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Published Papers

Peer Reviewed Papers

Gregory, P. and Read, J. C. (2001), Web based Maths - A Comparison of Different Approaches to using Web Page Development for Learning, 2nd Annual Conference of the LTSN Centre for Information and Computer Science,pp.60-64, North London.

MacFarlane, S., Sim, G., Horton, M.(2005), Assessing Usability and Fun in Educational Software. IDC2005, pp.103-109, Boulder, CO, USA. [PDF]

Mazzone, E., Horton, M., Read, J. (2004), Requirements for a Multimedia Museum Environment, NordiCHI'04, pp.412-424, Tampere, Finland, ACM. [PDF]

Nicol, A. (2004), Using Speech Recognition for Child Computer Interaction When Developing Software for Young Children. HCI2004: Design for Life, Leeds, England, Research Press International. [PDF]

Nicol, A. and C. Casey (2002), Interface Design for Infant Children: A Case Study in Literacy. Interaction Design and Children 2002, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. [PDF]

Nicol, A., C. Casey, et al. (2002), Children are Ready for Speech Technology - but is the Technology Ready for Them? Interaction Design and Children 2002, Eindhoven,The Netherlands. [PDF]

Nicol, A. and L. Snape (2003), A computer based letter formation system for children. Interaction Design and Children 2003, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England, Child Computer Interaction Group. [PDF]

Nicol, T., Read, J., MacFarlane, S. (2005), Improving Speech Recognition in a Listening Interface for Young Children. HCI2005, Vol 2, p77-

Read, J. (2002), Optimising Text Input for Young Children using Computers for Creative Writing Tasks. HCI 2002, London, England. [PDF]

Read, J. C. (2004), Reading, Reflection, and the Toolkit Approach, HCIE2004, Preston, UK.

Read, J. C. (2005), The Usability of Digital Ink Technologies for Children and Teenagers. HCI2005, Edinburgh, Scotland, Springer.[PDF]

Read, J. C. and Gregory, P. (2001), Using Groupwise to Stimulate Academic Discussion with Computing Students, 2nd Annual Conference of LTSN, Centre for Information and Computer Science, London, England. [PDF]

Read, J. and Gregory, P. (2002), FleSCA - Flexible Student Centred Assessment. LTSN 3rd AnnualConference, Loughborough, England. [PDF]

Read, J. C., Gregory, P., MacFarlane, S. J., McManus, B., Gray, P. and Patel, R. (2002), An Investigation of Participatory Design with Children - Informant, Balanced and Facilitated Design, Interaction Design and Children, pp.53-64, Ed. Bekker, M. M., Markopoulos, P. and Kersten-Tsikalkina, M., Maastricht, Shaker.[PDF]

Read, J. C., Gregory, A. J., Taylor, K. and Sim, G. (2003), FlesCA - A la carte assessment, 4th Annual LTSN-ICS Conference, Galway, Eire.[PDF]

Read, J. and Horton, M. (2004), Demonstrating CobWeb - An Innovative Writing Environment for Children. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Lugano, Switzerland, AACE. [PDF]

Read, J. and Horton, M. (2004), The Usability of Digital tools in the Primary Writing Classroom. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Lugano, Switzerland, AACE. [PDF]

Read, J., Horton, M., Mazzone, E. (2005), The Design of Digital Tools for the Primary Writing Classroom, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Montreal, Canada. [PDF]

Read, J. C., MacFarlane, S. J., and Casey, C. (2001), Measuring the Usability of Text Input Methods for Children, HCI2001, Lille, France, Springer-Verlag 2001.[PDF]

Read, J., MacFarlane, S. and Casey, C. (2002), Endurability, Engagement and Expectations: Measuring Children's Fun. Interaction Design and Children, Eindhoven, Shaker Publishing.[PDF]

Read, J., MacFarlane, S. and Casey, C. (2002), Oops! Silly me! Errors in a Handwriting Recognition-based Text entry Interface for Children. NordiCHI 2002, Aarhus, Denmark, ACM Press. [PDF]

