Mark Perry


Interdisciplinary ‘user studies’ researcher, focused on human-computer interaction and computer supported co-operative work. Extensive experience managing research projects, investigating and designing mobile, ubiquitous, distributed and collaborative technologies from a user-centred perspective; currently, leading research projects valued at over £400K as Principal Investigator. Experienced educator in Computer Science, teaching across a range of topics and ability levels for over 20 years. Research community building, including reviewing and committee work, ACM CHI Associate Chair 2007, 2009, 2012-14, and Subcommittee Chair 2010 and 2015. Senior committee member, MobileHCI 2012. Senior member of the ACM.

Research area(s)

Research interests: design and use of collaborative and social media, shared displays, domestic technologies, and mobile information and communications technology. Examining the relationships between people, organisations, settings, activities and technology.





ICTs in Context


Social Media

Usability Engineering

Level 2 projects

FYP projects

PhD training seminars

Advanced IS and Computing (level 3 courses)

Selected Publications

Journal articles

Jamil, I. , Suero-Montero, C. , Perry, MJ. , O'Hara, K. , et al.   (Accepted)   'Collaborating around Digital Tabletops: Children’s Physical Strategies from the UK, India and Finland'. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human InteractionDownload publication 

Kuljis. , Money, A. , Young. , Perry.  and Barnett.   (Accepted)   'Technology assisted self-testing and management of oral anticoagulation therapy: A qualitative patient-focused study'. Scandinavian Journal of Caring SciencesDownload publication 

Jacques, JT. , Perry, M.  and Kristensson, PO.   (2015)   'Differentiation of online text-based advertising and the effect on users' click behavior'. Computers in Human Behavior, 50 pp. 535 - 543. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.04.031 Download publication 

Cycil, C. , Perry, MJ.  and Laurier, E.   (2014)   'Designing for frustration and disputes in the family car'. International Journal of Mobile HCI, 6 (2).  pp. 46 - 60. doi: 10.4018/ijmhci.2014040104 Download publication 

Perry, M.   (2010)   'Socially distributed cognition in loosely coupled systems'. AI and Society: the journal of human-centered systems and machine intelligence. doi: 10.1007/s00146-010-0267-5 

Perry, M. , Normark, D.  and Juhlin, O.   (2010)   'Laying waste: object ownership, accountability, shared responsibility and social control'. Space and Culture: the journal, 10 (13).  pp. 75 - 94. 

Kanis, M. , Brinkman, W-P.  and Perry, M.   (2009)   'Designing for positive disclosure: What do you like today?'. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 39 (3).  pp. 564 - 572. 

Laurier, E. , Lorimer, H. , Brown, B. , Jones, O. , et al.   (2008)   'Driving and 'passengering': notes on the ordinary organization of ordinary car travel'. Mobilities, 3 (1).  pp. 1 - 23. doi: 10.1080/17450100701797273 

Perry, M.  and Rachovides, D.   (2007)   'Entertaining situated messaging at home'. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 16 (1-2).  pp. 99 - 128. doi: 10.1007/s10606-007-9042-7 Download publication 

Taylor, AS. , Harper, R. , Swan, L. , Izadi, S. , et al.   (2007)   'Homes that make us smart'. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 11 (5).  pp. 383 - 393. doi: 10.1007/s00779-006-0076-5 

Spinelli, G. , Perry, M.  and O'Hara, K.   (2005)   'Understanding complex cognitive systems: the role of space in the organisation of collaborative work'. Cognition, Technology and Work, 7 (2).  pp. 111 - 118. doi: 10.1007/s10111-005-0180-8 

Condon, C. , Perry, M.  and O'Keefe, R.   (2004)   'Denotation and connotation in the human-computer interface: the 'save as...' command'. Behaviour and Information Technology, 23 (1).  pp. 21 - 31. doi: 10.1080/01449290310001637415 Download publication 

Perry, M. , Dowdall, A. , Lines, L.  and Hone, K.   (2004)   'Multimodal and ubiquitous computing systems: supporting independent-living older users'. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in BioMedicine, 8 (3).  pp. 258 - 270. doi: 10.1109/TITB.2004.835533 Download publication 

Perry, M.   (2003)   '(IS)4: Is information systems interesting in itself? - Response to opinion piece'. European Journal of Information Systems, 12 (3).  pp. 231 - 234. doi: 10.1057/palgrave.ejis.3000471 

Brodie, J.  and Perry, M.   (2001)   'Designing for mobility, collaboration and information use by blue-collar workers'. ACM Siggroup Bulletin, 22 (3).  pp. 21 - 27. doi: 10.1145/567352.567356 

Perry, M. , O'hara, K. , Sellen, A. , Brown, B.  and Harper, R.   (2001)   'Dealing with mobility: understanding access anytime, anywhere'. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), 8 (4).  pp. 323 - 347. doi: 10.1145/504704.504707 Download publication 

Brown, B.  and Perry, M.   (2000)   'Why don’t telephones have off-switches? Understanding the use of everyday technologies.'. Interacting with Computers, 12 (6).  pp. 623 - 634. 

