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 ...

People and Animals and Computers (and stuff) – Journal club 18.2.2011

The number of people turning up at our weekly Journal Club sessions is increasing far quicker than the number of cakes (see figure 1 for a rough estimation). However, its great to be able to get people from across many disciplines in the University together to talk about computers and ...

Bluetooth – Quietly Ubiquitous

Last year we had a discussion over the use of Bluetooth technologies and how we could potentially utilise them to create context aware mobile applications including games and sensor-ware. Current and emerging sensor technologies are always of interest ...

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 ...

HEFCE LGM Conference – Electro-Magnates

Shaun and I recently attended the HEFCE LGM 2011 Conference in London at the stately Royal Society of Medicine buildings. At the event we presented our LGM funded Electro-Magnates project, participated in a Q & A panel, carried out a poster session and ...

Journal Club 28.01.2010 – Data.Gov.UK

With the release of new transparent data from data.gov.uk we at LiSC were buzzing with new research ideas. The new open data website allows members of the public to search open data sets released by the Government in order to generate new and interesting applications to aid ...

Journal Club 21.1.2011 – User-Centred Design and Sherlock Holmes

With many of our research projects employing HCI research methods, we had a light discussion on one of HCI's core concepts: user-centred design. To stimulate discussion we took a look at the interesting paper, 'Pastiche scenarios: Fiction as a resource for user centred design' by Blythe & Wright ...

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 ...

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