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Professor Clara Mancini

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Clara Mancini, PhD, is Professor of Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI) and founding head of the OU’s ACI Laboratory. Her work investigates the interaction between animals and technology; and the nexus between technology, animal wellbeing and justice, and human-animal relations. Her research spans the theory, methodology, practice and ethics of designing animal-centred interactive systems for and with animals, to help inform a more equitable and inclusive multispecies society.

Clara has led and supervised a range of ACI projects to benefit managed and wild animals. Her work has reframed human-centred concepts to develop more inclusive multispecies approaches as well as translated ACI concepts to develop animal-centred research and design approaches beyond the ACI field. Her collaborations with industry and NGOs have resulted in practical innovations, including interfaces to support the work of bio-detection dogs, dog-friendly controls to support the work of mobility assistance dogs, screen-based games to monitor and foster the cognitive health of companion dogs, and interactive environments to enhance the welfare of rescued tigers.

Clara has published extensively in the leading peer-reviewed computing, interaction design, animal computer interaction, and animal behaviour and welfare journals and conference proceedings. She has lectured and refereed on ACI research worldwide. Her work has been brought to broad audiences through public lectures and exhibitions - including for HM Queen Elizabeth II - and has been featured in national and international media, including print, radio and television.

She is a co-founder of the ACI International Conference and for over a decade has been promoting animal-centred research and design across disciplines by organising numerous scientific events and by serving on various scientific committees. In recognition of her contributions to ACI, in 2023, she received the inaugural Outstanding Career Impact Award created by the ACI Steering Committee on occasion of the ACI Conference’s tenth edition.

Research interests

Clara is interested in developing theory that can inform the study and design of animals’ interactions with technologies, whether these are direct or indirect, dyadic or distributed, intentional or unintentional, cognitive or physical, co-located or remote, synchronous or asynchronous. 

A core interest of hers is designing animal-centred interactive systems and, specifically, investigating how to design technological interventions (from single devices to whole environments) that enable animals to make sense of and interact effectively with their surroundings to pursue their biological goals consistent with their evolutionary and individual characteristics. 

Clara’s work also focusses on the development of structured and unstructured methods for enabling animals to participate in the design process, based on their spontaneous interactions with their habitual environment and their behavioural and physiological responses to prototypes, and the qualitative and quantitative date these produce.

Another key interest of Clara’s is developing frameworks and practices for working ethically with animals as co-designers and research participants, to effectively support animal-centred research and design, also with a view to exporting ACI’s animal-centred values to other fields of knowledge and practice, to foster a more ethical and sustainable technological development and the emergence of a more equitable and inclusive multispecies society. 

Clara has supervised doctoral research on a range of ACI projects, including the design of dog-centred alarms for medical alert dogs, wearable-centred biotelemetry for companion animals and wildlife, interactive acoustic enrichment for captive elephants and dog-centred controls for mobility assistance dogs.

Teaching interests

Clara chairs the School’s Level 3 undergraduate module on Interaction Design and the User Experience. The module teaches how to study and design interactive systems that can enhance users and other stakeholders’ lived experience.

Through the delivery of interaction design theory and project work, the module provides tools to undertake the interaction design cycle, keeping the user’s experience always at the centre of the process. It provides concepts and methods for collecting and analysing data, to iteratively identify design requirements, inform appropriate designs and evaluate resulting prototypes, focussing on users and other stakeholders’ characteristics, their activities and the environments in which these take place.

Impact and engagement

Clara has been working with leading UK charities and companies to develop animal-centred applications and products for enhancing animals’ well-being and human-animal relations. 

For example, in collaboration with UK Charities Dogs for Good and Pet Plan Trust, she has led the development of dog-centred wireless controls to facilitate the work of assistance dogs who are trained to interact with the environment on behalf of their assisted humans. In collaboration with Ravencourt Ltd., these are now becoming a commercial product, the Dogosophy Button, for charities training assistance dogs, for their clients and for the general public.

In collaboration with UK charity Medical Detection Dogs, she has led the development of an interaction technology to enhance the work of bio-detection dogs. The technology, which records the interaction between the dogs and the biological sample they screen to help understand the dogs’ response to the presence of diseases such as cancer, bacterial or viral infection, is currently used by Medical Detection Dogs for their research projects.

Clara and her team have also collaborated with UK company Care for the Rare Ltd. and international animal welfare charity Four Paws, to develop an interactive environment to enhance the welfare of rescued tigers. The technology enables the dynamic reconfiguration of one of the tigers’ maze-like enclosure to create different routes to a variety of resources, providing opportunities for meaningful movement guided by acoustic, visual and olfactory signals in response to choices made by the animals. The most complex interactive system ever to be developed to enrich the lived experience of captive animals, this permanent installation is being deployed at Four Paws’ sanctuary Tierart in Germany.

