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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...

UrbanIxD: From Ethnography to Speculative Design Fictions for the Hybrid City

Conference Proceeding
Stals, S., Smyth, M., & Mival, O. (2019)
UrbanIxD: From Ethnography to Speculative Design Fictions for the Hybrid City. In Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019https://doi.org/10.1145/3363384.3363486
This paper presents research in the field of Urban Interaction Design which seeks to understand how people's personal, emotional relationships with urban places could potentia...

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 ...

Capturing, Exploring and Sharing People's Emotional Bond with Places in the City using Emotion Maps

Journal Article
Stals, S., Smyth, M., & Mival, O. (2018)
Capturing, Exploring and Sharing People's Emotional Bond with Places in the City using Emotion Maps. Airea: Arts and Interdisciplinary Research, 1, 47-62. https://doi.org/10.2218/airea.2799
The vision of ubiqitous computing is becoming increasingly realized through smart city solutions. With the proliferation of smartphones and smartwatches, alongside the rise of...

Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes.

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, C. F., & Smyth, M. (2018)
Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes. In SMSociety '18 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society, (178-186). https://doi.org/10.1145/3217804.3217910
In a UK city, various crocheted protest banners have appeared, containing political statements concerning planned developments in their locations. Photos of these banners are ...

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...

Exploring People's Emotional Bond with Places in the City: A Pilot Study

Conference Proceeding
Stals, S., Smyth, M., & Mival, O. (2017)
Exploring People's Emotional Bond with Places in the City: A Pilot Study. In DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems, (207-212). https://doi.org/10.1145/3064857.3079147
This paper outlines a thesis that seeks to understand how people's experiences of places in the urban environment that are meaningful to them on a personal level, and in parti...

DIY networking as a facilitator for interdisciplinary research on the hybrid city.

Conference Proceeding
Andriotis, P., Apostol, I., Gaved, M., Smyth, M., & Unteidig, A. (2015)
DIY networking as a facilitator for interdisciplinary research on the hybrid city. In L. Theona, & D. Charitos (Eds.), Proceedings of Hybrid City 2015: Data to the People, (65-72
DIY networking is a technology with special characteristics compared to the public Internet, which holds a unique potential for empowering citizens to shape their hybrid urban...

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...
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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

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

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

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

Ensemble

2006 - 2007
Ensemble is an interactive suite of jewellery to be experienced by up to ten people within a gallery environment, which provides an alternative, ambigious style of interaction in wearable computing. I...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £39,240

Convivio Summer School

2005 - 2006
Convivio Summer School is a EU Framework Programmes project funded by EU
Funder: European Commission | Value: £30,000

BENOGO: Being There without going

2002 - 2005
Aim The project will investigate and further develop novel synthetic image rendering technologies into an innovative mediation system (a Virtual Environment) that provides close-to photo-realistic 3D ...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £300,932

Teallach: Systematic Generic Support for User Interfaces to Databases

1996 - 1999
A research project aiming to provide a software workbench which facilitates the rapid in a manner which is independent of any specific underlying database system. This will provide a means for moving ...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £136,000

Multimedia Environment for Mobiles

1995 - 1998
Multimedia Environment for Mobiles is a EU Framework Programmes project funded by ACTS.
Funder: EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes
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Evolving Robust Behaviours for Robotic Swarms with a Modular Design Approach

2019 - date
Kirsty Montague | Director of Studies: Prof Emma Hart | Second Supervisor: Prof Ben Paechter

The impact of usability, social and organisational factors on students' use of a Learning Management System in Saudi tertiary education

2016 - date
Ahmed Alshehri | Director of Studies: Dr M J Rutter | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Efficient routing primitives for low-power and lossy networks in internet of things

2015 - 2019
Dr Baraq Ghaleb | Director of Studies: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai | Second Supervisor: Dr Elias Ekonomou

UrbanIxd: exploring human interactions in the hybrid city

2015 - date
With the vision of ubiquitous computing becoming increasingly realized, a new technological layer in the form of sensors, urban screens, smartp...
Shenando Stals | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth | Second Supervisor: Dr Oli Mival

Social Media as facilitators of tacit knowledge sharing practices amongst public sector employees

2014 - date
This research explores the role, use and value of social media and tacit knowledge sharing practices. I...
Iris Buunk | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Dr Colin Smith

Adaptive energy management mechanisms for clustering based routing wireless sensor networks

2013 - 2017
"The development of science and technology are increasingly affecting and changing the nature of processes in...
Mr Mohamed Eshaftri | Director of Studies: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai | Second Supervisor: Dr Imed Romdhani

Participation Space Studies: a socio-technical exploration of activist and community groups? use of online and offline spaces to support their work

2011 - 2016
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith | Director of Studies: Dr Colin Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth

Understanding user experience in blended spaces

2010 - 2018
Serkan Ayan | Director of Studies: Prof David Benyon | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth

A multidimensional sketching interface for visual interaction with corpus-based concatenative sound synthesis

2009 - 2016
The present research sought to investigate the correspondence between auditory and visual f...
Dr Augoustinos Tsiros | Director of Studies: Dr Gregory Leplatre | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth

An approach to cross-domain situation-based context management and highly adaptive services in pervasive environments

2008 - 2012
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
Dr Zakwan Jaroucheh | Director of Studies: Prof Xiaodong Liu | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

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