Dr Fernando Maestre Avila

Lecturer in Computer Science, Computer Science
Office - 312
Third Floor
Computational Foundry
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


My research investigates the use of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research methods with marginalized and vulnerable populations to design technologies with them rather than for them. I use surveys, interviews, observation, and participatory design methods in both in-person and online settings. In particular, I employ Participatory Design (PD) under the lenses of value-sensitive and speculative design to involve stakeholders in the design and development of a more ethical, inclusive, and equitable technology from the very beginning and throughout all the stages of the design process. I strive for amplifying the voice of those who are impacted by technology and allowing researchers and practitioners to be aware of potential negative impacts that such technologies may have on stakeholders. For information please check out my personal website: www.juanfernandomaestre.com

Areas Of Expertise

  • Human-computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Participatory design and co-design
  • Remote research studies
  • Social media
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Vulnerable and marginalized users
  • Ethical computing

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

Participatory Design (PD) research methods

Data Visualisation

Ethical Computing

Research Award Highlights Collaborations