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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 ...

Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children

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Flint, T., Hall, L., Stewart, F., & Hagan, D. (2018)
Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children. Digital Creativity, 29(2/3), 191-207. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2018.1511601
This paper discusses a virtual reality experience for a contemporary sculpture park, Jupiter Artland, developed in Minecraft targeting 9-11-year-old children. Issues of fideli...

Extending the semiotics of embodied interaction to blended spaces.

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O'Neill, S., & Benyon, D. (2015)
Extending the semiotics of embodied interaction to blended spaces. Human technology an interdisciplinary journal on humans in ICT environments, 11, 30-56. https://doi.org/10.17011/ht/urn.201505061739
In this paper, we develop a new way of understanding interactions in blended spaces. We do this by developing ideas about embodied semiotics and then apply these ideas to the ...

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 ...

The Materiality of Wearable Computers – Craft and Authentic User Experience

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Kettley, S., & Smyth, M. (2004)
The Materiality of Wearable Computers – Craft and Authentic User Experience. Design Journal, 7(2), 32-41. https://doi.org/10.2752/146069204789354381
This paper presents work undertaken as part of an ongoing research programme into wearable computers and the processes for designing personal digital artifacts that exhibit au...

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...

Culture & biometrics: regional differences in the perception of biometric authentication technologies

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Riley, C. W., Buckner, K., Johnson, G., & Benyon, D. (2009)
Culture & biometrics: regional differences in the perception of biometric authentication technologies. AI & society, 24, 295-306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-009-0218-1
Previous research has identified user concerns about biometric authentication technology, but most of this research has been conducted in European contexts. There is a lack of...

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...

The impact of head movements on user involvement in mediated interaction

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Bamoallem, B. S., Wodehouse, A. J., Mair, G. M., & Vasantha, G. A. (2016)
The impact of head movements on user involvement in mediated interaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 55(A), 424-431. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.09.016
Communication takes place not only through speech, but also through gestures such as facial expressions, gaze, head movements, hand movements and body posture. Although develo...

Triangulation in practice.

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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...