Richard Hetherington

Richard Hetherington

Dr Richard Hetherington BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCert, FHEA

Lecturer

Biography

Until the year 2000 I had pursued a successful research career in the area of Plant Science undertaken in various universities and also in association with industry (Plant Biotechnology). This led to a number of successful publications which can be found on my Researchgate profile (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Richard_Hetherington).

From 2000 onwards I changed my career direction and completed an MSc in Software Technology (Distinction) at Edinburgh Napier University with an interest in HCI, and became a lecturer shortly after that where my role was in Teaching and Programme Administration (both home and overseas in Malaysia). After a 15-year forced break in research I am now publishing articles in the areas of HCI, computer animation and digital make-believe.

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Conference Paper Reviewer
  • Conference Session Chair

 

Reviewing

  • Journal Reviewing

 

Date


6 results

The Digital Rubber Hand Illusion

Conference Proceeding
Aldhous, J., Hetherington, R., & Turner, P. (2017)
The Digital Rubber Hand Illusion. In Proceedings of British HCI 2017 – Digital Make-Believehttps://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.59
The rubber hand illusion (RHI) is a body ownership illusion whereby congruently stroking a fake rubber hand and a subject's hidden hand while observing the rubber hand produce...

Make-Believing Animated Films Featuring Digital Humans: A Qualitative Inquiry Using Online Sources

Journal Article
Hetherington, R., & McRae, R. (2017)
Make-Believing Animated Films Featuring Digital Humans: A Qualitative Inquiry Using Online Sources. Animation, 12(2), 156-173. https://doi.org/10.1177/1746847717710738
A qualitative inquiry of reviews of films featuring digital humanlike characters was performed by sampling user comments from three online reviewer aggregator sites: the Inter...

The limits of pretending

Journal Article
Turner, P., Hetherington, R., Turner, S., & Kosek, M. (2015)
The limits of pretending. Digital Creativity, 26(3-4), 304-317. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2015.1091778
We propose that pretending is a cognitive faculty which enables us to create and immerse ourselves in possible worlds. These worlds range from the veridical to the fantastic a...

The believability of hyper realistic characters in animated movies.

Conference Proceeding
Hetherington, R. (2015)
The believability of hyper realistic characters in animated movies. https://doi.org/10.1145/2814464.2814478
In a pilot study, participants were asked to watch sets of short movie excerpts featuring performances of a human actor, and 5 animated characters of varying human likeness an...

Assessing the progress of implementing web accessibility - An Irish Case Study

Conference Proceeding
Trulock, V., & Hetherington, R. (2008)
Assessing the progress of implementing web accessibility - An Irish Case Study. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems Volume 5, 105-111. https://doi.org/10.5220/0001667001050111
In this paper we attempt to gauge the implementation of web accessibility guidelines in a range of Irish websites by undertaking a follow-up study in 2005 to one conducted by ...

A question of realism.

Conference Proceeding
Hetherington, R., Crerar, A., & Turner, P. (2004)
A question of realism. In User-Centered Interaction Paradigms for Universal Access in the Information Society, 68-76. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-30111-0_6
We present the results of an exploratory study investigating the feasibility of using multimedia software to teach life skills to adults with learning difficulties. As a precu...

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