Research Profile

Jurek Kirakowski

BIOGRAPHY



  • MA and PhD in psychology at Edinburgh University: 1969
  • College lecturer at University College Cork: 1976
  • Statutory (senior) lecturer at University College Cork: 1999

My main interest is the quantitative measurement of the human reaction to information technology but this also has important ramifications for the contribution of psychology to science on the one hand and the development of technology products on the other.


Research Interests

My main area of research is human-computer interaction, that is, the study of the relationship between humans and the Information Technology (IT) tools we create. In particular, I have been involved for most of my working life in the study of the subjective component of people's reactions to this technology. In the 20th century this was generally thought to be user satisfaction: from about 2005, the concept of user experience became prevalent and it was this that I realised I had been working towards.

The influential ISO standard 9241 described usability measurement as comprising of metrics for "effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction." Having been involved in the drafting of this standard, I was pleased to see that user satisfaction remained on the agenda despite suspicions from some participants in the process that it was a vague and un-measurable concept. My research with the SUMI and WAMMI questionnaires has shown that this was not the case, and the influence of the measurement approach with questionnaires spread into other forms of measurement - ie, into the measurement of effectiveness and efficiency as per the ISO standard, giving rise to a "quant" strand in HCI.

At the same time, as IT products have become increasingly widespread, the focus of HCI has cceased to be simply work-related and the change of title of the major professional organisation from the "Usability Professionals' Association" (UPA) to the "User Experience Professionals' Association" (UXPA) has been symptomatic of the change.

Kent Norman and I produced our synthetic view of User Experience as having the interconnected threads of "Qualitas" and "Sensitivitas" and related this to our flagship questionnaires, namely QUIS and SUMI in the Maryland HCIL Symposium in 2012. With my doctoral students I have become increasingly interested in the social aspects of the internet including such topics as trust, person perception, immersion in game playing, self efficacy, and attitudes to the internet.


Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(1990)Effective Methodology for the Study of HCI.
Jurek Kirakowski and Mary Corbett (1990) Effective Methodology for the Study of HCI. Amsterdam and New York and New York, N.Y., U.S.A: North Holland. [Details]
(1988)Human - Computer Interaction: From Voltage to Knowledge.
Jurek Kirakowski (1988) Human - Computer Interaction: From Voltage to Knowledge. Bromley, Kent, UK: Chartwell-Bratt. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2011)'Immersion in Computer Games'
J Kirakowski, N. Curran (2011) 'Immersion in Computer Games' In: Computational Informatics, Social Factors and New Information Technologies. Milan, Italy: Blue Herons Editions. [Details]
(2010)'Beyond the Gamepad: HCI and Game Controller Design and Evaluation'
Brown, M; Kehoe, A; Kirakowski, J; Pitt, IJ; (2010) 'Beyond the Gamepad: HCI and Game Controller Design and Evaluation' In: Bernhaupt R (eds). Evaluating User Experience in Games. Berlin: Springer. [Details]
(2009)'An Examination of Problematic Paraphilic use of Peer to Peer Facilites'
With S Hammond, E Quayle, E O¿Halloran, and F; (2009) 'An Examination of Problematic Paraphilic use of Peer to Peer Facilites' In: International Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Online Paedophile Activity, 2009. Measurement and Analysis of P2P Activity Against. UK: International Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Online Paedophile Activity. [Details]
(2009)'Beyond the gamepad: HCI and game controller design and evaluation'
with M Brown, A Kehoe, and I Pitt; (2009) 'Beyond the gamepad: HCI and game controller design and evaluation' In: Bernhaupt, R (eds). Evaluating User Experience in Games. London: Springer-Verlag. [Details]
(2009)'Establishing the hallmarks of a convincing chatbot-human dialogue'
With Patrick O'Donnell and Anthony Yiu; (2009) 'Establishing the hallmarks of a convincing chatbot-human dialogue' In: I.Maurtua (eds). Human-Computer Interaction. Croatia: In-Teh, Vukovar. [Details]
(2009)'Measuring the Human Element in Complex Technologies'
with N. McNamara; (2009) 'Measuring the Human Element in Complex Technologies' In: P. Zaphiris and CS Ang (eds). Human Computer Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. London: IGI Global. [Details]
(2004)'Cost-justifying usability: An update for the Internet age (pp. 519-554)'
Kirakowski, J. ; (2004) 'Cost-justifying usability: An update for the Internet age (pp. 519-554)' In: Summative usability testing: measurement and sample size. R. Bias, & D. Mayhew (Eds.): R. Bias, & D. Mayhew (Eds.). [Details]
(1998)'Quality of Use of Multimedia Learning Systems: Practical Considerations'
Kirakowski, J; (1998) 'Quality of Use of Multimedia Learning Systems: Practical Considerations' In: Quality of Use of Multimedia Learning Systems: Practical Considerations. . In Hazemi, Reza, S Hailes and S Wilbur (Eds.) The Digital University. Springer Verlag: In Hazemi, Reza, S Hailes and S Wilbur (Eds.) The Digital University. Springer Verlag. [Details]
(1998)'Introducing Expert Systems. Chartwell Bratt, Bromley, Kent'
Kirakowski, J., Daly, D., & Bannister, T. ; (1998) 'Introducing Expert Systems. Chartwell Bratt, Bromley, Kent' In: Introducing Expert Systems. Chartwell Bratt, Bromley, Kent. Bromley, Kent: Chartwell Bratt, . [Details]
(1998)'Usability from the Top and from the Bottom'
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (1998) 'Usability from the Top and from the Bottom' In: M.Sikorski, M.Rauterberg (eds). Transferring Usability Engineering to Industry. [Details]
(1995)'The Software Usability Measurement Inventory: Background and Usage. In P. Jordan, B. Thomas, & B. Weerdmeester (Eds.), Usability Evaluation in Industry'
Kirakowski, J. (1995). ; (1995) 'The Software Usability Measurement Inventory: Background and Usage. In P. Jordan, B. Thomas, & B. Weerdmeester (Eds.), Usability Evaluation in Industry' In: The Software Usability Measurement Inventory: Background and Usage. In P. Jordan, B. Thomas, & B. Weerdmeester (Eds.), Usability Evaluation in Industry. In P. Jordan, B. Thomas, & B. WeWeerdmeester (Eds.), Usability Evaluation in Industry. Taylor and F: In P. Jordan, B. Thomas, & B. WeWeerdmeester (Eds.), Usability Evaluation in Industry. Taylor and Fr. [Details]
(1995)'The Use of Questionnaire Methods for Usability Assessment. In T. Boesser (Ed.), Measures and Methods for Quality of Use, Springer Verlag'
Kirakowski, J; (1995) 'The Use of Questionnaire Methods for Usability Assessment. In T. Boesser (Ed.), Measures and Methods for Quality of Use, Springer Verlag' In: The Use of Questionnaire Methods for Usability Assessment. In T. Boesser (Ed.), Measures and Methods for Quality of Use, Springer Verlag. In T. Boesser (Ed.),Springer Verlag: T. Boesser (Ed.). [Details]
(1995)'Evaluating Usability of the Human-Computer Interface. Human Comfort and Security, SpringeVerlag'
Kirakowski, J. ; (1995) 'Evaluating Usability of the Human-Computer Interface. Human Comfort and Security, SpringeVerlag' In: Evaluating Usability of the Human-Computer Interface. Human Comfort and Security, SpringeVerlag. n/a: Springe Verlag. [Details]
(1995)'The MUSiC Reference Model of Usability. In T. Boesser (Ed.), Measures and Methods for Quality of Use, Springer Verlag'
Kirakowski, J. ; (1995) 'The MUSiC Reference Model of Usability. In T. Boesser (Ed.), Measures and Methods for Quality of Use, Springer Verlag' In: The MUSiC Reference Model of Usability. In T. Boesser (Ed.), Measures and Methods for Quality of Use, Springer Verlag. . In T. Boesser (Ed). Springe Verlag: In T. Boesser (Ed.). [Details]
(1993)'Software Usability Measurement Inventory. Human Factors Research Group'
Kirakowski, J., Porteous, M. & Corbett, M; (1993) 'Software Usability Measurement Inventory. Human Factors Research Group' In: Software Usability Measurement Inventory. Human Factors Research Group. n/a: n/a. [Details]
(1991)'Knowledge Based Systems for National Distance Education Degree/Diploma in Information Technology, Human Sciences, Level 4'
Kirakowski, J. & Corbett, M; (1991) 'Knowledge Based Systems for National Distance Education Degree/Diploma in Information Technology, Human Sciences, Level 4' In: Knowledge Based Systems for National Distance Education Degree/Diploma in Information Technology, Human Sciences, Level 4. n/a: n/a. [Details]
(1991)'Knowledge Based Systems for National Distance Education Degree/Diploma in Information Technology, Human Sciences, Level 4'
Kirakowski, J. & Corbett, M; (1991) 'Knowledge Based Systems for National Distance Education Degree/Diploma in Information Technology, Human Sciences, Level 4' In: Knowledge Based Systems for National Distance Education Degree/Diploma in Information Technology, Human Sciences, Level 4. n/a: n/a. [Details]
