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Biosketch: Dr. Barry Brown

Barry Brown is co-director of the Mobile Life Research Centre in Stockholm. He was previously an associate professor at the University of California, a research fellow at the University of Glasgow and a research scientist at Hewlett-Packard’s research labs in Bristol. His main research area is human computer interaction and ethnomethodology. His recent work has focused on the sociology and design of leisure technologies - computer systems for leisure and pleasure. Recent publications span forums in both social and technology fields, and include studies of activities as diverse as games, tourism, museum visiting, the use of maps, television watching and sport spectating. He has a book forthcoming with MIT press titled "enjoying machines", and a forthcoming handbook of human computer interaction research methods with Sage. His qualifications include a degree in computer science from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in sociology from the University of Surrey.

Selected publications

Brown, B., McGregor, M., Laurier, E (2013) iPhone in vivo: video analysis of mobile device use. To appear in Proceedings of CHI '13, Paris, France, ACM Press

Brown, B. and E. Laurier (2012) The Normal, Natural Troubles of Driving with GPS. Proceedings of CHI 2012

Brown, B., S. Reeves and S. Sherwood (2011) Into the wild: Challenges and opportunities for field trial methods. Proceedings of SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). ACM Press, May 2011

Brown, B., A. Taylor, S. Izadi, A. Sellen, and J. Kaye (2007) Locating Family Values: A Field Trial of the Whereabouts Clock. Proceedings of UBICOMP 2007, Springer

Brown, B. and K. O’hara (2003) Place as a practical concern of mobile workers. Environment and Planning A, Volume 35, Number 9, pp 1565 - 1587

Brown, B., and M. Chalmers (2003) Tourism and mobile technology. In: K. Kuutti, E. H. Karsten et al (Eds.), ECSCW 2003: Proceedings of the eighth European conference on computer supported cooperative work, Helsinki, Finland, p335-355, Dordrecht: Klewer Academic Press

Barry Brown


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