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    HCI 2014 - Sand, Sea & Sky - Holiday HCI

    Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014)

    Southport, UK, 9 - 12 September 2014

    This conference was edited by:

    Dr Daniel Fitton is a senior lecturer in interaction design and research degrees tutor at the University of Central Lancashire. He has published widely and worked on numerous research projects and collaborations with industrial partners. He takes a user-centred and participatory approach to solving real-world problems, using novel and away-from-the-desktop technologies. He is particularly interested in understanding and designing with teenaged technology users. He was recently an investigator on a large interdisciplinary research project working with teenagers to develop technologies to reduce energy use. He is currently serving as publicity chair for the BCS Interactions specialist group.

    Dr Matt Horton is a lecturer in the School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston. He is a member of the Child Computer Interaction (ChiCI) Group and secretary of the TC13 IFIP Working Group on Interaction Design & Children. Matt’s main research area lies in participatory and user-centred design and evaluation with children. He has over 50 publications in the fields of CCI and HCI and was co-founder of the International Fun ‘n Games Conference that has now been incorporated into CHIPlay.

    Professor Janet C Read is a professor of child computer interaction at the University of Central Lancashire. She is a leading international researcher in child computer interaction (ChiCI) and is the chair of the International IFIP SIG on ChiCI as well as being the author of one of the best-selling textbooks in this field. Her most cited work is in regard to evaluating fun in interactive technologies with children. Recent work has been studying cool as it applies to the design of technologies for teenagers and the ethics around the use of participatory design and participatory research with children.

    Dr Gavin Sim is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston. He is secretary to the BCS Interaction specialist group and his research interests are in the area of HCI and educational technology. He is an active researcher within the Child Computer Interaction (ChiCI) group, where his focus has been on evaluating user experience and usability within games and educational technology. He reviews for the major HCI conferences and journals and has over 50 peer reviewed publications in this area.

    Conference Introduction