John Bowers

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John is concerned with the design and experience of innovative technologies, particularly in public spaces and domestic settings. He has contributed to the fields of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) for over 15 years, with particular concern for the use in design of social scientific research methods such as ethnography and interaction analysis. John also works as a musician and sound artist with an especial interest in improvisation, hardware hacking and innovative instruments and performance environments.

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Publication period start
1986
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
85

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Publications

Bowers, John (2012): The logic of annotated portfolios: communicating the value of 'research through design'. In: Proceedings of DIS12 Designing Interactive Systems , 2012, . pp. 68-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2317956.2317968

Gaver, William, Boucher, Andy, Bowers, John, Blythe, Mark, Jarvis, Nadine, Cameron, David, Kerridge, Tobie, Wilkie, Alex, Phillips, Robert, Wright, Peter (2011): The photostroller: supporting diverse care home residents in engaging with the world. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1757-1766. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979198

Gaver, William, Blythe, Mark, Boucher, Andy, Jarvis, Nadine, Bowers, John, Wright, Peter (2010): The prayer companion: openness and specificity, materiality and spirituality. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 2055-2064. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753640

Blythe, Mark, Wright, Peter, Bowers, John, Boucher, Andy, Jarvis, Nadine, Reynolds, Phil, Gaver, William W. (2010): Age and experience: ludic engagement in a residential care setting. In: Proceedings of DIS10 Designing Interactive Systems , 2010, . pp. 161-170. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1858171.1858200

Avram, Gabriela, Bannon, Liam, Bowers, John, Sheehan, Anne, Sullivan, Daniel K. (2009): Bridging, Patching and Keeping the Work Flowing: Defect Resolution in Distributed Software. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 18 (5) pp. 477-507. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10606-009-9099-6

Gaver, William, Bowers, John, Kerridge, Tobie, Boucher, Andy, Jarvis, Nadine (2009): Anatomy of a failure: how we knew when our design went wrong, and what we learned from it. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 2213-2222. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1519040

Colombino, Tommaso, Grasso, Antonietta, Martin, David, O'Neill, Jacki, Bowers, John (2008): Aesthetics, Digital Technology and Collaboration. In: Proceedings of the HCI08 Conference on People and Computers XXII , 2008, . pp. 199-200. http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.21508

Gaver, William W., Boucher, Andy, Law, Andy, Pennington, Sarah, Bowers, John, Beaver, Jacob, Humble, Jan, Kerridge, Tobie, Villar, Nicholas, Wilkie, Alex (2008): Threshold devices: looking out from the home. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 1429-1438. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357278

Gaver, William W., Sengers, Phoebe, Kerridge, Tobie, Kaye, Joseph Jofish, Bowers, John (2007): Enhancing ubiquitous computing with user interpretation: field testing the home health hor. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2007 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2007, . pp. 537-546. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1240624.1240711

Liu, Xiuwen, Bowers, John, Mio, Washington (2007): Parametrization, alignment and shape of spherical surfaces. In: Ranchordas, Alpesh, Araújo, Helder, Vitrià, Jordi (eds.) VISAPP 2007 - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1 March 8-11, 2007, Barcelona, Spain. pp. 199-206.

Gaver, William W., Bowers, John, Boucher, Andrew, Law, Andy, Pennington, Sarah, Walker, Brendan (2007): Electronic Furniture for the Curious Home: Assessing Ludic Designs in the Field. In International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 22 (1) pp. 119-152. http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15327590ijhc2201-02_7

Gaver, William W., Bowers, John, Boucher, Andy, Law, Andy, Pennington, Sarah, Villar, Nicholas (2006): The history tablecloth: illuminating domestic activity. In: Proceedings of DIS06: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2006, . pp. 199-208. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1142405.1142437

Bannon, Liam J., Benford, Steve, Bowers, John, Heath, Christian (2005): Hybrid design creates innovative museum experiences. In Communications of the ACM, 48 (3) pp. 62-65. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1047671.1047706

Benford, Steve, Seager, Will, Flintham, Martin, Anastasi, Rob, Rowland, Duncan, Humble, Jan, Stanton, Danae, Bowers, John, Tandavanitj, Nick, Adams, Matt, Row-Farr, Ju, Oldroyd, Amanda, Sutton, Jon (2004): The Error of Our Ways: The Experience of Self-Reported Position in a Location-Based Game. In: Davies, Nigel, Mynatt, Elizabeth D., Siio, Itiro (eds.) UbiComp 2004 Ubiquitous Computing 6th International Conference September 7-10, 2004, Nottingham, UK. pp. 70-87. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/3205/32050070.htm

