Dr Stephen Snow

Research Fellow -Interaction Design

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Overview

I am a Research Fellow and researcher working at the Redback Technologies Research Centre. My research sits at the intersection between people and technology: human-computer interaction (HCI). Presently, this involves mixed methods research into domestic energy consumption and the co-design of energy visualisations and in-home displays. I have previously coordinated the undergraduate HCI module: Interaction Design at the University of Southampton and researched the design of technology for indoor air quality awareness, family finances, and energy literacy. On weekdays I can be found attempting to untangle the web of human factors that complicate the use of technology. More importantly, how technologies in these domains can be designed to be more responsive to human needs.

More information is available on my personal website.

Research Impacts

Two part report commissioned and prepared for the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Over 30 peer reviewed journal and conference articles published- Google Scholar.

Grants:

(a) Wyeth, P (P.I) Sitbon, L., Drew, S., Zhang, J., Snow, S. (Awarded 2015) “Framing authentic assessment of service learning within an information technology curriculum. [Australian] Office of Learning and Teaching ($40,000)- A collaboration with colleagues at QUT, procuring funding for the development of QUT’s Service Learning delivery in Computer Science modules.

(b) Marsh, R., Britto, M., Stein, S., Snow, S., Costigan, G. (Awarded 2017) “The Atlantic Hurricane Season 2017: Context, Impacts and Long-term Recovery”. Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) (£8,800)- Secured seed funding to investigate the potential role of technology in building community resilience in communities affected by the 2017 hurricane season.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology

Publications

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Snow, Stephen, Oakley, Michael and schraefel, m.c. (2019). Performance by design: supporting decisions around indoor air quality in offices. In: Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19). Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19), San Diego, CA, United States, (99-111). 23-28 June 2019. doi:10.1145/3322276.3322372

  • Filipczuk, Dorota, Mason, Charles and Snow, Stephen (2019). Using a game to explore notions of responsibility for cyber security in organisations. In: Proceeding of the CHI EA '19 Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, (LBW0267). 4-9 May 2019. doi:10.1145/3290607.3312846

  • Visuri, Aku, Asare, Kennedy Opoku, Kuosmanen, Elina, Nishiyama, Yuuki, Ferreira, Denzil, Sarsenbayeva, Zhanna, Goncalves, Jorge, Van Berkel, Niels, Wadley, Greg, Kostakos, Vassilis, Clinch, Sarah, Matthews, Oludamilare, Harper, Simon, Jenkins, Amy, Snow, Stephen and Schraefel, M. C. (2018). Ubiquitous mobile sensing: Behaviour, mood, and environment. In: UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. UbiComp '18, Singapore, (1140-1143). 8 - 12 October, 2018. doi:10.1145/3267305.3274142

  • Snow, Stephen, Auffenberg, Frederik and Schraefel, M. C. (2017). Log it while it's hot: designing human interaction with smart thermostats for shared work environments. In: ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017), Denver, CO, United States, (1595-1606). 6-11 May 2017. doi:10.1145/3025453.3025578

  • Biswas, Dwaipayan, Bono, Valentina, Scott-South, Michael, Chatterjee, Shre, Soska, Anna, Snow, Steve, Noakes, Catherine, Barlow, Janet F., Maharatna, Koushik and Schraefel, M. C. (2016). Analysing wireless EEG based functional connectivity measures with respect to change in environmental factors. In: Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI 2016). 3rd IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI 2016), Las Vegas, NV, United States, (599-602). 24-27 February 2016. doi:10.1109/BHI.2016.7455969

  • Snow, Stephen, Vyas, Dhaval, Lyle, Peter, Mallett, Miranda and Brereton, Margot (2016). Building connections: Technology design for living on a low income. In: 14th Participatory Design Conference, Aarhus, Denmark, (1-4). 15 - 19 August 2016. doi:10.1145/2948076.2948091

  • Snow, Stephen, Soska, Anna, Chatterjee, Shre Kumar and Schraefel, M. C. (2016). Keep calm and carry on: Exploring the social determinants of indoor environment quality. In: CHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI EA '16 , San Jose, CA, United States, (1476-1482). 7 - 12 May, 2016. doi:10.1145/2851581.2892490

