James L. Alty

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James Alty has worked for over 30 years in Human Computer Interaction. He is currently an Emeritus Professor at the Computer Science Department at Loughborough University (UK) and lectures part-time there. Previously he was a Professor of Computer Science at Liverpool University (1972-82) Strathclyde University (1982-90) and at Loughborough University. Between 1984-90 he was Executive Director of the Turing Institute in Glasgow and Chair of the Scottish HCI Centre. From 1991-2003 he was a co-director of the LUTCHI Research Centre at Loughborough University.


He has over 100 research publications mainly in HCI area and has written a number of books including Computer Skills and User Interface(1980). His research interests are Auditory Interfaces, Process Control Interfaces and Multimedia.   

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1980
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2006
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38

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Publications

Alty, James L., Al-Sharrah, A., Beacham, N. (2006): When humans form media and media form humans: An experimental study examining the effects . In Interacting with Computers, 18 (5) pp. 891-909. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2006.04.002

Rigas, Dimitrios, Alty, James L. (2005): The rising pitch metaphor: an empirical study. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 62 (1) pp. 1-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2004.06.004

Alty, James L., Rigas, Dimitrios (2005): Exploring the use of structured musical stimuli to communicate simple diagrams: the role o. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 62 (1) pp. 21-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2004.08.003

Vickers, Paul, Alty, James L. (2003): Siren songs and swan songs debugging with music. In Communications of the ACM, 46 (7) pp. 86-93. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/792704.792734

Vickers, Paul, Alty, James L. (2002): Using music to communicate computing information. In Interacting with Computers, 14 (5) pp. 435-456.

Vickers, Paul, Alty, James L. (2002): Musical program auralisation: a structured approach to motif design. In Interacting with Computers, 14 (5) pp. 457-485.

Vickers, Paul, Alty, James L. (2002): When bugs sing. In Interacting with Computers, 14 (6) pp. 793-819.

Viano, Gianni, Parodi, Andrea, Alty, James L., Khail, Chris, Angulo, Inaki, Biglino, Daniele, Crampes, Michel, Vaudry, Christophe, Daurensan, Veronique, Lachaud, Philippe (2000): Adaptive User Interface for Process Control based on Multi Agent Approach. In: Advanced Visual Interfaces 2000 , 2000, . pp. 201-204.

Alty, James L., Knott, R. P., Anderson, Ben, Smyth, M. (2000): A Framework for Engineering Metaphor at the User Interface. In Interacting with Computers, 13 (2) pp. 301-322.

Miah, T., Alty, James L. (2000): Vanishing Windows Technique for Adaptive Window Management. In Interacting with Computers, 12 (4) pp. 337-355.

Alty, James L., Rigas, Dimitrios I. (1998): Communicating Graphical Information to Blind Users Using Music: The Role of Context. In: Karat, Clare-Marie, Lund, Arnold, Coutaz, Joëlle, Karat, John (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 98 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 18-23, 1998, Los Angeles, California. pp. 574-581. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/274644/p574-alty/p574-alty.pdf

Rigas, Dimitrios I., Alty, James L. (1998): How Can Multimedia Designers Utilize Timbre?. In: Johnson, Hilary, Nigay, Laurence, Roast, C. R. (eds.) Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers XIII August 1-4, 1998, Sheffield, UK. pp. 273-286.

Alty, James L. (1997): Human Computer Interaction: The Year 2000 and Beyond. In: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 1997, . pp. 193-196.

Williams, David, Duncumb, Iain, Alty, James L. (1996): Matching Media to Goals: An Approach Based on Expressiveness. In: Sasse, Martina Angela, Cunningham, R. J., Winder, R. L. (eds.) Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers XI August, 1996, London, UK. pp. 333-347.

Alty, James L. (1995): Can We Use Music in Computer-Human Communication?. In: Kirby, M. A. R., Dix, Alan J., Finlay, Janet E. (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers X August, 1995, Huddersfield, UK. pp. 409-423.

Smyth, Michael, Anderson, Ben, Alty, James L. (1995): Metaphor Reflections and a Tool for Thought. In: Kirby, M. A. R., Dix, Alan J., Finlay, Janet E. (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers X August, 1995, Huddersfield, UK. pp. 137-150.

