Dr Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor

BA (ANU), BInfTech (ANU), BInfTech(Hons) (QUT), CertIV Govt (CIT).
College of Engineering & Computer Science

Research interests

  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Participatory design/co-design
  • Language revitalisation
  • Community engagement
  • Decolonial computing/postcolonial computing
  • Environmental sustainability and sustainable practices
  • Generative AI
  • Co-design of machine learning applications
  • HCI education


I am a Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the ANU Research School of Computer Science.

My recent work has involved conducting collaborative technology design projects in partnership with Australian Aboriginal communities. My doctoral research at the Queensland University of Technology has addressed the intergenerational co-design of tangible and social technologies to support active use of the Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal language by children and their families, in partnership with the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council and community.

My broader projects and publications (including conference papers and a book chapter) have covered a range of topics including: designing for Indigenous language revitalisation and active language use, literacy, tangible user interfaces, public displays, temporality, participatory design methods and practices, makerspaces, and HCI education and STEM engagement.

Currently, I am interested in the broad research themes of:

  • Collaborative technology design for language revitalisation
  • Co-design of machine learning applications and public engagement with AI
  • Decolonial computing and the embedding of diverse and critical perspectives in the computer science curriculum
  • The role of technology in sustainable and ethical living practices.

Prior to undertaking my PhD, I completed a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology at the Australian National University, majoring in anthropology and information systems respectively, and a Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) at Queensland University of Technology. My Honours dissertation involved designing for cross-cultural time practices as part of the QUT Digital Community Noticeboard project. I also completed a Certificate IV in Government at Canberra Institute of Technology, and worked in the public sector for a number of years.

I have been involved in teaching as a sessional academic for a range of computer science courses from 2013-2019, a guest lecturer for HCI courses, and a facilitator of writing workshops for higher degree research students at QUT in 2019. I achieved recognition as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) in 2015, and then as a Fellow (FHEA) in 2019.

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