Ingi Helgason is a research fellow and part-time lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University, and has a PhD in Interaction Design. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and also teaches interaction design and technology innovation at the Open University, UK. Her research interests include the design of technology-mediated interactions in public and urban spaces.
She is currently working on the EU H2020 CAPS project, Mazi, and has worked as a researcher on EU FP6 and FP7 projects, including PEACH, PerAda and UrbanIxD. She is a member of the executive committee of the ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2017 conference, and the Create series of interaction design conferences. She was on the programme committee of the BCS HCI conference for 2012, and is on the editorial board of the SpringerOpen Journal of Interaction Science (JoIS). She is one of the organisers of This Happened Edinburgh, a series of events focusing on the stories behind interaction design.