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Dr Rachel Blagojevic

Senior Lecturer

School of Fundamental Sciences

My research interests are in human computer interaction. In particular I am interested in the use of gesture-based interaction. One area of work is developing recognizers for sketched diagrams using digital pen input devices. Another area is exploring multi-modal interfaces using tangible and touch input.


Contact details

  • Location: B3.32, Science tower B
    Campus: Manawatu

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Human computer interaction, user experience design, sketch recognition, tangible user interfaces, gesture-based interaction

Research Opportunities

  • Sketch recognition of digital ink diagrams  (01/01/2021) Development of new techniques to automatically interpret hand-drawn digital ink diagrams.
  • E-assessment of STEM subjects  (01/01/2021) Exploring new ways of completing STEM subjects assessments online.
  • Using tangible tools in differing cultural contexts  (01/01/2021) Developing tangible applications for learning and preservation of indigenous cultures or languages.


21st Century Citizenship, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing (080100): Computer-Human Interaction (080602): Information And Computing Sciences (080000): Information Systems (080600): Pattern Recognition and Data Mining (080109)


Human Computer Interaction

User experience design

Sketch recognition


Pen-based interfaces

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 0

Current Projects

Project Title: Automatically deriving the model of a digital ink sketches

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

Project Team:

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 158.359 User Experience Design
  • 159.171 Computational Thinking and Programming 1

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 0 1

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

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