(1990)'Effective Methodology for the Study of Human Computer Interaction. North Holland/Elsevier'
Kirakowski, J. & Corbett, M; (1990) 'Effective Methodology for the Study of Human Computer Interaction. North Holland/Elsevier' In: Effective Methodology for the Study of Human Computer Interaction. North Holland/Elsevier. North Holland: Elsevier. [Details]
(1990)'Effective Methodology for the Study of Human Computer Interaction. North Holland/Elsevier'
Kirakowski, J. & Corbett, M; (1990) 'Effective Methodology for the Study of Human Computer Interaction. North Holland/Elsevier' In: Effective Methodology for the Study of Human Computer Interaction. North Holland/Elsevier. North Holland: Elsevier. [Details]
(1988)'Measuring User Satisfaction. In D.M. Jones & R. Winder,(Eds.) People and Computers, IV, Cambridge University Press'
Kirakowski, J., & Corbett, M. ; (1988) 'Measuring User Satisfaction. In D.M. Jones & R. Winder,(Eds.) People and Computers, IV, Cambridge University Press' In: Measuring User Satisfaction. People and Computers, IV, Cambridge University Press. In D.M. Jones & R. Winder,(Eds.): In D.M. Jones & R. Winder,(Eds.). [Details]
(1988)'Usability and Measurement. In H.J. Bullinger, & B. Shackel (Eds.) Information Technology for Organisational Systems, North Holland, 1988'
Kirakowski, J., & Corbett, M; (1988) 'Usability and Measurement. In H.J. Bullinger, & B. Shackel (Eds.) Information Technology for Organisational Systems, North Holland, 1988' In: Usability and Measurement. Information Technology for Organisational Systems, North Holland, 1988. In H.J. Bullinger, & B. Shackel (Eds.) North Holland: In H.J. Bullinger, & B. Shackel (Eds.). [Details]
(1988)'Human Computer Interaction: from Voltage to Knowledge'
Kirakowski, J; (1988) 'Human Computer Interaction: from Voltage to Knowledge' In: Human Computer Interaction: from Voltage to Knowledge. Bromley, Kent: Chartwell Bratt, . [Details]
(1988)'Human Computer Interaction: from Voltage to Knowledge. Chartwell Bratt, Bromley, Kent'
Kirakowski, J. ; (1988) 'Human Computer Interaction: from Voltage to Knowledge. Chartwell Bratt, Bromley, Kent' In: Human Computer Interaction: from Voltage to Knowledge. Chartwell Bratt, Bromley, Kent. Bromley, Kent: Chartwell Bratt. [Details]
(1988)'Introducing Expert Systems. Chartwell Bratt, Bromley, Kent'
Kirakowski, J., Daly, D., & Bannister, T. ; (1988) 'Introducing Expert Systems. Chartwell Bratt, Bromley, Kent' In: Introducing Expert Systems. Chartwell Bratt, Bromley, Kent. Bromley, Kent: Chartwell Bratt. [Details]
(1985)'Ballinspittle: Moving Statues and Faith'
Kirakowski, J. & Ryan, T; (1985) 'Ballinspittle: Moving Statues and Faith' In: Ballinspittle: Moving Statues and Faith. Mercier Press: Mercier Press. [Details]
(1985)'Ballinspittle: Moving Statues and Faith'
Kirakowski, J. & Ryan, T; (1985) 'Ballinspittle: Moving Statues and Faith' In: Ballinspittle: Moving Statues and Faith. Mercier Press: Mercier Press. [Details]
(1978)'Environmental Invariants in the Prosodic Aspects of Reversed Speech. Recent Advances in the Psychology of Language, vol. 2, 403 412. Plenum Press, London & New York'
Kirakowski, J., & Myers, T. ; (1978) 'Environmental Invariants in the Prosodic Aspects of Reversed Speech. Recent Advances in the Psychology of Language, vol. 2, 403 412. Plenum Press, London & New York' In: Environmental Invariants in the Prosodic Aspects of Reversed Speech. In R. Campbell & P.T. Smith (Eds.) Recent Advances in the Psychology of Language, vol. 2, 403 412. In R. Campbell & P.T. Smith (Eds.) Plenum Press, London & New York: In R. Campbell & P.T. Smith (Eds.) Plenum Press, London & New York. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2013)
Kirakowski J and Lidgaard G (Ed.). (2013) Interacting with Computers Special Issue: Commentary on Scale Derivation. Vol. 25(4). Oxford, UK: Oxford Universitry Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'The Tricky Landscape of Developing Rating Scales in HCI'
Kirakowski J and Lindgaard G (2013) 'The Tricky Landscape of Developing Rating Scales in HCI' [Details]
(2011)'Measuring user-satisfaction with electronic consumer products: The Consumer Products Questionnaire'
McNamara, N,Kirakowski, J; (2011) 'Measuring user-satisfaction with electronic consumer products: The Consumer Products Questionnaire' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Rent a Car in Just 0, 60, 240 or 1, 217 Seconds? Comparative Usability Measurement, CUE-8'
Rolf Molich, Jarinee Chattratichart, Veronica Hinkle, Janne Jul Jensen, Jurek Kirakowski, Jeff Sauro, Tomer Sharon, Brian Traynor (2010) 'Rent a Car in Just 0, 60, 240 or 1, 217 Seconds? Comparative Usability Measurement, CUE-8' [Details]
(2008)'Measuring the human element in complex technologies'
Kirakowski, J. & McNamara, N. ; (2008) 'Measuring the human element in complex technologies' [Details]
(2006)'The Perception of Artificial Intelligence as Human by Computer Users. In J.A. Jackop (Ed.)'
Kirakowski, J., O'Donnell, P. & Yiu, A. ; (2006) 'The Perception of Artificial Intelligence as Human by Computer Users. In J.A. Jackop (Ed.)' [Details]
(2006)'Functionality, usability, and user experience: Three areas of concern'
Kirakowski, J. & McNamara, N. ; (2006) 'Functionality, usability, and user experience: Three areas of concern' [Details]
(2005)'Summative usability testing: measurement and sample size. In R. Bias, & D. Mayhew (Eds.)'
Kirakowski, J. ; (2005) 'Summative usability testing: measurement and sample size. In R. Bias, & D. Mayhew (Eds.)' [Details]
(2003)'Taking the measure of user-centred design'
Kirakowski, J. ; (2003) 'Taking the measure of user-centred design' [Details]
(2002)'Is ergonomics empirical?'
Kirakowski, J; (2002) 'Is ergonomics empirical?' [Details]
(2001)'). A professional tool for evaluating websites. In A. Blandford, J. Vanderdonckt, & P. Gray (Eds.)'
Kirakowski, J.; (2001) '). A professional tool for evaluating websites. In A. Blandford, J. Vanderdonckt, & P. Gray (Eds.)' [Details]
(1999)'User satisfaction and user preference: what are we doing when we measure? In H.G. Bullinger, & J. Ziegler (Eds.)'
Kirakowski, J. ; (1999) 'User satisfaction and user preference: what are we doing when we measure? In H.G. Bullinger, & J. Ziegler (Eds.)' [Details]
(1998)'Measuring the usability of websites. Proc. Hum. Fact. Ergon. Soc. 5, 424-428'
Kirakowski, J., & Cierlik, B. ; (1998) 'Measuring the usability of websites. Proc. Hum. Fact. Ergon. Soc. 5, 424-428' [Details]
(1998)'Web site design and evaluation'
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (1998) 'Web site design and evaluation' Chicago [Details]
(1994)'SUMI: the Software Usability Measurement Inventory'
Kirakowski, J. & Corbett, M; (1994) 'SUMI: the Software Usability Measurement Inventory' [Details]
