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My connections with City University

From October 1991 to September 1996, minus two years on leave researching at the JRC, I was lecturing in the Department of Business Computing, and my research was connected with the Centre for HCI Design research group within the School of Informatics at City University.

Department of Business Computing


My main contribution to teaching was for courses in human-computer interaction (HCI). I developed and taught a well-received cross-school module on HCI during the first term of 1994 (then known as module 389). This was based on the course text by Alan Dix et al., Human-Computer Interaction.

I also taught some background and introductory material in systems analysis and design. In particular, I developed an interest in the human side of systems development methodology, which includes Soft Systems Methodology as well as HCI considerations.

I supervised many BSc and MSc projects, and also contributed to the supervision of PhD students.


My principal job was Tutor for Admissions for the MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design (BSAD). I did this for the two academic years 1992-3 and 1993-4.

Centre for Human-Computer Interface Design

My work associated with the CHCID included the supervision of research students and staff, and participation in the DATUM project.