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Mark Dunlop
Senior Lecturer researching mobile usability, husband, dad, and very-would-be triathlete.
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Mark Dunlop 4h
Nice article on why we can’t give up this odd way of typing - qwerty is even more irrelevant on mobiles - see Xiaojun Bi's and my work: via
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Mark Dunlop 4h
Saw a lot of these plates in India - maybe Boris isn't at the front of the queue for hearts and minds ???
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Mark Dunlop May 25
Co-running a text entry summerschool this week. Left my laptop on the flight and got loan machine. Got to know an old friend again.... Windows 7
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Mark Dunlop May 16
Lovely Glasgow morning, cycling near the venue
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Mark Dunlop May 14
Replying to @gcntweet
Loving 32mm Continental GP4 on potholed roads. Soooo comfy.
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Mark Dunlop May 4
. says Apple is working on a way to stop autocorrect ruining your life This would work well - see my papers with and from our project on text entry with older adults
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Andrés Lucero Apr 26
makes quite an entrance.
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Mark Dunlop Apr 26
Back from - my first cash-free overseas trip - didn't touch any currency!! Enjoyed the older adults workshop and the text entry session plus planning meetings for ACM Summer-school in Mumbai and MobileHCI 2019 PC.
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Antti Oulasvirta Apr 22
In a workshop at CHI2018 on design for aging users. Common sense says that this should rank high in the priorities of the HCI community, yet only 1% of CHI papers (in 2015) touched the topic.
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Mark Dunlop Apr 21
Replying to @wafilahh
Far too soon to leave, but lived well. RIP
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aquigley Apr 19
SIGCHI and conferences now provide direct, open access to the published PDFs for one year after becoming active in the ACM Digital Library via the Open Table of Contents: OpenTOC. This archive page is maintained by the Operations Committee with dedicated members such as
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Programming Wisdom Apr 19
"What one programmer can do in one month, two programmers can do in two months." - Frederick P. Brooks
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jenny pickerill Apr 16
How do I fit my academic job into a 37 hour week? I don’t, I couldn’t possibly because this job is impossible to do/ complete/ control. But I am not willing to give my life to it or work longer hours unpaid, so here are 10 ways I survive: 1/11
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Mark Dunlop Apr 16
Retiring my RidgeBack bike today - after a pleasant and health improving 4 years and just over 13000 km with it. Feeling oddly emotional, but long live the lighter faster new one...
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Mark Dunlop Apr 15
Replying to @mobiquitousmark
Less pleased to hear of rejections - always tough. Listen to the reviewers, revise and prove then wrong next time!
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Mark Dunlop Apr 15
Very pleased to hear Ryan Gibson (PhD student of Matt-Mouley Bouamrane and me) has had his paper accepted on "Mobile Support for Adults with Mild Learning Disabilities during Clinical Consultations" based on his MPhil. Well done Ryan!
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Mark Dunlop Apr 12
OK so Scottish independence is a very complex political, economic & emotional argument but... it would make one thing much much easier - web form filling! In the Canadian ESTA system I had to pick GBR for nationality, United Kingdom for residence and Scotland for home address!!
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Vicki Hanson Mar 30
A thoughtful post in the blog about the role that might play in mitigating the potential negative impacts of computing:
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Mark Dunlop Apr 9
Just found - fabulous wee tool for importing multiple events from a spreadsheet into Google Calendar.
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Mark Dunlop Apr 8
Spring has arrived! Out my run this morning and was passed by a large v of geese flying north. Local birds we a bit awe struck
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