Sylwia Frankowska-Takhari is a PhD Student at School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering at City University, London, UK.
PhD topic: Selecting and tailoring images for visual impact in online journalism
Dr Andrew Macfarlane and Dr Simone Stupmf (City University London)
Prof Ayşe Göker (Robert Gordon University)
End date: December 2016
Interest in the domain of online journalism and image retrieval:
Having worked as a Design Researcher at the BBC’s User Experience and Design Team within the Future Media and Technology department for seven years, Sylwia developed a strong personal interest in the domain of online journalism and the use of imagery. Sylwia had gained a good understanding of the organisational structure of the BBC’s online news service, the ethical guidelines, and design standards, and her direct experience of working at the BBC enabled her later to gain access to participants for her research, and conduct the study in the participants’ real environment.