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Snow, Stephen, Roe, Paul and Brereton, Margot (2016). Social organization of household finance: understanding artful financial systems in the home. In: Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2016. 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2016, San Francisco, CA, United States, (1777-1789). 27 February - 2 March 2016. doi:10.1145/2818048.2819937

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Snow, Stephen, Brereton, Margot, Dulleck, Uwe and Boyen, Xavier (2015). Being thrifty on a $100K wage: Austerity in family finances. In: Dan Cosley, CSCW 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (167-170). 14-18, 2015. doi:10.1145/2685553.2698998

  • Redhead, Fiona, Snow, Steve, Vyas, Dhaval, Bawden, Owen, Russell, Ray, Perez, Tristan and Brereton, Margot (2015). Bringing the farmer perspective to agricultural robots. In: CHI 2015 - Extended Abstracts Publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Crossings. 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015, Seoul, South Korea, (1067-1072). 18-23 April 2015. doi:10.1145/2702613.2732894

  • Snow, Stephen, McMahon, Bronte, McKenzie, Sally, Radke, Kenneth, Verlaat, Ivy and Buys, Laurie (2015). Designing for collections: Building histories, sharing the spectacle. In: OzCHI '15 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction. OzCHI '15, Parkville, VIC, Australia, (299-303). 7 - 10 December, 2015. doi:10.1145/2838739.2838798

  • Capel, Tara, Schnittert, Johanna Frederike, Snow, Stephen and Vyas, Dhaval (2015). Exploring motivations of young adults to participate in physical activities. In: Bo Begole, CHI 2015 - Extended Abstracts Publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Crossings. 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015, Seoul, Korea, (1409-1414). 18 -23 April, 2015. doi:10.1145/2702613.2732800

  • Snow, Stephen and Vyas, Dhaval (2015). Fixing the alignment: an exploration of budgeting practices in the home. In: CHI 2015 - Extended Abstracts Publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Crossings. 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015, Seoul, South Korea, (2271-2276). 18-23 April 2015. doi:10.1145/2702613.2732808

  • Snow, Stephen and Vyas, Dhaval (2015). Fostering collaboration in the management of family finances. In: OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings. 27th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2015, Parkville, VIC, Australia, (380-387). 7-10 December 2015. doi:10.1145/2838739.2838746

  • Vyas, Dhaval, Snow, Stephen and Mallett, Miranda (2015). More than just food: field visits to an emergency relief centre. In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction on - OzCHI '15. OzChi'15: Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction, Parkville, VIC, Australia, (). 7-10 December 2015. doi:10.1145/2838739.2838787

  • Snow, Stephen, Rittenbruch, Markus and Brereton, Margot (2015). Prototyping the self-authored video interview: Challenges and opportunities. In: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015 - 15th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings. 15th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2015, Bamberg, Germany, (150-158). 14 - 18 September 2015. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-22668-2_13

  • Snow, Stephen, Radke, Kenneth, Vyas, Dhaval and Brereton, Margot (2014). Privacy in the new era of visible and sharable energy-use information. In: Tuck Leong, Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2014. 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2014, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (342-351). 2 - 5, December, 2014. doi:10.1145/2686612.2686664

  • Snow, Stephen, Buys, Laurie, Roe, Paul and Brereton, Margot (2013). Curiosity to cupboard: self reported disengagement with energy use feedback over time. In: Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration (OzCHI 2013). 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (ozCHI'19), Adelaide, SA, Australia, (245-254). 25-29 November 2013. doi:10.1145/2541016.2541025

  • Snow, Stephen and Brereton, Margot (2013). Towards engaged consumption: new sources of inspiration for eco-feedback design. In: Paula Kotzé, Gary Marsden, Gitte Lindgaard, Janet Wesson and Marco Winckler, Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference (INTERACT 2013). 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, (117-124). 2-6 September 2013. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40498-6_8