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 ...

Journal Club 21st May – OMG volcano LOL!1

Jamie Wardman led an interesting discussion on Crisis Informatics and Emergency Responses to Terrorist Events. The papers discussed covered the topic of 'crisis informatics' and in particular the issue of social networking and response to crisis events. The papers discussed are generally aimed at analysing behaviour on Twitter surrounding natural disasters, but ...

Journal Club 7th May 2010 – Fear and Risk Perception

We had a very lively and productive journal club this week, based on a provocative paper from CHI2010. The main paper under discussion was Fear and the City - Role of mobile services in Harnessing Safety and Security in Urban Use Contexts, from Jan Blom et al at ...

Journal Club 30th April – HCI for sustainability

This Friday’s meeting followed on from the heated debate at the sustainable HCI sessions and papers at CHI 2010. The two main papers we discussed were based on the future of sustainable HCI available here and the design of eco-feedback technology available here. During ...

CHI 2010 debriefing

Despite Volcanoes, alleged arrests at the airport and shooting incidents, we have made it back safe from CHI2010, which was recently held in Atlanta. The conference itself was of its usual excellent standard and was a fantastic opportunity to meet similarly minded people. Over the course of four ...

Journal Club 26th March – I got the Blues(tooth)

Last fridays session was devoted to discussing the potential uses of bluetooth device scanning for the understanding of individual and group behaviour. The catalyst for discussion was this blog post by Fabien Girardin. We felt that this post was very useful for understanding both the state of ...

Journal Club Meeting 19th of March – Building on the Tagliatelle idea

This friday's meeting was probably not as productive as the previous one, so we're going to try harder to control the creativity in future! The topic discussed was our photographic food diary-based healthier eating application called Tagliatelle. We have a work-in-progress paper on this topic accepted at the ...

First Meeting of the journal club – 12th march 2010 – What is Blowtooth?

The first meeting was essentially a trial run of the journal club idea - and it seemed to be quite an interesting and useful exercise. The topic under discussion was an introspective one - we decided to take a critical look at a paper ...

Friday Journal Club

We at LiSc have decided to run an informal journal club on friday afternoons from 2pm-3pm (approx) where we will look at trends in HCI/ social computing research.  We will propose a new topic each week and email each other with a couple of relevant papers, which the whole group ...

CHI 2010

We are delighted to have a strong representation at CHI 2010, with five separate pieces of work that have been accepted to various tracks of the conference. CHI 2010 takes place from April 10th - 15th in Atlanta, ...

PASION Fruit available to play free online!

The latest social game developed by LiSC as part of the PASION Project is now available in an open public trial: Go to http://www.pasionfruit.eu to play, for free. We are studying the social interactions of players in social games to get an insight into how social communication is changed when mediated ...

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