Current Research projects:
eScience Usability: creating usable and re-usable tools to develop and support e-Science learning communities. [ESRC funded]
Motivating Mobility: [must get around to creating a local webpage!!] Exploring how best to create novel arrangements of interactive and communication technologies to make repetitive rehabilitation exercises engaging and stimulating for people who have had a stroke. [EPSRC page]
Supporting Shy Users in Pervasive Computing: Focusing on three different contexts of social interaction (classrooms, social networking, and public interactive art installations), we seek to understand how and why 'shy' users experience these difficulties, and how to design infrastructure and interaction mechanisms that support all users in enjoying and benefiting from the use of pervasive computing technologies. We are particularly interested in the more ad-hoc types of social situation that are supported by mobile, ambient and ad-hoc infrastructure. [EPSRC funded]
PREP: The ergonomics of electronic patient records: an interdisciplinary development of methodologies to understand and exploit free text to enhance the utility of patient records. We will be working with GP practices to understand their experiences with electronic patient records and how and what they document free text in particular. [Wellcome Trust funded]
Platform Grant: as part of HCT group, to support HCT as a
centre of excellence in human-centred computing. A core part of this for the Interact Lab is the Disability Skills Exchange, supporting creativity for people with disabilities.
exploring novel applications of pervasive technologies to support ludic activities and connecting people together. Curball is one
example. We are also doing work with the local Age Concern group and their wii tournaments.
Recently Completed Research projects
Equator: exploring the relationship
between the digital and physical (taken over 2003, due to finish 2007); our
current focus is on exploring pervasive computing in the home
and the Chawton House ‘inspiration for creative
collaboration & Elvin: exploring the impact of using the Elvin-enabled
tickertape on a distributed software team.
a configurable interactive play experience for the Blip@Newlyn
(EPSRC PPA project, 2004)
A core project is the Disability Skills exchange, supporting creativity for
people with disabilities.
In-Touch : new forms of
connectivity for distributed social groups (taken over 2003; finished 2004)
cooperative sharing of media via large surface community displays (taken
over 2003; finished 2004)
eScience: promoting public
understanding of environmental eScience (taken
over 2003; finished 2005)
Sense: exploring the relationship
between eScience, GRID technologies and
learning. (finished 2004)
designing new interactional workspaces supporting
in-shop customer-agent transactions (finished 2003; I participated in
this project after it was formally ended).