Ingi Helgason
Ingi Helgason

Dr Ingi Helgason

Lecturer

Biography

Ingi Helgason is a lecturer in the Applied Informatics subject group and a member of the Interaction Design research group. Research interests include: Digital storytelling and narrative, creativity, interacting with archives and exhibitions, speculative and critical design.

Recent publications:
Elsden, C., Jones, V., Helgason, I., Abernethy, L., & Brown, W. (2023). FestForward: Participatory Design Futuring and World-Building for Equitable Digital Futures in Performing Arts Festivals. In DIS '23: Proceedings of the 2023 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (1424–1437). https://doi.org/10.1145/3563657.3596033

Helgason, I., Smyth, M., Panneels, I., Lechelt, S., Frich, J., Rawn, E., & McCarthy, B. (2023). Digital Skills for the Creative Practitioner: Supporting Informal Learning of Technologies for Creativity. In CHI EA '23: Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. https://doi.org/10.1145/3544549.3573825

Panneels, I., Helgason, I., Smyth, M., Darzentas, . D., Hocking, L., & Shillito, A. (2023). Distance: digital immersive technologies and craft engagement. In Connectivity and Creativity in times of Conflict: Cumulus Conference Proceedings Antwerp 2023

Encinas, E., Helgason, I., Auger, J., Mitrović, I., & Hanna, J. (2023). Speculative designs in educational settings: Tension-patterns from a (mostly) European perspective. . https://doi.org/10.21606/nordes.2023.98

Recent projects:
Creative Informatics - delivered by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, Codebase and Creative Edinburgh. Funded by the Creative Industries Clusters Programme and managed by the Arts & Humanities Research Council as part of the Industrial Strategy.
SpeculativeEdu - an educational, project funded by ERASMUS+, the European Union programme for education, training, youth, and sport, with the aim of strengthening speculative design education by collecting and exchanging existing knowledge and experience whilst developing new methods in the field of speculative design.
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Events

Esteem

Conference Organising 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

  • Scientific committee member: User Experience & Urban Creativity
  • Editorial Board of Journal of Interaction Science (JoIS)

 

Invited Speaker

  • Speculative Design: Echoes of Futures Past
  • Invited panelist for Primer 21 conference

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for Cumulus Conference, Budapest 2024
  • Review for 2024 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • Review for ACM Designing Interactive Systems conference 2023 Papers and Pictorials
  • Review for ACM CHI conference 2023
  • Review papers for ACM DIS 2021 conference
  • Review papers for ACM CHI 2021 conference
  • Review papers for ACM CHI 2020 papers
  • Review for ACM CHI 2019 conference
  • 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

 

Date


42 results

Life at the local scale: an alternative perspective on the urban.

Conference Proceeding
Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2015)
Life at the local scale: an alternative perspective on the urban. In Hybrid Cities - data to the peoplehttps://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.3740.2083
The study of cities has risen to the top of research agendas in the last decade, raising the question of how to study something as vast and eclectic as cities. This paper prop...

Making places: visualization, interaction and experience in urban space

Journal Article
Smyth, M., Trigueiros, P., Helgason, I., Coelho, A., Gallacher, S., Burrows, A., …Penha, R. (2015)
Making places: visualization, interaction and experience in urban space. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) IxDetA, 25, 813-816
Preface to the focus section: Making places: visualization, interaction and experience in urban space Cities are exciting and people continue to be drawn to urban areas beca...

City | Data | Future: envisioning interactions in hybrid urban space.

Conference Proceeding
Mitrović, I., Smyth, M., Helgason, I., & Mitrovic, I. (2015)
City | Data | Future: envisioning interactions in hybrid urban space. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition (373-374). https://doi.org/10.1145/2757226.2757380
The City | Data | Future installation is a collection of “design fiction” video scenarios that speculate about the experience of urban life and how it might change in the near...

Discourse, speculation and mltidisciplinarity: designing urban futures.

Journal Article
Helgason, I., Smyth, M., Rosenbak, S., & Mitrovic, I. (2015)
Discourse, speculation and mltidisciplinarity: designing urban futures. Nordic design research conference, 1-10
This paper presents a design case study of a summer school that brought together a multi-disciplinary group of early-career professionals to explore ideas relating to new tech...

city | data | future – Interactions in Hybrid Urban Space: The UrbanIxD Exhibition

Book
Mitrovic, I., Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2013)
city | data | future – Interactions in Hybrid Urban Space: The UrbanIxD Exhibition. UrbanIxD: Designing Human Interactions in the Networked City
The focus of the emergent field of Urban Interaction Design is public space and the relationships between people – with and through technology. The currency of these interacti...

UrbanixD: designing human interactions in the networked city

Conference Proceeding
Smyth, M., Helgason, I., Brynskov, M., Mitrovic, I., & Zaffiro, G. (2013)
UrbanixD: designing human interactions in the networked city. In Proceeding CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13), (2533-2536). https://doi.org/10.1145/2468356.2468823
Interaction Design, in an urban context, is an increasingly important field of research. City populations are currently in a state of rapid flux. Conurbations are fast becomin...

Tangible possibilities—envisioning interactions in public space

Journal Article
Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2013)
Tangible possibilities—envisioning interactions in public space. Digital Creativity, 24(1), 75-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2013.769454
This article explores approaches to envisionment in the field of interaction design. Design fictions are introduced as a method to articulate future possibilities. Three case ...

Beat Haiku: interactive poetry application.

Conference Proceeding
Helgason, I. (2012)
Beat Haiku: interactive poetry application. In NordiCHI’12 Making sense through design, (777-778). https://doi.org/10.1145/2399016.2399142
This application invites the user to create short Haiku poems by selecting and arranging words that are displayed onscreen. The web-based application is presented on a touchsc...

Heaven and Hell: visions for pervasive adaptation

Journal Article
Paechter, B., Pitt, J., Serbedzija, N., Michael, K., Willies, J., & Helgason, I. (2011)
Heaven and Hell: visions for pervasive adaptation. Procedia Computer Science, 7, 81-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2011.12.025
With everyday objects becoming increasingly smart and the “info-sphere” being enriched with nano-sensors and networked to computationally-enabled devices and services, the way...

The city in cinema: how popular culture can influence research agendas.

Journal Article
Smyth, M., Helgason, I., Mitrovic, I., & Zaffiro, G. (2011)
The city in cinema: how popular culture can influence research agendas. Procedia Computer Science, 7, 110-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2011.12.033
Where can researchers find inspiration for the transformative applications, concepts and infrastructures that they believe will characterise the next decade? One approach to p...

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