Hello – My name is Ilyena. I am currently living in Helsinki, Finland, where I work as a Post Doctoral Researcher for Aalto University. Here I research for the Digital Aura Project which investigates how digital representations of self in augmented reality can help supporting  face-to-face conversations and interactions.

I recently finished my doctorate (PhD) in Human Computer Interaction at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. There I researched into Animal Computer Interaction (ACI), which explored building methods and theories to quantify dogs interactions with screen technology.

I have published frequently in methods and devices for dogs in the home as well as the first literature review for ACI and ethical stances for dogs entanglements in technology.

My full thesis is available here.

Feel free to send me a message for a chat, check out my blog where I talk to researchers and blog about conferences I’ve been too, read my publications or look at my previous projects for more information on what I’ve been up to so far.

I always have several exciting Master’s thesis topics. To inquire topics, please email me with your CV, transcript, and letter of interest.

Contact Information

Email: ilyena.hirskyj-douglas [at] aalto [dot] fi



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