Katherine Fennedy

Human-Computer Interaction Researcher

I am currently a fourth year PhD candidate at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and an active member of SHUAILab. Supervised by both Dr. Hyowon Lee and Dr. Simon Perrault, my research focuses on designing and evaluating interaction techniques in the context of modes, command selection tasks and mixed reality environment.


Publications

Katherine Fennedy, Sylvain Malacria, Hyowon Lee, Simon T. Perrault. 2020. Investigating Performance and Usage of Input Methods for Soft Keyboard Hotkeys. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices & Services (MobileHCI ’20).

Pre-Print | to be presented in October 2020


Katherine Fennedy and Hyowon Lee. 2019. Modus Operandi: The Implications from Redesigning Moded Experiments in Multitouch User Interfaces. In Proceedings of the XX International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (Interacción ’19).

Full Paper | ACM Link


Katherine Fennedy and Hyowon Lee. 2019. ModeRate: A Tablet Game to Measure the Performance of Moded Interaction Techniques. In Proceedings of the XX International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (Interacción ’19) [Demo].

Full Paper | ACM Link


Katherine Fennedy and Hyowon Lee. 2019. Multitouch Keyboard Revisited: Enhancing Moded Interaction Through Redesigning Structure and Switching Techniques. In Proceedings of the 5th International ACM In-Cooperation HCI and UX Conference (CHIuXiD’19).

Full Paper | ACM Link


Katherine Fennedy, Hyowon Lee, Insuk Ko, Yi Ren Tan, Dongliang Zhang, and Chunxiao Li. 2018. Augmenting User-Maintained Interaction Through Mode Locking and Reversing. In Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI ’18).

Full Paper | ACM Link


Awards

[Jun 2018] Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. [link]
First Runner-up in SUTD.

[Jan 2017] Startup Weekend Singapore 2017. [link]
First Runner-up. Worked with a team of developers, designers and hustlers to build a simple yet revolutionary product that allows people who are paralysed from neck down to communicate through blinking.

[Sep 2016] SUTD President Graduate Fellowship. [link]
A scholarship given on a competitive basis to outstanding full-time PhD Programme applicants.

[Aug 2015] BP-SUTD IT Project Competition. [link]
First Runner-up for building a unit conversion mobile app with BP branding.

[Aug 2015] Keppel Bursary Award. [link]
Was awarded S$6,000 as one of the deserving undergraduates pursuing their studies.

[Sep 2014] IDA ELITe Award. [link]
The Enhanced Learning in Infocomm Technology (ELITe) Award is offered to motivated undergraduates by their respective universities, in order to develop industry-ready Infocomm graduates.

[May 2014] Asian Leadership Programme Scholarship. [link]
Participated in a fully-sponsored 15-week exchange program with Zhejiang University, China.

[Mar 2014] Tan Chay Bing Study Award.
Was awarded S$7,500 as one of the deserving undergraduates pursuing their studies.


Affiliations

[Jan 2020 - May 2020] University of Waterloo
International Visiting Graduate Student, supervised by Dr. Daniel Vogel and Dr. Quentin Roy.

[Sep 2016 - Sep 2021] SUTD Singapore University of Technology and Design
PhD Student, supervised by Dr. Hyowon Lee and Dr. Simon Perrault.

[May 2013 - Sep 2016] SUTD Singapore University of Technology and Design
Undergraduate, Bachelor of Engineering, Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) Pillar.