Richard H.R. Harper​​​      humans, computers, interaction, societyM


Reviewed scientific articles (followed by unreviewed)

(2017) Harper, R., Licoppe, C. & Watson, D. (Eds), “Interpersonal video communication as a site of human sociality”, Special Issue, Pragmatics, Vol 27: 3. (September).


(2017) Harper, R. , Woefler, J. & Watson, R. “The Skype Paradox: Homelessness and Selective Intimacy in the Use of Communications Technology”, Journal of Pragmatics, Vol 27: 3. (September).


(2017) Harper, R. Rintel, S., Watson, R. & O’Hara, K. “The Interrogative Gaze’: making video calling and messaging ‘accountable,” Special Issue, Pragmatics: Vol 27: 3, Harper et al, (Eds).


(Forthcoming) Jucuci, G. Ylirisku, S. Harper, R. Sellen"Design Research as Conceptual Designing: The Manhattan Design Concept", . A. in Interacting with Computers, ACM Press. ​


(2016) “From Quine to Garfinkel in CSCW: a review essay of Tenenberg, Roth and Socha’s  ‘I-awareness’,” in Computer Supported Cooperative Work - an International Journal, Special Issue (Ed. K. Schmidt), DOI 10.1007/s10606-016-9247-8. . 


(2016) Jones, M., Robinson, S., Pearson, J., Joshi, M., Raju, D. , Mbogo, C.,  Wangari , S., Joshi, A., Cutrell, E., Harper, R. “Beyond “yesterday’s tomorrow”: future-focused mobile interaction design by and for emergent users”, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing,  doi:10.1007/s00779-016-0982-0.

(2016) Laursen, L., Chen, T., Garces, E., Koyama, Y., Gutierrez, D. & Harper, R. (2016) “Icon Set Selection via Human Computation,” Pacific Graphics, E. Grinspun, B. Bickel, and Y. Dobashi (Editors), Okinawa, Japan Oct 11-14.


(2016) Ylirisku, Y., J. Harper, R. Sellen, A. & Jacucci, G. “Designing for Active Presence at Home: The Hole in Space Design Experiment,”  Proceedings of DIS 2016, ACM Press.  


(2016) Christensen, L. & Harper, R. “The Many Faces of Computational Artefacts,” Proceedings of COOP 2016, Springer.


(2015) Hosio, S. , Harper, R. & O’Hara, K. “Life through the Lens: A Qualitative Investigation of Human Behaviour with an Urban Photography Service” Proceedings of British HCI 2015, Best Paper Award.


(2015) Ahmed, S. E., McInerny, G., O’Hara, K., Harper, R., Salido, L., Emmott, S., Joppa, L. N. “Scientists and Software - Surveying the Species Distribution Modelling Community”.  In Diversity and Distributions, 1-10.


(2014) Vetere, F., O'Hara, K., Paay, J., Ploderer, B., Harper, R., and Sellen, A. “Social NUI: Social Perspectives in Natural User Interfaces”.  In Proceedings of DIS 2014.

(2014) Massimi, M. & Harper, R., “Real but Glossy: Technology and the measured product of magic in modern weddings”, CSCW 2014.  

(2014) O’Hara, K., Massimi, M, Harper, R. , Rubens, S., &  Morris, J. “Everyday Dwelling with WhatsApp” CSCW 2014. 

(Forthcoming) Thereska, E., Riva, O., Banks, R., Lindley, S., Harper, R., & Odom, W. Beyond file systems: understanding the nature of places where people store their data, submitted to ACM Transactions on Storage.

(2014) Frobenius, M. & Harper, R., Tying in comment sections: the production of meaning and sense on Facebook, the Journal Semiotica.

(2013)  Joppa, N., Gavaghan, D. , Harper, R. , Takeda, K. & Emmott, S. “Optimizing Peer Review of Software Code - Response”, in Science, vol. 341, pp. 236-237. 

(2013) Joppa, L., McInerny, G., Harper, R., Salido, L., Takeda, K., O’Hara, K., Gavaghan, D. and Emmott, S.  “Troubling Trends in Scientific Software Use.” In Science, 340 (6134), pp. 814-815.

(2013) Harper, R, Zimmermann, T. Bird, C. & Murphy, B., “Dwelling in Software: aspects of the felt-life of engineers in large software projects”, ECSCW’13, Cyprus.

(2014) Page, R., Frobenius, M. & Harper, R. “From small stories to networked narrative: The evolution of personal narratives in Facebook status updates”, Narrative Inquiry. 

