.

Dr Lilit Hakobyan

Teaching Fellow and Post Doctoral Research Assistant

Email: hakobyl1@aston.ac.uk

Room number: MB560E

Profile

I joined Aston University as an undergraduate student in October 2009, and later as a PhD student in July 2011.

The aim of my PhD research was to develop an assistive mobile application called SMART (Self-Monitoring, Ability-Reactive Technology), to promote independent living and enhanced wellbeing for persons with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The project requires an effective collaboration between technology development, the psychology of healthcare interventions, and clinical AMD expertise to maximise the potential to support people in changing their dietary behaviour, reducing the risk of future visual impairment.

  • BSc with First Claass Honours in Business and Computer Science, Aston University, 2011
  • PhD in Human Computer Interaction, Aston University, 2016
  • CS3040: Mobile Design & Development
  • CS3410: Interaction Design
  • CS2260: Human Computer Interaction
  • DC3410: Interaction Design
  • DC2260: Human Computer Interaction
  • CS4655: Advanced HCI
  • CS2160: Professional Aspects of Computing
  •  Healthcare/Assistive technology, participatory design, user centred design

 


  • Hakobyan, L., Lumsden, J and O'Sullivan, D. (2014) Older Adults with AMD as Co-Designers of an Assistive Mobile Application. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI) 6.1: 54-70.
  • Lumsden, J, Hakobyan, L., Leung, R. and O'Sullivan, D. (11 Apr 2014). Inclusive Participatory Design: Involving Users with Disabilities in the Design of Assistive Technologies. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology Taylor and Francis.
  • Hakobyan, L., Lumsden, J. and O'Sullivan, D. (2014) Participatory Design: How to Engage Older Adults in Participatory Design Activities, to appear in International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI).
  • Hakobyan, L., Lumsden, J. and O'sullivan, D. (2013) Mobile Assistive Technologies for the Visually Impaired, Survey of Opthalmology 58.6: 513-528.      

Peer Reviewed Conference Publications

  • Hakobyan, L., Lumsden, J. and O'sullivan, D. (2014) Co-Designing a SMART Diet Diary Application with Older Adults with AMD, to appear in Proc. of BCS-HCI '14, Southport, UK, Sept 9-12.
  • Hakobyan L,. Lumsden, J., O'Sullivan, D. (2014) Participatory Design with Older Adults for Healthcare Apps, to appear in Proceedings of the 16th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices (MobileHCI'14), Toronto, ON, Canada, Sept 23-26.
  • Nicol, E., Dunlop, A., Komninos, A., McGee-Lennon, M., Baillie, L., Edwards, A., Eslambolchilar, P., Goodman-Deane, J,. Hakobyan, L., Lumsden, J., Mulder. I., Rau, P., Siek, K. (2014). Re-imagining commonly used mobile interfaces for older adults, Proceesings of the 16th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices (MobileHCI'14), Toronto, ON, Canada, ACM: 585-588.
  • Hakobyan L., Lumsden, J., O'Sullivan, D. (2013) Designing a Mobile Assistive Application with and for Older Adults with AMD: A Case Study, Proc. of BCS-HCI'13, London, UK, Sept 9-13. 1-10.
  • Hakobyan L., Lumsden, J., O'Sullivan, D. (2013) PICTIVE Participatory Design Process with Older Adults with AMD, in Proc. Of Irish HCI'13, Dundalk, Ireland, June 12-13 (in press).
  • Hakobyan L., Lumsden, J., O'Sullivan, D. (2012) Understanding the IT-Related Attitudes and Needs of Persons with Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Case Study, in Proc. of BCS-HCI'12, Birmingham, UK, Sept 12-14, 239-244.