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Crowd Saucing & ACM Interactions

We have recently published an article in the ACM Interactions magazine, which is the most widely read industry & research magazine in the field of Human Computer Interaction. The article reports work carried out in the 2011/2012 academic year by two undergraduate students in the Lincoln School of Computer ...

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Visit by Geremy Farr-Wharton from QUT

This week we have been lucky to host a visit from another researcher from our friends in the Urban Informatics group at QUT in Brisbane. Geremy Farr-Wharton has dropped in for a few days following a visit to Geraldine Fitzpatrick's HCI group Vienna. This afternoon, Geremy will ...

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Fear and loathing in Bab-Vegas

I recently found myself back in familiar Newcastle  territory with fellow LiSC folks Shaun, Conor and Sanne for the ‘Food for Thought’ workshop at the DIS2012 conference. The workshop involved the ethnographic study of drinking large quantities of beer and eating nasty kebabs on the edgy ...

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Food for Thought: Designing for Critical Reflection on Food Practices

I am involved in organising what promises to be a really fascinating and thought-provoking workshop as part of the ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2012. If you are interested in the design of technology to provoke critical thought about the healthiness, sustainability and social inclusiveness of the ...

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Fitsquare – a foursquare app that guides you towards a healthy, balanced lifestyle

fitsquare is a research project undertaken by Sam Smith (final year computer science student at the University of Lincoln) which sends users real-time messages in order to encourage them to check in to healthy venues on foursquare. ...

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My first and last blog post

Hi! I am Sanne Verbaan, a third year Human Technology student from the Netherlands. I have been an intern at LiSC for the last 5 months and today is my last day. So hi and bye! Most of you who read this will not know what Human Technology is. Human Technology ...

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Plate & Rate: Using technology to help monitor food intake

Finding new, engaging and understandable ways to visualise food intake and the data associated with it, is something that many people wish for. The process of recording and monitoring the food you eat is fraught with issues that can deter many people, one of these simply being that people ...

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Social Receipt Project

Social Receipt is a research project being undertaken by Tom Leeman, a third year computer science student from the University of Lincoln. The aim of his research is to help understand how technology may ...

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The Bin Diaries are going live…

We are looking to recruit a small number of participants to be involved in trialling a ‘Bin diary’, or to take part in a short focus group. Participants need to be between 18 and 25, and have access to the internet. Preference given ...

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RewiredState DotGovLabs Developer Weekend – Introducing Playtter

Derek and I just got back from a hectic weekend spent in the company of the lovely Rewired State people at the Guardian offices in London. We were one of a select bunch of developers invited to spend the weekend hacking together apps for the DotGovLabs ...

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