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Dr Ioannis Politis


Dr Ioannis Politis

Dr Ioannis Politis

Darwin College Research Associate

Research group: Automotive Design Group
Telephone: 01223 748577

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  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Automotive Human Factors
  • Experimental Design
  • User-Centred Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research

I am a Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, investigating Human-Computer Interaction topics for automated cars, funded by EPSRC and Jaguar - Land Rover. I completed my PhD at University of Glasgow, Multimodal Interaction Group, investigating the use of multimodal displays to alert drivers of manual and automated cars (PhD Thesis). Before my PhD, I worked as Usability Engineer at Philips Healthcare, and as Postgraduate Design Trainee at Eindhoven University of Technology.

Please see my Google Scholar profile, for an up-to-date list of publications, my portfolio for my past projects, or have a look at my LinkedIn profile.

Selected Publications

Politis I., Langdon P., Bradley M., Stanton N., Skrypchuk L., Mouzakitis A. and Clarkson J. (2017): Designing Autonomy in Vehicles: A Survey and Two Focus Groups Highlighting Driving Habits of an Inclusive User Group, and Group Attitudes Towards Autonomous Cars, In Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, AHFE 2017. Springer. In Press.

Politis I., Brewster S., Pollick F. (2017): Using Multimodal Displays to Signify Critical Handovers of Control to Distracted Autonomous Car Drivers, In International Journal of Mobile Human-Computer Interaction. In Press.
Politis, I., Brewster, S., & Pollick, F. (2015, September). Language-based multimodal displays for the handover of control in autonomous cars. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2015, (pp. 3-10). ACM.

Politis, I., Brewster, S., & Pollick, F. (2015, April). To beep or not to beep?: Comparing abstract versus language-based multimodal driver displays. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2015, (pp. 3971-3980). ACM.
Politis, I., Brewster, S. A., & Pollick, F. (2014, April). Evaluating multimodal driver displays under varying situational urgency. In Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems, CHI 2014, (pp. 4067-4076). ACM.