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The Effect of Light Intensity, Sensor Height, and Spectral Pre-Processing Methods When Using NIR Spectroscopy to Identify Different Allergen-Containing Powdered Foods (2019)
Journal Article
Rady, A., Fischer, J., Reeves, S., Logan, B., & James Watson, N. (2020). The Effect of Light Intensity, Sensor Height, and Spectral Pre-Processing Methods When Using NIR Spectroscopy to Identify Different Allergen-Containing Powdered Foods. Sensors, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/s20010230

Food allergens present a significant health risk to the human population, so their presence must be monitored and controlled within food production environments. This is especially important for powdered food, which can contain nearly all known food... Read More about The Effect of Light Intensity, Sensor Height, and Spectral Pre-Processing Methods When Using NIR Spectroscopy to Identify Different Allergen-Containing Powdered Foods.

Probing IoT-based consumer services: 'insights' from the connected shower (2019)
Journal Article
Crabtree, A., Hyland, L., Colley, J., Flintham, M., Fischer, J. E., & Kwon, H. (2019). Probing IoT-based consumer services: 'insights' from the connected shower. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-019-01303-3

This paper presents findings from the deployment of a technology probe-the connected shower-and implications for the development of 'living services' or autonomous context-aware consumer-oriented IoT services that exploit sensing to gain consumer 'in... Read More about Probing IoT-based consumer services: 'insights' from the connected shower.

Progressivity for voice interface design (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Fischer, J. E., Reeves, S., Porcheron, M., & Sikveland, R. O. (2019). Progressivity for voice interface design. In CUI '19: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaceshttps://doi.org/10.1145/3342775.3342788

Drawing from Conversation Analysis (CA), we examine how the orientation towards progressivity in talk--keeping things moving--might help us better understand and design for voice interactions. We introduce progressivity by surveying its explication i... Read More about Progressivity for voice interface design.

Tracking the Consumption of Home Essentials (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Fuentes, C., Porcheron, M., Fischer, J. E., Costanza, E., Malik, O., & Ramchurn, S. D. (2019). Tracking the Consumption of Home Essentials. In CHI '19: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systemshttps://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300869

Predictions of people's behaviour increasingly drive interactions with a new generation of IoT services designed to support everyday life in the home, from shopping to heating. Based on the premise that such automation is difficult due to the conting... Read More about Tracking the Consumption of Home Essentials.

New Directions for the IoT: Automate, Share, Build, and Care (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Fuentes, C., Porcheron, M., Fischer, J. E., Costanza, E., Verdezoto, N., Herskovic, V., …Takayama, L. (2019). New Directions for the IoT: Automate, Share, Build, and Care. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systemsdoi:10.1145/3290607.3299000

As the IoT is taking hold in the home, in healthcare, factories, and industry, new challenges and approaches arise for HCI research and design. For example, HCI is exploring agency delegation and automation to support the user in managing the deluge... Read More about New Directions for the IoT: Automate, Share, Build, and Care.

Breaching the Future: Understanding Human Challenges of Autonomous Systems for the Home (2019)
Journal Article
Nilsson, T., Crabtree, A., Fischer, J., & Koleva, B. (2019). Breaching the Future: Understanding Human Challenges of Autonomous Systems for the Home. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 23(2), 287–307. doi:10.1007/s00779-019-01210-7

The domestic environment is a key area for the design and deployment of autonomous systems. Yet research indicates their adoption is already being hampered by a variety of critical issues including trust, privacy and security. This paper explores how... Read More about Breaching the Future: Understanding Human Challenges of Autonomous Systems for the Home.

The Connected Shower: Studying Intimate Data in Everyday Life (2018)
Journal Article
Kwon, H., Fischer, J. E., Flintham, M., & Colley, J. (2018). The Connected Shower: Studying Intimate Data in Everyday Life. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 2(4), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1145/3287054

This paper presents the design and field study of the Connected Shower, a bespoke IoT device that captures water flow, temperature, shower-head movement, and shower product weight. We deployed the device in six UK homes for a week to understand the u... Read More about The Connected Shower: Studying Intimate Data in Everyday Life.

'This is not what we wanted': designing for conversation with voice interfaces (2018)
Journal Article
Reeves, S., Porcheron, M., & Fischer, J. (2019). 'This is not what we wanted': designing for conversation with voice interfaces. InterActions, 26(1), 46-51. doi:10.1145/3296699

Design is increasingly said to be about constructing conversations with end users [1]. Advances in underlying voice-related [2] technologies, coupled with the spread of voice-driven agents and dedicated devices such as the Amazon Echo, Google Home, a... Read More about 'This is not what we wanted': designing for conversation with voice interfaces.

Hybrid events: mediating collocated participation (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Nelimarkka, M., Jacucci, G., Salovaara, A., Dow, S., O'Hara, K., Barkhuus, L., & Fischer, J. (2018). Hybrid events: mediating collocated participation. In CSCW '18 Companion of the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing : Proceedings, 455-462. doi:10.1145/3272973.3273011

“What do you want for dinner?”: need anticipation and the design of proactive technologies for the home (2018)
Journal Article
Hyland, L., Crabtree, A., Fischer, J. E., Colley, J., & Fuentes, C. (in press). “What do you want for dinner?”: need anticipation and the design of proactive technologies for the home. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10606-018-9314-4

This paper examines ‘the routine shop’ as part of a project that is exploring automation and autonomy in the Internet of Things. In particular we explicate the ‘work’ involved in anticipating need using an ethnomethodological analysis that makes visi... Read More about “What do you want for dinner?”: need anticipation and the design of proactive technologies for the home.

