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Extending the semiotics of embodied interaction to blended spaces.

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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 ...

Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children

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Flint, T., Hall, L., Stewart, F., & Hagan, D. (2018)
Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children. Digital Creativity, 29(2/3), 191-207. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2018.1511601
This paper discusses a virtual reality experience for a contemporary sculpture park, Jupiter Artland, developed in Minecraft targeting 9-11-year-old children. Issues of fideli...

Dialogues in Interaction Design: complexity, hybridity and the relationship between research and practice.

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Smyth, M. (2010)
Dialogues in Interaction Design: complexity, hybridity and the relationship between research and practice. Digital Creativity, 21, 233-237. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2010.538066
A brief overview of the field of Interaction Design is provided in order to contextualise the Create10 conference. The conference was held at Edinburgh Napier University in Ju...

Adaptive systems: from intelligent tutoring to autonomous agents

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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

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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...

The impact of head movements on user involvement in mediated interaction

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Bamoallem, B. S., Wodehouse, A. J., Mair, G. M., & Vasantha, G. A. (2016)
The impact of head movements on user involvement in mediated interaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 55(A), 424-431. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.09.016
Communication takes place not only through speech, but also through gestures such as facial expressions, gaze, head movements, hand movements and body posture. Although develo...

Designing blended spaces: historical echoes, testing a framework for digital tourism.

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Ayan, S., & Benyon, D. (2014)
Designing blended spaces: historical echoes, testing a framework for digital tourism. International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, 7(2), 1-12
This work relates heavily to blended space theory and the trajectories approach previously done in this field. Imaz and Benyon have introduced the ideas of conceptual blending...

Demo Hour: Anthony Otten, Daniel Schulze, Mie Sorensen, Di Mainstone, Tim Murray-Browne

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Helgason, I. (2011)
Demo Hour: Anthony Otten, Daniel Schulze, Mie Sorensen, Di Mainstone, Tim Murray-Browne. Interactions, 18, 8-9. https://doi.org/10.1145/2008176.2008179
These Demo Hour projects were curated by Ingi Helgason, a researcher and design lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University and the Open University. The projects were presented at...

Is stereotyping inevitable when designing with personas?

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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 ...

Interaction strategies for an affective conversational agent

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Smith, C., Crook, N., Dobnik, S., Charlton, D., Boye, J., Pulman, S., …Cavazza, M. (2011)
Interaction strategies for an affective conversational agent. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 20, 395-411. https://doi.org/10.1162/PRES_a_00063
The development of embodied conversational agents (ECA) as companions brings several challenges for both affective and conversational dialogue. These include challenges in gen...