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Professor Janet van der Linden

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Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Professor of Interaction Design
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Computing & Communications
  • janet.vanderlinden

Professional biography

Janet van der Linden is Senior Lecturer and Director of Research in the department of Computing and Communications.

Research interests

Janet van der Linden’s research is primarily concerned with the human aspects of ubiquitous computing, exploring the interactions between people and technologies. Her approach draws on combining ethnographic in-the-wild studies of user practices with designing new technologies in areas ranging from home energy practices, health, music education and animal computer interaction. She has a particular interest in designing technologies for people with sensory impairments – with a focus on the development of novel haptic technologies, i.e. those that make use of the sense of touch, and that give feedback that people can make use of in their activities, almost as if the technology augments their senses.

 

Teaching interests

Good Interaction design is fundamental to all computer based systems. It is Janet’s passion to bring the latest research in this area to her teaching – with a focus on user centred methodologies and designing for technologies that have a good fit with people’s everyday experiences.

 

Her teaching has included the following modules:

  • Interaction Design and the User experience – in development (TM356)
  • Developing Concurrent Distributed Systems (M362)
  • Java Everywhere (M254)
  • Software Systems and their Development (M301)
  • Postgraduate Computing Project (M801)

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Empirical Studies of Software DevelopmentGroupFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Music Computing LabLabFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Pervasive Interaction LabLabFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Publications

