Professor of Computer Science, Swansea University, UK

Hon. Professor of Computer Science, UCT, South Africa

Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award Holder




For the past nineteen years I have been researching how people might use their mobile devices to connect to information, services and other people.








Eight years ago I co-wrote Mobile Interaction Design and have written a number of other articles that address these issues too: Google seems to find most of them; the ACM Digital Library has others; and, I maintain this list, too.


My work has been funded by Research Councils (like EPSRC) and a number of fantastic industry partners.  I work at the FIT Lab in the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University. I enjoy serving on various advisory boards including the RCUKs Digital Economy PAB; and, EPSRCs ICT SAT. I was recently involved in the review of UK HCI.


You can “always” drop me a line by using your wit to add that username to acm dot org.



I’m currently doing a lot of thinking about wearables and how they can enhance social interactions.


Oh, and I love cycling: click on the picture to learn how great Swansea is for cyclists.










Š      Finished writing a book, “There’s Not An App for That”, out in December ‘14! Order now from Amazon UK; or Amazon USA.


Š      Looking forward to starting this new project funded by the EPSRC with range of amazing collaborators…(starts Jan ’15)


Š      Great to hear the ideas of fantastic students at the first UBINET Doctoral Consortium in Tampere (Nov).


Š      Gave a talk at the Korean HCI conference (Dec ’14)


Š      Took part in a ICT4D workshop in Cape Town (Jan ’15)


Š      Gave talks at the Future Interfaces Winter School (Jan ’15)





Š      Toolkit for storytelling

Š      Toolkit to grow small enterprises

Š      Barcode navigation tool (tailored for Swansea University in this case)

Š      CHI Bingo in honour of Gary


Š      J. Pearson, S. Robinson, M. JonesPaperChains: Dynamic Sketch+Voice Annotations”Accepted to appear in Proceedings of CSCW 2015, Vancouver, March 2015.


Š      J. Pearson, S. Robinson, M. Jones, “It’s About Time: Smartwatches as Public Displays” Accepted to appear in Proceedings of CHI 2015, Seoul, April 2015.







Google seems to find most of them; the ACM Digital Library has others; and, I maintain this list, too.






© Matt Jones. Last Update: Dec 20th , 2014