Barry Brown

Ph.D

Personal Homepage
http://barbro.tumblr.com/Research
Employer
Mobile Life (http://www.mobilelifecentre.org/)
Email
barry.brown@me.com

Barry Brown is studio director at the Mobile Life research centre in Stockholm. His recent work has focused on the sociology and design of leisure technologies - computer systems for leisure and pleasure. Recent publications include studies of activities as diverse as games, tourism, museum visiting, the use of maps, television watching and sport spectating. He has also edited books on music consumption (with Kenton O'Hara), and mobile phone use (with Richard Harper and Nicola Green).

He was previously an associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, a research fellow on the Equator project at the University of Glasgow and a research scientist at Hewlett-Packard's research labs in Bristol.

His qualifications include a degree in computer science from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in sociology from the University of Surrey.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
2000
Publication period end
2011
Number of co-authors
41

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Publications

Wang, Tricia, Brown, Barry (2011): Ethnography of the telephone: changing uses of communication technology in village life. In: Proceedings of 13th Conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services , 2011, . pp. 37-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2037373.2037382

Brown, Barry, Reeves, Stuart, Sherwood, Scott (2011): Into the wild: challenges and opportunities for field trial methods. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1657-1666. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979185

Brown, Barry, Lampe, Cliff, Rodden, Kerry, Ducheneaut, Nicolas (2010): Models, theories and methods of studying online behaviour. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 4449-4452. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753846.1754171

Reeves, Stuart, Sherwood, Scott, Brown, Barry (2010): Designing for crowds. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2010, . pp. 393-402. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1868914.1868960

Brown, Barry, O\'Hara, Kenton, Kindberg, Timothy, Williams, Amanda (2009): Crowd computer interaction. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 4755-4758. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1520340.1520733

Bell, Marek, Reeves, Stuart, Brown, Barry, Sherwood, Scott, MacMillan, Donny, Ferguson, John, Chalmers, Matthew (2009): EyeSpy: supporting navigation through play. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 123-132. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518723

Barkhuus, Louise, Brown, Barry (2009): Unpacking the television: User practices around a changing technology. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 16 (3) pp. 15. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1592440.1592444

Barkhuus, Louise, Brown, Barry, Bell, Marek, Sherwood, Scott, Hall, Malcolm, Chalmers, Matthew (2008): From awareness to repartee: sharing location within social groups. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 497-506. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357134

Brown, Barry, Lundin, Johan, Rost, Mattias, Lymer, Gustav, Holmquist, Lars Erik (2007): Seeing Ethnographically: Teaching ethnography as part of CSCW. In: Proceedings of the Tenth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2007, . pp. 411-430. http://www.ecscw.org/2007/22%20paper%2070%20Brown.pdf

Bell, Marek, Hall, Malcolm, Chalmers, Matthew, Gray, Philip D., Brown, Barry (2006): Domino: Exploring Mobile Collaborative Software Adaptation. In: Fishkin, Kenneth P., Schiele, Bernt, Nixon, Paddy, Quigley, Aaron J. (eds.) PERVASIVE 2006 - Pervasive Computing 4th International Conference May 7-10, 2006, Dublin, Ireland. pp. 153-168. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11748625_10

Esbjornsson, Mattias, Brown, Barry, Juhlin, Oskar, Normark, Daniel, Ostergren, Mattias, Laurier, Eric (2006): Watching the cars go round and round: designing for active spectating. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2006, . pp. 1221-1224. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1124772.1124955

Brown, Barry, Barkhuus, Louise (2006): The television will be revolutionized: effects of PVRs and filesharing on television watch. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2006, . pp. 663-666. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1124772.1124870

Bell, Marek, Chalmers, Matthew, Barkhuus, Louise, Hall, Malcolm, Sherwood, Scott, Tennent, Paul, Brown, Barry, Rowland, Duncan, Benford, Steve (2006): Interweaving mobile games with everyday life. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2006, . pp. 417-426. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1124772.1124835

