Projects and Grants

My research focuses on low-attention, engaging, sensor-based interactions with mobile devices – please see the individual projects below for more details. My work is currently supported by the EPSRC-funded Reshaping the expected future project, in collaboration with the Breaking the glass project, and previously by the Scaling the Rural Enterprise, Community-generated media for the next billion and Multimodal, negotiated interaction in mobile scenarios projects.

Previous Projects

The Next Billion

A view from Mdumbi, one of the locations for our research in the Community-Generated Media for the Next Billion project

Community-generated media for the next billion is a project in collaboration with colleagues in the University of Glasgow, University of Surrey, University of Cape Town and Transcape NPO to provide innovative, appropriate media sharing technologies and methods to give a voice to the hundreds of millions of users on the wrong side of the so-called “digital divide”. The work will develop solutions for the hard problems of designing effective interfaces and information access algorithms for users with low levels of textual and computer literacy; limited access to digital services; and patterns of living and working that differ to those of people in “developed” regions.

Our role in Swansea is to design and build mobile media sharing tools and interfaces as part of the project’s community media toolkit. For more information, publications and contacts, see the project website.

Individual project pages

Negotiated Interaction

The Sweep-Shake system - an example of the research in the Negotiated Interaction project

Multimodal, negotiated interaction in mobile scenarios is a project in collaboration with colleagues in the University of Glasgow to think about the future of mobile digital-physical world interactions. Our proposal is to investigate alternative ways to allow users to interact with content and services in their environment, such that the actions they make and feedback they receive are continuous, with the user and system negotiating their interactions in a fluid, dynamic way.

Our role in Swansea is to examine mobile scenarios for negotiated interaction, developing effective physical-digital interaction methods and toolkits. For more information, publications and contacts, see the project website.

Individual project pages

Additional work

Full details of additional work, including theses, internships, workshops, invited demos and talks are available on the additional work page.

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