Rough, Daniel



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I have four main research interests which tie into projects old and new - really I'm interested in lots of things but am not necessarily very good at researching them :-)

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.

Please check out my personal website and Twitter for the less formal things :-)


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