Winberg, Fredrik, Bowers, John (2004): Assembling the senses: towards the design of cooperative interfaces for visually impaired . In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW04 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2004, . pp. 332-341. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1031607.1031662

Fraser, Mike, Stanton, Danae, Ng, K. H., Benford, Steve, Malley, C. O., Bowers, John, Taxen, G., Ferris, K., Hindmarsh, Jon (2003): Assembling history: Achieving coherent experiences with diverse technologies. In: Proceedings of the Eighth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2003, . pp. 179-198.

Bowers, John (2001): Crossing the line: a field study of inhabited television. In Behaviour and Information Technology, 20 (2) pp. 127-140.

Drozd, Adam, Bowers, John, Benford, Steve, Greenhalgh, Chris, Fraser, Mike (2001): Collaboratively improvising magic: An approach to managing participation in an on-line dra. In: Ecscw 2001 - Proceedings of the Seventh European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work 16-20 September, 2001, Bonn, Germany. pp. 159-178.

Groth, K., Bowers, John (2001): On finding things out: Situating organisational knowledge in CSCW. In: Ecscw 2001 - Proceedings of the Seventh European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work 16-20 September, 2001, Bonn, Germany. pp. 279-298.

Benford, Steve, Bowers, John, Chandler, Paul, Ciolfi, Luigina, Flintham, Martin, Fraser, Mike, Greenhalgh, Chris, Hall, Tony, Hellstrom, Sten-Olof, Izadi, Shahram, Rodden, Tom, Schnädelbach, Holger, Taylor, Ian (2001): Unearthing Virtual History: Using Diverse Interfaces to Reveal Hidden Virtual Worlds. In: Abowd, Gregory D., Brumitt, Barry, Shafer, Steven A. (eds.) Ubicomp 2001 Ubiquitous Computing - Third International Conference September 30 - October 2, 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. pp. 225-231. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/2201/22010225.htm

Craven, Mike, Taylor, Ian, Drozd, Adam, Purbrick, Jim, Greenhalgh, Chris, Benford, Steve, Fraser, Mike, Bowers, John, Hoch, Michael (2001): Exploiting Interactivity, Influence, Space and Time to Explore Non-Linear Drama in Virtual. In: Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel, Jacob, Robert J. K. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2001 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference March 31 - April 5, 2001, Seattle, Washington, USA. pp. 30-37. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/365024/p30-craven/p30-craven.pdf

Bowers, John, Martin, David (2000): Machinery in the New Factories: Interaction and Technology in a Bank's Telephone Call Cent. In: Kellogg, Wendy A., Whittaker, Steve (eds.) Proceedings of the 2000 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work , 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. pp. 49-58. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/358916/p49-bowers/p49-bowers.pdf

Viller, Stephen, Bowers, John, Rodden, Tom (1999): Human Factors in Requirements Engineering: A Survey of Human Sciences Literature Relevant . In Interacting with Computers, 11 (6) pp. 665-698.

Benford, Steve, Greenhalgh, Chris, Craven, Mike, Walker, Graham, Regan, Tim, Morphett, Jason, Wyver, John, Bowers, John (1999): Broadcasting on-line social interaction as inhabited television. In: Boedker, Susanne, Kyng, Morten, Schmidt, Kjeld (eds.) ECSCW 99 - Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work 12-16 September, 1999, Copenhagen, Denmark. pp. 179.

Bowers, John, Martin, David (1999): Informing collaborative information visualisation through an ethnography of ambulance cont. In: Boedker, Susanne, Kyng, Morten, Schmidt, Kjeld (eds.) ECSCW 99 - Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work 12-16 September, 1999, Copenhagen, Denmark. pp. 311.

Sandor, Ovidiu, Bogdan, Christian, Bowers, John (1997): Aether: An Awareness Engine for CSCW. In: Hughes, John F., Prinz, Wolfgang, Schmidt, Kjeld (eds.) Proceedings of the Fifth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 7-11 September, 1997, Lancaster, UK. pp. 221-236.

Martin, David, Bowers, John, Wastell, David (1997): The Interactional Affordances of Technology: An Ethnography of Human-Computer Interaction . In: Thimbleby, Harold, O'Conaill, Brid, Thomas, Peter J. (eds.) Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers XII August, 1997, Bristol, England, UK. pp. 263-281.

Bowers, John, Pycock, James, O'Brien, Jon (1996): Talk and Embodiment in Collaborative Virtual Environments. In: Tauber, Michael J., Bellotti, Victoria, Jeffries, Robin, Mackinlay, Jock D., Nielsen, Jakob (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 96 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 14-18, 1996, Vancouver, Canada. pp. 58-65. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi96/proceedings/papers/Bowers/jb_txt.htm

Bowers, John, O'Brien, Jon, Pycock, James (1996): Practically Accomplishing Immersion: Cooperation In and For Virtual Environments. In: Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S., Ackerman, Mark S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1996 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 16 - 20, 1996, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. pp. 380-389. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/240080/p380-bowers/p380-bowers.pdf

Pycock, James, Bowers, John (1996): Getting Others to Get It Right: An Ethnography of Design Work in the Fashion Industry. In: Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S., Ackerman, Mark S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1996 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 16 - 20, 1996, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. pp. 219-228. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/240080/p219-pycock/p219-pycock.pdf

Benford, Steve, Bowers, John, Fahlen, Lennart E., Greenhalgh, Chris, Snowdon, David N. (1995): User Embodiment in Collaborative Virtual Environments. In: Katz, Irvin R., Mack, Robert L., Marks, Linn, Rosson, Mary Beth, Nielsen, Jakob (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 95 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference May 7-11, 1995, Denver, Colorado. pp. 242-249. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi95/proceedings/papers/sdb_bdy.htm

Benford, Steve, Bowers, John, Fahlen, Lennart E., Greenhalgh, Chris, Mariani, John A., Rodden, Tom (1995): Networked Virtual Reality and Cooperative Work. In Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 4 (4) pp. 364-386.

Bowers, John (1995): Making It Work: A Field Study of a \"CSCW Network. In The Information Society, 11 (3) pp. . http://www.indiana.edu/~tisj/readers/abstracts/11/11-3%20Bowers.html

Bowers, John, Button, Graham, Sharrock, Wes (1995): Workflow from Within and Without: Technology and Cooperative Work on the Print Industry Sh. In: Marmolin, Hans, Sundblad, Yngve, Schmidt, Kjeld (eds.) ECSCW 95 - Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 11-15 September, 1995, Stockholm, Sweden. pp. 51-66.

Bowers, John (1994): The Work to Make a Network Work: Studying CSCW in Action. In: Proceedings of the 1994 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work October 22 - 26, 1994, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. pp. 287-298. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/192844/p287-bowers/p287-bowers.pdf

Bowers, John, Pycock, James (1994): Talking Through Design: Requirements and Resistance in Cooperative Prototyping. In: Adelson, Beth, Dumais, Susan, Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 94 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-28, 1994, Boston, Massachusetts. pp. 299-305. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/191666/p299-bowers/p299-bowers.pdf

Bowers, John, Rodden, Tom (1993): Exploding the Interface: Experiences of a CSCW Network. In: Ashlund, Stacey, Mullet, Kevin, Henderson, Austin, Hollnagel, Erik, White, Ted (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 93 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-29, 1993, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. pp. 255-262. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/169059/p255-bowers/p255-bowers.pdf

Hennessy, P. A., Benford, Steve, Bowers, John (1989): Modelling group communication structures: Analysing four European projects. In: EC-CSCW 89 - Proceedings of the First European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 13-15 September, 1989, Gatwick, London. pp. 406-420.

Bowers, John, Churcher, John (1988): Local and Global Structuring of Computer Mediated Communication: Developing Linguistic Per. In: Greif, Irene (eds.) Proceedings of the 1988 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work September 26 - 28, 1988, Portland, Oregon, United States. pp. 125-139.

Hitch, G. J., Sutcliffe, Alistair G., Bowers, John, Eccles, Lucy M. (1986): Empirical Evaluation of Map Interfaces: A Preliminary Study. 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. 565-585.

Cooper, Geoff, Bowers, John (1995): Representing the user: notes on the disciplinary rhetoric of human-computer interaction. In: "The Social and Interactional Dimensions of Human-Computer Interfaces (Cambridge Series on Human-Computer Interaction)" Cambridge University Press .