Kate Hone

Kate Hone
Brunel University London · Department of Computer Science

PhD, MSc, BA, PGCert

About

77
Publications
33,581
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
3,674
Citations
Citations since 2017
8 Research Items
2561 Citations
20172018201920202021202220230100200300400500600
20172018201920202021202220230100200300400500600
20172018201920202021202220230100200300400500600
20172018201920202021202220230100200300400500600
Additional affiliations
April 2000 - present
Brunel University London
Position
  • Professor (Full)
April 1998 - January 2000
University of Nottingham
Position
  • Lecturer
September 1995 - March 1998
University of Nottingham
Position
  • Professor

Publications

Publications (77)
Conference Paper
Full-text available
There have been promising studies that show a potential of providing social signal feedback to improve communication skills. However, these studies have primarily focused on unimodal methods of feedback. In addition to this, studies do not assess whether skills are maintained after a given time. With a sample size of 22 this paper investigates whet...
Article
In this paper, a novel particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm is put forward where a sigmoid-function-based weighting strategy is developed to adaptively adjust the acceleration coefficients. The newly proposed adaptive weighting strategy takes into account both the distances from the particle to the global best position and from the particle...
Article
This study aims to examine the key factors that may hinder or facilitate the adoption of mobile banking services in a cross-cultural context. A conceptual framework was developed through extending the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology UTAUT2 by incorporating three additional constructs, namely trust (TR), security (PS) and privacy...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Affective technologies enable the automatic recognition of human emotional expressions and non-verbal signals which play an important part in effective communication. This paper describes the use of user-centred design techniques to establish display designs suitable for feeding back recognised emotional and social signals to trainees during commun...
Article
Full-text available
Objectives Evidence on optimal methods for providing STI test results is lacking. We evaluated an online results service, developed as part of an eSexual Health Clinic (eSHC). Methods We evaluated the online results service using a mixed-methods approach within large exploratory studies of the eSHC. Participants were chlamydia- positive and negati...
Article
Full-text available
Objective We developed the eSexual Health Clinic (eSHC), an innovative, complex clinical and public health intervention, embedded within a specialist sexual health service. Patients with genital chlamydia access their results online and are offered medical management via an automated online clinical consultation, leading to antibiotic collection fr...
Article
Full-text available
Background: Self-directed and internet-based care are key elements of eHealth agendas. We developed a complex online clinical and public health intervention, the eSexual Health Clinic (eSHC), in which patients with genital chlamydia are diagnosed and medically managed via an automated online clinical consultation, leading to antibiotic collection f...
Conference Paper
This paper presents a quantitative study on students’ adoption of mobile digital library technology in the developing world. An extended TAM with three interface constructs (Navigation, Screen design, and Terminology) were proposed to form a mobile digital library acceptance framework. The analysis of an online experiential questionnaire supported...
Article
Full-text available
Objective Seeking sexual health information online is common, and provision of mobile medical applications (apps) for STIs is increasing. Young people, inherently at higher risk of STIs, are avid users of technology, and apps could be appealing sources of information. We undertook a comprehensive review of content and accuracy of apps for people se...
Article
Full-text available
Background Control of sexually transmitted infections (STI) is a global public health priority. Despite the UK’s free, confidential sexual health clinical services, those at greatest risk of STIs, including young people, report barriers to use. These include: embarrassment regarding face-to-face consultations; the time-commitment needed to attend c...
Article
Full-text available
Background Despite considerable international eHealth impetus, there is no guidance on the development of online clinical care pathways. Advances in diagnostics now enable self-testing with home diagnosis, to which comprehensive online clinical care could be linked, facilitating completely self-directed, remote care. We describe a new framework for...
Article
Background/introduction Within the eSTI² consortium, we conducted exploratory studies of an innovative Online Chlamydia Pathway (OCP: results service, automated clinical consultation, electronic prescription via community pharmacy, with telephone helpline support), which included optional online partner management. Aim(s)/objectives To evaluate PN...
Article
Full-text available
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) hold the potential to open up educational opportunities to a global audience. However, evidence suggests that only a small proportion of MOOC participants go on to complete their courses and relatively little is understood about the MOOC design and implementation factors that influence retention. This paper repor...
Article
In this study, we examine the effects of individual-level culture on the adoption and acceptance of e-learning tools by students in Lebanon using a theoretical framework based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). To overcome possible limitations of using TAM in developing countries, we extend TAM to include subjective norms (SN) and quality of...
Article
This paper examines the social, organisational and individual factors that may affect students’ acceptance of e-learning systems in higher education in a cross-cultural context. A questionnaire was developed based on an extended technology acceptance model (TAM). A total sample of 1173 university students from two private universities in Lebanon an...
