MATT JONES

Professor of Computer Science, Swansea University, UK

Hon. Professor of Computer Science, UCT, South Africa

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS, FORTHCOMING and RECENT TALKS / EVENTS

 

Š      I was delighted to receive a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award (Jan 2014). I will use this as a platform to think HCI for resource constrained communities.

 

Š      Visited Mumbai in March giving talks and carrying out fieldwork.

 

Š      I co-Chaired CHI 2014 in Toronto in May – over 3000 people attended; Margaret Atwood was great and our work got featured in Gizmodo.

 

Š      Spoke in Glasgow as part of a SICSA event at end of May.

 

Š      Finished writing a book, “There’s Not An App for That”, out in November! 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…

 

Š      Helped run the Alive to Engagement Event in Cardiff as part of the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy.

 

 

 

 

 

SOME NEW PAPERS/ SOFTWARE

 

Š      Toolkit for storytelling

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

Š      CHI Bingo in honour of Gary

 

Š      Simon Robinson, Jennifer S. Pearson, and Matt Jones. 2014. A billion signposts: repurposing barcodes for indoor navigation. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 639-642

 

Š      Simon Robinson, Jennifer S. Pearson, and Matt Jones. 2014. AudioCanvas: internet-free interactive audio photos. In Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3735-3738. 

 

All Other PUBLICATIONS

 

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

 

 

 



 

 

© Matt Jones. Last Update: August 25th, 2014