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Facilitating computing students' transition to higher education

Conference Proceeding
Fabian, K., Taylor-Smith, E., Meharg, D., & Varey, A. (2019)
Facilitating computing students' transition to higher education. https://doi.org/10.1145/3351287.3351298
Students who progress to higher education from further education colleges are faced with academic, social, and logistical challenges during their transition. In general, they ...

Hybrid Tree-rule Firewall for High Speed Data Transmission

Journal Article
Chomsiri, T., He, X., Nanda, P., & Tan, Z. (2016)
Hybrid Tree-rule Firewall for High Speed Data Transmission. IEEE transactions on cloud computing, 1-1. https://doi.org/10.1109/tcc.2016.2554548
Traditional firewalls employ listed rules in both configuration and process phases to regulate network traffic. However, configuring a firewall with listed rules may create ru...

Hasten Slowly: Developing an interactive sustainability storytelling chair

Conference Proceeding
Egan, C., O'dowd, A., & Fyffe, N. (2020)
Hasten Slowly: Developing an interactive sustainability storytelling chair. In ICT4S2020: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability. , (321-329). https://doi.org/10.1145/3401335.3401817
Responding to the climate crisis and a considerable downturn in planetary well-being due to human consumption patterns, The Lions' Gate, on-campus, urban, permaculture-inspire...

Computing degree apprenticeships: An opportunity to address gender imbalance in the IT sector?

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Fabian, K., Barr, M., Berg, T., Cutting, D., …Zarb, M. (2020)
Computing degree apprenticeships: An opportunity to address gender imbalance in the IT sector?. In 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9274144
This paper explores the potential for new work-based apprenticeship degrees to encourage more women into computing degrees and the IT sector. In the UK, women are currently un...

Recent Advances in Indoor Localization: A Survey on Theoretical Approaches and Applications

Journal Article
Yassin, A., Nasser, Y., Awad, M., Al-Dubai, A., Liu, R., Yuen, C., …Aboutanios, E. (2017)
Recent Advances in Indoor Localization: A Survey on Theoretical Approaches and Applications. Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Communications Society, 19(2), 1327-1346. https://doi.org/10.1109/comst.2016.2632427
Nowadays, the availability of the location information becomes a key factor in today’s communications systems for allowing location based services. In outdoor scenarios, the M...

Permaculture as a foundation for sustainable interaction design and UX

Conference Proceeding
Egan, C., Benyon, D., & Thompson, R. (2017)
Permaculture as a foundation for sustainable interaction design and UX. In Proceedings of British HCI 2017. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.93
The main objective of this work is to gain an understanding of the relationships between UX and permaculture. This will deliver insights as to how digital media development ca...

Sustainable HCI: Blending permaculture and user-experience

Conference Proceeding
Benyon, D., & Egan, C. (2017)
Sustainable HCI: Blending permaculture and user-experience. In DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems, (39-43). https://doi.org/10.1145/3064857.3079115
For approximately 10 years the SIGCHI Sustainable HCI (sHCI) and Sustainable Interaction Design (SID) communities have debated the contribution that HCI can make to sustainabi...

An Enhanced Route from FE to HE Graduation?

Journal Article
Meharg, D., Taylor-Smith, E., Varey, A., Mooney, C., & Dallas, S. (2017)
An Enhanced Route from FE to HE Graduation?. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 5(2), 85-92. https://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v5i2.269
This study explores student transitions from further (FE) to higher (HE) education through the Associate Student Project (ASP) and examines the effectiveness of this enhanced ...

Placement or practicalities? Barriers and disincentives to work experience, as reported by computing students

Presentation / Conference
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., & Smith, C. (2017, December)
Placement or practicalities? Barriers and disincentives to work experience, as reported by computing students. Paper presented at Society for Research Into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Conference, Newport, Wales
Having relevant work experience, such as a placement or internship, is valued by employers in the technology sector and can improve employment outcomes for computing graduates...

UK public library roles and value: a focus group analysis

Journal Article
Appleton, L., Hall, H., Duff, A., & Raeside, R. (2018)
UK public library roles and value: a focus group analysis. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 50(3), (275-283). ISSN 0961-0006
Findings from a study of the advantages and disadvantages accrued by individuals from their public library use, and the impact of this on citizenship at individual and communi...