Alex S. Taylor

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I joined MSR's Cambridge Lab in September 2004 as a member of the Socio-digital Systems Group (SDS).
Since joining, I've undertaken investigations into a range of routine aspects of everyday life - with a particular emphasis on life at home. For instance, I've shown what some might describe as an unhealthy preoccupation with hoarding, dirt, clutter and similar seemingly banal subject matter. Most recently, I have begun obsessing over robots and other curious ‘thinking' machines.

Much of this work has been considered alongside the design of computing technology. Rather than informing design directly, however, I've sought with varying success to open up the possibilities for different and hopefully new ways of interacting with technology. A further goal has been to reflect on the intersections between humans and machines, and wonder what the unceasing developments in science and technology might mean for being human.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
2000
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
53

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Publications

Kuznetsov, Stacey, Taylor, Alex S., Regan, Tim, Villar, Nicolas, Paulos, Eric (2012): At the seams: DIYbio and opportunities for HCI. In: Proceedings of DIS12 Designing Interactive Systems , 2012, . pp. 258-267. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2317956.2317997

Kuznetsov, Stacey, Taylor, Alex S., Paulos, Eric, DiSalvo, Carl, Hirsch, Tad (2012): (DIY)biology and opportunities for HCI. In: Proceedings of DIS12 Designing Interactive Systems , 2012, . pp. 809-810. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2317956.2318085

Taylor, Alex S. (2011): Out there. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 685-694. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979042

Sundstrom, Petra, Taylor, Alex S., O'Hara, Kenton (2011): Sketching in software and hardware Bluetooth as a design material. In: Proceedings of 13th Conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services , 2011, . pp. 405-414. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2037373.2037434

Rosner, Daniela K., Taylor, Alex S. (2011): Antiquarian answers: book restoration as a resource for design. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2665-2668. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979332

Davidoff, Scott, Villar, Nicolas, Taylor, Alex S., Izadi, Shahram (2011): Mechanical hijacking: how robots can accelerate UbiComp deployments. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Uniquitous Computing , 2011, . pp. 267-270. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2030112.2030148

Marquardt, Nicolai, Taylor, Alex S., Villar, Nicolas, Greenberg, Saul (2010): Rethinking RFID: awareness and control for interaction with RFID systems. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 2307-2316. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753674

Swan, Laurel, Tanase, Diana, Taylor, Alex S. (2010): Design's processional character. In: Proceedings of DIS10 Designing Interactive Systems , 2010, . pp. 65-74. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1858171.1858186

Marquardt, Nicolai, Taylor, Alex S., Villar, Nicolas, Greenberg, Saul (2010): Visible and controllable RFID tags. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 3057-3062. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753846.1753917

Durrant, Abigail, Taylor, Alex S., Frohlich, David, Sellen, Abigail, Uzzell, David (2009): Photo displays and intergenerational relationships in the family home. In: Proceedings of the HCI09 Conference on People and Computers XXIII , 2009, . pp. 10-19. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1671011.1671013

Taylor, Alex S. (2009): Machine intelligence. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 2109-2118. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1519022

Lindley, Sian E., Durrant, Abigail, Kirk, David, Taylor, Alex S. (2009): Collocated social practices surrounding photos. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67 (12) pp. 995-1004. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2009.08.004

Lindley, Sian E., Banks, Richard, Harper, Richard, Jain, Anab, Regan, Tim, Sellen, Abigail, Taylor, Alex S. (2009): Resilience in the face of innovation: Household trials with BubbleBoard. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67 (2) pp. 154-164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2008.07.008

Ståhl, Anna, Hook, Kristina, Svensson, Martin, Taylor, Alex S., Combetto, Marco (2009): Experiencing the Affective Diary. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 13 (5) pp. 365-378. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00779-008-0202-7

Seitinger, Susanne, Taub, Daniel M., Taylor, Alex S. (2009): Light bodies: exploring interactions with responsive lights. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction , 2009, . pp. 113-120. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1709886.1709908

Taylor, Alex S., Wyche, Susan P., Kaye, Joseph Jofish (2008): Pottering by design. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2008, . pp. 363-372. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1463160.1463200

