Ingi Helgason

Ingi Helgason

Dr Ingi Helgason

Research Fellow


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.




  • Awarded Special Recognition for Reviewing for ACM DIS 2018
  • Awarded Special Recognition for Reviewing for ACM CHI 2018
  • Awarded Special Recognition for Reviewing for ACM DIS 2016


Conference Activity

  • Invited to join programme committee for UbiComp15 workshop: 1st Workshop on Full-Body and Multisensory Experience in Ubiquitous Interaction
  • Committee member for British HCI conference 2012


Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Board of Journal of Interaction Science (JoIS)


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