Errordiary Research


Research is an important part of Errordiary. By participating to Errordiary you are contributing to the research, teaching and training activities that happen around Errordiary.

Active Research Questions:

We have listed research questions that we are pursuing:

  1. Can we gather resilience strategies through Errordiary to provide data to establish whether there are common categories of resilience strategies that people use?
  2. Does using Errordiary raise awareness of human error and its research?
  3. Does using Errordiary make people more mindful of potential error?
  4. Does using Errordiary raise awareness of resilience strategies?
  5. Can different communities gain benefit from resilience strategies? Are resilience strategies suited to tackle particular issues?
  6. Can we build a community around Errordiary?
  7. Is Errordiary useful, usable and used?


Errordiary has ongoing ways to participate like posting errors, resilience strategies and taking part in the discussion forum. However, there will also be other research activities that we need help with like surveys and focus groups. If you’d like to be one of the first to know announcements please sign-up to our newsletter.

Papers and Sessions

  1. Wiseman, S., Gould, S., Furniss, D. & Cox, A. (2012). Errordiary: Support for Teaching Human Error. The Contextualised Curriculum Workshop at CHI 2012
  2. Furniss, D., Back, J. & Blandford, A. (2012) Cognitive Resilience: Can we use Twitter to make strategies more tangible? Proc. ECCE 2012.
  3. Furniss, D., Barber, N., Lyons. I., Eliasson, L., Blandford, A. (2013). Unintentional Nonadherence: Can a spoonful of resilience help the medicine go down? BMJ Quality & Safety.
  4. Jennett, C., Furniss, D., Iacovides, I. & Cox, A. (2014). In the MOOD for Citizen Psych-Science. A session at Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014.
  5. Gould, S., Furniss, D., Jennett, C., Wiseman, S., Iacovides, I. & Cox, A. (2014). MOODs: Building Massive Open Online Diaries for Researchers, Teachers and Contributors. CHI Work-in-Progress. Poster.
  6. Iacovides, I., Cox, A. L., Furniss, D., & Myketiak, C. (2014). Exploring empathy through sobering persuasive technologies: “No breaks! Where are you going missy?” Demonstration presented at the 2014 BCS Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (BCS-HCI 2014), Southport, UK, September 2014. (Abstract only.)
  7. Iacovides, I. & Cox, A.L. (2014). Designing persuasive games through competition. Paper presented at the Workshop on “Participatory Design for Serious Game Design: Truth and Lies” at CHI Play 2014, Toronto, Canada, October 2014.
  8. Furniss, D., Iacovides, J., Jennett, C., Gould, S., Cox, A. & Blandford, A. (2014). How to run an Errordiary Workshop: Exploring errors and resilience strategies with patients, professionals and the public. Third Resilience Health Care Net Meeting, Hindsgavl Castle, August 12-14 2014.
  9. Jennett, C., Furniss, D., Iacovides, I., Wiseman, S., Gould,S. & Cox, A. (2014). Exploring Citizen Psych-Science and the Motivations of Errordiary Volunteers. Human Computation.
  10. Sujan, M. & Furniss, D. (2015). Organisational reporting and learning systems: Innovating inside and outside of the box. Clinical Risk, 0(0), 1-6.
  11. Iacovides, I., & Cox, A. L. (2015).  Moving beyond fun: Evaluating serious experience in digital games.  Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI-2015), 2245–2254. New York: ACM.

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