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This research group focuses on developing new understandings and exploring new possibilities in areas relating to novel and emerging interactive digital technologies. While technology is a key focus the group has a heavily user-centric philosophy with goals to:

  • Understand the unique properties, affordances and possibilities novel and emerging interactive digital technologies within the context of Interaction Design
  • Develop empirical understandings of interactions with novel and emerging interactive digital technologies within the context of HCI
  • Exploring new application possibilities for novel and emerging interactive digital technologies
  • Solving impactful real-world problems in new, innovative and engaging ways.

Technologies considered by this group include embedded, embodied, ubiquitous, mobile, surface, wearable, tangible and Brain-Computer interfaces.

Expertise and Subject Areas

  • Software Engineering,
  • HCI
  • Interaction Design

Impact

  • Understanding and designing with future technologies and future users
  • Creating unique and engaging interactive products
  • New and novel solutions to real-world problems
  • Bringing a user-centric philosophy to a technology-led domain

Publications and Outputs

Fitton, D.: “Exploring the Design, Deployment and Use of Hermes: A System of Situated Digital Interactive Office Door Displays”, VDM Verlag, ISBN 3-6391-2403-0, 2009

Cheverst, K., Fitton, D., Rouncefield,M.: “Investigating the use of Remote Messaging in Community Care”, in: Inside Text: social perspectives on SMS in the mobile age. R. Harper (Ed) Springer-Verlag, London Ltd. 2004

Cheverst, K., Fitton, D., Dix, A.: “Exploring the Evolution of Office Door Displays”, in: Public and Situated Displays: Social and Interactional aspects of shared display technologies. K. O’Hara, M. Perry, et al (Eds). Chapter 6, pp. 141-169, Kluwer. ISBN 1-4020-1677-8. 2003

Cheverst, K., Dix, A., Fitton, D., Graham, C., Rouncefield, M. Situatedness of Awareness Information: impact on the design and usage of awareness systems, in: Awareness Systems: Advances in theory, methodology and design. Springer HCI Series – Eds: Panos Markopoulos and Boris de Ruyter, Chapter 17, Springer , 2009.

Cheverst K, Taher F, Fisher M, Fitton D, Taylor N. The Design, Deployment and Evaluation of Situated Display based Systems to Support Coordination and Community. In: Krüger, A., Kuflik, T, ed. Ubiquitous Display Environments. Berlin: Springer, 2012, pp.105-124.

Fitton, D., Cheverst, K., Kray, C., Dix, A., Rouncefield, M., Saslis-Lagoudakis, G.: Rapid Prototyping and User-centred Design of Interactive Display-based Systems. IEEE Pervasive Computing 4 (2005) 58-66

Crabtree, A., French, A., Greenhalgh, C., Benford, S., Cheverst, K., Fitton, D., Rouncefield, M., Graham, C.: Developing Digital Records: Early Experiences of Record and Replay. Computer Supported Cooperative Work 15(4): 281-319 (2006)

Cheverst, K., Byun, H., Fitton, D., Sas, C., Kray, C., Villar, N.,: Exploring Issues of User Model Transparency and Proactive Behaviour in an Office Environment Control System. User Model. User-Adapt. Interact. 15(3-4): 235-273 (2005)

Cheverst, K., Dix, A., Graham, C., Fitton, D., Rouncefield, M.“Exploring Awareness Related Messaging through Two Situated Display based Systems”, in Special Issue of Human-Computer Interaction, Volume 22, Number 1-2. pp. 173-220. (2007).

