School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Ania Bobrowicz is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Arts, where she teaches visual communication, interaction design and professional practice. Her background is in Art History, Applied Linguistics (Russian and English), and Multimedia Systems. She is a course director of three undergraduate digital media courses as well as industrial placement tutor. She has industrial as well as public sector experience, having worked for American software house Ashton-Tate/Borland, British Telecom, BBC Russian Service, and Health Education Authority.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Room 1.41
Jennison Building
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 7NT

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Her research interests are inter-disciplinary and include art, human-computer interaction, and cultural heritage. Particular areas of interest are enthnographic studies of people with dementia using digital art, ethical considerations of using, storing and accessing data online, Islamic art and digital media, visitors' engagement with museums via digital artefacts. Of particular interest is the role of empathy in the design of interactive digital systems. 

Contemporary Islamic digital art - Sara Choudhrey

Co-creating digital sculpture - Sumita Chauhan

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Publications

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Article:
Chauhan, Sumita, Bobrowicz, Ania, Ang, C.S.. 2017, Perception of Digital and Physical Sculpture by People with Dementia: An Investigation into Creative Potential. The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts
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Alelis, Genevieve, Bobrowicz, Ania, Ang, Chee Siang. 2015, Comparison of engagement and emotional responses of older and younger adults interacting with 3D cultural heritage artefacts on personal devices. Behaviour & Information Technology
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Green, Michael, Bobrowicz, Ania, Ang, Chee Siang. 2015, The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community online: discussions of bullying and self-disclosure in YouTube videos. Behaviour & Information Technology
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Alelis, Genevieve, Bobrowicz, Ania, Ang, Chee Siang. 2013, Exhibiting Emotion: Capturing Visitors' Emotional Responses to Museum Artefacts. Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience in Novel Technological Environments
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Ang, Chee Siang, Bobrowicz, Ania, Siriaraya, Panote, Trickey, Joshua, Winspear, Kate. 2013, Effects of gesture-based avatar-mediated communication on brainstorming and negotiation tasks among younger users. Computers in Human Behavior
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Ang, Chee Siang, Bobrowicz, Ania, Schiano, Diane J., Nardi, Bonnie. 2013, Data in the wild: some reflections. Interactions
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Conference item:
Drury, Lisbeth, Bobrowicz, Ania, Cameron, Lindsey, Abrams, Dominic. 2017, The Positive and Negative Impact of an Intergenerational Digital Technology Education Programme on Younger People's Perceptions of Older Adults. Third International Conference, ITAP 2017, Held as Part of HCI International 2017
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Chauhan, Sumita, Bobrowicz, Ania, Ang, Chee Siang. 2015, Perception of Digital and Physical Sculpture by People with Dementia. Tenth International Conference on the Arts in Society
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Batchelor, R, Bobrowicz, Ania. 2014, Empathic and Ethical Design of Technology. HCI 2014
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Bobrowicz, Ania, Choudhrey, Sara. 2014, Shifting Boundaries How to Make Sense of Islamic Art. The Arts Society Conference
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Kundu, Saikat, Mckay, Alison, Holt, Raymond, Valentine, Elizabeth, Bobrowicz, Ania, Coleman, Graeme, Gibson, Lorna, Hanson, Vicki L.. 2011, Towards an Organic Participatory Approach to Design for Digital Inclusion. International Conference on Research into Design (ICoRD’11)
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Valentine, Elizabeth, Bobrowicz, Ania, Coleman, Graeme, Gibson, Lorna, Hanson, Vicki L., Kundu, Saikat, Mckay, Alison, Holt, Raymond. 2011, Narrating past to present: conveying the needs and values of older people to young digital technology designers. 6th international conference on Universal access in human-computer interaction: users diversity
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Gibson, Lorna, Coleman, Graeme, Hanson, Vicki L., Valentine, Elizabeth, Bobrowicz, Ania, Kundu, Saikat, Mckay, Alison, Holt, Raymond. 2010, Seeds - Desigining for (and with) the Digitally Disengaged. Digital Futures 2010
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Coleman, Graeme, Gibson, Lorna, Hanson, Vicki L., Bobrowicz, Ania, Mckay, Alison. 2010, Engaging the Disengaged: How do we Design Technology for Digitally Excluded Older Adults?. 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS'10)
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Hanson, Vicki L., Gibson, Lorna, Coleman, Graeme, Bobrowicz, Ania, Mckay, Alison. 2010, Engaging Those Who are Disinterested: Access for Digitally Excluded Older Adults. ACM CHI 2010 Workshop on Senior Friendly Technologies: Interaction Design for the Elderly
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Bobrowicz, Ania. 2008, Tension: Between Art and Entertainment. 6th International Symposium of Interactive Media Design
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Bobrowicz, Ania, Christie, B.. , Usability and Emergent Properties of Multimedia Creations. Europrix 2003 Scholars Conference
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Bobrowicz, Ania. , Campaigning for Broadband: Local Communities' Action for Broadband Access in Rural Areas. EuroPrix Scholars Conference
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Other:
Siriaraya, Panote, Ang, Chee Siang, Bobrowicz, Ania. 2012, Exploring the potential of virtual worlds in engaging older people and supporting healthy ageing. Behaviour & Information Technology
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Undergraduate modules

  • EL338 Visual Culture
  • EL539 Professional Practice
  • EL642 Project Design
  • EL636 Final Year Project

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Last Updated: 30/08/2017