Research interests

  • Information interaction and use (human computer interaction)

Personal webpage

http://www.danamckay.com

Biography

Dana has a longstanding interest in how people find, use and interact with information. The primary goals of her research are to make it easier for information seekers to find the best information for them at the time when they need it. Dana has a long publication history in this field, but also considerable practical experience, having worked as a user experience expert in an academic library for ten years.

Recent publications

  1. McKay D, Chang S, Smith M. Manoeuvres in the dark: Design implications of the physical mechanics of library shelf browsing. CHIIR 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval. 2017.
  2. McKay D, Buchanan G. Slide over here: The various adjacencies of co-borrowed ebooks. CHIIR 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval. 2017.
  3. Buchanan G, McKay D. Something is lost, something is found: Book use at the library shelves. CHIIR 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval. 2017.
  4. Buchanan G, McKay D. But what's here is mine: Materialities of physical personal workspaces. Proceedings of the 28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2016. 2016.
  5. McKay D, Buchanan G. You Can Check It Out But It Will Never Leave: Characterising Ebook Borrowing Patterns. ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval. Association for Computing Machinery Inc.. 2016.
  6. McKay D, Smith M, Chang S. Down the superhighway in a single tome: Examining the impact of book format on borrowing interactions. OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings. 2015.
  7. McKay D, Awori S, Ferdous H. Three is a crowd? Our experience of testing large-scale social software in a usability lab. OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings. 2015.
  8. McKay D, Buchanan G, Chang S. Tyranny of Distance: Understanding Academic Library Browsing by Refining the Neighbour Effect. 19th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL). Springer Verlag. 2015, Vol. 9316. Editors: Kapidakis S, Mazurek C, Werla M.
  9. Buchanan G, McKay D, Levitt J. Where My Books Go: Choice and Place in Digital Reading. Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. 2015, Vol. 2015-June.
  10. McKay D. Bend Me, Shape Me: A Practical Experience of Repurposing Research Data. 14th IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) / 18th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL). IEEE. 2014.
  11. McKay D, Buchanan G. On the other side from you: How library design facilitates and hinders group work. Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2014. 2014.
  12. McKay D, Smith MW, Chang S. PRE-PRINT Lend me some sugar: Borrowing rates of neighbouring books as evidence for browsing. Digital Libraries Conference. IEEE Computer Society. 2014.
  13. McKay D, Buchanan G. Boxing clever: How searchers use and adapt to a onebox library search. Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration, OzCHI 2013. 2013.
  14. McKay D, Hinze A, Heese R, Vanderschantz N, Timpany C, Cunningham SJ. An exploration of ebook selection behavior in academic library collections. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Springer Verlag. 2012, Vol. 7489 LNCS.
  15. Hinze A, McKay D, Vanderschantz N, Timpany C, Cunningham SJ. Book selection behavior in the physical library: Implications for ebook collections. Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. 2012.

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