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Publications by Lorna M. Brown (bibliography)
Brown, Lorna M., Sellen, Abigail, Krishna, Renan and Harper, Richard (2009): Exploring the potential of audio-tactile messaging for remote interpersonal communication. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2009. pp. 1527-1530.
Shake2Talk is a mobile messaging system that allows users to send sounds and tactile sensations to one another via their mobile phones. Messages are created through gestures and then sent to the receiver's phone where they play upon arrival. This paper reports a study of the Shake2Talk system in use by six couples, and begins to uncover the types of messaging practices that occur, and the values and meanings that users ascribe to these messages.
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Oleksik, Gerard, Frohlich, David M., Brown, Lorna M. and Sellen, Abigail (2008): Sonic interventions: understanding and extending the domestic soundscape. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008. pp. 1419-1428.
This paper presents a new study of the role, importance and meaning of sound in the home. Drawing on interview data and sound recordings gathered from seven households, this study offers fresh insight into the ways in which the domestic soundscape is managed and understood. The data revealed that household members engaged in a wide variety of sound management practices to monitor and control the real-time flow of sonic information throughout the home. They also showed that families were sometimes surprised and delighted by the ability to record fragments of the soundscape for later use. These findings suggest a number of roles for technology in enhancing the domestic soundscape and its associated behaviors, which we present here in the form of example sonic interventions created in a design workshop at the end of the project.
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Williamson, John and Brown, Lorna M. (2008): Flutter: directed random browsing of photo collections with a tangible interface. In: Proceedings of DIS08 Designing Interactive Systems 2008. pp. 147-155.
Large collections of photographs are commonplace, and many interfaces for viewing, sorting and organizing them have been proposed. This work describes the design and implementation of a "living photo frame" -- designed not to navigate or browse collections but to create an enjoyable activity from a collection of images. Tangible interactions with a tablet-style PC are used to bind the user closely to the system. Every interaction is logged and used to gradually evolve the structure of photo collections.
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Oleksik, Gerard and Brown, Lorna M. (2008): Sonic Gems: Exploring the Potential of Audio Recording as a Form of Sentimental Memory Capture. In: Proceedings of the HCI08 Conference on People and Computers XXII 2008. pp. 163-172.
This paper presents an exploratory study exploring the potential of audio recording as a form of sentimental memory capture. Drawing on data from four family households, we spotlight participants' attitudes towards sounds and audio recording, their existing recording practices and the types of sounds that they record when given a digital sound recorder. The findings indicate that a variety of different sounds were important, for a diversity of reasons. The paper considers participants' experiences of listening back to sounds, illuminating some of the unique affordances of audio recordings as a form of sentimental memory capture. The paper finishes by exploring the design challenges which the study raises for the capture, playback and archiving of sentimental audio.
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Brown, Lorna M. and Williamson, John (2007): Shake2Talk: Multimodal Messaging for Interpersonal Communication. In: Oakley, Ian and Brewster, Stephen A. (eds.) HAID 2007 - Haptic and Audio Interaction Design - Second International Workshop November 29-30, 2007, Seoul, South Korea. pp. 44-55.
Brown, Lorna M., Brewster, Stephen A. and Purchase, Helen C. (2006): Multidimensional tactons for non-visual information presentation in mobile devices. In: Proceedings of 8th conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services 2006. pp. 231-238.
Tactons are structured vibrotactile messages which can be used for non-visual information presentation when visual displays are limited, unavailable or inappropriate, such as in mobile phones and other mobile devices. Little is yet known about how to design them effectively. Previous studies have investigated the perception of Tactons which encode two dimensions of information using two different vibrotactile parameters (rhythm and roughness) and found recognition rates of around 70. When more dimensions of information are required it may be necessary to extend the parameter-space of these Tactons. Therefore this study investigates recognition rates for Tactons which encode a third dimension of information using spatial location. The results show that identification rate for three-parameter Tactons is just 48, but that this can be increased to 81 by reducing the number of values of one of the parameters. These results will aid designers to select suitable Tactons for use when designing mobile displays.
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Brown, Lorna M., Brewster, Stephen A. and Purchase, Helen C. (2006): Multidimensional tactons for non-visual information presentation in mobile devices. In: Nieminen, Marko and Röykkee, Mika (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - Mobile HCI 2006 September 12-15, 2006, Helsinki, Finland. pp. 231-238.
Brown, Lorna M., Brewster, Stephen A. and Purchase, Helen C. (2005): A First Investigation into the Effectiveness of Tactons. In: WHC 2005 - World Haptics Conference 18-20 March, 2005, Pisa, Italy. pp. 167-176.
Brewster, Stephen A. and Brown, Lorna M. (2004): Tactons: Structured Tactile Messages for Non-Visual Information Display. In: Cockburn, Andy (ed.) AUIC2004 - User Interfaces 2004 - Fifth Australasian User Interface Conference 18-22 January, 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand. pp. 15-23.
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