The place probe: exploring a sense of place in real and virtual environments.
McCall, R., Benyon, D., Smyth, M., O'Neill, S., McCall, R., & Carroll, F. (2006)
The place probe: exploring a sense of place in real and virtual environments. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 15(6), 668-687. https://doi.org/10.1162/pres.15.6.668
This paper describes the design, application, and refinement of a qualitative tool designed to study sense of place. The Place Probe incorporates a range of stimuli and techni...
Visualising the soundfield and soundscape: extending Macaulay and Crerar’s 1998 method.
Presentation / Conference
McGregor, I., Crerar, A., Benyon, D., & LePlâtre, G. (2008, June)
Visualising the soundfield and soundscape: extending Macaulay and Crerar’s 1998 method. Paper presented at ICAD 2008: The 14th annual International Conference on Auditory Display, Paris, France
The introduction of effective auditory warnings into a shared environment requires a prior understanding of the existing soundfield and soundscape. Reifying the physical and p...
Using the blended spaces framework to design heritage stories with schoolchildren.
O'Keefe, B., & Benyon, D. (2015)
Using the blended spaces framework to design heritage stories with schoolchildren. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 6, 7-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2016.02.001
Blended spaces are spaces where a physical space is deliberately integrated in a close-knit way with a digital space. Blended spaces may take the form of a carefully designed ...
Patterns of place: an integrated approach for the design and evaluation of real and virtual environments.
Smyth, M., Benyon, D., McCall, R., O’Neill, S., & Carroll, F. (2014)
Patterns of place: an integrated approach for the design and evaluation of real and virtual environments. In Immersed in Media, 237-260. Springer Science + Business Media. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-10190-3_10
This chapter describes an approach to the development of virtual representations of real places. The work was funded under the European Union’s €20 m Future and Emerging Techn...
Information Architecture and Navigation Design for Web Sites
Benyon, D. (2006)
Information Architecture and Navigation Design for Web Sites. In P. Zaphiris, & S. Kurniawan (Eds.), Human Computer Interaction Research in Web Design and Evaluation, 165-184. Hershey, Pa. ; London,: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-59904-246-6.ch008
Information architecture concerns how to structure the content of an information space. Information architects design information spaces. Staying with the notion of informatio...
Benyon, D. (2005)
Information Space. In C. Ghaoui (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction, 344-347. Hershey, Pa.; London;: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-562-7.ch053
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in the 21st century needs to look very different from its 20th-century origins. Computers are becoming ubiquitous; they are disappearing into ...
Adaptive systems: from intelligent tutoring to autonomous agents
Benyon, D., & Murray, D. (1993)
Adaptive systems: from intelligent tutoring to autonomous agents. Knowledge-Based Systems, 6(4), 197-219. https://doi.org/10.1016/0950-7051%2893%2990012-i
Computer systems which can automatically alter aspects of their functionality or interface to suit the needs of individuals or groups of users have appeared over the years in ...
Adaptive systems: A solution to usability problems
Benyon, D. (1993)
Adaptive systems: A solution to usability problems. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 3(1), 65-87. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf01099425
Improving the usability of computer systems is perhaps the most important goal of human-computer interaction research. Current approaches to usability engineering tend to focu...
Personification technologies: developing artificial companions for older people.
Mival, O., Cringean, S., & Benyon, D. (2004)
Personification technologies: developing artificial companions for older people. In CHI 2004 conference proceedings : Connect
This paper reports on the work of the UTOPIA project, a consortium of four Scottish universities concerned with technology issues for older people, focusing specifically on ar...
Extending the semiotics of embodied interaction to blended spaces.
O'Neill, S., & Benyon, D. (2015)
Extending the semiotics of embodied interaction to blended spaces. Human technology an interdisciplinary journal on humans in ICT environments, 11, 30-56. https://doi.org/10.17011/ht/urn.201505061739
In this paper, we develop a new way of understanding interactions in blended spaces. We do this by developing ideas about embodied semiotics and then apply these ideas to the ...