Enlightened trial and error
Turner, P., Turner, S., & Flint, T. (2012)
Enlightened trial and error. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) IxDetA, 13/14, 64-83
Human-computer interaction as a rationalistic, engineering discipline has been taught successfully for more than 25 years. The established narrative is one of designing usable...
Triangulation in practice.
Turner, P., & Turner, S. (2009)
Triangulation in practice. Virtual Reality, 13, 171-181. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10055-009-0117-2
Triangulation is the means by which an alternate perspective is used to validate, challenge or extend existing findings. It is frequently used when the field of study is diffi...
Is stereotyping inevitable when designing with personas?
Turner, P., & Turner, S. (2011)
Is stereotyping inevitable when designing with personas?. Design Studies, 32, 30-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2010.06.002
User representations are central to user-centred design, personas being one of the more recent developments. However, such descriptions of people risk stereotyping. We review ...
Expectations and experiences of CSCW in an engineering environment.
Turner, S., & Turner, P. (1996)
Expectations and experiences of CSCW in an engineering environment. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 1, 237-254
Existing organisational context and user expectations have a huge effect on the
success of introducing CSCW technology, and should have a correspondingly strong
influence on t...
Implementing a wireless network of PDAs in a hospital setting
Turner, P., Milne, G., Kubitscheck, M., Penman, I., & Turner, S. (2005)
Implementing a wireless network of PDAs in a hospital setting. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 9, 209-217. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-004-0322-7
This paper discusses the introduction of a wireless network of personal digital assistants into a specialist unit of a hospital in Edinburgh. All of the technology has been us...
Contextual grounding in CVE design.
Turner, P., & Turner, S. (2001)
Contextual grounding in CVE design. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 14, (30-38). ISSN 1054-7460
A proper respect for eventual context of use is crucially important for the success of virtual
environments destined for real-world organisations, yet is frequently absent fro...
Mental models, magical thinking and individual differences.
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 ...
The limits of pretending
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...
The unfamiliar experience of an interactive movie
Turner, P., Turner, S., & Tully, G. (2008)
The unfamiliar experience of an interactive movie. Behaviour and Information Technology,
Familiarity as a basis for universal design
Walle, G. V. D., Turner, P., Turner, P., & Van de Walle, G. (2006)
Familiarity as a basis for universal design. Gerontechnology : international journal on the fundamental aspects of technology to serve the ageing society, 5(3), 150-159. doi:10.4017/gt.2006.05.03.004.00
The aim of Universal Design is to make interactive artifacts
usable by the broadest possible range of users and how best to achieve this lies at the heart of human-computer in...