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?