(1992)'How to Use the Software Usability Measurement Inventory. In Proceedings of Calidad '92, Instituto Aerospatial di España. Madrid'
Kirakowski, J., Corbett, M. & Porteous, M. ; (1992) 'How to Use the Software Usability Measurement Inventory. In Proceedings of Calidad '92, Instituto Aerospatial di España. Madrid' [Details]
(1991)'What is Usability? In B. Shackel & H.J. Bullinger (Eds.)'
Kirakowski, J., Bevan, N. & Maissel, L; (1991) 'What is Usability? In B. Shackel & H.J. Bullinger (Eds.)' [Details]
(1989)'The analysis of error in natural language specifications. In M. Galinier (Ed.)'
Kirakowski, J. & Corbett, M. ; (1989) 'The analysis of error in natural language specifications. In M. Galinier (Ed.)' [Details]
(1989)'User-development: a challenge to systems design. In S. Orphanoudakis (Ed.)'
Kirakowski, J. & Corbett, M.; (1989) 'User-development: a challenge to systems design. In S. Orphanoudakis (Ed.)' [Details]
(1987)'Computerizing data presentation and analysis. In B. Shackel & H.J. Bullinger (Eds.)'
Kirakowski, J., & Corbett, M. ; (1987) 'Computerizing data presentation and analysis. In B. Shackel & H.J. Bullinger (Eds.)' [Details]
(1987)'Computer-human interaction: a framework for analysis. In B. Shackel & H.J. Bullinger (Eds.)'
Kirakowski, J., & Good, J. ; (1987) 'Computer-human interaction: a framework for analysis. In B. Shackel & H.J. Bullinger (Eds.)' [Details]
(1981)'¿Higher order¿ constraints on representation. In T. Myers, J. Layer, & J. Anderson (Eds.)'
Kirakowski, J. (1981); (1981) '¿Higher order¿ constraints on representation. In T. Myers, J. Layer, & J. Anderson (Eds.)' [Details]
(1976)'Prosody and perceptual invariance. Proceedings Institute of Acoustics, 2, 5.1-5.3'
Kirakowski, J. & Myers, T. ; (1976) 'Prosody and perceptual invariance. Proceedings Institute of Acoustics, 2, 5.1-5.3' [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2010)UPA International Conference
R. Molich, S. Tomer, J. Kirakowski (2010) Rent a car in just 60, 120 or 240 seconds – Comparative Usability Measurement UPA International Conference [Details]
(2009)Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference 2009
with R Murphy; (2009) A comparison of current approaches to usability measurement . In: Proceedings of the Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference eds. Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference 2009 TCD, Dublin, , 17-OCT-09 - 18-OCT-09 , pp.13-17 [Details]
(2009)Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference 2009
With M Joyce; (2009) Internet attitudes and self-efficacy: a review . In: D Doherty, S Luz, and A Quigley eds. Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference 2009 TCD Dublin, , 17-SEP-09 - 18-SEP-09 , pp.44-47 [Details]
(2008)workshop on Evaluating User Experience in Games
Brown, M.A., Kehoe, A., Kirakowski, J. & Pitt, I.J. ; (2008) Beyond the Game pad: CHI and Game Controller Design workshop on Evaluating User Experience in Games Florence, Italy, , 05-APR-08 - 05-APR-08 [Details]
(2000)Integrated Computer Systems in Industry
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (2000) Quality of Use and closing the deal Integrated Computer Systems in Industry Technical University of Bydgoszcz, Ciechocinek, Poland, , 14-SEP-00 - 16-SEP-00 [Details]
(1996)Usability Workshop
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (1996) Evaluation of Multimedia Products - MUMMS questionnaire Usability Workshop Crete, , 12-OCT-96 - 19-OCT-96 [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2009)Alternative Spiritualities, the New Age and New Religious Movements in Ireland,
Kirakowski J; (2009) What makes an accident into a cult? A psychological analysis of attitude and belief. [Oral Presentation], Alternative Spiritualities, the New Age and New Religious Movements in Ireland, Maynooth , 30-OCT-09 - 31-OCT-09
(2009)Experience, Usability, and Functionality:Exploring the components of interaction Workshop,
with E Griffin, M Brown, N Curran and M Joyce; (2009) Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference 2009. [Oral Presentation], Experience, Usability, and Functionality:Exploring the components of interaction Workshop, TCD Dublin , 17-SEP-09 - 18-SEP-09
(2008)Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference '08,
Kirakowski, J. ; (2008) Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference '08. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference '08, Cork , 01-SEP-08 - 01-SEP-08
(2008)Tex Users Group Annual Conference,
Kirakowski, J. ; (2008) Tex Users Group Annual Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Tex Users Group Annual Conference, Cork , 01-JUL-08 - 01-JUL-08
(2000)Integrated Computer Systems in Industry,
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J; (2000) Quality of use and closing the deal. [Invited Oral Presentation], Integrated Computer Systems in Industry, Ciechocinek, Poland , 14-SEP-00 - 16-SEP-00
(2000)The Magical Year 2000, plus or minus seven (Invited keynote address.),
Kirakowski, J. ; (2000) The Magical Year 2000, plus or minus seven (Invited keynote address.). [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], The Magical Year 2000, plus or minus seven (Invited keynote address.), CHI International, den Haag, Netherlands , 01-JAN-00 - 01-JAN-00
(2000)Ericsson annual conference, Athlone, Ireland,
Kirakowski, J. ; (2000) Ericsson annual conference, Athlone, Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Ericsson annual conference, Athlone, Ireland, Athlone, Ireland , 01-JAN-00 - 01-JAN-00
(1999)Usability and the Web (Invited Seminar.),
Kirakowski, J. ; (1999) Usability and the Web (Invited Seminar.). [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Usability and the Web (Invited Seminar.), SOGEI SpA, Rome, Italy , 01-JAN-99 - 01-JAN-99
(1998)International Usability Workshop,
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (1998) Usability from the top and from the bottom. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Usability Workshop, Gdansk, Poland , 12-JUL-98 - 14-JUL-98
(1998)Meeting of International Standards Organisation (ISO) TC 159/SC4 working on ISO/CD 14915,
Kirakowski, J. ; (1998) Meeting of International Standards Organisation (ISO) TC 159/SC4 working on ISO/CD 14915. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Meeting of International Standards Organisation (ISO) TC 159/SC4 working on ISO/CD 14915, Cork , 01-SEP-98 - 01-SEP-98
(1996)Part of EC IST BASELINE knowledge dissemination project,
Part of EC IST BASELINE knowledge dissemination project; (1996) Part of EC IST BASELINE knowledge dissemination project. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Part of EC IST BASELINE knowledge dissemination project, Berlin, Madrid, Dublin, Etc , 01-JAN-96 - 01-JAN-00