Article
Introduction UK health strategy supports self- and internet-based care. Within the eSTI2 consortium (www.esti2.org.uk) we developed UK’s first automated Online Clinical Care Pathway for people with genital chlamydia (Chlamydia-OCCP) within an eSexual Health Clinic (eSHC). Chlamydia-OCCP includes: STI results service; clinical consultation; electron...
Article
Introduction Home sexually transmitted infection (STI) sampling and remote STI diagnostics create potential for online treatment. Currently there is no guidance on development or content of online clinical consultations and, particularly, no recommendations relevant to sexual health. We describe creation of a new framework for developing complex on...
Article
Introduction In the UK, 88% of young people, a group at high risk of STIs, own a smartphone. Seeking sexual health advice online is common and provision of STI apps is increasing. The UK lacks a robust framework for quality control of mobile medical apps and potential for misinformation is substantial. We undertook a comprehensive review of content...
Article
Full-text available
The increasing pervasiveness of mobile technologies has given potential to transform healthcare by facilitating clinical management using software applications. These technologies may provide valuable tools in sexual health care and potentially overcome existing practical and cultural barriers to routine testing for sexually transmitted infections....
Article
This paper examines the social, organisational and individual factors that may affect students' acceptance of e-learning systems in higher education in a cross-cultural context. A questionnaire was developed based on an extended technology acceptance model (TAM). A total sample of 1173 university students from two private universities in Lebanon an...
Article
This paper presents a qualitative study on student adoption of mobile library technology in a developing world context. The findings support the applicability of a number of existing constructs from the technology acceptance literature, such as perceived ease of use, social influence and trust. However, they also suggest the need to modify some ado...
Article
Full-text available
The success of an e-learning intervention depends to a considerable extent on student acceptance and use of the technology. Therefore, it has become imperative for practitioners and policymakers to understand the factors affecting the user acceptance of e-learning systems in order to enhance the students’ learning experience. Based on an extended T...
Article
A bidirectional optimizing approach for the melting spinning process based on an immune-enhanced neural network is proposed. The proposed bidirectional model can not only reveal the internal nonlinear relationship between the process configuration and the quality indices of the fibers as final product, but also provide a tool for engineers to devel...
Conference Paper
Mobile, pervasive, and ubiquitous computing technologies have the potential to transform healthcare by providing solutions to diagnose conditions and manage care. This paper describes a patient-centred approach to the design of a mobile application to support self-testing for sexually transmitted infections, providing easy and immediate access to d...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
With the proliferation of internet technology, universities are investing in e-learning to enhance their position in a competitive world and to improve their students' learning experience and performance. However, the success of e-learning systems depends on student acceptance and adoption of such technology. Yet, little research has been done to v...
Article
link to full text (abstract) http://sti.bmj.com/content/89/Suppl_1/A69.3.abstract?sid=1d990c35-7be2-4d83-b39d-2db6f3a1bbb2 Background UK rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI) are sustained or rising, particularly among young people aged 16–24, despite decreases in patient waiting times within traditional services. Modern advances in comm...
Article
Background Mobile phone applications (apps), which offer a paradigm shift in healthcare, have potential to transform sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention and management. Currently, few sexual health related apps exist for young people. We reviewed existing sexual health mobile apps to inform the design of apps that could be used in eSTI2...
Article
Full-text available
Twin support vector machine classifier TWSVM was proposed by Jayadeva et al., which was used for binary classification problems. TWSVM not only overcomes the difficulties in handling the problem of exemplar unbalance in binary classification problems, but also it is four times faster in training a classifier than classical support vector machines....
Article
Full-text available
Due to the rapid growth of internet technology, British universities and higher educational institutions around the world are investing heavily in web-based learning systems to support their traditional teaching and to improve their students’ learning experience and performance. However, the success of an e-learning system depends on the factors th...
Article
Full-text available
A number of studies have shown that e-learning implementation is not simply a technological solution, but a process of many different factors such as social and behavioural contexts. Yet little is known about the important rule of such factors in technology adoption and use in the context of developing countries such as Lebanon. Therefore, the main...
Article
Full-text available
To identify factors that determine patients' intentions to use point-of-care medical devices, ie, portable coagulometer devices for self-testing of the international normalized ratio (INR) required for ongoing monitoring of blood-coagulation intensity among patients on long-term oral anticoagulation therapy with vitamin K antagonists, eg, warfarin....
