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Customizing hybrid products (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Benford, S., Koleva, B., Preston, W., Angus, A., Thorn, E., & Glover, K. (2018). Customizing hybrid products. In CHI '18 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systemsdoi:10.1145/3173574.3173604

We explore how the convergence of the digital and physical into hybrid products leads to new possibilities for customization. We report on a technology probe, a hybrid advent calendar with both paper form and digital layers of content, both of which... 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

Reciprocal control in adaptive environments (2017)
Journal Article
Jäger, N., Schnädelbach, H., Hale, J., Kirk, D., & Glover, K. (in press). Reciprocal control in adaptive environments. Interacting with Computers, doi:10.1093/iwc/iww037. ISSN 0953-5438

Computing has become an established part of the built environment augmenting it to become adaptive. We generally assume that we control the adaptive environments we inhabit. Using an existing adaptive environment prototype, we conducted a controlled... Read More

Accountable artefacts: the case of the Carolan guitar (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Benford, S., Hazzard, A., Chamberlain, A., Glover, K., Greenhalgh, C., Xu, L., …Darzentas, D. (2016). Accountable artefacts: the case of the Carolan guitar

We explore how physical artefacts can be connected to digital records of where they have been, who they have encountered and what has happened to them, and how this can enhance their meaning and utility. We describe how a travelling technology probe... Read More

ExoPranayama: a biofeedback-driven actuated environment for supporting yoga breathing practices (2016)
Journal Article
Moran, S., Jäger, N., Schnädelbach, H., & Glover, K. (in press). ExoPranayama: a biofeedback-driven actuated environment for supporting yoga breathing practices. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 20(2), doi:10.1007/s00779-016-0910-3. ISSN 1617-4909

Both breathing and internal self-awareness are an integral part of any yoga practice. We describe and discuss the development of ExoPranayama, an actuated environment that physically manifests users’ breathing in yoga. Through a series of trials with... Read More

"I’ve got a sheep with three legs if anybody wants it?’" - re-visioning the rural economy (2015)
Journal Article
Crabtree, A., Chamberlain, A., Valchovska, S., Davies, M., Glover, K., & Greenhalgh, C. (2015). "I’ve got a sheep with three legs if anybody wants it?’" - re-visioning the rural economy. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 19(8), doi:10.1007/s00779-015-0890-8. ISSN 1617-4909

This paper reports on a study of 4CG, a cooperative enterprise located in rural Wales. 4CG operates for the good of the local economy and seeks to diversify its commercial portfolio through the creation of an online shop retailing goods and services... Read More

Displaying locality: connecting with customers and visitors in-situ via their mobile devices (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Greenhalgh, C., Chamberlain, A., Davies, M., Glover, K., Valchovska, S., & Crabtree, A. (2014). Displaying locality: connecting with customers and visitors in-situ via their mobile devices. In PerDis '14 Proceedings of The International Symposium on Pervasive Displaysdoi:10.1145/2611009.2611021

A large and growing proportion of the general population in the UK and similar nations routinely carry smart phones and access the Internet while on the go. However, especially in rural areas, mobile Internet access can be intermittent and slow, and... Read More

Understanding mass participatory pervasive computing systems for environmental campaigns (2013)
Journal Article
Chamberlain, A., Paxton, M., Glover, K., Flintham, M., Price, D., Benford, S., …Greenhalgh, C. (2014). Understanding mass participatory pervasive computing systems for environmental campaigns. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 18(7), doi:10.1007/s00779-013-0756-x. ISSN 1617-4909

Participate was a 3-year collaboration between industry and academia to explore how mobile, Web and broadcast technologies could combine to deliver environ- mental campaigns. In a series of pilot projects, schools used mobile sensors to enhance scien... Read More

Supporting the creation of hybrid museum experiences (2009)
Journal Article
Koleva, B., Rennick-Egglestone, S., Schnädelbach, H., Glover, K., Greenhalgh, C., Rodden, T., & Dade-Robertson, M. (2009). Supporting the creation of hybrid museum experiences. doi:10.1145/1518701.1519001

This paper presents the evolution of a tool to support the rapid prototyping of hybrid museum experiences by domain professionals. The developed tool uses visual markers to associate digital resources with physical artefacts. We present the iterative... Read More

Rural Enterprise as an Agent for Technology Development and Facilitation in the Digital Economy
Conference Proceeding
Valchovska, S., Chamberlain, A., Crabtree, A., Greenhalgh, C., Davies, M., Glover, K., & Rodden, T. Rural Enterprise as an Agent for Technology Development and Facilitation in the Digital Economy

This paper outlines recent developments in the Scaling the Rural Enterprise (SRE) research project – an interdisciplinary project that combines the expertise of social scientists, computer scientists and software developers, in order to inform the de... Read More