HotPatras app released for the city of Patras

Together with my Ph.D. student, Jeries Besharat, we released a novel mobile and web service for the city of Patras in Greece. The service uses data aggregated from FourSquare and shows users where the "hot" areas in the city are, depending on the day and the time of day. The visualisation uses a heatmap that depicts check-in concentrations over the preceding 2 months, which the users can control, hence being able to plan their activities for any day and time in the week.

New publication: 2nd Workshop on Designing with Older Adults: Towards a Complete Methodology



Nicol, E., Dunlop M., Komninos A., McGee-Lennon M., Baillie L., Eslambolchilar P., et al. (2015).  2nd Workshop on Designing with Older Adults: Towards a Complete Methodology. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct. 908–911New York, NY, USA, ACM. DOI:10.1145/2786567.2795395
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New publication: Re-imagining Commonly Used Mobile Interfaces for Older Adults

Many countries have an increasingly ageing population. In recent years, mobile technologies have had a massive impact on social and working lives. As the size of the older user population rises, many people will want to continue professional, social and lifestyle usage of mobiles into 70s and beyond. Mobile technologies can lead to increased community involvement and personal independence. While mobile technologies can provide many opportunities, the ageing process can interfere with their use. This workshop brings together researchers who are re-imagining common mobile interfaces so that they are more suited to use by older adults.

Nicol, E., Dunlop M., Komninos A., McGee-Lennon M., Baillie L., Edwards A., et al. (2014).  Re-imagining Commonly Used Mobile Interfaces for Older Adults. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Human-computer Interaction with Mobile Devices & Services (MobileHCI'14). 585–588New York, NY, USA, ACM. DOI:10.1145/2628363.2634261
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