A PhD student from the School of Computer Science was one of just 30 first year post-doctoral students chosen from all over Europe to take part in a week-long training school.
Kwamena Appiah-Kubi, attended the TUTOREM Twintide Autumn Training School in Bled, Slovenia, which aims to improve participants’ understanding of significant research methods used in human computer interaction (HCI). This understanding will help them better select and combine appropriate research methods without impacting validity of research.
Relevant theoretical frameworks were addressed in individual sessions of TUTOREM, which consisted of lectures, workshops and discussions. In addition, student participants collaboratively work in small groups on a mini-project, which was won by Kwamena’s team.
He said: “The theme for my group was “How crucial is it to make a good first impression”, with the goal of exploring how first impressions affects a user’s experience of a website. Each group was asked to come out with a number of research topics on their assigned theme and develop a methodological approach to tackle each specific research question.”
The judges were impressed with Kwamena’s team, commenting they were well motivated and had a clear study set up.
Slides for the presentation are available here: http://www.slideshare.net/atokubi/group-3-tmp-1-first-impression