Article
OBJECTIVES: To characterise patients’ experiences with outpatient anticoagulation clinic services for testing blood coagulation intensity through the measuring of the international normalised ratio (INR) and to identify the latent dimensions and determinants of their experiences. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey of a convenience sam...
Article
Background Effective Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) control is being challenged by inadequate access to prompt diagnosis and treatment for patients and relatively poor community STI surveillance. This work forms part of a larger eSTI2 (Electronic Self-Testing Instrument for Sexually Transmitted Infections) consortium developing diagnostic dev...
Article
Full-text available
Background Control of STIs in vulnerable populations is difficult because of inadequate access to prompt diagnosis and treatment and may be enhanced by better community based STI surveillance. The high rates of mobile and smart phone use in these populations and the development of novel personalised diagnostic technologies which theoretically enabl...
Article
Full-text available
Access to local authority housing and welfare services is commonly achieved through the completion of paper forms. As the aging population increases, so too will the demand for such services. However, current paper forms may disadvantage older adults through current means of form access, completion and submission. Here, the position is offered that...
Conference Paper
Access to e-Government services, such as welfare, housing and financial assistance is typically achieved through accessing, completing and submitting paper-based forms. Current UK e-Government strategies indicate that such service access forms will be made available online. With the aging population considered as a primary user of these services th...
Article
Information and communication technology applications can help increase the independence and quality of life of older people, or people with disabilities who live in their own homes. A risk management framework is proposed to assist in selecting applications that match the needs and wishes of particular individuals. Risk comprises two components: t...
Article
The potential importance of human affect during human - computer interaction (HCI) is becoming increasingly well recognised. However, measuring and analysing affective behaviour is problematic. Physiological indicators reveal only some, sometimes ambiguous information. Video analysis and existing coding schemes are notoriously lengthy and complex,...
Article
There is now growing interest in the development of computer systems which respond to users' emotion and affect. We report three small-scale studies (with a total of 42 participants), which investigate the extent to which affective agents, using strategies derived from human–human interaction, can reduce user frustration within human–computer inter...
Article
Full-text available
Access to e-Government services, such as welfare, housing and financial assistance is typically achieved through accessing, completing and submitting paper-based forms. More recently, UK e-Government service access forms have been made available online. With the aging population considered as a primary user of these services this paper promotes the...
Article
Interactive Domestic Alarm Systems (IDAS) are currently being designed to support older adults with independent living. Uptake and continued use of an IDAS will likely depend on successful interactions between the older adult and the system. Thus, suitable modes of system output must be identified to facilitate IDAS-User interactions. This paper co...
Article
There is now growing interest in the development of computer systems which respond to users' emotion and affect. Our research has been exploring the use of emotion detection at the interface from the user's perspective. It has empirically tested some of the assumptions about human behaviour which underlie the use of the technology. Through controll...
Article
In a culture which places increasing emphasis on happiness and wellbeing, multimedia technologies include emotional design to improve commercial edge. This chapter explores affective computing and illustrates how innovative technologies are capable of emotional recognition and display. Research in this domain has emphasised solving the technical di...
Chapter
In a culture which places increasing emphasis on happiness and wellbeing, multimedia technologies include emotional design to improve commercial edge. This chapter explores affective computing and illustrates how innovative technologies are capable of emotional recognition and display. Research in this domain has emphasised solving the technical di...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Affective technologies have potential to enhance human-computer interaction (HCI). The problem is that much development is technically, rather than user driven, raising many unanswered questions about user preferences and opening new areas for research. People naturally incorporate emotional messages during interpersonal communication with other pe...
Article
Full-text available
This paper examines the perceptions and attitudes that Egyptian users hold towards electronic shopping sites. Internet sites are globally available, opening up huge potential markets for online retailers. However, it remains unclear whether sites designed for the US or European markets will be acceptable in other cultures. This paper describes an e...
Conference Paper
Emotions are now recognized as complex human control systems, crucial to decision making, creativity, playing and learning. Affective technologies may offer improved interaction and commercial promise. In the past, research has focused on technical development work, leaving many questions about user preferences unanswered. For this user-centered st...
Article
Full-text available
This research-in-progress investigates cultural issues in e-commerce trust. An experiential survey was conducted with three hundred and seventy Egyptian Internet users, exploring two book-seller web sites. Structure equation modeling analysis suggested that, for the target sample, perceived reputation and perceived familiarity with an Internet stor...
Article
Full-text available
We document the rationale and design of a multimodal interface to a pervasive/ubiquitous computing system that supports independent living by older people in their own homes. The Millennium Home system involves fitting a resident's home with sensors--these sensors can be used to trigger sequences of interaction with the resident to warn them about...
