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  • Gamifying the EV Driving Experience: A virtual electric vehicle to change public attitudes

    Apperley, Mark; Donnelly, Caleb; Mason, Steven (2015)
    Although significant advances have been achieved in the range and performance of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in recent years, the rate of uptake of these vehicles is relatively slow, meaning that they will not become ...
  • Reading text in an immersive head-mounted display: An investigation into displaying desktop interfaces in a 3D virtual environment

    Grout, Cameron; Rogers, Bill; Apperley, Mark; Jones, Steve (ACM, 2015)
    This paper describes an experiment conducted as part of a larger project investigating the possibilities of using a virtual environment for users performing day-to-day computing tasks. The experiment is a user study analyzing ...
  • Simulating electricity consumption pattern for household appliances using demand side strategies - a review

    Ozoh, Patrick; Apperley, Mark (ACM, 2015)
    This paper investigates research work related to the modelling and simulation of household electricity consumption with a view to developing a simulation to evaluate the effectiveness of demand-side management mechanisms. ...
  • Tracking battery state-of-charge in a continuous use off-grid electricity system

    Apperley, Mark; Alahmari, Mohammed Mushabab (2014)
    The growing importance of batteries in the delivery of primary energy, for example in electric vehicles and isolated off-grid electricity systems, has added weight to the demand for simple and reliable measures of a battery's ...
  • Refining personal and social presence in virtual meetings

    Dean, Jesse; Apperley, Mark; Rogers, Bill (CRPIT, 2014)
    Virtual worlds show promise for conducting meetings and conferences without the need for physical travel. Current experience suggests the major limitation to the more widespread adoption and acceptance of virtual conferences ...
  • Smart energy interfaces for electric vehicles

    Monigatti, Paul; Apperley, Mark; Rogers, Bill (ACM, 2014)
    Electric vehicle charging strategies rely on knowledge of future vehicle usage, or implicitly make assumptions about a vehicle’s usage. For example, a na¨ıve charging strategy may assume that a full charge is required as ...
  • Visualizing a control strategy for estimating electricity consumption

    Ozoh, Patrick; Abd-Rahman, Shapiee; Labadin, Jane; Apperley, Mark (2014)
    This paper investigates the potential of applying different control measures on low power and high power appliances with the goal of evolving efficiency in electricity consumption. The research involves carrying out ...
  • Why aren't we all living in Smart Homes

    Suppers, Joris; Apperley, Mark (Department of Computer Science, The University of WaikatoACM, 2014)
    Visions of the Future, like the Jetsons cartoons, show homes which are smart and able to control household appliances, to make living easier and more comfortable. Although much research has been carried out into the ...
  • Casual mobile screen sharing

    Suppers, Joris; Apperley, Mark (CRPIT, 2014)
    The concept of casual screen sharing is that multiple users can cast screen images from their personal hand-held devices on to a large shared local screen. It has applications in personal and business domains where documents ...
  • The orienting mouse: An input device with attitude

    Apperley, Mark; Rogers, Bill (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2013-11)
    This paper presents a modified computer mouse, the Orienting Mouse, which delivers orientation as an additional dimension of input; when the mouse is moved on a flat surface it reports, in addition to the conventional x, ...
  • Tracking battery state-of-charge in a continuous use off-grid electricity system

    Apperley, Mark; Alahmari, Mohammed Mushabab (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2013-10)
    The growing importance of batteries in the delivery of primary energy, for example in electric vehicles and isolated off-grid electricity systems, has added weight to the demand for simple and reliable measures of a battery’s ...
  • A simulation study of the use of electric vehicles as storage on the New Zealand electricity grid

    Monigatti, Paul; Apperley, Mark; Rogers, Bill (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2012-04)
    This paper describes a simulation to establish the extent to which reliance on non-dispatchable energy sources, most typically wind generation, could in the future be extended beyond received norms, by utilizing the ...
  • Improved grid integration of intermittent electricity generation using electric vehicles for storage: A simulation study

    Monigatti, Paul; Apperley, Mark; Rogers, Bill (IEEE, 2012)
    This paper describes a simulation to establish the extent to which reliance on non-dispatchable energy sources, particularly wind generation, could in the future be extended beyond accepted norms, by utilizing the distributed ...
  • Visualising present and past: a meter with a flexible pointer

    Monigatti, Paul; Apperley, Mark; Rogers, Bill (ACM, 2011)
    Meters and gauges based on analogue pointers provide a convenient way to visualise single dimensional data streams, such as speed, voltage, altitude, or fuel level. However, often a small amount of historical information ...
  • Usability in Aotearoa/New Zealand

