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Applications are welcome for PhD study on the following research topics:

User interface design for voice user interfaces / chat bots - voice user interfaces are starting to become popular consumer products with the lauch of tools such Amazon's Echo / Alexa and Google Home. Research to explore user experience of voice user interfaces and how this can be improved.

Subjective evaluation of voice user interfaces - research to develop reliable and valid subjective measures of voice user interface quality which can be used in usability research.

Emotionally sensitive user interfaces - research to explore the potential use of emotion recognition technolgy to enhance human computer interaction, including user studies of the impact of emotionally adaptive interfaces.

MOOC acceptance factors - open online courses are increasingly available. Research to explore factors in adoption and retention of learners in this context.