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  • Nu-view: A visualization system for collaborative Co-located analysis of geospatial disease data

    Masoodian, Masood; Luz, Saturnino; Kavenga, David (ACM, 2016)
    In general, many factors contribute to the spread of diseases among populations over large geographical areas. In practice, analysis of these factors typically requires expertise of multidisciplinary teams. In this paper, ...
  • Time-load: Visualization of energy consumption loads over time

    Masoodian, Masood; Luz, Saturnino (ACM, 2016)
    It has been suggested that providing feedback allows people to better understand their energy consumption behaviour and take the necessary actions to reduce energy consumption. Here, we present the time-load visualization, ...
  • Identifying Problems Associated with Focus and Context Awareness in 3D Modelling Tasks

    Masoodian, Masood; Mohd Yusof, Azmi Bin; Rogers, Bill (Oxford Journals, 2016)
    Creating complex 3D models is a challenging process. One of the main reasons for this is that 3D models are usually created using software developed for conventional 2D displays which lack true depth perspective, and ...
  • A Study of the Role of Visual Information in Supporting Ideation in Graphic Design

    Laing, Simon; Masoodian, Masood (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015-06-01)
    Existing computer technologies poorly support the ideation phase common to graphic design practice. Finding and indexing visual material to assist the process of ideation often fall on the designer, leading to user experiences ...
  • Private focus portals to shared energy visualizations

    Dang, Chi Tai; Masoodian, Masood; André, Elisabeth (University of Bamberg Press, 2015)
    Large interactive displays provide potential platforms for collaborative visualizations to support groups of co-located people in interacting with shared information spaces. In these settings, it is often necessary to ...
  • Disease surveillance and patient care in remote regions: an exploratory study of collaboration among healthcare professionals in Amazonia

    Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood; Cesario, Manuel (Taylor & Francis, 2015)
    The development and deployment of information technology, particularly mobile tools, to support collaboration between different groups of healthcare professionals has been viewed as a promising way to improve disease ...
  • Using a serious game to promote community-based awareness and prevention of neglected tropical diseases

    Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood; Cesario, Raquel Rangel; Cesario, Manuel (Elsevier, 2015)
    A serious game is presented which embodies an approach to disease prevention and management that is community-based and incorporates principles of the One Health framework—a broader view of healthcare that encompasses ...
  • FSEA 2014 – Proceedings of the AVI 2014 Workshop on Fostering Smart Energy Applications through Advanced Visual Interfaces

    Masoodian, Masood; André, Elisabeth; Luz, Saturnino; Rist, Thomas (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2014)
    It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to FSEA 2014, the AVI 2014 workshop on Fostering Smart Energy Applications through Advanced Visual Interfaces. This workshop focuses on advanced interaction, interface, and ...
  • Designing a serious game for community-based disease prevention in the Amazon

    Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood; Cesario, Manuel; Cesario, Raquel Rangel; Rogers, Bill (ACM, 2014)
    Many developing regions around the world rely on community-based healthcare strategies and practices to deal with prevention and control of often neglected diseases, by educating the local population and healthcare ...
  • Supporting Focus and Context Awareness in 3D Modelling Tasks Using Multi-Layered Displays

    Masoodian, Masood; Mohd Yusof, Azmi; Rogers, Bill (Wiley, 2014)
    Most 3D modelling software have been developed for conventional 2D displays, and as such, lack support for true depth perception. This contributes to making polygonal 3D modelling tasks challenging, particularly when models ...
  • Readability of a Background Map Layer Under a Semi-transparent Foreground Layer

    Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood (ACM, 2014)
    This study investigates the readability (interpretability) of information presented on a geographical map onto which a semi-transparent multivariate selection layer has been overlaid. The investigation is based on an ...
  • USEM: A ubiquitous smart energy management system for residential homes

    Masoodian, Masood; André, Elisabeth; Kugler, Michael; Reinhart, Florian; Rogers, Bill; Schlieper, Kevin (IARIA, 2014)
    With the ever-increasing worldwide demand for energy, and the limited available energy resources, there is a growing need to reduce our energy consumption whenever possible. Therefore, over the past few decades a range of ...
  • Fostering energy awareness in residential homes using mobile devices