    Apperley, Mark; Nichols, David M. (Springer, 2011)
    This chapter presents an overview of usability in Aotearoa/New Zealand, from the academic and industrial perspectives. It contains a brief description of the country and focuses on the development of HCI and its characteristics ...
  • Power and energy visualization for the micro-management of household electricity consumption

    Monigatti, Paul; Apperley, Mark; Rogers, Bill (ACM, 2010)
    The paper describes a pilot system for the detailed management of domestic electricity consumption aimed at minimizing demand peaks and consumer cost. Management decisions are made both interactively by consumers themselves, ...
  • Making paperless work

    Plimmer, Beryl; Apperley, Mark (ACM, 2007)
    Despite well documented advantages, attempts to go truly "paperless" seldom succeed. This is principally because computer-based paperless systems typically do not support all of the affordances of paper, nor the work process ...
  • Use of video shadow for small group interaction awareness on a large interactive display surface

    Apperley, Mark; McLeod, Laurie; Masoodian, Masood; Paine, Lance; Phillips, Malcolm; Rogers, Bill; Thomson, Kirsten (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2002-07)
    This paper reports work done as part of the Large Interactive Display Surface (LIDS) project at the University of Waikato. One application of the LIDS equipment is distributed meeting support. In this context large display ...
  • Computer-aided sketching to capture preliminary design

    Plimmer, Beryl; Apperley, Mark (IEEE Computer Society Press, 2002)
    This paper describes the vital role of freehand sketching in the design process. When designers first tackle a design problem they usually do so by sketching. We will explore the essential elements of sketching that make ...
  • The use of auditory feedback in call centre CHHI

    Steel, Anette; Jones, Matt; Apperley, Mark (ACM, 2002)
    The investigations carried out to evaluate issues of the computer-human-human interaction (CHHI) found in call centre scenarios were presented. These investigations suggested some benefits in the use of auditory icons and ...
  • Lecture capture using large interactive display systems

    Apperley, Mark; Jansen, Samuel Thomas; Jeffries, Amos; Masoodian, Masood; McLeod, Laurie; Paine, Lance; Rogers, Bill; Thomson, Kirsten; Voyle, Tony (IEEE Computer Society, 2002)
    There are various software technologies that allow capture and redelivery of lectures. Most of these technologies however rely on the use of proprietary software, often requiring extra efforts from the lecturer in terms ...
  • FreeForm: An informal environment for interface prototyping

    Plimmer, Beryl; Apperley, Mark; Masoodian, Masood (ACM, 2002)
    Best practice in interface design suggests that hand-drawn sketches are preferable at the early stages of the design process. This paper describes the FreeForm software which supports informal sketched interface design by ...
  • Delivering the Maori-language newspapers on the Internet

    Apperley, Mark; Keegan, Te Taka Adrian Gregory; Cunningham, Sally Jo; Witten, Ian H. (Auckland University Press, Auckland, New Zealand, 2002)
    Although any collection of historical newspapers provides a particularly rich and valuable record of events and social and political commentary, the content tends to be difficult to access and extremely time-consuming to ...
  • Niupepa: A historical newspaper collection

    Apperley, Mark; Cunningham, Sally Jo; Keegan, Te Taka Adrian Gregory; Witten, Ian H. (2001-05-01)
    Niupepa is a collection of 42 newspaper titles published in New Zealand from 1842-1933, comprising a total of 21,000 pages in 1,750 issues. This collection forms a unique historical record of the language of the indigenous ...
  • Supporting collaboration and engagement using a whiteboard-like display

    Apperley, Mark; Masoodian, Masood (2000)
    Large interactive display surfaces have the potential to combine the simplicity, spontaneity and presence of a conventional whiteboard with the convenience, clarity, and archiving and retrieval capabilities of a computer ...
  • The Niupepa Collection: Opening the blinds on a window to the past

    Keegan, Te Taka Adrian Gregory; Cunningham, Sally Jo; Apperley, Mark (1999-12)
    This paper describes the building of a digital library collection of historic newspapers. The newspapers (Niupepa in Maori), which were published in New Zealand during the period 1842 to 1933, form a unique historical ...
  • Facilitating multiple copy/past operations

    Apperley, Mark; Baker, Jay; Fletcher, Dale; Rogers, Bill (1999-05)
    Copy and paste, or cut and paste, using a clipboard or paste buffer has long been the principle facility provided to users for transferring data between and within GUI applications. We argue that this mechanism can be ...
  • Browsing tree structures