Amplifying Quiet Voices: Challenges and Opportunities for Participatory Design at an Urban Scale (2017)
Gooch, Daniel; Barker, Matthew; Hudson, Lorraine; Kelly, Ryan; Kortuem, Gerd; van der Linden, Janet; Petre, Marian; Brown, Rebecca; Klis-Davies, Anna; Forbes, Hannah; MacKinnon, Jessica; Macpherson, Robbie and Walton, Clare
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) ((In Press))
Knowledge transfer in pair programming: an in-depth analysis (2015-01)
Plonka, Laura; Sharp, Helen; van der Linden, Janet and Dittrich, Yvonne
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 73(1) (pp. 66-78)
Local connections: designing technologies for discovery and creativity within the community (2012-01)
Coughlan, Tim; van der Linden, Janet and Adams, Anne
Interactions, 19(1) (pp. 18-22)
A blended design approach for pervasive healthcare: bringing together users, experts and technology (2012)
van der Linden, Janet; Rogers, Yvonne; Waights, Verina and Taylor, Crissman
Health Informatics Journal, 18(3) (pp. 212-218)
MusicJacket — combining motion capture and vibrotactile feedback to teach violin bowing (2011-01)
van der Linden, Janet; Schoonderwaldt, Erwin; Bird, Jon and Johnson, Rose
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 60(1) (pp. 104-113)
Two kinds of entrainment in gait rehabilitation using haptic metronomic cues (2017-07)
Georgiou, Theodoros; Holland, Simon; van der Linden, Janet and Visi, Federico
In : 16th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (3-5 July 2017, Birmingham, UK)
Control and Being Controlled: Exploring the use of Technology in an Immersive Theatre Performance (2017-06-10)
Wiseman, sarah; van der Linden, Janet; Spiers, Ad and Oshodi, Maria
In : DIS 2017 (Designing Interactive Systems) (10-14 June 2017, Edinburgh, UK)
Rhythm and Gait rehabilitation: a case study using rhythmic haptic cueing for stabilising gait and improving asymmetries (2017-05-24)
Georgiou, Theodoros; Holland, Simon and van der Linden, Janet
In : 26th European Stroke Conference (24–26 May 2017, Berlin, Germany)
Pixels or plasticine: evoking curiosity to engage children with data (2017-05)
Wolff, Annika; Petre, Marian and van der Linden, Janet
In : Designing for Curiosity workshop at CHI 2017 (7 May 2017, Denver, Colorado)
A sprite in the dark: supporting conventional mental healthcare practices with a tangible device (2016-09-23)
Barker, Matthew and van der Linden, Janet
In : NordiCHI 16 (23-27 Oct 20106, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Towards a DataPlace: mapping data in a game to encourage participatory design in smart cities (2016-09-16)
Barker, Matthew; Wolff, Annika and van der Linden, Janet
In : NordiCHI (23-27 Oct 20106, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Wearable Haptic Devices For Post- Stroke Gait Rehabilitation (2016-09-12)
Georgiou, Theodoros; Holland, Simon and van der Linden, Janet
In : Designing, developing, and evaluating the internet of personal health: International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2016) (12-16 Sep 2016, Heidelberg, Germany)
The Haptic Bracelets: Gait rehabilitation after Stroke (2016-07-04)
Georgiou, Theodoros; Holland, Simon and van der Linden, Janet
In : EuroHaptics 2016 (July 4 - 7, London, UK)
Questioning classic patient classification techniques in gait rehabilitation: insights from wearable haptic technology (2016-06-15)
Georgiou, Theodoros; Holland, Simon; van der Linden, Janet and Donaldson, Glenis
In : EAI International Conference on Wearables in Healthcare (14-15 June 2016, Budapest)
Walk to the beat: a single case study investigating a novel haptic device to improve walking after stroke (2016-05-03)
Stockley, R; Donaldson, G; Tetley, J.; Georgiou, T.; Holland, S.; van der Linden, J. and Pinzone, O.
In : 25th European Stroke Conference (13-15 April 2016, Venice, Italy.) (p 89)
Rhythmic Haptic Cueing for Entrainment: Assisting post-stroke gait rehabilitation (2016-03-21)
Georgiou, Theodoros; Holland, Simon and van der Linden, Janet
In : 8th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (21-23 March 2016, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, UK) (pp. 55-64)
Designing an Emergency Communication System for Human and Assistance Dog Partnerships (2015-09-07)
Robinson, Charlotte; Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Guest, Claire; Swanson, Lydia; Marsden, Helen; Valencia, Jose and Aengenheister, Brendan
In : ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015) (7-11 September 2015, Osaka, Japan) (pp. 337-347)
Harvesting green miles from my roof: an investigation into self-sufficient mobility with electric vehicles (2015-09)
Bourgeois, Jacky; Foell, Stefan; Kortuem, Gerd; Price, Blaine; van der Linden, Janet; Elbanhawy, Eiman and Rimmer, Christopher
In : 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015) (7-11 September 2015, Osaka) (pp. 1065-1076)
First validation of the Haptic Sandwich: a shape changing handheld haptic navigation aid (2015-07-25)
Spiers, Adam; Dollar, Aaron; van der Linden, Janet and Oshodi, Maria
In : 17th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2015) (27-31 July 2015, Istanbul, Turkey) (pp. 144-151)