    Reinhart, Florian; Schlieper, Kevin; Kugler, Michael; André, Elisabeth; Masoodian, Masood; Rogers, Bill (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2013-10-16)
    There is considerable global effort being made towards identifying ways of reducing energy consumption to cope with growing demands. Although there is potential for energy saving in many sectors, our focus is on reducing ...
  • Assisting Inhabitants of Residential Homes with Management of Their Energy Consumption

    Kugler, Michael; André, Elisabeth; Masoodian, Masood; Reinhart, Florian; Rogers, Bill; Schlieper, Kevin (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013)
    Although there are already a range of energy monitoring and automation systems available in the market that target residential homes, mostly with the aim of reducing their total energy consumption, very few of these systems ...
  • Visualization of physical library shelves to facilitate collection management and retrieval

    Jervis, Matthew Geoffrey; Masoodian, Masood (ACM, 2013)
    Electronic cataloguing systems are used by libraries to provide search mechanisms for finding books in their collections. These systems provide limited, if any, tools for browsing content electronically in a manner similar ...
  • Supporting collaboration among healthcare professionals and disease surveillance in remote areas

    Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood; Cesario, Manuel; Rogers, Bill (IEEE, 2012-06-20)
    It is estimated that global climate change and regional land use and cover changes in the Amazon region will contribute to the spread of vector-borne diseases such as bartonellosis and leishmaniasis. The large geographical ...
  • Mobile support for diagnosis of communicable diseases in remote locations

    Cesario, Manuel; Lundon, Michael; Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood; Rogers, Bill (ACM, 2012)
    Surveillance and diagnosis of new and emerging communicable diseases in remote regions, such as the Amazon, is a challenging task. These regions can be difficult to reach, are sparsely populated, and have limited medical ...
  • Crossing the game threshold: A system for teaching basic programming constructs

    Bromwich, Kohl; Masoodian, Masood; Rogers, Bill (ACM, 2012)
    Teaching elementary programming is a difficult and often frustrating process. Many students fail to grasp the basic concepts and drop out of their programmes of study. Although visual languages with some form of game element ...
  • Time-based geographical mapping of communicable diseases

    Cesario, Manuel; Jervis, Matthew Geoffrey; Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood; Rogers, Bill (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers., 2012)
    Information visualisation methods can potentially be employed to assist the work of epidemiologists and other health care professionals in mapping the spread of communicable diseases in remote areas, where the task of ...
  • A survey of players’ opinions on the interface customization in world of warcraft

    Deaker, Chris; Masoodian, Masood; Rogers, Bill (Springer, 2012)
    Massively multiplayer online role-playing games, such as World of Warcraft, have become very popular in recent years. These types of games often provide the player with a wide range of game abilities, weapons, tools, ...
  • Architecture of a ubiquitous smart energy management system for residential homes

    Kugler, Michael; Reinhart, Florian; Schieper, Kevin; Masoodian, Masood; Rogers, Bill; André, Elisabeth; Rist, Thomas (ACM, 2011)
    A range of technology for monitoring electricity consumption at residential homes is gradually becoming available to users. Almost all of these systems, however, only aim to assist users with reducing their total power ...
  • A survey of Japanese gamers' ratings of experience elements for different game genres

    Maruyama, Yukiko; Masoodian, Masood; Rogers, Bill (Association for Computing Machinery, 2011)
    Although there has been a surge in computer games research in recent years, studies of gamers' experience of different game genres are very few. Furthermore, even these few studies of gamers' experience are almost all based ...
  • A secure interoperable architecture for building-automation applications

    Wendzel, Steffen; Rist, Thomas; André, Elisabeth; Masoodian, Masood (ACM, 2011)
    Building-automation systems enable building administrators and inhabitants to monitor and control their buildings from within the building itself, as well as from outside using remote access tools. In recent years, many ...
  • Comparing static Gantt and mosaic charts for visualization of task schedules

    Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood (IEEE, 2011)
    A mosaic chart has been proposed for representation of events on a timeline. While early studies demonstrated the effectiveness of mosaics in supporting visualization of multimedia records on a meeting browser, the usability ...
  • Evaluation of an integrated paper and digital document management system

    Jervis, Matthew Geoffrey; Masoodian, Masood (Elsevier, 2011)
    Paper documents are still an integral component of our everyday working lives, and are likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, advances in electronic technology in recent years have made it possible ...
  • Interaction with 3D models on large displays using 3D input techniques

