This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow in Human-Computer Interaction on dminr (https://digitalnewsinitiative.com/dni-projects/dminr), a research project funded by the Google Digital News Initiative (DNI). dminr is a collaboration between the Centre for HCI Design (HCID) and the Digital Information Initiative (DII) research group in the Department of Journalism at City, University of London. dminr will involve the research, design and evaluation of a Web-based data mining tool to support journalists making new and useful connections between public data sources. This is a fixed term role until December 2019.

The Research Fellow will plan, conduct, present and publish research on dminr. This will involve understanding the current and future verification requirements of investigative journalists to provide accurate and original news stories; designing wireframe prototypes of the dminr tool which aims to better support news verification. Based on those requirements, they will take a leading role in the interface and interaction design of the tool as well as in the planning and conducting lab and field-based user evaluations of the tool.


University of London


The successful candidate will have a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction or a related subject (or expect to submit by end of February 2018), have experience in user-centred design and evaluation of wireframe prototypes. They will have Publication experience in high-quality HCI conferences/journals as well as experience in qualitative data collection and analysis.

Specific requirements:

This is a fixed term role until December 2019.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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