David Benyon

David Benyon

Prof David Benyon



Professor David Benyon has been working in the area of human-computer interaction (HCI) and interaction design for over 25 years. He has written widely on the subject with over 150 refereed publications covering HCI, interaction design and intelligent user interfaces. He published one of the first textbooks on HCI in 1994 and recently completed the 4th edition of the textbook Designing User Experience: a comprehensive guide to HCI, UX and interaction design (Pearson, 2013). In 2007 Prof Benyon  introduced ideas of conceptual blending to HCI with his book Designing with Blends (MIT Press, with Manuel Imaz). He published his monograph Spaces of Interaction, Places for Experience with Morgan and Claypool in September 2014.



Conference Activity

  • Programme chair for ISPR 2011
  • Workshops on Blended Interaction at CHI2013
  • Tom McEwan and David Benyon organised EISE09


Invited Speaker

  • Prof Benyon to give opening keynote at Omnichannel Retail World
  • David Benyon: keynote at International Symposium on Companion Technologies
  • David Benyon gives closing keynote lecture at 27th Annual British HCI conference
  • David Benyon and Phil Turner to present keynote papers at the Human-Computer Confluence Summer School 2012
  • Invited Keynote, at the Interacting in Immersive EWorlds, Brock University, Canada


Media Activity

  • The Centre for interaction Design exhibits at Digital Scotland
  • In June 2007 the Edinburgh Evening news focused a light-heated view of Napier’s companions project.
  • Future Interactions at Demofest


Fellowships and Awards

  • Centre wins Visit Scotland competition
  • David Benyon was elected to serve on EPSRC peer review panel from 2010
  • David Benyon to serve on REF2014 sub-panel 11 Computer Science and Informatics


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • David Benyon invited to join peer review of Computer science at University of Limerick
  • David Benyon elected onto UKCRC executive committee


Research Degree External Examining

  • David Benyon to be external examiner for PhD at Brunel University
  • David Benyon examined a PhD at the Open University
  • David Benyon examines PhD at Edinburgh University
  • David Benyon examined a PhD at the University of Manchester on the topic of Virtual on-screen characters.
  • David Benyon acts as Opponent
  • External Examiner
  • External PhD examination Glasgow Caledonian University
  • External Examiner at York University


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