Douglas A. Parry

Human Computer Interaction, digital media and cognition

I am currently part of the Cognition and Technology Research Group (CTRG) in the Information Science Department at Stellenbosch University, focusing on the psychology of technology. My research interests include: User experience; media multitasking; Human computer interaction, cognition and technology. I currently hold a faculty position teaching and supervising within the undergraduate and postgraduate Socio Informatics programs. I am in the early stages of my Phd studies focusing on reduced cognitive control induced by habitual media multitasking.

Latest Research

Research

2017

In-lecture Media Use and Academic Performance: Does Subject Area Matter?

Le Roux, D. B., Parry, D. A. (2017) In-lecture Media Use and Academic Performance: Does Subject Area Matter?, Computers in Human Behaviorr, Volume 77, December 2017, Pages 86-94, ISSN 0747-5632. doi>10.1016/j.chb.2017.08.030

2017

A New Generation of Students: Digital Media in Academic Contexts

Le Roux, D. B., Parry, D. A. (2017) A New Generation of Students: Digital Media in Academic Contexts. Accepted for publication in: 46th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers’ Association, SACLA 2017. Springer, Magaliesburg.

2017

The Digitally Mediated Study Experiences of Undergraduate Students in South Africa

Parry, D. A. (2017) Masters Thesis. Stellenbosch University. doi>10.13140/RG.2.2.33270.80968

2016

Smart Phones, Stupid People

Le Roux, D. B., Parry, D., & Leysens, J. (2016). Smart Phones, Stupid People. In 14th International CyberSpace Conference. Brno, Czech Republic.

2016

Media Multitasking in Academic Contexts: An Empirical Analysis of Media Use Within University lectures

Parry, DA., le Roux DB, Leysens JL. (2016) Media Multitasking in Academic Contexts: An Empirical Analysis of Media Use Within University lectures. In the 9th Annual Scholarship for Teaching and Learning conference (SOTL). 24-25 October 2016. Somerset West.

2016

Human Decision Making and Artificial Intelligence: A Comparison in the Domain of Sports Prediction

PRETORIUS A, PARRY DA. Human Decision Making and Artificial Intelligence - A Comparison in the Domain of Sports Prediction. In Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Research Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT 2016), Johannesburg, South Africa doi>10.1145/2987491.2987493

2016

Can I Have Your Attention, Please?: An Empirical Investigation of Media Multitasking during University Lectures

Leysens JL, le Roux DB, Parry, DA. Can I have your attention please? An empirical investigation of media multitasking during university lectures In Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Research Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT 2016), Johannesburg, South Africa doi>10.1145/2987491.2987498T

2015

Maps as a technique for visualizing load-shedding schedules

Parry DA, Pretorius C. Maps as a technique for visualizing load-shedding schedules. In Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Research Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT 2015), Stellenbosch, South Africa doi>10.1145/2815782.2815784