Liam Betsworth

Research Assistant, FIT Lab

About Me

Liam Betsworth

I was a Research Assistant in the Future Interaction Technology research group under the supervision of Prof. Matt Jones. My university funded PhD scholarship commenced in October 2011, working on the digital regeneration of The Hafod Copperworks.

The main focus of my research was to develop technology that would attract people to a redeveloping heritage site, providing engaging and immersive experiences for visitors. This was achieved through a mixture of experimental augmented reality and performative technologies.

Research Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mobile Interaction Design
  • Augmented Reality
  • Performative Technologies


Conference Papers

  1. C. Hoare, R. Campbell, R. Felton, L. Betsworth Hide and Seek: Exploring Interaction with Smart Wallpaper. In Proceedings of CHI Play 2015, London, October 2015
  2. L. Betsworth, M. Jones Director: A Remote Guidance Mechanism. In Proceedings of CHI 2015: Extended Abstracts, Seoul, April 2015
  3. L. Betsworth, N. Rajput, S. Srivastava, M. Jones Audvert: Using Spatial Audio to Gain a Sense of Place. In Proceedings of INTERACT 2013, Cape Town, September 2013

Journal Articles

  1. L. Betsworth, H. Bowen, S. Robinson, M. Jones Performative Technologies for Heritage Site Regeneration Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 18(7):1631–1650, 2014

Workshop Papers

  1. L. Betsworth, M. Jones Regenerative Social Engagement through Performative Technologies. In CHI 2014 workshop on Socially Engaged Arts Practice in HCI, Toronto, April 2014
  2. L. Betsworth, M. Jones Designing a Performative Sharing Framework for Heritage Site Regeneration. In IUI 2014 PATCH workshop: The Future of Experiencing Cultural Heritage, Haifa, February 2014
  3. L. Betsworth, S. Robinson, M. Jones Pico Projection for Performative Place Based Services. In CHI 2013 workshop on Experiencing Interactivity in Public Spaces (EIPS), Paris, April 2013

Refereed Abstracts & Presentations

  1. L. Betsworth Audacious: a virtual audio environment. Refereed Abstract & Presentation at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR), University of Central Lancashire, 19-20 April 2011


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  • Office: Future Interaction Technology Lab, Room 503, Faraday Tower
  • Address: Computer Science Department, Faraday Tower, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP.