Dr Peter Worthy

Lecturer in Human-Centred Computing

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
p.worthy@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 38258

Overview

I am an interaction designer.

I have an interest in design research and methods and their application to the design of technology. I believe that co-design/participatory design and human-centered design are critical approaches to ensuring that technology will truly serve the people who will be using or impacted by that technology.

A significant proportion of my work involves working with people living with dementia and post-stroke aphasia. Much of this work focuses on accessibility, usability and acceptability with the aim of creating technological solutions that are not only functional but also recognise and respond to people's intrinsic needs and experiences. A key aspect of my recent work is exploring acceptability and its ties to the Social Self-Determination model of people's needs. Through this I am looking at User Experience through a different lens, seeking to develop an understanding of how this model of people's needs can support a meaningful and impactful experience.

My interests extend across design theory and practice, human-computer interaction and user experience, and the application of the theory of these domains into practical and novel contexts. When designing technology that is to be used in everyday or applied contexts, I believe it is important to think beyond the technology itself. Therefore, in my research so far, I have worked in multidisciplinary teams crossing speech pathology, occupational therapy, computer science, and psychology. I am also committed to ensuring that technology and the process of designing technology is ethical.

Research Interests

  • Human-computer Interaction
    Interaction between people and digital systems with a specific interest in people living with dementia and other cognitive impairment
  • Interaction Design
    The design of digital systems in order to meet people needs and values along with the wider implications of digital systems for people along with the methods used to support design. This interest extends across a range of contexts including social robotics, internet of things and smart environments, people living with dementia and other cognitive impairments, and digital musical instruments.
  • Human-centred Artificial Intelligence
    I am interested in the design of AI systems to make those systems human-centred including how AI practitioners gain an understanding of people's needs and values, the practices they use to centre people in AI systems and identify potential harms, and how they can account for these values and needs in the design of AI systems.
  • Assistive Technology Design
    How can technology best support people with different abilities with a particular focus on human rights.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Coursework), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Law, Queensland University of Technology

Publications

  • Worthy, P., Isaacs, M., Burton, B., Copland, D., Wiles, J., Angwin, A., Palmer, V., Gullo, M., Hill, A., Timmer, B., Shrubsole, K. and Wallace, S. (2023). Co-design of a technology to motivate self-managed post-stroke aphasia treatment. 15th World Stroke Congress, Toronto, Canada, 10-12 October 2023. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications.

  • Bingley, William J., Haslam, S. Alexander, Steffens, Niklas K., Gillespie, Nicole, Worthy, Peter, Curtis, Caitlin, Lockey, Steven, Bialkowski, Alina, Ko, Ryan K.L. and Wiles, Janet (2023). Enlarging the model of the human at the heart of human-centered AI: a social self-determination model of AI system impact. New Ideas in Psychology, 70 101025, 1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2023.101025

  • Harvey, Sam, Cheng, Bonnie, Shiggins, Ciara, Ryan, Brooke, Rose, Tanya, Palmer, Rebecca, Burton, Bridget, Worthy, Peter, Deslandes, Ryan, Kong, Anthony Pak-Hin, Breitenstein, Caterina, Soroli, Eva, Dutta, Manaswita, Martinez Ferreiro, Silvia, Alyahya, Reem, Pais, Analisa, Shinton, Ray, Jennings, Amy, Pernworth, Janis and Wallace, Sarah J. (2023). Making Research Summaries Accessible to People with Aphasia Following Stroke: An International Co-design Study. Stroke 2023 – The Combined Stroke Society of Australasia and Smart Strokes Nursing and Allied Health Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, VIC Australia, 22-25 August 2023. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications.

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2023) Master Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Pedwell, R., Rowland, S., Lawrie, G., Zimbardi, K. and Worthy, P. (2019). Chapter 6: evaluating ALURE outcomes. Engaging undergraduate students in authentic science research: a large-scale approach. (pp. 33-44) edited by Susan Rowland, Gwendolyn Lawrie and Rhianna Pedwell. Hammondville, NSW Australia: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Worthy, P., Isaacs, M., Burton, B., Copland, D., Wiles, J., Angwin, A., Palmer, V., Gullo, M., Hill, A., Timmer, B., Shrubsole, K. and Wallace, S. (2023). Co-design of a technology to motivate self-managed post-stroke aphasia treatment. 15th World Stroke Congress, Toronto, Canada, 10-12 October 2023. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications.

  • Harvey, Sam, Cheng, Bonnie, Shiggins, Ciara, Ryan, Brooke, Rose, Tanya, Palmer, Rebecca, Burton, Bridget, Worthy, Peter, Deslandes, Ryan, Kong, Anthony Pak-Hin, Breitenstein, Caterina, Soroli, Eva, Dutta, Manaswita, Martinez Ferreiro, Silvia, Alyahya, Reem, Pais, Analisa, Shinton, Ray, Jennings, Amy, Pernworth, Janis and Wallace, Sarah J. (2023). Making Research Summaries Accessible to People with Aphasia Following Stroke: An International Co-design Study. Stroke 2023 – The Combined Stroke Society of Australasia and Smart Strokes Nursing and Allied Health Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, VIC Australia, 22-25 August 2023. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications.

  • Harvey, Sam, Cheng, Bonnie, Shiggins, Ciara, Ryan, Brooke, Tanya Rose, Palmer, Rebecca, Burton. Bridget, Worthy, Peter, Deslandes, Ryan, Kong, Anthony Pak-Hin, Breitenstein, Caterina, Soroli, Eva, Dutta, Manaswita, Martinez Ferreiro, Silvia, Alyahya, Reem, Pais, Analise, Shinton, Ray, Pernworth, Janis and Wallace, Sarah J. (2023). Making research summaries accessible to people with aphasia following stroke: an international co-design study. Stroke 2023 – The Combined Stroke Society of Australasia and Smart Strokes Nursing and Allied Health Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 22-25 August 2023. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications. doi: 10.1177/17474930231188838

  • Best, Bethany, Worthy, Peter, Roxbury, Tracy and Copland, David (2023). Music Listening and Aphasia Recovery: Examining the Usability and Acceptance of a Purpose-Built Mobile Music Listening Application. LONDON: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD.

  • Lockey, Steve, Gillespie, Nicole, Curtis, Caitlin, Bingley, William, Worthy, Peter, Haslam, Alexander, Steffens, Niklas, Bialkowski, Alina, Ko, Ryan and Wiles, Janet (2022). Necessary but not sufficient: assurance mechanisms for enhancing trust in AI-enabled job screening. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle, WA United States, 5-9 August 2022. Briarcliff Manor, NY United States: Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2022.10638abstract

  • Hunter, Trevor, Worthy, Peter, Matthews, Ben and Viller, Stephen (2019). Soundscape : Participatory design of an interface for musical expression. 14th International Audio Mostly Conference: A Journey in Sound on ZZZ, Nottingham, United Kingdom, September 18 - 20, 2019. New York, NY, United States: ACM Press. doi: 10.1145/3356590.3356640

  • Hunter, Trevor, Worthy, Peter, Matthews, Ben and Viller, Stephen (2019). Using participatory design in the development of a new musical interface : Understanding musician's needs beyond usability. 14th International Audio Mostly Conference: A Journey in Sound on ZZZ, Nottingham, United Kingdom, September 18 - 20, 2019. New York, NY, United States: ACM Press. doi: 10.1145/3356590.3356635

  • Hunter, Trevor, Worthy, Peter, Viller, Stephen and Matthews, Ben (2018). Designing for citizen-centric smart cities: supporting people's needs of a community garden. OzCHI '18: 30th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 4-7 December 2018. New York, United States: ACM Press. doi: 10.1145/3292147.3292217

  • Khan, Awais Hameed, Hunter, Trevor and Worthy, Peter (2018). Outpost : A proposal for libraries of the future. OzCHI '18, Melbourne, Australia, 4 - 7 December, 2018 . New York, New York, USA: ACM Press. doi: 10.1145/3292147.3292244

  • Wang, Jack T.H., Chen, Rachel and Worthy, Peter (2017). Feedback analytics - measuring the impact of video feedback on student learning. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 28-30 September 2016. Sydney, NSW, Australia: University of Sydney.

