Siân Lindley
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Contact:
sianl [at] microsoft.com

I am a researcher in the Socio-Digital Systems group at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. My research focuses on how use of technology is influenced by the social context in which it is situated, and how understanding that context can feed into design.

My most recent work has explored how people use the web in their everyday lives, resulting in a framework of five modes of web use and explorations of the web as a kind of personal archive. I am interested in how people manage their digital 'stuff'. Where that stuff is kept, and how users can keep track of and feel in control of it, is becoming more complex in the current landscape of cloud computing and social media.

My methods tend to involve interviews and field studies, and I have run a number of projects in which prototype technologies are deployed 'in the wild'. These include SenseCam, a wearable 'lifelogging' camera, and Wayve, a home messaging device. I am principally interested in the experiences that such technologies afford, for example the playful interactions that unfolded via Wayve, and the reflections on the seemingly mundane aspects of everyday life that were underpinned by SenseCam. 

PUBLICATIONS

Conference Papers

Lee, J.J., Lindley, S., Ylirisku, S., Jacucci, G., Regan, T. and Nurminen, M. (2014). Domestic appropriations of tokens to the web. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2014), 53-62. doi:10.1145/2598510.2598542. Honorable Mention Award.

Downs, J., Villar, N., Scott, J., Lindley, S., Helmes, J. and Smyth, G. (2014). A small space for playful messaging in the workplace: Designing and deploying Picco. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2014), 285-294. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2598510.2598511.

Marshall, C.C. and Lindley, S. (2014). Searching for myself: Motivations and strategies for self-search. In Proceedings of the 2014 SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems (CHI 2014), 3675-3684. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2556288.2557356.

Zhao, X. and Lindley, S. (2014). Curation through use: Understanding the personal value of social media. In Proceedings of the 2014 SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems (CHI 2014), 2431-2440. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2556288.2557291.

Lindley, S., Marshall, C.C., Banks, R., Sellen, A. and Regan, T. (2013). Rethinking the web as a personal archive. In Proceedings of the 2013 international conference on World Wide Web (WWW 2013), 749-760. Republic and Canton of Geneva: International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee. http://www2013.wwwconference.org/proceedings/p749.pdf

Thiry, E., Lindley, S., Banks, R. and Regan, T. (2013). Authoring personal histories: Exploring the timeline as a framework for meaning making. In Proceedings of the 2013 SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems (CHI 2013), 1619-1628. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2470654.2466215.

Ylirisku, S., Lindley, S., Jacucci, G., Banks, R., Stewart, C., Sellen, A., Harper, R. and Regan, T. (2013). Designing web-connected physical artefacts for the ‘aesthetic’ of the home. In Proceedings of the 2013 SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems (CHI 2013) 909-918. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2470654.2466117.

Thieme, A., Wallace, J., Johnson, P., McCarthy, J., Lindley, S., Wright, P., Olivier, P. and Meyer, T. (2013). Design to promote mindfulness practice and sense of self for vulnerable women in secure hospital services. In Proceedings of the 2013 SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems (CHI 2013), 2647-2656. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2470654.2481366.

Bales, E. and Lindley, S. (2013). Supporting a sense of connectedness: Meaningful things in the lives of new university students. In Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2013), 1137-1146. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2441776.2441905.

Harper, R., Thereska, E., Lindley, S., Banks, R., Gosset, P., Smyth, G., Odom, W. and Whitworth, E. (2013). What is a file? In Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2013), 1125-1136. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2441776.2441903.

Lindley, S., Cao, X., Helmes, J., Morris, R. and Meek, S. (2013). Towards a tool for design ideation: Insights from use of SketchStorm. In Proceedings of the 27th BCS conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI 2013), Article 14, Swinton: British Computer Society. http://ewic.bcs.org/upload/pdf/ewic_hci13_full_paper10_1.pdf

Lindley, S., Meek, S., Sellen, A. and Harper, R. (2012). “It’s simply integral to what I do”: Enquiries into how the web is weaved into everyday life. In Proceedings of the 2012 international conference on World Wide Web (WWW 2012), 1067-1076. Republic and Canton of Geneva: International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee. http://www2012.wwwconference.org/proceedings/proceedings/p1067.pdf

Odom, W., Banks, R., Harper, R., Kirk, D., Lindley, S. and Sellen, A. (2012). Technology heirlooms? Considerations for passing down and inheriting digital materials. In Proceedings of the 2012 SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems (CHI 2012), 337-346. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2207676.2207723.

Mentis, H.M., Lindley, S.E., Taylor, S., Dunphy, P., Regan, T. and Harper, R. (2012). Taking as an act of sharing. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2012), 1091-1100. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2145204.2145366.

Alsheikh, T., Rode, J.A. and Lindley, S.E. (2011). (Whose) value-sensitive design: A study of long-distance relationships in an Arabic cultural context. In Proceedings of the 2011 ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2011), 75-84. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/1958824.1958836.