(2013) Yliriskua, S., Jacuccia, G., Lindley, S.,  Banks, R., Sellen, A., Stewart, C., Harper, R. & Regan, T., D”esigning Web-Connected Physical Artefacts for the ‘Aesthetic’ of the Home”, Proceedings of Chi2013, ACM Press: Paris. 


(2012) Harper R. “The Texture of our Business”, in Mobile Media & Communication, 0(0) pp1– 6. 


(2013) Harper, R. Thereska, E. Lindley, S. Banks, R., Gosset, P., Odom, W., Smyth, G., ‘What is a file? CSCW13; also published as Microsoft Technical Report MSR-TR-2011-109. 


(2013) ‘Troubling Trends in Scientific Software Use’ Joppa, L., McInery, G., Harper, R., Takeda, K. &  Emmot, S., Science, Policy Forum,   Vol 340, pp814-5.

(2013) ‘The Mocking Gaze: ‘You are a poor controller!’’ Harper, R. & Mentis, H. CSCW2013, San Antonio, Texas, ACM Press. 


(2013) O’Hara, K. Harper, R. Mentis, H. Sellen. A. & Taylor, “On the naturalness of touchless: putting the “interaction” back into NUI,” A., ToCHI, ACM Transactions on Human Computer Interactions Special issue, ‘Embodied Interactions’. Volume 20 Issue 1, March 2013
Article No. 5. 


(2012) Harper, R. Whitworth, E., “Fixity: Identity, Time and Durée on Facebook”,. Proceedings of Association of Internet Researchers 2012, (AoIR’12), Salford, UK.

(2012) Thereska, E. & Harper, R., “Multi-structured redundancy”, in HotStorage’12: the 4th  Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems, Usenix, Boston 2012, June. 

(2012) Lindley, S. Meek, S. Sellen, A. Harper R., “It’s Simply Integral to What I do”: Enquiries into how the Web is Weaved into Everyday Life’, Proceedings of WWW 2012. 

(2012) Mazurek, M.L, Thereska, E., Gunawardena, D., Harper, R., Scott, J. ‘ZZFS: A hybrid device and cloud file system for spontaneous users’, in Proceedings of the 10th Usenix Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST'12), February 14-17, 2012, San Jose, CA.

(2012) Odom, W., Harper R., Sellen. A., Thereska. E. ‘Lost in Translation: Understanding the Possession of Digital Things in the Cloud’, CHI 2012, Austin, Texas, ACM Press. 

(2012) Odom, W., Banks, R.  Sellen, A. Harper R., Kirk, D., ‘Technology Heirlooms? Considerations for

Passing Down and Inheriting Digital Materials,’ CHI 2012, Austin, Texas, ACM Press. 

(2012) Mentis, H.M., Lindley, S., Dunphy, P., Taylor, S., Regan, T., & Harper, R. ‘Taking as an act of sharing’. Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Seattle, Washington, (pp. 1091-1100), New York: ACM.

(2012) ‘Food for Talk: Phototalk in the Context of Sharing a Meal’, O’Hara, K., Helmes, J. Sellen, A., Harper, R., Bhomer, M, & Hoven, E. van Den.in Human Computer Interaction Journal, special issue on Personal Memories. Vol 27, pp.124-150.

(2011) ‘Embodiment in Brain-Computer Interaction’, O’Hara, A. Sellen, R. Harper, CHI 2011, May 7-12, 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

(2011) ‘Nudging towards serendipity’, Leon,T., Regan,T., Harper. T. British HCI 2011, Newcastle, BCS. 

(2011) Grimes, A. Harper, R., Grinter, B.  ‘Celebratory Health Technology for Everyday Life’, the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Published by the Diabetes Technology Society. 

(2010) Zhang, C. Harper, R.  Cloud Mouse: A New Way to Interact with the Cloud, ICMI-MLMI 2010 November 8-12, 2010, in Beijing, China.

(2011) Marsden, G., Maunder, A. & Harper, R. ‘Making the Link - Providing Mobile Media for Novice Communities in the Developing World,’ International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Special Issue: Locative Media.

(2011) Lindley, S.E., Glance, M., Harper, R., Randall, D., Smyth, N.  ‘Oh, how things don’t change, the more things stay the same”: Reflecting on SenseCam images after an extended period of time’. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 69, no. 5, pp. 311-323, Elsevier, May.

(2010) ‘Who’s Hogging the Bandwidth?: The Consequences of Revealing the Invisible in the Home,’ Chetty, M., Banks, R., Harper, R., Regan, T., Sellen, A., Gkantsidis, C., Karagiannis, T. &  Key, P, Proceedings SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems, CHI 2010, Atlanta, ACM Press. 

