- DIR2016 Keynote - I was very happy to give a Keynote talk at DIR2016, on The HCI Perspective on IR [slides].
- CHI2016 Art Paper Award - Our work on #Scanners, a brain-controlled adaptive movie experience, won best ArtPaper at CHI2016. Read more
- Google Faculty Research Award - Myself and Prof. Michael Twidale (Illinois) have been awarded a grant from Google in Aug 2015 to study Search Literacy, in Collaboration with Google's Dan Russell.
- 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.
- Media Coverage - Our recent work on Favouriting behaviour on Twitter has been covered in online news and media: Slate | Washington Post | Buzzfeed | Dailydot | Brafton
- 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.
Work with me
- Job opportunities - Information about opportunities to work with me, as a PhD, Intern, or PostDoc.
Study with me
- G51FSE - Software Engineering
- G53DEV - Developer Experience
- G51REQ - Requirements Engineering
- G53CCT - Collaboration and Communication Technologies
- G54MXR (Mixed Reality), IR, and HCI Methods
Travel and Talks
- Dec 10, Yahoo, CA, USA
- Dec 11-12, CHI2016 PC, San Jose, CA, USA
- Mar 13-17, CHIIR2016, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
- May 7-12, CHI2016, San Jose, CA, USA
- Jul 18, CDT Summer School, Newcastle, UK
- Jul 19-21, SIGIR2016, Pisa, Itality
- Nov 28-29, NWERC2016, Bath, UK
- Nov 25, DIR2016, Delft, NL
- Dec 8-13, CHI2017 PC Mtg, TBC
- Feb 26-29, SAL Dagstuhl, DE
- Mar 7-11, CHIIR2017, Oslo, Norway
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