O'Keefe, RM. , Cole, M. , Chau, PYK. , Massey, A. , et al.   (2000)   'From the user interface to the consumer interface: results from a global experiment'. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 53 (4).  pp. 611 - 628. doi: 10.1006/ijhc.2000.0404 

O'Hara, K. , Perry, M. , Sellen, A.  and Brown, B.   (1999)   'Managing information on the move: A study of the information needs of mobile professionals'. HP Laboratories Technical Report

Perry, M.   (1999)   'The application of individually and socially distributed cognition in workplace studies: two peas in a pod'. Proceedings of European Conference on Cognitive Science, 99 

Pouloudi, N. , Perry, M.  and Saini, R.   (1999)   'Organisational appropriation of technology: a case study'. Cognition, Technology and Work, 1 (3).  pp. 169 - 178. doi: 10.1007/s101110050015 

Perry, M. , Fruchter, R.  and Rosenberg, D.   (1999)   'Co-ordinating distributed knowledge: A study into the use of an organisational memory'. Cognition, Technology and Work, 1 (3).  pp. 142 - 152. doi: 10.1007/s101110050012 Download publication 

Rajani, R.  and Perry, M.   (1999)   'The reality of medical work: The case for a new perspective on telemedicine'. Virtual Reality, 4 (4).  pp. 243 - 249. doi: 10.1007/BF01421807 

Perry, M.  and Sanderson, D.   (1998)   'Coordinating joint design work: The role of communication and artefacts'. Design Studies, 19 (3).  pp. 273 - 288. 

Perry, M.   (1995)   'Cognitive artefacts and collaborative design'. IEE Colloquium (Digest)


Ghinea, G. , Klecun, E. , Perry, M.  and Taylor, S.   (2006) Information and communication technologies: principles and perspectives.  University of London Press 

O'Hara, K. , Perry, M. , Churchill, E.  and Russell, D.   (2003) Public and situated displays: social and interactional aspects of shared display technologies. Dortrecht, The Netherlands:  Kluwer International 

Book chapters

Perry, MJ. , Juhlin, O.  and Engström, A. (Accepted)   'Dealing with time, just in time: sense-making and clip allocation in multi-person, multi-stream, live replay TV production.', in Broth, M. , Laurier, E.  and Mondada, L. (eds.) Praxeological aspects of media production.  Routledge. 

Perry, MJ.  (2013)   'Socially distributed cognition in loosely coupled systems', in Cowley, S.  and Vallée-Tourangeau, F. (eds.) Cognition Beyond the Brain: computation, interactivity and human artifice.  Berlin Springer. pp. 147 - 170. 

Perry, M.  (2009)   'Ethnographic and documentary field methods', in Love, S. (ed.) Handbook of Mobile Technology Research Methods.  Nova Science Publishers 

Perry, M.  and Brodie, J.  (2006)   'Virtually connected, practically mobile', in Andriessen, EJH.  and Vartiainen, M. (eds.) Mobile Virtual Work: A New Paradigm.  Springer pp. 97 - 127. Download publication 

O'Hara, K. , Brown, B.  and Perry, M.  (2003)   'Mobile work, technology and place', in Nyiri, K. (ed.) Communications in the 21st Century - Mobile Democracy: Essays on Society, Self and Politics.  Vienna Passagen Verlag pp. 65 - 72. 

Perry, M.  (2003)   'Distributed cognition', in Carroll, J. (ed.) HCI Models, Theories and Frameworks: Towards an Interdisciplinary Science.  Morgan Kaufmann pp. 193 - 223. 

O'Hara, K. , Perry, M.  and Lewis, S.  (2003)   'Situated web signs and the ordering of social action: social co-ordination around a public room reservation display appliance', in O'Hara, K. , Perry, M. , Churchill, E.  and Russell, D. (eds.) Public and Situated Displays: Social and Interactional Aspects of Shared Display Technologies. (2) : pp. 105 - 140. 