    Laundry, Beverley; Masoodian, Masood; Rogers, Bill (ACM, 2010)
    Almost all existing 3D modeling applications rely on 2D input techniques for creating and modifying 3D models by users. This translation of user inputs from a 2D plane into actions in a 3D world often causes problems for ...
  • Privacy issues for online personal photograph collections

    Cunningham, Sally Jo; Masoodian, Masood; Adams, Anne (2010)
    Technological developments now allow community groups, clubs, and even ordinary individuals to create their own, publicly accessible online digital multi-media collections. However, it is unclear as to whether the users ...
  • Analyzing users’ behaviour to identify their privacy concerns

    Cunningham, Sally Jo; Masoodian, Masood (2010)
    The majority of studies examining privacy concerns of Internet users are based on surveys. Many problems have, however, been identified with using surveys to measure people’s privacy concerns. Based on our experience from ...
  • FOLDER3D: A graphical file management system supporting visualisation of file relationships

    Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood; Rogers, Bill; De Schutter, Simon (2010)
    The desktop metaphor with its hierarchical structure of folders is the basis of almost all graphical file management systems. Despite this popularity, these systems suffer from several problems, including the restrictiveness ...
  • Supporting collaborative transcription of recorded speech with a 3D game interface

    Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood; Rogers, Bill (Springer, 2010)
    The amount of speech data available on-line and in institutional repositories, including recordings of lectures, “podcasts”, news broadcasts etc, has increased greatly in the past few years. Effective access to such data ...
  • SOPHYA: a system for digital management of ordered physical document collections

    Jervis, Matthew Geoffrey; Masoodian, Masood (2010)
    In recent years several systems have been developed to integrate the management of physical and digital documents and artefacts. These systems, which often rely on technologies such as RFID, generally detect the location ...
  • Digital management and retrieval of physical documents

    Jervis, Matthew Geoffrey; Masoodian, Masood (ACM, 2009)
    Although in today's everyday work environments digital and paper documents co-exist, the systems used to manage them are often completely separate; digital documents are managed using computer systems, while paper documents ...
  • A review of the empirical studies of computer supported human-to-human communication

    Masoodian, Masood (2008-07)
    This paper presents a review of the empirical studies of human-to-human communication which have been carried out over the last three decades. Although this review is primarily concerned with the empirical studies of ...
  • Interactive visualisation techniques for dynamic speech transcription, correction and training

    Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood; Rogers, Bill (ACM, 2008)
    As performance gains in automatic speech recognition systems plateau, improvements to existing applications of speech recognition technology seem more likely to come from better user interface design than from further ...
  • A system for dynamic 3D visualisation of speech recognition paths

    Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood; Rogers, Bill; Zhang, Bo (ACM, 2008)
    This paper presents an interactive visualisation system that assists users of semi-automatic speech transcription systems to assess alternative recognition results in real time and provide feedback to the speech recognition ...
  • Interface design strategies for computer-assisted speech transcription

    Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood; Rogers, Bill; Deering, Chris (ACM, 2008)
    A set of user interface design techniques for computer-assisted speech transcription are presented and evaluated with respect to task performance and usability. These techniques include error-correction mechanisms which ...
  • Integration of virtual and real document organization

    Seifried, Thomas; Jervis, Matthew Geoffrey; Haller, Michael; Masoodian, Masood; Villar, Nicolas (ACM, 2008)
    In most work environments people archive both the real and digital versions of their documents. But unlike the digital world, in the physical world locating a document can become a very time consuming task. The reason for ...
  • First international workshop on using ontologies in interactive systems, ONTORACT'08

    Bouamrane, Matt-Mouley; Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood (2008)
    The aim of the workshop is to hold a multidisciplinary event bringing together researchers and practitioners to share their experiences of using ontologies for managing user interaction and interactive systems.
  • Sharing, privacy and trust issues for photo collections

    Adams, Anne; Cunningham, Sally Jo; Masoodian, Masood (2007-02-01)
    Digital libraries are quickly being adopted by the masses. Technological developments now allow community groups, clubs, and even ordinary individuals to create their own, publicly accessible collections. However, users ...
  • Hands-on sharing: collaborative document manipulation on a tabletop display using bare hands

    Masoodian, Masood; McKoy, Sam; Rogers, Bill (ACM, 2007)
    Working on electronic shared documents on a tabletop display is an effective form of collaborative work, which is likely to become a common practice in the future. A limiting factor in using tabletop displays at present, ...
  • Identifying personal photo digital library features