(2010) ‘Designing a Technological Playground: A Field Study of the Emergence of Play in Household Messaging,’ Lindley, S. Harper, R. & Sellen, A. SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems, CHI 2010, Atlanta, ACM Press.

(2010) ‘Passing On & Putting To Rest: Understanding Bereavement in the Context of Interactive Technologies’, Odom,W., Harper,R., Sellen,A., Kirk,D. & Banks, R. SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems, CHI 2010, Atlanta, ACM Press.

(2009) ‘The Social Organisation of Epistemology in Macro-economic Police Work: The case of the IMF’, the Journal of Philosophical Economics, Vol. 111, Issue 1, Autumn, 2009, pp5-25.

(2009) ‘Resilience in the face of innovation: Household trials with BubbleBoard’.   Lindley, S.E., Harper, R. Lindley, S.E., Banks, R., Harper, R., Jain, A., Regan, T., Sellen, A. & Taylor, A. (2008). International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, pp. 154-164. 

(2009) ‘From TelePresence to Human Absence- the pragmatic construction of the human in communications systems research’, Harper, R. 23rd annual conference of the British HCI Group (HCI 2009), pp73-82, Swinton, UK.

(2009). Lindley, S.E., Harper, R., Randall, D., Glancy, M. and Smyth, N.  ‘Frozen in time and “time in motion”: Mobility of vision through a SenseCam lens’. Proceedings of 11th international conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (Mobile HCI 2009), ACM Press, New York, Article 24.

(2009) Lindley, S.E., Randall, D. Sharrock, W., Glancy, M., Smyth, N. and Harper, R. ‘Narrative, memory and practice: Tensions and choices in the use of a digital artefact’. 23rd Annual conference of the British HCI Group (HCI 2009). (Winner of Archival Highlight Prize).

(2009) ‘Glancephone: an exploration of human expression, Harper, R. & Taylor, S. 11th international conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (Mobile HCI 2009);

(2009) “Desiring to be in Touch in a Changing Communications Landscape: Attitudes of Older Adults”, Lindlay, S., Harper,R. & Sellen. S.SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems (CHI 2009).

(2009) ‘Exploring the Potential of Audio-Tactile Messaging for Remote Interpersonal Communication’, Brown, L. Sellen, A. Krishan, R. & Harper R. SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems (CHI 2009).

(2009) Turning the Tables: An Interactive Surface for VJing, Stuart Taylor, Shahram Izadi, David Kirk, Richard Harper, Armando Garcia-Mendoza, SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems (CHI 2009).

(2008)  ‘Instant Places: Using Bluetooth for Situated Interaction in Public Displays’, Jose, R. Otero, N. Izadi, S. & Harper, R.  Pervasive Computing, IEEE, Vol 7, Number 4, (Oct) pp52-57.
(2008) ‘Designing for Old People’, Lindley, S., Harper, R. & Sellen, A.,  HCI 2008, Proceedings of the 22nd annual conference of the British HCI Group (HCI 2008), Volume 1, 77-86. Swindon: British Computer Society. 

(2008) ‘Celebratory Technology: new directions in food research for HCI’, Grimes, A. & Harper, R. in Proceedings of CHI’08, Florence, Italy, April, ACM Press, (Top rated paper; awarded Best of CHI 08) .
(2008) ‘The past is a different place:  they do things differently there’, Harper, R. Randall, D.;Smyth, N.; Evans, C.; Heledd, L. & Moore, R., Proceedings of  DIS (Designing Interactive Systems), ACM Press, pp 271-280.

(2007) ‘Creating and sharing multi-media packages using large situated public displays’, Maunder, A, Marsden, G. Harper, R.  Mobile HCI 07, ACM, Research Publishing Singapore, pp188-93.

(2008) 'Making Place for Clutter and other Ideas for the home', Swann, L. Taylor, A. & Harper, R. Transactions on Computer Human Interactions (ToCHI).

(2007) ‘VideoPlay: Playful and Social Editing of Video using Tangible Objects and Multi-touch Interaction’, Taylor,S. Izadi, S. Ozenc, K. & Harper, R. IEEE Conference on Tabletop 07, Rhode Island, USA.

(2007) 'Thanks for the memory', Harper, R. Randall,D. Smyth, N. Evans,C. Heledd, L. & Moore, R. Interact: HCI 2007, Lancaster, Sept (Winner of Best Short Paper Award).

