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The Ensoulment of Virtual Space Minecraft as a Tool for Engaging With a Sculpture Park

Conference Proceeding
Flint, T., Turner, P., & Banach, A. (2016)
The Ensoulment of Virtual Space Minecraft as a Tool for Engaging With a Sculpture Park. In J. C. Read, & P. Stenton (Eds.), IDC '16 Proceedings of the The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. , (680-683). https://doi.org/10.1145/2930674.2938613
This is a demonstration of a Minecraft facsimile of Jupiter Artland, a sculpture park on the outskirts of Edinburgh. With the cooperation of primary school children we develop...

An Affordance-based Framework for CVE Evaluation

Conference Proceeding
Turner, P., & Turner, S. (2002)
An Affordance-based Framework for CVE Evaluation. In X. Faulkner, J. Finlay, & F. Détienne (Eds.), People and Computers XVI - Memorable Yet Invisible, 89-103. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-0105-5_6
We argue that a conceptual framework is required to support the practical evaluation of collaborative virtual environments. We propose such a framework based on an extended, t...

Evaluating a vehicle auditory display: comparing a designer's expectations with listeners' experiences

Conference Proceeding
McGregor, I., Larsson, P., & Turner, P. (2011)
Evaluating a vehicle auditory display: comparing a designer's expectations with listeners' experiences. In ECCE '11: Proceedings of the 29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (89-92). https://doi.org/10.1145/2074712.2074731
This paper illustrates a method for the early evaluation of auditory displays in context. A designer was questioned about his expectations of an auditory display for Heavy Goo...

Recreating 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, June)
Recreating the Botanics: towards a sense of place in virtual environments. Paper presented at 3rd UK Conference of the Environmental Psychology Network
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 ...

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...

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...

Soundscape mapping: a tool for evaluating sounds and auditory environments

Conference Proceeding
McGregor, I., LePlâtre, G., Turner, P., & Flint, T. (2010)
Soundscape mapping: a tool for evaluating sounds and auditory environments. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Auditory Display
This paper describes a soundscape mapping tool, and provides an illustration of its use in the evaluation of an in-car auditory interface. The tool addresses three areas: comm...

Using participatory visualisation of soundscapes to compare designers’ and listeners’ experiences of sound designs

Journal Article
McGregor, I., Turner, P., & Benyon, D. (2014)
Using participatory visualisation of soundscapes to compare designers’ and listeners’ experiences of sound designs. Journal of Sonic Studies, 6(1),
There are numerous rules and well-established guidelines to help designers with the visual appearance of interactive technologies. In contrast, when it comes to the use of sou...

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...

Telling people about virtual places: A qualitative perspective

Conference Proceeding
Turner, P., & McGregor, I. (2004)
Telling people about virtual places: A qualitative perspective
This paper presents an investigation into how sound can be used to create a sense of place (that is, the sense of being in that particular place). In the study, people were as...