Erica’s research interests fall into the broad theme of applied user-centered design and software development. Current projects relate to interface and systems design for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, a user-centered design approach to Entrepreneurship on the Sunshine Coast, wearable technologies, and software engineering support tool design. Other research interests include the internet of things and information technology education.
Erica has also studied automation and task/function allocation (between users and software) and regularly conducts public lectures for USC on Automation, AI vs Automation, Women in Technology and the future of business.
Erica is also an exhibited visual artist with collaborative works centred on the intersection of art, science, technology and design which have been exhibited both domestically and internationally.