Simon Holland

Author: Simon Holland


Simon Holland is Senior Lecturer in Computing at The Open University, and Director and Founder of the Music Computing Lab.His principal research interests are in Human Computer Interaction, Pervasive, Mobile and Tangible Computing, and Music Computing. He also has interests in Technology Enhanced Learning. He is Co-Investigator on the E-Sense Project and the Older People and Technological Inclusion ESRC Seminar Series. He has devised numerous human-centred computing innovations such as Harmony Space, the Haptic Drum Kit, the Audio GPS, and Direct Combination.He is a founder member of the Older People and Technology Research Group. Group is interested in finding ways to extend the time during which older people can live independently and participate in society radically improving the usability, accessibility and adaptability of technology by developing new approaches that:
-facilitate older people in maintaining and extending their social networks of family, community and carers,
- place older people, with the assistance of their nominated helpers, more in control of the supporting technology.


Publication period start: 2012
Number of co-authors: 29


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
David R. Morse
Henrik Gedenryd
Yvonne Rogers

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Jennifer J. Preece
David Benyon
Yvonne Rogers


Nakasone, Arturo, Prendinger, Helmut, Holland, Simon, Hut, Piet, Makino, Jun, Miura, Ken (2009): AstroSim: Collaborative Visualization of an Astrophysics Simulation in Second Life. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 29 (5) pp. 69-81.

Holland, Simon, Morse, David R., Gedenryd, Henrik (2002): AudioGPS: Spatial Audio Navigation with a Minimal Attention Interface. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 6 (4) pp. 253-259.

Holland, Simon, Oppenheim, Daniel (1999): Direct Combination. In: Altom, Mark W., Williams, Marian G. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 99 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference May 15-20, 1999, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. pp. 262-269.

Holland, Simon, Morse, David R., Gedenryd, Henrik (2002): Direct Combination: A New User Interaction. In: Paterno, Fabio (eds.) Mobile Human-Computer Interaction - 4th International Symposium - Mobile HCI 2002 September 18-20, 2002, Pisa, Italy. pp. 108-122.

Holland, Simon, Day, Robert, Leplâtre, Grégory, Edwards, Alistair D. N. (2004): Mobile HCI and Sound. 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. 527-528.

Holland, Simon, Marshall, Paul, Bird, Jon, Dalton, Nick Sheep, Morris, Richard, Pantidi, Nadia, Rogers, Yvonne, Clark, Andy (2009): Running up Blueberry Hill: prototyping whole body interaction in harmony space. In: Villar, Nicolas, Izadi, Shahram, Fraser, Mike, Benford, Steve (eds.) TEI 2009 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction February 16-18, 2009, Cambridge, UK. pp. 93-98.

Holland, Simon, Bouwer, Anders J., Dalgelish, Mathew, Hurtig, Topi M. (2009): Feeling the beat where it counts: fostering multi-limb rhythm skills with the haptic drum . In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction , 2009, . pp. 21-28.

Wilkie, Katie, Holland, Simon, Mulholland, Paul (2009): Evaluating musical software using conceptual metaphors. In: Proceedings of the HCI09 Conference on People and Computers XXIII , 2009, . pp. 232-237.

Dalton, Nick, MacKay, Gordon, Holland, Simon (2012): Kolab: appropriation & improvisation in mobile tangible collaborative interaction. In: Proceedings of DIS12 Designing Interactive Systems , 2012, . pp. 21-24.