About

Ruth Stalker-Firth, PhD (EPFL), lecturer & writer; loves to talk about human-computer interaction, storytelling, & bikram; fascinated by how people use technology & vice-versa.

Hi, my name is Ruth and I have been blogging here since 2007. I believe that technology is pure magic when people are at the heart of any application.

I have a special interest in human-computer interaction with degrees in:

  • computing, artificial intelligence and structural engineering;

and postgraduate diplomas in:

  • journalism, teaching, and virtual reality.

As a ux consultant, I have built computers and written software for use on:

  • bridges, chemical engineering plants, steel rolling mills, exhibition centres and architectural firms;

and provided web design and usability to a range of companies.

As a university lecturer, I have taught:

  • human-computer interaction, cognitive science, biometrics, IT security,
  • java, databases, ux, and web design

at BSc and MSc level.

What am I doing now?