This page was created when the Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI) Manifesto was published and the Animal-Computer Interaction Lab was founded in 2011. It lists the names of people who wish to express their support for ACI or what we do at the ACI Lab. If you wish to express your support, please post here, as a comment, your name, discipline or specialism, and affiliation; those details will then be included in this page.
Dr Simon Buckingham Shum, Senior Lecturer in Knowledge Media & Associate Director (Technology), Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University UK
Marian Petre, Professor of Computing, Centre for Research in Computing, The Open University
Blaine Price, Senior Lecturer in Computing, Centre for Research in Computing, The Open University
Shaun Lawson, Professor of Social Computing, School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln.
Reader in Computing, Centre for Research in Computing, The Open University, UK
Reader in Requirements Engineering, Computing Department and Associate Director Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, UK.
Yvonne Rogers, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, The Open University
Enrico Motta, Professor of Knowledge Technologies, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
General Editor, Interacting with Computers journal
BCS interaction group Executive Committee
A fascinating and under-explored area that should be close to the heart of any dog-loving HCI researcher 🙂
Professor of Computing, The Open University, UK
Professor of Software Engineering & Chief Scientist, Lero, Ireland
Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
Prof Daniel S. Mills BVSc PhD CBiol FIBiol FHEA CCAB Dip ECVBM-CA MRCVS
European & RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine
Dept of Biological Sciences
University of Lincoln
Head of Behaviour Services, The Blue Cross
A very exciting research area. Will watch with interest
Thanks for putting this together. Hope to see a growing amount of research in this area.
It’s nice to hear about others with the same research interests. I research animals and games/ play and make games and play environments for animals.
Paul Marshall, Research Fellow, WMG, The University of Warwick
Minna Kamppuri, post-doc researcher in interaction design, School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland
I think that this is a fascinating area that you have started exploring.
My thesis references your manifesto. More designers should look into the possibilities of ACI and consider how these explorations may in turn reveal opportunities or unmet needs for humans.
Senior Lecturer in Computing, Director of Music Computing Lab,
Centre for Research in Computing, The Open University.
Clara, this is a long-needed generalisation of the notion of HCI which will have far reaching implications. Also, good news for our friends from other species. Well done and more power to your arm.
Professor of Ubiquitous Computing, The Open University, UK
Thank you so much for starting up this website!
Assistant Professor, Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
Senior Lecturer in Computing, Cluster Leader Computer Games
Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing, London Metropolitan University
(PhD) The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
PhD Student, School of Software, Faculty of Engineering & IT, University of Technology Sydney
Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab
PhD Student in Computer Science, Department of Information Systems and Computation, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Tenured Associate Professor of Computing, Computer Science Department, Universitat Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
PhD in Dog Computing and Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.
BSc in Chemistry, Open University. (Also current chairwoman of OU Students for Ethical Science student society.)
Have been following this project with great interest, and was pleasantly surprised to see from this page how many other people have done work in the same area!
I’m impressed both by the originality of the project itself and by the fact that your group actually takes the principles of its science (that animals are thinking people) fully into account in how it treats its animal volunteers. So much psychology research revolves around the principle that animals have thoughts and feelings, but then ignores this in how it treats its subjects. More power to your elbows.
PhD Student in HCC in School of Interactive Computing, College of Computing at Georgia Tech. Research is in canine behavior and working dog suitability from quantimetric data.
Incredible interesting area of research, thank-you Sam
An attractive interdisciplinary field that may affect the way of our daily life.