Alan Dix

Professor

Personal Homepage
http://www.alandix.com/
Employer
University of Birmingham (http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk)
Email
alan@hcibook.com

Alan Dix has taught and researched in human-computer interaction (HCI) for nearly 30 years and he is the author of one of the most widely used textbooks on the subject used across the world. His interests in the area range from the application of formal techniques in interface design to methods for enhancing innovation and creativity. He began as a mathematician at Cambridge University and moved into computing and HCI whilst doing his PhD at the University of York. His background also includes work on farm crop sprayers and remote controlled submarines. He was a founder director of two Internet dot.com companies.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
1998
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
20

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Publications

Dix, Alan (2012): Asynchronous active values for client-side interactive service coordination. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces , 2012, . pp. 26-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2254556.2254565

Quigley, Aaron, Dix, Alan, Nacenta, Miguel, Rodden, Tom (2012): Workshop on Infrastructure and Design Challenges of Coupled Display Visual Interfaces: in . In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces , 2012, . pp. 815-817. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2254556.2254728

André, Paul, Schraefel, M. C., Dix, Alan, White, Ryen W. (2011): Expressing well-being online: towards self-reflection and social awareness. In: Proceedings of the 2011 iConference , 2011, . pp. 114-121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1940761.1940777

Khalid, Haliyana, Dix, Alan (2010): The experience of photologging: global mechanisms and local interactions. 14 (3) pp. 209-226.

Katifori, Akrivi, Lepouras, George, Dix, Alan, Kamaruddin, Azrina (2008): Evaluating the Significance of the Desktop Area in Everyday Computer Use. In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions , 2008, . pp. 31-38. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ACHI.2008.27

Dix, Alan (2008): Sinister Scrollbar in the Xerox Star Xplained. In Interfaces, 0 (0) pp. . http://alandix.com/academic/papers/scrollbar/scrollbar2.html

Vyas, Dhaval, Chisalita, Christina M., Dix, Alan (2008). Dynamics of Affordances and Implications for Design. University of Twente http://doc.utwente.nl/64769/

Rodden, Tom, Chervest, Keith, Davies, Nigel, Dix, Alan (1998). Exploiting Context in HCI Design for Mobile Systems. ACM http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~johnson/papers/mobile/HCIMD1.html

Dix, Alan (-0001). HCI Course Lesson 1.4 Slides. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.slideshare.net/hcicourse/introducing-human-computer-interaction

Dix, Alan (-0001). HCI4/e Exercise 6 - Implementation • Human-Computer Interaction, 4e. Retrieved 2013-09-01 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/e4/chapters/implementation/#exercise-6

Dix, Alan (-0001). Ego, Emotion and Experience. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/e4/chapters/emotion/

Dix, Alan (2010). Time Machine - when it goes wrong and how to fix it. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://alandix.com/blog/2010/07/09/time-machine-when-it-goes-wrong-and-how-to-fix-it/

Dix, Alan, Finlay, Janet E., Abowd, Gregory D., Beale, Russell (2003): Human-Computer Interaction (3rd Edition), Prentice Hall,

Dix, Alan (-0001). Some lessons in extended interaction, courtesy of Adobe. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://alandix.com/blog/2009/03/23/some-lessons-in-extended-interaction-courtesy-adobe/

Dix, Alan, Gill, Steve (2009). TouchIT - Mind. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.physicality.org/TouchIT/touchit-draft/human-body-mind/mind/

Dix, Alan (-0001). HCI Course Lesson 4 slides. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.slideshare.net/hcicourse/emotion-15313842

Dix, Alan (-0001). Human-computer Interaction (Evolving 4th Edition). Retrieved 2013-09-01 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/e4/chapters/implementation/

Dix, Alan (-0001). Scenario: Nuclear Reactor (HCI Course Lesson 5.4. Exercise). Retrieved 2013-09-01 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/e3/plain/scenario/nuclear/

Dix, Alan (-0001). The Human: Sound and Vision (HCI Course Lesson 3.8 slides). Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.slideshare.net/hcicourse/the-human-sound-and-hearing