(2007) ‘Trafficking: design for the viral exchange of multimedia content,’ Harper, R. Regan, T. Izadi, Mosawi, K., Rubens, S. & Rouncefield, M., Mobile HCI 2007, ACM, Research Publishing Singapore, pp49-64.

(2007) 'Homes that make us Smart', Taylor, A. Harper, R. Swann, L. Izadi, S. Sellen, A. Perry, M. The Journal of Personal Technologies, Springer, Godalming, 11(5), 383-393.

(2007) Incidental Information and Mobile Search, Arter, D. Buchanan, G. Joes, M. & Harper, R.  Mobile HCI 07 ACM, Research Publishing Singapore, pp129-136.

(2007) ‘Understanding videowork’, Kirk, D., Sellen, A., Harper, R. and Wood, K. , Proceedings of CHI 07, San Jose, ACM Press. 

(2007) ‘Questions Not Answers: A Novel Mobile Search Technique’, by Jones, M., Buchanan, G., Harper, R. & Xech P. L.  Proceedings CHI  07, San Jose, ACM Press. 

(2006) TV in the Hand, Harper, R. Rouncefield, M. & Regan, T. AusChi 2006, Sydney, Australia. 

(2006)  'Talking Intelligence: a historical and conceptual exploration of speech-based human-machine interaction in smart homes', Hamill, L. & Harper, R.  Proceedings Intelligent Environments Symposium, Homerton College, Cambridge, April 2006.

(2006) Sellen, A., Harper, R., Eardley, R., Izadi, S., Regan, T., Taylor, A., & Wood, K.  HomeNote:  Supporting situated messaging in the home.  Proceedings of CSCW 2006. New York,pp 383-392. 

(2006) 'Rethinking the smart home, Swann, L. Izadi, S. Taylor, A. Harper. R. Sellen, A. Intelligent Environments Symposium, Homerton College, Cambridge, April 2006.

(2005) ‘Fieldwork and Ethnography in Design - The state of play from the CSCW Perspective’, Harper, R. Randall, D. Rouncefield, M. Proceedings of EPIC, American Anthropology Association, Redmond, USA, pp81-100. 

(2005) ‘TxtBoard: From text-to-person to text-to-home’, O’Hara, K. Harper, R. Unger, A. Sharpe, B. Wilkes, J. Jansen, M. CHI 2005, ACM Press,  Oregon, USA. 

(2005) The Local and the Global: Paradoxes of the Mobile Age, in Nyiri, K (Ed) Communications for the 21st Century, Passengen Verlag, Vienna, pp31-38.

(2005)  ‘Text Messaging to the Home with TxtBoard’, O’Hara, K. Harper, R. Unger, A. Sharpe, B. Wilkes, J. Jansen, M. Proceedings, HCI International 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. 

(2003) 'People versus Information: The Evolution of Mobile Technology', in  Chittaro, L (Ed.) Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices,  Springer,  Berlin, pp1-15. 

(2003): Taylor, A. & Harper, R. “The gift of the gab:  A design oriented sociology of young people’s use of mobilZe” in CSCW: an international journal,  Kluwer, Amsterdam, pp267-296. 

(2003) Harper, R. Evergeti, V.  Hamill, L., Shatwell, B.  “The Social Organisation of Communication in the Home of the 21st Century: An analysis of the future of paper-mail and implications for the design of electronic alternatives,” the Journal of Cognition, Technology and Work, 5: 5-22.

(2003) Berg, S. Taylor, A. Harper R.  ‘Mobile Phones for the Next Generation: Device Designs for Teenagers’, Proceedings of CHI 2003: Florida, ACM Press, pp433-440. 

(2002) Taylor, A & Harper, R. “Age-old practices in the ‘New World’: A study of gift-giving between teenage mobile phone users”, CHI 2002, Minneapolis, ACM Press. Reprinted in Harper et al, (2005)  Op cit.

(2002), Harper, R & Shatwell, B.  “Paper-mail in the Home of the 21st Century: An analysis of the future of paper-mail and implications for the design of electronic alternatives”, the Journal of Interactive Marketing, April/June, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 311-323(13).

(2001) “Dealing with Mobility: Understanding access anytime, anywhere,” Perry, M., O’Hara, K., Sellen, A, Brown, B., & Harper, R. ACM Transactions in Computer Human Interaction, Num. 8(4), p323-347.

(2001) "Safety in numbers': calculation and document re-use in knowledge work, Harper, R., Proctor, R. Randall, D.  & Rouncefield, M., Harper R. Proceedings of Group 2001, Boulder, Co. USA, November, pp242 - 251.

