Alan Dix

Author: Alan Dix

Professor

Alan Dix is a computing professor at the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Centre of the University of Birmingham, UK. He is a co-author of the global, bestselling university-level textbook Human-Computer Interaction. Dix is passionate about designing things that connect humans and computers—everything from machines to software. He has co-authored and published hundreds of papers on HCI, covering topics ranging from information visualization and usability to designing for appropriation.

Alan Dix has taught and researched human-computer interaction (HCI) for nearly 30 years. 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 Ph.D. at the University of York. His background also includes work on farm crop sprayers and remote-controlled submarines. He was one of the founder-director of two Internet dot.com companies.

Publications

Publication period start: 2008
Number of co-authors: 20

Co-authors

Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Gregory D. Abowd
2
Russell Beale
2
Steve Gill
2

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Ryen W. White
59
Tom Rodden
106
Gregory D. Abowd
116

Publications

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

Dix, Alan (2008): Sinister Scrollbar in the Xerox Star Xplained. In Interfaces, 0 (0) pp. . https://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

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. https://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ACHI.2008.27

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. https://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. https://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. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1940761.1940777

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dix, Alan Interaction Design (HCI Course Slides). Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from https://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 https://alandix.com/academic/papers/brain-and-web-2005/

Dix, Alan (2007). Externalisation. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from https://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 (2010). TouchIT - Body and Mind. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from https://www.physicality.org/TouchIT/touchit-draft/human-body-mind/body-and-mind/

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

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

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

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

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

Dix, Alan Ego, Emotion and Experience. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from https://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 https://alandix.com/blog/2010/07/09/time-machine-when-it-goes-wrong-and-how-to-fix-it/

Dix, Alan Some lessons in extended interaction, courtesy of Adobe. Retrieved 2013-08-31 00:00:00 from https://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 https://www.physicality.org/TouchIT/touchit-draft/human-body-mind/mind/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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