Designing Wheelchair-controlled Games for Kids

As part of a project that explores movement-based video games for people using wheelchairs, we teamed up with charity Go Kids Go to playtest our games. This meant making our way up to Hull to attend Go Kids Go’s latest wheelchair skills training workshop, where we ...

Thinking critically about designing for dementia?

For the first big event on our EPSRC-funded network on social computing and mental health, on the 30-31st of May 2015 we are inviting teams of designers, coders, hackers, makers and researchers to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Create-4-Dementia. The event is organised by our colleagues at ...

Tom’s week in Aberdeen

Posted by Tom In February I had the pleasure of visiting the University of Aberdeen to spend a week with Dr Karen Salt, a co-investigator on the CuRAtOR project. The aim of the week was to get to grips with Critical Discourse Analysis, an approach to studying ...

Performance and Games: outcomes of recent workshop

Posted by Conor The Performance and Games Workshop@Nottingham took place on 27th and 28th October 2014 at the Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham. The session was intended to generate design-ideas for mixed-reality games in an interdisciplinary setting. Working in teams of 5 or 6, participants ...

CHI 2015 success!!

Posted by Conor We've just heard the results of the peer review process for ACM SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). It has been a successful year for LiSC - we have had 4 full papers accepted, as well as 1 workshop. There shall, no doubt, be ...

Internet Privacy and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Rings of Power

Posted by Conor This is a brief and nerdy post, being concerned with both internet privacy and J.R.R. Tolkiens ‘Lord of the Rings.’ An analogy that I really like was made one recent lunch time in the LiSC office, between the method of payment for current internet technology and the Rings of ...

Faculty Position Advertised: Lecturer in HCI

We are currently seeking to appoint a Lecturer with established research expertise in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). You will be expected to hold a PhD (or working towards), and should be able to demonstrate an excellent existing track record in HCI, or related, research fields. Once in post, ...

We are hosting the UK HCI 2015 conference in Lincoln

We are delighted to announce that the 29th British Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2015) will be held in Lincoln from 13th-17th July 2015. The conference is organised by LiSC in conjunction with the BCS Interaction Specialist Group....

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 four of this study is available until September 26th. 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 ...

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. ...

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