John Vines

john.vines@newcastle.ac.uk | Faculty

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I'm a Lecturer in Interaction Design Methods within Open Lab. I teach and supervise as part of our Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics, and lead and contribute to a number of projects exploring novel design methods for performing participatory work with members of the public in the context of developing new community and user-driven public and private services. My research focuses on studying the methods, techniques and approaches researchers and designers use to engage people in thinking about the implications future technologies on themselves and society more broadly. I also work with colleagues on deploying new technologies for people to play with and explore (such as the Google Glass) before reflecting with them the ways in which future technology might enhance their lives.

I also have ongoing research into design theory, methods for participatory and co-design, technology to support and question ageing, and inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives on design. This includes exploring what the term 'participation' means in the context of digital interaction and HCI, questioning why and how we include people in the design process, and what all this might mean in a period where boundaries between disciplines are increasingly blurred.

Before joining Newcastle University I was a Senior Research Assistant at Northumbria University’s School of Design where I was the lead RA on the ‘New Approaches to Banking for the Older Old’ project. On this project - a collaboration between York, Northumbria and Newcastle (Culture Lab and Business School) Universities - I worked with computer scientists, financial experts, ethnographers, psychologists, designers and, most importantly, our ‘eighty somethings’, in a participatory and experience-centred approach to design. As a result we developed a number of novel technologies and services along with guidance on future policy to enable the needs and desires of our eighty-something-year-old collaborators be better supported by the UK banking industry. Prior to this project I completed my PhD with Transtechnology Research at the University of Plymouth. During my doctoral research I spent time working within gerontology, social science, cognitive science and neuroscience to better understand notions of cognition and embodiment as they relate to ageing and the design theory and practice surrounding inclusive design and HCI.


2016

Ethical Encounters in Human-Computer Interaction
Waycott J, Munteanu C, Davis H, Thieme A, Moncur W, McNaney R, Vines J, Branham S, CHI EA '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems3387-3394
Our Year with the Glass: Expectations, Letdowns and Ethical Dilemmas of Technology Trials with Vulnerable People
Vines J, McNaney R, Holden A, Poliakov I, Wright P, Olivier P, Interacting with Computersepub ahead of print
Technology and the Politics of Mobility: Evidence Generation in Accessible Transport Activism
Rodger S, Vines J, McLaughlin J, CHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems2417-2429
Speeching: Mobile Crowdsourced Speech Assessment to Support Self-Monitoring and Management for People with Parkinson’s
McNaney R, Othman M, Richardson D, Dunphy P, Amaral T, Miller N, Stringer H, Olivier P, Vines J, CHI '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems4464-4476
Using Disability Law to expand Academic Freedom for Disabled Researchers in the United Kingdom
Kirkham R, Webster M, Chen K, Vines J, Journal of Historical Sociology65-91
Accountable: Exploring the Inadequacies of Transparent Financial Practice in the Non-Profit Sector
Marshall M, Kirk D, Vines J, CHI '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems1620-1631
ThoughtCloud: Exploring the Role of Feedback Technologies in Care Organisations<strong> </strong>
Dow A, Vines J, Comber R, Wilson R, CHI '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems3625-3636
Metadating: Exploring the Romance and Future of Personal Data
Elsden C, Nissen B, Garbett A, Chatting D, Kirk D, Vines J, CHI '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems685-698
Reflections on Deploying Distributed Consultation Technologies with Community Organisations
Johnson I, Vines J, Taylor N, Jenkins E, Marshall J, CHI '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems2945-2957

