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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. doi: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

'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

New directions for the IoT: automate, share, build, and care (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Fuentes, C., Porcheron, M., Fischer, J. E., Costanza, E., Verdezoto, N., Herskovic, V., …Takayama, L. (in press). New directions for the IoT: automate, share, build, and care. doi: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

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

“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, doi:10.1007/s10606-018-9314-4. ISSN 0925-9724

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

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

Provenance network analytics: an approach to data analytics using data provenance (2018)
Journal Article
Huynh, T. D., Ebden, M., Fischer, J. E., Roberts, S., & Moreau, L. (in press). Provenance network analytics: an approach to data analytics using data provenance. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, doi:10.1007/s10618-017-0549-3. ISSN 1384-5810

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

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), doi:10.1007/s10606-017-9293-x. ISSN 0925-9724

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

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

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

“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

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. ISSN 1076-9757

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

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. ISSN 2196-873X

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

Mixed method approach in designing flight decks with touch screens: a framework (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Avsar, H., Fischer, J. E., & Rodden, T. (2016). Mixed method approach in designing flight decks with touch screens: a framework

Touch screen technology’s first public appearance was in the early 2000s. Touch screens became a part of the daily life with the invention of smartphones and tablets. Now, this technology has the potential to be the next big change in flight deck des... Read More

Designing touch-enabled electronic flight bags in SAR helicopter operations (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Avsar, H., Fischer, J. E., & Rodden, T. (2017). Designing touch-enabled electronic flight bags in SAR helicopter operations. doi:10.1145/2950112.2964591

In order to benefit from potential reduced operational costs and crew workload airlines are increasingly interested in touchscreen-based Electronic Flight Bags (EFB). This paper focuses on the specific domain of Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopters. A... Read More

Future flight decks: impact of +Gz on touchscreen usability (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Avsar, H., Fischer, J. E., & Rodden, T. (2016). Future flight decks: impact of +Gz on touchscreen usability. In HCI-Aero '16 Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Aerospacedoi:10.1145/2950112.2964592

Future flight deck designs from various avionics manufacturer incorporate touchscreen technology. There is little published research investigating the impact of inflight vibrations and increased G-Force (+Gz) on touchscreen usability. A Fitts’ law ex... Read More