Read, J., MacFarlane, S. and Casey, C. (2002), Pens Behaving badly - Usability of Pens and Graphics Tablets for Text Entry with Children. ACM UIST'02, Paris, France. [PDF]

Read, J. C., MacFarlane, S. J., and Casey, C. (2003), A comparison of two on-line handwriting recognition methods for unconstrained text entry by children, HCI2003, Bath, England. [PDF]

Read, J. C., MacFarlane, S. J., and Casey, C. (2003), What's going on? : Discovering what Children Understand about Handwriting Recognition Interfaces, IDC2003, Preston, England.[PDF]

Read, J. C., MacFarlane, S. J., and Casey, C. (2003),eGood Enough for What?fAcceptance of Handwriting Recognition Errors by Child Users, IDC2003, Preston, England.[PDF]

Read, J. C., MacFarlane, S. J., and Casey, C. (2004), CobWeb – a handwriting recognition based writing environment for children, EARLI SIG Writing, Geneva.[PDF]

Read, J. C., MacFarlane, S. J., and Gregory, P. (2004), Requirements for the Design of a Handwriting Recognition based Writing Interface for Children, IDC2004, Maryland, USA. [PDF]

Read, J. C., MacFarlane, S. J., and Horton, M. (2004), The Usability of Handwriting Recognition for Writing in the Primary Classroom, HCI2004, Leeds, UK.[PDF]

Read, J., MacFarlane, S., Kelly, R., Mazzone, E., Horton, M. (2006),The ChiCI Group, submitted to HCI Overview at CHI2006, Montreal, Canada. [PDF]

Read, J., Mazzone, E., Horton, M. (2005), Recognition Errors and Recognizing Errors - Children Writing on the Tablet PC, Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Rome, Italy. [PDF]

Read, J. C., Mazzone, E., and Horton, M. (2005), Recognition Errors and Recognizing Errors - Children Writing on the Tablet PC. Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 1096 - 1099. [PDF]

Read, J., Mazzone, E., and Höysniemi, J. (2005), Wizard of Oz Evaluations with Children – Deception and Discovery, Interaction Design and Children 2005, Colorado, USA. [PDF]

Read, J. C., Sim, G., Gregory, P. and Taylor, K. (2004), Using a Web Based Tool to Innovate Assessment Practices, EDMEDIA2004, Geneva, Switzerland. [PDF]

Sim, G. and Horton, M. (2005), Performance and Attitude of Children in Computer Based Versus Paper Based Testing, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Montreal. [PDF]

Sim, G., MacFarlane, S., and Horton, M. (2005), Evaluating usability, fun and learning in educational software for children, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Montreal. [PDF]

Sim, G., MacFarlane, S., and Read, J. (2006), All Work and No Play: Measuring Fun, Usability, and Learning in Software for Children, Accepted for publication in Computers and Education Journal. [PDF]

Snape, L., C. Casey, et al. (1997), Using Speech in Multimedia Applications, TCD Conference on Multimedia.

Snape, L., Casey, C., MacFarlane, S.J., and Robertson, I. (1997), Using Speech in Multimedia Applications, TCD Conference on Multimedia, Vol 7(7) Teaching Company Scheme Directorate Seminar Proceedings, pp50-60, ISBN 1-901255-08-5.

Snape, L. (1999) SPEL - System for Phonic Early Learning, International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. INTERACT '99 Vol 1(12), pp694-695, ISBN 0-9673355-0-7.

Xu, Dongjie. (2003), Multimedia Software to Motivate Ethnic Minority Children to Learn about Their Culture and Language of Origin, Interaction Design and Children 2003, Preston, UK. [PDF]

Xu, Dongjie. (2005), Using MCAI to Arouse Interest of British Children of Chinese origin in Learning Mandarin. Journal of Overseas Chinese Education, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 48-53, China.

