Jennifer Pearson BSc, MSc, PhD

Researcher, FIT Lab

I am Jen, I work in the Future Interaction Technology Lab at Swansea University. I currently work on the EPSRC funded Scaling the Rural Enterprise project with Matt Jones and Simon Robinson. The focus of my research on this project is centered around rural contexts where a certain set of challenges inhibit users from accessing technology (e.g., lack of internet connectivity, limited power, low literacy, little access to smart phones etc). Prior to this, my Microsoft funded PhD research focused on creating lightweight tools to support active reading within digital documents. Check out my publications for more info! Further information is also available from ACM, DBLP and Google Scholar.

Research Interests

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Digital Libraries
  • Information Visualization
  • Document Navigation
  • Rural Computing

Teaching 2014-2015

  • CS-200 - Introduction to Human Computer Interaction

Publications

Books

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J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, H. Thimbleby: “Designing for Digital Reading” Morgan and Claypool Publishers, 2013, Buy on Amazon | BibTeX

Conference Papers

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J. Pearson, S. Robinson, M. Jones: “PaperChains: Dynamic Sketch+Voice Annotations” CSCW 2015, 2015 : Vancouver, Canada - In Print

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S. Robinson, J. Pearson, M. Jones: “AudioCanvas: Interactive Audio Photos” IARIGAI 2014, 2014 : Swansea, UK

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S. Robinson, J. Pearson, M. Jones: “A Billion Signposts: Repurposing Barcodes for Indoor Navigation” CHI 2014, 2014 : Toronto, Canada - PDF

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S. Robinson, J. Pearson, M. Jones: “AudioCanvas: Internet-Free Interactive Audio Photos” CHI 2014, 2014 : Toronto, Canada - PDF

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J. Pearson, S. Robinson, M. Jones, A. Nanavati, N. Rajput: “ACQR: Acoustic Quick Response Codes for Content Sharing on Low End Phones with No Internet Connectivity” MobileHCI 2013, 2013 : Munich, Germany - Honorable Mention PDF | BibTeX

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J. Pearson, S. Robinson, G. Buchanan, M. Jones: “TicQR: Flexible, Lightweight Linking of Paper and Digital Content using Mobile Phones” INTERACT 2013, 2013 : Cape Town, South Africa PDF | BibTeX

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J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, H. Thimbleby: “Investigating Collaborative Annotation on Slate PCs” MobileHCI 2012, 2012 : San Francisco, CA, USA - Honorable Mention PDF | BibTeX

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J. Pearson, T. Owen, H. Thimbleby, G. Buchanan: “Co-Reading: Investigating Collaborative Group Reading” JCDL 2012, 2012 : Washington DC, USA - Nominated for Best Paper PDF | BibTeX

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J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, H. Thimbleby: “The Reading Desk: Supporting Lightweight Note-taking in Digital Documents” TPDL 2011, 2011 : Berlin, Germany PDF | BibTeX

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J. Pearson, G. Buchanan: “CloudBooks: An Infrastructure for Reading on Multiple Devices” TPDL 2011, 2011 : Berlin, Germany PDF | BibTeX

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J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, H. Thimbleby: “The Reading Desk: Applying Physical Interactions to Digital Documents” CHI 2011, 2011 : Vancouver, BC, Canada PDF | BibTeX

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G. Buchanan, J. Pearson: “An Architecture for Supporting RFID-Enhanced Interactions in Digital Libraries” ECDL 2010, 2010 : Glasgow, Scotland, UK PDF | BibTeX

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J. Pearson: “Supporting Effective User Navigation in Digital Documents” CHI 2010 Extended Abstracts, 2010 : Atlanta, GA, USA PDF | BibTeX

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J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, Harold Thimbleby: “Improving Annotations In Digital Documents” ECDL 2009, 2009 : Corfu, Greece PDF | BibTeX

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J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, Harold Thimbleby: “Creating Visualisations for Digital Document Indexing” ECDL 2009, 2009 : Corfu, Greece PDF | BibTeX

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G. Buchanan, J. Pearson: “Improving Placeholders in Digital Documents” ECDL 2008, 2008 : Aarhus, Denmark - Winner of Best Paper PDF | BibTeX

Journal Articles

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J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, H. Thimbleby, M. Jones: “The Digital Reading Desk: A Lightweight Approach to Digital Note-Taking” Interacting With Computers PDF | BibTeX

Workshop Articles

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J. Pearson, S. Robinson, N. Rajput, M. Jones, A. Nanavati: “Audio QR Codes for Voice Service Position Sharing” SiMPE 2013: Workshop on Speech (and Sound) in Mobile and Pervasive Environments, 2013 : Munich, Germany.

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J. Pearson, S. Robinson, M. Jones, A. Nanavati: “Sharing Voice Sites on the Spoken Web” MWB 2012: Workshop on Mobility and Web Behaviors, 2012 : San Francisco, CA, USA.

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J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, H. Thimbleby: “HCI Design Principles for eReaders” Books Online 2010, 2010 : Totonto, ON, Canada PDF | BibTeX

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J. Pearson, G. Buchanan: “Real-Time Document Collaboration Using iPads” Books Online 2010, 2010 : Totonto, ON, Canada PDF | BibTeX

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J. Pearson, G. Buchanan: “Improving User Interaction in Digtial Books” Books Online 2009, 2009 : Corfu, Greece PDF | BibTeX

Other Articles

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J. Pearson, S. Robinson: “Developing our World Views” Interactions, 20(2):68-71, 2013

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J. Pearson: “Supporting Effective User Navigation in Digital Documents” Bulletin of IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries, Volume 6 Issue 1, 2010

Theses

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J. Pearson: “Investigating Lightweight Interaction for Active Reading in Digital Documents” PhD Thesis: Swansea University, 2012

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J. Pearson: “Medi-Tag: A Context-Aware Mobile Information System” Masters Thesis: Swansea University 2007

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J. Pearson: “3D Medical Data Editor” Batchelors Dissertation: University of Wales, Swansea, 2006

Contact

  • E-mail:
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 1792 602693 (Internal extension: 2693)
  • Office: Future Interaction Technology Lab, Faraday Tower (room 503)
  • Address: Computer Science Department, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK