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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 ...

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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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RaspPi blog feature on ‘Digital Capabilities’ Garden

The story below is taken directly from the raspberry pi blog. The original post can be found here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/4382   At this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, Lincoln University’s digital garden, which changed the way it looked depending on what people tweeted, sent messages back to people interacting with it, and did all kinds ...

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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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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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CFP: Special issue of IJHCS on Designing for Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Call for papers: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies Special issue: Designing for Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Guest editors: David Coyle, Anja Thieme, Conor Linehan, Madeline Balaam, Jayne Wallace and Siân Lindley Good mental health and emotional wellbeing are fundamental to our quality of life, enabling people to experience life as meaningful, handle daily ...

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Online social tools for Higher Education – Journal Club 4.3.2011

John Murray came along to our session on Friday to discuss some ongoing research that he is conducting on developing social tools for Higher Education. We probably shouldn't give away the specifics of what he's doing just now, but there were some points that came up that are relevant ...

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Mindtrek 2010

LiSC had a presence again this year at Mindtrek in Tampere, Finland. This nifty little conference blends together games studies, social media and ubicomp along with business talks from industry pros. We had two papers to present. Firstly, Ben had a paper about "Emergence and Playfulness in Social ...

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Recently Funded ENACT project – enhancing social networks to augment cognitive behavioural therapy

I have just realised that we have made no mention to the funding that we recently won from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Here's some official information on what is involved: Dr. Shaun Lawson, Reader at the Lincoln School of Computing Science, leads the ENACT project team which ...

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Friday 16th July – Technology, Exercise and Health

This week we had a great discussion based around the idea of using technology to help motivate people to increase the amount of exercise they take on a daily basis. Richard Keegan from the Universitys Department of Sport, Coaching & Exercise Science came along to contribute his expertise ...

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Friday June 26th – Technology-Enhanced Mental Health Therapy

This friday we had a different type of journal club - we had a visit from David Coyle - a post-doctoral research fellow working jointly with Trinity College Dublin and the University of Cambridge. David is working in an area directly related to our recently-funded EPSRC project, which is ...

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HCI International 2009

The 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction will be held 19-24 July 09, Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA. This conference is an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of HCI. Laura Daley will present her paper ...

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