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Emotional and aesthetic attachment to digital artefacts

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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...

Crowdsourcing solutions to 2D irregular strip packing problems from Internet workers

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Vasantha, G. V., Jagadeesan, A. P., Corney, J. R., Lynn, A., & Agrawal, A. (2016)
Crowdsourcing solutions to 2D irregular strip packing problems from Internet workers. International Journal of Production Research, 54(14), 4104-4125. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2015.1102355
Many industrial processes require the nesting of 2D profiles prior to the cutting, or stamping, of components from raw sheet material. Despite decades of sustained academic ef...

Realising the affective potential of patents: a new model of database interpretation for user-centred design

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Wodehouse, A., Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Jagadeesan, A., & MacLachlan, R. (2018)
Realising the affective potential of patents: a new model of database interpretation for user-centred design. Journal of Engineering Design, 29(8-9), 484-511. https://doi.org/10.1080/09544828.2018.1448056
This research sets out a new interpretation of the patent database using affective design parameters. While this resource contains a vast quantity of technical information, it...

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 ...

Using the blended spaces framework to design heritage stories with schoolchildren.

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O'Keefe, B., & Benyon, D. (2015)
Using the blended spaces framework to design heritage stories with schoolchildren. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 6, 7-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2016.02.001
Blended spaces are spaces where a physical space is deliberately integrated in a close-knit way with a digital space. Blended spaces may take the form of a carefully designed ...

The value of mass-digitised cultural heritage content in creative contexts

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Coleman, S., Terras, M., Thornton, P., Smyth, M., Schafer, B., Drost, S., …Speed, C. (2021)
The value of mass-digitised cultural heritage content in creative contexts. Big Data and Society, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1177/20539517211006165
How can digitised assets of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums be reused to unlock new value? What are the implications of viewing large-scale cultural heritage data a...

Making and Unfinishedness: Designing Toolkits for Negotiation

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Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2017)
Making and Unfinishedness: Designing Toolkits for Negotiation. Design Journal, 20(sup1), S3966-S3974. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352899
The diffusion and democratisation of computing technologies and physical prototyping systems has supported the rise of Do-It-Yourself culture. In the context of design innovat...

The place probe: exploring a sense of place in real and virtual environments.

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McCall, R., Benyon, D., Smyth, M., O'Neill, S., McCall, R., & Carroll, F. (2006)
The place probe: exploring a sense of place in real and virtual environments. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 15(6), 668-687. https://doi.org/10.1162/pres.15.6.668
This paper describes the design, application, and refinement of a qualitative tool designed to study sense of place. The Place Probe incorporates a range of stimuli and techni...

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...

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...