O'Hara, K. , Perry, M. , Churchill, E.  and Russell, D.  (2003)   'Introduction to public and situated displays', in Public and Situated Displays: Social and Interactional Aspects of Shared Display Technologies.  Norwell, MA, USA Kluwer Academic Publishers pp. xvii - xxxiii. 

O'Hara, K. , Perry, M. , Sellen, A.  and Brown, B.  (2001)   'Exploring the relationship between mobile phone and document use during business travel', in Brown, B.  and Green, N. (eds.) Wireless World: Social and Interactional Aspects of the Mobile Age.  Springer pp. 180 - 194. 

Conference papers

Ivonin, L. , Perry, M.  and Subramanian, S.   (2016)   'The art of spending and recommendations in personal finance' , 2nd International Workshop on Personalization and Recommender Systems in Financial Services. Bari (italy). 16 Download publication 

Pantidi, N. , Perry, M. , Ferreira, J. , Marshall, P. , et al.   (2015)   'Connected Sustainability: Connecting sustainability-driven, grab-roots communities through technology' . doi: 10.1145/2768545.2768563 

Ferreira, J. , Perry, MJ.  and Subramanian, S.   (2015)   'Spending time with money: from shared values to social connectivity' , CSCW 2015. Vancouver. - 18 March. doi: 10.1145/2675133.2675230 Download publication 

Ferreira, J.  and Perry, MJ.   (2014)   'Building an Alternative Social Currency: Dematerialising and rematerialising digital money across media' , HCI Korea’15. Seoul, Korea. 10 - 12 December. Hanbit Media, pp. 122 - 131. 

Cycil, C. , Eardley, R.  and Perry, M.   (2014)   'The HomeCar Organiser: Designing for blurring home-car boundaries' . Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 955 - 962. doi: 10.1145/2638728.2641556 Download publication 

Kaye, J. , Brown, B. , Vertesi, J. , Perry, M.  and Ferreira, J.   (2014)   '#CHIMoney: Financial interactions, digital cash, capital exchange and mobile money' . Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 111 - 114. doi: 10.1145/2559206.2559221 Download publication 

Jamil, I. , O'Hara, K. , Perry, MJ. , Abhijit, K. , et al.   (2013)   'Dynamic Spatial Positioning: Physical Collaboration around Interactive Table by Children in India' , Human-Computer Interaction–INTERACT 2013. Cape Town, South Africa. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 141 - 158. 

Roubert, F.  and Perry, MJ.   (2013)   'Putting the lab in the lab book: supporting coordination in large, multi-site research' , BCS HCI 2013 conference. London, UK. BCS. Download publication 

Cycil, C. , Perry, M. , Laurier, E.  and Taylor, A.   (2013)   '’Eyes free’ in-car assistance: parent and child passenger collaboration during phone calls' . ACM. Download publication 

Jamil, I. , Perry, M. , O'Hara, K. , Karnik, A. , et al.   (2012)   'Group interaction on interactive multi-touch tables by children in India' , ACM Interaction Design for Children (IDC). AM Press, pp. 224 - 227. doi: 10.1145/2307096.2307131 

Engström, A. , Perry, M.  and Juhlin, O.   (2012)   'Amateur vision and recreational orientation: Creating live video together' . doi: 10.1145/2145204.2145304 

Engström, A. , Perry, MJ.  and Juhlin, O.   (2012)   'Amateur Vision and Recreational Orientation: Creating Live Video Together' , ACM CSCW 2012. Seattle, WA, USA. 11 - 15 February. ACM Press. 

Jamil, I. , O'Hara, K. , Perry, MJ. , Karnik, A.  and Subramanian, S.   (2011)   'The effects of interaction techniques on talk patterns in collaborative peer learning around interactive tables' , ACM CHI 2011. Vancouver. 7 - 12 May. [unpublished].  doi: 10.1145/1978942.1979393 

Perry, MJ. , Beckett, S.  and O'Hara, K.   (2010)   'WaveWindow: public, performative gestural interaction' , ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2010. Saarbrücken, Germany. 7 - 10 November. [unpublished].  

