Matt Jones (interaction designer)

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Matt Jones is the co-author - with Gary Marsden - of Mobile Interaction Design (ISBN 0-470-09089-8 ) and a full research Professor at Swansea University. With the late Marsden and Simon Robinson he authored a new book in 2015 - There's Not an App for That (Morgan Kaufmann). He is an active researcher and organizer of scientific conferences such as ACM CHI 2014 and has edited several special issues of journals including an ACM ToCHI journal special issue on social issues and the "turn to the wild" (forthcoming).

His work has included studies and prototypes for mobile search and browsing; pedestrian navigation; and multi-modality. Since the early 2000s he has been actively pursuing a mobile research agenda focused on interfaces and interactions for "developing world" users, looking at how to address issues around lower computer and textual literacy and resource access. He has been awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for this work.

He has worked with several industry partners such as Microsoft Research, Reuters and Orange. He has spent time as Visiting Fellow at Nokia Research, Finland. He is also on the Scientific Advisory Board of Nokia Research (Tampere and Helsinki Labs). In 2010 he was awarded an IBM Faculty Award to work with the Spoken Web group in IBM Research India (Delhi).

Since March 2011 he has been Head of the Department of Computer Science at Swansea University.

From 2014 he has been Head of Science at Swansea University.

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