Taxpayers (sic) money to address fear and stigmatization

Posted by Shaun  In January I participated in the ESRC-led “Empathy and Trust In Communicating Online” (EMoTICON) Sandpit; sandpits are one of the more radical means by which RCUK allocate research funding and access to them is hugely competitive. At the end of the week I came away ...

Study: Does submitting to CHI influence our emotional state?

UPDATE: Part three of this study will be available starting September 19th. Even if you have not participated in the first and second step of this research, you are still welcome to complete the remaining four questionnaires. We are looking for participants for a research study investigating ...

A Month in the World of Computer Science: Bursary Research Assistant for Crowd Curating History Project

Posted by Laura White For the past month I have been lucky enough to partake in the multi-disciplinary crowd-curated history project, this project aims to develop and produce an application which will allow people to have influence and freedom over their own community’s history. The application centres round Augmented Reality technology ...

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 ...

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 ...

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