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Monday, October 5. 2015

Our poster at #chiplay15 - StreetGames: A Moving Projector Platform for Projected Street Games (with @_klen_, @marklochrie)

Friday, October 2. 2015

A 3 days #PersuasiveWorkshop is over - description of the idea, video and photos

PIM & Research

The theme of the workshop was the use of technology to tackle loneliness. The tablets can be put on the desks in a pub (bar, coffe shop) and people can start collaborative tasks across desks by inviting other tables into these tasks such as:

  • chat with people sitting at different tables (e.g. people who come alone to a pub can start a conversation with someone if they are shy)
  • draw together on a collaborative canvas
  • play games such as hangman (person playing with another person sitting at a different table or table of friends playing with another group sitting at another table)
  • collaborative task where several tables try to complete a task for a reward (e.g. if a quiz is successfully finished all participants get a voucher, free coffe or something similar).

A big thanks to all the participants (Primož Babič, Leo Gombač, Jan Grbac, Denis Subotic, Patrik Širol, Matej Zemljak, Nikki Bernobić, Matic Kuruzar Kromar, Goran Tubić, Duško Oštrić, Matjaž Jerman, Niki Hrovatin, Marko Al Kontestabile)

Contact me or Klen if you want to join the research team.

Here is the video of the workshop:

and here are some photos








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Saturday, September 19. 2015

#Interact2015 PIM related posters

PIM & Research

#Interact2015 presentation of the paper "I agree: the effects of embedding terms of service key points in online user registration form"

PIM & Research

Here is the presentation of the Interact paper titled  “I agree”: the effects of embedding terms of service key points in online user registration form.


Saturday, June 20. 2015

Paper: "Towards understanding short-term personal information preservation: a study of backup strategies of end users"

PIM & Research

Matjaž Kljun, John Mariani, Alan Dix
Towards understanding short-term personal information preservation: a study of backup strategies of end users Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). Wiley. Article first published online 15 June 2015
DOI | Download draft (PDF) | Google Scholar



The segment of companies providing storage services and hardware for end users and small businesses has been growing in the past few years. Cloud storage, personal network-attached storage (NAS) and external hard drives are more affordable as ever before and one would think that backing up personal digital information is a straight forward process nowadays. Despite this, small group studies and corporate surveys show the opposite. In this paper we present the results from a quantitative and qualitative survey of 319 participants about how they backup their personal computers and restore personal information in case of computer failures. The results show that the majority of users do manual, selective and non-continuous backups, rely on a set of planned and unplanned backups (as a consequence of other activities), have inadequate knowledge about possible solutions and implications of using known solutions, etc. The study also revealed that around a fifth of all computers are not backed up, and a quarter of most important files and a third of most important folders at the time of the survey could not be (fully) restored in the event of computer failure. Based on results several implications for practice and research are presented.