  • Doherty, Skye and Worthy, Peter (2017). Exploring journalistic values through design: a student perspective. 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, Brisbane, Australia, 28 November-1 December 2017. New York, NY United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3152771.3156140

  • Hunter, Trevor, Balachandran, Shiva, Worthy, Peter, Matthews, Ben and Viller, Stephen (2017). Soundscape: building connection between digital musicians and their audience. 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2017, Brisbane, QLD Australia, 28 November-1 December 2017. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3152771.3156176

  • Karimi, Arafeh, Worthy, Peter, McInnes, Paul, Bodén, Marie, Matthews, Ben and Viller, Stephen (2017). The community garden hack: Participatory experiments in facilitating primary school teacher's appropriation of technology. 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2017, Brisbane, Australia, November 28-1, 2017. New York, New York, USA: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3152771.3152787

  • Khan, Awais Hameed, DiSalvo, Alyssa , Wang Ng, Ki , Balachandran, Shiva, Hunter, Trevor and Worthy, Peter (2017). The sixth sense: augmenting sensory perception through critical design. 11th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2017, Yokohama, Japan, 20 - 23 March 2017. New York, NY, United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3024969.3035533

  • Wang, Jack T.H., Chen, Rachel and Worthy, Peter (2016). Delivering large-scale video feedback for laboratory competency assessment in undergraduate microbiology. ComBio 2016, Brisbane, QLD Australia, 3-7 October 2016.

  • Wang, Jack T.H., Chen, Rachel and Worthy, Peter (2016). vMarks: on-the-go video feedback for assessment in large courses. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia The Shape of Higher Education, Fremantle, WA Australia, 4-7 July 2016.

  • Cervantes, Maria, Ramani, Ramya, Worthy, Peter, Weigel, Jason, Viller, Stephen A. and Matthews, Benjamin Robert (2016). Could the inherent nature of the internet of things inhibit person-to-person connection?. 11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 4 - 8 June, 2016. New York, NY, United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/2908805.2909418

  • Hensby, Kristyn, Wiles, Janet, Boden, Marie, Heath, Scott, Nielsen, Mark, Pounds, Paul, Riddell, Joshua, Rogers, Kristopher, Rybak, Nikodem, Slaughter, Virginia, Smith, Michael, Taufatofua, Jonathon, Worthy, Peter and Weigel, Jason (2016). Hand in hand: tools and techniques for understanding children's touch with a social robot. 11th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand, 7-10 March 2016. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE Computer Society. doi: 10.1109/HRI.2016.7451794

  • Viller, Stephen, Worthy, Peter, Boden, Marie, Weigel, Jason, Fitzpatrick, Geraldine, Rodden, Tom and Matthews, Ben (2016). IoT: designing for human values. 11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016, Brisbane, Australia, 4 - 8 June 2016. New York, NY, United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/2908805.2913019

  • Wiles, Janet, Worthy, Peter, Hensby, Kristyn, Boden, Marie, Heath, Scott, Pounds, Paul, Rybak, Nikodem, Smith, Michael, Taufotofua, Jonathon and Weigel, Jason (2016). Social cardboard: pretotyping a social ethnodroid in the wild. 11th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand, 7-10 March 2016. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/HRI.2016.7451841

  • Disalvo, Alyssa, Watson, Leila, Yu, Zishan, Worthy, Peter, Weigel, Jason, Viller, Stephen and Matthews, Ben (2016). StoryLamp: Sentimentality is killing the world. 11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016, Brisbane, Australia, 4-8 June, 2016. New York, United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/2908805.2909409

