SICSA HCI All Hands Meeting

BESiDE researchers Dr Sebastian Stein and Dr Kyle Montague helped identify common research challenges faced by Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)  research projects across Scotland and brainstormed ideas for potential solutions at the on January 19th at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

The meeting kicked off with an inspiring keynote talk by on the question "How do turn data into evidence?". While Big Data becomes a ubiquitous buzzword and an increasing variety of data is being collected about anything and anyone, it remains surprisingly difficult to turn this data into something that would influence policy. Dr. Stuart proposed to harness what he calls "cloud expertise" as a potential solution: asking the general public to participate in the data collection process and to provide contextual information about the data that would facilitate interpretation and understanding. This is very similar to our methodolgy in the BESiDE project: we ask care-home residents to carry sensors that collect data about their physical activity and locations, and we conduct interviews with care-home residents, care professionals, and architects to collect rich contextual information.

The (SICSA) is a Scottish Funding Council Research Pool, comprising 14 of Scotland's Universities including the University of Dundee. Its goal is to develop Scotland's research excellence in Informatics and Computer Science (ICS) by supporting and facilitating collaboration among its members.   (HCI) is one of SICSA's permanent research theme investigating useful and usable means by which people interact with information, and each other, through technology.


Event Details
  • A Scientific Meeting (conference, seminar etc.)
Location Details
Collins Building

22 Richmond Street
United Kingdom
G1 1XQ

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