Ms Claire Timpany
Senior Lecturer (Computer Science)
Qualifications: BCGD(Hons) MCGD UCOL/Waikato
Phone: +64 7 838 4309
Fax: +64 7 838 4155
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.
Timpany, C. (2018). Typographic emphasis of headings: methods of typographic emphasis to assist with search of unfamiliar and familiar text. (PhD Thesis, University of Waikato). Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12091
Hinze, A., Timpany, C., Vanderschantz, N., & Thomson, S. (2018). Who was that? Enriched eReading through in-book visualisation. In 32nd BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (BCS HCI 2018) (pp. 11 pages). Belfast, Northern Ireland. doi:10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.23
Vanderschantz, N., Timpany, C., & Feng, C. (2018). A snapshot of reading, searching, and browsing preferences of tertiary students. In 32nd BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (BCS HCI 2018) (pp. 6 pages). Belfast, Northern Ireland. doi:10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.176
Hinze, A., Timpany, C., Bowen, J., Chang, C., Starkey, N., & Elder, H. (2018). Collecting sensitive personal data in a multi-cultural environment. In 32nd BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (BCS HCI 2018) (pp. 4 pages). Belfast, Northern Ireland. doi:10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.71
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