  • Worthy, Peter, Matthews, Ben and Viller, Stephen A. (2016). Trust me: doubts and concerns living with the internet of things. DIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse, Brisbane, Australia, 4-8 June 2016. New York, NY, United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/2901790.2901890

  • Rowland, Susan, Lawrie, G., Wang, J., Zimbardi, K., Myatt, P., Pedwell, R., West, J., Veenstra, A., Kappler, U., Milward, L., LeBard, R., Howitt, S. and Worthy, P. (2015). ALURE: The Apprenticeship-Style Large-Scale Undergraduate Research Experience Project. HERDSA 2015: Learning for Life and Work in a Complex World, Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 6-9 July 2015.

  • Worthy, Peter, Boden, Marie, Karimi, Arafeh, Weigel, Jason, Matthews, Ben, Hensby, Kristyn, Heath, Scott, Pounds, Paul, Taufatofua, Jonathon, Smith, Michael, Viller, Stephen and Wiles, Janet (2015). Children's expectations and strategies in interacting with a Wizard of Oz Robot. OZCHI '15, Melbourne, Australia, 7-10 December 2015. New York, NY, United States: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2838739.2838793

  • Pedwell, Rhianna, Green, Matthew, Lawrie, Gwen, Myatt, Paula, Wang, Jack, Worthy, Peter, Zimbardi, Kirsten and Rowland, Susan (2014). Impact of student approaches to ALURE: 'swimming lessons' in the undergraduate laboratory. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (2014), Sydney, NSW, Australia, 29 September - 1 October 2014. Sydney, NSW, Australia: University of Sydney.

  • Dekker, Andrew, Worthy, Peter, Viller, Stephen, Zimbardi, Kirsten and Robinson, Ricky (2014). Designer client communication in web design: a case study on the use of communication in practice. Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2014), Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2-5 December 2014. New York, NY, United States: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2686612.2686681

  • Colthorpe, K. L., Zimbardi, K., Dekker, A., Hay, P., Engstrom, C., Bugarcic, A., Long, P., Lluka, L. J., Chunduri, P., Worthy, P. and Marrington, J. (2013). Enhancing feedback provision and use through in situ audio commenting. IUPS 2013: International Union of Physiological Societies XXXVII Congress, Birmingham, UK, 21-26 July, 2013. Oxford, UK: London Physiological Society.

  • Colthorpe, Kay, Zimbardi, Kirsten, Dekker, Andrew, Hay, Peter, Engstrom, Craig, Bugarcic, Andrea, Long, Phil, Lluka, Lesley, Chunduri, Prasad and Worthy, Pete (2013). Enhancing feedback provision and use to promote learning through assessment. 36th HERDSA Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 1-4 July, 2013.

  • Zimbardi, Kirsten, Bugarcic, Andrea, Kibedi, Judit, Rowland, Susan, Lawrie, Gwen, Wang, Jack, Myatt, Paula and Worthy, Peter (2013). The impact of authenticity and student ownership on learning gains derived from undergraduate research experiences in physiology. IUPS 2013: IUPS & ADInstruments Teaching Workshop, Bristol, UK., July 18-21, 2013. Bristol, UK: University of Bristol.

  • Dekker, Andrew, Zimbardi, Kirsten, Long, Phil, Hay, Peter, Engstrom, Craig, Bugarcic, Andrea, Colthorpe, Kay, Lluka, Lesley, Chunduri, Prasad, Marrington, Justin and Worthy, Peter (2012). Examining the use of in-situ audio annotations to provide feedback to students. SoLAR Southern Flare Conference, Sydney, Australia, 29-30 November 2012.

  • Colthorpe, K., Dekker, A., Zimbardi, K., Long, P., Lluka, L. J., Chunduri, P., Bugarcic, A., Hay, P., Engstrom, C., Worthy, P. and Marrington, J. (2012). UQMarkUP: effective feedback and consistent assessment for large cohorts with e-learning enabled ‘in situ’ commenting. 2nd Annual CUBEnet Forum, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 10-11 December 2012.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision