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Computational Media Seminar Series

Speaker Name: 
Frode Guribye
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Speaker Organization: 
University of Bergen, Norway
Start Time: 
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 12:00pm
End Time: 
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Participatory design of digital interventions in mental health care


In this talk I will address some of the challenges of designing digital interventions in mental health care. As part of the interdisciplinary INTROMAT research project we are exploring how we can include new interactional modalities and exploit the potential of emerging technologies when designing such interventions. This includes exploring how to use tangible interaction for emotion regulation, how to design virtual reality scenarios for exposure therapy, using pervasive sensing to initiate training exercises, and exploring how conversational interfaces can be used to guide online peer-support sessions.  Another challenge that will be addressed is how to meaningfully engage future users and health professionals in the participatory design of mental health care.


Frode Guribye is a professor of information science at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway, and a visiting Fulbright research scholar at the Department of Computational Media, UCSC for the academic year 2019/20. Guribye has a background in doing ethnographic studies of technology mediated interaction in workplaces and educational settings. He is currently focusing on the design and evaluation of technologies for mental health care and for journalism. Guribye is leading a team of HCI researchers (WP-leader) in a large interdisciplinary research and innovation project focusing on adaptive mental health care, and is further involved in two projects focusing on the design and use of visual technologies in the news media.

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