After some deliberation, I have finally decided to apply for an MSc dissertation entitled “Improved user interfaces for private family wikis“. This is a pre-written proposal provided by the M801 course team at the Open University and naturally suggests some recommended reading.
Despite the proposal being presented to distance students on-line it makes no significant use of the hypertext power of the web and merely references the reading in the traditional way. After a small amount of searching, I have found the two referenced documents on-line:
- Holland, C.A. and Holland, S. (2004) Smart Homes and Extended Families. In Goodman, J., Brewster, B. (Eds) Proceedings of Workshop on HCI and the Older Population, British HCI 2004, Leeds. pp 15-19.
- Holland, S. and Holland C. (2005) The simplification of complex interactions for more inclusive social communication technologies In Goodman and A. Dickinson (Eds), Workshop on HCI and the Older Population at HCI 2005, Leeds, UK, Sep 2005
Both of these articles include Simon Holland as one of the authors, so his research home page is also worth a link.
Other references from my personal experience include:
- Leuf, B. and Cunningham, W. (2001) The Wiki Way – Quick Collaboration on the web. Addison Wesley
- Carver, F. K. (2002) Friki – Frank’s Wiki (description at wikimatrix, code at sourceforge)
- Carver, F. K. (2003) Small and Simple Web Applications – the Friki Way (article series in The Javaranch Journal) collected links available in a previous post.