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Research interests

My curriculum interests encompass the theories and principles that underpin the discipline of user experience design, UXD. To this end, I am the course leader of the University of Brighton's MSc in UXD. Primarily, this course equips students with the practical skills to work as effective UXD practitioners within the interactive / digital industries. Further, students are encouraged to critically reflect upon and question the effectiveness of contemporary thinking that underpins UXD best practice.  

My research interests focus upon the efficacy of diagrams. My PhD explores the impact of graphical choices on diagram comprehension. Presently, I am collaborating with colleagues from Cambridge University on a project entitled ‘Accessible Reasoning with Diagrams’; the project is funded by The Leverhulme Trust https://sites.google.com/site/myardproject/ . I am also collaborating with colleagues from Jadavpur University charting the cognitive processes active when interpreting diagrams.

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Research Output

  • 16 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 3 Article
  • 2 Paper
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Evaluating Visualizations of Sets and Networks that Use Euler Diagrams and Graphs

Baimagambetov, A., Stapleton, G., Blake, A. & Howse, J., 2020.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Well-matchedness in Euler and Linear Diagrams

Stapleton, G., Rodgers, P., Touloumis, A. & Blake, A., 28 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • The efficacy of Euler diagrams and linear diagrams for visualizing set cardinality using proportions and numbers

    Stapleton, G., Chapman, P., Rodgers, P., Touloumis, A., Blake, A. & Delaney, A., 28 Mar 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 3, e0211234.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Picturing Problems: Solving Logic Puzzles Diagrammatically

    Howse, J., Stapleton, G., Burton, J. & Blake, A., 18 Jun 2018, International Workshop on Set Visualization and Reasoning. Sato, Y. & Shams, Z. (eds.). Edinburgh, Vol. 2116. p. 12-27 (CEUR Workshop Proceedings).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

    Open Access

    How Network-based and Set-based Visualizations Aid Consistency Checking in Ontologies

    Sato, Y., Stapleton, G., Jamnik, M., Shams, Z. & Blake, A., 1 Jan 2017, The 10th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction. New York, NY: ACM, p. 0-0 1 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN