Alistair D. N. Edwards

Author: Alistair D. N. Edwards

Alistair Edwards is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of York. His research interests are in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), specifically the use of novel modes in interaction (speech and non-speech sounds, haptics) and interfaces for people with particular needs (e.g. those with visual impairments, older people).

Author or co-author of over 70 refereed papers, 5 books and around 40 other publications and editor or co-editor of 3 other books.

He teaches modules related to HCI and to programming.

Outside work he likes flying, sailing and walking.


Publication period start: 1994
Number of co-authors: 11


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Sofianiza Abd Malik
J. Fricke
Ben Challis

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Ben Challis
Simon Holland
Grigori E. Evreinov


Edwards, Alistair D. N. (2008): Keeping Up with Technology: Commentary on \"Computers and People with Disabilities. In ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 1 (2) pp. 8.

Hisham, Syariffanor, Edwards, Alistair D. N. (2007): Incorporating culture in user-interface: a case study of older adults in malaysia. In: Proceedings of the Eighteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia , 2007, . pp. 145-146.

Holland, Simon, Day, Robert, Leplâtre, Grégory, Edwards, Alistair D. N. (2004): Mobile HCI and Sound. In: Brewster, Stephen A., Dunlop, Mark D. (eds.) Mobile Human-Computer Interaction - Mobile HCI 2004 - 6th International Symposium September 13-16, 2004, Glasgow, UK. pp. 527-528.

Edwards, Alistair D. N., Evreinov, Grigori E., Agranovski, A. V. (1999): Isomorphic Sonification of Spatial Relations. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg (eds.) HCI International 1999 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 22-26, 1999, Munich, Germany. pp. 526-530.

Pitt, Ian J., Edwards, Alistair D. N. (1997): An Improved Auditory Interface for the Exploration of Lists. In: ACM Multimedia 1997 , 1997, . pp. 51-61.

Stevens, Robert D., Edwards, Alistair D. N. (1994): Mathtalk: The Design of an Interface for Reading Algebra Using Speech. In: Zagler, Wolfgang L., Bushy, Geoff, Wagner, Roland (eds.) ICCHP94 - Computers for Handicapped Persons - 4th International Conference September 14-16, 1994, Vienna, Austria. pp. 313-320.

Malik, Sofianiza Abd, Edwards, Alistair D. N. (2010): Investigation of cultural dependency in mobile technology and older adults. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 3835-3840.

Challis, Ben, Edwards, Alistair D. N. (2000): Weasel: A System for the Non-Visual Presentation of Music Notation. In: Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs. ICCHP 2000 , 2000, .

Fricke, J., Edwards, Alistair D. N. (2000): Tactile Displays Based on Modulated Electromagnetic Radiation. In: Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs. ICCHP 2000 , 2000, .

Challis, Ben, Edwards, Alistair D. N. (2000): Design Principles for Tactile Interaction. In: Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Haptic Human-Computer Interaction , 2000, . pp. 17-24.

Commentary for Tactile Interaction chapter of The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed..