10996085_10153458750116204_5722059110801244817_oHello, and welcome to my website! My name is Laura Maye. I am a research assistant, Interaction Designer, programmer, and Ph.D. candidate.

My current research interests span between the fields of HCI and cultural heritage. My doctoral research (2012-2016) is situated within the fields of Human Computer Interaction and Cultural Heritage and investigates technology adoption in small museums. Particularly, my study focuses on how curators and other professionals in small museums respond to their evolving involvement in designing visitor activities incorporating interactive technologies. I am currently based at the Interaction Design Centre, UL, where I am undertaking this doctoral study under the supervision of Dr. Gabriela Avram and Dr. Luigina Ciolfi (based in Sheffield Hallam University).

I am also involved in the EU project meSch, which has also funded my Ph.D. study. As part of meSch, I have been part of a large research and design team investigating co-design approaches in cultural heritage.

Since 2011, I have been involved in many teaching activities at the Interaction Design Centre, UL as module leader and teaching assistant. My subject areas range from programming (java), web development (HTML, CSS, javascript, SQL, python), HCI and Interaction Design (methodologies – particularly human-centred approaches). See my teaching page for more information and teaching activities that I have been involved in.

I also enjoy playing some instrumental acoustic guitar when I find the time. As they say, music heals the soul and helps to unleash the creativity within!