Ann Morrison

Ann Morrison

Interaction Design Researcher and Project Manager

Member of the Ubiquitous Interaction group


My main research interest is in tangible, urban and pervasive computing, and focuses on sustaining engagement and play for participants with AR and MR interactive cultural environments.

Confirmed Candidature for PhD. Finishing write up.
"Situated Play in Interactive Environments"
School of ITEE, University of Queensland

Mailing addresses:
Vuoromiehenkatu 18 D 62, 00140 Helsinki, Finland
1 Thomas Street, Auchenflower, Brisbane, Australia 4066.

Mobile EU: +358 50 384 1519
Mobile AU: +61 420 583 224

ann.morrison [a] acm.org
More info on pervasive open-ended game http://www.hiit.fi/~morrison/maplens.html
Info on workshops MR/ AR and Evaluation, Multitouch

Curriculum Vitae (& exhibitions) [pdf]

Research Activities

Working in the following research projects

  • IPCity: Project Manager: EU funded Sixth Framework (2006-2009, FET EU IST) programme Integrated project on Interaction and Presence in Urban Environments, includes CityWall and MapLens
  • Mobile Augmented Reality and Context in Urban Settings (MARCUS) Marie Curie Actions People International Research Staff Exchange Scheme with FIT, TUGraz, TKK, HitLabNZ, UOtago

Publications: full conference/journal papers/book chapters

  • Jacucci, G., Morrison, A., Richardson, G., Kleimola, J., Laitinen, T. and Peltonen, P. Worlds of Information: Designing for Engagement at a Public Multi-touch Display (in press) ACM CHI 2010. [pdf]
  • Jacucci, G., Peltonen, P., Morrison, A., Salovaara, A.,Kurvinen, E., & Oulasvirta, A. (2009) Ubiquitous media for collocated interaction. In Willis, K. (Ed.), Shared Encounters. Springer Series on CSCW.[pdf]
  • Jacucci, G., Spagnolli, A., Chalambalakis, A., Morrison, A., Liikkanen, L., Roveda S., Bertoncini, M., Bodily Explorations in Space: Social Experience of a Multimodal Art Installation, Interact 2009. [pdf]
  • Wagner, I., Broll, W., Jacucci, G., Kuutii, K., McCall, R., Morrison, A., Schmalstieg, D., Terrin, J-J. (2009), On the Role of Presence in Mixed Reality, PRESENCE special issue from RAVE'09, MIT Press. [pdf]
  • Morrison, A., Oulasvirta, A., Peltonen, P., Jacucci, G., Lemella, S., Reitmayr, G., Nasanen, J., & Juustila, A. Like Bees Around the Hive: A Comparative Study of a Mobile Augmented Reality Map. CHI 2009. Nominated For Best Paper Award.[pdf]
  • Morrison, Ann, Peta Mitchell, and Stephen Viller. Evoking Gesture in Interactive Art. Proceedings of the 2008 ACM International Conference on Multimedia. New York: ACM Press, 2008. [pdf]
  • Baharin, Hanif & Morrison, Ann (2006). Eliciting Audience's Experience to Improve Interactive Art Installation. Engage 4th International Symposium, Creativity and Cognition Studios at the University of Technology, Sydney, November. [pdf]

Publications: short conference/workshop/poster papers

  • Morrison, A and Salovaara, A. Sustaining Engagement at a Public Urban Display. Situated Large Displays Workshop, Dec 5-12, Australian CHI, OZCHI 2008, Cairns 2008. [pdf]
  • Morrison, A and Salovaara, A. Sustaining Engagement at Public Shared Interfaces. ShareIT -Shareable Interfaces for Learning Workshop 2008, 11-12 September, Sussex 2008. [pdf]
  • Morrison, A. The Long Way Home. British HCI workshop: Critical Issues in Interaction Design, Liverpool, September 1-5, 2008. [pdf]
  • Morrison, A., Jacucci, G., Peltonen, P., Juustila, A., Reitmayr, G. (2008). Using locative games to evaluate hybrid technology. Evaluating Player Experiences in Location Aware Games workshop, British HCI 2008. Liverpool, September 2008. [pdf]
  • Morrison, Ann, Jacucci, Giulio, Peltonen, Peter. (2008) CityWall: Limitations of a Multi-Touch Environment. Public and Private Displays workshop (PPD 08)AVI 2008: the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, Naples May, 2008. [pdf]
  • Viller, Stephen & Morrison, Ann (2007). I don't get out of bed unless my PIM tells me to. International workshop on social interaction and mundane technologies (simtech), Melbourne November, 2007. [pdf]
  • Morrison, Ann, Mitchell, Peta & Brereton, Margot (2007). The Lens of Ludic Engagement: Evaluating Participation in Interactive Art Installations. ACM Multimedia 2007, Augsburg, Germany. [pdf]
  • Morrison, Ann, (2007) Talk2Me: Engaging Interactive Environments. Graduate Symposium Presentation and ACM Publication Proceedings Creativity and Cognition Conference, Washington DC, USA. [pdf]
  • Morrison, Ann & Mitchell, Peta (2006). Artefact and Iteration: circular entanglements. Human Dimensions M Workshop: The object of interaction - the role of artefacts in interaction design, OZCHI 2006, UTS, Sydney. [pdf]
  • Morrison, Ann, Mitchell, Peta & Muhlberger, M. (2006) Talk2Me: The Art of Augmenting Conversation. ACM Multimedia (ACM2006) Interactive Arts Program, Conference Track. Oct 22-28, 2006, Santa Barbara, California, USA. [pdf]
  • Morrison, Ann, MacDonald, L, MacColl, I, & Simpson, M. (2006) The Pedagogical Practice of Locative Experiences. LEA Locative Media Special Issue [pdf]
  • Morrison, A & Simpson, M. (2005) The Practice of Locative Experiences. Workshop Digital Arts and Culture Conference 2005 (DAC2005), Copenhagen November, 2005. [pdf]
  • Turner, Jane & Morrison, Ann (2005) Suit Keen Renovator: Alternate Reality Design. The Second Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment (IE2005), Sydney, November, 2005. [pdf]
  • MacColl, I, Morrison, A, Viller, S, Malburger, R, Simpson, M, & Wyeld, T. (2005) Reflections on reflection: Blogging in undergraduate design studios. Blogtalk Down Under, Conference, Sydney May 2005. [pdf]

