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.

Background

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.


2016

Everyday surveillance
Briggs P, Churchill E, Levine M, Nicholson J, Pritchard GW, Olivier P, 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts in Human Factors in Computing System CHI EA '163566-3573

2015

Captchat: A Messaging Tool to Frustrate Ubiquitous Surveillance
Dunphy P, Schoning J, Nicholson J, Olivier P, 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015)639-646
Crowdsourcing and CCTV: the Effect of Interface, Financial Bonus and Video Type
Dunphy P, Nicholson J, Vlachokyriakos V, Briggs P, Olivier P, School of Computing Science Technical Report Series22
Using IMUs to identify supervisors on touch devices.
Kharrufa A, Nicholson J, Dunphy P, Hodges S, Briggs P, Olivier P, Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015565-583

2014

Panopticon as an eLearning support search tool
Nicholson J, Huber M, Jackson D, Olivier P, CHI '14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems1221-1224
Occupancy Monitoring using Environmental & Context Sensors and a Hierarchical Analysis Framework
Khan A, Nicholson J, Mellor S, Jackson D, Ladha K, Ladha C, Hand J, Clarke J, Olivier P, Ploetz T, BuildSys '14 Proceedings of the 1st ACM Conference on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings90-99

2013

Faces and Pictures: Understanding age differences in two types of graphical authentications
Nicholson J, Coventry L, Briggs P, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies958-966
Age-Related Performance Issues for PIN and Face-Based Authentication Systems
Nicholson J, Coventry L, Briggs P, Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013)323-332

2012

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
A Security Assessment of Tiles: A New Portfolio-Based Graphical Authentication System
Nicholson J, Dunphy P, Coventry L, Briggs P, Olivier P, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)1967-1972

2010

Multi-touch authentication on tabletops
Kim D, Dunphy P, Briggs P, Hook J, Nicholson JW, Nicholson J, Olivier P, CHI 2010: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems1093-1102

2008

Securing Passfaces for Description
Dunphy P, Nicholson J, Olivier P, Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS)24-35

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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