Clara's work has been featured at major public events, such as the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition and the Edinburgh International Science Festival, and has been demonstrated at Buckingham Palace, for HM Queen Elizabeth II. The ACI Laboratory’s work has repeatedly featured in the national and international media.

External collaborations

Clara has collaborated with other academic institutions, companies and charities, both nationally and internationally, on a range of ACI research and development projects.

Academic collaborators include, for example, University of Lincoln (UK), University of Edinburgh (UK), London Metropolitan University (UK), Royal College of Arts (UK), University of Turku (Finland), University of Nottingham (UK), University of Haifa (Israel), Technion Tel Aviv (Israel), University of Bologna (Italy).

Industrial collaborators include Retrieva Tracking (UK), Care for teh Rare (UK), Admedia  Innovation and Technology (Portugal), Ravencourt (UK), Joypaw (UK).

Collaborating charitable organisations include Dogs for Good (UK), Medical Detection Dogs (UK), Pet Plan Trust (UK), Four Paw (Germany). 

In addition to various international research collaborations, Clara regularly works with members of the ACI international community to support the development of the field. She is a co-founder of the International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, and has repeatedly served as a general chair, program chair and program committee member. She is also a founding member of the ACI International Steering Committee.

As a part of her editorial commitments, she is Associate Editor of the international journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science, Animal Welfare section, to which she brings the perspective and values of animal-centred computing research and design.

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)CentreFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Pervasive Interaction LabLabFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

 

Externally funded projects

Meaningful Movement Project: Tigers
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01 Dec 202330 Nov 2024Care for the Rare

Project aims: Following various communications with Carsten Hertwig (Director Sustainable Sanctuaries, CEO BÄRENWALD Müritz gGmbH and CEO Tierart gGmbH) and Florian Eiserlo (Sanctuary Manager TIERART gGmbH) the aims for this initiative are provisionally summarised as follows (to be agreed / redefined with Tierart / Four Paws): 1)To increase the tiger holding capacity at Tierart 2)To advance standards of tiger care and welfare beyond current expectations 3)To effectively utilise the existing physical assets at Tierart

Clara Day Rate Collaboration - 5 days - Joipaw Ltd
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01 Jul 202331 Dec 2024Joipaw Ltd

The goal of the collaboration is to translate the latest findings in Animal-Computer Interaction, particularly Dog-Computer Interaction, design principles and methods into fun, stimulating and rewarding games for dogs and their human parents, to be enjoyed in private homes with a touchscreen-based console.

Cat Royale
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01 Jan 202331 Mar 2023UK Research and Innovation

Cat Royale is a project to explore how we can design domestic robots to enrich the lives of companion animals through play. The artists Blast Theory and Computer Scientists from the University are creating a bespoke environment to be inhabited by a small family of three cats for up to six hours a day for twelve days. At the centre of this environment will be a small robot arm that attempts to enrich the lives of the cats by playing with them. Their interactions will be filmed, and edited material will be shown to the public as a way of promoting understanding of how future technologies can be designed to deliver positive experiences for companion animals. Our aim is to create an experience that will engage the cats and viewers in a positive way.

Seventh International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, ACI2020
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead10 Nov 202012 Nov 2020Conference - Various (non-research)

AMS record created to record the income for the Seventh International Conference on Animal-Computer interaction ACI2020

Mobility Assistance Dog Toolkit
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01 Oct 201731 Mar 2021Petplan Charitable Trust

The Open University’s Animal Computer Interaction Laboratory is undertaking research to improve the work and experience of Mobility Assistance Dogs. The Dog-Smart Homes Project aims to develop a range of portable canine-friendly interfaces to improve the welfare, training and performance of dogs whose lives are dedicated to helping vulnerable humans. The project will deliver a production-ready set of controls for canine use that can be purchased and retrofitted to make the domestic environment more accessible to mobility assistance dogs and, in turn, to their assisted humans. The project will also advance understanding of the interaction between mobility assistance dogs and their working environments and how such environments could meet the interaction requirements of both assistance dogs and assisted humans. The project will further develop Interaction Design principles and frameworks specifically intended to inform the design of interactive systems intended for canine users. The proposed project is motivated by real life challenges faced on a daily basis by working dogs, who are required to interact with environments that are designed for humans and thus are hardly accessible to dogs. To address these challenges, the Animal Computer Interaction Laboratory (ACI), a pioneer in this area of research and application, has teamed up with UK charity Dogs for Good and has already developed early prototype interfaces that have been tested with positive results. With the partnership and sponsorship of Pet Plan Charitable Trust we now wish to build on our early achievements to deliver a complete toolkit that can be marketed worldwide, to support the daily activities and change for the better the lives of thousands of Mobility Assistance Dogs and their humans.

