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Research in the wild via performance: Challenges, ethics and opportunities (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Taylor, R., Williamson, J., Spence, J., Wood, M., Hook, J., & Chen, K. (2019). Research in the wild via performance: Challenges, ethics and opportunities. In TVX '19: Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video. , (279-285). https://doi.org/10.1145/3317697.3323348

Publication rights licensed to ACM. Performance can be combined with interactive, online and immersive video as a way of conducting research in the wild. This affords the researcher opportunities to engage with participants in a way that can be surpr... Read More about Research in the wild via performance: Challenges, ethics and opportunities.

Looking heteronormatively good! Combining story completion with Bitstrips to explore understandings of sexuality and appearance (2018)
Journal Article
Hayfield, N., & Wood, M. (2019). Looking heteronormatively good! Combining story completion with Bitstrips to explore understandings of sexuality and appearance. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 16(1), 115-135. https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2018.1536390

© 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This study sought to develop knowledge about understandings of sexuality and appearance by using a story completion task combined with an innovative visual methodology. Fifty-four (mainly female) particip... Read More about Looking heteronormatively good! Combining story completion with Bitstrips to explore understandings of sexuality and appearance.

Troubling vulnerability: Designing with LGBT young people's ambivalence towards hate crime reporting (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Gatehouse, C., Wood, M., Briggs, J., Pickles, J., & Lawson, S. (2018). Troubling vulnerability: Designing with LGBT young people's ambivalence towards hate crime reporting. In CHI '18: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. , (1-13). https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173683

HCI is increasingly working with 'vulnerable' people, yet there is a danger that the label of vulnerability can alienate and stigmatize the people such work aims to support. We report our study investigating the application of interaction design to i... Read More about Troubling vulnerability: Designing with LGBT young people's ambivalence towards hate crime reporting.

Design for sexual wellbeing in HCI (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Kannabiran, G., Ahmed, A. A., Wood, M., Balaam, M., Tanenbaum, J. G., Bardzell, S., & Bardzell, J. (2018). Design for sexual wellbeing in HCI. https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3170639

This workshop focuses on the design of digital interactive technology for promoting sexual wellbeing as a fundamental human rights issue and social justice concern in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Sexuality related topics have garner... Read More about Design for sexual wellbeing in HCI.

"Protection on that erection?": Discourses of accountability & compromising participation in digital sexual health (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Wood, M., Garbett, A., Morrissey, K., Hopkins, P., & Balaam, M. (2018). "Protection on that erection?": Discourses of accountability & compromising participation in digital sexual health. In CHI '18: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. , (1-12). https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3174238

This paper analyses sexual health workers' 'talk' around their introduction of a digital platform to enhance a regionally managed condom distribution scheme for young people. In examining the discursive resources workers used in framing the sexual he... Read More about "Protection on that erection?": Discourses of accountability & compromising participation in digital sexual health.

Sex talk: Designing for sexual health with adolescents (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Wood, M., Wood, G., & Balaam, M. (2017). Sex talk: Designing for sexual health with adolescents. In IDC '17: Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children. , (137-147). https://doi.org/10.1145/3078072.3079747

In this paper, we describe a user-centred design process, where we engaged with 58 adolescents over an 18-month period to design and evaluate a multiplayer mobile game which prompts peer-led interactions around sex and sexuality. Engagement with our... Read More about Sex talk: Designing for sexual health with adolescents.

Situated dissemination through an HCI workplace (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Chen, K., Clarke, R., Almeida, T., Wood, M., & Kirk, D. S. (2017). Situated dissemination through an HCI workplace. In CHI '17: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. , (2078-2090). https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025696

Researchers working in domains such as Research through Design and Feminist HCI have been questioning "dissemination practices" and their impact on our capacity to produce reflexive accounts of research in publications. This paper examines academic d... Read More about Situated dissemination through an HCI workplace.

"They're just tixel pits, man": Disputing the 'reality' of virtual reality pornography through the story completion method (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Wood, M., Wood, G., & Balaam, M. (2017). "They're just tixel pits, man": Disputing the 'reality' of virtual reality pornography through the story completion method. https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025762

Pornography is a substantial part of humans' everyday interaction with computers, yet to date the topic has been underconsidered by HCI. Here, we examine some of the common cultural ideals non-experts constructed of a 'new' pornographic experience -... Read More about "They're just tixel pits, man": Disputing the 'reality' of virtual reality pornography through the story completion method.

Onward gay Christian soldiers? Exploring the positioning of lesbian, gay and bisexual Christians in the ‘battle’ against religious homophobia (2016)
Journal Article
Wood, M. (2016). Onward gay Christian soldiers? Exploring the positioning of lesbian, gay and bisexual Christians in the ‘battle’ against religious homophobia. Psychology of Sexualities Section Review, 7(1), 98-106

This study explored the positions that gay Christians adopt in navigating both a Christian and a lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) identity, particularly in the context of religious homophobia and hostility toward homosexuality. Twenty-one LGB Christian... Read More about Onward gay Christian soldiers? Exploring the positioning of lesbian, gay and bisexual Christians in the ‘battle’ against religious homophobia.

Talk about sex: Designing games to acilitate healthy discussions around sex (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Wood, M., Wood, G., & Balaam, M. (2015). Talk about sex: Designing games to acilitate healthy discussions around sex. In CHI PLAY '15: Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play. , (795-798). https://doi.org/10.1145/2793107.2810270

We report on the design of Talk About Sex, a multiplayer mobile phone game designed for young people to facilitate and enable discussions around the subjects of sex, intimacy and relationships. We discuss how we used 'sex as a framing for design', co... Read More about Talk about sex: Designing games to acilitate healthy discussions around sex.


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