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British HCI 2017 in Sunderland

This was a busy year for the ChiCI group, I presented a paper, poster, and chaired a session, overall the group presented two more papers and chaired a few more sessions (with one paper being the work of an undergraduate student and one poster being the work of an MSc student). The event ran really well with a wide range of attendees, great keynotes, and fun social events.  

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The Landing (UX Competencies and Research)

This event brought together academics and practitioners working in UXD and explored crossovers between the two through lively panel discussion and workshops. I was invited to be on the research panel and jointly ran one of the workshops.

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UX in the City Manchester

This was a really valuable event to get insights on best practise in the commercial UX domain and chat to some very interesting people. Inspiring keynotes, hand-on workshops and a range of talks.

 

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The ChiCI Surface Goes to School!

We finally found the time to take one of the ChiCI child-proof multitouch tabletops into a school as part of a STEM Industry day, many thanks to the teachers and children of Primrose Hill Primary School!

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CHI 2013 Workshop: Methods of Working with Teenagers in Interaction Design

I’m one of the organisers of the Methods of Working with Teenagers in Interaction Design workshop which will be at CHI 2013 in Paris, this builds on some of the discussions from our workshop at NordiChi this year and should be another excellent event. You can find the the call and submission link here, for any further info just e-mail me or any of the other of the organisers, from the workshop we’re planning a special issue of the International Journal of Child Computer Interaction. Full workshop blurb: Teenagers are a unique but little studied user group within the field of Interaction Design. Current literature on methodologies for research with children predominantly focuses on working with younger age groups and leaves a distinct gap between this and research methodologies used with adults. The aim of the workshop is to bridge this gap by bringing together practitioners and academics that have developed and used novel methods for carrying out research with teenagers in the interactions design area. The workshop will also refine and develop existing methods, create new methods, foster new collaborations, and define new research agendas to grow the research and literature in this area.

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Journal Special Edition on Cool

The journal special edition on ‘Creating Cool Technologies’  that emerged from the Cool Workshop at Chi 2012 has just been published. PsychnoNology is an open access journal so all the articles can be downloaded for free – it seems this is likely to be the future of academic publishing!

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Raspberry Pi@UCLan

With support from my colleagues at UCLan, Simon Monk, and CPC I lead a Raspberry Pi design challenge with the second year computing students as part of their professional skills module. Students worked in teams to design a poster showing an innovative new product utilising the Raspberry Pi platform, each team then got 90 seconds and a single slide to present their idea. The students came up with some excellent ideas and feedback was very positive. Some students will be building their ideas in a day-long ‘hackathon’ even planned for later in November. UCLan Press Release.