Juhlin, O. , Perry, M. , Engström, A.  and Broth, M.   (2010)   'Temporal hybridity: Mixing live video footage with instant replay in real time' , Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010. Atlanta, GA., USA. 10 - 15 April. ACM Press. Download publication 

Perry, M. , Juhlin, O. , Esbjörnsson, M.  and Engström, A.   (2009)   'Lean collaboration through video gestures: co-ordinating the production of live televised sport' , Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009. Boston, USA. 4 - 9 April. ACM Press, pp. 2279 - 2288. doi: 10.1145/1518701.1519051 Download publication 

Kanis, M. , Perry, M.  and Brinkman, W-P.   (2008)   'Minimal connectedness: exploring the effects of positive messaging using mobile technology' , ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 5/4/08. 10 [unpublished].  

Engstrom, A. , Esbjornsson, M. , Juhlin, O.  and Perry, M.   (2008)   'Producing collaborative video: Developing an interactive user experience for mobile TV' , 1st International Conference on Designing Interactive User Experiences for TV and Video. Silicon Valley (San Francisco Bay Area), California, USA. 22 - 24 October. ACM Press. 

Salovaara, A. , Zarabi, R.  and Perry, M.   (2008)   'The fine art of surfacing' , Social Interaction and Mundane Technologies. Cambridge, UK. 20 - 21 November. [unpublished].  

Swan, L. , Izadi, S. , Taylor, AS. , Sellen, A. , et al.   (2006)   'Rethinking the "smart" home' , 1st International Symposium on Intelligent Environments. [unpublished].  

Rachovides, D.  and Perry, M.   (2006)   'HCI research in the home: lessons for empirical research and technology development within the home' , 20th BCS HCI Conference. [unpublished].  

Perry, M.  and Shangar, C.   (2005)   'Marked spaces: interaction design and sensor integration for ubiquitous location based messaging and communication' , 3rd Ubi-Net Workshop: Designing, Evaluating and Using Ubiquitous Computing Systems. [unpublished].  

Love, S.  and Perry, M.   (2004)   'Dealing with mobile conversations in public places: some implications for the design of socially intrusive technologies' , ACM CHI 2004: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Vienna, Austria. 24 - 29 April. ACM, pp. 1195 - 1198. 

O'Hara, K. , Perry, M.  and Lewis, S.   (2003)   'Social coordination around a situated display appliance' . 

O'Hara, K.  and Perry, M.   (2003)   'User centred opportunities for supporting consumer behaviour through handheld and ubiquitous computing' , 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science. [unpublished].  

O'Hara, K. , Brown, B.  and Perry, M.   (2003)   'Mobile work, technology and place' , Mobile Communication: Social and Political Effects. [unpublished].  

Perry, M.  and O'Hara, K.   (2003)   'Display-based activity in the workplace' , Interact 2003 - 9TH IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human Computer Interaction. Zürich, Switzerland. 1 - 5 September. IOS Press, pp. 591 - 598. 

Perry, M. , O'Hara, K. , Spinelli, G.  and Sharpe, B.   (2003)   'The role of space in socially distributed cognition: some issues for cognitive engineering' , 25th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [unpublished].  

Brodie, J. , Evans, J. , Brooks, L.  and Perry, M.   (2003)   'Supporting human interaction through digital technology: theory and practice' , Digital Interaction Workshop: International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies. [unpublished].  

O'Hara, K. , Perry, M.  and Lewis, S.   (2003)   'Interactive web signage and the ordering of social action: exploring a room calendaring display' , ACM CHI 2003. [unpublished].  

Hone, K. , Kuljis, J. , Brinkman, W-P. , Lines, L. , et al.   (2003)   'HCI research at Brunel University: the VIVID research centre' , HCI 2003. [unpublished].  

Brown, B.  and Perry, M.   (2002)   'Of maps and guidebooks: designing geographical technologies' , DIS2002 - ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods and Techniques. [unpublished].  

Spinelli, G. , Brodie, J.  and Perry, M.   (2002)   'Using distributed cognition and contextual design to analyse and represent collaborative activities' , CSCW Workshop on Analysing Collaborative Activity-Representing Field Research for Understanding Collaboration. [unpublished].  

Lee, H.  and Perry, M.   (2001)   'Contextualising virtuality: polychronicity and multipresence' , International Conference on Spacing and Timing: Rethinking Globalization and Standardization. Palermo, Italy. 1 - 3 November. [unpublished].  

O'Hara, K.  and Perry, M.   (2001)   'Shopping anytime, anywhere' , ACM CHI 2001 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference. [unpublished].  doi: 10.1145/634067.634271 

Perry, MJ. , Fruchter, R.  and Spinelli, G.   (2001)   'Spaces, traces and networked design' , 34th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science. [unpublished].  

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