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Dr Sarah Wiseman

Staff details

PositionLecturer
Department Computing
Email s.wiseman (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7078 5194
Dr Sarah Wiseman

Sarah is a Lecturer in the Department of Computing. Her research focuses on Human Computer Interaction. Topics of interest include: the design of number and data entry interfaces particularly in the hospital, citizen science recruitment within HCI and the design of haptic technologies for use in cultural settings with a focus on users with visual impairments. 

Sarah is also involved in public engagement and science communication work, which includes performing stand up comedy about her research, as well as giving talks at the Royal Institution and Science Museum. 

Academic qualifications   

  • PhD in Human Computer Interaction from UCL 2014 
  • MSc with Distinction in Human Centred Interactive Technologies from University of York 2010 
  • BSc First Class Hons in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from University of Edinburgh 2009  

Teaching 

Goldsmiths, University of London: 

  • Web programming including databases, php, javascript, css and html 
  • First Year Mathematical Modelling for Problem Solving 
  • Interaction to Digital Media 

UCL 

  • Ergonomics for Design 
  • Interaction Design 
  • Controlled Lab Experiments for HCI 

Featured publications

  • Wiseman, Sarah, et al. "Use Your Words: Designing One-time Pairing Codes to Improve User Experience." Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2016. 
  • Wiseman, Sarah, et al. "The Effect of Interface Type on Visual Error Checking Behavior." Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. Vol. 59. No. 1. SAGE Publications, 2015. 
  • Tu, Huawei, et al. "Employing number-based graphical representations to enhance the effects of visual check on entry error detection." Interacting with Computers (2015): iwv020. 
  • Gould, Sandy JJ, et al. "Home is Where the Lab is: A Comparison of Online and Lab Data From a Time-sensitive Study of Interruption." Human Computation 2.1 (2015): 45-67. 
  • Wiseman, Sarah, et al. "Using checksums to detect number entry error."Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2013.  

Additional interests

Public Engagement and Science Communication 

Publications

Article

Control and Being Controlled: Exploring the use of Technology in an Immersive Theatre Performance
Wiseman, Sarah; van der Linden, Janet; Spiers, Ad and Oshodi, Maria. 2017. Control and Being Controlled: Exploring the use of Technology in an Immersive Theatre Performance. DIS '17 Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, pp. 3-14.

Use Your Words: Designing One-time Pairing Codes to Improve User Experience
Wiseman, Sarah; Soto Mino, Gustavo; Cox, Anna L.; Gould, Sandy J. J.; Moore, Joanne and Needham, Chris. 2016. Use Your Words: Designing One-time Pairing Codes to Improve User Experience. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing,

Employing Number-Based Graphical Representations to Enhance the Effects of Visual Check on Entry Error Detection
Tu, Huawei; Oladimeji, Patrick; Wiseman, Sarah; Thimbleby, Harold; Cairns, Paul and Niezen, Gerrit. 2015. Employing Number-Based Graphical Representations to Enhance the Effects of Visual Check on Entry Error Detection. Interacting with Computers,

The Effect Of Interface Type On Visual Error Checking Behavior
Wiseman, Sarah; Borghouts, Judith; Grgic, Dora; Brumby, Duncan P. and Cox, Anna L.. 2015. The Effect Of Interface Type On Visual Error Checking Behavior. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 59th Annual Meeting - 2015,

Home is Where the Lab is: A Comparison of Online and Lab Data From a Time-sensitive Study of Interruption
Gould, Sandy J.J.; Cox, Anna L.; Brumby, Duncan P. and Wiseman, Sarah. 2015. Home is Where the Lab is: A Comparison of Online and Lab Data From a Time-sensitive Study of Interruption. Human Computation,

Exploring Citizen Psych-Science and the Motivations of Errordiary Volunteers
Jennet, Charlene; Furniss, Dominic; Iacovides, Ioanna; Wiseman, Sarah; Gould, Sandy J.J. and Cox, Anna L.. 2014. Exploring Citizen Psych-Science and the Motivations of Errordiary Volunteers. Human Computation,