Professor of Information Policy
Mowbray, J., Hall, H. & Raeside, R. (2015, June). Could social networking online help NEET young people gain employment?. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
This paper first explores the literature pertaining to social networking in both off-line and online environments, and places it within the context of the study of employment ...
Buchanan, W. J. (2015, January). An Analysis of N5 and Higher Computing. Paper presented at Computing at School, University of Dundee, Scotland
This presentation outlined an analysis of N5 and Higher Computing in Scotland.
Rudman, H. (2014, March). Co-opetition: facilitating peer learning for knowledge exchange via The AmbITion Approach. Paper presented at Beyond The Campus: Higher Education and the Creative Economy, CREATe Centre, University of Glasgow
Scottish Funding Council
To develop an interactive hoarding intervention practitioner toolkit and training programme for use by health and social care professionals as well as individuals wishing to adopt a self-help approach...
The company aims to provide a combined sourcing, ordering and logistics service to business consumers of foodstuffs. However, the navigation and selection of available products, the administrative ove...
Based on a review of their existing information systems and plans, we worked with What's On Scotland to evaluate their information strategy with a focus on social media and other technologies which wo...
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Forrest, E., & Duff, A. (2014, March). Refusing to eat ‘the most effortless food’: Reflections on the absence of photography in opinion pages and the use of the image within ePunditry. Paper presented at Helsinki Photomedia 2014, Aalto University
Lawson, A., Mikuta, P., & Cruickshank, P. (2013, September). Using ICT to Supporting Course Developers, Tutors, and Students of Scottish Gaelic. Poster presented at EUROCALL, University of Évora
This research and development is aimed at learners, tutors and course developers of Scottish Gaelic. The method of teaching Gaelic being used initially with the system is Ùlpa...
Auernhammer, J. M. & Hall, H. (2013, June). New knowledge creation within manufacturing: a pattern analysis of behaviours and interactions that underpin knowledge creation and innovation in a large German automotive manufacturer. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2013, Aberdeen
Organisational culture is regularly cited in the knowledge management literature as a barrier to information and knowledge sharing (for example, Hall & Goody, 2007, p. 182). I...
Cox, A., Francke, H., Haider, J., Hall, H. & Huvila, I. (2012, October). Transformation or continuity? The impact of social media on information: implications for theory and practice. Paper presented at ASIS&T 2012 Annual Meeting, Baltimore
This panel debates whether the ways in which social media are changing the nature, creation, location, use and sharing of information constitute a transformation or are primar...
Berg, T. (2012, September). Rich Pictures: understanding complexity through icons. Presented at Operational Research (OR54) conference, Edinburgh
Rich pictures are a powerful tool for understanding complexity. The rich picture is not only a tool to aid discussion and debate about problem situations. We claim that under...
Kimpeler, S., Lindner, R., Taylor-Smith, E. & Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P. (2012, July). Supporting young people's political participation through distributed discussion - lessons obtained from an EU pilot. Paper presented at IPSA XXII World Congress of Political Science, Madrid, Spain
Several studies recently identified risks and advantages to young people in using the Internet and explicitly recognise the importance of young people’s informed involvement i...
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H. & Taylor-Smith, E. (2012, May). Realising the value of RiLIES: the research in librarianship impact evaluation study. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
In 2011 researchers at Edinburgh Napier University, supported by the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition, investigated the extent to which funded research pr...
Brettle, A., Hall, H. & Oppenheim, C. (2012, May). We have a DREaM: the Developing Research Excellence and Methods network. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
This paper reports on UK efforts to support the building of the library and information science (LIS) evidence base through the work of the Arts and Humanities Research Counci...
Demeke, W. (2012, January). Double-clicking poverty: the diffusion of ICT in the hotel sector in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Paper presented at University of West London, MPhil/PhD Conference Presentation, University of West London, London, UK
According to the United Nations Development Program, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has a significant impact on the reduction of poverty in developing countrie...
Hall, H. (2011, December). Strengthening the links between research and practice: the Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES). Paper presented at Online 2011, London Olympia
The Research in Librarianship – Impact Evaluation Project (RiLIES – pronounced “realise”) completed in August 2011 explored the extent to which funded librarianship research p...
Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P., Taylor-Smith, E., & Kimpeler, S. (2011, September). Youth participation through distributed discussion. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Tallinn, Estonia
The paper describes an eParticipation project, piloted in four EU countries: Estonia, Germany, Ireland and the UK. HUWY, Hub Websites for Youth Participation, was an initiativ...