Canine Interfaces for Cancer Detection Dogs
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01 Oct 201630 Sep 2019MDD Medical Detection Dogs

Cancer detection with dogs, pioneered worldwide by UK charity Medical Detection Dogs, has been shown to have significant potential for the non-invasive secondary screening of cancer in humans, particularly for those cancers that are difficult to diagnose. Cancer detection dogs are trained to recognize the odour of volatile organic compounds from cancer cells (e.g. bladder cancer, prostate cancer) in biological samples (e.g. urine, sweat, breath), and to signal back to their trainers when they identify the odour marker they are trained to recognize. To communicate with their trainers unambiguously, the dogs are taught to use signaling conventions (e.g. sitting down in front of positive samples) whose arbitrariness limits the signal’s expressivity and reliability. The dogs need to ‘translate’ their spontaneous response to an olfactory stimulus into an operant response that is alien to signaling behaviours they have evolved as a species. Additionally, the conventions only afford the dogs the ‘utterance’ of binary messages (i.e. “cancer is present” or “cancer is not present”), with no provisions for expressing nuances in between; however, this may not be sufficient to describe the samples. When the dogs’ behaviour deviates from the signaling conventions, trainers are faced with the problem of interpreting the meaning of such deviations. To address this problem, the OU’s Animal-Computer Interaction Lab, in collaboration with Medical Detection Dogs, has developed a proof-of-concept canine-centred interface that uses sensors to capture the interaction of the dogs with the samples. Recorded data indicates a correlation between the samples’ content and the dogs’ response to them; it also indicates that our approach can enable cancer detection dogs to express their response in more spontaneous and nuanced ways, while reducing human interpretation biases, thus increasing the accuracy and reliability of their detection process.

Towards the Smart Kennel: a requirements elicitation study for a smart environment to support good canine welfare in kennels (XC-13-027-CM)
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01 Sep 201328 Feb 2014Dogs Trust

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In Conversation with: Co-Designing with More-than-Human Communities (XC-12-115-CM)
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01 Feb 201331 Jan 2014AHRC Arts & Humanities Research Council

Clara to host a two-day workshop in her ACI labs, discussing different projects including with cancer detection dogs, assistance dogs that operate cash machines and washing machines etc. Focus on how to design with, rather than make animal simply fit into human ways of doing things.

Tracking Location & Vital Signs - experimental collar-harness sensor system with Retrieva Ltd (XC-12-060-CM)
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01 Aug 201231 Dec 2012CareWhere Ltd

Berkhamsted-based Retrieva has developed a dog tracking collar which has proved very successful for domestic and professional use (search and rescue, policing, etc.). Now we wish to explore the development of a complementary harness which can monitor some of the dog’s vital signs. We envisage creating a “pod” of sensors to be appropriately fitted to a harness, over the chest. As a starting point, we wish to incorporate sensors that monitor respiration, body temperature, body movement, and ambient temperature. The pod would also include a small RF or blue-tooth transceiver that would communicate the data to the collar. The collar would then use its primary means of communication, GSM or its RF beacon to provide vital sign measurements to the dog’s controller or owner. There would need to be some firmware changes to accommodate this, the cost of which would be outside of the project – covered by Retrieva. The contexts in which this could be used range from the general (where a pet owner may wish to monitor the dog when exercising or recovering from illness, or a racing dog trainer may wish to apply fitness science to the training process) to the very specific (where dogs may need to be monitored remotely by police, search and rescue or the military in conflict zones, or where they need to be left in a vehicle or kennel for any length of time). The desired outcome of this project is the investigation, specification and creation of an independently powered sensor pod to measure vital signs that communicates the data to the collar using short range RF or Bluetooth, which can be incorporated into a harness. In the long term, this project could also lead to the development of a more sophisticated wearable device to monitor a variety of vital signs and environmental conditions for a number of uses. This proposal results from the findings of a dog-tracking study conducted by Dr Mancini and examining the use of our technology. The study appears in Mancini et al.’s ACM Ubicomp’12 paper “Exploring Interspecies Sensemaking: Dog Tracking Semiotics and Multispecies Ethnography”, of which we are co-authors. Hence the aims of the proposed work are directly in line with the research interests and portfolio of Dr Mancini, who will be leading the OU effort, and will result in the production of new research papers as well as a likely long-term partnership and future collaborations between Retrieva Ltd and the OU.

