Dr David Coyle

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

 email: d.coyle@ucd.ie
 Phone: +353 1 7162818
 Room: E3.48 

   Science East 
   Dublin 4


 Full Profile

201400 COMP40630 Computer Science: Human Computer Interaction

I work mainly in Human Computer Interaction. The overall goal of my research is to design systems that help to address important societal challenges, in particular healthcare and sustainability.

My current work has a strong interdisciplinary focus, with several broad themes:

  • User Experience: I am developing new techniques to understand the experience of agency when interacting with novel technologies, including intelligent and on-body interfaces.
  • Health technologies: I have projects investigating the use of games and mobile devices in mental health interventions and lead the user-centred design activities in two large health technology projects, SPHERE and the IEU.
  • Crowdsourcing and information visualisation: Other projects are investigating crowdsourcing and visualisation to support environmental activism and safety critical navigational tasks.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Limerick, H.; Coyle, D.; Moore, J.W.; (2014) 'The experience of agency in human-computer interactions: a review'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8 (643). [DOI] [Details]
  • Knowles SE; Toms G; Sanders C; Bee P; Lovell K; Rennick-Egglestone S; Coyle D; Kennedy CM; Littlewood E; Kessler D; Gilbody S; Bower P (2014) 'Qualitative Meta-Synthesis of User Experience of Computerised Therapy for Depression and Anxiety'. PLoS ONE, e84323 . [DOI] [Details]
  • Doherty, G; Coyle, D; Matthews, M. (2010) 'Design and evaluation guidelines for mental health technologies'. Interacting With Computers, 22 (4):243-252. [DOI] [Details]