Research Term Cloud - generated from paper abstracts
Research Term Cloud - generated from paper abstracts
Talking on the main stage at CHI2011, picture by Lucy Buykx
Talking on the main stage at CHI2011, picture by Lucy Buykx
Exploring neuro-responsive cinematic experiences
Exploring neuro-responsive cinematic experiences
Model of Casual-leisure Searching (Award winning book chapter)
Model of Casual-leisure Searching (Award winning book chapter)
We are finding smarter ways of diving our web history into sessions.
We are finding smarter ways of diving our web history into sessions.
Using Bloom
Using Bloom's taxonomy to develop a new domain-agnostic measure of sensemaking and learning.
Using fNIRS to measure mental workload during tasks like information search.
Using fNIRS to measure mental workload during tasks like information search.
Mapping Urban Neighbourhoods from Internet Derived Data
Mapping Urban Neighbourhoods from Internet Derived Data
Information vs Interaction - separating and quantifying their benefits
Information vs Interaction - separating and quantifying their benefits
Sii - Evaluate your Search User Interface in minutes
Sii - Evaluate your Search User Interface in minutes
AuthTweet - investigating social media retrieval techniques
AuthTweet - investigating social media retrieval techniques
TweetWahoo - augmenting search results with social information
TweetWahoo - augmenting search results with social information
I also play double bass
I also play double bass

Recent News

  • Dearing Award - I'm very pleased to have received a Dearing Award for Excellence in Teaching, from the University of Nottingham. I feel like its very generous, given that all I did was give students space to be awesome.
  • New fNIRS Mental Workload CHI2015 Paper - Work with Horia Maior, Sarah Sharples and Matthew Pike was published at CHI2015 comparing the effects of artefacts on spatial and verbal tasks.
  • Media Coverage - Our recent work on Favouriting behaviour on Twitter has been covered in online news and media: Slate | Washington Post | Buzzfeed | Dailydot | Brafton
  • 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 news was covered in MIT's Technology Review.
  • Search UI Design Book:. With a big thanks to those that helped, my new Book on Search User Interface Design is now available from Morgan & Claypool.
  • 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.
Max L. Wilson

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Current Students

Teaching

  • G51ISE - Software Engineering
  • G53DEV - Developer Experience
  • Past Teaching

  • G51REQ - Requirements Eng
  • G53CCT - Collaboration and Communication Technologies
  • G54MXR (Mixed Reality), IR, and HCI Methods

Past Students

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Travel and Talks

  • Dec 15-18, Ningbo Campus, China
  • Jan 20, BCS IRSG Meeting, London, UK
  • Feb 7-9, Swansea Univeristy, UK
  • Feb 18-19, Edinburgh University, UK
  • Mar 18-20, FAST Meeting, Oxford Uni, UK
  • Apr 17-25, CHI2015, Seoul,
  • Jul Sometime, Edinburgh University, UK
  • Jul 15-17, British HCI 2015, Lincoln, UK
  • Sep 5, BCS IRSG Meeting, London, UK
  • Nov 28-29, NWERC2015, Linkoping, Sweden
  • Dec 13-16, CHI2016 PC Meeting, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Mar 13-17, CHIIR2016, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • May 7-12, CHI2016, San Jose, CA, USA

Bio

I am an Assistant Professor in Human-Computer Interaction and Information Seeking, in the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham, UK. My research lies in the valley between Human-Computer Interaction and Information Seeking, and is focused on the Human Information Processing Loop: 1) Social Media Data, as an information resource, which is both created and consumed by users. 2) Search User Interfaces, which can be designed to work more effectively with the strategies and tactics of human searches to help people access information, 3) Exploratory Search, as a mode of investigating the tasks and a framework for studying information processing, and 4) Mental Workload Studies, to investigate how information rich tasks affect Mental Workload for users. These aspects represent a loop between data, interfaces, behaviour, and cognition. 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, sitting IP&M and IJHCS editorial boards, the ECIR and BCS IRSG committees, and service the ACM SIGCHI Conferences as Social Media Chair