Familiarity as a basis for universal design
Walle, G. V. D., Turner, P., Turner, P., & Van de Walle, G. (2006)
Familiarity as a basis for universal design. Gerontechnology : international journal on the fundamental aspects of technology to serve the ageing society, 5(3), 150-159. doi:10.4017/gt.2006.05.03.004.00
The aim of Universal Design is to make interactive artifacts
usable by the broadest possible range of users and how best to achieve this lies at the heart of human-computer in...
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 ...
Ethnography, theory and systems design: from intuition to insight
MACAULAY, C., BENYON, D., & CRERAR, A. (2000)
Ethnography, theory and systems design: from intuition to insight. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 53(1), 35-60. https://doi.org/10.1006/ijhc.2000.0376
The idea for this paper came from a debate at the 1998 ISCRAT conference in Denmark on cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT). A leading activist in the movement to bring ...
Enlightened trial and error
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...
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 ...
Interaction strategies for an affective conversational agent
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...
Triangulation in practice.
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...
Messenger in The Barn: networking in a learning environment
Rutter, M. (2009)
Messenger in The Barn: networking in a learning environment. ALT-J : Association for Learning Technology journal, 17, 33-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687760802649863
This case study describes the use of a synchronous communication application (MSN Messenger) in a large academic computing environment. It draws on data from interviews, quest...
Representations in Human-Computer Systems development.
Benyon, D. (2002)
Representations in Human-Computer Systems development. Cognition, Technology and Work, 4, 180-196. https://doi.org/10.1007/s101110200017
When system developers design a computer system (or other information artefact), they must inevitably make judgements as to how to abstract the domain and how to represent thi...
Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children
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...