Lindley, S.E., Harper, R. and Sellen, A. (2010). Designing a technological playground: A field study of the emergence of play in household messaging. In Proceedings of the 2010 SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems (CHI 2010), 2351-2360. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/1753326.1753681. Honorable Mention Award.

Cao, X., Lindley, S.E., Helmes, J. and Sellen, A. (2010). Telling the whole story: Anticipation, inspiration and reputation in a field deployment of TellTable. In Proceedings of the 2010 ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2010), 251-260. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/1718918.1718967.

Lindley, S.E., Harper, R. and Sellen, A. (2009). Desiring to be in touch in a changing communications landscape: Attitudes of older adults. In Proceedings of the 2009 SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems (CHI 2009), 1693-1702. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/1518701.1518962.

Lindley, S.E., Harper, R., Randall, D., Glancy, M. and Smyth, N. (2009). Fixed in time and “time in motion”: Mobility of vision through a SenseCam lens. In Proceedings of the 11th international conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2009), 11-20. http://tinyurl.com/ycngzcc.

Lindley, S.E., Randall, D., Sharrock, W., Glancy, M., Smyth, N. and Harper, R. (2009). Narrative, memory and practice: Tensions and choices in the use of a digital artefact. In Proceedings of the 23rd BCS conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI 2009), 1-9. Swinton: British Computer Society. Archival Highlight Award. http://tinyurl.com/yad8dyg.

Helmes, J., Cao, X., Lindley, S.E. and Sellen, A. (2009). Developing the story: Designing an interactive storytelling application. In Proceedings of the 2009 ACM international conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS 2009).

Lindley, S.E., Le Couteur, J. and Bianchi-Berthouze, N. (2008). Stirring up experience through movement in game play: Effects on engagement and social behaviour. In Proceedings of the 2008 SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems (CHI 2008), 511-514. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/1357054.1357136.

Lindley, S.E., Harper, R. and Sellen, A. (2008). Designing for elders: Exploring the complexity of relationships in later life. In Proceedings of the 22nd BCS conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI 2008), Volume 1, 77-86. Swinton: British Computer Society. http://tinyurl.com/dec6gz

Monk, A. and Lindley, S. (2008). Measuring fun in the home. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, Maastricht, 65. http://tinyurl.com/ksqr8w.

Izadi, S., Fitzpatrick, G., Rodden, T., Brignull, H., Rogers, Y. and Lindley, S. (2005). The iterative design and study of a large display for shared and sociable spaces. In Proceedings of the 2005 conference on Designing for User Experience (DUX 2005), CD-ROM. http://tinyurl.com/cmnxxm.

Lindley, S.E. and Monk, A.F. (2005). Augmenting photographs with sound for collocated sharing: An exploratory study of the Audiophoto Desk. In Proceedings of the 2005 conference on Home-Oriented Informatics and Telematics (HOIT 2005), 155-170. New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/11402985_12.

 

Journal Articles

Lindley, S.E. and Monk, A.F. (2013). Measuring social behaviour as an indicator of experience. Behaviour and Information Technology, 32, 10, 968-985. doi:10.1080/0144929X.2011.582148.

Doherty, A.R., Hodges, S.E., King, A.C., Smeaton, A.F., Berry, E., Moulin, C.J.A., Lindley, S., Kelly, P., and Foster, C. (2013). Wearable cameras in health: The state of the art and future possibilities (editorial). American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44, 3, 320-323. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2012.11.008.

Lindley, S.E. (2012). Before I forget: From personal memory to family history. Human-Computer Interaction, 27, 1-2, 13-36. doi:10.1080/07370024.2012.656065.

Lindley, S.E. (2012). Shades of lightweight: Supporting cross-generational communication through home messaging. Universal Access in the Information Society, 11, 1, 31-43. doi:10.1007/s10209-011-0231-2.

Lindley, S.E., Glancy, M., Harper, R., Randall, D., Smyth, N. (2011). "Oh and how things just don't change, the more they stay the same": Reflections on SenseCam images 18 months after capture. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 69, 5, 311-323. doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2010.12.010.

Lindley, S.E., Durrant, A., Kirk, D. and Taylor, A.S. (2009). Editorial: Collocated social practices surrounding photos. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67, 12, 995-1004. doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2009.08.004.

Lindley, S.E., Banks, R., Harper, R., Jain, A., Regan, T., Sellen, A., and Taylor, A.S. (2009). Resilience in the face of innovation: Household trials with BubbleBoard. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67, 2, 154-164. doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2008.07.008.

Lindley, S.E. and Monk, A.F. (2008). Social enjoyment with electronic photo displays: Awareness and control. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 66, 8, 587-604. doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2008.04.002.

Rogers, Y. and Lindley, S.E. (2004). Collaborating around vertical and horizontal large interactive displays: Which way is best? Interacting with Computers, 16, 6, 1133-1152. doi:10.1016/j.intcom.2004.07.008.

 

Book Chapters

Lindley, S.E. (2011). Nearness: Family life and digital neighborhood. In The Connected Home: The Future of Domestic Life, R. Harper (Ed.). London: Springer-Verlag.  