Publications

Toward an integrated ethical review process: an animal-centered research framework for the refinement of research procedures (2024)
Nannoni, Eleonora and Mancini, Clara
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 11 ((in press))


Human-animal interactions and machine-animal interactions in animals under human care: A summary of stakeholder and researcher perceptions and future directions (2024)
Williams, Ellen; Sadler, Jennifer; Rutter, Steven Mark; Mancini, Clara; Nawroth, Christian; Neary, Joseph; Ward, Samantha; Charlton, Gemma and Beaver, Annabelle
Animal Welfare ((in press))


[Editorial] Animal-computer interaction and beyond: The benefits of animal-centered research and design (2023-01-04)
Mancini, Clara and Nannoni, Eleonora
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 9, Article 1109994


A Biosemiotics Perspective on Dogs’ Interaction with Interfaces: an Analytical and Design Framework (2023)
Mancini, Clara
Interaction Studies, 24(2) (pp. 201-224)


An Ethics Toolkit to Support Animal-Centered Research and Design (2022-05)
Ruge, Luisa and Mancini, Clara
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 9, Article 891493


Relevance, Impartiality, Welfare and Consent: Principles of an Animal-Centered Research Ethics (2022-04-25)
Mancini, Clara and Nannoni, Eleonora
Frontiers in Animal Science, 3, Article 800186


The Case for Animal Privacy in the Design of Technologically Supported Environments (2022-01)
Paci, Patrizia; Mancini, Clara and Nuseibeh, Bashar
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8, Article 784794


Artificial Neural Networks for classifying the time series sensor data generated by medical detection dogs (2021-12-01)
Withington, Lucy; Diaz Pardo de Vera, David; Guest, Claire; Mancini, Clara and Piwek, Paul
Expert Systems with Applications, 184, Article 115564


Animal-Computer Interaction: Auf den Weg zum technologisch vermittelten Multispeziesismus [Animal-Computer Interaction: towards Technologically Mediated Multispeciesity] (2021)
Mancini, Clara
Navigationen - Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften, 2021(1) (pp. 31-54)


Eine Elefantenperspektive [An Elephant Perspective] (2020-10-26)
French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen
Tierstudien(18) (pp. 111-122)


High tech cognitive and acoustic enrichment for captive elephants (2018-04-15)
French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen
Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 300 (pp. 173-183)


Towards an animal-centred ethics for Animal–Computer Interaction (2017-02)
Mancini, Clara
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 98 (pp. 221-233)


Animal-Computer Interaction: the emergence of a discipline (2017-02)
Mancini, Clara; Lawson, Shaun and Juhlin, Oskar
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 98 (pp. 129-134)


Frameworks for ACI: Animals as Stakeholders in the Design Process (2016-06-28)
North, Steve and Mancini, Clara
Interactions, 23(4) (pp. 34-36)


Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Frontiers in Trust Management (2011-11)
Damsgaard Jensen, Christian; Dragoni, Nicola; Basu, Anirban and Mancini, Clara
Journal of Internet Services and Information Security, 1(4) (pp. 1-4)


Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI): a manifesto (2011-07)
Mancini, Clara
Interactions, 18(4) (pp. 69-73)


Modelling naturalistic argumentation in research literatures: representation and interaction design issues (2007-01)
Buckingham Shum, Simon J.; Uren, Victoria; Li, Gangmin; Sereno, Bertrand and Mancini, Clara
International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 22(1) (pp. 17-47)


Modelling discourse in contested domains: A semiotic and cognitive framework (2006-11)
Mancini, Clara and Buckingham Shum, Simon J.
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 64(11) (pp. 1154-1171)


Visualising discourse coherence in non-linear documents (2006)
Mancini, Clara; Scott, Donia and Buckingham Shum, Simon
Traitement Automatique des Langues, 47(2) (pp. 137-168)


Hyper-Document structure: representing cognitive coherence in non-linear documents (2006)
Mancini, Clara and Scott, Donia R.
Information Design Journal, 14(3) (pp. 232-235)


Cinematic hypertext. Investigating a new paradigm (2005-05)
Mancini, Clara
Frontiers In Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN : 1586035134 | Publisher : IOS Press | Published : Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Are Nonhuman Animals Entitled to Dignity, Privacy and Non-Exploitation?: A Smart Dairy Farm of the Future (2024)
Szablewska, Natalia and Mancini, Clara
In: Rogers, Nicole and Maloney, Michelle eds. The Anthropocene Judgments Project: Futureproofing the Common Law (pp. 39-58)
ISBN : 9781032485409 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Oxon, UK and New York, USA


Are Nonhuman Animals Entitled to Dignity, Privacy, and Non-Exploitation? A Smart Dairy Farm of the Future (2024)
Szablewska, Natalia and Mancini, Clara
In: Rogers, Nicole and Maloney, Michelle eds. The Anthropocene Judgments Project: Futureproofing the Common Law (pp. 39-58)
ISBN : 9781032485409 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, Oxon


Justice by Design: The Case for Equitable and Inclusive Smart Cities for Animal Dwellers (2023)
Mancini, Clara; Metcalfe, Daniel and Hirsch-Matsioulas, Orit
In: Heitlinger, Sara; Foth, Marcus and Clarke, Rachel eds. Designing More-than-Human Smart Cities - Beyond Sustainability, Towards Cohabitation
Publisher : Oxford University Press (In Press)