    Apperley, Mark; Spence, Robert; Hodge, Stephen; Chester, Michael (1999-05)
    Graphic representations of tree structures are notoriously difficult to create, display, and interpret, particularly when the volume of information they contain, and hence the number of nodes, is large. The problem of ...
  • Managing complexity in a distributed digital library

    Witten, Ian H.; McNab, Rodger J.; Jones, Steve; Cunningham, Sally Jo; Bainbridge, David; Apperley, Mark (1999-02-01)
    As the capabilities of distributed digital libraries increase, managing organizational and software complexity becomes a key issue. How can collections and indexes be updated without impacting queries currently in progress? ...
  • Managing multiple collections, multiple languages, and multiple media in a distributed digital library

    Witten, Ian H.; McNab, Rodger J.; Jones, Steve; Cunningham, Sally Jo; Bainbridge, David; Apperley, Mark (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 1998-05)
    Managing the organizational and software complexity of a comprehensive digital library presents a significant challenge. Different library collections each have their own distinctive features. Different presentation languages ...
  • Usability testing: a Malaysian study

    Yeo, Alvin; Barbour, Robert H.; Apperley, Mark (1997-07)
    An exploratory study of software assessment techniques is conducted in Malaysia. Subjects in the study comprised staff members of a Malaysian university with a high Information Technology (IT) presence. The subjects assessed ...
  • Tree browsing

    Apperley, Mark; Chester, Michael (1996-07)
    Graphic representations of tree structures are notoriously difficult to create, display, and interpret, particularly when the volume of information they contain, and hence the number of nodes, is large. The problem of ...
  • Notes: an experiment in CSCW

    Apperley, Mark; Gianoutsos, Simon; Grundy, John C.; Paynter, Gordon W.; Reeves, Steve; Venable, John R. (1996-04)
    Computer Supported Co-operative Work (CSCW) systems are complex, yet no computer-based tools of any sophistication exist to support their development. Since several people often need to work together on the same project ...
  • PICSIL: integrating graphic system design and automatic synthesis

    Pearson, Murray W.; Lyons, Paul J.; Apperley, Mark (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 1995-01)
    We present an approach to the design of complex logic ICs, developed from four premises. First, the responsibilities of a chip's major components, and the communication between them, should be separated from the detailed ...
  • Video support for shared work-space interaction – an empirical study

    Masoodian, Masood; Apperley, Mark; Frederikson, Lesley (Department of Computer Science, The University of Waikato, 1995)
    A study has been carried out to identify the effects of different human-to-human communication modes on dyadic computer supported group work. A pilot study evaluated an available shared work-space software system, supplemented ...
  • Active templates: Manipulating pointers with pictures

    Lyons, Paul J.; Apperley, Mark; Bishop, A.G.; Moretti, G.S (1994)
    Active templates are a semi-automatic visual mechanism for generating algorithms for manipulating pointer-based data structures. The programmer creates a picture showing the affected part of a data structure before and ...

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  • Localization Provision in New Zealand: Arabic Speakers' Preference for Different Paralingual Webpage Layouts.

    Shiblaq, Fouad K. (University of Waikato, 2016)
    This research is designed to test Arabic speakers’ preference for different paralingual webpage layouts to assist newcomers to New Zealand such as international students,refugees and immigrants who have inadequate English ...
  • Off-grid Energy Monitoring

    Alahmari, Mohammed Mushabab (University of Waikato, 2013)
    A range of circumstances and physical conditions exist in New Zealand that strongly motivates the adoption of off-grid electricity systems. However, there is scant detailed knowledge and understanding of many aspects of ...
  • Visualising Time

    Clarke, Greg (University of Waikato, 2013)
    This study investigates the visualisation of temporal relationships between objects. A popular method employed for such information visualisations is the time line consisting of a single horizontal axis along which temporal ...
  • Power and Energy Visualisation in the Home

    Al Mutirui, Mohammed Ayedh (University of Waikato, 2012)
    This thesis explores ways of improving the ability for households to manage their consumption of electricity, in the context of increasing concerns regarding global warming, and ever-growing demands for electricity. The ...
  • The Paperless Organization: Improved processes and reduction in paper usage through wider use of electronic documents and tablet computers

    AL-Qahtani, Saeed Hussein (University of Waikato, 2012)
    This qualitative, descriptive research study aimed to investigate the way in which documents were handled in an organization in relation to how much paper was wasted, and opportunities presented to save paper via new ...

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