Understanding and Supporting Emerging Domestic Energy Practices (2015-07-14)
Bourgeois, Jacky; Kortuem, Gerd; Baudry, Benoit; van der Linden, Janet; Bourcier, Johann and Price, Blaine A.
In : British HCI Conference - 'Sustainable HCI in the UK' workshop (13 - 17 July 2015, Lincoln)
Exploring Assistive Technology for Assistance Dog Owners in Emergency Situations (2015-07-01)
Robinson, Charlotte; Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Guest, Claire and Swanson, Lydia
In : PETRA '15 8th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (July 1 - 3, 2015, Corfu, Greece)
Flatland: an immersive theatre experience centered on shape changing haptic navigation technology (2015-06-22)
Spiers, Adam; van der Linden, Janet; Oshodi, Maria; Wiseman, Sarah and Dollar, Aaron
In : IEEE World Haptics Conference 2015 (22-26 June 2015, Chicago)
Imagining future technologies: eTextile weaving workshops with blind and visually impaired people (2015-06)
Giles, Emilie and van der Linden, Janet
In : 2015 ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference (22-25 June 2015, Glasgow) (pp. 3-12)
A blended user centred design study for wearable haptic gait rehabilitation following hemiparetic stroke (2015-05)
Georgiou, Theodoros; Holland, Simon; van der Linden, Janet; Tetley, Josie; Stockley, Rachel C.; Donaldson, Glenis; Garbutt, Linda; Pinzone, Ornella; Grasselly, Fanny and Deleaye, Kevin
In : 9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (20–23 May 2015, Istanbul, Turkey) (pp. 72-79)
An Interactive Tablecloth for Facilitating Discussion in a Culturally Diverse Group (2015)
Wiseman, Sarah; van der Linden, Janet; Spiers, Ad and Oshodi, Maria
In : Cultural Diversity and Technology Design Workshop at 7th International Communities and Technologies Conference (27-30 June 2015, Limerick, Ireland)
Exploring the use of personas for designing with dogs (2014-10-27)
Robinson, Charlotte; Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Swanson, Lydia and Guest, Claire
In : ACI 2014: Pushing Boundaries Beyond ‘Human’ (27 October 2014, Helsinki)
Energy Demand Shifting in Residential Households: The Interdependence between Social Practices and Technology Design (2014-09-03)
Bourgeois, Jacky; Kortuem, Gerd; Bourcier, Johann; van der Linden, Janet; Price, Blaine A. and Baudry, Benoit
In : Behave 2014 (3-4 Oct 2014, Oxford)
Ubicomp for animal welfare: envisioning smart environments for kenneled dogs (2014-09)
Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Kortuem, Gerd; Dewsbury, Guy; Mills, Daniel and Boyd, Paula
In : 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2014) (13-17 September 2014, Seattle, USA) (pp. 117-128)
Conversations with my washing machine: an in-the-wild study of demand-shifting with self-generated energy (2014-09)
Bourgeois, Jacky; van der Linden, Janet; Kortuem, Gerd; Price, Blaine A. and Rimmer, Christopher
In : 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2014) (13-17 September 2014, Seattle, Washington, US) (pp. 459-470)
Using eTextile objects for touch based interaction for visual impairment (2014-09)
Giles, Emilie and van der Linden, Janet
In : ASGA2014 Atelier of Smart Garments and Accessories (14 September 2014, Seattle)
Participatory Data Analysis: A New Method for Investigating Human Energy Practices (2014-08-24)
Kortuem, Gerd; Bourgeois, Jacky; van der Linden, Janet and Price, Blaine
In : ICT4S-WS 2014: A social practice perspective on the smart grid (24-27 August 2014, Stockholm, Sweden) (pp. 35-37)
Using participatory data analysis to understand social constraints and opportunities of electricity demand-shifting (2014-08)
Bourgeois, J.; van der Linden, J.; Kortuem, G.; Price, B. A. and Rimmer, C.
In : 2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S 2014) (24-27 August 2014, Stockholm, Sweden)
Empowering assistance dogs: an alarm interface for canine use (2014-04)
Robinson, Charlotte; Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Guest, Claire and Harris, Rob
In : ISAWEL'14 Intelligent Systems for Animal Welfare (4 April 2014, London)
Canine-centered interface design: supporting the work of diabetes alert dogs (2014-04)
Robinson, Charlotte; Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Guest, Claire and Harris, Rob
In : ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (26 April - 01 May 2014, Toronto, Canada)
Towards Smart Kennels for Supporting Canine Welfare: an Early Exploration of Requirements (2014)
Mancini, Clara; Dewsbury, Guy; van der Linden, Janet; Kortuem, Gerd; Mills, Daniel and Smith, Nikki
In : First Symposium on Intelligent Systems for Animal Welfare, Proceedings of the 50th Convention on Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, AISB2014 (1-4 Apr 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London)
Evocative computing – creating meaningful lasting experiences in connecting with the past (2013-09-02)
van der Linden, Janet; Rogers, Yvonne; Coughlan, Tim; Adams, Anne; Wilson, Caroline; Haya, Pablo; Martin, Estafania and Collins, Trevor
In : Interact 2013 (2-6 September 2013, Cape Town. South Africa)