Animal-Computer Interaction: a Manifesto (2011) and sections from Towards an Animal-Centred Ethics for Animal-Computer Interaction (2016) (2016-12-07)
Mancini, Clara
In: Bastian, Michelle; Jones, Owain; Moore, Niamh and Roe, Emma eds. Participatory Research in More-than-Human Worlds (pp. 54-65)
ISBN : 9781138957350 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon


Responsible ACI: Expanding the Influence of Animal-Computer Interaction (2024)
Mancini, Clara
In : Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction (4-8 Dec 2023, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)


Charting Ethical Tensions in Multispecies Technology Research through Beneficiary-Epistemology Space (2024)
Benford, Steve; Mancini, Clara; Chamberlain, Alan; Schneiders, Eike; Castle-Green, Simon; Fischer, Joel; Kucukyilmaz, Ayse; Salimbeni, Guido; Ngo, Victor; Barnard, Pepita and Adams, Matt
In : Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '24) (11-16 May 2024, Honolulu, HI, USA) ((Early access))


Designing Multispecies Worlds for Robots, Cats, and Humans (2024)
Schneiders, Eike; Benford, Steve; Chamberlain, Alan; Mancini, Clara; Castle-Green, Simon; Ngo, Victor; Row Farr, Ju; Adams, Matt; Tandavanitj, Nick and Fischer, Joel
In : Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’24) (11-16 May 2024, Honolulu, HI, USA) ((Early Access))


TAS for Cats: An Artist-led Exploration of Trustworthy Autonomous Systems for Companion Animals (2023-07-11)
Schneiders, Eike; Chamberlain, Alan; Fischer, Joel E.; Benford, Steve; Castle-Green, Simon; Ngo, Victor; Kucukyilmaz, Ayse; Barnard, Pepita; Row Farr, Ju; Adams, Matt; Tandavanitj, Nick; Devlin, Kate; Mancini, Clara and Mills, Daniel
In : TAS '23 First International Symposium on Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (11-12 Jul 2023, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)


User-centred design for non-human animals: a preliminary overview of relevant themes and specific conceptual categories (2023-05)
Ribeiro da Silva e Araujo, Gabriella; Mancini, Clara and Portugal do Nascimento, Luís Cláudio
In : 2023 CRC PhD Student Conference


Sensory Jam 2022: Exploring other sensibilities – beyond human senses and aesthetics (2023-03-29)
French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara and Martin, Christopher
In : Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI '22) (5-8 Dec 2022, Newcastle, UK)


Animal Centered Research beyond ACI: Exploring the Applicability of Animal Centered Principles to All Animal Research (2023-03)
Mancini, Clara and Nannoni, Eleonora
In : ACI 2022: Ninth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction (5-8 Dec 2022, Newcastle, UK)


Politicising Animal-Computer Interaction: an Approach to Political Engagement with Animal-Centred Design (2022-12)
Mancini, Clara; Hirsch-Matsioulas, Orit and Metcalfe, Daniel
In : Proceedings of Ninth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction (5-8 Dec 2022, Newcastle, UK)


More-than-human Concepts, Methodologies, and Practices in HCI (2022-04)
Coskun, Aykut; Cila, Nazli; Nicenboim, Iohanna; Frauenberger, Christopher; Wakkary, Ron; Hassenzahl, Marc; Mancini, Clara; Giaccardi, Elisa and Forlano, Laura
In : CHI EA '22: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (29 Apr - 5 May 2022, New Orleans LA USA)


Concept Craft Cards: Deck of theoretical and practical suggestions for ACI developers (2021)
French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen
In : 13th Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2021 (22-23 Jun 2021, Virtual Event)


More than Human Aesthetics: Interactive Enrichment for Elephants (2020-07-10)
French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen
In : 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS 2020) (6-10 Jul 2020, Eindhoven, Netherlands) (pp. 1661-1672)


Understanding the Interaction Between Animals and Wearables: The Wearer Experience of Cats (2020-07)
Paci, Patrizia; Mancini, Clara and Price, Blaine
In : DIS'20: Designing Interactive Systems 2020 (6-10 Jul 2020, Eindhoven, The Netherlands) (pp. 1701-1712)


Understanding Dogs' Engagement with Interactive Games (2020)
Cox, Elizabeth; Mancini, Clara and Ruge, Luisa
In : ACI'2020: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction (Nov 2020, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)


P for Politics D for Dialogue: Reflections on Participatory Design with Children and Animals (2019-11)
Chisik, Yoram and Mancini, Clara
In : Sixth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction (12-14 Nov 2019, Haifa, Israel)