(2001) Green, N. Harper R., Murtagh, G. & Cooper, G. “Configuring the Mobile User: sociological and industry models of the consumer” in the Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol 5 Issue 2, July. 147–156.pp147-156.

(2001) “Towards better Knowledge”, Harper. R. Henderson, S. Mcguinness, B. Storr, J. Tuson, P. Price, S., in Journal of Battlefield Technology, Vol 2 no 1. March.

(2000) “Getting to Grips with Information: Using ethnographic case materials to aid the design of document technologies”, Information Design Journal, Vol 9, number2-3, pp195-206, Information Design Journal Ltd, Milton Keynes. 

(2000) "The Organisation in Ethnography: A discussion of Ethnographic Fieldwork Programs in CSCW", in CSCW: An International Journal, Amsterdam: Kluwer, Vol 9, pp.239-264.

(1999) “Information that Counts: A Sociological View of Information Navigation” in Munro, A. Hook, H. & Benyon, D.  (Eds) Social Navigation of Information Space, Springer Verlag,  Amsterdam, pp80-89.

(1998) “Information that Counts: Sociology, Ethnography and Information Work at the International Monetary Fund”, in Hook, K., Munro, A. & Benyon, D. (Eds), Proceedings of the Workshop on Personalised and Social Navigation in Information Space, Stockholm, pp15-23.

(1997) “Gatherers of Information: Some Remarks on the Mission Process at the International Monetary Fund”  R. H. R. Harper,  Proceedings of E-CSCW 97,  (Hughes, J.  Prinz, W. Rodden, T. Schmidt, K.  Eds.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp361-377.

(1997) “Toward the Paperless Hospital? A Case Study of Document Use by Anaesthetists,” Harper, R. H. R., O’Hara, K. P. A., Sellen, A.J . & Duthie, D. J. R.  British Journal of Anaesthesia, 78: pp. 762–767. 

(1997) “Video in Support of Organisational Talk”, Harper, R.H.R. & Sellen, A.J.  In Finn, K. Sellen, A. J., Wilbur, S. (Eds.), Video-Mediated Communication, Lawrence Erlbaum, New Jersey, pp. 225-243. 

(1997) “Paper as an Analytic Resource for the Design of New Technologies”, Sellen, A.J. & Harper, R.H. R. Proceedings,  CHI ‘97 ACM Press, Atlanta, Georgia,  pp. 319-326.

(1996) "Why People Do and Don't Wear Active Badges: A Case Study”, Harper, R.H.R. In CSCW: An International Journal, Vol. 4, pp.297-318.

(1995) "The Relevance of ‘Work-Practice’ for Design," Button, G. & Harper, R.H.R. In CSCW: An International Journal, 4, pp. 263-280.

(1996) “Designing for User Acceptance Using Analysis Techniques Based on Responsibility Modelling”, Harper, R.H. R & Newman, W.  In Proceedings of CHI ‘96, Vancouver, B.C. April, 15-18th.

(1996) “Modelling Last–minute Authoring: Does Technology Add Value or Encourage Tinkering?” Newman, W. Eldrige, M. & Harper, R. In Proceedings of CHI ‘96, Vancouver, B.C. April, 15-18th.

(1995) "Collaborative Tools and the Practicalities of Professional Work at the International Monetary Fund," Harper, R.H.R. & Sellen, A.J , In Proceedings, of CHI'95, Denver, Colorado, May 7–11th, pp. 122-129. Reprinted as Rank Xerox Technical Report EPC–95–104, Rank Xerox Research Centre, 61 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AB. 

(1995) "Radicalism, Beliefs and Hidden Agendas", Harper, R.H.R. In CSCW: An International Journal, Vol. 3, pp. 43-46. 

(1994)  "Visual Re-representation of Data Base Information: the Flight Data Strip in Air Traffic Control," Shapiro, D.Z. Hughes, J.A. Randall, D. and Harper, R. In Cognitive Aspects of Visual Language and Visual Interfaces, Tauber, M.J. Mahling, D. E.  & Arefi, F. (eds) Elselvier Science, B.V., pp.349–376.

(1994) "Keeping People Apart: A Research Note," Harper, R.H.R., & Carter, K. In CSCW: An International Journal, Vol. 2, pp. 199-207.

(1992) “Locating Systems at Work. Implications for the Development of Active Badge Applications,” Harper, R.H.R., Lamming, M.G. & Newman, W.M. In Interacting with Computers, Special Issue on CSCW: Part 1. pp. 364-392. Reprinted as Rank Xerox Technical Report EPC–92–121, Rank Xerox Research Centre, 61 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AB. 