Xu, Dongji. and Nicholson, I. (2005), Harmonious Interface Design, British HCI Conference 2005, Proceedings, pp. 58 - 62, ACM Press. [PDF]


Workshop Papers

Danino, N. and Mazzone, E. (2004), The Challenges of Mobile Computing in Education: a survey of the primary issues, at the 7th HCI Educators Workshop, Preston, 36-40. [PDF]

Fano, F., Mazzone, E., Toccafondi, G., and Torsi, S. (2005), Tasting the Wine Culture: the Design of an Experience, at 1 st International Workshop "Re-Thinking Technology in Museums", Limerick, Ireland. [PDF]

Höysniemi, J and Read, J. C (2005), Wizard of Oz Studies with Children, Workshop on Child Computer Interaction: Methodological Research at Interact 2005, Rome, Italy. [PDF]

Kano, A., (2005), Evaluating Phrase Sets for Use with Text Entry Method Evaluation with Dyslexic Participants, Workshop on Improving and Assessing Pen-Based Input Techniques at British HCI 2005, Edinburgh, England. [PDF]

Kano, A. and Read, J.C (2005), Doing Girly Stuff in Semi structured Design Activities – and the Point is?, Workshop on Child Computer Interaction: Methodological Research at Interact 2005, Rome, Italy. [PDF]

MacFarlane, S. and Pasiali, A. (2005), Adapting the Heuristic Evaluation Method for Use with Children. In Workshop on Child Computer Interaction: Methodological Research at Interact 2005, Rome, Italy. [PDF]

Mazzone, E., Kelly, R., and Xu, Diana. (2005), Studying childrenfs interactions with tangible devices: How will the video help?, Workshop on Child Computer Interaction: Methodological Research at INTERACT 2005 Conference, Rome, Italy. [PDF]

Read, J. C. (2005) On the application of text input metrics to handwritten text input, Text Input Workshop, Dagstuhl., Germany.[PDF]

Read J. C and Fine, K (2005), Using Survey Methods for Design and Evaluation in Child Computer Interaction. Workshop on Child Computer Interaction: Methodological Research at Interact 2005, Rome, Italy. [PDF]

Xu, Diana., Mazzone, E., and MacFarlane, S. (2005), Informant Design with Children - Designing Childrenfs Tangible Technology, 1st International Workshop:"Re-Thinking Technology in Museums", Limerick, Ireland. [PDF]


Abstracts Only

Gregory, P. and Read, J. C. (2001), Positive perspectives - using web page development to change student attitudes to learning maths, Presentation at Computers and Learning, Warwick, UK. [PPT]

Nicol, A. and C. Casey (2003), CAL interface design for young children: a case study in literacy. CAL '03, Belfast, NI. [PDF]

Read, J. C. and Gregory, P. (2002), Peer Mentoring for Computing Undergraduates, Presentation at the LTSN - ICS Student Support Seminar, Preston, England. [PPT]

Read, J. and MacFarlane, S. (2000), Measuring Fun - Usability Testing for Children. Computers and Fun 3, York, England, BCS HCI Group. [PDF] [PPT]

Read, J. C., MacFarlane, S. J., and Casey, C. (2000), Where's the 'M' on the keyboard Mummy?, Womens Engineering Society, Preston, UK. [PPT]

Read, J. C., MacFarlane, S. J., and Casey, C. (2001), Expectations and Edurability - Measuring Fun, Computers and Fun 4, York, UK 2001. [PDF], [PPT]

Read, J.C., MacFarlane, S.J., and Casey, C. (2001), Can Natural Language recognition technologies be used to enhance the learning experience of young children?, Computers and Learning, Warwick, UK 2001. [PDF]

Read, J. C., MacFarlane, S. J. and Casey, C. (2001), Expectations and Endurability - Measuring Fun, Presentation at Computers and Fun 4, York, England. Slides from FUN2001. [PPT]

Read, J., MacFarlane, S. and Casey, C. (2002), Designing a Handwriting Recognition Based Writing Environment for Children. 8th International EARLI SIG Writing Conference, Staffordshire, England. [PDF]