2015

The beginnings, middles and endings of participatory research in HCI: An introduction to the special issue on 'perspectives on participation'
Vines J, Clarke R, Light A, Wright PC, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies77-80
Ethical Encounters in HCI: Research in Sensitive Settings
Waycott J, Davis H, Thieme A, Branham S, Vines J, Munteanu C, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '15)2369-2372
Situational Ethics: Re-thinking Approaches to Formal Ethics Requirements for Human-Computer Interaction
Munteanu C, Molyneaux H, Moncur W, Romero M, O&#39, Donnell S, Vines J, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems105-114
MyRun: Balancing Design for Reflection, Recounting and Openness in a Museum-based Participatory Platform
Clarke R, Vines J, Wright P, Bartindale T, Shearer J, McCarthy J, Olivier P, British HCI 2015212-221
How to Drive a London Bus: Measuring Performance in a Mobile and Remote Workplace
Pritchard G, Briggs P, Vines J, Olivier P, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15)1885-1894
Developing a Dialogical Platform for Disseminating Research through Design
Durrant A, Vines J, Wallace J, Yee J, Constructivist Foundations8-21
LApp: A Speech Loudness Application for People with Parkinson's on Google Glass
McNaney R, Poliakov I, Vines J, Balaam M, Zhang P, Olivier P, 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems497-500
Your Money's No Good Here: The Elimination of Cash Payment on London Buses
Pritchard G, Vines J, Olivier P, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15)907-916
Authenticity, Relatability and Collaborative Approaches to Sharing Knowledge about Assistive Living Technology
Vines J, Wright P, Silver D, Winchcombe M, Olivier P, ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2015)82-94
Being Reasonable: A Manifesto for Improving the Inclusion of Disabled People in SIGCHI Conferences
Kirkham R, Vines J, Olivier P, CHI EA '15: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems601-612
Collaboration and Social Computing in Emerging Financial Services
Millen D, Pinhanez C, Bianchi S, Kaye J, Vines J, ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2015) Companion309-312
An Age-Old Problem: Examining the Discourses of Ageing in HCI and Strategies for Future Research
Vines J, Pritchard G, Wright PC, Olivier P, Brittain K, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)
LApp: A Speech Loudness Application for People with Parkinson's on Google Glass
McNaney R, Poliakov I, Vines J, Balaam M, Zhang P, Olivier P, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15)497-500
Debating Poverty Porn on Twitter: Social Media as a Place for Everyday Socio-Political Talk
Brooker P, Vines J, Sutton S, Barnett J, Feltwell T, Lawson S, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015)3177-3186

2014

Making Wellbeing: A Process of User-Centered Design
Marshall K, Thieme A, Wallace J, Vines J, Wood G, Balaam M, ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2014)755-764
Pay or Delay: The Role of Technology When Managing a Low Income
Vines J, Dunphy P, Monk A, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014)501-510
The Dept. Of Hidden Stories: Playful Digital Storytelling for Children in a Public Library
Wood G, Vines J, Balaam M, Taylor N, Smith T, Crivellaro C, Mensah J, Limon H, Challis J, Anderson L, Clarke A, Wright PC, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems1885-1894
Understanding Financial Practices: Experiences with ‘Eighty Somethings’ and the Underbanked
Dunphy P, Vines J, Monk A, Blythe M, Olivier P, Enabling Empathy in Health and Care: Design Methods & Challenges Workshop
Loneliness in the Digital Age: Building Strategies for Empathy and Trust
Lawson S, Vines J, Wilson M, Barnett J, Barreto M, Enabling Empathy in Health and Care: Design Methods & Challenges Workshop
Demo Hour
Tahiro?lu K, Wikstr&#246, m V, Overstall S, Svedstr&#246, m T, Kildal J, Ahmaniemi T, Long K, Vines J, Nakamura H, Kim E, Achituv R, Interactions10-13
Enabling Empathy in Health and Care: Design Methods and Challenges
Thieme A, Vines J, Wallace J, Clarke R, Slovak P, McCarthy J, Massimi M, Grimes-Parker A, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014) Extended Abstracts134-142
Designing for Spontaneous and Secure Delegation in Digital Payments
Dunphy P, Monk A, Vines J, Blythe M, Olivier P, Interacting with Computers417-432
The dept. of hidden stories: playful digital storytelling for children in a public library
Wood G, Vines J, Balaam M, Taylor N, Smith T, Crivellaro C, Mensah J, Limon H, Challis J, Anderson L, Clarke A, Wright PC, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems1885-1894
Digitally driven: how location based services impact the work practices of London bus drivers
Pritchard G, Vines J, Briggs P, Thomas L, Olivier P, CHI '14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems3617-3626
Exploring delegate engagement with an augmented conference
Taylor N, Bartindale T, Vines J, Olivier P, UbiComp '14 Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing833-843
Exploring the Acceptability of Google Glass as an Everyday Assistive Device for People with Parkinson's
McNaney R, Vines J, Roggen D, Balaam M, Zhang P, Poliakov I, Olivier P, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems2551-2554
Experience design theatre: exploring the role of live theatre in scaffolding design dialogues
Vines J, Denman-Cleaver T, Dunphy P, Wright P, Olivier P, CHI '14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems683-692

2013

Mind Pool: Encouraging Self-Reflection Through Ambiguous Bio-Feedback
Long K, Vines J, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems2975 - 2978
Trigger Shift: Participatory Design of an Augmented Theatrical Performance with Young People
Schofield T, Vines J, Higham T, Carter E, Atken M, Golding A, 9th ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition203-212
Trust and Evidence in an Online Community of Speech and Language Therapists: The Case of iPad Use
Sutton S, Vines J, McNaney R, Webster M, Olivier P, Digital Enconomy 2013: Open Digital
Making Family Care Work: Dependence, Privacy and Remote Home Monitoring Telecare Systems
Vines J, Lindsay S, Pritchard G, ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2013)607-616
SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY AS A USEFUL LENS IN WHICH TO CHALLENGE THE PREVAILING REPRESENTATION OF AGEING IN THE HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION (HCI) COMMUNITY
Brittain K, Vines J, Pritchard GW, Wright P, Olivier P, GERONTOLOGIST280-280
Digital apartheid: an ethnographic account of racialised HCI in Cape Town hip-hop
Pritchard G, Vines J, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems2537-2446
Configuring participation: On how we involve users in design
Vines J, Clarke R, Wright P, McCarthy J, Olivier P, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems429-438
HCI in the press: online public reactions to mass media portrayals of HCI research
Vines J, Thieme A, Comber R, Blythe M, Wright PC, Olivier P, CHI 2013: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems1873-1882
Designing for- and with- vulnerable people
Vines J, McNaney R, Clarke R, Lindsay S, McCarthy J, Howard S, Romero M, Wallace J, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems3231-3234

2012

Perspectives on participation: evaluating cross-disciplinary tools, methods and practices
Vines J, Clarke R, Leong T, Wright P, Light A, Iversen OS, 9th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '12)799-800
Invisible Design: Exploring Insights and Ideas through Ambiguous Film Scenarios
Briggs P, Blythe M, Vines J, Lindsay S, Dunphy P, Nicholson J, Green D, Kitson J, Monk A, Olivier P, Designing Interactive Systems (DIS)534-543
Invisible design: exploring insights and ideas through ambiguous film scenarios
Briggs P, Blythe M, Vines J, Lindsay S, Dunphy P, Nicholson J, Green D, Kitson J, Monk A, Olivier P, 9th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '12)534-543
Invited SIG - participation and HCI: why involve people in design?
Vines J, Clarke R, Leong T, McCarthy J, Iversen OS, Wright P, Olivier P, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Extended Abstracts (CHI EA '12)1217-1220
The Joy of Cheques: Trust, Paper and Eighty Somethings
Vines J, Dunphy P, Blythe M, Lindsay S, Monk A, Olivier P, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW'12)
Questionable Concepts: Critique as Resource for Designing with Eighty Somethings
Vines J, Blythe M, Lindsay S, Dunphy P, Monk A, Olivier P, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI'12)1169-1178
Cheque Mates: Participatory Design of Digital Payments with Eighty Somethings
Vines J, Blythe M, Dunphy P, Vlachokyriakos V, Teece I, Monk A, Olivier P, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI'12)1189-1198

2011

New approaches to banking for the older old
Monk A, Dunphy P, Olivier P, Vines J, Blythe M, Digital Economy 2011: Digital Engagement
Eighty something: banking for the older old
Vines J, Blythe M, Dunphy P, Monk A, 25th BCS Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (BCS-HCI 2011)64-73

2009

Ageing futures: Towards an inclusive cognitive interaction design
Vines J, Thompson S, Include 2009: International conference on Inclusive Design
Enacted experience and interaction design: new perspectives
Thomspon S, Vines J, Physicality '09: 3rd International Workshop on Physicality
Body, world and affordance: towards engaging technological artefacts for older individuals
Vines J, Nordes 2009: 3rd Nordic Design Research Conference
The Mind Cupola and Enactive Ecology: Designing technologically mediated experiences for the Ageing Mind
Zics B, Vines J, 10th Annual Planetary Collegium International Research Conference, Consciousness Reframed: art and consciousness in the post-biological era, Experiencing Design: Behaving media
The ageing present: neurophysiological change and the relational affordances of technological objects
Vines J, Punt M, IASDR 2009:4275-4279

