Ben Matthews


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Ben Matthews is associate professor in University of Southern Denmark. He research in Design Studies at the SPIRE Center, which is a part of the Mads Clausen Institute at Alsion in Sønderborg. His research areas are design studies, user-centred design, interaction design, qualitative research methodology and analytic philosophy. Additionally, he does some research supervision for the SPIRE Centre, and he is editing the research volume “Organizing Participatory Innovation” along with Max Rolfstam and Brendon Clark.

His academic background consists of a PhD in Design Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia.

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Kjeldsen, Malene Patsche, Matthews, Ben (2008): Talking about hearing: designing from users\' problematisations. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2008, . pp. 531-534.

Djajadiningrat, Tom, Matthews, Ben, Stienstra, Marcelle A. (2007): Easy doesn\'t do it: skill and expression in tangible aesthetics. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 11 (8) pp. 657-676.

Matthews, Ben (2006): Grammar, meaning and movement-based interaction. In: Kjeldskov, Jesper, Paay, Jane (eds.) Proceedings of OZCHI06, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2006, . pp. 405-408.

McGarry, Ben, Matthews, Ben, Brereton, Margot (2000): Reflections on a candidate design of the user-interface for a wireless vital-signs monitor. In: Designing Augmented Reality Environments 2000 , 2000, . pp. 33-40.