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Seeing with new eyes: designing for in-the-wild museum gifting (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Spence, J., Bedwell, B., Coleman, M., Benford, S., Koleva, B. N., Adams, M., …Løvlie, A. S. (2019). Seeing with new eyes: designing for in-the-wild museum gifting. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, UKdoi:10.1145/3290605.3300235

This paper presents the GIFT smartphone app, an artist-led Research through Design project benefitting from a three-day in-the-wild deployment. The app takes as its premise the generative potential of combining the contexts of gifting and museum visi... Read More

Exploring relationships between museum artefacts through spatial interaction (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Ali, S., Bedwell, B., & Koleva, B. (2018). Exploring relationships between museum artefacts through spatial interaction. In NordiCHI '18: Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 224-235. doi:10.1145/3240167.3240217

We propose a novel approach, which involves visitors physically manipulating visual representations of artefacts and scanning with their mobile phone different groups or sequences of items in order to reveal digital information about their relationsh... Read More

Digital energy visualisations in the workplace: the e-Genie tool (2017)
Journal Article
Spence, A., Goulden, M., Leygue, C., Banks, N., Bedwell, B. D., Jewell, M., …Ferguson, E. (in press). Digital energy visualisations in the workplace: the e-Genie tool. Building Research and Information, doi:10.1080/09613218.2018.1409569. ISSN 0961-3218

Building management systems are designed for energy managers; there are few energy feedback systems designed to engage staff. A tool, known as e-Genie, was developed to engage workplace occupants with energy data and support them to take action to re... Read More

Learning from the experts: enabling and studying DIY development of location-based visitor experiences (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Bedwell, B. D., Slack, P., & Greenhalgh, C. (2015). Learning from the experts: enabling and studying DIY development of location-based visitor experiences

In this paper we show how -- with the aid of enabling technology -- creative Location Based Experiences can be developed for visitors by non-technical professionals from the cultural heritage sector. We look at how these "Place Experts" approach and... Read More

Smart grids, smart users? The role of the user in demand side management (2014)
Journal Article
Goulden, M., Spence, A., Bedwell, B., RODDEN, T., & Rennick-Egglestone, S. (2014). Smart grids, smart users? The role of the user in demand side management. Energy Research and Social Science, 2, 21-29. doi:10.1016/j.erss.2014.04.008

Smart grids are a key feature of future energy scenarios, with the overarching goal of better aligning energy generation and demand. The work presented here considers the role of the user in such systems, and the contexts in which such roles might em... Read More

Participant experiences of mobile device-based diary studies (2013)
Journal Article
Sun, X., Golightly, D., Cranwell, J., Bedwell, B. D., & Sharples, S. (2013). Participant experiences of mobile device-based diary studies. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, 5(2), doi:10.4018/jmhci.2013040104. ISSN 1942-390X

Mobile device-based diary studies have potential as contextual data capture methods that address the limitations of the traditional paper-based diary method. While there have been a number of studies that demonstrate the power of the mobile device-ba... Read More