Wearer-Centered Design for Animal Biotelemetry: Implementation and Wearability Test of a Prototype (2019-09-09)
Paci, Patrizia; Mancini, Clara and Price, Blaine A.
In : ISWC2019: International Symposium on Wearable Computing (11-13 Sep 2019, London, UK) (pp. 177-185)


Designing for wearability: an animal-centred framework (2019)
Paci, Patrizia; Mancini, Clara and Price, Blaine
In : 6th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction (12-14 Nov 2019, Haifa, Israel)


A Method for Evaluating Animal Usability (MEAU) (2019)
Ruge, Luisa and Mancini, Clara
In : Sixth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction (12-14 Nov 2019, Haifa, Isrel)


User Centered Design Approaches to Measuring Canine Behavior: Tail Wagging as a Measure of User Experience (2018-12-04)
Cox, Elizabeth; Ruge, Luisa; Mancini, Clara and Luck, Rachael
In : Fifth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI2018) (4-6 Dec 2018, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)


Visualizing Cat GPS Data: A Study of User Requirements (2018-12-04)
Swagerman, Sanne; Mancini, Clara and Nack, Frank
In : Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, ACI2018 (4-6 Dec 2018, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)


The Emerging Nature of Participation in Multispecies Interaction Design (2018-06)
Mancini, Clara and Lehtonen, Jussi
In : Proceedings of International Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (9-13 Jun 2018, Hong Kong, China)


A Report on the First International Workshop on Research Methods in Animal-Computer Interaction (2017)
Zamansky, Anna; Roshier, Amanda; Mancini, Clara; Collins, Emily C.; Hall, Carol; Grillaert, Katie; Morrison, Ann; North, Steve and Wirman, Hanna
In : Proceedings of International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI'17 (6-11 May 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA) (pp. 806-815)


Of Kittens and Kiddies: Reflections on Participatory Design with Small Animals and Small Humans (2017)
Chisik, Yoram and Mancini, Clara
In : IDC '17 Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children (27-30 Jun 2017, Stanford, California, USA) (pp. 753-756)


Exploring Research through Design in Animal-Computer Interaction (2017)
French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen
In : Proc. Fourth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, ACI2017 (21-23 Nov 2017, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)


The Role of Ethological Observation for Measuring Animal Reactions to Biotelemetry Devices (2017)
Paci, Patrizia; Mancini, Clara and Price, Blaine
In : Proc. Fourth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, ACI2017 (21-23 Nov 2017, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)


Technology for Bonding in Human-Animal Interaction (2017)
Väätäjä, Heli; Majaranta, Päivi; Törnqvist, Heini; Ainasoja, Mari; Surakka, Veikko; Juhlin, Oskar and Mancini, Clara
In : Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction (21-23 Nov 2017, Milton Keynes, UK)


Designing for Wearability in Animal Biotelemetry (2016-11-17)
Paci, Patrizia; Mancini, Clara and Price, Blaine A.
In : ACI'16 (16-17 Nov 2016, Milton Keynes)


Towards Multispecies Interaction Environments: Extending Accessibility to Canine Users (2016-11-15)
Mancini, Clara; Li, Sha; O'Connor, Grainne; Valencia, Jose; Edwards, Duncan and McCain, Helen
In : Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, ACI2016 (15-17 Nov 2016, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)


Exploring methods for interaction design with animals: a case-study with Valli (2016-11-15)
French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen
In : Proceedings for the Third International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, ACI2016 (15-17 Nov 2016, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)


Towards a Wearer-Centred Framework for Animal Biotelemetry (2016)
Paci, Patrizia; Mancini, Clara and Price, Blaine A.
In : Proceedings of Measuring Behaviour 2016 (25-27 May 2016, Dublin)


Playful UX for Elephants (2016)
French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen
In : Proceedings of Measuring Behaviour 2016 (25-27 May 2016, Dublin) (pp. 445-448)


Sensing the Shape of Canine Responses to Cancer (2015-11-16)
Johnston-Wilder, Olivia; Mancini, Clara; Aengenheister, Brendan; Mills, Joe; Harris, Rob and Guest, Claire
In : Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Animal-Computer Interaction, ACI2015 (16 Nov 2015)


Designing Interactive Toys for Elephants (2015-10-05)
French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen
In : Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY '15 (5-7 Oct 2015, London, United Kingdom) (pp. 523-528)


Designing an Emergency Communication System for Human and Assistance Dog Partnerships (2015-09-07)
Robinson, Charlotte; Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Guest, Claire; Swanson, Lydia; Marsden, Helen; Valencia, Jose and Aengenheister, Brendan
In : ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015) (7-11 Sep 2015, Osaka, Japan) (pp. 337-347)


Exploring Assistive Technology for Assistance Dog Owners in Emergency Situations (2015-07-01)
Robinson, Charlotte; Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Guest, Claire and Swanson, Lydia
In : PETRA '15 8th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (1-3 Jul 2015, Corfu, Greece)


