Understand the mobile phone in situ
Currently half way through her PhD studies, with supervisor Barry Brown, Moira's research looks at technology use in everyday life - from mobile phones in co-present interaction, to how an app like Uber impacts the work practices of its users. Having previously worked extensively in the delivery of digital UX strategies and applications in UK design agencies, she is expanding her professional experience with doctoral studies. Her thesis focuses upon everyday interaction with mobile devices, based upon several innovative and naturalistic studies conducted using combined methods of video analysis and interviews. Moira has worked as research assistant on a range of projects relating to the diverse research interests of Mobile Life, expanding her skills in field research, video ethnography, interactional analysis and design. In addition, she has worked on Sharing Economy studies led by Airi Lampinen, and has collaborated and published with others. She has recently interned with the Microsoft Research speech recognition team, resulting in a publication in forthcoming CSCW2017 conference.