The Lincoln Social Computing (LiSC) Research Centre was founded in 2006 by Shaun Lawson and Duncan Rowland. We are located in the School of Computer Science on the 3rd floor of the MHT building on the University of Lincoln’s £100million+ Brayford Pool campus. Our research is focused on social aspects of human-computer interaction (HCI). This includes investigations of how people engage with mobile and social platforms including online social networks (OSNs), micro-blogging services, and social and pervasive games. Much of our recent work is built upon the hypothesis that such technology can provide a compelling platform to deliver serious messages about societal issues. We are particularly interested in creating social applications that challenge the norm – this can be seen in recent studies such as BlowTooth,Feckr and FearSquare. as well as in the interface between computing and the arts.
Our recent grant income in the last five years totals around £1.5 million from sources such as the EPSRC, EU Framework and Lifelong Learning (Leonardo) programmes, HEFCE, Microsoft Research and UK charities.
If you are interested in our work, or in working with us, please email the Centre Director, Professor Shaun Lawson (email@example.com ).