Dix, Alan (-0001). Scenario: Nuclear Reactor - Variant 2 (HCI Course Lesson 5.4. Exercise). Retrieved 2013-09-01 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/e3/scenario/nuclear2/

Dix, Alan (-0001). Implementation (HCI Course Lesson 5 slides). Retrieved 2013-09-01 00:00:00 from http://www.slideshare.net/hcicourse/implementation-15313956

Dix, Alan (-0001). Case Study: Ambient Wood (from Human-Computer Interaction Evolving 4th Ed). Retrieved 2013-09-01 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/e3/casestudy/ambient-wood/

Dix, Alan (-0001). Online! Are five users enough?. Retrieved 2013-09-01 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/e3/online/are-five-users-enough/

Dix, Alan (-0001). Fitts' Law data derived from www.tele-actor.net. Retrieved 2013-09-01 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/static/docs/fitts-data.csv

Dix, Alan (-0001). Action Research in HCI. Retrieved 2013-09-01 00:00:00 from http://alandix.com/blog/2012/12/10/action-research-in-hci/

Dix, Alan (-0001). Evaluation (HCI Course Lesson 6 slides). Retrieved 2013-09-01 00:00:00 from http://www.slideshare.net/hcicourse/evaluation-15313966

Dix, Alan (-0001). The Human: Memory. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.slideshare.net/hcicourse/the-human-memory

Dix, Alan (-0001). The Human: Eye and Vision (Human-computer Interaction course slides). Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.slideshare.net/hcicourse/the-human-eye-and-vision

Dix, Alan (-0001). Artefact Marketing = Product. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.hiraeth.com/alan/ebulletin/product-and-market/product-and-market.html

Dix, Alan (2000). The Right Mind. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://alandix.com/academic/hci-education/sigchi-bulletin/2001-jan-right-mind.html

Dix, Alan (-0001). Tiree Mobile Archive. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://whereweare.org/tiree/rel1/

Dix, Alan (-0001). Cultural Probes: Case study. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/e3/casestudy/cultural-probes/

Dix, Alan, Finlay, Janet, Abowd, Gregory D., Beale, Russell (2003): Human-computer Interaction (3rd Ed.). In: "" .

Dix, Alan (-0001). Mode - Human-Computer Interaction. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/e4/glossary/mode/

Dix, Alan (-0001). Online! Menu breadth and Miller's 7 +/- 2. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/e3/online/menu-breadth/

Dix, Alan (-0001). Changing rules of copyright on the web - The NLA Case. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://alandix.com/blog/2011/12/26/changing-rules-of-copyright-on-the-web-the-nla-case/

Dix, Alan (-0001). Online! As others see - Colour Blindness. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/e3/online/colour-blindness/

Dix, Alan, Gill, Steve (-0001). TouchIT - Interacting with Physical Objects. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.physicality.org/TouchIT/touchit-draft/objects-things/interacting-with-physical-objects/

Dix, Alan (-0001). The Human: Perception and Cognition (HCI Course Lesson 3.8 slides). Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.slideshare.net/hcicourse/the-human-perception-overview

Dix, Alan (1997). Interactive Stacked Histograms. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.meandeviation.com/dancing-histograms/hist.html

Dix, Alan (-0001). Case study Gmail - Colours in a mess. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/e3/casestudy/gmail-colours/

Dix, Alan (-0001). Interaction Design (HCI Course Slides). Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.slideshare.net/hcicourse/interaction-design-15313769

Dix, Alan (2004). The Brain and The Web - A quick backup in case of accidents. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://alandix.com/academic/papers/brain-and-web-2005/

Dix, Alan (2007). Externalisation. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://alandix.com/academic/papers/externalisation-2008/

Dix, Alan, Gongora, Layda (eds.) DESIRE 11 Procedings of the Second Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design , 2011, .

Dix, Alan (-0001). HCI Course Exercise: How many computers?. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/e3/online/how-many-computers/

Dix, Alan (-0001). Online! Cybernetic Understanding of Fitts' Law. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.hcibook.com/e3/online/fitts-cybernetic/

Dix, Alan (2010). TouchIT - Body and Mind. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from http://www.physicality.org/TouchIT/touchit-draft/human-body-mind/body-and-mind/