(1992) "Looking at Ourselves: An Examination of the Social Organisation of Two Research Laboratories," Harper, R.H.R. In Proceedings of CSCW '92, 31st Oct.–Nov. 4 Nov. (Toronto), New York: ACM, pp. 330-337. Reprinted as Rank Xerox Technical Report EPC–92–108, Rank Xerox Research Centre, 61 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AB.

(1991) “'The Computer Game: Detectives, Suspects and Technology," Harper, R.R. In British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 31, Number 3, pp. 292-307.

(1991) "Policing Information Systems: The Social Context of Success and Failure in Introducing Information Systems in the Police Service", Shapiro, D. Hughes, J. Harper, R. Ackroyd, S. & Soothill, K.  In R Traunmuller (Ed.) Government and Municipal Information Systems II: Proceedings of the 2nd IFIP TC8/WG8.5 Conference on Governmental and Municipal Information Systems, Balatonfured, Hungary, 3-6 June 1991 Amsterdam: North Holland, pp. 183-197.

(1991) "Harmonious Working and CSCW: Computer Technology and Air Traffic Control", Harper, R.H.R., Hughes, J.A. and Shapiro, D.Z.  In J.M. Bowers, and S.D. Benford, (Eds.) Studies in Computer Supported Co-operative Work: Theory, Practice and Design, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 225-234.

(1989) "Working in Harmony: An Examination of Computer Technology in Air Traffic Control," Harper, R.R. Hughes, J.A. and Shapiro, D.Z. In Proceedings of the First European Conference on Computer Supported Co-operative Work, Gatwick, pp. 73-87. 

(1988) “Not Any Old Numbers: An Examination of Practical Reasoning in an Accountancy Environment," Harper, R.R. In The Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol. 2, pp. 297-306. Reprinted as Occasional Paper 19, Sociology Department, Manchester University. 

(1987) “The Fate of Idealism in Accountancy,” Harper, R.H.R.  Proceedings of the Third Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Accountancy, Vol. 3–4–1, Manchester University.



Publications (unreviewed)

