Ruth Stalker-Firth, PhD (EPFL), loves to talk human-computer, storytelling, & bikram; fascinated by how people use technology & vice-versa.
Hi, my name is Ruth. I have been blogging here since 2007 and I truly believe that technology is pure magic when people are at the heart of any design application.
I love to think about human-computer interaction. I have degrees in computing, artificial intelligence, structural engineering and, postgraduate diplomas in journalism, teaching, and virtual reality.
I have worked as a UX consultant for a range of companies, built computers and written software for use on bridges, chemical engineering plants, steel rolling mills, exhibition centres and architectural firms.
As a university lecturer, I have taught human-computer interaction, cognitive science, biometrics, IT security, java, and web technologies at BSc and MSc level. I began teaching at Lancaster University, then moved to the University of Westminster, and lately, Birkbeck, University of London.
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