Learning from the veg box: designing unpredictability in agency delegation (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Verame, J. K. M., Costanza, E., Fischer, J. E., Crabtree, A., Ramchurn, S. D., Rodden, T., & Jennings, N. R. (2018). Learning from the veg box: designing unpredictability in agency delegation

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to enable applications that foster a more efficient, sustainable, and healthy way of life. If end-users are to take full advantage of these developments we foresee the need for future IoT systems and services to... Read More about Learning from the veg box: designing unpredictability in agency delegation.

Voice interfaces in everyday life (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Porcheron, M., Fischer, J. E., Reeves, S., & Sharples, S. (2018). Voice interfaces in everyday life. doi:10.1145/3173574.3174214

Voice User Interfaces (VUIs) are becoming ubiquitously available, being embedded both into everyday mobility via smartphones, and into the life of the home via ‘assistant’ devices. Yet, exactly how users of such devices practically thread that use in... Read More about Voice interfaces in everyday life.

Provenance Network Analytics: An approach to data analytics using data provenance (2018)
Journal Article
Huynh, T. D., Ebden, M., Fischer, J., Roberts, S., & Moreau, L. (2018). Provenance Network Analytics: An approach to data analytics using data provenance. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 32(3), 708-735. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10618-017-0549-3

Provenance network analytics is a novel data analytics approach that helps infer properties of data, such as quality or importance, from their provenance. Instead of analysing application data, which are typically domain-dependent, it analyses the da... Read More about Provenance Network Analytics: An approach to data analytics using data provenance.

Data work: how energy advisors and clients make IoT data accountable (2017)
Journal Article
Fischer, J. E., Crabtree, A., Colley, J., Rodden, T., & Costanza, E. (2017). Data work: how energy advisors and clients make IoT data accountable. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 26(4-6), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10606-017-9293-x

We present fieldwork findings from the deployment of an interactive sensing system that supports the work of energy advisors who give face-to-face advice to low-income households in the UK. We focus on how the system and the data it produced are arti... Read More about Data work: how energy advisors and clients make IoT data accountable.

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. (2017). In-the-loop or on-the-loop? Interactional arrangements to support team coordination with a planning agent. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, https://doi.org/10.1002/cpe.4082

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 about In-the-loop or on-the-loop? Interactional arrangements to support team coordination with a planning agent.

Talking with conversational agents in collaborative action (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Porcheron, M., Fischer, J. E., McGregor, M., Brown, B., Luger, E., Candello, H., & O'Hara, K. (2017). Talking with conversational agents in collaborative action. doi:10.1145/3022198.3022666

This one-day workshop intends to bring together both academics and industry practitioners to explore collaborative challenges in speech interaction. Recent improvements in speech recognition and computing power has led to conversational interfaces be... Read More about Talking with conversational agents in collaborative action.

“Do animals have accents?”: talking with agents in multi-party conversation (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Porcheron, M., Fischer, J. E., & Sharples, S. (2017). “Do animals have accents?”: talking with agents in multi-party conversation. In CSCW '17 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing: Proceedings, 207-219. doi:10.1145/2998181.2998298

In this paper we unpack the use of conversational agents, or so-called intelligent personal assistants (IPAs), in multi- party conversation amongst a group of friends while they are socialising in a café. IPAs such as Siri or Google Now can be found... Read More about “Do animals have accents?”: talking with agents in multi-party conversation.

A disaster response system based on human-agent collectives (2016)
Journal Article
Ramchurn, S. D., Huynh, T. D., Wu, F., Ikuno, Y., Flann, J., Moreau, L., …Jennings, N. R. (2016). A disaster response system based on human-agent collectives. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 57, doi:10.1613/jair.5098

Major natural or man-made disasters such as Hurricane Katrina or the 9/11 terror attacks pose significant challenges for emergency responders. First, they have to develop an understanding of the unfolding event either using their own resources or thr... Read More about A disaster response system based on human-agent collectives.

Mobile collocated interactions with wearables: past, present, and future (2016)
Journal Article
Lucero, A., Clawson, J., Fischer, J. E., & Robinson, S. (2016). Mobile collocated interactions with wearables: past, present, and future. mUX: The Journal of Mobile User Experience, 5(6), doi:10.1186/s13678-016-0008-x

This Special Issue focuses on the emerging use of wearable technologies for mobile collocated interactions. Rather than merely listing off the articles that follow, we wish to introduce this Special Issue by discussing the past, present, and future o... Read More about Mobile collocated interactions with wearables: past, present, and future.

Designing touch screen user interfaces for future flight deck operations (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Avsar, H., Fischer, J. E., & Rodden, T. (2016). Designing touch screen user interfaces for future flight deck operations

Many interactional issues with Flight Management Systems (FMS) in modern flight decks have been reported. Avionics designers are seeking for ways to reduce cognitive load of pilots with the aim to reduce the potential for human error. Academic resear... Read More about Designing touch screen user interfaces for future flight deck operations.