Sim, G., MacFarlane, S.J. & Read, J.C. (2005), All work and no play: Measuring the effects of fun on learning in software for children. CAL'05 Virtual Learning, Bristol. [PDF]


Position Papers

Mazzone, E., Read, J. (2005), Not just bits of paper - design sessions with children, Journal of the Department of Computing, Issue n.4, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. [PDF]

Nicol, A. (2002), Help! What do I do now? Interactive Help for Young Children - A Case Study, Comp@uclan, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England. [PDF]

Nicol, A., C. Casey, et al. (2002), Interface Design for Infant Children: A Case Study in Literacy. Comp@uclan, Penrith, England.

Read, J. C. (2002), How Close is close enough? - A discussion of effectiveness metrics for recognition-based computer systems. Paper presented at UCLan Department of Computing Conference (Sept 2002), Preston, England.

Read, J. C (2003), Designing Evaluations to Evaluate Designs, Paper presented at UCLan Department of Computing Conference (May 2003), Preston, England. [PDF]

Read, J. C. (2005), Deceit, Distortion and Decision – Choosing Phrase Sets for Text Entry Research, Comp@uclan, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England. [PDF]

Read, J. C., C. Casey, S. MacFarlane (2003), A Fine-Grained Approach to Evaluating Recognition Erorrs When Using Handwritten Text Input Designing Evaluations to Evaluate Designs,Comp@uclan, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England. [PDF]

Read, J. and S. MacFarlane (2002), Fun as a Usability Metric, Comp@uclan, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire.

Read, J., S. MacFarlane, et al. (2002), Measuring the Effectiveness of Recognition Based Interfaces, Comp@uclan, Penrith, England.

Read, J., S. MacFarlane, et al. (2002), Modelling Disobedient Interfaces. Comp@uclan, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England.

Read, J. C., MacFarlane, S. J. and Casey, C. (2001) Describing disobedient interfaces, Paper presented at UCLan Department of Computing Conference, Preston, England. [PDF]

Xu, Diana. (2005), Tangible User Interface for Children – An Overview at UCLAN Department of Computing Conference, Preston, UK. [PDF]


Magazine Articles

Read, J. C. (2003), Reflections on the State of HCI as it Reaches 17, Interface September 2003. [PDF]

Read, J. C. (2005), The ABC of CCI. in Interfaces 62: 8 - 9.

Read, J. C. (2005), Simply the best - Gorgeousness in the user interface, Interface April 2005 [PDF]

Read, J. C. (2005), Change, Caps Lock and creativity. Interfaces 63: 10. [PDF]

Read, J. and Horton, M. (2004). The Possibilities for Digital tools for Writing. Learning Technology Newsletter 6(4), October 2004 p42-43 [PDF]


Posters

Danino, N., and MacFarlane, S.J. (2000), Can we make the World Wide Web Accessible to Everyone?, Poster presented at HCI2000, Sunderland, UK 2000.

Danino, N., and MacFarlane, S.J. (2001), Images on the web: A Suitable Alternative, Poster presented at IHM/HCI2001, Lille, France 2001.

Gregory, P. and Read, J. C. (2000), Making Maths Matter: Using Active Learning to improve Student Motivation, Poster presented at 1st Annual Conference of the LTSN Centre for Information and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh,,LTSN-ICS, pp. 146.

Gregory, P.and Read, J. C.(2002), Keeping students Afloat - Strategies to Support Study, Poster presented at 3rd Annual Conference of LTS Centre for Information and Computer Science, Loughborough, England.

Gregory, P. and Read, J. C. (2003), What makes them stay? The Survivors' Tale, Poster presented at 4th Annual Conference of LTSN Centre for Information and Computer Science , Galway, Eire.

