I am Jen, I work in the Future Interaction Technology Lab at Swansea University. I currently work on the EPSRC funded Reshaping the Expected Future 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.
I currently teach the second year module CS-200 - Intrduction to Human Computer Interaction. For more information on this see Blackboard.
- Human Computer Interaction
- Digital Libraries
- Information Visualization
- Document Navigation
- Rural Computing
J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, H. Thimbleby: “Designing for Digital Reading” Morgan and Claypool Publishers, 2013, Buy on Amazon | BibTeX
S. Robinson, J. Pearson, M. Jones: “Q-arrgh! — Commandeering Everyday Digital Codes'” Mobile HCI 2015, 2015 : Copenhagen, Denmark - PDF
Tom Owen, J. Pearson, H. Thimbleby, G. Buchanan: “ConCap: Designing to Empower Individual Reflection on Chronic Conditions using Mobile Apps'” Mobile HCI 2015, 2015 : Copenhagen, Denmark - PDF
J. Pearson, S. Robinson, M. Jones: “It's About Time: Smartwatches as Public Displays'” CHI 2015, 2015 : Seoul, South Korea - PDF
J. Pearson, S. Robinson, M. Jones: “PaperChains: Dynamic Sketch+Voice Annotations” CSCW 2015, 2015 : Vancouver, Canada - PDF
S. Robinson, J. Pearson, M. Jones: “AudioCanvas: Interactive Audio Photos” IARIGAI 2014, 2014 : Swansea, UK
S. Robinson, J. Pearson, M. Jones: “A Billion Signposts: Repurposing Barcodes for Indoor Navigation” CHI 2014, 2014 : Toronto, Canada - PDF
S. Robinson, J. Pearson, M. Jones: “AudioCanvas: Internet-Free Interactive Audio Photos” CHI 2014, 2014 : Toronto, Canada - PDF
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
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
J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, H. Thimbleby: “Investigating Collaborative Annotation on Slate PCs” MobileHCI 2012, 2012 : San Francisco, CA, USA - Honorable Mention PDF | BibTeX
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
J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, H. Thimbleby: “The Reading Desk: Supporting Lightweight Note-taking in Digital Documents” TPDL 2011, 2011 : Berlin, Germany PDF | BibTeX
J. Pearson, G. Buchanan: “CloudBooks: An Infrastructure for Reading on Multiple Devices” TPDL 2011, 2011 : Berlin, Germany PDF | BibTeX
J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, H. Thimbleby: “The Reading Desk: Applying Physical Interactions to Digital Documents” CHI 2011, 2011 : Vancouver, BC, Canada PDF | BibTeX
G. Buchanan, J. Pearson: “An Architecture for Supporting RFID-Enhanced Interactions in Digital Libraries” ECDL 2010, 2010 : Glasgow, Scotland, UK PDF | BibTeX
J. Pearson: “Supporting Effective User Navigation in Digital Documents” CHI 2010 Extended Abstracts, 2010 : Atlanta, GA, USA PDF | BibTeX
J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, Harold Thimbleby: “Improving Annotations In Digital Documents” ECDL 2009, 2009 : Corfu, Greece PDF | BibTeX
J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, Harold Thimbleby: “Creating Visualisations for Digital Document Indexing” ECDL 2009, 2009 : Corfu, Greece PDF | BibTeX
G. Buchanan, J. Pearson: “Improving Placeholders in Digital Documents” ECDL 2008, 2008 : Aarhus, Denmark - Winner of Best Paper PDF | BibTeX
J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, H. Thimbleby, M. Jones: “The Digital Reading Desk: A Lightweight Approach to Digital Note-Taking” Interacting With Computers PDF | BibTeX
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.
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.
J. Pearson, G. Buchanan, H. Thimbleby: “HCI Design Principles for eReaders” Books Online 2010, 2010 : Totonto, ON, Canada PDF | BibTeX
J. Pearson, G. Buchanan: “Real-Time Document Collaboration Using iPads” Books Online 2010, 2010 : Totonto, ON, Canada PDF | BibTeX
J. Pearson, G. Buchanan: “Improving User Interaction in Digtial Books” Books Online 2009, 2009 : Corfu, Greece PDF | BibTeX
J. Pearson, S. Robinson: “Developing our World Views” Interactions, 20(2):68-71, 2013
J. Pearson: “Supporting Effective User Navigation in Digital Documents” Bulletin of IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries, Volume 6 Issue 1, 2010
J. Pearson: “Investigating Lightweight Interaction for Active Reading in Digital Documents” PhD Thesis: Swansea University, 2012
J. Pearson: “Medi-Tag: A Context-Aware Mobile Information System” Masters Thesis: Swansea University 2007
J. Pearson: “3D Medical Data Editor” Batchelors Dissertation: University of Wales, Swansea, 2006
- CS-200 - Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
Since 1985, the Department of Computer Science has held an undergraduate colloquium at the University of Wales Conference Centre at Gregynog in Powys. During this event, all third year students will be expected to give a fifteen minute presentation on their final year project to an audience consisting of around 6–8 students and two or more lecturers. This presentation is an assessed part of their final year project (25%).
This year's colloquium is being held between November 16 - 18th 2015
. Simon and I will provide more information on this event closer to the time. To get a flavour of what to expect, you can check out the agenda
for last year's event which was held in Janurary 2015.
I am happy to chat to any student who wants help or advice on their third year project. Students assigned to me can either contct me via email or come to my office to discuss their project work. Unless you specifically request it, I do not tend to schedule regular weekly meetings, but will always respond to emails and, depending on my travel schedule, will aim to meet when needed.
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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