Re-centering multispecies practices: a canine interface for cancer detection dogs (2015-04-18)
Mancini, Clara; Harris, Rob; Aengenheister, Brendan and Guest, Claire
In : CHI 2015: 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (18-23 Apr 2015, Seoul, Korea) (pp. 2673-2682)


Exploring the use of personas for designing with dogs (2014-10-27)
Robinson, Charlotte; Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Swanson, Lydia and Guest, Claire
In : ACI 2014: Pushing Boundaries Beyond ‘Human’ (27 Oct 2014, Helsinki)


Ubicomp for animal welfare: envisioning smart environments for kenneled dogs (2014-09)
Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Kortuem, Gerd; Dewsbury, Guy; Mills, Daniel and Boyd, Paula
In : 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2014) (13-17 Sep 2014, Seattle, USA) (pp. 117-128)


Canine-centered interface design: supporting the work of diabetes alert dogs (2014-04-26)
Robinson, Charlotte; Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Guest, Claire and Harris, Rob
In : ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (26 Apr - 01 May 2014, Toronto, Canada) (pp. 3757-3766)


Empowering assistance dogs: an alarm interface for canine use (2014-04)
Robinson, Charlotte; Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Guest, Claire and Harris, Rob
In : ISAWEL'14 Intelligent Systems for Animal Welfare (4 Apr 2014, London)


Towards Smart Kennels for Supporting Canine Welfare: an Early Exploration of Requirements (2014)
Mancini, Clara; Dewsbury, Guy; van der Linden, Janet; Kortuem, Gerd; Mills, Daniel and Smith, Nikki
In : First Symposium on Intelligent Systems for Animal Welfare, Proceedings of the 50th Convention on Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, AISB2014 (1-4 Apr 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London)


Designing smart toys for the cognitive enrichment of elephants (2014)
French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara; Smith, Neil and Sharp, Helen
In : First Symposium on Intelligent Systems for Animal Welfare, Proceedings of the 50th Convention on Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (1-4 Apr 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London)


Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI): changing perspective on HCI, participation and sustainability (2013)
Mancini, Clara
In : CHI 2013 (27 Apr - 02 May 2013, Paris) (pp. 2227-2236)


Exploring interspecies sensemaking: dog tracking semiotics and multispecies ethnography (2012)
Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Bryan, Jon and Stuart, Andrew
In : Ubicomp 2012 (5-8 Sep 2012, Pittsburgh, USA) (pp. 143-152)


Animal-computer interaction SIG (2012)
Mancini, Clara; Lawson, Shaun; van der Linden, Janet; Häkkilä, Jonna; Noz, Frank and Juhlin, Oskar
In : ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (5-10 May 2012, Austin, Texas)


In the best families: tracking and relationships (2011)
Mancini, Clara; Rogers, Yvonne; Thomas, Keerthi; Joinson, Adam; Price, Blaine; Bandara, Arosha; Jedrzejczyk, Lukasz and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : 29th International ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM CHI 2011 (07-12 May 2011, Vancouver, Canada) (pp. 2419-2428)


Contravision: Exploring users' reactions to futuristic technology (2010-04-10)
Mancini, Clara; Rogers, Yvonne; Bandara, Arosha; Coe, Tony; Jedrzejczyk, Lukasz; Joinson, Adam; Price, Blaine; Thomas, Keerthi and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Human factors in computing systems (10-15 Apr 2010, Atlanta Georgia, USA) (pp. 153-162)


ContraVision: presenting contrasting visions of future technology (2010-04)
Price, Blaine A.; Mancini, Clara; Rogers, Yvonne; Bandara, Arosha K.; Coe, Tony; Joinson, Adam N.; Lay, Jeffery A. and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : 28th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (10-15 Apr 2010, Atlanta, GA, USA) (pp. 4759-4764)


The domestic panopticon: location tracking in families (2010)
Boesen, Julie; Rode, Jennifer A. and Mancini, Clara
In : 12th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (26-29 Sep 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark) (p 65)


Studying location privacy in mobile applications: 'predator vs. prey' probes (2009-07)
Thomas, Keerthi; Mancini, Clara; Jedrzejczyk, Lukasz; Bandara, Arosha K.; Joinson, Adam; Price, Blaine A.; Rogers, Yvonne and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (15-17 Jul 2009, California) (pp. 1-1)


From spaces to places: Emerging contexts in mobile privacy (2009)
Mancini, Clara; Thomas, Keerthi; Rogers, Yvonne; Price, Blaine A.; Jedrzejczyk, Lukazs; Bandara, Arosha K.; Joinson, Adam N. and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : Proceedings of the 11th International conference on Ubiquitous computing (30 Sep - 3 Oct 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA) (pp. 1-10)