 

Edited Collections

Fernaeus, Y., Holopainen, J., Höök, K., Ivarsson, K., Karlsson, A., Lindley, S. and Norlin, C. (2012). Plei-Plei! Hong Kong: PPP Company Ltd. http://plei-plei.info/

 

Extended Abstracts, Workshop Papers and Posters

Lindley, S., Corish, R., Vaara, E., Ferreira, P. and Simbelis, V. (2013). Changing perspectives of time in HCI. CHI 2013 Extended Abstracts, 3211-3214. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2468356.2479649.

Lindley, S. (2013). Mind the gap: The timeline as a narrative frame for personal content. Presented at the CHI 2013 workshop on Avec le Temps! Time, Tempo, and Turns in Human-Computer Interaction.

Thieme, A., Balaam, M., Wallace, J., Coyle, D. and Lindley, S. (2012). Designing wellbeing. In Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems conference, 789-790. New York, ACM Press. 10.1145/2317956.2318075.

Bean, J. and Lindley, S. (2012). Computer-mediated collage: Notes and future directions. Presented at the CHI 2012 workshop on Visual Thinking and Digital Imagery.

Coyle, D., Linehan, C., Tang, K. and Lindley, S. (2012). Interaction design and emotional wellbeing. In CHI 2012 Extended Abstracts, 2775-2778. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2212776.2212718.

Lindley, S.E. (2011). Passing on memories in later life. Presented at the CHI 2011 workshop on Bridging Practices, Theories, and Technologies to Support Reminiscence.

Lindley, S.E., Calvillo Gámez, E.H. and Gámez Leija, J.J. (2010). Remembering rituals of remembrance: Capturing Xantolo through SenseCam. Presented at the CHI 2010 workshop on HCI at the End of Life.

Alsheikh, T., Lindley, S.E. and Rode, J.A. (2010). Understanding online communication through Arab eyes. Presented at the CHI 2010 workshop on Models, Theories and Methods of Studying Online Behavior.

Lindley, S.E, Sellen, A. and Harper, R. (2009). Bridging the gap between grandparents and teenagers: Lightweight vs. heavyweight contact. Presented at the CHI 2009 workshop on Age Matters: Bridging the generation gap through technology mediated interaction.

Lindley, S.E., Glancy, M., Harper, R., Randall, D. and Smyth, N. (2009). Family life through a SenseCam lens: Putting lifelogging tools into everyday context. Poster presented at the 2009 SenseCam Symposium.

Lindley, S.E., Randall, D., Glancy, M., Smyth, N. and Harper, R. (2009). Reflecting on oneself and on others: Multiple perspectives via SenseCam. Presented at the CHI 2009 workshop on Designing for Reflection on Experience.

Lindley, S.E., Durrant, A., Kirk, D. and Taylor, A. (2008). Collocated social practices surrounding photos. In CHI 2008 Extended Abstracts, 3921-3924. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/1358628.1358957.

Lindley, S. and Monk, A. (2006). Designing appropriate affordances for electronic photo sharing media. In CHI 2006 Extended Abstracts, 1031-1036. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/1125451.1125648.

Lindley, S.E. (2005). Designing interfaces to afford enjoyable social interactions by collocated groups. In CHI 2005 Extended Abstracts, 1122-1123. New York: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/1056808.1056842.

Lindley, S.E. and Monk, A.F. (2004). DJing with Photos. In Proceedings of the 18th annual conference of the British HCI Group (HCI 2004), Volume 2, 179-180. Bristol: Research Press.

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THESES

Lindley, S.E. (2006). The effect of the affordances offered by shared interfaces on the social behaviour of collocated groups. PhD Thesis, University of York.

Lindley, S.E. (2001). A study of how the orientation of a shared interactive display affects collaboration in groups. MSc Thesis, University of Sussex.

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PATENTS

Cao, X., Helmes, J., Sellen, A. and Lindley, S.E. "Creating Animations". US Patent Application, filed September 7, 2009. 2012. 

Frohlich, D., Brown, L., Durrant, A., Lindley, S., Oleksik, G., Robson, D., Rumsey, F., Sellen, A. and Williamson, J. “Communication Devices”. US Patent Application no. 11/972,283, filed January 10, 2008. 2012.

Brown, L., Durrant, A., Frohlich, D., Lindley, S., Oleksik, G., Robson, D., Rumsey, F., Sellen, A. and Williamson, J. “Sound Playback and Editing through Physical Interaction”. US Patent Application no. 11/952,820, filed December 7, 2007. 2012.

Sellen, A., Brown, L., Durrant, A., Frohlich, D., Lindley, S., Oleksik, G., Robson, D., Rumsey, F. and Williamson, J. “Monitoring and Notification Apparatus”. US Patent Application no. 11/952,773, filed December 7, 2007. Granted March 2, 2010.

Lindley, S., Brown, L., Durrant, A., Frohlich, D., Oleksik, G., Robson, D., Rumsey, F., Sellen, A. and Williamson, J. “Sound Display Devices”. US Patent Application no. 11/972,326, filed January 10, 2008. Pending.

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