- New JASIST Paper - A Comparison of Techniques for Measuring Sensemaking and Learning within Participant-Generated Summaries - a study that introduces and compares three evaluatino approaches to measuring learning. With Mathew J. Wilson.
- Casual-leisure Search Model - Award and in the news. David Elsweiler and I have have formed a new model of casual-leisure search that is novel in the space of information science literature. Our bookchapter on the model was awarded an Emerald 2012 Oustanding Author Contribution. The exciting news was covered in MIT's Technology Review.
- Synthesis Lecture: OUT NOW!. With a big thanks to those that helped, my new Book on Search User Interface Design is now available from Morgan & Claypool.
- EuroHCIR Workshops. Unable to get to the HCIR workshops in the USA? After the succesful first euroHCIR workshop in 2011, we'll be organising future events. EuroHCIR2012 will be co-located with IIiX2012 in the Netherlands in August.
- Searching4fun Workshop. Based upon our casual-leisure work, David Eslweiler, Morgan Harvey, and ran an exciting Searching 4 Fun! workshop at ECIR in Barcelona, April 2012.
- IIiX2012 and ICWSM-12. I've been invited to co-organise two events. I'll be Interfaces Area Chair for IIiX2012 in the Netherlands. I'm also publicity chair and social media chair for ICWSM-12 in Ireland.
- JASIST Best Journal Paper 2009. The article I co-authored with mc schraefel and Ryen White (Microsoft) during my PhD was recently announced as Best JASIST Paper 2009. I will be receiving the award, on behalf of the authors, at ASIS&T in Pittsburgh in October.
- Web Science + Search Monograph. The monograph on future web search user interfaces, co-authored with mc schreafel, Bill Kules, and Ben Shneiderman, is out now. See my publications for more.
Midlands InfoSci+HCI Meetup
We're running a new informal monthly meetup (first wednesday of the month) where we have drinks and talk about InfoSci+HCI.
- G51REQ - Requirements Eng
- G53CCT - Collaboration and Communication Technologies
- G54MXR (Mixed Reality), IR, and HCI Methods
- Mathew Wilson, Jon Hurlock, Paul Brindley, Matthew Pike, Horia Maior, and Kelvin Ye
- Shuvo Rahman, Susan Ali, Wam Manassanan, Halah Arafeh
- Michael Hurst, Steve Welti, Simon Eddison, Shuo Wang, Ri Xu, Dana Hussein
- Tim Crawford
Travel and Talks
- Oct 7-12, NII Shonan Meeting, JP
- Nov 23-25, NWERC, Delft, NL
- Nov 29, SearchSolutions, London
- Dec 19, Swansea CS, UK
- Feb 18-21, Swansea CS, UK
- Apr 27-May 3, CHI, Paris, FR
- May 9, Leeds CS, UK
- Jul 27-Aug 1, SIGIR, Dublin, IE
- Aug 18-21, CSCW PC Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
- Oct 27-31, IR Eval, Dagstuhl, DE
I am a Lecturer (equivalent to an Assistant Professor) in Human-Computer Interaction and Information Seeking, in the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham, UK. My research focuses on Search User Interface design, taking a multidisciplinary perspective from both Human-Computer Interaction (the presentation and interaction) and Information Science (the information and seeking behaviours). My doctoral work, which won best article in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology in 2009, focused on evaluating Search User Interfaces using models of Human Information Seeking behaviours. I received my PhD from the University of Southampton, under the supervision of m.c. schraefel and Dame Wendy Hall. Consequently, much of my past work has been grounded in supporting Exploratory Search with the mSpace platform, and within the developing context of Web Science.
I publish broadly in Human-Computer Interaction and Information Science communities, including a book on Search User Interface Design, a monograph with co-authors schraefel, Kules, and Shneiderman on future Search User Interfaces for the web, and a book chapter on Search User Interface Design in a new IIR textbook. I also actively participate in both communities, running workshops and panels with community leaders. In conjunction with UXLabs, I am bringing european industry and academia together in the new series of euroHCIR workshops. With future conference chairs as panelists, I am fundamentally challenging the Human-Computer Interaction community's perspective on the replicability of research at his RepliCHI series. When at Swansea, I taught research methods for Human-Computer Interaction, and Human Computer Information Retrieval, and developed a new Web Science MSc program to stimulate cross disciplinary teaching and research.