Rachel Eardley

Name: Rachel Eardley
Cardiff School of Art & Design
Social Media:
twitter: racheleardley
Research Group:
Metatechnicity / User Centred Design
Memberships: ACM Student member


Research Interests:

- User experience
- Mobile interaction
- Human computer interaction


Professional / non-refereed publications
Eardley, R. Hull, R. Hyams, J. Lamming, M. Murphy, R. Sellen, A. (2004) 'New Concepts for Future Wristwatch Design' HP Labs Technical Report (HPL-2004-126) External

Eardley, R. Sellen, AJ. (2004) 'New Concepts to Support Working Parents in the Car' HP Labs TechnicalReport (HPL-2004-30) External

Eardley, R. Hyams, J. and Sellen, AJ. (2004) 'In-Car Concepts to Support Working Parents.' Extended Abstracts of CHI '04, Conference on Human Factors in Computing systems, Vienna, Austria.

 Conference  papers
Rachel Eardley, Anne Roudaut, Steve Gill, and Stephen J. Thompson. 2017. Understanding Grip Shifts: How Form Factors Impact Hand Movements on Mobile Phones. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17).

Eardley. R., Gill. S., Roudaut. A., Thompson. S., Hare.J., (2016) Investigating how the hand interacts with different mobile phones. Mobile HCI 2016, Florence, Italy.

Chandrika. C., Eardley. R,. Perry. M., (2014) The HomeCar Organiser: Designing For Blurring Home- Car Boundaries. Workshop on HomeSys 2014, UbiComp '14, Seattle, WA, USA, September 2014

Eardley. R., Gill. S., Thompson. S., (2012) Investigating the biomechanical hand and its role in designing interactions. Doctoral Symposium of ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (ACM DIS). Newcastle, UK. June 2012.

Eardley, R. Dinka, D. Thompson, S. (2010) Designing VoIP video-communication for the home, presented at the Group 2010 workshop on Connecting Families: New Technologies, Family Communication,and the Impact on Domestic Space.

Brown, B., Taylor, A. S., Izadi, S., Sellen, A., Kaye, J. 'J.' and Eardley, R.. (2007) Locating Family Values: A FieldTrial of the Whereabouts Clock. Proceedings of Ubicomp 2007. Innsbruck, Austria (2007), 354-371.(Nominated for best paper)

Sellen, A., Harper, R., Eardley, R., Izadi, S., Regan, T., Taylor, A., & Wood, K. (2006). Home Note:Supporting situated messaging in the home. Proceedings of CSCW 2006

Sellen, A., Eardley, R ., Izadi, S., Harper, R., (2006 ) ' The Whereabouts Clock: Early Testing of a Situated Awareness Device, Extended Abstracts of CHI '06,

Taylor, A., Swan, L., Eardley, R., Sellen, A., Hodges, S., and Wood, K. (2006). Augmented refrigerator magnets. Proceedings of NordiCHI 2006.

Eardley, R. Swan, L. Sellen, A. Taylor, A. Hodges, S. Wood, K. and Williams, L. (2005) 'Designing augmented refrigerator magnets', Proceedings of Ubicomp 2005, Tokyo , Japan.

Bloom, L. Eardley, R. Geelhoed, E. Manahan, M. and Ranganathan, P. (2004) 'Investigating the Relationship Between Battery Life and User Acceptance of Dynamic, Energy-Aware Interfaces on Handhelds', Mobile HCI 2004, Glasgow, Scotland.

Vroegindeweij, S. Eardley, R. Ranganathan, P. and Geelhoed, E. (2004) 'Design Principles for Energy-Aware User-Interfaces on OLED-based handhelds.' 2nd Appliance Design 2004, Bristol, England.

Eardley, R. Hyams, J. and Sellen, AJ. (2004) 'In-Car Concepts to Support Working Parents.' Extended Abstracts of CHI '04, Conference on Human Factors in Computing systems, Vienna, Austria.


Principal Investigator - PHD project.



Rachel is a part-time PhD student and a Senior UX designer with over 15yrs experience.  She has over 10yrs experience working for large corporations and small start-ups,  as both in house and as part of an agency.  During this time she has work on projects for Vodafone, Audi, Goldman Sacks, Skype and Housetrip.  She has also spent over 3yrs working within research for Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Brunel University. As a UX designer she is fascinated with how people interact with technology and this has helped focus her PhD subject on understanding how people use there hands to interact with technology.


Recent activity includes:

  • Workshop facilitator for UX Bristol 2017
  • Presented a paper for CHI 2017 in May