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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Digital libraries unfurled: supporting the New Zealand flag debate

    Thomas, Brandon M.; Stewart, Joanna M.; Bainbridge, David; Nichols, David M.; Rogers, Bill; Holmes, Geoffrey (Springer, 2015)
    This article reports on the development of an interactive web environment, backed by a digital library, that supports the creation of new flag designs. Specifically, it supports the user through an iterative design process, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • A representation of the natural numbers by means of cycle-numbers, with consequences in number theory

    Turner, John C.; Rogers, Bill (2013)
    In this paper we give rules for creating a number triangle T in a manner analogous to that for producing Pascal's arithmetic triangle; but all of its elements belong to {0, 1}, and cycling of its rows is involved in the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Freezing rich fragments of the World Wide Web

    Holmes, Geoffrey; Rogers, Bill (1997-04)
    While the World Wide Web (WWW) is an attractive option as a resource for teaching and research it does have some undesirable features. The cost of allowing students unlimited access can be high-both in money and time; ...
  • Computer concepts without computers: a first course in computer science

    Holmes, Geoffrey; Smith, Tony C.; Rogers, Bill (1997-02)
    While some institutions seek to make CS1 curricula more enjoyable by incorporating specialised educational software [1] or by setting more enjoyable programming assignments [2], we have joined the growing number of Computer ...
  • Visible-C: a simple visualisation for C data structures

    Rogers, Bill (1996-04)
    I teach half of a second year "Programming with Data Structures" course in which students learn to program with dynamic memory and build linked data structures. In this paper I describe a piece of software, VisibleC, which ...
  • A non-linear, criterion-referenced grading scheme for a computer literacy course

    Rogers, Bill; Treweek, Phillip; Cunningham, Sally Jo (1996-04)
    The development of complex Information Systems requires the use of many Information Systems engineering tools. These diverse tools need to be integrated in order to be effectively used by multiple cooperating developers. ...
  • Navigating the virtual library: a 3D browsing interface for information retrieval

    Rogers, Bill; Cunningham, Sally Jo; Holmes, Geoffrey (1994-07)
    An interface is described for graphically navigating a large collection of documents, as in a library. Its design is based on the metaphor of traversing a landscape. Documents are depicted as buildings, clustered to form ...
  • Drawing diagrams in TEX documents

    Rogers, Bill; Holmes, Geoffrey (Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, 1992)
    The typesetting language TEX [Knuth (1984)] is now available on a range of computers from mainframes to micros. It has an unequalled ability to typeset mathematical text, with its many formatting features and fonts. TEX ...

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  • Procedural Generation of Voxel Worlds with Castles

    Dusterwald, Sebastian (University of Waikato, 2015)
    This thesis explores procedurally creating voxel based terrains and creating castles in them. With the explosion of interest in using voxels in games since the success of Minecraft, and even big budget titles like EverQuest ...
  • Improving Collaborative Drawing using HTML5

    Huang, Yu-Hsin (Amigo) (University of Waikato, 2014)
    This research looks into improving online web-based collaborative drawing using HTML5. Although many systems have been developed over a number of years, none of the applications released have been satisfactory for many ...
  • XNA-like 3D Graphics Programming on the Raspberry Pi

    Wang, Lichao (University of Waikato, 2014)
    The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computing device created by Broadcom in 2012. This device is a kind of mini PC, and it is capable of doing things that desktop PC can do. The goal of the Raspberry Pi Foundation is ...
  • Adaptive Interfaces for Massively Multiplayer Online Games

    Deaker, Chris (University of Waikato, 2013)
    Massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPGs), such as World of Warcraft, have become very popular in recent years. These types of games typically feature rich and complex game environments, enabling more ...
  • Exploration of Pervasive Games in Relation to Mobile Technologies

    Morris, Paul (University of Waikato, 2013)
    The project is an exploration of Pervasive Games in relation to mobile technologies, with the intention of developing a pervasive game engine. Pervasive Games are interactive games where the participants drive the game ...

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