Gary Marsden

Ph.D

Personal Homepage
http://people.cs.uct.ac.za/~gaz/
Employer
University of Cape Town, Department of Computer Science (http://www.uct.ac.za)
Email
gaz@cs.uct.ac.za

Since 1999, Professor Gary Marsden has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. His research interests are in the field of mobile interaction design. Since moving to Africa, his work has been more focused on the application of digital and mobile technologies within the developing world.

Professor Marsden is a director with the Centre in ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) and the HPI Research School in ICT4D, an initiative between the department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town and the Hasso Plattner Institut in Postdam, Germany. It is an ideal place to design, create and test ICT solutions optimized for the African continent. Professor Marsden also edits the "Under Development" column in interactions magazine.

Until 1999, Professor Marsden was based in the UK, working on problems in usability and mobile computing. From 1996 to 1999, Professor Gary Marsden was a senior lecturer at the School of Computing Science of Middlesex University in London, UK. Prior to lecturing at Middlesex University, he was a lecturer at the Department of Computing Science of Stirling University in Scotland, UK.

Professor Marsden was the recipient of the 2007 ACM SIGCHI Social Impact Award for his work in designing systems for developing world contexts. With Matt Jones, he co-authored a book titled Mobile Interaction Design, which was published in 2006. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computing Science and a Ph.D. from Stirling University. Click here for an extensive list of his publications.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
2001
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
60

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Publications

Walton, Marion, Marsden, Gary, Haßreiter, Silke, Allen, Sena (2012): Degrees of sharing: proximate media sharing and messaging by young people in khayelitsha. In: Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services , 2012, . pp. 403-412. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2371574.2371636

Schraefel, M. C., Kellog, Wendy, Ackerman, Mark S., Marsden, Gary, Boedker, Susanne, Wyche, Susan, Reddy, Madhu, Rouncefield, Mark (2012): Domain crossing: how much expertise is enough?. In: Companion Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2012, . pp. 29-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2141512.2141529

Robinson, Simon, Jones, Matt, Vartiainen, Elina, Marsden, Gary (2012): PicoTales: collaborative authoring of animated stories using handheld projectors. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2012, . pp. 671-680. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145306

Brown, Deana S., Marsden, Gary, Loudon, Melissa (2011): WATER alert!: disseminating drinking water quality information to South Africans. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1915-1920. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979880

Chong, Ming Ki, Marsden, Gary, Gellersen, Hans-Werner (2010): GesturePIN: using discrete gestures for associating mobile devices. In: Proceedings of 12th Conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services , 2010, . pp. 261-264. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1851600.1851644

Kam, Matthew, Dray, Susan M., Toyama, Kentaro, Marsden, Gary, Parikh, Tapan, Cutrell, Ed (2010): Computing technology in international development: who, what, where, when, why and how?. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 3135-3138. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753846.1753935

Gitau, Shikoh, Marsden, Gary, Donner, Jonathan (2010): After access: challenges facing mobile-only internet users in the developing world. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 2603-2606. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753720

Bidwell, Nicola J., Reitmaier, Thomas, Marsden, Gary, Hansen, Susan (2010): Designing with mobile digital storytelling in rural Africa. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 1593-1602. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753564

Reitmaier, Thomas, Bidwell, Nicola J., Marsden, Gary (2010): Field testing mobile digital storytelling software in rural Kenya. In: Proceedings of 12th Conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services , 2010, . pp. 283-286. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1851600.1851649

Marsden, Gary (2009): The six habits of highly effective "humanitarian" projects. In Interactions, 16 (5) pp. 36-39. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1572626.1572633

Marsden, Gary (2009): Electronic tablecloths: the developing world. In Interactions, 16 (2) pp. 67-69. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1487632.1487648

Schraefel, MC, André, Paul, White, Ryen, Tan, Desney, Berners-Lee, Tim, Consolvo, Sunny, Jacobs, Robert, Kohane, Issac, Dantec, Christopher A. La, Mamykina, Lena, Marsden, Gary, Shneiderman, Ben (2009): Interacting with eHealth: towards grand challenges for HCI. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 3309-3312. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1520340.1520476

Marsden, Gary (2008): New users, new paradigms, new challenges. In Interactions, 15 (1) pp. 59-60. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1330526.1330545

Maunder, Andrew J., Marsden, Gary, Harper, Richard (2008): SnapAndGrab: accessing and sharing contextual multi-media content using bluetooth enabled . In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 2319-2324. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358677

Wei, Chen, Marsden, Gary, Gain, James (2008): Novel interface for first person shooting games on PDAs. In: Proceedings of OZCHI08 - the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2008, . pp. 113-121. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1517744.1517785