Crabtree, Andy, Benford, Steve, Greenhalgh, Chris, Tennent, Paul, Chalmers, Matthew, Brown, Barry (2006): Supporting ethnographic studies of ubiquitous computing in the wild. In: Proceedings of DIS06: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2006, . pp. 60-69. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1142405.1142417

Tennent, Paul, Hall, Malcolm, Brown, Barry, Chalmers, Matthew, Sherwood, Scott (2005): Three applications for mobile epidemic algorithms. In: Proceedings of 7th conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services , 2005, . pp. 223-226. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1085777.1085815

Tennent, Paul, Hall, Malcolm, Brown, Barry, Chalmers, Matthew, Sherwood, Scott (2005): Three applications for mobile epidemic algorithms. In: Tscheligi, Manfred, Bernhaupt, Regina, Mihalic, Kristijan (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - Mobile HCI 2005 September 19-22, 2005, Salzburg, Austria. pp. 223-226. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1085777.1085815

Chalmers, Matthew, Bell, Marek, Brown, Barry, Hall, Malcolm, Sherwood, Scott, Tennent, Paul (2005): Gaming on the edge: using seams in ubicomp games. In: Lee, Newton (eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology - ACE 2005 June 15-15, 2005, Valencia, Spain. pp. 306-309. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1178477.1178533

Barkhuus, Louise, Chalmers, Matthew, Tennent, Paul, Hall, Malcolm, Bell, Marek, Sherwood, Scott, Brown, Barry (2005): Picking Pockets on the Lawn: The Development of Tactics and Strategies in a Mobile Game. In: Beigl, Michael, Intille, Stephen S., Rekimoto, Jun, Tokuda, Hideyuki (eds.) UbiComp 2005 Ubiquitous Computing - 7th International Conference September 11-14, 2005, Tokyo, Japan. pp. 358-374. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11551201_21

Brown, Barry (2004): Building a Context Sensitive Telephone: Some Hopes and Pitfalls for Context Sensitive Comp. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 13 (3) pp. 329-345. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1039833

Steed, Anthony, MacColl, Ian, Randell, Cliff, Brown, Barry, Chalmers, Matthew, Greenhalgh, Chris (2004): Models of Space in a Mixed-Reality System. In: IV 2004 - 8th International Conference on Information Visualisation 14-16 July, 2004, London, UK. pp. 768-777. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/iv/2004/2177/00/21770768abs.htm

Brown, Barry, Bell, Marek (2004): CSCW at play: \'there\' as a collaborative virtual environment. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW04 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2004, . pp. 350-359. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1031607.1031666

Dyck, Jeff, Pinelle, David, Brown, Barry, Gutwin, Carl (2003): Learning from Games: HCI Design Innovations in Entertainment Software. In: Graphics Interface 2003 June 11-13, 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. pp. 237-246.

Brown, Barry, MacColl, Ian, Chalmers, Matthew, Galani, Areti, Randell, Cliff, Steed, Anthony (2003): Lessons from the lighthouse: collaboration in a shared mixed reality system. 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. 577-584.

Brown, Barry, Perry, Mark (2002): Of maps and guidebooks: designing geographical technologies. In: Proceedings of DIS02: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2002, . pp. 246-254. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/778712.778747

Perry, Mark, O'Hara, Kenton P., Sellen, Abigail, Brown, Barry, Harper, Richard (2001): Dealing with mobility: understanding access anytime, anywhere. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 8 (4) pp. 323-347. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/504704.504707

Brown, Barry, Sellen, Abigail, O'Hara, Kenton P. (2000): A Diary Study of Information Capture in Working Life. In: Turner, Thea, Szwillus, Gerd, Czerwinski, Mary, Peterno, Fabio, Pemberton, Steven (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2000 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 1-6, 2000, The Hague, The Netherlands. pp. 438-445. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/332040/p438-brown/p438-brown.pdf