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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...

Practical interaction design.

Conference Proceeding
Turner, P., & Turner, S. (2009)
Practical interaction design. In HCI Educators 2009 - Playing with our education, 18-19
Practical Interaction Design (PID) is a method for teaching interaction design. It incorporates elements of ‘pure’ interaction design and human–computer interaction (HCI) to c...

Soundscapes and repertory grids: comparing listeners’ and a designer’s experiences.

Conference Proceeding
McGregor, I., & Turner, P. (2012)
Soundscapes and repertory grids: comparing listeners’ and a designer’s experiences. In P. Turner, S. Turner, & I. McGregor (Eds.), ECCE 2012 (131-137). https://doi.org/10.1145/2448136.2448164
This paper reports on establishing whether listeners have the same listening experience as the person who designed the sound. Surprisingly, there is little or no evidence as t...

An investigation into virtual representations of real places.

Conference Proceeding
Arnspang, J., Benyon, D., Fahle, M., Granum, E., Madsen, C., Pajdla, T., …Weinshall, D. (2002)
An investigation into virtual representations of real places. In Proc. Fifth Annual International Workshop on Presence, 66-78
The paper describes the main themes of a recently funded research project under the European Communitys Future and Emerging Technologies Presence initiative. The aim of the re...

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...

Re-creating the Botanics: towards a sense of place in virtual environments

Presentation / Conference
Turner, S., Turner, P., Carroll, F., O'Neill, S., Benyon, D., McCall, R., & Smyth, M. (2003, January)
Re-creating the Botanics: towards a sense of place in virtual environments. Paper presented at Benogo
The EC funded project BENOGO seeks to re-create real places using photo-realistic immersive virtual reality technology and in so doing investigates the nature of presence and ...

Is stereotyping inevitable when designing with personas?

Journal Article
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 ...

Triangulation in practice.

Journal Article
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...

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...

Reliving VE day with activated schemata.

Conference Proceeding
Turner, P., Turner, S., & Tzovaras, D. (2004)
Reliving VE day with activated schemata. In Proc. 8th International Workshop on Presence, 33-38
This paper reports some preliminary work on the IntoMyWorld candidate Presence II project. One of the key components of IntoMyWorld is a mixed reality ‘album’ of important eve...