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 ...

CHI 2013 Paris

This is the annual blog post detailing our involvement with the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. This is the premier international conference in the field of human-computer interaction and takes place in Paris from 27th April-2nd May.   A quick summary of ...

Sci-fi HCI @ CHI

We are presenting a paper at CHI 2013 that suggests that myself (Conor), Ben, Shaun and Dan are robots sent back from a dystopian robot-controlled future to celebrate the strands of current HCI research that are essential in bringing about that robot singularity. This paper may initially seem frivolous, ...

Undergrad LSoCS students & world-class interaction design

Research and design work carried out by 2nd year Lincoln School of Computer Science students has recently been recognised as excellent, through the acceptance of a paper describing that work to ACM CHI 2013, the worlds leading conference in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. We have recently redesigned the Human-Computer ...

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 ...

Social Applications Development Update

(This post is an updated version of one we posted on MSDN last September) With consumer uptake of smartphone platforms growing exponentially, particularly for accessing social media, news, streaming media and games through the lens of ‘mobile apps’, the LiSC team felt  it was time to overhaul the ‘Mobile ...

The Dutch on English soil

This was my first internship abroad and for LiSC the second time to have a Human Technology intern from The Hague University for half a year. During my internship I assisted in 2 projects and did one by myself under the supervision of Shaun Lawson. As a result my name ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Persuasion Invasion – Using Facebook for Behavioural Change

An article we wrote for a special edition of UX magazine under the theme of 'Designing for Social Change' was published late last year - we only just discovered it! Click the image below to download a copy of the article. Look out for another article we are ...

KillaWhats update

With our Killawhats project having it's own site  for project reporting purposes over @ killawhats.co.uk, we thought it would be best to do an aggregated update post here every month on how the project is progressing. We know what its like to try keep up with loads of different ...

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 ...

Get Lost, GetLostBot! Serendipity in Location-Sharing Services

Last week I presented a short paper about GetLostBot at the Workshop on Personalising the Local Mobile Experience at the 2012 ACM Conference on Recommendation Systems in Dublin. The paper is freely downloadable from our institutional ePrints. This brief paper outlines the experience ...

Notes on Birmingham Household Energy Seminar

I recently attended a one day international seminar on ‘Household Energy Consumption, Technology and Efficiency’ where I was invited to do a talk around my HCI focused research in designing technology-supported household energy interventions. The event was held at the University of Birmingham’s European Research Institute. Invited speakers are listed ...

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