Dr Simon Robinson
Senior Lecturer
Computer Science
Telephone: (01792) 602699
Room: Office - 116
First Floor
Computational Foundry
Bay Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • HCI
  • Mobile
  • Multimodality
  • Haptics
  • ICTD
  • Eyes-off interaction

Publications

  1. Reitmaier, T., Robinson, S., Pearson, J., Raju, D., Jones, M. An Honest Conversation: Transparently Combining Machine and Human Speech Assistance in Public Spaces CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '20)
  2. Meena, Y., Seunarine, K., Sahoo, D., Robinson, S., Pearson, J., Zhang, C., Carnie, M., Pockett, A., Prescott, A., Thomas, S., Lee, K., Jones, M. PV-Tiles: Towards Closely-Coupled Photovoltaic and Digital Materials for Useful, Beautiful and Sustainable Interactive Surfaces CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '20)
  3. Pearson, J., Robinson, S., Reitmaier, T., Jones, M., Joshi, A. Diversifying Future-Making Through Itinerative Design ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 26 5 1 21
  4. Robinson, S., Pearson, J., Holton, M., Ahire, S., Jones, M. Sustainabot - Exploring the Use of Everyday Foodstuffs as Output and Input for and with Emergent Users CHI '19 Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 1 12
  5. Pearson, J., Robinson, S., Reitmaier, T., Jones, M., Ahire, S., Joshi, A., Sahoo, D., Maravi, N., Bhikne, B. StreetWise: Smart Speakers vs Human Help in Public Slum Settings CHI '19 Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 1 13

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Teaching

  • CSCM69 Human-Centred Perspectives and Methods

    This module provides the rationale and approaches to shaping system design with humans in mind. It gives an overview of the main topics in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and details a plethora of components including data structures and architectures that can be used in the construction of usable interactive systems. Students will be exposed to the fundamental concepts of HCI as well as learning by example from seminal research and state-of-the-art examples. Specific focus will be given to core human-centred approaches such as iterative design and running, analysing and interpreting data from user evaluations. Students will also be taught the basics of research methods for computer science ¿ including how to construct research questions, critically analyse research papers, write literature reviews, perform presentations and write in a scientific manner.

Supervision

  • Working title: Art and Design Practices as a Driver for Deformable Controls, Textures and Screen Interactions (current)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Rory Wilson
    Other supervisor: Dr Jennifer Pearson
    Other supervisor: Prof Matt Jones
  • Integrating Human and Artificial Intelligence answers for smart speaker (current)

    MRes
  • 'Understanding and Designing Attention for Dual-Screen Media.' (awarded 2017)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Matt Jones