Emotional and aesthetic attachment to digital artefacts
Turner, P., & Turner, S. (2012)
Emotional and aesthetic attachment to digital artefacts. Cognition, Technology and Work, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10111-012-0231-x
We report a pair of repertory grid studies that explore the attachment people have for digital and nondigital
In the first study we found no clear distinctions betw...
Creating a sense of place with a deliberately constrained virtual environment
Turner, P., Turner, S., & Burrows, L. (2013)
Creating a sense of place with a deliberately constrained virtual environment. International Journal of Cognitive Performance Support, 1, 54-68. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJCPS.2013.053554
This study took as its starting point the premise that a high degree of realism is not a necessary condition for the creation of a ‘sense of place’ in mediated experiences suc...
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...
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...
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...
Place, Sense of Place, and Presence
Turner, P., & Turner, S. (2006)
Place, Sense of Place, and Presence. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 15(2), 204-217. https://doi.org/10.1162/pres.2006.15.2.204
Recreating real places--as distinct from virtual spaces or environments--using virtual reality technology raises a series of significant challenges. Fortunately there is a lar...
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 ...
A web of contradictions.
Turner, S. & Turner, P. (2001)
A web of contradictions. Interacting with Computers. 14, 1-14. doi:10.1016/S0953-5438(01)00039-X. ISSN 0953-5438
We describe our use of contradictions, a concept central to a popular formulation of activity theory, to derive requirements of a new technical system to support an administra...
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...