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Dr Keith Cheverst


Keith Cheverst


Tel: +44 1524 510312

Research overview

My research over the last decade has focused on exploring the obdurate problems associated with the user-centred design of interactive systems (typically systems that utilise mobile and/or ubicomp technologies) in complex or semi-wild settings and the deployment and longitudinal study of these systems in order to gain insights into issues of user adoption and appropriation. Current projects include ‘SHARC’ which is supporting the co-design of technology for the Shared Curation of local history in a rural community (for more detils please visit: https://thesharcproject.wordpress.com).


My research profile can be broken down to the following four areas/approaches: i) Studying the Human Computer Interaction issues associated with mobile applications (Mobile HCI), ii) Understanding the Human Computer Interaction issues associated with adaptive/proactive interactive systems that act on behalf of the user, and, iii) Exploring the potential of situated digital displays to support coordination and community, and,iv) studying and pioneering the combined use of technology probes, participatory design methods and longitudinal evaluation – techniques now considered core to ‘in the wild’ research.

Below is a selection of publications from over the years that illustrate my range of interests:

Trien Do, Keith Cheverst. 2015. The SHARC framework: utilizing personal dropbox accounts to provide a scalable solution to the storage and sharing of community generated locative media. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS '15). New York, NY, USA: ACM, p. 190-199.

Nick Taylor, Keith Cheverst. 2009.Social interaction around a rural community photo display.International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 67 (12), 1037-1047.

Keith Cheverst, Alan Dix, Daniel Fitton, Mark Rouncefield, and Connor Graham. 2007. Exploring awareness related messaging through two situated-display-based systems. Hum.-Comput. Interact. 22, 1 (May 2007), 173-220.

Daniel Fitton, Keith Cheverst, Chris Kray, Alan Dix, Mark Rouncefield, and George Saslis-Lagoudakis. 2005. Rapid Prototyping and User-Centered Design of Interactive Display-Based Systems. IEEE Pervasive Computing 4, 4 (October 2005), 58-66.

Nigel Davies, Keith Cheverst, Alan Dix, and Andre Hesse. 2005. Understanding the role of image recognition in mobile tour guides. In Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices & services (MobileHCI '05). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 191-198

Nigel Davies, Keith Cheverst, Adrian Friday, Keith Mitchell. 2005.Future wireless applications for a networked city: Services for visitors and residents.Wireless Communications, IEEE 9 (1), 8-16

Career Details

Academic qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy (1999)

1st Class B.Sc.Hons in Computer Science, Lancaster (1992)


Reader in HCI, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 2013 - present  

Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University,  2004 - 2013

Lecturer, Computing Department, Lancaster University,  1999 - 2004

Research Assistant, Computing Department, Lancaster University, 1993 - 1999

Professional Role

Member of ACM Distringuished Speakers Program

Editorial board member of Journals: mUX ‘Mobile User Experience’ (Springer) and JHCR ‘International Journal of Handheld Computing Research’ (IGI)

Associated Chair/Senior PC member of key conferences in my field: ACM CHI, ACM MobileHCI, UMAP, IUI, Interact, MUM

Longstanding and current member of ACM Mobile HCI conference Steering Committee and past chair

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