Personification technologies: developing artificial companions for older people.
Mival, O., Cringean, S., & Benyon, D. (2004)
Personification technologies: developing artificial companions for older people. In CHI 2004 conference proceedings : Connect
This paper reports on the work of the UTOPIA project, a consortium of four Scottish universities concerned with technology issues for older people, focusing specifically on ar...
Fall of Humans: Interactive tabletop games and transmedia storytelling.
Dionisio, M., Gujaran, A., Pinto, M., & Esteves, A. (2015)
Fall of Humans: Interactive tabletop games and transmedia storytelling. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces, (401-404). https://doi.org/10.1145/2817721.2823477
This paper illustrates how transmedia storytelling can help introduce players to interactive tabletop games. To do so, we developed Fall of Humans (FoH), an experience that ta...
Extending the semiotics of embodied interaction to blended spaces.
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 ...
Emotional and aesthetic attachment to digital artefacts
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
In the first study we found no clear distinctions betw...
Evaluating human-machine conversation for appropriateness.
Webb, N., Benyon, D., Hansen, P., & Mival, O. (2010)
Evaluating human-machine conversation for appropriateness. In Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10), 84-91
Evaluation of complex, collaborative dialogue systems is a difficult task.Traditionally, developers have relied upon subjective feedback from the user,and parametrisation over...
EniSpace: Evaluating Navigation in Information Space
McCall, R., & Benyon, D. (1998)
EniSpace: Evaluating Navigation in Information Space. In P. De Bra, & J. J. Leggett (Eds.), Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999, 1344-1345
Traditional methods of evaluating usability such as heuristic evaluation and cognitive walkthrough do not address all issues relating to navigation. This is despite the fact t...
Is stereotyping inevitable when designing with personas?
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 ...
Life at the local scale: an alternative perspective on the urban.
Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2015)
Life at the local scale: an alternative perspective on the urban. In Hybrid Cities - data to the peoplehttps://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.3740.2083
The study of cities has risen to the top of research agendas in the last decade, raising the question of how to study something as vast and eclectic as cities. This paper prop...
How Was Your Day? evaluating a conversational companion
Benyon, D., Gambäck, B., Hansen, P., Mival, O., & Webb, N. (2012)
How Was Your Day? evaluating a conversational companion. IEEE transactions on affective computing, 4, 299-311. https://doi.org/10.1109/T-AFFC.2013.15
The “How Was Your Day” (HWYD) Companion is an embodied conversational agent that can discuss work-related issues, entering free-form dialogues that lack any clearly defined ta...
Health: RFID makes surgery safer.
Mival, O., Thuemmler, C., Schneider, A., Paulin, A., Kranzfelder, M., & Hasan, A. (2013)
Health: RFID makes surgery safer. In P. Cousin (Ed.), Internet of Things: Success Stories, 54-60. Internet of Things Council
This document presents a novel technique to reduce the risk of forgotten surgical towels in surgery. It is an application of IoT in field of healthcare. Integrating RFID tags ...