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Dr Susan Jane Jones


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Principal Lecturer and Team Leader

I am a Computing Team Leader responsible for the Data Engineering team. 

I have 15 years' experience of HE academic programme leadership in computing. I'm a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a Member of the British Computer Society (BCS). 

My PhD and research activity has primarily been in the design and evaluation of multimedia applications for learning. For my doctorate I adapted complex cybernetic models to design and evaluate innovative interactive multimedia learning for senior managers on organisational modelling. My most recent research has focused upon establishing early requirements for mobile applications with persuasive interfaces to support students in the development of their ‘graduate identity’.

With several years' experience in the University’s Transnational Education (TNE) provision, I am currently Centre Leader for INtel College, Nairobi, BlueCrest University College, Accra, Ghana and the Botswana Accountancy College which has centres in Gaborone and Francistown.

Teaching and supervision

I am module leader for Product Development, delivered both on and off campus (TNE) to computing top-up students. I also teach on the module Software Engineering Enterprise and Innovation which is undertaken by all undergraduate computing students. This module gives students real world experience of computing projects and opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in software enterprise.

Research interests for potential research students

Design and evalution of multimedia learning technologies including persuasive interfaces.

Research

My research focus is the design of interactive multimedia in learning contexts with a particular interest in the use of visual approaches including the use of photographic methods to establish early requirements with users.

Publications

Number of items: 23.

Article

Hall, Lynne, Jones, Susan, Aylett, R, Hall, Marc, Tazzyman, Sarah, Paiva, A and Humphries, Lynne (2013) Serious Game Evaluation as a Meta-game. Journal of Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 10 (2). pp. 130-146. ISSN 1741-5659

Book Section

Jones, Susan, Hall, Lynne, Kerridge, Sue and Woods, Sarah (2011) VISUALISING THE CYBERBULLY ANALYSING TEENAGERS? EXPRESSIVE DRAWINGS. In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on e-Society. International Association for Development of the Information Society. ISBN 978-972-8939-46-5

Gaxiola, C, Rodríguez Díaz, A, Jones, Susan, Castañón-Puga, M and Flores, D-L (2010) Fuzzy Personality Model Based on Transactional Analysis and VSM for Socially Intelligent Agents and Robots. In: Evolutionary Design of Intelligent Systems in Modeling, Simulation and Control. Studies In Computational Intelligence, 257 . Springer, Berlin, pp. 227-241. ISBN 978-3-642-04514-1

Gaxiola, C, Rodríguez-Díaz, A, Jones, Susan, Castañón-Puga, M and Flores, D-L (2009) Fuzzy Personality Model Based on Transactional Analysis and VSM for Socially Intelligent Agents and Robots. In: Evolutionary Design of Intelligent Systems in Modeling, Simulation and Control. Springer, Berlin, pp. 227-241. ISBN 978-3-642-04513-4

Gaxiola, C, Rodríguez-Díaz, A, Jones, Susan, Castañón-Puga, M and Flores, Dora-Luz (2009) Fuzzy Personality Model Based on Transactional Analysis and Vsm for Socially Intelligent Agents and Robots. In: Evolutionary Design of Intelligent Systems in Modeling, Simulation and Control. Studies in Computational Intelligence, 247 (Vol 25). Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 227-241. ISBN 978-3-642-04514-1

Lim, Mei Yii, Aylett, Ruth, Enz, Sibylle, Kriegel, Michael, Vannini, Natalie, Hall, Lynne and Jones, Susan (2009) Towards Intelligent Computer Assisted Educational Role-Play. In: Edutainment '09: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on E-Learning and Games: Learning by Playing. Game-based Education System Design and Development. Lecture Notes In Computer Science (5670). Springer, pp. 208-219. ISBN 978-3-642-03363-6

Hall, Lynne, Jones, Susan, Hall, Marc, Richardson, Joanne and Hodgson, John (2007) Inspiring design: the use of photo elicitation and lomography in gaining the child's perspective. In: People and Computers XXI: HCI...but not as we know it. British Computer Society, pp. 227-236. ISBN 978-1-902505-94-7

Mitchell, Caroline and Jones, Susan (2006) 'Networking Community Media - Web Radio as a participatory medium'. In: From the Margins to the Cutting Edge Community Media and Empowerment. Hampton Press, Cresskill, NJ. ISBN 1-57273-718-2

Conference or Workshop Item

Jones, Susan, Aggarwal, Anita and Edwards, Helen (2015) Creating Futures Through Research – Meeting Challenges, Embracing Opportunities & Delivering Impact. Inaugural Collaborative Research Conference, INtel Institute of Higher Education, Nairobi. In: Creating Futures Through Research – Meeting Challenges, Embracing Opportunities & Delivering Impact, 6-7 Nov 2015, INtel Institute of Higher Education, Nairobi. (Unpublished)

