James Nicholson

james.nicholson@ncl.ac.uk | Visiting Researcher

James Nicholson

James Nicholson is currently working on various projects evaluating the usability of existing systems and influencing the design of future systems.

James has carried out extensive work evaluating the Panopticon parallel video overview system in a variety of contexts, including eLearning, surveillance monitoring, and currently using headmounted technology. He is also evaluating a number of novel text input methods for mobile devices.

From a security perspective James has explored factors that contribute to engagement and accuracy of crowdsourced viewers when watching surveillance video to the internet and methods of improving the composition of passwords for users in terms of both memorability and entropy.


James is interested in Human-Computer Interaction with special interests in usable security, user experience, and age-inclusive systems. James obtained his PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from Northumbria University in 2013.

He has a BSc (Information Systems) from Newcastle University and a Masters of Research in Psychology from Northumbria University.

This person has not yet published at this institution.

Associated Projects

  • Panopticon: A Parallel Video Overview System
    Panopticon is a video surrogate system that displays multiple sub-sequences in parallel to present a rapid overview of the entire sequence to the user. A novel, precisely animated arrangement slides thumbnails to provide a consistent spatiotemporal...
    August 30, 2011
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