Number of co-authors:19
Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:Peter Gregor:5Paula Forbes:3Vicki L. Hanson:2
Lorna Gibson's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:Alan F. Newell:34Vicki L. Hanson:27Peter Gregor:27
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Publications by Lorna Gibson (bibliography)
Coleman, Graeme W., Gibson, Lorna, Hanson, Vicki L., Bobrowicz, Ania and McKay, Alison (2010): Engaging the disengaged: how do we design technology for digitally excluded older adults?. In: Proceedings of DIS10 Designing Interactive Systems 2010. pp. 175-178.
Amongst older adults, recent evidence suggests the most commonly stated reason for non-adoption of digital technologies is a lack of interest, rather than affordability or difficulty. This directly impacts upon the design community, both in terms of technologies we design for such groups to adopt, and the design methods we use for exploiting the untapped creativity and innovation amongst people who are not particularly interested in the outcome. This paper explores issues of technology non-acceptance amongst older adults, and reports on work designed to incorporate the values of older adults within the design process. We present the results of a series of interviews conducted with disengaged older adults, presenting the key themes found within a subset with these interviews.
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Gibson, Lorna, Forbes, Paula and Hanson, Vicki (2010): What can the 'ash cloud' tell us about older adults' technology adoption. In: Twelfth Annual ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies 2010. pp. 301-302.
Older adults are often encouraged to try new technology by a specific motivator or 'trigger'. Recently, a surprising 'trigger' has emerged -- the 'ash cloud' which caused large scale disruption for air travel across Europe earlier in 2010. Understanding why this unexpected event managed to motivate interest into technology where other efforts have failed may provide further insight for research looking at the digitally disinterested.
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Gibson, Lorna, Arnott, John, Moncur, Wendy, Martin, Christopher, Forbes, Paula and Bhachu, Amritpal S. (2010): Designing social networking sites for older adults. In: Proceedings of the HCI10 Conference on People and Computers XXIV 2010. pp. 186-194.
The importance of older adults' social networks in providing practical, emotional and informational support is well documented. In this paper, we reflect on the personal social networks of older adults, and the shortcomings of existing online Social Networking Sites (SNSs) in supporting their needs. We report findings from ethnographic interviews, focus groups and hands-on demonstrations with older adults, where we find key themes affecting adoption of SNSs. We then consider design aspects that should be taken into account for future SNSs, if they are to meet the preferences of older users.
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Forbes, Paula, Gibson, Lorna, Hanson, Vicki L., Gregor, Peter and Newell, Alan F. (2009): Dundee user centre: a space where older people and technology meet. In: Eleventh Annual ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies 2009. pp. 231-232.
Gibson, Lorna, Newall, Fay and Gregor, Peter (2003): Developing a web authoring tool that promotes accessibility in children's designs. In: Proceedings of ACM IDC03: Interaction Design and Children 2003. pp. 23-30.
This paper describes the development, with full involvement by children, of a web development tool which reflects truly how children view the World Wide Web. The tool was designed in such a way that it promoted the understanding and implementation of accessibility principles to the users.
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Jones, Claire, McIver, Louise, Gibson, Lorna and Gregor, Peter (2003): Experiences obtained from designing with children. In: Proceedings of ACM IDC03: Interaction Design and Children 2003. pp. 69-74.
This paper describes the experiences and insights obtained while using children-centred design during two software development projects. The authors describe critical difficulties experienced and how measures had to be taken to adapt the children-centred design methodologies to allow full involvement of children in the project design.
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Milne, Scott, Gibson, Lorna, Gregor, Peter and Keighren, Ken (2003): Pupil consultation online: developing a web-based questionnaire system. In: Proceedings of ACM IDC03: Interaction Design and Children 2003. pp. 127-133.
The idea of consulting pupils about developments in their schools is now established in legislation and practice in schools. While many methods of performing such consultations have been employed for a number of years, a new system has been developed which can offer a consultation environment previously not available. An online pupil consultation system for use in schools throughout Fife Council is designed so that staff members can build questionnaires, allow pupils to complete them anonymously and finally analyse the results in collated form.
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Sloan, David, Gregor, Peter, Booth, Paul and Gibson, Lorna (2002): Auditing accessibility of UK Higher Education web sites. In Interacting with Computers, 14 (4) pp. 313-325.
Given the increasingly important role the World Wide Web plays as an information source, and yet with the continuing problems that certain individuals, particularly those with disabilities and those using 'non-standard' Web browsing technology, it is vital that web resource providers be aware of design features which introduce barriers affecting the accessibility of on-line information. The role of the accessibility audit is seen as an important one in uncovering, describing, and explaining potential accessibility barriers present in a web site. It furthermore acts as an educational tool by raising awareness in accessible design amongst web designers and content providers in providing them with a recovery plan for improving the accessibility of the audited resource, and potentially other resources. In 1999, the authors were commissioned to carry out accessibility audits of 11 web sites in the UK Higher Education sector. This paper discusses the development of the methodology used to carry out the audits, the findings of the audits in terms of accessibility levels of the subject sites, and feedback as a result of the auditing process. It concludes by looking at ways in which the methodology adopted may be tailored to suit specific types of web resource evaluation.
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