Ms Claire Timpany

Lecturer (Computer Science)

Qualifications: BCGD(Hons) MCGD UCOL/Waikato

Contact Details

Room: G.G.16
Phone: +64 7 838 4309
Extension: 4309
Fax: +64 7 838 4155

Research Interests

My main areas of interest and research are typography, print design and physical interaction design.

Because of my love for both printed books and interactivity this is predominantly where my research interests lie and how these two areas cross over.

My research is currently focussed on the way in which people interact with printed material and how the benefits of electronic media can be applied to traditional media, such as print.
This has lead me to research into how printed media, especially books can be developed and
become more beneficial, learning and applying methods from technologies being developed in the digital age.

This was explored in my Masters, which I completed at Wanganui School of Design, with a thesis titled "Applying hypertext methods to printed books" I have published papers on this research, one being presented at the AACE Ed-media conference in Vienna, Austria in 2008.

I am currently investigating the layout considerations for applying interactive methods to books and the multiple potential design solutions to this problem.

Research Publications

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Recent Publications

  • Vanderschantz, N., Timpany, C., Hinze, A., & Du, Y. (2017). Exploring orientation cues in both digital and physical books. In Proc 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference (pp. 10 pages). Sunderland, UK.

  • Hinze, A. M., Vanderschantz, N., Timpany, C., Cunningham, S. J., Saravani, S. -J., & Wilkinson, C. (2017). Use of mobile apps for teaching and research: Working Paper Series (01/2017). Department of Computer Science, The University of Waikato. Open Access version: hdl:10289/11033

  • Vanderschantz, N., Timpany, C., & Hinze, A. (2015). Design exploration of ebook interfaces for personal ebook libraries on tablet devices. In A. Hinze, D. M. Nichols, & M. Masoodian (Eds.), Proc 15th New Zealand Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 21-30). Hamilton, NZ: ACM. doi:10.1145/2808047.2808054 Open Access version: hdl:10289/9660

  • Timpany, C., Vanderschantz, N., Hinze, A. M., Cunningham, S. J., & Wright, K. (2014). Shared reading of children's interactive picture books. In K. Tuamsuk, A. Jatowt, & E. Rasmussen (Eds.), The Emergence of Digital Libraries – Research and Practices: 16th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries Vol. LNCS 8839 (pp. 196-207). Chiang Mai, Thailand: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-12823-8_20 Open Access version: hdl:10289/9410

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