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Create4Dementia – Reflection

Posted by Tom. On 30th & 31st May I attended the Create4Dementia hackathon, held at the Hancock Museum, Newcastle. The task was to create provocative and interesting designs and prototypes to, among other objectives, help challenge commonly held beliefs towards dementia. Unlike many conventional hackathons, there were large numbers of people ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Computer game for visual field loss rehabilitation: An Introduction

This was originally posted by Jonathan Waddington on the blog that he maintains to report on the progress of the project that he is undertaking with ourselves at LiSC, Prof. Tim Hodgson in the school of psychology, and the WESC Foundation - a specialist centre for ...

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Visit to WESC Foundation

This week I have spent three days visiting the WESC Foundation, which is a specialist centre for visual impairment based in Exeter. The centre provides specialised education for a range of age groups – they have a school and a college, and function as a centre for co-ordinating outreach ...

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Collaborative project using games in vision rehabilitation

Below is a press release detailing a project that we have recently kicked off, collaborating with Prof Tim Hodgson in the School of Psychology, and WESC, a school that specialises in education for children with visual impairments. This article was originally posted on the University of Lincoln news site at ...

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Proceedings of UK HCI Workshop on “People, Computers, and Psychotherapy”

In September, we - along with colleagues from across the UK - organised a workshop at the UK HCI 2012 conference. This workshop was entitled "People, Computers & Psychotherapy" and was attended by an interesting group of people with expertise from clinical psychology, counselling services, and HCI. It ...

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ENACT project – brief update

We haven't provided an update on the ENACT project for quite a while, so I thought I would include a few short notes here.  The ENACT project is funded by EPSRC and involves exploring the use of social and mobile technology in the delivery of cognitive behaviour therapy ...

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Call For Papers: BCS HCI Workshop on “People, Computers, and Psychotherapy”

Submission deadline extended: New deadline Friday 6th July, 2012 Submissions are invited for the workshop on, “People, Computers, and Psychotherapy,” which will be run in conjunction with BCS HCI 2012 (http://hci2012.bcs.org/index.html) in Birmingham, UK in September 2012. There is an urgent and identified need for technology-led interventions for common mental health problems. ...

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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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Research presentation: ENACT background

Below are the slides for a talk I gave at the Lincoln School of Computer Science Research Seminar on October 26th 2011. The talk describes the potential of technology to provide useful support for mental and emotional health issues and provides background to our ongoing EPSRC funded project called ENACT. Abstract: ...

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Hello from a new LiSC team member!

My name is Sue Jamison-Powell and I started working in LiSC as a Research Assistant at the beginning of May. I am a psychologist working on the ENACT Project with Shaun Lawson, Conor Linehan and Andy Garbett. I specialise in online social relationships ...

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Conors CHI 2011 round-up

I think I’ve just about recovered from this years CHI conference! A few of us who went to the conference are going to summarise what we saw - both in terms of the talks and other events. This year the organisers chose to focus on a number of themes that ...

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Journal Club 04.02.2011 – Facebook Usage, ENACT

This week our discussion focused on social media regarding topics such as; motivation, structure and impacts of usage. The discussion of Facebook usage was in aid of the ENACT project which aims to study usage of social networking sites in order to improve the uptake of computerised ...

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ENACT Project Blog #1

We have recently begun work on our work packages of the ENACT project. This project is investigating the use of modern Web 2.0 technology in the delivery of psychological therapy (Specifically; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). As part of this project, there is a lot of basic background work to be done ...

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