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Professor Jeni Paay

Director, Centre for Design Innovation


Jeni Paay is Professor in Interaction Design. Jeni has a cross-disciplinary background spanning architecture, computer science, and interaction design, and has published widely within the area of Human-Computer Interaction. She returned to Australia to take this position at Swinburne in 2017, from Denmark, where she was Associate Professor in Human-Centred Computing at Aalborg University for 7 years. Prior to this, she was Lead Interaction Designer on the “Blended Interaction Spaces” collaborative project between CSIRO Sydney, NICTA Sydney and DSTO Adelaide. Her research and teaching career, spanning 30 years, has been within the overall themes of human computer interaction, user-centred design, design methods, interaction design and user experience design for urban and domestic computing.

Research interests

Human Computer Interactions; Internet of Things; Service Design; Virtual Design and Prototyping; Ubiquitous Computing

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Interaction And Experience Design - 330310
  • Human-computer Interaction - 460806

Teaching areas

Human Computer Interactions;Visual Design and Prototyping;User Centred Design Methods

Professional memberships

  • 2008 (current): Associate Editor, International Journal MHCI, Canada
  • 2017 (current): Committee Member, Smart Cities Research Institute, Australia
  • 2017 (current): Committee Member, Centre for Design Innovation, Australia
  • 2018 (current): Committee Member, Swinburne NTRO Committee - Deputy Chair, Australia
  • 2020 (current): Committee Member, Academic Senate, Swinburne, Australia
  • 2021 - 2021: President, ACM SIGCHI Melbourne, Australia
  • 2006 (current): Reviewer, Journals: IJHCI, CSCW PUC, IwC,IJMHCI , International
  • 2006 (current): Reviewer, Conference Papers: CHI, CSCW, MobileHCI, DIS, NordiCHI, PDC, OZCHI, TEI, C&T, International
  • 2013 (current): Assessor, Australian Research Council, Australia
  • 2018 (current): Member, Heath Informatics Society of Australia, Australia

Further information


Also published as: Paay, Jeni; Paay, J.; Paay, Jeniece
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Holobody: Advancing the Future of Mixed Reality Technologies *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2021: Artificial Intelligence as the Most Valuable Player: Enabling cyber-human teams to achieve decision superiority *; Defence Science Technology Group
  • 2020: To enable knowledge and information for consumers on emerging technology to enable an ordinary life for people *; Able Australia Services
  • 2020: Understanding human and artificial intelligence collaboration on time-critical decision-making *; Next Generation Technologies Fund
  • 2019: Digital Wallets: The impacts, implications and issues *; 460degrees_PT
  • 2019: Exploring balance between ‘movement’ and ‘place’ in designing safe and successful places *; iMOVECRC
  • 2019: Safety at Work: an applied research project to integrate immersive experiential learning with positive behaviour support training in the disability sector (PAVE) *; Workforce Training Innovation Fund
  • 2018: 2018 visiting fellowship scheme - Dr Elizabeth Churchill  *; Visiting Fellowships Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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