William W. Gaver

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Gaver's research concerns the design of interactive technologies for everyday life. As computation has moved beyond the workplace, we need to look beyond traditional concerns with problem-solving, efficiency, utility and usability to consider the wider range of values and motivations it might embody. As head of the Interaction Research Studio, Gaver pursues practice-based research on new roles for interactive technology. Recent work has focused on the home, exploring electronic furniture and fittings that provoke curiosity and allow exploration of new views within and outside the domestic setting. A committed focus to making has also produced methodological and conceptual innovations. A series of methods for engaging with users, from early explorations of the context for design all the way to the assessment of long-term field trials, stress the value of multiple, unresolved narratives in understanding the meanings of technology. This is complemented by conceptual work that explores topics such as play, ambiguity and interpretation in design.

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Publication period start
1986
Publication period end
2010
Number of co-authors
40

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Publications

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

Gaver, William W. (2010): Interaction research studio: Goldsmiths, University of London. In Interactions, 17 (6) pp. 84-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1897239.1897258

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

Gaver, William W. (2007): Cultural commentators: Non-native interpretations as resources for polyphonic assessment. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 65 (4) pp. 292-305. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2006.11.014

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

Raijmakers, Bas, Gaver, William W., Bishay, Jon (2006): Design documentaries: inspiring design research through documentary film. In: Proceedings of DIS06: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2006, . pp. 229-238. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1142405.1142441

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

Gaver, William W. (2006): The video window: my life with a ludic system. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 10 (2) pp. 60-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00779-005-0002-2

Boucher, Andrew, Gaver, William W. (2006): Developing the drift table. In Interactions, 13 (1) pp. 24-27.

Gaver, William W. (2006): Designing for our (sur)real lives. In: Kjeldskov, Jesper, Paay, Jane (eds.) Proceedings of OZCHI06, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2006, . pp. 5. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1228175.1228179

Gaver, William W., Boucher, Andrew, Pennington, Sarah, Walker, Brendan (2004): Cultural probes and the value of uncertainty. In Interactions, 11 (5) pp. 53-56. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1015530.1015555

Gaver, William W., Beaver, Jacob, Benford, Steve (2003): Ambiguity as a resource for design. In: Cockton, Gilbert, Korhonen, Panu (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2003 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 5-10, 2003, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. pp. 233-240.

Gaver, William W., Boucher, A., Martin, H. (2003): Evaluating the Double-Deck Desk. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction June 22-27, 2003, Crete, Greece. pp. 369-373.

Djajadiningrat, J. P., Gaver, William W., Fres, J. W. (2000): Interaction Relabelling and Extreme Characters: Methods for Exploring Aesthetic Interactio. In: Proceedings of DIS00: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2000, . pp. 66-71. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/347642/p66-djajadiningrat/p66-djajadiningrat.pdf

Gaver, William W., Dunne, Anthony (1999): Projected Realities: Conceptual Design for Cultural Effect. 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. 600-607. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/302979/p600-gaver/p600-gaver.pdf

Gaver, William W. (1996): Affordances for interaction: The social is material for design. In Ecological psychology, 8 (2) pp. 111-129. http://www.gold.ac.uk/media/17gaver.socialAffs.96.pdf

Gaver, William W., Smets, Gerda, Overbeeke, Kees (1995): A Virtual Window on Media Space. 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. 257-264. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi95/proceedings/papers/wwg1bdy.htm

Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel, Gaver, William W. (1994): ENO: Synthesizing Structured Sound Spaces. In: Szekely, Pedro (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology November 02 - 04, 1994, Marina del Rey, California, United States. pp. 49-57. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/uist/192426/p49-beaudouin-lafon/p49-beaudouin-lafon.pdf

Gaver, William W., Sellen, Abigail, Heath, Christian, Luff, Paul (1993): One is Not Enough: Multiple Views in a Media Space. 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. 335-341. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/169059/p335-gaver/p335-gaver.pdf

Gaver, William W. (1993): Synthesizing Auditory Icons. 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. 228-235. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/169059/p228-gaver/p228-gaver.pdf

Gaver, William W. (1992): The Affordances of Media Spaces for Collaboration. In: Proceedings of the 1992 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work November 01 - 04, 1992, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. pp. 17-24. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/143457/p17-gaver/p17-gaver.pdf

Gaver, William W., Moran, Thomas P., MacLean, Allan, Lovstrand, Lennart, Dourish, Paul, Carter, Kathleen, Buxton, Bill (1992): Realizing a Video Environment: EuroPARC's RAVE System. In: Bauersfeld, Penny, Bennett, John, Lynch, Gene (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 92 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference June 3-7, 1992, Monterey, California. pp. 27-35. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/142750/p27-gaver/p27-gaver.pdf

Gaver, William W., Smith, Randall B., O'Shea, Tim (1991): Effective Sounds in Complex Systems: The Arkola Simulation. 0 (0) pp. . http://www.gold.ac.uk/media/03gaver-smith-oshea.ARKola.chi91.pdf

Gaver, William W. (1991): Sound Support for Collaboration. In: Bannon, Liam, Robinson, Mike, Schmidt, Kjeld (eds.) ECSCW 91 - Proceedings of the Second European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work September 24-27, 1991, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Gaver, William W., Smith, Randall B. (1991): Auditory Icons in Large-Scale Collaborative Environments. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 23 (1) pp. 96.

Gaver, William W., Smith, Raoul N., O'Shea, Tim (1991): Effective Sounds in Complex Systems: The ARKola Simulation. In: Robertson, Scott P., Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 91 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 28 - June 5, 1991, New Orleans, Louisiana. pp. 85-90. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/108844/p85-gaver/p85-gaver.pdf

Gaver, William W. (1991): Technology Affordances. In: Robertson, Scott P., Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 91 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 28 - June 5, 1991, New Orleans, Louisiana. pp. 79-84.

Gaver, William W., Smith, Randall B. (1990): Auditory Icons in Large-Scale Collaborative Environments. In: Diaper, Dan, Gilmore, David J., Cockton, Gilbert, Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 90 - 3rd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 27-31, 1990, Cambridge, UK. pp. 735-740.

Gaver, William W. (1989): The Sonic Finder: An Interface that Uses Auditory Icons. In Human-Computer Interaction, 4 (1) pp. 67-94.

Gaver, William W. (1986): Auditory Icons: Using Sound in Computer Interfaces. In Human-Computer Interaction, 2 (2) pp. 167-177.