• PhD. in Science – with a Human Computer Interaction focus (The University of Melbourne)
  • Masters by Research in Computing (The University of New South Wales)
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science (The University of New South Wales)


I have a passion for teaching. Most of my experience relates to usability/user experience related teaching and lecturing within both academic and commercial contexts.

  • I currently run the Introduction to Usability Fundamentals training course at U1
  • Usability Engineering tutor 2012-2013 (3rd year undergraduate subject at The University of Melbourne) link
  • Read some comments made by students I have taught.
  • In 2012, I was awarded the “Excellence in Tutoring Award” by the Department of Computing and Information Systems
  • Internet meets society tutor (1st year Melbourne University students)
  • An introduction to C programming tutor (1st year UNSW students)
  • Data Organisation tutor – Java programming (2nd year UNSW students)
  • Human Computer Interaction tutor (3rd year and Postgraduate UNSW students)

Presentations and Guest Speaking Roles

  • 5 minute industry talk on Commemorating using Digital Technology – Web Directions  “What do you know”, Melbourne April 5th 2013
  • IDL Seminar. Presenting findings from study 2. Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne. 19th October, 2012
  • Internet Meets Society guest Lecture. Memento Mori: Remember your Mortality. 8th October 2012
  • Emerging Technologies guest Lecture. Memento Mori: Remember your Mortality.  9th October 2012
  • UX Australia 2012 (Brisbane): Memento mori: Remember your mortality, 30-31st August 2012
  • Culture and Community Researchers’ Network. Presenting my thesis project. Faculty of the VCA and MCM, The University of Melbourne, 20th May, 2012
  • Ark 2005 – Usability testing workshop
  • APCHI 2004 “Accessibility: A Tool For Usability Evaluation” Presenter
  • OZ-IA 2009 Audience Based Navigation
  • ADMA 2008, 2009- Usability – An introduction
  • Nominated as one of only two PhD students to present our thesis work to Craig Mundie, head of Microsoft Research, 28th March 2011


  • Mori, J., Howard, S., and Gibbs, M. Designing in sensitive settings: workshops to design a technology to commemorate black saturday. Proceedings of The 9th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Matters of Life and Death, ACM (2013), 13:1–13:9.
  • Gibbs, M., Carter, M., and Mori, J. Vile Rat: Spontaneous Shrines in EVE Online. Foundations of Digital Games Conference, (2013).
  • Mori, J., Gibbs, M., Arnold, M., Nansen, B., and Kohn, T. Design considerations for after death: comparing the affordances of three online platforms. Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, ACM (2012), 395–404.
  • Gibbs, M.R., Mori, J., Arnold, M., and Kohn, T. Tombstones, Uncanny Monuments and Epic Quests: Memorials in World of Warcraft. Game Studies 12, 1 (2012).
  • Mori, J., Howard, S., & Gibbs, M. (2011). Poets and blacksmiths: implications for global memorialization using digital technology. interactions18, 48. [download]
  • Mori, J. (2010). Memorialising Digital Content: Bushfire Affected Communities. 22nd conference of the computer-human interaction special interest group (CHISIG) of Australia on Computer-human interaction. [download]
  • Haines, R.S., Woo, D.T., Hudson, Benjamin T., Mori, J.C., Ngan, E.S.M., Pak, Wing-Yee., Interdisciplinary Educational Collaborations: Chemistry and Computer Science, J. Chem. Educ., 2007, 84, 967.
  • Woo, D., Mori, J., Accessibility: A Tool For Usability Evaluation, Computer Human Interaction, 6th Asia Pacific Conference, APCHI 2004, Masoodian, Jones, Rogers. Springer-Verlag, Rotorua, New Zealand, 2004, pages pp. 531 – 539
  • Mori, J., Ngan, E., Haines, R., Woo, D., User-centred design meets Mac OS X: A collaborative project between Computer Science and Engineering and Chemistry. Apple University Consortium Conference, University of Adelaide, 2003.
  • Mori, J., Woo, D., Coar: An Objective-C Framework For Usability Data Collection, Proceedings of the Apple University Consortium Conference, Digital Voyages 2003, Neville Smythe. Apple Computer Society, Sydney, 2003

Other Contributions to Academia

Workshops and poster sessions

  • Attended the Exploring ethical frontiers of visual methodologies project workshop on 24th July at The University of Melbourne
  • Poster at the CIS Doctoral Colloquium 2013


  • 2010 – 2013 Melbourne Research Scholarship – Primary Scholarship for PhD
  • 2011 – Overseas Research Experience Scholarship (ORES)
  • 2011-2013 – IBES PhD Top-up scholarship