18 results

The limits of pretending

Journal Article
Turner, P., Hetherington, R., Turner, S., & Kosek, M. (2015)
The limits of pretending. Digital Creativity, 26(3-4), 304-317. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2015.1091778
We propose that pretending is a cognitive faculty which enables us to create and immerse ourselves in possible worlds. These worlds range from the veridical to the fantastic a...

Mental models, magical thinking and individual differences.

Journal Article
Turner, P. & Sobolewska, E. (2009)
Mental models, magical thinking and individual differences. Human technology an interdisciplinary journal on humans in ICT environments. 5, 90-113. ISSN 1795-6889
Broadly, there are two mutually exclusive accounts of how people (non-specialist users) reason about and conceptualize interactive technology. The first is based on classical ...

Enactive appropriation

Journal Article
Flint, T., & Turner, P. (2016)
Enactive appropriation. AI & society, 31(1), 41-49. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-015-0582-y
The appropriation of digital artefacts involves their use, which has changed, evolved or developed beyond their original design. Thus, to understand appropriation, we must und...

The figure and ground of engagement

Journal Article
Turner, P. (2014)
The figure and ground of engagement. AI & society, 29(1), 33-43. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-012-0439-6
Engagement is important to the success of applications, systems and artefacts as diverse as robotics, pedagogy, games, interactive installations, and virtual reality applicati...

Being-with: a study of familiarity

Journal Article
Turner, P. (2008)
Being-with: a study of familiarity. Interacting with Computers, 20, 447-454. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2008.04.002
How people learn to use an interactive device has always been an important field of research in human-computer interaction (HCI). The theoretical bases of which have ranged fr...

Towards an account of intuitiveness

Journal Article
Turner, P. (2008)
Towards an account of intuitiveness. Behaviour and Information Technology, 27, 475-482. https://doi.org/10.1080/01449290701292330
Intuitive systems are usable systems. Design guidelines advocate intuitiveness and vendors claim it - but what does it mean for a user interface, interactive system, or device...

Surfacing issues using Activity Theory.

Journal Article
Turner, P. & Turner, S. (2001)
Surfacing issues using Activity Theory. Journal of Applied Systems Science. 3, 134-155

Presence: Is it just pretending?

Journal Article
Turner, P. (2015)
Presence: Is it just pretending?. AI & society, 31(2), 147-156. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-014-0579-y
Our sense of presence in the real world helps regulate our behaviour within it by telling us about the status and effectiveness of our actions. As such, this ability offers us...