Biljon, Judy van, Kotze, Paula, Marsden, Gary (2007): Motivational Needs-Driven Mobile Phone Design. In: Baranauskas, Maria Cecília Calani, Palanque, Philippe A., Abascal, Julio, Barbosa, Simone Diniz Junqueira (eds.) DEGAS 2007 - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Design and Evaluation of e-Government Applications and Services September 11th, 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pp. 523-526. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74796-3_52

Maunder, Andrew J., Marsden, Gary, Harper, Richard (2007): Creating and sharing multi-media packages using large situated public displays and mobile . In: Cheok, Adrian David, Chittaro, Luca (eds.) Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - Mobile HCI 2007 September 9-12, 2007, Singapore. pp. 222-225. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1377999.1378010

Kun, Leonard Martin Ah, Marsden, Gary (2007): Co-present photo sharing on mobile devices. In: Cheok, Adrian David, Chittaro, Luca (eds.) Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - Mobile HCI 2007 September 9-12, 2007, Singapore. pp. 277-284. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1377999.1378019

Marsden, Gary (2007): What is the mobile internet?. In Interactions, 14 (6) pp. 24-25. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1300655.1300672

Marsden, Gary (2007): Open source bicycles. In Interactions, 14 (1) pp. 16-17. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1189976.1189990

Marsden, Gary (2006): Designing technology for the developing world. In Interactions, 13 (2) pp. 39-ff.

Patel, Dynal, Marsden, Gary, Jones, Matt, Jones, Steve (2006): Improving photo searching interfaces for small-screen mobile computers. In: Nieminen, Marko, Roykkee, Mika (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - Mobile HCI 2006 September 12-15, 2006, Helsinki, Finland. pp. 149-156. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1152215.1152247

Patel, Dynal, Marsden, Gary, Jones, Matt, Jones, Steve (2006): Improving photo searching interfaces for small-screen mobile computers. In: Proceedings of 8th conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services , 2006, . pp. 149-156. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1152215.1152247

Jones, Steve, Jones, Matt, Marsden, Gary, Patel, Dynal, Cockburn, Andy (2005): An evaluation of integrated zooming and scrolling on small screens. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 63 (3) pp. 271-303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2005.03.005

Jones, Matt, Marsden, Gary (2005): Mobile interaction design tutorial. In: Proceedings of 7th conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services , 2005, . pp. 369-370. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1085777.1085872

Engdahl, Bjorn, Koksal, Malin, Marsden, Gary (2005): Using treemaps to visualize threaded discussion forums on PDAs. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1355-1358. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1056915

Marsden, Gary, Tip, Nicholas (2005): Navigation control for mobile virtual environments. In: Proceedings of 7th conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services , 2005, . pp. 279-282. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1085777.1085832

Jones, Matt, Marsden, Gary (2005): Mobile interaction design tutorial. 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. 369-370. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1085777.1085872

Marsden, Gary, Tip, Nicholas (2005): Navigation control for mobile virtual environments. 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. 279-282. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1085777.1085832

Patel, Dynal, Marsden, Gary, Jones, Steve, Jones, Matt (2004): An Evaluation of Techniques for Browsing Photograph Collections on Small Displays. 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. 132-143. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/3160/31600132.htm

Jones, Matt, Marsden, Gary (2004): \"Please Turn ON Your Mobile Phone\" - First Impressions of Text-Messaging in Lectures. 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. 436-440. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/3160/31600436.htm

Jones, Matt, Jain, Preeti, Buchanan, George, Marsden, Gary (2003): Using a Mobile Device to Vary the Pace of Search. In: Chittaro, Luca (eds.) Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - 5th International Symposium - Mobile HCI 2003 September 8-11, 2003, Udine, Italy. pp. 390-394. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/2795/27950390.htm

Marsden, Gary (2003): Using HCI to leverage communication technology. In Interactions, 10 (2) pp. 48-55.

Marsden, Gary, Thimbleby, Harold W., Jones, Matt, Gillary, Paul (2002): Data Structures in the Design of Interfaces. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 6 (2) pp. 132-140. http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=1617-4917&volume=6&issue=2&spage=132

Buchanan, George, Farrant, Sarah, Jones, Matt, Thimbleby, Harold, Marsden, Gary, Pazzani, Michael (2001): Improving mobile internet usability. In: Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2001, . pp. 673-680. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/371920.372181

Malan, Katherine, Marsden, Gary, Blake, Edwin H. (2001): Visual query tools for uncertain spatio-temporal data. In: ACM Multimedia 2001 , 2001, . pp. 522-524. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=500141.500230

Jones, Matt, Marsden, Gary (2006): Mobile interaction design, John Wiley and Sons,