Jones, Susan, Hodgkiss, Lizzie, Aggarwal, Anita, Hardy, Colin and Hume, Colette (2014) Employable-Me! An Online Self-Assessment Tool to Improve Employability in the UK and TNE Context. In: 7th Annual NE Universities 3 Rivers Consortium, Regional Learning and Teaching Conference, 27th March 2014, Durham University. (Unpublished)

Jones, Susan, Hall, Lynne and Hilton, J (2012) Exploring Children's 'Indexical Encounter' with Real and Digitised Archive Photographs Using Tablet and Large Flat Screen Technologies. In: 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 12-15th June 2012, Bremen, Germany.

Hall, Lynne, Jones, Susan, Aylett, Ruth, Andre, Elisabeth, Paiva, Ana, Hofstede, Gert Jan, Kappas, Arvid, Nakano, Yukiko and Nishida, Toyoaki (2011) Fostering Empathic Behaviour in Children and Young People: Interaction with Intelligent Characters Embodying Culturally Specific Behaviour in Virtual World Simulations. In: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2011), 7 -9 Mar 2011, Valencia, Spain.

Hall, Lynne, Lutfi, Syaheerah, Nazir, Asad, Hodgson, John, Hall, Marc, Ritter, Christopher, Jones, Susan, Mascarenhas, Samuel, Cooper, Bridget, Paiva, Ana and Aylett, Ruth (2011) Games Based Learning for Exploring Cultural Conflict. In: AISB 2011 Symposium: AI & Games, 6-7 Apr 2011, York, UK. (Unpublished)

Jones, Susan, Hall, Lynne, Hilton, J, Fowler, Jeff, Smith, Peter and Aylett, Ruth (2011) Investigating the use of the iPad in heritage education for children: impact of technology on the 'history detective' in a victorian classroom role play activity. In: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovations; ICERI 2011, 14-16 Nov 2011, Madrid, Spain.

Jones, Susan and Hall, Lynne (2011) The Photograph as a Cultural Arbitrator in the Design of Virtual Learning Environments for Personal and Social Education for Children and Young People. In: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011), 6-8 Jul 2011, London, UK.

Jones, Susan, Hall, Lynne, Kerridge, Sue, Hall, Marc and Woods, Sarah (2011) Visualising the Cyberbully - Analysing Teenagers' Expressive Drawings. In: IADIS (International Association for the Development of the Information Society) International Conference; eSociety 2011, 10-13 Mar 2011, Avila, Spain.

Lim, Mei Yii, Aylett, Ruth, Enz, Sibylle, Kriegel, Michael, Vannini, Natalie, Hall, Lynne and Jones, Susan (2009) Towards intelligent computer assisted educational role-play. In: Edutainment 2009: 4th International conference on e-learning and games, August 9-11, 2009, Banff, Canada.

Hall, Lynne, Jones, Susan, Paiva, Ana and Aylett, Ruth (2009) FearNot! Providing children with strategies to cope with bullying. In: IDC 2009: The 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 3-5 Jun 2009, Como, Italy.

Hall, Lynne, Jones, Susan and Hall, Marc (2008) Investigating user engagement with synthetic characters in personal, social and emotional virtual learning environments. In: 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies: ICALT 2008, 1-5 Jul 2008, Santander, Spain.

Hall, Lynne, Jones, Susan, Hall, Marc, Richardson, Joanne and Hodgson, John (2007) Inspiring design: the use of photo elicitation and lomography in gaining the child's perspective. In: 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference on People and Computers; BCS-HCI '07, 3 - 7 Sep 2007, University of Lancaster, UK.

Jones, Susan and Cockton, Gilbert (2005) Adding Culture to Context: Extending the Boundaries in Multimedia Design for senior Management Education. In: 5th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies.

Jones, Susan and Cockton, Gilbert (2004) Tightly Coupling Multimedia with Context: Strategies for Exploiting Multimodal Learning in Complex Management Topics. In: 4th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies.

Jones, Susan and Cockton, Gilbert (2003) The Design and Evaluation of Multimedia on the Viable Systems Model for Senior Mangers. In: Proceedings of the 7th World Multiconference on Systemics Cybernetics and Informatics.

This list was generated on Tue Aug 4 20:31:46 2020 BST.
  • Cybernetics
  • Interactive digital media design and evaluation
  • Photography
I have strong links with the heritage sector in the City of Sunderland and I'm chair of the charity Living History North East based at the Donnison School Heritage, Education and Media Centre in the East End of Sunderland. These links enable me to source real-world projects for our undergraduate computing students in the final year of their studies.

Last updated 16 October 2019

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