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Paul Vickers holds a BSc degree in Computer studies from Liverpool Polytechnic and a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from Loughborough University. He is currently Reader in Human-Computer Interaction in at Northumbria University where he has been since 2001. Between 1989 and 2001 Vickers taught at Liverpool John Moores University, and before that worked in a software development team at Digital Equipment Co. Ltd.
Paul Vickers is a UK Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and is also a registered practitioner in the UK's Higher Education Academy. His research is centred in the human-computer interaction (HCI) and auditory visualisation fields with a particular focus on the use of music as a medium for external representations.
Vickers has presented at and been on the organising committees for a number of international conferences and has been interviewed by international media about his work on auditory representations of programs. A keen musician, Paul Vickers is very interested in bringing together the technologists, engineers, musicians, composers, sound artists, audio engineers, and programmers to build well-motivated and well-designed tools for exploring the use of sound as a communication medium.
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Vickers, Paul, Banwell, Linda, Heaford, Susan, Salces, Fausto J. Sainz de (2009): Painting the ideal home: using art to express visions of technologically supported indepen. In Universal Access in the Information Society, 8 (1) pp. 33-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10209-008-0126-z
Vickers, Paul (2006): Lemma 4: Haptic Input + Auditory Display = Musical Instrument?. In: McGookin, David K., Brewster, Stephen A. (eds.) HAID 2006 - Haptic and Audio Interaction Design - First International Workshop August 31 - September 1, 2006, Glasgow, UK. pp. 56-67. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11821731_6
Buranatrived, Jiraporn, Vickers, Paul (2004): A Study of Application and Device Effects Between a WAP Phone and a Palm PDA. 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. 192-203. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/3160/31600192.htm
0002, Mark Nicholson, Vickers, Paul (2004): Pen-Based Gestures: An Approach to Reducing Screen Clutter in Mobile Computing. 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. 320-324. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/3160/31600320.htm