Embracing calibration in body sensing: using self-tweaking to enhance ownership and performance (2013-09)
Johnson, Rose; Rogers, Yvonne; Bianchi-Berthouze, Nadia and van der Linden, Janet
In : Ubicomp 2013 (8-12 September 2013, Zurich, Switzerland) (pp. 811-820)
Technology probes: experiences with home energy feedback (2013-04-27)
Bourgeois, Jacky; van der Linden, Janet; Price, Blaine and Kortuem, Gerd
In : Methods for Studying Technology in the Home (27 Apr 2013, Paris)
When looking out of the window is not enough: informing the design of in-home technologies for domestic energy microgeneration (2013-02-14)
Price, Blaine; van der Linden, Janet; Bourgeois, Jacky and Kortuem, Gerd
In : First International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainability (14-16 February 2013, Zurich, Switzerland)
Being in the thick of in-the-wild studies: the challenges and insights of researcher participation (2012-05)
Johnson, Rose; Rogers, Yvonne; van der Linden, Janet and Bianchi-Berthouze, Nadia
In : ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (5-10 May 2012, Austin, Texas, USA) (pp. 1135-1144)
Disengagement in pair programming: does it matter? (2012)
Plonka, Laura; Sharp, Helen and van der Linden, Janet
In : ICSE 2012 (02-09 June 2012, Zurich) (pp. 496-506)
Exploring interspecies sensemaking: dog tracking semiotics and multispecies ethnography (2012)
Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Bryan, Jon and Stuart, Andrew
In : Ubicomp 2012 (5-8 September 2012, Pittsburgh, USA) (pp. 143-152)
Animal-computer interaction SIG (2012)
Mancini, Clara; Lawson, Shaun; van der Linden, Janet; Häkkilä, Jonna; Noz, Frank and Juhlin, Oskar
In : ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (5-10 May 2012, Austin, Texas)
Haptic Reassurance in the Pitch Black for an Immersive Theatre Experience (2011-09-19)
van der Linden, Janet; Rogers, Yvonne; Oshodi, Maria; Spiers, Adam; McGoran, David; Cronin, Rafael and O’Dowd, Paul
In : UbiComp 2011 (17-21 September 2011, Beijing, China) (pp. 143-152)
Technology inspired design for pervasive healthcare (2011-05-23)
van der Linden, Janet; Rogers, Yvonne; Taylor, Crissman and Dalgleish, Mat
In : Workshop on User-Centered Design of Pervasive Healthcare Applications, as part of Pervasive Healthcare conference (23 May 2011, Dublin, Ireland)
Buzzing to play: lessons learned from an in the wild study of real-time vibrotactile feedback (2011-05)
van der Linden, Janet; Johnson, Rose; Bird, Jonathan; Rogers, Yvonne and Schoonderwaldt, Erwin
In : The 29th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM CHI 2011 (07-12 May 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada) (pp. 533-542)
Collaboration in Pair Programming: driving and switching (2011)
Plonka, Laura; Segal, Judith; Sharp, Helen and van der Linden, Janet
In : XP 2011 : 12th International Conference on Agile Software Development (10-13 May 2011)
In the dark – designing navigation for a haptic theatre experience (2010-09)
van der Linden, Janet; Spiers, Adam; Oshodi, Maria; Rogers, Yvonne and O’Dowd, Paul
In : Mobile HCI - Workshop on Using Audio and Haptics for Delivering Spatial Information via Mobile Devices (7-10 Sep 2010, Lisbon, Portugal)
To buzz or not to buzz: improving awareness of posture through vibrotactile feedback (2010-04-10)
Johnson, Rose; van der Linden, Janet and Rogers, Yvonne
In : Whole Body Interaction Workshop CHI2010 (10-11 Apr 2010, Atlanta)
MusicJacket: the efficacy of real-time vibrotactile feedback for learning to play the violin (2010-04)
Johnson, Rose; van der Linden, Janet and Rogers, Yvonne
In : Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (10-15 Apr 2010, Atlanta Georgia, USA)
Towards a real-time system for teaching novices good violin bowing technique (2009-11-07)
van der Linden, Janet; Schoonderwaldt, Erwin and Bird, Jon
In : Proceedings HAVE, IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games (7-8 November 2009, Lecco, Italy) (pp. 81-86)
Good vibrations: Guiding body movements with vibrotactile feedback (2009-09-01)
van der Linden, Janet; Schoonderwaldt, Erwin and Bird, Jon
In : Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Physicality (1 September 2009, Cambridge, UK) (pp. 13-18)
Traceability and AOSD - From Requirements to Aspects (2006-03)
van der Linden, Janet; Laney, Robin and Thomas, Pete
In : Early Aspects, Conference for Aspect Oriented Software Development (AOSD'06) (20 - 24 Mar 2006, Bonn, Germany)
Evolution of aspects for legacy system security concerns (2004-03)
Laney, Robin C.; van der Linden, Janet and Thomas, Pete
In : AOSD'04 International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (22-26 March 2004, Lancaster, UK)
Meta-Constraints: to aid interaction and to provide explanations (2002-06)
van der Linden, Janet
In : Proceedings Joint Workshop of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (19 - 21 Jun 2002, Cork, Ireland)
Assigning satisfaction values to constraints: an algorithm to solve dynamic meta-constraints (2001-09-13)
van der Linden, Janet
In : Proceedings of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (18-20 June 2001, Prague, Czech Republic)

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