Sarah Webber

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Zoos are increasingly introducing digital technologies to enhance visitors' experience of viewing animals, and promote the welfare and wellbeing of captive animals. Consequently, zoos are an immediate and important context for work in the discipline of animal-computer interaction (ACI). However, zoo enclosure design has a long history of transformation in(More)
An ongoing aim of human-computer interaction (HCI) is to understand what is meant by user experience, and how to measure it. This is more complex in the case of animal-computer interaction (ACI), in which the user is a non-human. In this paper we discuss the concepts and tools that animal welfare science offers ACI research for evaluating and assessing the(More)
In HCI, the honeypot effect describes how people interacting with a system passively stimulate passers-by to observe, approach and engage in an interaction. Previous research has revealed the successive engagement phases and zones of the honeypot effect. However, there is little insight into: 1) how people are stimulated to transition between phases; 2)(More)
In this paper, we report on Encounters, an interactive public installation that provides a basis for studying the effect of dance performances on the emergence of creative, social experiences. Based on observations and interviews with dancers and participants, we identified a range of tensions that arise from integrating a staged performance with(More)
As part of an ongoing project to explore the design of behaviour-change technology for smoking cessation, we analysed a successful community who come together on the popular Reddit website to discuss quitting and to encourage each other's quit attempts. We found that users remain anonymous but identify according to their quit stage. We examined the form and(More)
In this paper we consider HCI's role in technology interventions for health and well-being. Three projects carried out by the authors are analysed by appropriating the idea of a value chain to chart a causal history from proximal effects generated in early episodes of design through to distal health and well-being outcomes. Responding to recent arguments(More)
This workshop will explore research into interactive and digital technologies in zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks. Such sites are making increasing use of technology in their work to foster educational, emotional and entertaining connections between visitors and animals, with the goal of transforming attitudes to wildlife and conservation. Bringing(More)
Zoos are making increasing use of digital technology for visitor interpretations and for animal enrichment and research. Modern zoos place considerable emphasis on animal welfare, on constructing positive human-animal interactions as a foundation for education, and shaping public attitudes towards wildlife and conservation. These objectives have much in(More)
Managing the personal information and possessions of young people in out of home care presents unique challenges. Photos, documents and mementos are easily lost or left behind at changes of care placement. Lack of access to such personal artefacts negatively impacts care decisions, identity construction and social relationships. Prior work identified the(More)
Four streams-Clear Fork, Lost Creek, Camp Creek and Still Creek-in northwestern Oregon's Sandy River Basin were monitored for temperature, dissolved oxygen levels, and fecal bacterial concentrations in a multi-year analysis examining stream health for recreational users and anchor habitat for Pacific Salmon. Temperatures were recorded using micro -T(More)
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