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Telling Tales: Narratives Of Classification And Control In The Design Of Taxonomic Software.

Conference Proceeding
Turner, S., Turner, P., Raguenaud, C., & Kennedy, J. (2002)
Telling Tales: Narratives Of Classification And Control In The Design Of Taxonomic Software. In Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference: Common Ground, September, 2002
This paper draws on concepts from the structuralist analysis of narrative to explore aspects of the role of stories in the small group design process. A brief review of releva...

Creating a sense of place with a deliberately constrained virtual environment

Journal Article
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...

Beyond relative advantage: factors in end-user uptake of computer supported cooperative working.

Book
Turner, S., & Turner, P. (2002)
Beyond relative advantage: factors in end-user uptake of computer supported cooperative working. In Advanced Topics in End User Computing II, 18-43. Idea Press
Researchers in Information Systems have produced a rich collection of metaanalyses and models of factors influencing the uptake of information technologies. In the domain of C...

Expectations and experiences of CSCW in an engineering environment.

Journal Article
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...

Getting the story straight

Conference Proceeding
McCall, R., Turner, P., Turner, S., & McCall, R. (2001)
Getting the story straight. In A. Blandford, J. Vanderdonckt, & P. Gray (Eds.), People and Computers XV-Interaction without frontiers: joint proceedings of HCI 2001 and IHM 2001. , (267-278). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-0353-0_16
We argue that the use of a user-centred design approach necessarily involves some form of story telling or narrative. Given that both the potential end-users and the designers...

Emotional and aesthetic attachment to digital artefacts

Journal Article
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 artefacts. In the first study we found no clear distinctions betw...

Do web pages have personalities?

Conference Proceeding
Turner, P., Turner, S., & Wilson, L. (2009)
Do web pages have personalities?. In L. Norros, H. Koskinen, L. Salo, & P. Savioja (Eds.), Designing beyond the Product –, 53-60
We are fundamentally social animals: we are geared to understanding each other; to gauging each other's moods and states of mind; and we are very adept at judging each others ...

DISCOVERing the impact of reality (poster session)

Conference Proceeding
Dawson, L., Turner, S., Turner, P., Dawson, L., & Munro, A. (2000)
DISCOVERing the impact of reality (poster session). In Proceedings of CVE 2000, 209-210. doi:10.1145/351006.351053
In this poster paper, we introduce the DISCOVER project, which is developing a CVE for teams to practice managing emergencies in offshore and maritime domains. Many factors co...

Evaluating soundscapes as a means of creating a sense of place

Conference Proceeding
Turner, P., McGregor, I., Turner, S., & Carroll, F. (2003)
Evaluating soundscapes as a means of creating a sense of place
We report an empirical study into the creation of, and response to, a soundscape of a computer centre. We contrast the use of presence questionnaires, as means of assessing th...

Enlightened trial and error

Journal Article
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...

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