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Teaching and supervision

Grants and funding


  • US9041562B2 & US9047059B2: Controlling a Voice Site Using Non Standard Haptic Commands. S. Robinson, A. Jain, N. Rajput

Community, committees, reviewing, service

Theses and related items

  1. S. Robinson, Eyes-Off Physically Grounded Mobile Interaction. PhD Thesis, Swansea University, October 2012.
  2. S. Robinson, Heads-up Engagement with the Real World: Multimodal Techniques for Bridging the Physical-Digital Divide. In CHI 2010 Doctoral Consortium (pages 2895–2898), Atlanta, April 2010.
  3. S. Robinson, Fusing the Physical and Digital: Making Maps using Gestures and Sensors. MSc Dissertation, FIT Lab, University of Wales, Swansea, July 2008.
  4. S. Robinson, A Pen-Based Interactive Graphing Tool. BSc Dissertation, Computer Science Department, University of Wales, Swansea, May 2006.

Selected design and development work

Android apps, all of which are open source (see all apps):

  • Com-Phone Story Maker – Digital storytelling creation and sharing with a simple but powerful interface
  • Better Together – Flexible separation and sharing of a system's interface over multiple devices
  • BookMark – Better navigation around Swansea University Library (Park Campus)
  • APPropriate – Easily pick-up-and-use any other Android device with your own data
  • There's Not an App for That – To (ironically) accompany our book

Other open source projects:

  • Email OAuth 2.0 proxy – add OAuth 2.0 authentication transparently to IMAP/POP/SMTP clients that don't support it
  • Canvas Helpers – various Python and browser scripts to simplify and speed up common Canvas tasks
  • Swansea University Intranet Utilities – a collection of Python and browser scripts to improve the Swansea University intranet(s) and related systems (email for access)
  • e:Vision Utilities – a browser userscript to improve e:Vision usability
  • Outlook Calendar Signature Add-in – easily add an email signature to calendar invitations sent from Outlook
  • Tooey – turn any Python console script into an interactive text-based user interface
  • ATP link cleaner – a browser extension to filter O365 ATP Safe Links and prompt before navigating to them
  • WWA shortcuts – a browser extension to help add your own custom keyboard shortcuts to Word Web App
  • Back button disabler – a simple browser extension to disable the back button on selected websites

Various websites and toolkits, such as: