Rupert Westrup

Mr.

Rupert Westrup

e mail: rupert.westrup@iadt.ie
phone: (01) 214 -4739

Qualifications and Professional Bodies

BA BAI (Trinity College Dublin)
MSc (Trinity College Dublin)
MBA (University of California, Berkeley)

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Area of Expertise

Usability
DBMS
Teaching and Learning

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Teaching and Research

Teach Usability, DBMS and Computer Technology on the B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computing (Multimedia Systems/Web Engineering)
Teach Computer Hardware on the B.Eng. in Audio Video Media Technologies
Supervise projects on the B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computing (Multimedia Systems/Web Engineering)
Coordinator of the projects on the B.Sc. in Computing (Multimedia Programming)

Currently I am researching, along with Dara Parkes Kenna, the use of an e-reader, the Amazon Kindle, by a group of older users. Initial results indicate some interesting findings, particularly in relation to possible applications of the e-reader for people who have hand movement difficulties. The work is funded by the Innovation Send Fund from IADT.

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Publications

Westrup, R. & Parkes-Kenna, D. (2009) “Usability of the Amazon Kindle for Older Users” I-HCI Third Irish HCI Conference, Trinity College Dublin

Westrup, R. & Ahern, P. (2004) “An Evaluation of On-Screen Keyboards for First Time Single Switch Users” Institute of Technology Research Conference Blanchardstown

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