(Forthcoming) Chamberlain, A. (Ed) Research in the Wild: HCI and Ethnomethodology, Springer, Breaching the PC data Store: What do Graphs tell us about files? Banks, R. Gosset, P. Harper, R. Lindley, S. Thereska, E. & Smyth, G. 
(2015) Harper, R. Why Skype? In Katz, J. & Floyd, J. (Eds) The Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation and Application, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
(2014) Harper, R. ’The Metaphysics of Communications Overload’ in Vinciarelli, Murray-Smith &  Bourlard (Eds). Mobile Social Signal Processing, Springer, Godalming, pp 42-50. 
(2014) Harper, R.,  ’Dialogues: Introduction’, in Harper, R. (Ed) Trust, Computing and Society, CUP Cambridge and New York.
(2014) Harper, R. ’Reflections on Trust, Computing and Society’,  in Harper (Ed) Op cit.
(2014) Harper, R & Odom, W.,’Trusting Oneself: An anthropology of things, the cloud and personal competence’, Harper (Ed) Op cit.
(2013) ‘Modelling Digital Habits: The relationship between the internet and the density and duration of friendship ties’, Harper, R., Hamill, L., & Gilbert, N. MSR Technical Report: MSR-TR-2013-67. 
Harper, R. (2013) Drawing eyes away: assuming virtue in the age of continuous connectivity, in John Naughton (Ed), (2013)  Grokking the Chairman: reflections on Eric Schmidt's Humanitas Lectures, Amazon.
Harper, R. (2012) Inverting the Philosopher’s Method: A Paper in Honour of Christian Heath, Proceedings of a Festschrift  in Honour of Christian Heath, Bayreuth, Germany. 
Harper, R. (2012) ’Une certaine idée du corps’ in Réseaux sociaux: Culture politique et ingénierei des réseaux soceaux, FYP, Paris, pp121-138.
Bryant, E. M., Harper, R. & Gossett, P. (2012). Beyond search: A technology probe investigation. In D. Lewandowski (Ed.), Web Search Engine Research. Emerald Library and Information Science, pp227-250.
(2011) Odom, W., Harper, R., Sellen, A., Forlizzi, J., Zimmerman, J., Banks, R. & Kirk, D. ’Absence and Family Life: Understanding and Supporting Adaption to Change’, in Harper (Ed) The Connected Home, Springer, London, pp237-268.
(2010) Harper, R. ’Combined Imaginations: the workings of sociology and computer science in communications technologies research laboratories’, proceedings of Conference on Communication: a Common Playground for Social and Telecommunications Scientists,  Technishe Hoschule Wildau,  Wildau, Germany.
(2010) ‘The Human Factor: The Fourth Dimension in Digitising the Battlefield’, Defence Systems: The Journal of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), HMSO, Whitehall, Feb, Vol 12 No 3 pp28-33.
(2010) The Role of Reading and the Potential of Portable E-book Readers in Mobile Learning, T. Kuula, & Harper, R. Special issue of the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL).
(2010): ‘Absence to presence: a vision of the communicating human in computer-mediated communications technology research‘ in: Höflich, Joachim R. / Kircher, Georg F. / Linke, Christine / Schlote, Isabel (Eds.): Mobile Communication and the Change of Everyday Life. Berlin: Peter Lang, pp. 41-57
(2010) ‘The metaphysics of the communications age: why do we communicate?’ In  Nyiri, K. (Ed), Engagement and Exposure: Mobile Communication and the Ethics of Social Networking (ed. Kristof Nyiri, Vienna: Passagen Verlag.
(2009) ‘Challenging HCI Practice’, Rodgers, Y. Sellen, A.  Rodden, T. Harper, R. Interactions: the journal of British HCI, Vol 77. Winter.
(2009) ‘Reflecting Human Values in the Digital Age’, Sellen, A. Rodgers, Y. Rodden, T. Harper, R Communications of the ACM, March, Vol 52, No 3 pp58-66, ACM Press.
(2008) Harper, R. Taylor, A. & Molloy, M. ‘Intelligent Artefacts at Home in the 21st Century’  in C. Knappett and L. Malafouris, Eds. Material Agency, Cambridge  University Press, pp97-120.
(2006) ‘Beyond Talk, Beyond Sound: emotional expression and the future of mobile connectivity’, Harper, R & Hodges, S. in Höflich, J. & Hartmann, M. (Eds): Mobile Communication in Everyday Life: An Ethnographic View. Berlin: Frank & Timme, pp255-273.
(2005) 'Towards a new Communications Genre', in IEEE Computer, On-Line Magazine, 99-101.
(2005), Harper, R. & Hamill, L. ‘Kids will be Kids: the Role of Mobiles in Teenage Life’ in Hamill, L. and Lasen, A. (eds) Mobile World Past, Present and Future, Springer-Verlag UK (CSCW series) pp61-73.
(2005) 'The Myth of Convergence', in The Receiver, 
(2005) ‘Inside Text:  Introduction’, in Harper, et al, Inside Text, Op cit. 1-5.
(2005), ‘To Teenage Life to Victorian Morals and Back: technological change and teenage life’, in Glotz, P. Bertchi, S. Locke, C (Eds), Thumb Culture: the Meaning of Mobile Phones for Society, Transcript Verlag, Bielefield, pp101-113. 
(2005), Harper, R. 'The Moral Order of Text: Explorations in the social performance of SMS' in Mobile Communication – Perspectives and Current Research Fields, Hoflich, J. & Gebhart,J. (eds), Peter Lang GmbH – Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften, Berlin, pp199-222. 
(2003), ‘Are mobiles good for society?,” in Nyiri, K, (ed), Mobile Democracy: Essays on Society, Self and Politics,  Passagen Verlag, Vienna, pp185-214. 
(2003) Harper, R. 'Inside the Smart Home: Ideas, possibilities, methods”, pp1-13, in Harper, R. (Ed) Inside the Smart Home, Springer Verlag, Godalming and Hiedleburg.
Harper, R & Shatwell, B. 'Papermail in the home of the 21st century', in Harper (Ed) op cit, pp101-113.
