SICSA HCI Invited Talk: Professor Matt Jones, There’s Not an App for That

Date(s) - 29/05/2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Room 423, Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

Professor Matt Jones from Swansea is coming up to give a SICSA HCI invited talk on Thursday 29th May. The talk will be at 16:00 in room 423 in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow.

For mobile developers this is an exciting time: there can be an app for everything and it seems possible to deliver a delightful, rich user experience. But I am depressed: there must be more to mobile interaction than people with their heads-down, cut-off from each other, prodding shiny glass screens. In this talk I’ll review alternative visions, highlighting research – my own and others – that questions the future we seem to be building. As well as looking at work aimed at large-scale urban populations, we’ll consider examples set in rural, emerging market.

Matt Jones is Professor and Head of Computer Science at Swansea University. Since 1995 he has been working on mobile human computer interaction research topics, publishing “Mobile Interaction Design” in 2005 with Gary Marsden. 2014 brings a new book (“There’s Not an App for That”, Morgan Kaufmann) by Simon Robinson, Gary and Matt. Matt was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2014 for his work on emerging markets. More at

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