Hall, H. (2011, August). Beyond broadcast and consume: modification of provider-user information behaviours in social media space. Presented at ISSOME 2011: Information Science and Social Media International Conference,, Turku, Finland
Presentation slides can be found on slideshare https://www.slideshare.net/HazelHall/2011-hall-issomefinland
This project seeks to develop a digital magazine concept as a means of differentiation and to satisfy the perceived demand for customised additional content such as event reviews, images, video and ne...
Design and prototyping of a digital concierge based on mobile technology for the enhancement of the experience of guests in a high-end hostel. The digital concierge will use a digital character and ga...
The aim of the project led by Alistair Lawson of IIDI is to carry out a review exploring the potential of a recommendations model integrated with a social network that will allow for real and trustwor...
Edinburgh Napier University is working with the JAC Vapour, the leading, Edinburgh-based, online electronic cigarette retailer on a customer support platform featuring media-rich and mobile features n...
Capitals Hockey has a solid but small fan base compared to their rivals in Fife. To better understand the reasons for this the company is exploring new ways to gather data about their followers and th...
A unique approach delivered digitally via mobile phone, tablet or web to help IBS sufferers manage the psychological element of a severe IBS episode. The application will elicit changes to reduce a...
A report for a start-up company on the categories of potential customers, their requirements and expectations, and a rationale for development priorities to ensure maximum commercialisation and moneti...
Sporting Chance Initiative
Dirt School are looking to develop their digital platform, and find new ways of teaching students. They have a requirement for a digital teaching solution that will use innovative video features to al...
The project has created a prototype Web site which uses advanced psychometrics.
The Bay Fish and Chips, (The Bay) has a reputation for sustainability and quality. Not only has the company won several awards for its work, it also has an established social media presence...
Brandelicious allows customers to buy local produce from anywhere in the world. Staffed by local buyers and sourcing from family owned small businesses and wineries Brandelicious, helps the...
This IIDI project, led by Alistair Lawson, relates to Digital Connextions' educational e-portfolio platform, and academic resources that will connect, inspire, educate and entertain young people, fami...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in...
Methodologies for evaluation of e-Health platforms are still lacking. This research proposes an e-Health evaluation framework that aims to pro...
Augmented Reality (AR) aims to extend the physical world through virtual content. To perform such addition in an unnoticeable way, a vari...
The Journal of Documentation has recently accepted a journal article by Centre for Social Informatics researchers that considers the long-term value and impact of AHRC network grant funding.
15 February 2018
Professor Hazel Hall has won the SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Silver Award 2017
12 January 2018
SACI professor of information policy Alistair Duff was invited onto the afternoon panel at the annual Freedom of Information Conference run by Holyrood events. The other panellists were Alastair Brian...
6 December 2017
Professor Isto Huvila of Uppsala University, Sweden visited Scotland in November 2017. As part of his programme he spent some time with colleagues in the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Nap...
26 November 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics participated at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST2017) in Washington DC on 30th October 2017.
30 October 2017
Adaptive Behavior is an indexed, international peer reviewed journal that publishes articles on adaptive behavior in biological systems and autonomous artificial systems. Dr. Simon Powers has been inv...
18 October 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the the ESRC ‘Ways of being in a digital age’ project review conference in October 2017.
9 October 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in St Malo, France, in September 2017.
19 September 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the European Conference on Knowledge Management 2017 in Barcelona, Spain in September 2017.
7 September 2017
Neil Urquhart was awarded the Best Contribution to Information Society research theme award at the University Research Conference. Dr Urquhart has applied Artificial Intelligence methods based on evol...
23 July 2017
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins has won a John Campbell Trust travel bursary.
10 July 2017
Staff and research students from the Centre for Social Informatics presented nine papers at Information: interactions and impact (i3) in June 2017.
26 June 2017
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins has been appointed to the team of copy-editors for Information Research, one of the longest-established open access journals in the field of I...
22 May 2017
Professor Hazel Hall was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh at a ceremony on Monday 15th May.
17 May 2017
Researchers in the Centre for Social Informatics have released findings of the Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM) project.
19 March 2017
3.30pm in Merchiston B2
6 December 2018
Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh
23 November 2018 - 24 November 2018
Room G20, Merchiston
24 October 2018
14:00 in CORE44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
19 June 2018
CoRe44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
16 May 2018
11:00, Room G19, Merchiston
10 May 2018
11:00, Room H10 Merchiston Campus
3 May 2018
Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus
2 May 2018
15:00 in Core44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
24 April 2018
Core44, Room C44, Merchiston Campus
14 March 2018
The National Archives, Kew.
9 March 2018
Core44, Room C44 Merchiston
29 November 2017
Room G2, Merchiston Campus
28 November 2017
24 October 2017
Core 44, Room C44 Merchiston Campus
10 October 2017