Thursday 14 April 2016 – Lunchtime seminar with Martin Porcheron (Mixed Reality Laboratory, University of Nottingham)

An image of two people sat at the same table in a pub, both on their mobile phones

Title: Using mobile phones in pub talk
Speaker: Martin Porcheron (Mixed Reality Laboratory, University of Nottingham)
Hosted by: Dr Luigina Ciolfi (Communication, SHU)

Martin Porcheron is a PhD student in the Mixed Reality Laboratory at the University of Nottingham, funded through the RCUK Digital Economy programme. His work focuses on the use of mobile devices within collocated groups and includes examining the social implications of mobile device use in everyday life.

This talk will discuss the outcomes of a study of how people interleave mobile phone use with conversation in pubs (with video). The talk will also highlight a number of examples of the nuanced ways in which interleaving is problematic in interaction and concludes by discussing how we may support or disrupt interleaving practices through design to overcome the highlighted interactional troubles.

1.00PM – 2.00PM
CANTOR 9020a

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