    Cunningham, Sally Jo; Masoodian, Masood (ACM, 2007)
    At present, little evidence is available about how people want to interact with their photos in a personal photo digital library. Analysis of a set of 22 user needs summaries and critiques of existing photo management ...
  • Metadata and organizational structures in personal photograph digital libraries

    Cunningham, Sally Jo; Masoodian, Masood (Springer, 2007)
    We examine the ‘native’ metadata and organizational structures that individuals create for their personal photo digital libraries, by analyzing the behaviour of photo collectors as recorded in 37 autoethnographies and ...
  • Graphic designers' quest for the right music

    Masoodian, Masood; Lang, Alexander (ACM, 2007)
    Graphic designers often need to find suitable pieces of music for their motion graphic designs, animations, etc. Existing music collection search tools and techniques are at best only suitable for ordinary users, and lack ...
  • Visualisation of Parallel Data Streams with Temporal Mosaics

    Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood (IEEE Computer Society, 2007)
    Despite its popularity and widespread use, timeline visualisation suffers from shortcomings which limit its use for displaying multiple data streams when the number of streams increases to more than a handful. This paper ...
  • Gathering a corpus of multimodal computer-mediated meetings with focus on text and audio interaction

    Saturnion, Luz; Bouamrane, Matt-Mouley; Masoodian, Masood (European Language Resources Association, 2006)
    In this paper we describe the gathering of a corpus of synchronised speech and text interaction over the network. The data collection scenarios characterise audio meetings with a significant textual component. Unlike ...
  • History-based visual mining of semi-structured audio and text

    Bouamrane, Matt-Mouley; Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood (IEEE Computer Society, 2006)
    Accessing specific or salient parts of multimedia recordings remains a challenge as there is no obvious way of structuring and representing a mix of space-based and time-based media. A number of approaches have been proposed ...
  • RECOLED: A group-aware collaborative text editor for capturing document history

    Masoodian, Masood; Luz, Saturnino; Bouamrane, Matt-Mouley; King, David (International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2005)
    This paper presents a usability analysis of RECOLED, a shared document editor which supports recording of audio communication in remote collaborative writing sessions, and transparent monitoring of interactions, such as ...
  • Supporting Remote Collaboration through Structured Activity Logging

    Bouamrane, Matt-Mouley; Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood; King, David (Springer, 2005)
    This paper describes an integrated architecture for online collaborative multimedia (audio and text) meetings which supports the recording of participants' audio exchanges, automatic metadata generation and logging of users ...
  • A Model for Meeting Content Storage and Retrieval

    Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood (IEEE Computer Society, 2005)
    This paper presents a model for storage of remote Internet-based multimedia meetings and information retrieval from textual and time-based content. The model builds on a theory of content mapping that exploits temporal and ...
  • DeepDocument: use of a multi-layered display to provide context awareness in text editing

    Masoodian, Masood; McKoy, Sam; Rogers, Bill; Ware, David (University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science, 2004-02)
    The most commonly used view in word processing software shows only the paragraphs of text immediately adjacent to the cursor position. Generally this is appropriate, for example when composing a single paragraph. However, ...
  • A comparison of linear and calendar travel itinerary visualizations for personal digital assistants

    Masoodian, Masood; Budd, Daryl; Rogers, Bill (2004)
    Various graphical travel itinerary visualization systems have in recent years been developed to allow making easier references between different events such as flights and hotel bookings on a travel itinerary, thereby ...
  • From piles to tiles: designing for overview and control in case handling systems

    Blomkvist, Stefan; Boivie, Inger; Masoodian, Masood; Persson, Jenny (2004)
    Poor overview and control of workload in electronic case handling systems is a potential health risk factor which affects the users. Case handling systems must therefore be designed to give the users a better overview and ...
  • A Framework for collaborative writing with recording and post-meeting retrieval capabilities

    Bouamrane, Matt-Mouley; King, David; Luz, Saturnino; Masoodian, Masood (IEEE Computer Society, 2004)
    From a HCI perspective, elucidating and supporting the context in which collaboration takes place is key to implementing successful collaborative systems. Synchronous collaborative writing usually takes place in contexts ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • INFORMATION-CENTRED DESIGN: A methodology for designing virtual meeting DESIGN environments

    Masoodian, Masood (2001-06)
    Development of single-user computer applications has often been based on user-centred or task-centred design methodologies, with some success. These methodologies are also useful for guiding the development of multi-user ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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