Staff directory

Search for a surname in the box below and then click "Search" to search for Staff. 

If you want to get in touch but you don’t know who to contact, fill in our enquiry form and one of our advisers will get back to you as soon as possible.
23 results

How Can We Balance Research, Participation and Innovation as HCI Researchers?

Conference Proceeding
Lechelt, S., Elsden, C., Helgason, I., Panneels, I., Smyth, M., Speed, C., & Terras, M. (2019)
How Can We Balance Research, Participation and Innovation as HCI Researchers?. In Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019https://doi.org/10.1145/3363384.3363394
This paper reflects upon the growing expectation for HCI research projects to collaborate closely with partners in industry and civil society. Specifically, we suggest that th...

DIY Community WiFi Networks: Insights on Participatory Design

Conference Proceeding
Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2019)
DIY Community WiFi Networks: Insights on Participatory Design. In Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systemshttps://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3313073
This paper presents a first version of a set of insights developed collaboratively by researchers during a three-year participatory design project spread across four European ...

Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research

Conference Proceeding
Smyth, M., Helgason, I., Kresin, F., Balestrini, M., Unteidig, A. B., Lawson, S., …Dourish, P. (2018)
Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research. In CHI EA '18 Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systemsdoi:10.1145/3170427.3170604
Falling costs and the wider availability of computational components, platforms and ecosystems have enabled the expansion of maker movements and DIY cultures. This can be cons...

Making and Unfinishedness: Designing Toolkits for Negotiation

Journal Article
Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2017)
Making and Unfinishedness: Designing Toolkits for Negotiation. Design Journal, 20(sup1), S3966-S3974. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352899
The diffusion and democratisation of computing technologies and physical prototyping systems has supported the rise of Do-It-Yourself culture. In the context of design innovat...

Complex Pleasures: Designing Optional interactions for Public Spaces

Thesis
Helgason, I. Complex Pleasures: Designing Optional interactions for Public Spaces. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1022893
This research aims to contribute to knowledge about the design of interactive systems sited in public spaces. In particular, the study concerns "optional interactions" where s...

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...
9 results

Creative Informatics: Data Driven Innovation for the Creative Industries

2018 - 2023
Data Driven Innovation (DDI) is transforming society and the economy. DDI is defined as the challenge to make effective use of data to shape, develop and deliver innovative products and services to co...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £1,046,473

Walks & Waterfalls Innovation Voucher

2018 - 2018
Walks and Waterfalls is a multi-channel interactive project intended to design and roadmap a blended experience between a fine art photography book, a mobile augmented reality app and physical locatio...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

ENSEMBLE Performing Together Apart: Enhancing Immersive Multi-Location Co-Performance in Real Time

2018 - 2018
The feeling of being immersed within a live performance by an ensemble of world class musicians can be a deeply engaging and highly valued cultural experience for audiences as well as for the performe...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £58,268

MAZI - A DIY networking toolkit for location-based collective awareness

2016 - 2018
Do-It-Yourself networking refers to a conceptual approach to the use of low-cost hardware and wireless technology in deploying local communication networks that can operate independently from the Inte...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £188,751

Visitor feedback data capture for VisitArran

2014 - 2014
To understand and explore the feasibility of how Visit Arran can collect visitor feedback more efficiently and to reach a younger target audience.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

UrbanIxD

2013 - 2014
UrbanIxD (urban interaction design) is a 2 year European project that will build a research network around the domain of data-rich urban environments, focusing on human activities, experiences and beh...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £297,920

AWARENESS (Co-ordination Action)

2010 - 2013
For latest news and events, please see the project webpage here Awareness is a Coordination Action (CA), supporting research under the FP7: FET Proactive Intiative:Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £487,925

PerAda (PANORAMA)

2008 - 2011
The project finished on 31/06/11 and was evaluated as "Excellent: the project has fully achieved its objectives and technical goals for the period and has even exceeded expectations" The reviewers co...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £761,800

Peach

2006 - 2009
Presence Research in Action, ‘Peach’, is a co-ordination action, part of the European Union’s 6th Research and Development Framework Programme in Information Systems Technologies. Peach is a project a...
Funder: EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes | Value: £100,000

Date