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2008)Making Sense of Numbers.
J Kirakowski (2008) Making Sense of Numbers. User Experience, www.usabilityprofessionals.org, USA. [Details]
(2005)EurEauWeb project EC IST-2001-34182 (project manager).
Kirakowski, J. ; (2005) EurEauWeb project EC IST-2001-34182 (project manager). . [Details]
(2004)ColdRoad project EC IPS-2001-42054.
Kirakowski, J. ; (2004) ColdRoad project EC IPS-2001-42054. . [Details]
(2003)UsabilityNet eTEN Project.
Kirakowski, J. ; (2003) UsabilityNet eTEN Project. . [Details]
(2003)UsabilityNet Project EC 29067.
Kirakowski, J. ; (2003) UsabilityNet Project EC 29067. . [Details]
(2001)EMMUS project EC 28848.
Kirakowski, J. ; (2001) EMMUS project EC 28848. . [Details]
(2001)PASSION project EC 26753.
Kirakowski, J. ; (2001) PASSION project EC 26753. . [Details]
(2000)Validation Plan T6.1 ESPRIT 26753.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (2000) Validation Plan T6.1 ESPRIT 26753. ESPRIT 26753, Genoa. [Details]
(2000)Validation Methodology, ESPRIT 26753.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (2000) Validation Methodology, ESPRIT 26753. ESPRIT 26753, Madrid. [Details]
(2000)Senior Online project EC DE-4002.
Kirakowski, J. ; (2000) Senior Online project EC DE-4002. . [Details]
(1998)Usability maturity of IE Projects. Confidential report to Telematics Applications Programme DGXIII, MC, Luxembourg.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1998) Usability maturity of IE Projects. Confidential report to Telematics Applications Programme DGXIII, MC, Luxembourg. . [Details]
(1997)Berlin States Museum Process Improvement Case Study (with Prof. J Mrosek) ESPRIT Document code: ESPRIT 20875, TA7, January, 1997.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1997) Berlin States Museum Process Improvement Case Study (with Prof. J Mrosek) ESPRIT Document code: ESPRIT 20875, TA7, January, 1997. . [Details]
(1997)Evaluation Report on Columbus Reise MM Product, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, ESPRIT 20857.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (1997) Evaluation Report on Columbus Reise MM Product, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, ESPRIT 20857. ESPRIT20857, Berlin. [Details]
(1997)Usability Validation Assistant ver 2.0, January 1997. TAP Document code: IE 2013/D4.1.2.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1997) Usability Validation Assistant ver 2.0, January 1997. TAP Document code: IE 2013/D4.1.2. . [Details]
(1996)Methods for User-Orientated Requirements Specification (with K Hurley). December 1996. TAP Document code: IE 2010/D3.2.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1996) Methods for User-Orientated Requirements Specification (with K Hurley). December 1996. TAP Document code: IE 2010/D3.2. . [Details]
(1996)Evaluation Report on VISPER Prototype, Berlin States Museum (with B Cierlik) ESPRIT Document code: ESPRIT 20875, TR7.2, December, 1996.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1996) Evaluation Report on VISPER Prototype, Berlin States Museum (with B Cierlik) ESPRIT Document code: ESPRIT 20875, TR7.2, December, 1996. . [Details]
(1996)Evaluation Report on Online Standards and Guidelines at Lloyd¿s Bank PLC (with N Barry) ESPRIT Document code: ESPRIT 20875, TR1.2, December 1996.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1996) Evaluation Report on Online Standards and Guidelines at Lloyd¿s Bank PLC (with N Barry) ESPRIT Document code: ESPRIT 20875, TR1.2, December 1996. . [Details]
(1996)Evaluation Report on Kolumbus Reise MM Product, Berlin States Museum (with B Cierlik) ESPRIT Document Code: ESPRIT 20875, TR7.1, July, 1996.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1996) Evaluation Report on Kolumbus Reise MM Product, Berlin States Museum (with B Cierlik) ESPRIT Document Code: ESPRIT 20875, TR7.1, July, 1996. . [Details]
(1996)Evaluation Report on VISPER Prototype Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, ESPRIT 20875.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J; (1996) Evaluation Report on VISPER Prototype Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, ESPRIT 20875. ESPRIT 20875, Berlin. [Details]
(1993)Usability Evaluation Report Standard ESPRIT Document Code UCC/V3/TW/D1, D2 and D3, 1993.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1993) Usability Evaluation Report Standard ESPRIT Document Code UCC/V3/TW/D1, D2 and D3, 1993. . [Details]
(1993)PMMI Usability Report (Ed I Pi) ESPRIT Document Code SEMA/V3/V1/D1, 1993.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1993) PMMI Usability Report (Ed I Pi) ESPRIT Document Code SEMA/V3/V1/D1, 1993. . [Details]
(1993)MUSiC Usability Report for GeRiS (Ed L Binucci) ESPRIT Document Code DM/V3/RV3/D2, 1993.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1993) MUSiC Usability Report for GeRiS (Ed L Binucci) ESPRIT Document Code DM/V3/RV3/D2, 1993. . [Details]
(1992)The Stability and Utility of the ESPRIT Project MUSiC Performance-Based Indicators of Usability and Tools (with R Bowden) National Physical Laboratory Report DITC 213/92., 1992.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1992) The Stability and Utility of the ESPRIT Project MUSiC Performance-Based Indicators of Usability and Tools (with R Bowden) National Physical Laboratory Report DITC 213/92., 1992. . [Details]
(1992)Statistical Analysis of Evaluations A, B, and C ESPRIT Document Code UCC/F1/WP/2, 1992.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1992) Statistical Analysis of Evaluations A, B, and C ESPRIT Document Code UCC/F1/WP/2, 1992. . [Details]
(1992)Knowledge Base Contribution to Mark 2. (with Corbett, M., Cowderoy, A.; Kansala, K., & Laitinen, L.) Esprit Technical Report, D4B, May 1992.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1992) Knowledge Base Contribution to Mark 2. (with Corbett, M., Cowderoy, A.; Kansala, K., & Laitinen, L.) Esprit Technical Report, D4B, May 1992. . [Details]
(1992)Metrics Database (Version 1, Research) User Guide (with M Corbett & C Neenan) ESPRIT Document Code: UCC/F1/TD/3, 1992.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1992) Metrics Database (Version 1, Research) User Guide (with M Corbett & C Neenan) ESPRIT Document Code: UCC/F1/TD/3, 1992. . [Details]
(1992)Software Usability Measurement Inventory Handbook (4th Ed) (with M Porteous) ESPRIT Document Code: UCC/M2/TD/4, 1992.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1992) Software Usability Measurement Inventory Handbook (4th Ed) (with M Porteous) ESPRIT Document Code: UCC/M2/TD/4, 1992. . [Details]
(1992)Framework Model for Usability Assessment (2nd Ed) ESPRIT technical report. Document Code: UCC/F1/TD/1, 1992.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1992) Framework Model for Usability Assessment (2nd Ed) ESPRIT technical report. Document Code: UCC/F1/TD/1, 1992. . [Details]
(1991)Definition of Research Topics (with Cowderoy, A., Bredero, R. Corbett, M.) ESPRIT Document code: TCU-5-0-D-138/1., 1991.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1991) Definition of Research Topics (with Cowderoy, A., Bredero, R. Corbett, M.) ESPRIT Document code: TCU-5-0-D-138/1., 1991. . [Details]
(1991)Description of the Knowledge Base. (with Corbett M., Cowderoy, A.; Kansala, K., & Laitinen, L.) Esprit Technical Report, D4A, August 1991.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1991) Description of the Knowledge Base. (with Corbett M., Cowderoy, A.; Kansala, K., & Laitinen, L.) Esprit Technical Report, D4A, August 1991. . [Details]
(1991)Deliverable Text Layout Standard ESPRIT Technical Report Document Code UCC/P2/TW/2, 1991.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1991) Deliverable Text Layout Standard ESPRIT Technical Report Document Code UCC/P2/TW/2, 1991. . [Details]
(1991)MUSiC Usability Metrics Database (with R Kennedy) ESPRIT Technical Report Document Code UCC/F1/D/1, 1991.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1991) MUSiC Usability Metrics Database (with R Kennedy) ESPRIT Technical Report Document Code UCC/F1/D/1, 1991. . [Details]
(1991)Framework Model for Usability Assessment (with Porteous, M.A.; Corbett, M.; Kennedy, R) ESPRIT technical report. Document Code: UCC/F1/TD/1, 1991.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1991) Framework Model for Usability Assessment (with Porteous, M.A.; Corbett, M.; Kennedy, R) ESPRIT technical report. Document Code: UCC/F1/TD/1, 1991. . [Details]
(1991)Software Usability Measurement Handbook (ver 1.0) (with M Porteous) ESPRIT technical report Document Code: UCC/M2/HBK/1, 1991.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1991) Software Usability Measurement Handbook (ver 1.0) (with M Porteous) ESPRIT technical report Document Code: UCC/M2/HBK/1, 1991. . [Details]
(1990)Survey Design (with M Corbett and K O'Sullivan) DELTA technical report. Document Code: UCC-161-70-001, 1990.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1990) Survey Design (with M Corbett and K O'Sullivan) DELTA technical report. Document Code: UCC-161-70-001, 1990. . [Details]
(1990)Standards for Advanced Learning Technology (SALT) Questionnaire (with M Corbett) DELTA technical report. Document code: UCC-161-40-001, 1990.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1990) Standards for Advanced Learning Technology (SALT) Questionnaire (with M Corbett) DELTA technical report. Document code: UCC-161-40-001, 1990. . [Details]
(1990)Report on Results of SALT Questionnaire Methods (with M Corbett, MA Siara-Decker, J Schiffer) DELTA technical report. Document code: UCC-160-40-002, 1990.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1990) Report on Results of SALT Questionnaire Methods (with M Corbett, MA Siara-Decker, J Schiffer) DELTA technical report. Document code: UCC-160-40-002, 1990. . [Details]
(1990)Model of Effective Learning with Advanced Learner Technologies (with M Corbett and K O'Sullivan). DELTA technical report. Document Code: ISO-150-40-002, 1990.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1990) Model of Effective Learning with Advanced Learner Technologies (with M Corbett and K O'Sullivan). DELTA technical report. Document Code: ISO-150-40-002, 1990. . [Details]
(1990)Hypothesis Testing Methods (with M Corbett) ESPRIT technical report. Document Code: UCC-5-0-D-100/1, 1990.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1990) Hypothesis Testing Methods (with M Corbett) ESPRIT technical report. Document Code: UCC-5-0-D-100/1, 1990. . [Details]
(1990)Formulation of Hypotheses (with A Cowderoy, B Kitchenham, and J Verner) ESPRIT technical report. Document code: CITY-5-0-D-139/1, 1990.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1990) Formulation of Hypotheses (with A Cowderoy, B Kitchenham, and J Verner) ESPRIT technical report. Document code: CITY-5-0-D-139/1, 1990. . [Details]
