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Jordan Aiko Deja is a PhD student at the University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies (UP FAMNIT), Koper, Slovenia. He is part of the HICUP research group which explores novel interaction concepts, advancing sensing methods and finding ways of improving personalised services using models and algorithms. He is also a member of the Department of Software Technology and the COMET research group of College of Computer Studies, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. He is one of the Directors of User Experience Philippines (UXPH). He is also one of the co-founders of the Manila ACM SIGCHI Chapter where he is currently chapter secretary.
Jordan’s research explores the discovery of models that eventually lead to the design of interfaces and tools that give their users better ways to understand themselves and how they work. He designs interactions that analyse user data and help them improve their skills (e.g. facilitating transition). His research involves primarily three major types of activities: modeling user and personal data as they interact with specific technologies and tools; the design of new interactions towards adaptive and personalised learning and; the evaluation of these interaction technologies. These activities involve certain thematic areas:
- User Proficiency and Skills Improvement. Exploring existing and developing new HCI models to better capture and understand proficiency of users as they interact with digital learning technologies. Subthemese include: novice programmers, self-regulated learners, music learners and many others. We engage with certain coefficients and techniques such as difficulty assessment, internal human psychological mechanisms (click-planning mechanisms, Fitts’ Law), spatio-temporal elements, machine learning and many others.
- Creative and Reflective Technologies. Design of augmented (reality) technologies that allows users to be more creative in their craft, reflective of their work and be more productive in their day to day activities. We take advantage of multi-modal interactions (e.g. sound and light, physiological sensors, interacion data) to understand context, habits, motivation, engagement, learning etc.
- Human-Drone Interaction. The nascent field of Human-Drone Interaction has called for the design of personal swarms. We intend to design and evaluate the space where humans collaborate with (a swarm of) drones on a personal and intimate level of interaction.
- Ph.D. Computer Science, 2019-Present, University of Primorska
- M.S. Computer Science, 2011-2015, De La Salle University
- B.S. Computer Science, 2005-2009, De La Salle University
Teaching and Supervision
Jordan regularly teaches courses that revolve around agile, software engineering and HCI. He is currenly on-leave from his teaching duties in DLSU. At present he is doing teaching assistant duties in UP FAMNIT.