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Dr Matthew Pointon

Senior Lecturer

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

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Matthew is a senior lecturer within the Department of Computer Information Sciences and currently delivers a range of modules in the area of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. The themes to these modules delivered are:

  • Mobile and ubiquitous computing
  • User Experience Design (UCD)
  • User testing
  • Information Retrieval (IR)
  • Eye-tracking (desktop and mobile)
  • Cognitive behaviours

Prior to this Matthew has been a programme leader for a number of degree programmes within in the areas of Information Science and Creative Media. Matthew has also worked as a consultant teaching and liaising within instructional designers developing online materials. This required implementing sound pedagogy with a focus on web standards and accessibility conformance supporting the University’s equality and inclusion polices. He has also worked as a web/multimedia developer designing flexible learning materials for distance learning programmes at Northumbria.

As the lead academic Matthew worked with the University Enterprise department and this work formed the basis of a UX laboratory. Using his professional knowledge and practice within HCI this lab supports enterprise and consultancy within the department and University. This lab has been used as a base to support regional industries evaluating and testing a range of digital products.   

In 2017 Matthew completed his Professional Doctorate which has supported his research profile, engagement with industry and created new collaborative research opportunities within the HCI and IR field.

 

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr Matthew Pointon is Senior Lecturer within the Department of Computer Information Sciences and currently delivers a range of modules around HCI on under and postgraduate programmes. Prior to this Matthew has been a programme leader for several degree programmes within Computing, Information Science and Creative Media. Matthew has also worked as a consultant liaising within instructional designers developing materials, implementing new pedagogies with a focus on information standards and accessibility conforming to equality and inclusion polices. As the lead academic Matthew worked with the University Enterprise team designing HCI/UX laboratory, this lab supports enterprise and consultancy within the department and University and the lab is used as a base to support regional industries. In 2017 Matthew completed his Professional Doctorate which has supported his research profile (publications list can be found at: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=64u_dKwAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra). He has continued his engagement with industry and created new collaborative research opportunities within the IS, HCI and IR field which have formulised several grant submissions. 

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Information discernment and the psychophysiological effects of misinformation, Walton, G., Pointon, M., Barker, J., Turner, M., Wilkinson, A. 6 Aug 2021, In: Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication
  • Whither wilderness? An investigation of technology use by long-distance backpackers, Hyatt, E., Harvey, M., Pointon, M., Innocenti, P. 1 Jun 2021, In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
  • Information literacy and the Societal Imperative of Information Discernment, Pointon, M., Walton, G., Barker, J., Turner, M., Wilkinson, A. 1 Mar 2020, Informed societies why information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy, March 2020, Facet
  • Understanding in-context interaction: An investigation into on-the-go mobile search, Harvey, M., Pointon, M. 1 Nov 2019, In: Information Processing & Management
  • Understanding Mobile Search Task Relevance and User Behaviour in Context, Aliannejadi, M., Harvey, M., Costa, L., Pointon, M., Crestani, F. 8 Mar 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, New York, NY, ACM
  • Measuring the Psychophysiology of Information Literacy, Walton, G., Barker, J., Pointon, M., Turner, M., Wilkinson, A. 24 Sep 2018, The Sixth European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) - Abstracts, University of Oulo
  • Noisy Signals: Understanding the Impact of Auditory Distraction on Web Search Tasks, Harvey, M., Pointon, M. 11 Mar 2018, ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval 2018
  • Using deception to measure the psychophysiology of information literacy, Walton, G., Barker, J., Pointon, M., Turner, M., Wilkinson, A. 4 Apr 2018, 14th Librarian's Information Literacy Annual Conference
  • Perceptions of the effect of fragmented attention on mobile web search tasks, Harvey, M., Pointon, M. Mar 2017, CHIIR 2017 - Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval
  • Searching on the Go: The Effects of Fragmented Attention on Mobile Web Search Tasks, Harvey, M., Pointon, M. 7 Aug 2017, The 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval

Qualifications

  • Information Science PhD July 06 2017
  • Information Science MSc July 04 2002
  • Information Management BSc (Hons) June 30 1999
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015


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