(1990)Definition of Research Topics (with A Cowderoy, B Cox, J Jenkins, B Kitchenham, Z Levy, and A Tarasconi) ESPRIT technical report. Document code: TCU-5-0-D-138/1, 1990.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1990) Definition of Research Topics (with A Cowderoy, B Cox, J Jenkins, B Kitchenham, Z Levy, and A Tarasconi) ESPRIT technical report. Document code: TCU-5-0-D-138/1, 1990. . [Details]
(1989)Characteristics of Supply (Questionnaire, with M Corbett). DELTA technical report. Document code: UCC 131 60 001, 1989.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1989) Characteristics of Supply (Questionnaire, with M Corbett). DELTA technical report. Document code: UCC 131 60 001, 1989. . [Details]
(1989)Cost Estimation Workshop Analysis Report (with M Corbett) ESPRIT working paper. Document code: UCC 2 WP 002, 1989.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1989) Cost Estimation Workshop Analysis Report (with M Corbett) ESPRIT working paper. Document code: UCC 2 WP 002, 1989. . [Details]
(1989)Results of Preliminary Knowledge Elicitation (with M Corbett) ESPRIT technical report. Document Code: UCC 2 O D 001/1, 1989.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1989) Results of Preliminary Knowledge Elicitation (with M Corbett) ESPRIT technical report. Document Code: UCC 2 O D 001/1, 1989. . [Details]
(1989)Characteristics of Current and Emerging Use (Questionnaires, with M Corbett, M Liebland, and A Wiegend). DELTA technical report. Document code: UCC 132 6 601, 1989.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1989) Characteristics of Current and Emerging Use (Questionnaires, with M Corbett, M Liebland, and A Wiegend). DELTA technical report. Document code: UCC 132 6 601, 1989. . [Details]
(1989)Psychological Aspects of the Learner Environment (with M Corbett). DELTA technical report. Document code: UCC-121-40-001, 1989.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1989) Psychological Aspects of the Learner Environment (with M Corbett). DELTA technical report. Document code: UCC-121-40-001, 1989. . [Details]
(1988)Psychological Indices as Predictors of Developing Computer Ability in a Flexible Interface Environment. ESPRIT technical report. Document code: HUFIT/HFRG 4A 1/88.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1988) Psychological Indices as Predictors of Developing Computer Ability in a Flexible Interface Environment. ESPRIT technical report. Document code: HUFIT/HFRG 4A 1/88. . [Details]
(1988)Dynamics of Flexible Interface Systems. ESPRIT technical report. Document code: HUFIT/HFRG 5 5/88, 1988.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1988) Dynamics of Flexible Interface Systems. ESPRIT technical report. Document code: HUFIT/HFRG 5 5/88, 1988. . [Details]
(1988)Knowledge Elicitation and Representation State of the art survey for Metrication and Resource Modelling Aid Project, vol. 3. (with M Corbett and T O'Sullivan). ESPRIT technical report. Document code: UCC 1 0 D 100/1, 1988.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1988) Knowledge Elicitation and Representation State of the art survey for Metrication and Resource Modelling Aid Project, vol. 3. (with M Corbett and T O'Sullivan). ESPRIT technical report. Document code: UCC 1 0 D 100/1, 1988. . [Details]
(1987)Parameters of Change in User Development. ESPRIT technical report. Document code: HUFIT/HFRG 2 1/87.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1987) Parameters of Change in User Development. ESPRIT technical report. Document code: HUFIT/HFRG 2 1/87. . [Details]
(1987)Learning by doing in Systems of Varied Flexibility ESPRIT technical report. Document code: HUFIT/HFRG 3 7/87.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1987) Learning by doing in Systems of Varied Flexibility ESPRIT technical report. Document code: HUFIT/HFRG 3 7/87. . [Details]
(1987)Report of the Working Group on Course Structure (with GT Beaumont et al) In N Shadbolt (Ed) Preliminary Report on the Sunningdale Workshop on Teaching Artificial Intelligence in Departments of Psychology. Technical Report, Nottingham University, 1987. pp 5 11.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1987) Report of the Working Group on Course Structure (with GT Beaumont et al) In N Shadbolt (Ed) Preliminary Report on the Sunningdale Workshop on Teaching Artificial Intelligence in Departments of Psychology. Technical Report, Nottingham University, 1987. pp 5 11. . [Details]
(1986)A Flexible Interface to a Real Task and its Reception by Naive and Non Naive Users. ESPRIT technical report. Document code: HUFIT/HFRG 1 9/86.
Kirakowski, J. ; (1986) A Flexible Interface to a Real Task and its Reception by Naive and Non Naive Users. ESPRIT technical report. Document code: HUFIT/HFRG 1 9/86. . [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(1982)WHAT DO NUMBERS MEAN - TEACHING STATISTICS FOR APPLIED-PSYCHOLOGY.
KIRAKOWSKI, J (1982) WHAT DO NUMBERS MEAN - TEACHING STATISTICS FOR APPLIED-PSYCHOLOGY. Abstract [Details]
(1980)HETEROGENEOUS LISTS AND STIMULUS SUFFIXES.
KIRAKOWSKI, J (1980) HETEROGENEOUS LISTS AND STIMULUS SUFFIXES. Abstract [Details]
(1979)STATE-SPACE REPRESENTATIONS AND PREDICTED TRANSFER EFFECTS.
KIRAKOWSKI, J (1979) STATE-SPACE REPRESENTATIONS AND PREDICTED TRANSFER EFFECTS. Abstract [Details]

