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Encumbered interaction: a study of musicians preparing to perform (2018)
Journal Article
Martinez Avila, J. P., Greenhalgh, C., Hazzard, A., Benford, S., & Chamberlain, A. (in press). Encumbered interaction: a study of musicians preparing to perform. 00 Journal not listed, 2019,

Guitars are physical tools (for making music) that require skillful two-handed use. Their use is also supported by diverse digital and physical resources, such as videos and chord charts. To understand the challenges of interacting with supporting r... Read More

Failing with style: designing for aesthetic failure in interactive performance (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Hazzard, A., Greenhalgh, C., Kallionpää, M., Benford, S., Veinberg, A., Kanga, Z., & Mcpherson, A. (in press). Failing with style: designing for aesthetic failure in interactive performance. doi:10.1145/3290605.3300260

Failure is a common artefact of challenging experiences, a fact of life for interactive systems but also a resource for aesthetic and improvisational performance. We present a study of how three professional pianists performed an interactive piano co... Read More

What Smart Campuses Can Teach Us about Smart Cities: User Experiences and Open Data (2018)
Journal Article
Vasileva, R., Rodrigues, L., Hughes, N., Greenhalgh, C., Goulden, M., & Tennison, J. (2018). What Smart Campuses Can Teach Us about Smart Cities: User Experiences and Open Data. Information, 9(10), 251-264. doi:10.3390/info9100251

Universities, like cities, have embraced novel technologies and data based solutions to improve their campuses with ‘smart’ becoming a welcomed concept. Campuses in many ways are small-scale cities. They increasingly seek to address similar challenge... Read More

An AI-based design framework to support musicians' practices (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Martinez-Avila, J., Hazzard, A., Chamberlain, A., Greenhalgh, C., & Benford, S. (2018). An AI-based design framework to support musicians' practices. In Workshop Proceedings of AM '18doi:10.1145/3243274.3275381

The practice of working musicians extends beyond the act of performing musical works at a concert. Rather, a significant degree of individual and collaborative preparation is necessitated prior to the moment of presentation to an audience. Increasing... Read More

Designing the audience journey through repeated experiences (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Benford, S., Greenhalgh, C., Hazzard, A., Chamberlain, A., Kallionpää, M., Weigl, D. M., …Lin, M. (2018). Designing the audience journey through repeated experiences

We report on the design, premiere and public evaluation of a multifaceted audience interface for a complex non-linear musical performance called Climb! which is particularly suited to being experienced more than once. This interface is designed to en... Read More

Creating space for facilitated music performance: gesture controlled sound for users with complex disabilities (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Dickens, A., Greenhalgh, C., & Koleva, B. (2017). Creating space for facilitated music performance: gesture controlled sound for users with complex disabilities

Musical interactions have the potential to increase emotional well-being, self-confidence and self-motivation. However, the ability to actively participate in creative activities involving music performance has so far been difficult for users with co... Read More

Crafting interactive decoration (2017)
Journal Article
Benford, S., Koleva, B., Quinn, A., Thorn, E., Glover, K., Preston, W., …Mortier, R. (2017). Crafting interactive decoration. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 24(4), doi:10.1145/3058552. ISSN 1073-0516

We explore the crafting of interactive decoration for everyday artefacts. This involves adorning them with decorative patterns that enhance their beauty while triggering digital interactions when scanned with cameras. These are realised using an exis... Read More

Accountable Internet of things?: outline of the IoT Databox model (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Crabtree, A., Lodge, T., Colley, J., Greenhalgh, C., & Mortier, R. (2017). Accountable Internet of things?: outline of the IoT Databox model

This paper outlines the IoT Databox model as a means of making the Internet of Things (IoT) accountable to individuals. Accountability is a key to building consumer trust and mandated in data protection legislation. We briefly outline the ‘external’... Read More

The Rough Mile: testing a Framework of Immersive Practice (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Spence, J., Hazzard, A., McGrath, S., Greenhalgh, C., & Benford, S. (2017). The Rough Mile: testing a Framework of Immersive Practice. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - DIS '17doi:10.1145/3064663.3064756

We present our case study on gifting digital music, The Rough Mile, as an example of a Framework of Immersive Practice, intended for researchers and practitioners in HCI and interaction design. Although immersion is a frequently used term in the HCI... Read More

Composing and realising a game-like performance for disklavier and electronics (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Kallionpää, M., Greenhalgh, C., Hazzard, A., Weigl, D. M., Page, K. R., & Benford, S. (2017). Composing and realising a game-like performance for disklavier and electronics

“Climb!” is a musical composition that combines the ideas of a classical virtuoso piece and a computer game. We present a case study of the composition process and realization of “Climb!”, written for Disklavier and a digital interactive engine, whic... Read More

In-the-loop or on-the-loop? Interactional arrangements to support team coordination with a planning agent (2017)
Journal Article
Fischer, J. E., Greenhalgh, C., Jiang, W., Ramchurn, S. D., Wu, F., & Rodden, T. (in press). In-the-loop or on-the-loop? Interactional arrangements to support team coordination with a planning agent. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, doi:10.1002/cpe.4082. ISSN 1532-0626

In this paper we present the study of interactional arrangements that support the collaboration of headquarters (HQ), field responders and a computational planning agent in a time-critical task setting created by a mixed-reality game. Interactional a... Read More

Personal data management with the Databox: what’s inside the box? (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Mortier, R., Zhao, J., Crowcroft, J., Qi Li, L. W., Haddadi, H., Amar, Y., …Greenhalgh, C. (2016). Personal data management with the Databox: what’s inside the box?

We are all increasingly the subjects of data collection and processing systems that use data generated both about and by us to provide and optimise a wide range of services. Means for others to collect and process data that concerns each of us – ofte... Read More

Personal data nanagement with the Databox: what’s inside the box? (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Mortier, R., Zhao, J., Crowcroft, J., Wang, L., Qi, L., Haddadi, H., …Greenhalgh, C. (2016). Personal data nanagement with the Databox: what’s inside the box?

We are all increasingly the subjects of data collection and processing systems that use data generated both about and by us to provide and optimise a wide range of services. Means for others to collect and process data that concerns each of us – ofte... Read More

GeoTracks: adaptive music for everyday journeys (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Greenhalgh, C., Hazzard, A., McGrath, S., & Benford, S. (2016). GeoTracks: adaptive music for everyday journeys. In MM '16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Multimedia Conference, 42-46. doi:10.1145/2964284.2967181

Listening to music on the move is an everyday activity for many people. This paper proposes geotracks and geolists, music tracks and playlists of existing music that are aligned and adapted to specific journeys. We describe how everyday walking journ... Read More

Enabling the new economic actor: data protection, the digital economy, and the databox (2016)
Journal Article
Crabtree, A., Lodge, T., Colley, J., Greenhalgh, C., Mortier, R., & Haddadi, H. (in press). Enabling the new economic actor: data protection, the digital economy, and the databox. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, doi:10.1007/s00779-016-0939-3. ISSN 1617-4909

This paper offers a sociological perspective on data protection regulation and its relevance to design. From this perspective, proposed regulation in Europe and the US seeks to create a new economic actor – the consumer as personal data trader – thro... Read More