Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research
Smyth, M., Helgason, I., Kresin, F., Balestrini, M., Unteidig, A. B., Lawson, S., …Dourish, P. (2018)
Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research. In CHI EA '18 Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systemsdoi:10.1145/3170427.3170604
Falling costs and the wider availability of computational components, platforms and ecosystems have enabled the expansion of maker movements and DIY cultures. This can be cons...
Dialogues in Interaction Design: complexity, hybridity and the relationship between research and practice.
Smyth, M. (2009)
Dialogues in Interaction Design: complexity, hybridity and the relationship between research and practice. Digital Creativity. 21, 233 - 237. doi:10.1080/14626268.2010.538066. ISSN 1462-6268
A brief overview of the field of Interaction Design is provided in order to contextualise the Create10 conference. The conference was held at Edinburgh Napier University in Ju...
The place probe: exploring a sense of place in real and virtual environments.
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...
Responsive environments, place and presence.
McCall, R., O'Neill, S., Carroll, F., Benyon, D. & Smyth, M. (2005)
Responsive environments, place and presence. PsychNology journal. 3, 34 - 74. ISSN 1720-7525
This paper examines the effect that changing arena (i.e. an immersive CAVE or head mounted display) and adding an augmented barrier has on the sense of place and presence
A framework for engineering metaphor at the user interface
Alty, J., Knott, R., Anderson, B., & Smyth, M. (2000)
A framework for engineering metaphor at the user interface. Interacting with Computers, 13(2), (301-322). ISSN 0953-5438
Interface metaphors facilitate the learning of new computer systems by supporting the transformation of existing knowledge in order to improve the comprehension of novel situa...
The role of metaphor at the human computer interface.
Smyth, M., & Knott, R. P. (1993)
The role of metaphor at the human computer interface. In S. Howard, & Y. K. Leung (Eds.), Proceedings of OZCHI'94, the CHISIG Annual Conference : Harmony through working together, 287-291
Interface metaphors are introduced as a technique to facilitate the learning of systems. To better understand this process, metaphors are discussed in terms of their role in t...
The use of design activity for research into Computer Supported Co-operative Work (CSCW)
Garner, S. W., Scrivener, S. A. R., Clarke, A. A., Clark, S., Connolly, J. H., Palmen, H., …Smyth, M. G. (1990)
The use of design activity for research into Computer Supported Co-operative Work (CSCW). In J. Smith (Ed.), DATER 91, 84-96
This paper describes current research at Loughborough University in the field of Computer Supported Co-operative Working (CSCW). The project, which is funded by the Informatio...