Anderson, Ben, Alty, James L. (1995): Everyday Theories, Cognitive Anthropology and User-Centred System Design. In: Kirby, M. A. R., Dix, Alan J., Finlay, Janet E. (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers X August, 1995, Huddersfield, UK. pp. 121-135.

Anderson, Ben, Smyth, Michael, Knott, R. P., Bergan, Marius, Bergan, Julie, Alty, James L. (1994): Minimising Conceptual Baggage: Making Choices about Metaphor. In: Cockton, Gilbert, Draper, Steven, Weir, George R. S. (eds.) Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers IX August 23-26, 1994, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. pp. 179-194.

Bray, A. D., Alty, James L. (1994): Multiple Worlds: An Approach to Multimedia Resource Management Using Truth Maintenance. In Interacting with Computers, 6 (2) pp. 135-150.

Alty, James L., Bergan, Marius, Craufurd, Penny, Dolphin, Ciaran (1993): Experiments using multimedia interfaces in process control: Some initial results. In Computers & Graphics, 17 (3) pp. 205-218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0097-8493(93)90069-L

Edmonds, Ernest, Alty, James L., Clarke, Anthony, Scrivener, Stephen A. R. (1992): The LUTCHI Research Centre. In: Monk, Andrew, Diaper, Dan, Harrison, Michael D. (eds.) Proceedings of the Seventh Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers VII August 15-18, 1992, University of York, UK. pp. 527-529.

Alty, James L. (1991): Multimedia -- What is It and How Do We Exploit It?. In: Diaper, Dan, Hammond, Nick (eds.) Proceedings of the Sixth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers VI August 20-23, 1991, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. pp. 31-44.

Alty, James L., Mullin, Jim (1989): Dialogue Specification in the GRADIENT Dialogue System. In: Sutcliffe, Alistair G., Macauley, Linda (eds.) Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers V August 5-8, 1989, University of Nottingham, UK. pp. 151-168.

Alty, James L., Mullin, Jim (1987): The Role of the Dialogue System in a User Interface Management System. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg, Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 87 - 2nd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction September 1-4, 1987, Stuttgart, Germany. pp. 1007-1012.

Alty, James L., McKell, P. (1986): Application Modelling in a User Interface Management System. In: Harrison, Michael D., Monk, Andrew (eds.) Proceedings of the Second Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers II August 23-26, 1986, University of York, UK. pp. 319-335.

Alty, James L., Ritchie, Russell A. (1985): A Path Algebra Support Facility for Interactive Dialogue Designers. In: Johnson, Peter, Cook, Stephen (eds.) Proceedings of the Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers I August 17-20, 1985, University of East Anglia. pp. 128-137.

Coombs, Michael J., Alty, James L. (1985): An Application of the Birmingham Discourse Analysis System to the Study of Computer Guidan. In Human-Computer Interaction, 1 (3) pp. 243-282.

Brooks, Andrew, Alty, James L. (1985): The Use of Rule Induction, A Knowledge Acquisition Technique for Expert Systems, to Interp. In: Johnson, Peter, Cook, Stephen (eds.) Proceedings of the Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers I August 17-20, 1985, University of East Anglia. pp. 255-263.

Alty, James L. (1984): Use of Path Algebras in an Interactive Adaptive Dialogue System. In: Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 84 - 1st IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction September 4-7, 1984, London, UK. pp. 351-354.

Alty, James L. (1984): The Application of Path Algebras to Interactive Dialogue Design. In Behaviour and Information Technology, 3 (2) pp. 119-132.

Coombs, Michael J., Gibson, R., Alty, James L. (1982): Learning a First Computer Language: Strategies for Making Sense. In International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 16 (4) pp. 449-486.

Coombs, Michael J., Alty, James L. (1980): Face-to-Face Guidance of University Computer Users -- II. Characterizing Advisory Interact. In International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 12 (4) pp. 407-429.

Alty, James L., Coombs, Michael J. (1980): Face-to-Face Guidance of University Computer Users -- I. A Study of Advisory Services. In International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 12 (4) pp. 389-405.

Alty, James L., Diaper, Dan, Guest, D. (eds.) Proceedings of the Eighth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers VIII August 7-10, 1993, Loughborough University, UK.

(1981): Computing Skills and the User Interface, Coombs, M. J., Alty, James L. (eds.), Academic Press,