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Pub. period:2000-2012
Pub. count:8
Number of co-authors:5



Co-authors

Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:

Alistair D. N. Edwards:2
Kate Challis:1
Neil McKenzie:1

 

 

Productive colleagues

Ben Challis's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

David Crombie:13
Alistair D. N. Edw..:11
Neil McKenzie:6
 
 
 
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There is an old English folk saying that goes, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." I have a different approach: Do something about the heat. The folk saying would have us accept the poor designs of the world. Why? After all, if people were responsible for the "heat" in the first place, then people should be able to do something about it. Is the kitchen too hot? Redesign it.

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Ben Challis

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Ben Challis is a composer, performer and technologist. With research interests that embrace the notion of design-for-all within music-performance, he has worked on various projects that explore alternative modes of interaction with sound and music for people with specific individual needs. As a performer, he works with these same technologies, exploring their creative and expressive potential within free-improvisation. As composer he has composed scores for film and theatre productions. He is a Senior Lecturer and Joint Award Leader in Popular Music at the University of Glamorgan, ATRiuM.

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2012

Challis, Ben (2013): Tactile Interaction. In: Soegaard, Mads and Dam, Rikke Friis (eds.). "The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed.". Aarhus, Denmark: The Interaction Design Foundation. Available online at http://www.interaction-design.org/encyclopedia/tactile_interaction.html

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Challis, Ben and Challis, Kate (2008): Applications for Proximity Sensors in Music and Sound Performance. In: Miesenberger, Klaus, Klaus, Joachim, Zagler, Wolfgang L. and Karshmer, Arthur I. (eds.) ICCHP 2008 - Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 11th International Conference July 9-11, 2008, Linz, Austria. pp. 1220-1227.

2006
 
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Challis, Ben (2006): Accessing Music Notation Through Touch and Speech. In: Miesenberger, Klaus, Klaus, Joachim, Zagler, Wolfgang L. and Karshmer, Arthur I. (eds.) ICCHP 2006 - Computers Helping People with Special Needs, 10th International Conference July 11-13, 2006, Linz, Austria. pp. 1110-1117.

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Crombie, David, Lenoir, Roger, McKenzie, Neil and Challis, Ben (2004): Making Music Accessible: Introduction to the Special Thematic Session. In: Klaus, Joachim, Miesenberger, Klaus, Zagler, Wolfgang L. and Burger, Dominique (eds.) ICCHP 2004 - Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 9th International Conference July 7-9, 2004, Paris, France. pp. 214-217.

2002
 
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Challis, Ben (2002): Designing Interactive Tactile Diagrams. In: Miesenberger, Klaus, Klaus, Joachim and Zagler, Wolfgang L. (eds.) ICCHP 2002 - Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 8th International Conference July 15-20, 2002, Linz, Austria. pp. 559-561.

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Challis, Ben (2002): Access Music - Introduction to the Special Thematic Session. In: Miesenberger, Klaus, Klaus, Joachim and Zagler, Wolfgang L. (eds.) ICCHP 2002 - Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 8th International Conference July 15-20, 2002, Linz, Austria. pp. 665-666.

2000
 
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Challis, Ben and Edwards, Alistair D. N. (2000): Weasel: A System for the Non-Visual Presentation of Music Notation. In: Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs. ICCHP 2000 2000.

A computer-based approach to the delivery of music notation for blind people is described. Existing non-visual alternatives present musical information in a serial fashion which places a high cognitive demand upon the reader who, in effect, must read all the information regardless of its significance to any particular learning task. The Weasel notation system has been designed to address this problem using interactive high-level tactile representations, synthetic speech and audio playback.

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Challis, Ben and Edwards, Alistair D. N. (2000): Design Principles for Tactile Interaction. In: Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Haptic Human-Computer Interaction 2000. pp. 17-24

Although the integration of tactile feedback within the human-computer interface could have considerable benefits this channel of communication is often overlooked or, at most, employed on an ad hoc basis. One contributing factor to the reluctance of interface designers to consider using tactual feedback is the lack of established design principles for doing so. A preliminary set of principles for tactile interface design are described. These have been constructed using the findings of a study into the presentation of music notation to blind people.

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Publication statistics

Pub. period:2000-2012
Pub. count:8
Number of co-authors:5



Co-authors

Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:

Alistair D. N. Edwards:2
Kate Challis:1
Neil McKenzie:1

 

 

Productive colleagues

Ben Challis's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

David Crombie:13
Alistair D. N. Edw..:11
Neil McKenzie:6
 
 
 
Jul 29

There is an old English folk saying that goes, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." I have a different approach: Do something about the heat. The folk saying would have us accept the poor designs of the world. Why? After all, if people were responsible for the "heat" in the first place, then people should be able to do something about it. Is the kitchen too hot? Redesign it.

-- Don Norman

 
 

Featured chapter

Marc Hassenzahl explains the fascinating concept of User Experience and Experience Design. Commentaries by Don Norman, Eric Reiss, Mark Blythe, and Whitney Hess

User Experience and Experience Design !

 
 

Our Latest Books

Kumar and Herger 2013: Gamification at Work: Designing Engaging Business Software...
by Janaki Mythily Kumar and Mario Herger

 
Start reading

Whitworth and Ahmad 2013: The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities...
by Brian Whitworth and Adnan Ahmad

 
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Soegaard and Dam 2013: The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed....
by Mads Soegaard and Rikke Friis Dam

 
Start reading
 
 

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