Rough, Daniel



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I have four main research interests which tie into projects old and new:
End-User Development – allowing software end-users to tailor and reprogram their applications without necessarily having any 'real programming' experience
Blocks-based programming – a branch of end-user development that allows programming through manipulating graphical blocks rather than coding. Applications such as Scratch, MIT App Inventor, and Blockly are good examples.
Conversational User Interfaces - My work in the HCI lab at University College Dublin has grown my interest in CUIs and how people perceive and use speech as an input and output modality. 
User-Centred Design -  This ties all my interests together through aiming to develop tools and applications that are meaningful to end-users!



I've recently joined the UX'd group ( here at the University of Dundee as a Lecturer. Before that I was a postdoctoral researcher at University College Dublin for a year and at Abertay University for a year too. 
I finished my PhD in Human-Computer Interaction in 2018 at the University of St Andrews, supervised by Prof. Aaron Quigley, where I also did my undergraduate degree in Computer Science.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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