Research Funding, Creative Awards, Travel Awards and Studios

  • Nominated for Best Paper Award CHI2009: Morrison, A., Oulasvirta, A., Peltonen, P., Jacucci, G., Lemella, S., Reitmayr, G., Nasanen, J., & Juustila, A. Like Bees Around the Hive: A Comparative Study of a Mobile Augmented Reality Map. CHI 2009. Nominated For Best Paper Award. In Proc. of the SIGCHI conference on human factors in computing systems (CHI'09), ACM Press, New York.
  • ACM Multimedia 2007 Travel Grant (ACM MM2007) Augsburg, Germany.
  • [braccetto] consultancy with HxI national initiative, HSC workshop, ACID, 2007.
  • Creativity and Cognition 2007, Washington DC, Student Symposium Travel Grant.
  • ACM Multimedia 2006 Travel Grant (ACM MM2006), Santa Barbara USA.
  • iRoom project (coaching UQ and Stanford teams in re-configurable spaces) ACID, 2006-2007.
  • Apple World Wide Developers Conference Allocated Scholarship (WWDC2006)
  • Apple Australian Universities Consortium AUC Cocoa Workshop Grant (AUC2006)
  • University of Queensland (UQ) Staff Research Start Up Fund Interactive Triggering Immersive Environments (dome project), 2005-2006.
  • Researcher in ACID Media Station Project, 2004-2006.
  • Researcher in ACID (2004) Location Based Games Project, (LBG).
  • Workshop: Building with Natural Materials, Tucson, Arizona, 2004.
  • University of Western Sydney (UWS) Research Funding for running project at Koeln International School of Design, Germany and Malmo University, Sweden Exchange, 2003.
  • UWS Research Grant, Digital Arts and Culture Conference 2003 (DAC2003), Melbourne, Australia.
  • UWS Research Grant, Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany, 2003.
  • Studio, Cite des Artes Internationale, Paris, 2002.
  • Conference and Workshop Fund, Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), 2000.
  • Conference and Workshop Fund, Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), 1996.
  • Pat Corrigan Grant, National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA), Australia Council, 1992.
  • Cultural Grant, Union of University of Sydney, 1992.
  • Pat Corrigan Grant, National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA), Australia Council, 1992.
  • Large Creative Development Grant, Performing Arts Board, Australia Council, 1991.
  • Studio, Cite des Artes Internationale, Paris, 1991.
  • Large Project Grant, Performing Arts Board, Australia Council, 1990.
Organiser Conference Workshops
Natural User Interfaces Workshop at CHI2010. Co-organisers of workshop Giulio Jacucci, HIIT, Ann Morrison, HIIT, Steve Seow, Microsoft Surface, Dennis Wixon, Microsoft Surface.
Multitouch and Surface Computing Workshop at CHI2009. Co-organised with Steven C Seow, Microsoft Corporation, Dennis Wixon, Microsoft Corporation, Giulio Jacucci, HIIT, Ann Morrison, HIIT, Scott MacKenzie.

 

Reviewer for conferences and journals

ISMAR 2009-2010; Interact, 2009, ACM Computers in Entertainment, 2008, Psychnology Journal 2008, Joint Virtual Reality Conference of EGVE - ICAT – EuroVR, 2008, OZCHI 2007-2010; ACM Multimedia Interactive Art Program 2010, International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2010, IEEE Journal of Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 2010.