Conference Paper
Emerging technologies, such as affective computing, have potential to enhance human-computer interaction (HCI). They are still at a prototype stage and effective working systems are still some years off. The problem is that much development is driven by what is technically possible at this time, rather than by what users require. By using Wizard-of...
Conference Paper
A rapidly ageing population has prompted the development of interactive domestic alarm systems (IDASs) to enable older adults to live independently in their own home for longer. The older adults' ability to receive and respond to IDAS outputs is critical for successful alarm handling. This paper considers the use of speech as IDAS output and its im...
Article
Full-text available
This paper documents how methodological challenges were addressed when identifying user requirements for an Interactive Domestic Alarm System (IDAS) designed to enable older adults to live independently in their own homes for longer. A novel approach to determine possible IDAS functionality is described, and the results of focus groups conducted wi...
Article
There is currently a growing literature on the role that trust plays in encouraging consumers to engage in e-commerce transactions. Various models have been proposed which aim to identify both the antecedents and outcomes of trust displayed towards e-commerce web sites. Increased trust is generally shown to increase positive user attitude, which in...
Article
The research reported here examines the claim that the concept of teleworking will attract well qualified individuals to join an organisation. A cognitive mapping technique was used to determine the extent to which negative perceptions were associated with teleworking. The findings have implications for the design and promotion of teleworking.
Conference Paper
Speech output is frequently used to provide access to interactive systems for visually impaired users, many of whom are older adults. This paper considers the use of speech output within the context of an Intelligent Home System designed to allow older adults to remain living independently for longer. The importance of user evaluations of the syste...
Article
Habitability refers to the match between the language people employ when using a computer system and the language that the system can accept. In this paper, the concept of “habitability” is explored in relation to the design of dialogues for speech-based systems. Two studies investigating the role of habitability in speech systems for banking appli...
Article
Full-text available
Applications of speech recognition are now widespread, but user-centred evaluation methods are necessary to ensure their success. Objective evaluation techniques are fairly well established, but previous subjective techniques have been unstructured and unproven. This paper reports on the first stage in the development of a questionnaire measure for...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Speech can lead to increased performance in computer-based problem solving. Studies of complex interaction styles – such as command-line or system-delayed interaction — have found that complex interaction styles can lead to savings in the number of actions users take to reach a solution for certain tasks compared with direct manipulation. Speech ca...
Article
Commercial speech systems, for use by the public, rely heavily on prompts which aim to constrain user input to a highly limited vocabulary set. Constraints help to increase the recognition accuracy of the automatic speech recognition device and thus improve dialogue efficiency. However, this strategy can also lengthen interactions because longer pr...
Article
Develops the dimensional approach, building on previous work (J. M. M. Van der Wielen and T. C. B. Taillieu, 1995), and puts forward a model to be used to assess the impact of teleworking. This model (CORDiT) assesses core dimensions, associative dimensions and effects of telework, suggesting an alternative to the quasi-experimental design previous...
Article
Despite the success and widespread use of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs), a significant proportion of bank customers can not or will not use them, or experience difficulties in their interactions. Speech technology has been suggested as a means by which non-users might be encouraged to use ATMs, while simultaneously improving usability for all. T...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
An experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of vocabulary constraints and syntax on human interactions with a speech interactive system. Three dialogue styles for a telephone banking application, all using constrained vocabularies, were compared: yes/no, menu and query prompts. These styles differ both in the degree of vocabulary constra...
Article
While automatic speech recognition (ASR) has achieved some level of success, it often fails to live up to its hype. One of the principal reasons for this apparent failure is the prevalence of "recognition errors". This makes error correction a topic of increasing importance to ASR system development, with a growing awareness that, by designing for...
Article
Full-text available
This paper describes the design and evaluation of an animated tutoring agent which used emotion regulation strategies to encourage better learning. The evaluation provided some preliminary evidence that the agent could reduce the amount of negative emotion experienced while using a computer aided learning tool.
Article
Full-text available
In this paper, we report two small scale experiments investigating the effectiveness of affective agents in reducing user frustration with computer systems. The first study showed that a text based agent was effective in reducing the frustration caused by a computer program, while a control condition was not. The second study compared a text-only a...
Article
Full-text available
Please contact the publisher for further reprinting or re-use. A rapidly ageing population has led to the development of Interactive Domestic Alarm Systems (IDASs) to assist older adults with independent living. This research considers the use of speech as IDAS output and the impact the domestic environment may have on older adults’ comprehension o...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Project (1)
Project
The aim of this research is to investigate whether communication skills can be improved using automated technology. The context in which this is investigated is media skills training.