Six months exploring technology for collecting and sharing community histories

Posted by Claire Markham Since February I have been working on a multi-disciplinary (computer science and media) project looking at crowd-curated local history: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/news/2014/04/876.asp. This project has centred on the use of AR technology as a means to facilitate the engagement, interaction and learning of local histories by local communities. ...

Cross Platform Mobile Development

At LiSC, mobile computing plays an important role in carrying out a diverse range of research, with the development experience passed into our undergraduate teaching. Our new Social Computing programme which starts in September also has a strong focus on the moving target of mobile development. With mobile a central theme ...

Death and Social Media

Here at LiSC we are exploring issues surrounding social media and dying. We are interested in interviewing people over the age of 18 who are regular users of Facebook or Twitter to explore their attitudes to the way that death is treated in online environments, and how individuals who die ...

Study: Does submitting to CHI influence our emotional state?

We are looking for participants for a research study investigating whether and how submitting to CHI (http://www.sigchi.org/conferences) influences the emotional state of authors, and how it changes over the course of the submission from the initial project idea to paper submission, the rebuttal period, ...

Vision Therapy Project on the Telly

As mentioned in previous blog posts, we are currently undertaking a project in collaboration with Prof. Tim Hodgson in the School of Psychology, University of Lincoln, and the WESC foundation - a specialist centre for visual impairment. This project is focused around developing a game that provides visual therapy. ...

Presentation at the “As Above, So Below” drone culture symposium

Last weekend I (Conor) attended a fantastic event at Lincoln organised by the School of Media. This was a one-day colloquium on drone culture called "As Above, So Below."  The aim of the event was stated as: This event will map the immanent forces of drone culture across ...

Jamie’s Reflection on CHI 2014

This year was my first opportunity to attend CHI (and visit Canada), so I was rather pleased when my work-in-progress paper/poster was accepted to the conference. The overall experience of the conference (apart from the delayed flight on the way home) was great. I spent most of the conference in ...

Ben’s CHI2014 Reflection

Toronto is an odd city - a motorway built over a construction site built over a shopping mall built over a convention centre built over a car park. A Fortressian metropolis- as you navigate the sprawling undercity you rarely see sunlight, and the city goes to great lengths to ...

Reflecting on the making of a political speech at a HCI conference

  A week has passed since returning from CHI 2014, and since the “Punk HCI” paper that we presented there still seems to be raising discussion, it seems like an opportune moment to reflect on the intentions and effects of making an angry, shouty and overtly political address to ...

LiSC @ CHI 2014

So it’s time for CHI again! This year there is a total of seven of us from LiSC attending the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems...

Boats, beer, bikes, and HCI

Last week I was over in The Hague at the very polished and entertaining CHISparks14 conference presenting a full paper on our student energy research. Our paper, Experience Centered Design of Energy Interventions for Shared Student Accommodation,  was a qualitative piece of research that aimed to understand the perceptions ...

3 Months into my Google Diet

A bit of a side topic for the LiSC blog but may be of interest. This is all true to my experience, however if you have any suggestions/corrections please let me know. At the end of last year I had a particularly bad user experience around Google's continuing drive to integrate ...

Playing for Change – AHRC Network event in Manchester

Conor and I attended the "Playing for Change" event in Manchester this week, which was not a buskers' convention but the kick-off workshop for the AHRC-funded Games and Social Change Network, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University's Research Institute for Health and Social Change. This is a sister ...

CSCW 2014 in Baltimore

I just got back from CSCW2014 in Baltimore where I presented the interactive poster for our extended abstract Understanding in-situ social media use at music festivals which was a joint piece of work between researchers Sue Jamison-Powell (now back with LiSC!) ...

Invited talk – Stuart Reeves, Mixed Reality Lab Nottingham

We're delighted to host an invited talk by Stuart Reeves from the University of Nottingham next week. Stuart will discuss "The future as a design problem" - a topic of fundamental interest to anyone designing or making anything. Stuarts work focuses on ubiquitous computing, so it may be of particular ...

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