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    University of Lincoln
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    LN6 7TS
    United Kingdom

    Dr Duncan Rowland


    School of Computer Science
    College of Science

    About Duncan Rowland

    Dr Duncan Rowland is the Reader in Cultural Computing at the University of Lincoln, UK, where his current research is focused on creative computing in the arts. His primary interest is in exploring the human condition through relationships with digital devices and more traditional media. Duncan has worked previously as an experimental psychologist investigating face perception at the University of St Andrews, a software developer in the games industry (Colin McRae Rally 3 on PS2 and XBox), managed a VR research laboratory in Michigan, and been a Senior Research Fellow in UX at the Mixed Reality Lab, Nottingham. He has published over 70 scholarly articles (with total citations of over 4000 including a best paper award at CHI2011. He has previously received funding from the EU, EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, NESTA and JISC. Duncan has recently collaborated on projects that have featured in the Transmediale 2013 arts festival, been nominated for the Lumen prize with Katy Connor and a BAFTA with UK Arts Group Blast Theory, and won a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013 with a Social Media Garden. He consults on App development and currently has eight iOS apps available in the app store that together total over 100,000 downloads. Finally, Duncan has recently completed a practice based Masters Degree in Fine Art at the University of Lincoln for which he received a distinction.

    Department Responsibilities

    intLab Director

    Impact Champion for the School of Computer Science

    Current Teaching:
       MSc - Mobile Computing
       BSc - Advanced Games Studies, Mobile and Distributed Devices

    Subject Specialism

    Cultural Computing, Creative Coding, Fine Art

    Research Interests

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

    • Bell, Marek and Chalmers, Matthew and Barkhuus, Louise and Hall, Malcolm and Sherwood, Scott and Tennent, Paul and Brown, Barry and Rowland, Duncan and Benford, Steve and Capra, Mauricio and Hampshire, Alastair (2006) Interweaving mobile games with everyday life. In: Proceedings of Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montreal, Canada April 22-27 2006. The Association for Computing Machinery, New York, USA. ISBN: 1595931783
    • Benford, Steve and Rowland, Duncan and Flintham, Martin and Drozd, Adam and Hull, Richard and Reid, Josephine and Morrison, Jo and Facer, Keri (2005) Life on the edge: supporting collaboration in location-based experiences . In: Proceedings of Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Portland, OR, USA April 2-7 2005. The Association for Computing Machinery, New York, USA. ISBN: 1581139985
    • Benford, Steve and Seager, Will and Flintham, Martin and Anastasi, Rob and Rowland, Duncan and Humble, Jan and Stanton, Danae and Bowers, John and Tandavanitj, Nick and Adams, Matt and Row Farr, Ju and Oldroyd, Amanda and Sutton, Jon (2005) The error of our ways: the experience of self-reported position in a location-based game . In: UbiComp 2004: ubiquitous computing : 6th international conference, Nottingham, UK, September 7-10, 2004 : proceedings. Springer. ISBN: 9783540229551
    • Rowland, Duncan (2014) Untitled. At: Carry On Regardless, University of Lincoln 2014 MA Fine Art and Contemporary Curatorial Practice Final Snow, 13 - 27 September 2015, University of Lincoln, School of Art and Design.
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