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Emilene Zitkus

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Lecturer in Design

I am a Lecturer in the User Experience MA course and in the Integrated Industrial Design MSc course. I have been teaching design students since I finished my PhD at the University of Cambridge. Before that I worked in the automotive industry and the automated technology industry. I am specialised in inclusive design and user-centred research. More recently, I have been focusing my research on User Experience design to support health and wellbeing among the elderly population in developing countries.

DSP811 – Industry Project MA/UX

DSP859 – Integrated Industrial Design Major Project MSc

Responsible Design Research Group

Zitkus, E. & Libanio, C. (2019) User Experience of Brazilian Public Healthcare System: A case study on the accessibility of the information provided. The Design Journal, 22, Sup1, p. 707-721. DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2019.1595449

Zitkus, E., Langdon, P. & Clarkson, P. J. (2018a) ‘Gradually Including Potential Users: A tool to counter design exclusions’ in Applied Ergonomics, vol66, 105-120. DOI: 10.1016/J.APERGO.2017.07.015

Zitkus E. (2017) A Review of Interactive Technologies Supporting Universal Design Practice. In: Antona M., Stephanidis C. (eds) Universal Access in Human–Computer Interaction. Design and Development Approaches and Methods. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10277. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58706-6_11

Zitkus, E., Brigatto, A. C., Ferrari, A. L. M., Bonfim, G. H. C., Carvalho Filho, I. F. P., Reis, T. D., ... Paschoarelli, L. C. (2016c). Accessibility and Usability of Websites Intended for People with Disabilities: A Preliminary Study. In: Marcus A. (eds) Design, User Experience, and Usability: Novel User Experiences. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9747. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-40355-7_66

Zitkus, E. (2014) 'Inclusive Design in Practice - The role of designers and clients in delivering inclusivity.' Thesis Submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. University of Cambridge, Hughes Hall.

Zitkus, E., Langdon, P. & Clarkson, P. J. (2013a) 'Inclusive Design Advisor: understanding the design practice before developing inclusivity tools' in Journal of Usability Studies, vol8, 4, 127-143.

Zitkus, E., Langdon, P. & Clarkson, P. J. (2012a) Design Advisor: How to Supply Designers with Knowledge about Inclusion? in Clarkson P.J., Langdon P., Robinson P., Lazar J., Heylighen A. (eds), in Designing Inclusive Systems, Springer, London.

Zitkus, E., Langdon, P. & Clarkson, P. J. (2011) Accessibility Evaluation: assistive tools for design activity in product development. In SIM Conference Proceedings, 1, 659-670. IST Press, Leiria, Portugal.

Libânio, C.; Amaral, F.; Migowski, S.; Zitkus, E. (2019). Determinant Moments in Design Management. Strategic Design Research Journal. Vol. 12, No1.

Inclusive design;

User-centred design;

User experience;

Accessibility / Usability.