My research is focused on continuous interaction systems. This includes gesture recognition/motion sensor based interfaces, brain-computer interaction, and particularly developing new feedback mechanisms for such systems.
I am currently a Lord Kelvin Fellow Sensors Fellow in the School of Computing Science.
I previously worked on the EU TOBI project, looking at interaction design for EEG-based brain computer interfaces.
I'm in the Inference, Dynamics and Interaction Group , and the GIST (HCI) group.
I am interested in continuous-control based interfaces, and in the use and representation of
ambiguity in interfaces. Particular topics of interest include interaction design with unusual sensors (such as EEG), novel selection techniques
and realtime sonifications of interactions.
Some of my recent work has been on the Motion Explorer project, which is developing systematic protocols to explore the input space of different joint user-sensor systems.
The Shoogle system is an example of work which combines these threads; this displays information from mobile devices as they are shaken around -- content becomes objects which rattle around "inside" the device.
Multimodal Excitatory Interfaces with Automatic Content Classification J. Williamson and R. Murray Smith
Ch. 12 of Engineering Mixed Reality Systems ed. E. Dubois, P. Gray and L. Nigay.
Accepted, in press. 2009
Wrist Rotation for Interaction in Mobile Contexts A. Crossan, J. Williamson and S. Brewster Proceedings of Mobile HCI 2008 2008 PDF
Stane: Synthesized Surfaces for Tactile Input R. Murray-Smith, J. Williamson, S. Hughes, T. Quaade Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008
2008 PDF Video (MOV)
Rub the Stane R. Murray-Smith, J. Williamson, S. Hughes, T. Quaade, S. Strachan Extended Abstracts of CHI 2008
2008 PDF Video (MOV)
Flutter: Directed Random Browsing of Photo Collections with a Tangible Interface J. Williamson, L. M. Brown Proceedings of DIS 2008
2008 PDF Video (WMV)
Shake-to-talk: Multimodal Messaging for Interpersonal Communication L. M. Brown and J. Williamson Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (Seoul, Korea),
A Note on Brain Actuated Spelling with the Berlin Brain-Computer Interface B. Blankertz, M. Krauledat, G. Dornhege, J. Williamson, R. Murray-Smith, and K.-R. Müller Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Ambient Interaction, p759-768, Volume 4555
2007 PDF AVI
Using Location, Bearing and Motion Data to Filter Video and System Logs A. Morrison, P. Tennent, J. Williamson and M. Chalmers Proc. 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing , Toronto, pp. 109-126.
Show me the way to Monte Carlo: density-based trajectory navigation S. Strachan, J. Williamson, R. Murray-Smith Proceedings of ACM SIG CHI Conference, San Jose, p1245-1248
Shoogle: Multimodal Excitatory Interaction on Mobile Devices J. Williamson, R. Murray-Smith, S. Hughes Proceedings of ACM SIG CHI 2007 PDF Video MOV Video AVI
Devices as Interactive Physical Containers: The Shoogle System [CHI Interactivity] J. Williamson, R. Murray-Smith, S. Hughes Proceedings of ACM SIG CHI 2007 PDF
The Berlin Brain-Computer Interface presents the novel mental typewriter Hex-o-Spell B. Blankertz, G. Dornhege, M. Krauledat, M. Schröder, J. Williamson, R. Murray-Smith, K.R. Müller 3rd International BCI Workshop and Training Course, Graz
Auto-classifying Salient Content in Video A. Morrison, P. Tennent, J. Williamson and M. Chalmers Computer Assisted Recording, Pre-Processing, and Analysis of User Interaction Data Workshop
Granular Synthesis for Display of Time-Varying Probability Densities Williamson, J. and Murray-Smith, R. IEEE Multimedia 2005 PDF (ACM)
Tilt-Controlled Fisheye View for Mobile Devices P. Eslambolchilar, A. Ramsay, J. Williamson, R.
Murray-Smith 2nd Joint Workshop in Multimodal Interaction and Related Machine Learning Algorithms 2005
Rehabilitation Robot Cell for Multimodal Standing-
Up Motion Augmentation R. Kamnik, T. Bajd, J. Williamson, R. Murray-Smith, International Conference on
Robotics and Automation 2005
Dyanmics and Probabilistic Text Entry Williamson, J. and Murray-Smith, R. In: Proceedings of the Hamilton Summer School on Switching and Learning in Feedback systems, Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computing Science, Vol. 3355, p333-342 2005