The Extreme Citizen Science: Analysis and Visualisation (ECSAnVis) is a five-year, €2.5M project funded by the European Research Council, which aims to develop geographical analysis and visualisation tools that can be used, successfully, by non-literate people and any other community in culturally appropriate ways and in accordance with their needs. We currently work predominantly with indigenous communities in knowledge co-production practices to address problems and issues that are important to them, in some of the most critical environments on Earth.
Situated within the Department of Geography, the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group formed in 2011 as an interdisciplinary initiative to push the boundaries of citizen science to explore how we use and understand the world around us. More information can be found on http://www.ucl.ac.uk/excites
The research assistant will work on the ECSAnVis project, primarily under the direct supervision of Dr Artemis Skarlatidou. They will work with both the London-based UCL ExCiteS team and with researchers/ local assistants in Europe, Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, and the Republic of Congo. When travel restrictions permit, they may need to travel to conduct in-person research. With Dr Skarlatidou’s guidance, they will plan and design HCI experiments to assess the usability of ExCiteS tools, such as Sapelli Collector, Sapelli Designer and Sapelli Viewer (the latter is currently being developed). The researcher will work with communities, set-up experiments, recruit and engage with participants during the data collection stage and for the usability experiments, analyse the findings, contribute to the writing and publication of academic papers, participate in team meetings and contribute to shaping the vision for the development of future (or the redesign of existing) ExCiteS tools and methods.
This is a fixed term, part time position (0.6FTE equal to 3 days/week), duration 12 months initially. Appointment to be taken up from May 2021 or ASAP.
The successful candidate will have a MSc in Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology or related social sciences subject or equivalent business experience. It is also essential that they have experience in / demonstrable knowledge of conducting Human-Computer Interaction studies and knowledge and interest in geographic citizen science.
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