A multi-pronged empirical approach to mobile privacy investigation (2009)
Mancini, Clara; Rogers, Yvonne; Jedrzejczyk, Lukasz; Thomas, Keerthi; Price, Blaine; Joinson, Adam; Bandara, Arosha and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : Workshop on Mobile User Experience Research: Challenges, Methods & Tools. 27th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM CHI 2009 (4-9 Apr 2009, Boston, USA)


Ontological Foundations for Scholarly Debate Mapping Technology (2008-05)
Benn, Neil; Buckingham Shum, Simon; Domingue, John and Mancini, Clara
In : 2nd International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA '08) (28-30 May 2008, Toulouse, France)


Visualising discourse structure in interactive documents (2007-06)
Mancini, Clara; Pietsch, Christian and Scott, Donia
In : 11th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG 07) (17-20 Jun 2007, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany) (pp. 89-92)


Memetic: from meeting memory to virtual ethnography & distributed video analysis (2006-06)
Buckingham Shum, Simon; Daw, Michael; Slack, Roger; Juby, Ben; Rowley, Andrew; Bachler, Michelle; Mancini, Clara; Michaelides, Danius; Procter, Rob; De Roure, David; Chown, Tim and Hewitt, Terry
In : 2nd International Conference on e-Social Science (28-30 Jun 2006, Manchester, UK)


Hyper-Document structure: maintaining discourse coherence in non-linear documents (2006)
Mancini, Clara and Scott, Donia
In : International Symposium on Discourse and Document (ISDD'06) (15-16 Jun 2006, Caen, France.)


Memetic: an infrastructure for meeting memory (2006)
Buckingham Shum, Simon; Slack, Roger; Daw, Michael; Ruby, Ben; Rowley, Andrew; Bachler, Michelle; Mancini, Clara; Michaelidis, Danius; Procter, Rob; de Roure, David; Chown, Tim and Hewitt, Terry
In : 7th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (09-12 May 2006, Carry-le-Rouet, France)


Memetic: semantic meeting memory (2006)
Michaelides, Danius; Buckingham Shum, Simon; Juby, Ben; Mancini, Clara; Slack, Roger; Bachler, Michelle; Procter, Rob; Daw, Michael; Rowley, Andrew; Chown, Tim; De Roure, David and Hewitt, Terry
In : 15th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, WETICE 2006 (26-28 Jun 2006, Manchester, UK)


Design issues for VREs: can richer records of meetings enhance collaboration? (2006)
Slack, Roger; Buckingham Shum, Simon; Mancini, Clara and Daw, Michael
In : Workshop on Usability Challenges for Cyberinfrastructures. 24th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM CHI 2006 (22 Apr 2006, Montreal, Canada)


Visualising discourse coherence in non-linear document generation (2006)
Mancini, Clara and Scott, Donia
In : Symposium on Interactive Visual Information Collections and Activity, IVICA 2006 (20-22 Oct 2006, College Station, Texas)


Towards 'cinematic' hypertext (2004)
Mancini, Clara and Buckingham Shum, Simon
In : 15th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Hypertext 2004 (9-13 Aug 2004, Santa Cruz, California)


Modelling of naturalistic argumentation in research literatures (2004)
Uren, Victoria; Buckingham Shum, Simon; Mancini, Clara and Li, Gangmin
In : 4th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument at The 16th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2004) (22-27 Aug 2004, Valencia, Spain)


Cognitive coherence relations and hypertext: from cinematic patterns to scholarly discourse (2001)
Mancini, Clara and Buckingham Shum, Simon
In : 12th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (14-18 Aug 2001, Aarhus, Denmark) (p 165)


From cinematographic to hypertext narrative (2000-05)
Mancini, Clara
In : Hypertext '00: Proceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Hypertext2000 (30 May - 3 Jun 2000, San Antonio, Texas)


Special Issue on Animal-Computer Interaction (2017-02)
Mancini, Clara; Lawson, Shaun and Juhlin, Oskar
Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


ContraVision: Designing a Contravideo Set (2012)
Mancini, Clara; Coe, Tony; Lay, Jeffery and Rogers, Yvonne
ACM Computers in Entertainment


Learning from Context: A Field Study of Privacy Awareness System for Mobile Devices (2011-06-09)
Jedrzejczyk, L.; Mancini, C.; Corapi, D.; Price, B. A.; Bandara, A. K. and Nuseibeh, B.
Department of Computing, The Open University


Predators and Prey: Ubiquitous Tracking, Privacy and the Social Contract (2010-06-15)
Mancini, Clara; Jedrzejczyk, Lukasz; Thomas, Keerthi; Price, Blaine; Bandara, Arosha; Rogers, Yvonne; Joinson, Adam and Nuseibeh, Bashar
Department of Computing, The Open University