Kortuem, G., Kawsar, F., Fitton, D., and Sundramoorthy, V. Smart Objects as Building Blocks for the Internet of Things. IEEE Internet Computing, Special Issue of Internet of Things, 2010, 30–37. pdf

Daniel Fitton and Keith Cheverst. 2010. Context sharing in a ‘real world’ ubicomp deployment. Pervasive Mob. Comput. 6, 5 (October 2010), 527-536. DOI=10.1016/j.pmcj.2010.04.004 pdf

Cheverst, K., Clarke, K., Fitton, D., Rouncefield, M., Crabtree, A., Hemmings, T.: SPAM on the menu: the practical use of remote messaging in community care. Proceedings of the Conference on Universal Usability (CUU ‘03). Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2003) 23 – 29

Cheverst, K., Dix, A., Fitton, D., Friday, A., Rouncefield, M.: Exploring the Utility of Remote Messaging and Situated Office Door Displays. Proceedings of Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI ‘03). Udine, Italy (2003) 336-341

Clarke, K., Cheverst, K., Dewsbury, G., Fitton, D., Hemmings, T., Hughes, J., Rodden, T., Rouncefield M., Sommerville, I. “Cultural Probes: Eliciting requirements for Dependable Ubiquitous Computing in the Home”, to appear in HCI International Conf (2003).

Cheverst, K. , Fitton, D. , Dix, A. , and Rouncefield, M. “Exploring the use of Remote Messaging and Situated Displays”, In Proc of Fifth International Symposium on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services MobileHCI ‘03. (2003)

Fitton, D., Cheverst, K.: Experiences Managing and Maintaining a Collection of Interactive Office Door Displays. Proceedings of the European Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (EUSAI ‘03). Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2003) 394-409

Cheverst, K., Dix, A., Fitton, D., Rouncefield, M.: ‘Out To Lunch’: Exploring the Sharing of Personal Context through Office Door Displays. Proceedings of the Australasian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI ‘03), Brisbane, Australia (2003) 74-83

Clarke, K., Cheverst, K., Dewsbury, G., Fitton, D., Hemmings, T., Hughes, J., Rodden, T., Rouncefield, M., Sommerville, I., “Cultural Probes: Eliciting requirements for Dependable Ubiquitous Computing in the Home” OZCHI ‘03 (2003).

Graham, C., K. Cheverst, D. Fitton, and M. Rouncefield, “How Do You Turn A Duck Into A Soul Singer? Put It In The Microwave Until Its Bill Withers”: Some social features of a simple technology”, in proceedings of the 1st International Forum on Less is More – Simple Computing in an Age of Complexity, April 2005.

Cheverst, K., Dix, A., Fitton, D., Kray, C., Rouncefield, M., Sas, S., Saslis-Lagoudakis, G., Sheridan, J.: Exploring bluetooth based mobile phone interaction with the hermes photo display. Mobile HCI 2005: 47-54

Kray, C., Cheverst, K., Fitton, D., Sas, C., Patterson, J., Rouncefield M., Stahl, C. “Sharing control of dispersed situated displays between nand residential users”, in proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI ‘06), September 2006.

Fitton, D., Sundramoorthy, V., Kortuem, G., Brown, J., Efstratiou, C., Finney, J., and Davies, N. 2008. Exploring the Design of Pay-Per-Use Objects in the Construction Domain. In Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, 192-205, October 2008 pdf

Lorna McKnight and Daniel Fitton. 2010. Touch-screen technology for children: giving the right instructions and getting the right responses. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ‘10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 238-241. DOI=10.1145/1810543.1810580 pdf

Fitton, D., Horton, M., Guo, Y. and Read, J.C. (2011) Turning Up the Heat on Energy Monitoring in the Home. 1st International Conference on Revisiting the Socio-Political and Technological Dimensions of Climate Change, 97-106, Preston, UK. pdf

Read, J.C., Fitton, D. and Horton, M. (2011) Technology that Talks to Teenagers. 1st International Conference on Revisiting the Socio-Political and Technological Dimensions of Climate Change, 86-96, Preston, UK.

Daniel Fitton, James Thompson and Janet Read. Poking Fun at the Surface: Exploring Touch-Point Overloading on the Multi-touch Tabletop with Child Users, Proceedings of the 26th British HCI Group Annual Conference, 2012 pdf

Events and News

HCI2014 - the ChiCI group will host the annual British HCI conference in September 2014.

Additional Information

To find out more contact Dr Daniel Fitton. DBFitton@uclan.ac.uk.

Related Research Groups

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