Hello! I’m Courtney~

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Sensorimotor Interaction Group at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany. My work lies in the intersection of music, design, data science, and cognitive science, and HCI. Currently, I am exploring the cognitive to physiological pathways employed by musicians, particularly singers, to better understand the ways in which we learn to play and sing. I am focused on perception of the body in musical activity and how we work with our physiology in a variety of artistic practies. As a vocalist myself, I aim to understand how expressive technique and technical knowledge can be measured during singing to give performers more artistic control and better understanding of their movement and bodies.

I am particularly interested in embodiment and human experience, qualitative methodologies including micro-phenomenology, feminist HCI, and first-person design. I aim to design for people, exploring new interaction modalities in haptic and audio feedback, and focusing my work in human-centred computing.

You can find more about my research and publications on my Google Scholar profile.



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