I’m a doctoral candidate at the University of Cape Town, specialising in Mobile Interaction Design Research.


My dissertation is on co-located mobile interaction. More specifically, my research focusses on how we design sharing functionality for hyper-localised communication technologies, such as Cloudlets, and aims to investigate how users conceptualise co-located mobile interactions. Through the use of identity-management theories, such as Goffman’s self-presentation, I aim investigate how sharing concepts, such as group management, privacy and content ownership, and co-located concepts, such as proxemics, shape the way we design for sharing opportunities when we come together with our mobile devices.