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User Experience Research Group

Research Staff: 

Prof Greg Foster
     Ms Jane Nash
                                Prof Anthony Maeder
Flinders University, Australia
Visiting Professor & Advisory Member


 User Experience Logo User Experience (UX) focuses on improving the quality of the user’s interaction with and perceptions of a product and any related services. This research group focuses on improving the UX of Information Systems and their associated ICTs. Research projects are undertaken in the following areas:

  • Mobile UX
  • Security and Usability
  • In-car UX
  • Responsive Web UX


Health IT consists of a number of technologies that are used to acquire, store, retrieve and use health information to improve patient care. This special interest group aims to improve the UX of health information technologies and focuses mainly on the following areas:

  • UX of mHealth technologies
  • UX of consumer health technologies
  • Usability and security of Health IT applications (e.g. EHRs, PHRs etc)
  • Visualisation of health information


Please direct all enquiries to Prof Greg Foster.

The application proceedure for postgraduate studies is available at: http://www.ru.ac.za/informationsystems/postgraduate/mastersdoctoral/ 


Research Students:

 ‌‌ Ms Callie Thomson
PhD student
Research Area: User experience in health behaviour change mobile apps
 ‌HI: Javan Mnjama Mr Javan Mnjama
Masters student
Research Area: Consumer health wearable security and privacy
 ‌ Mr Oyebode Oridota
Masters student
Research Area: Health behaviour change in mobile fitness apps 
 ‌UX:Gumede Ms Vangile Gumede
Honours student
Research Area: Visualization of patient medical data
UX:Mller Mr Sven Muller
Honours student
Research Area: Health kiosk user interface design
UX:Nathoo Ms Dina Nathoo
Honours student
Research Area: Usability of EHRs
Mr Brandon Redman
Honours student
Research Area: Consumer health wearable security and privacy


Last Modified: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:34:11 SAST