HCI@UCD Seminar with Dr. Justin Edwards on 'Using Speech to Interrupt Complex Tasks

09 November 2023

The Human-Computer Interaction@UCD research group hosts a monthly seminar series featuring invited speakers from academia and industry to share their leading-edge HCI research.

This month, we will be joined by Dr. Justin Edwards from the Learning and Educational Technology (LET) research lab in the Faculty of Education and Psychology at the University of Oulu, Finland. Dr. Edwards’ research has focused on how people use speech to interrupt other people, the design of proactive speech agents, and the attributes and contexts of appropriate speech agents.

In his talk, Dr. Edwards will introduce the concept of ‘Using Speech to Interrupt Complex Tasks’ and will discuss the challenges of designing proactive speech agents, drawing on inspiration from human speech interruptions.