Read, J. C. (2005), When Worlds Collide - Digital Ink and the QWERTY Keyboard. Less is More, Cambridge, UK, Microsoft. [PDF]

Read, J. C. and Gregory, P. (2002), FleSCA – Flexible Student Centred Assessment, Poster presented at 3rd Annual Conference of LTSN Centre for Information and Computer Science, Loughborough, England. [PDF]

Read, J. C. and Gregory, P. (2003), The How Can I (HCI) Toolkit, Poster presented at 4th Annual Conference of LTSN Centre for Information and Computer Science, Galway, Eire.

Read, J. C., MacFarlane, S. J. and Casey, C. (2000), 'Postcards to Grandad'- A study of Handwriting Recognition with Young Children, Poster presented at HCI 2000, Sunderland, England,, Vol. 2 51-52. Paper from HCI2000. [PDF]

Read, J., MacFarlane, S. and Casey, C. (2001), Can Natural Language Recognition Technologies be used to Enhance the Learning Experience of Young Children? Poster presented atComputers and Learning 2001, Warwick, UK.

Read, J. C., MacFarlane, S. J. and Casey, C. (2002), Pens Behaving Badly - Usability of Pens and Graphics Tablets for Text Entry with Children, Poster at ACM UIST02, Paris, France.

Read, J. C., MacFarlane, S. J. and Casey, C. (2003), 'Good enough for what?' Acceptance of Handwriting Recognition Errors by Child Users. Poster presented at the International Design and Children Conference, Preston, England. [PDF]

Snape, L., Nicol, T. and, MacFarlane, S. (2003), Phonics for Young Children: a Computer Based Approach, Poster in Proceedings of Interaction Design and Children 2003, New York: ACM, 157.


Conferences, Workshops, Panels and Tutorials organized

Höysniemi, J. and Read, J. C. (2005), Wizard of Oz with Children - ethical dilemmas and experiences from the field, IDC2005, Boulder, Colorado.

MacFarlane, S., Nicol, T., Read, J. and Snape, L. (Eds) (2003), Small Users Big Ideas: Proceedings of Interaction Design and Children 2003, New York: ACM.

MacFarlane, S. J., Read, J.C., Höysniemi, J. and Markopoulos, P. (2003), Evaluating Interactive Products for and with Children; Tutorial presented at Interact 2003, Zurich, Switzerland.

MacFarlane, S. J., Read, J.C., Höysniemi, J. and Markopoulos, P. (2004), Evaluating Interactive Products for and with Children; Tutorial presented at CHI2004, Vienna, Austria.

MacFarlane, S. J., Read, J.C., Höysniemi, J. and Markopoulos, P. (2004), Evaluating Interactive Products for and with Children; Tutorial presented at IDC2004, Maryland, USA.

MacFarlane, S., J. Read, J. Höysniemi and P. Markopoulos (2004), Tutorial: Evaluating Interactive Products for and with Children. HCI2004, Leeds, UK.

Markopoulos, P., Höysniemi, J., Read, J., and MacFarlane, S. (2005), Workshop: Child Computer Interaction: Methodological Research. In Buono, P., Costabile, M. F., Paternó, F., Santoro, C. I, (Eds.) Interactf05 Communicating Naturally with Computers, Adunct Proceedings, Edizioni Giuseppe Laterza, p95-96.

McManus, B. and Read, J. (2004), 7th Educators Workshop: Effective Teaching and Training in University of Central Lancashire, LTSN Press. ISBN: 0954192753.

Read, J. C. and Gray, P. (2005), Workshop:Improving and Assessing Pen-Based Input Techniques. HCI2005, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Read, J. and J. Höysniemi (2004), Wizard of Oz Evaluations: Safe and Sound, Tutorial delivered at NordiCHI 2004, Tampere, Finland.


Seminar Presentations

MacFarlane, S. (2006), Working Ethically in Research with Children, EDean UK Workshop: The Practical Application of Ethical Guidelines for Participative Research, Hendon, Jan 23.

Read, J. C. (2001), Research with children. Seminar presented to staff and students at UCLAN, Preston, UK.

Read, J. (2004), Children evaluating and designing their own technologies – what can we learn about age and gender stereotypes? Presented at Digiplay 3 seminar, Preston.
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