Innes, M., & Winton, E. (2017). Lighting for Cities Inhabited by People, Not Cars: Community Co-Design and Creative Lighting. In PLDC 6th Global Lighting Design Conference
Electric street lighting has developed wholly in the age of the motor car. Therefore, normal models of urban lighting are based firmly on designing for vehicle traffic. Standa...
O 'Dowd, A. (2017). SKiN Designing pseudo-physiology into personal technology devices to create enhanced interactions through visceral signifiers and behaviours
The majority of technology is now personal. Humans, in turn, are expected to and have personal relationships with their devices. The issue is that humans are biological beings...
Pomponi, F. & Inzitari, G. (2017). Zooming in on biomimicry: the potential of tensegrity structures. In PLEA Conference ProceedingsISBN N/A
The foundations of biomimicry lie with the idea that Nature can inspire solutions to complex human problems. Biomimicry in Architecture is a rapidly growing field which also e...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The proposed research project seeks to examine the ways colony-based photographers represented and celebrated the success of the colonial-based enterprises in Southeast Asian at the turn of the 20th c...
Edinburgh World Heritage
12 Closes is a 4 year project partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage to re-invigorate and redesign a series of the Royal Mile's pedestrian closes. The projects will be developed through a process o...
Quye, A., Han, J. & Innes, M. (2016). Research on the Chemical and Colour Changes of Historically Important Light-Sensitive Dyestuffs during Accelerated Light Ageing with Filtered Visible Light
Lighting is a key factor for the display and preservation of cultural heritage materials. This research pioneers the chemical investigation of colourants aged by visible light...
Buwert, P. (2016). Designers are seizing Wall Street – but can they improve your life?
Designers are seizing Wall Street – but can they improve your life?
Innes, M. (2015). Digital Lighting for the Analogue Museum. In PLDC 2015 Proceedings
Exhibition lighting in museums and galleries usually strives to render the true nature of the surface of the exhibits. This would normally include using light sources that pro...
Kettley, S., & Smyth, M. (2006). Plotting affect and premises for use in aesthetic interaction design: towards evaluation of the everyday. In N. Bryan-Kinns, A. Blanford, P. Curzon, & L. Nigay (Eds.), People and computers XX Engage : proceedings of HCI 2006, 17-22. doi:10.1007/978-1-84628-664-3
This short paper presents an experimental approach to the difficulty of evaluating interactive systems as artefacts for everyday life. The problem arises from the event-like n...
Joel, S., Smyth, M., & Rodgers, P. (2004). An ethnographical orientated study of designers in a collaborative design project. In Studying Designers '05, 307-322
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Carroll, F., Smyth, M., & Dryden, L. (2003). Visual-narrative and virtual reality. In R. E. Griffin, S. B. Chandler, & B. D. Cowden (Eds.), Visual Literacy and Development: An African Experience - Selected readings of the IVLA Annual Conference
This paper explores the relationship between the image and the narrative in virtual reality (VR) environments. It
addresses three main issues; how we engage in images, how the...
Smyth, M. (1997). The tools designers use: what do they reveal about design thinking?. In J. S. Smith, & E. W. L. Norman (Eds.), IDATER 98 : International Conference on Design and Technology Educational Research and Curriculum Development, 146-153
Vettese, S., Vones, K., Lambert, I., & Allan, D. (in press). 3D-printing 'Ocean Plastic' - fostering childrens' engagement with sustainability. Materials Today, ISSN 1369-7021
The objective of this research study is to develop a prototype model for gathering and reusing ocean plastic in-situ. Through using flexible local collection mechanisms, with ...
Innes, M. (2017). Efficient or Effective. Lighting Magazine, 49(2), (100-107). ISSN 2053-3160
Efficient or Effective: The contrast between these twin aspects of lighting cuts to the core of what it means to be a lighting designer. It poses the thorny question: what is ...
Kerlaff, P. (2016). Now I Sit Me Down by Witold Rybczynski, Review Paul Kerlaff. Interiors, 7(2-3), (191-193). doi:10.1080/20419112.2016.1242267. ISSN 2041-9112
A simple but profound point opens Now I Sit Me Down: that chairs illustrate a kind of democratic manifestation of our relationship to things. Unlike architecture, and to a les...
Innes, M. (2015, October). Lighting Design as a Second Language. Presented at LES RENCARDS DE L’ACETYLÈNE 2015, Paris
Lighting Education for Non-Specialists:
How does anyone end up working as a lighting designer? We have all discovered the joy of lighting design through different routes. Whe...
Smyth, M. (1999, January). Space, place and interface. Paper presented at Acradia Workshop
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...