Associated Projects

  • Vacancies in Open Lab
    Open Lab is Hiring! We are always on the look out for talent in the lab, whether you are an excellent developer, awesome interaction design, or an ethnographer with a passion for digital technology. We currently have three post-doc vacancies within...
    August 30, 2011
  • Dating2(blur)
    Metadating: Exploring the Romance of Personal Data
    'Metadating’ was a future-focused speed dating event where single participants were invited to 'explore the romance of personal data'. Participants engaged in reflection and self-tracking prior to the workshop, and created ‘data profiles’  whic...
    August 30, 2011
  • Curator-001
    CuRAtOR: Challenging online feaR And OtheRing
    Cultures of fear can be spread, either deliberately or otherwise, by a wide range of agents including the media, government, science, the arts, industry and politics. The ease of which fear can be generated means that today's society remains inordi...
    August 30, 2011
  • TheTrustMap-001
    The Trust Map
    Digital resources are powerful tools that can aid in the process of community building. In this project, we are exploring the ways in which trust (and legacies of mistrust) can lead to social exclusion and power imbalances within minority communities ...
    August 30, 2011
  • LiDA
    Loneliness in the Digital Age
    Loneliness is one of the most significant challenges facing Western society in the 21st century. Not only does research suggest that 1 in 10 people are lonely, our radically transforming society threatens to make the situation significantly worse. ...
    August 30, 2011
  • myplace-002
    MyPlace: Mobility and PLace for the Age-friendly City Environment
    The aim of MyPlace is to develop and test through real-world research a digital platform and toolkit that will enable members of the public to engage with local councils and other organisations more effectively in the research, planning and design of t...
    August 30, 2011
  • Google-Glass-PD
    Google Glass for people with Parkinson's
    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological condition affecting up to 10 million people worldwide. It manifests itself in motor symptoms including rigidity, tremor and bradykinesia, or slowness of movement. These affect an individuals bala...
    August 30, 2011
  • DOHS002
    Department of Hidden Stories
    Department of Hidden Stories is a card-based and mobile phone app-based alternative reality game designed to transform the Library into a gaming space where children can use books as a resource for creating their own stories, narratives and sharing...
    August 30, 2011
  • react splash page
    React!
    React! is a web app designed and developed to support teenagers who are at risk of anaphylaxis (severe food allergies) and their friends in learning about the signs of different types of reactions and what to do in such circumstances. The app itsel...
    August 30, 2011
  • Invisible Design
    Invisible Design
    Invisible Design is a technique for generating insights and ideas with workshop participants in the early stages of concept development. It involves the creation of ambiguous films in which characters discuss a technology that is not directly shown.The...
    August 30, 2011
  • Guardian Angel thumbnail
    Guardian Angel
    A concern raised by the older people interviewed during the New Approaches to Banking for the Older Old project was that reduced mobility would lead to difficulty with accessing their money. This led in some cases to people divulging security detai...
    August 30, 2011
  • cx_logo
    The Creative Exchange
    The Creative Exchange (CX) is a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy. We aim to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, strengthening and diversifying their collaborative research activities an...
    August 30, 2011
  • BalanceTicker
    Balance Ticker
    Keeping detailed records of how much money is in an individual bank account and tracking receipts of transactions are highly valued by many older people who carefully manage their finances. However, Modern payment technologies and bank accounts have...
    August 30, 2011
  • ChequeMates
    Digital Cheque Book
    In the research stage of the “New Approaches to Banking for the Older Old” project, we conducted interviews with people aged eighty and upwards to understand the ways they managed their finances and any struggles they had with aspects of the curre...
    August 30, 2011
  • Biometric Daemon
    Secure PIN Reminder
    While meant to increase security, complex PIN and password systems routinely force people to compromise sensitive information. While conducting research for the New Approaches to Banking for the Older Old project, many interviewees said that, though t...
    August 30, 2011
  • chequeshredder
    Cheque Scanner-Shredder
    Although many older people – and particularly the 'eighty somethings' that took part in the New Approaches to Banking for the Older Old project – rely on the traditional cheque as a means for making payments, they are equally aware that cheques a...
    August 30, 2011
  • communitychequeclearing
    Community Cheque Clearing
    Cheques are important as a means of payment for many people, particularly the older old, as they allow them to track their expenditure, to send payments over distances without using digital technologies, and are often more safe and secure by older peo...
    August 30, 2011
  • banking postcards001
    Questionable Concepts
    We gave postcards to the people involved in the participatory design aspect of “New Approaches to Banking for the Older Old”. These cards posed a question about a specific scenario relating to banking, inspired by some of the points raised dur...
    August 30, 2011
  • SALT
    SALT: Designing Scalable Assistive Technologies and Services
    Currently, health and social care institutions struggle to meet the demands of the ageing population due to insufficient capacity and resources. The potential of new technology to assist older people and promote independent healthy living is huge. Howe...
    August 30, 2011
  • Questionable Concepts
    New Approaches to Banking for the Older Old
    Although there are more people aged eighty and over in the UK than ever before, current banking systems fail to cater to them. It is now almost impossible to opt out of having a bank account, using a chip and pin, and transferring money digitally—thi...
    August 30, 2011
 
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