Dr Alexander Ng

  • Research Assistant (School of Computing Science)

telephone: 01413308430
email: Alexander.Ng@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

I completed my PhD from the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Brewster and Dr. John Williamson

Currently, I’m a research assistant working on the H2020 HAPPINESS (Haptic Printed Patterned Interfaces for Sensitive Surfaces) project (http://www.happiness-project.eu/).  This project collaborates with partners across Europe from research institutes (CEA and INRIA) and industry (Arkema, Robert BOSCH Gmbh, GAIKER and WPAK).  The main aim of the HAPPINESS project is to develop novel haptic and interactive surfaces for next generation in-car infotainment systems and interiors.  Our role in this project is to understand the driver’s needs and design more effective interaction techniques with haptic feedback capabilities on touchscreens and touch-surfaces in order to reduce the level of distractions when input is required in driving situations.  We have and will continue to evaluate our research ideas using driving simulators and inside a moving vehicle driven around the city.  

Research interests

  • Touch input with mobile devices
  • Interactions with in-car touchscreens and touchsurfaces
  • In-car haptics

Supervision

Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2017

McGill, M., Ng, A. and Brewster, S. A. (2017) How Visual Motion Cues Can Influence Sickness For In-Car VR. In: CHI '17: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, CO, USA, 6-11 May 2017, p. 469. ISBN 9781450346566 (doi:10.1145/3027063.3049790)

Freeman, E. , Wilson, G., Vo, D.-B., Ng, A., Politis, I. and Brewster, S. (2017) Multimodal feedback in HCI: haptics, non-speech audio and their applications. In: Oviatt, S. (ed.) Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces. ACM Books, Morgan-Claypool. ISBN 9781970001679 (In Press)

Ng, A., Brewster, S., Beruscha, F. and Krautter, W. (2017) An Evaluation of Input Controls for In-Car Interactions. In: CHI '17: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, CO, USA, 6-11 May 2017, ISBN 9781450346559 (Accepted for Publication)

2016

Ng, A. and Brewster, S. A. (2016) Investigating Pressure Input and Haptic Feedback for In-car Touchscreens and Touch Surfaces. In: AutomotiveUI 2016, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 24-26 Oct 2016, pp. 121-128. ISBN 9781450345330 (doi:10.1145/3003715.3005420)

Shakeri, G., Brewster, S. A., Williamson, J. and Ng, A. (2016) Evaluating Haptic Feedback on a Steering Wheel in a Simulated Driving Scenario. CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, 7-12 May 2016. pp. 1744-1751. ISBN 9781450340823 (doi:10.1145/2851581.2892497)

2015

Ng, A., Williamson, J. and Brewster, S. (2015) The Effects of Encumbrance and Mobility on Touch-Based Gesture Interactions for Mobile Phones. In: MobileHCI 2015: 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Copenhagen, Denmark, 24-27 Aug 2015, pp. 536-546. ISBN 9781450336529 (doi:10.1145/2785830.2785853)

2014

Ng, A., Brewster, S. and Williamson, J. (2014) Investigating the Effects of Encumbrance on One-and Two-handed Interactions with Mobile Devices. In: One of a CHInd, Toronto, ON, Canada, 26 Apr-1 May 2014, pp. 1981-1990. ISBN 9781450324731 (doi:10.1145/2556288.2557312)

Ng, A., Williamson, J. and Brewster, S. (2014) Comparing Evaluation Methods for Encumbrance and Walking on Interaction with Touchscreen Mobile Devices. In: MobileHCI'14, Toronto, ON, Canada, 23-26 Sep 2014, pp. 23-32. ISBN 9781450330046 (doi:10.1145/2628363.2628382)

2013

Ng, A., Brewster, S. A. and Williamson, J. (2013) The impact of encumbrance on mobile interactions. In: Kotze, P. (ed.) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013: 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Proceedings, Part III. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (8119). Springer: Berlin ; Heidelberg, pp. 92-109. ISBN 9783642404764 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40477-1_6)

This list was generated on Tue Jun 27 13:37:37 2017 BST.
Number of items: 9.

Book Sections

Freeman, E. , Wilson, G., Vo, D.-B., Ng, A., Politis, I. and Brewster, S. (2017) Multimodal feedback in HCI: haptics, non-speech audio and their applications. In: Oviatt, S. (ed.) Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces. ACM Books, Morgan-Claypool. ISBN 9781970001679 (In Press)

Ng, A., Brewster, S. A. and Williamson, J. (2013) The impact of encumbrance on mobile interactions. In: Kotze, P. (ed.) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013: 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Proceedings, Part III. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (8119). Springer: Berlin ; Heidelberg, pp. 92-109. ISBN 9783642404764 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40477-1_6)

Conference or Workshop Item

Shakeri, G., Brewster, S. A., Williamson, J. and Ng, A. (2016) Evaluating Haptic Feedback on a Steering Wheel in a Simulated Driving Scenario. CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, 7-12 May 2016. pp. 1744-1751. ISBN 9781450340823 (doi:10.1145/2851581.2892497)

Conference Proceedings

McGill, M., Ng, A. and Brewster, S. A. (2017) How Visual Motion Cues Can Influence Sickness For In-Car VR. In: CHI '17: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, CO, USA, 6-11 May 2017, p. 469. ISBN 9781450346566 (doi:10.1145/3027063.3049790)

Ng, A., Brewster, S., Beruscha, F. and Krautter, W. (2017) An Evaluation of Input Controls for In-Car Interactions. In: CHI '17: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, CO, USA, 6-11 May 2017, ISBN 9781450346559 (Accepted for Publication)

Ng, A. and Brewster, S. A. (2016) Investigating Pressure Input and Haptic Feedback for In-car Touchscreens and Touch Surfaces. In: AutomotiveUI 2016, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 24-26 Oct 2016, pp. 121-128. ISBN 9781450345330 (doi:10.1145/3003715.3005420)

Ng, A., Williamson, J. and Brewster, S. (2015) The Effects of Encumbrance and Mobility on Touch-Based Gesture Interactions for Mobile Phones. In: MobileHCI 2015: 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Copenhagen, Denmark, 24-27 Aug 2015, pp. 536-546. ISBN 9781450336529 (doi:10.1145/2785830.2785853)

Ng, A., Brewster, S. and Williamson, J. (2014) Investigating the Effects of Encumbrance on One-and Two-handed Interactions with Mobile Devices. In: One of a CHInd, Toronto, ON, Canada, 26 Apr-1 May 2014, pp. 1981-1990. ISBN 9781450324731 (doi:10.1145/2556288.2557312)

Ng, A., Williamson, J. and Brewster, S. (2014) Comparing Evaluation Methods for Encumbrance and Walking on Interaction with Touchscreen Mobile Devices. In: MobileHCI'14, Toronto, ON, Canada, 23-26 Sep 2014, pp. 23-32. ISBN 9781450330046 (doi:10.1145/2628363.2628382)

This list was generated on Tue Jun 27 13:37:37 2017 BST.