongst the elderly; as well as the redesign of asthma inhalers in a co-design process with children.

    Projects I am currently involved in include virtual reality training environments for the police and research into the potential of digital technologies for improving the services provided to victims of domestic abuse.

    Co-design; User-research; Design; HCI; User-Experience & Usability; Interaction Design

  • Teaching

    Innovation Futures
    INNOVAGE
    EQUS
    Medic of the Future

    Computing and Software

    Software Engineering and Computer Science

    Group Software Development Project

  • Research

    AUGGMED (Automated Serious Game Scenario Generator for Mixed Reality Training)

    PhD research topic title: “Co-designing digital technologies to support victims of domestic abuse”

    BMT Group, University of Greenwich, Piraeus Port Authority, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, University of Birmingham, GeoMobile, Sistemes D’Emergencies Mediques, West Yorkshire Police WyFi Team, Istrateam, SERCO, Integration Power, Ministry of Citizens Protection Greece, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.

  • Publications

  • Other activities

    Lecturing the Visualising Concepts module at Maynooth University, Ireland, on the Design Innovation master’s course.

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