Chen, Judy, Taylor, Alex S. (2008): entrigue: re-picturing the home. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2008, . pp. 443-446. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1463160.1463215

Durrant, Abigail, Taylor, Alex S., Taylor, Stuart, Molloy, Mike, Sellen, Abigail, Frohlich, David M., Gosset, Phil, Swan, Laurel (2008): Speculative devices for photo display. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 2297-2302. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358673

Lindley, Sian E., Durrant, Abigail C., Kirk, David S., Taylor, Alex S. (2008): Collocated social practices surrounding photos. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 3921-3924. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358957

March, Wendy, Nafus, Dawn, Swan, Laurel, Taylor, Alex S. (2008): Night and darkness: interaction after dark. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 3985-3988. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358973

Swan, Laurel, Taylor, Alex S. (2008): Photo displays in the home. In: Proceedings of DIS08 Designing Interactive Systems , 2008, . pp. 261-270. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1394445.1394473

Swan, Laurel, Taylor, Alex S., Harper, Richard (2008): Making place for clutter and other ideas of home. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 15 (2) pp. 9. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1375761.1375764

Taylor, Alex S., Harper, Richard H. R., Swan, Laurel, Izadi, Shahram, Sellen, Abigail, Perry, Mark (2007): Homes that make us smart. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 11 (5) pp. 383-393. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00779-006-0076-5

Brown, Barry A. T., Taylor, Alex S., Izadi, Shahram, Sellen, Abigail, Kaye, Joseph Jofish, Eardley, Rachel (2007): Locating Family Values: A Field Trial of the Whereabouts Clock. In: Krumm, John, Abowd, Gregory D., Seneviratne, Aruna, Strang, Thomas (eds.) UbiComp 2007 Ubiquitous Computing - 9th International Conference September 16-19, 2007, Innsbruck, Austria. pp. 354-371. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74853-3_21

Taylor, Alex S., Swan, Laurel, Durrant, Abigail (2007): Designing Family Photo Displays. In: Proceedings of the Tenth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2007, . pp. 79-98. http://www.ecscw.org/2007/05%20paper%20124%20Taylor.pdf

Sellen, Abigail, Harper, Richard, Eardley, Rachel, Izadi, Shahram, Regan, Tim, Taylor, Alex S., Wood, Kenneth R. (2006): HomeNote: supporting situated messaging in the home. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW06 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2006, . pp. 383-392. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1180875.1180933

Taylor, Alex S., Swan, Laurel, Eardley, Rachel, Sellen, Abigail, Hodges, Steve, Wood, Kenneth R. (2006): Augmenting refrigerator magnets: why less is sometimes more. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2006, . pp. 115-124. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1182475.1182488

Taylor, Alex S., Swan, Laurel (2005): Artful systems in the home. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 641-650. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1054972.1055060

Swan, Laurel, Taylor, Alex S. (2005): Notes on fridge surfaces. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1813-1816. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1057029

Brush, A. J. Bernheim, Palen, Leysia, Swan, Laurel, Taylor, Alex S. (2005): Designs for home life. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 2035-2036. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1057087

Taylor, Alex S., Swan, Laurel (2004): List making in the home. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW04 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2004, . pp. 542-545. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1031607.1031697

Taylor, Alex S., Harper, Richard H. R. (2003): The Gift of the Gab?: A Design Oriented Sociology of Young People's Use of Mobiles. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 12 (3) pp. 267-296.

Berg, Sara, Taylor, Alex S., Harper, Richard H. R. (2003): Mobile phones for the next generation: device designs for teenagers. In: Cockton, Gilbert, Korhonen, Panu (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2003 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 5-10, 2003, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. pp. 433-440.

Taylor, Alex S., Harper, Richard H. R. (2002): Age-old practices in the 'new world': a study of gift-giving between teenage mobile phone . In: Terveen, Loren (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2002 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 20-25, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota. pp. 439-446.

Newman, William M., Taylor, Alex S., Dance, Christopher R., Taylor, Stuart A. (2000): Performance Targets, Models and Innovation in Interactive System Design. In: Proceedings of DIS00: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2000, . pp. 381-387. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/347642/p381-newman/p381-newman.pdf