My colleague, Bijan, is off on sabbatical (lucky) – and before going he’s published a set of goals (below). While I think there are way too many (I’d be happy getting just half done) I think that the idea of doing this is excellent. Most academics don’t take the time to consider the goals for their upcoming year – learching from deadline to deadline – sacrificing the important for the immediate.
Some new work – just off the press: We provide 17 coping tactics visually disabled users employ on the Web. We frame problematic situations that provoke tactics within the context of coping theory. Coping tactics are behavioural markers of cognitive processes that indicate problematic situations. Detecting tactics enables alleviating problematic situations and opens new avenues in web evaluation and modelling.
Well good news – no royalties to speak of, but at least the message is out there and Journal editors, journalists and bloggers can request a free online review copy of your book right from your book’s homepage.
This paper represents our first foray into submissions to arXiv. arXiv, is super popular within the physics and astronomy communities and is a high quality location for open scientific information such as white papers and technical reports. Our work is the last publication from our RIAM project and can be found at: http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.3767 (which is a permanent identifier – think DOI).
A while ago I was invited as an expert to contribute to the EU CARDIAC project which wanted to generate a research agenda roadmap highlighting research priorities in accessible and assistive ICT that will favour eAccessibility. I recently got and update from John Gill (the co-ordinator).
I was recently asked by Research Councils UK ‘What are the key future challenges that UK HCI researchers can address and how can the UK research be better placed to contribute?’ Well apart from RCUK actually funding some research I thing it is by providing the research to inform industrial development; instead of often trying to build an industrial product ourselves as a demonstrator, or indeed, as the whole project.
As per normal, my short and mostly unheard rant about HCI and WWW! This year we did have some HCI under the title ‘Social Web UI’. Two other session did look promising, ‘User Behavior in OSN’ and ‘Behavioral Analysis’, but alas no, miss titled in mine, and other HCI’ers opinion. These were mostly ‘throw tweets at ML/AI’ and wait. Social Web UI was the only viable option.