Journal Club 7.1.2011 – Persuasive discussions

We held the first journal club meeting of the new year in our shiny new office on the third floor of the MHT building, overlooking the bypass, a McDonalds and some train tracks. We got together to discuss persuasive technology. We have a number of projects that ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Glossy magazines

Daniel Mills and Sarah Ellis from the Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare group here at the University of Lincoln have written a magazine article that discusses the rationale behind our recent collaborative project 'Tagpuss.' It appears in Octobers edition of "Your Cat" magazine. click here to see a link to ...

A Call for Capers – Playfulness in social and mobile games (MobileHCI 2010)

I've uploaded my short presentation about Feckr and Blowtooth to Slideshare. It was presented as part of the workshop on playfulness and HCI at MobileHCI 2010 in Lisbon. Basically it is a short introduction to these recent projects and a proposal that mobile devices make the perfect co-conspirators ...

Finding our research online

Just a quick note to anyone who is reading this (hi Mum!) or interested in our work that the majority of our publications are available online in the universities institutional ePrints repository. You can find it here

Tagpuss in the news

Tagpuss has been very well received so far - over 50,000 tags by 6,000 users who told us what they think about the emotions of cats. Ben from LiSC and Prof Daniel Mills were interviewed about the project on BBC Lincolnshire on the ...

NordiCHI 2010 – Reykjavik, October 16 – 20

LiSC will be presenting a paper at the main track of the NordiCHI 2010 conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. Despite being held to ransom by Iceland's volcano at CHI 2010 we are confident the volcano will behave itself while we are there. The paper ...

Mobile HCI – Lisbon September 6-10th 2010

We're off to Lisbon in a couple of weeks to present some workshop papers on a wide range of topics. We are presenting two papers in the "Nudge & Influence Through Mobile Devices" Workshop. The first is entitled "Designing Mobile Technology to Promote Sustainable Food Choices." The second is ...

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 ...

New Facebook App TagPuss

Attention Cat Lovers! The Lincoln Social Computing (LiSC) Research Centre, in collaboration with the University of Lincoln Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare Research Centre, have created TAGPUSS, a web project that is investigating how people interpret the emotions of cats. We are inviting you to contribute by tagging cat ...

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 ...

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 ...

Friday 28th – Dogs, cats and video games

Last friday we gave our research centre ‘coffee and cake’ discussion over to the topic of “dogs, cats and video games”. Because of the topic, we opened this discussion up to a wider group than normal, including Duncan Rowland from the Mixed Reality Lab at Nottingham and Daniel Mills ...

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