Book Review

 YearPublication
(1985)VISUAL FORM DETECTION IN 3-DIMENSIONAL SPACE - UTTAL,WR.
KIRAKOWSKI, J (1985) VISUAL FORM DETECTION IN 3-DIMENSIONAL SPACE - UTTAL,WR. Book Reviews [Details]
(1983)THE DEVELOPMENT OF THOUGHT - HALFORD,GS.
KIRAKOWSKI, J (1983) THE DEVELOPMENT OF THOUGHT - HALFORD,GS. Book Reviews [Details]

Conference Paper

 YearPublication
(2010)Relationship between IQ and Deductive Reasoning Ability in Children.
Mc Sweeney, M., Murphy, R. & Kirakowski, J. ; (2010) Relationship between IQ and Deductive Reasoning Ability in Children. Conference Paper [Details]

Editorial

 YearPublication
(2002)Is ergonomics empirical?.
Kirakowski, J; (2002) Is ergonomics empirical?. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
(1993)SUMI - THE SOFTWARE USABILITY MEASUREMENT INVENTORY.
KIRAKOWSKI, J,CORBETT, M; (1993) SUMI - THE SOFTWARE USABILITY MEASUREMENT INVENTORY. Editorial [Details]

Online Database

 YearPublication
(2010)A quick guide to usability engineering resources (Web Pages).
Kirakowski J; (2010) A quick guide to usability engineering resources (Web Pages). Online Database [Details]

Review Articles

 YearPublication
(2000)Quality of use and closing the deal.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (2000) Quality of use and closing the deal. Review Articles [Details]

Non Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2000)Validation Plan.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (2000) Validation Plan. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2000)Validation Methodology.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (2000) Validation Methodology. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Invited to become member of Advisory Council of UTEST Forum Discussion List. 2000 / 2010
Evaluation panels for EC IST programme. 1999 / 2000
International Scientific Advisor to Software Quality Management SQM '95 Conference. 1995 / 1995
Panel Rapporteur for EC Information Engineering Programme. 1995 / 1995
Technical Evaluator for EC Telematics Applications Programme. 1995 / 1995
EC project reviewer for NESSTAR, ACTION, ORTHODO. 1994 / 1994
Invited to participate in EC Expert Advisory Panel on User Issues in Telematics, Luxembourg, February 1995 / 1995
Invited to participate in EC Expert Advisory Panel on Usability Evaluation in Telematics, Dusseldorf, June. 1995 / 1995

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Edinburgh University University Demonstrator01-JAN-73 / 01-JAN-77
Edinburgh University Part-time postgraduate demonstrator01-JAN-73 / 01-JAN-75
University College Cork College Lecturer01-JAN-77 / 01-JAN-99
Applied Psychology / Human Factors Research Group Senior lecturer / Director01-JAN-84 / 01-JAN-99

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1973Edinburgh University MAMA social science (Honours in Psychology)
1977Edinburgh University PHDphd

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Liverpool John Moores University (UK).
Liverpool John Moores University (UK).
Autodesk, Inc. San Rafael.
Autodesk, Inc. San Rafael.
Brunel University, UK.
Brunel University, UK.
Cisco Systems, Inc. San Jose (USA).
Cisco Systems, Inc. San Jose (USA).
Improve Quality Services BV.
Improve Quality Services BV.
Northrop Grumman IT (UK).
Northrop Grumman IT (UK).
Patrick Hough.
Patrick Hough.
QinetiQ (UK).
SAP Labs, LLC (USA).
ALL COM IT & Communications di Marco Casali.
Bluemetrix Ltd. Cork.
CISCO Syetms, Inc. San Jose.
Gartner UK Plc.
HSBC Technology and Services.
LexisNexis (USA) Inc.
O2 (UK).
WeeksBridge Consulting Berkeley USA.
DSTL Fort Halstead, UK.
Skatteverket (Swedish Tax Agency.)

Reviews

 JournalRole
Hci Journal Editor
Irish Journal Of Psychology Editor
International Journal Of Human-Computer Studies Editor
Interacting With Computers Editor
Behaviour And Information Technology Editor

Other Activities

 Description


Title of Project: Logitech Mobile Lab Setup

Grant Body: Logitech Irl.

Duration: 1 year

Amount: € 31,689.17 

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

My most interesting teaching is in the first undergraduate year, when I try to explain to students who usually come from a humanities background what psychology actually is about, and the role played by quantification in science. I've spent a long time developing an introductory course to psychology as science, and I have taught Stats and Design I most of my working life.

I've also taught modules in HCI methods and practices which were very rewarding and practical. As time has gone by I have learnt to lecture less - my current fascinating moule is on the MA in Applied Psychology, the "Methods of Investigation" moduile. In this, the students read, present, and critique recent articles which interest them, and my job is to moderate the discussion and sometimes to point out interesting topics that could be pursued.

I've always had PhD students working with me. It has been said I invest too much of myself in my students: but I learn so much from them! Bringing a postgraduate student to submit is the ultimate exercise in encouraging someone to grow: not the way the supervisor would necessarily want it, but in the direction the student has chosen.

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School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

An Scoil Eolaíochtaí Bitheolaíocha, Domhaneolaíocha agus Comhshaoil

University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland T23 N73K

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