Callum Egan

Callum Egan

Mr Callum Egan

Research Technician

Biography

I've been a digital media professional for over 20 years.

I started working as a Research Technician in the School of Computing in January 2022, where I'm also school lead on sustainability.

I've led over 150 digital design projects for clients in the business, education and third sectors and for many years I ran a digital media consultancy business (which still operates on a needs basis).

From 2008-2016 I was engaged extensively with EU research networks via Future and Emerging Technologies (FP7) pro-active initiative coordination actions: FoCAS | Awareness | Pervasive Adaptation, all of which were scored 'excellent' by the EC.

From July 2016 to December 2021 I worked as Senior Web Content Producer (0.3) for the Research, Innovation & Enterprise Office - working across the university to improve both the user-experience (UX) and visibility of research outputs.

In October 2016, with Professor David Benyon I began researching the inter-play of permaculture and digital technology as Research Fellow in the School of Computing (0.2). This led to creating and directing The Lions' Gate permaculture-inspired interactive gardens project at Merchiston campus. The Lions' Gate was part of a Blended Spaces Impact Case Study that scored four stars in REF 2022, denoting quality that is world-leading in originality, significance and rigour.

For many years I was the designer and Web Manager of the Robert Louis Stevenson Website.

I advise across university, business and third sectors on digital media solutions.

In praxis my craft involves - creative direction, design thinking, media production, co-operative working and project management.

News

Esteem

Conference Organising Activity

  • SICSA / SIGCHI UK sponsored workshop: Sustainability in HCI: Insights from Permaculture

 

Editorial Activity

  • The Robert Louis Stevenson Website

 

Media Activity

  • SIGEVOlution Newsletter

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • It's Your Neighbourhood: Beautiful Scotland

 

Date


7 results

Computing students' attitudes to environmental sustainability education

Presentation / Conference
Smith, S., Egan, C., & Plum, K. (2021, June)
Computing students' attitudes to environmental sustainability education. Paper presented at Horizons in STEM Higher Education, Online
Students have voiced concerns that their university courses do not equip them with sufficient information to understand the challenges of environmental sustainability. Althoug...

Hasten Slowly: Developing an interactive sustainability storytelling chair

Conference Proceeding
Egan, C., O'dowd, A., & Fyffe, N. (2020)
Hasten Slowly: Developing an interactive sustainability storytelling chair. In ICT4S2020: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability. , (321-329). https://doi.org/10.1145/3401335.3401817
Responding to the climate crisis and a considerable downturn in planetary well-being due to human consumption patterns, The Lions' Gate, on-campus, urban, permaculture-inspire...

The Lions' Gate: Towards a Permaculture-inspired Blended Space

Conference Proceeding
Egan, C., Thompson, R., & O'Dowd, A. (2019)
The Lions' Gate: Towards a Permaculture-inspired Blended Space. https://doi.org/10.1145/3338103.3338110
In light of the devastating ecological effects of climate breakdown and with human well-being under severe stress, this paper presents The Lions' Gate-an in-development, urban...

Permaculture as a foundation for sustainable interaction design and UX

Conference Proceeding
Egan, C., Benyon, D., & Thompson, R. (2017)
Permaculture as a foundation for sustainable interaction design and UX. In Proceedings of British HCI 2017. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.93
The main objective of this work is to gain an understanding of the relationships between UX and permaculture. This will deliver insights as to how digital media development ca...

Sustainable HCI: Blending permaculture and user-experience

Conference Proceeding
Benyon, D., & Egan, C. (2017)
Sustainable HCI: Blending permaculture and user-experience. In DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems. , (39-43). https://doi.org/10.1145/3064857.3079115
For approximately 10 years the SIGCHI Sustainable HCI (sHCI) and Sustainable Interaction Design (SID) communities have debated the contribution that HCI can make to sustainabi...

This pervasive day: creative Interactive methods for encouraging public engagement with FET research

Journal Article
Helgason, I., Bradley, J., Egan, C., Paechter, B., & Hart, E. (2011)
This pervasive day: creative Interactive methods for encouraging public engagement with FET research. Procedia Computer Science, 7, 207-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2011.09.028
This paper describes a case study of a programme of interactive public engagement activities presented by the PerAda Co-ordination Action project (FET Proactive Initiative on ...

This pervasive day: design and development case study.

Presentation / Conference
Helgason, I., Bradley, J., & Egan, C. (2011, March)
This pervasive day: design and development case study. Paper presented at i-Docs, A Symposium on Interactive Documentary, Watershed Media Centre Bristol, UK
This presentation will describe the development process, and the underpinning rationale, behind a multi-format, interactive exhibition and online documentary. This project, to...