(2003) 'Switching on to Switch Off', Taylor, A. & Harper, R. in Harper, R. (Ed) Inside the Smart Home, pp115-126, Springer, Godalming. 
(2003) “Editorial: The Mobile Internet: Appliances and 3G”, The Appliance Journal.
(2002) “Switching on to Switch Off: an analysis of routine TV watching habits and their implications for Electronic Programme Guide Design, Taylor, A. & , R.  in  Usable IdTV: the journal of iTV-network.org
(2002) “Mobile society?: technology, distance and presence,”  Cooper, G. Green, N. Harper, N & Murtagh,G. in Virtual Society, Woolgar,S. (Ed). 
(Dec 2001) “Smart homes: past present and future”, in Ingenia, the Journal of the Royal Academy of Engineering, August 2001.
(2001) “The Mobile Interface: Old Technologies and New Arguments”, in Wireless World: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the mobile age, Brown, B. Green, N. & Harper, R. (Eds), Springer Verlag, Hiedleberg and Godalming, UK, pp207-224.
(2000) 'The social organisation of the IMF's mission work: an examination of international auditing', in Strathern, M. (Ed) Audit Cultures: Anthropological studies in accountability, ethics and the academy,  Routledge, London,  pp21-53
(2000) Editor, “Special Issue on Domestic Computing,” the Journal of Personal Technologies, Vol 4, Number 1.  Includes "Domestic Design: An Introduction to the Research Issues Surrounding the Development and Design of Interactive Technologies in the Home", Editorial, pp1-6.
(2000) “Analysing Work Practice and the Potential Role of New Technology at the International Monetary Fund: Some Remarks on the Role of Ethnomethodology”,  in  Workplace Studies: Recovering Work Practice and Informing Systems Design, Luff, P.. Hindmarsh, J. & Heath, C. (Eds) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge pp169-186.
(2000)  Harper, R.H.R. & Sellen, A.J. “The Role of Paper in the Knowledge Economy” PIRA International Yearbook 2000, PIRA. Leatherhead, pp 278-80. 
(2000) “International Auditing: a case study of the IMF,” in Strathern, M., (Ed) chapter 1, Audit Cultures: Anthropological studies in accountability, ethics and the academy,  Routledge, London. pp 21-53.
(1999) “Communication and collaboration at a distance”, in Daniels, K.,  Lamond, D.  & Standen, P. (eds), Managing Telework: Perspectives from Human Resource Management and Work Psychology Routledge, London, pp53-61
(1998) The Analytic and Textual Practices of the IMF: an Examination of International Auditing, proceedings, EASA 5th Biennial Conference, Frankfurt am Main, Sept 4-7th. 
(1998) “Viewing the World Through Documents: an ethnographic examination of the IMF’s documentary practices”, Proceedings, Transnationalism: ICCCR International Workshop, University of Manchester, 16th-18 May. 
(1995), "The Faces of Information Work: Collaborative Tools, Information, and Organisational Symbols", Harper, R.H.R.  In Proceedings, Colloquium on Workplace Studies, Kings College, University of London, August 7–8th.
(1994) "The Organisational Context of an Interface: The Case of ATC," Harper, R., & Randall, D. In  Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the European Association of Aviation Psychology, (Volume 1) pp. 223- 229. 
(1994) "Co-operative Work and Technological Support in Air Traffic Control," Randall, D. & Harper, R.H.R.  In Applications of Psychology to the Aviation System, Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the European Association of Aviation Psychology, (Volume 1), pp. 229-234.
(1993) "Taking the Organisation into Accounts", Button, G. & Harper, R.H.R. In Button, G. (Ed) Technology in Working Order: Studies of Work, Interaction and Technology, Routledge, London, pp. 98–107. Reprinted as Rank Xerox Technical Report EPC–1993—103, Rank Xerox Research Centre, 61 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AB. 
(1993) "What a F—king System! Send ‘em all to the same place and then expect us to stop ‘em hitting: Making technology work in Air Traffic Control," Harper, R.H.R & Hughes, J.A. in Button, G, (Ed). In Technology in Working Order: Studies of Work, Interaction and Technology, Routledge, London, pp. 127–144. Reprinted as Rank Xerox Technical Report EPC-1991-125, Rank Xerox Research Centre, 61 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AB.
(1991)"Policing Information Systems: The Social Context of Success and Failure in Introducing Information Systems in the Police Service", Shapiro, D. Hughes, J. Harper, R. Ackroyd, S. & Soothill, K.  In Proceedings, 2nd Conference on Government and Municipal Information Systems, 3-6 June, Balatonfured, Hungary, North Holland, Amsterdam, pp183-197. 
(1991) "Visual Re-representation of Data Base Information: the Flight Data Strip in Air Traffic Control," Shapiro, D.Z. Hughes, J.A. Randall, D. and Harper, R. In Proceedings, 10th Interdisciplinary Workshop on 'Informatics and Psychology': Cognitive Aspects of Visual Language and Visual Interfaces, Scharding, Austria, May.
(1989) An Ethnographic Examination of Accountancy, Harper, R.R. Ph.D. Thesis, Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, University of Manchester
(1988) Harper, R. & Watson, D. Computerising police work, Vol 15, Journal of Comparative Sociology and Religion, 1-15. 
(1988) "Current Ethnomethodological Research: Social Factors and Air Traffic Control," Harper, R.R. DARG Newsletter, Vol 4. No 1, pp.