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Vasantha, G., Wodehouse, A., Corney, J., Maclachlan, R., & Jagadeesan, A. (2016, June). Industrial challenges in patent management and crowdsourcing patent landscapes for engineering design innovation. Paper presented at 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference
Innovation is critical to sustain in prevailing competitive business environments. Industries need effective innovation strategies in-practice to develop and deliver novel pro...
Vasantha, G. A., & Chakrabarti, A. (2013, January). Designers’ perception on information processes. Paper presented at The 4th International Conference on Research Into Design
This paper discusses designers’ perception on information processes.
Koniaris, B., Kosek, M., Sinclair, D., & Mitchell, K. (2018). GPU-accelerated depth codec for real-time, high-quality light field reconstruction. Proceedings of the ACM on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 1(1), 1-15. doi:10.1145/3203193
Pre-calculated depth information is essential for efficient light field video rendering, due to the prohibitive cost of depth estimation from color when real-time performance ...
Scottish Funding Council
The solution for the synchronisation issue was to include a simultaneous animation of the journey and the weather data. This provided an intuitive visualisation of two independent sets of data.
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...
A prototype was successfully developed showing proof of concept of the idea. See the Case study for more details.
Lecturer in Engineering Design
Calian, D. A., Lalonde, J., Gotardo, P., Simon, T., Matthews, I., & Mitchell, K. (2018). From Faces to Outdoor Light Probes. Computer Graphics Forum, 37(2), 51-61. doi:10.1111/cgf.13341
Image‐based lighting has allowed the creation of photo‐realistic computer‐generated content. However, it requires the accurate capture of the illumination conditions, a task n...
Pan, Y., Sinclair, D., & Mitchell, K. (2018). Empowerment and embodiment for collaborative mixed reality systems: Empowerment and Embodiment. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, 29(3-4), e1838. https://doi.org/10.1002/cav.1838
We present several mixed‐reality‐based remote collaboration settings by using consumer head‐mounted displays. We investigated how two people are able to work together in these...
Koniaris, C., Kosek, M., Sinclair, D., & Mitchell, K. (2019). Compressed Animated Light Fields with Real-time View-dependent Reconstruction. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 25(4), 1666-1680. https://doi.org/10.1109/tvcg.2018.2818156
We propose an end-to-end solution for presenting movie quality animated graphics to the user while still allowing the sense of presence afforded by free viewpoint head motion....
Wodehouse, A., Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Jagadeesan, A., & MacLachlan, R. (2018). Realising the affective potential of patents: a new model of database interpretation for user-centred design. Journal of Engineering Design, 29(8-9), 484-511. https://doi.org/10.1080/09544828.2018.1448056
This research sets out a new interpretation of the patent database using affective design parameters. While this resource contains a vast quantity of technical information, it...
Vasantha, G. V. A., Jagadeesan, A. P., Corney, J. R., Lynn, A., & Agrawal, A. (2016). Crowdsourcing solutions to 2D irregular strip packing problems from Internet workers. International Journal of Production Research, 54, 4104-4125. doi:10.1080/00207543.2015.1102355
Many industrial processes require the nesting of 2D profiles prior to the cutting, or stamping, of components from raw sheet material. Despite decades of sustained academic ef...
Vasantha, G. V. A., Chakrabarti, A., & Corney, J. (2016). A knowledge flow model to capture unstructured product development processes. Knowledge and Process Management, 23, 91-109. doi:10.1002/kpm.1501
Product knowledge emerges from day‐to‐day, ubiquitous interactions executed by engineers. Types of interaction and their associated influence on knowledge activities are often...
Vasantha, G. V. A., Roy, R., & Corney, J. R. (2015). Advances in designing product-service systems. Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, 95, 429-448
Product-Service Systems (PSS) have emerged as a class of hybrid business models that have evolved particular relevance to enterprises operating in a resource-efficient, circul...
Bamoallem, B. S., Wodehouse, A. J., Mair, G. M., & Vasantha, G. A. (2016). The impact of head movements on user involvement in mediated interaction. Computers in human behavior, 55(A), 424-431. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.09.016
Communication takes place not only through speech, but also through gestures such as facial expressions, gaze, head movements, hand movements and body posture. Although develo...
Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Acur, N., Lynn, A., Jagadeesan, A., Smith, M., & Agrawal, A. (2014). Social Implications of Crowdsourcing in Rural Scotland. International Journal of Social Science & Human Behavior Study, 1(3), 47-52
Various surveys mentioned that the commercial benefits of Internet crowdsourcing are reaped largely by people located in metro areas and smaller cities. The impact of crowdsou...
Annamalai Vasantha, G. V., Chakrabarti, A., Rout, B. K., & Corney, J. (2014). Influences of design tools on the original and redesign processes. International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, 2(1), 20-50. doi:10.1080/21650349.2013.839076
Concept generation plays a vital role in establishing a broader foundation in the design process to create novel products. In the globalized, collaborative, designing scenario...
Vijaykumar, A. V. G., Komoto, H., Hussain, R., Roy, R., Tomiyama, T., Evans, S., …Williams, S. (2013). A manufacturing framework for capability-based product-service systems design. Journal of Remanufacturing, 3, 8. doi:10.1186/2210-4690-3-8
Manufacturers aim to design product-service systems (PSS) which integrate services with products to attain sustained competitive advantage from a life cycle perspective. PSS d...
Hussain, R., Lockett, H., & Vasantha, G. V. A. (2012). A framework to inform PSS Conceptual Design by using system-in-use data. Computers in Industry, 63(4), 319-327. doi:10.1016/j.compind.2012.02.013
Both the Product-Service System (PSS) literature and industry express a need to close the design loop by using product-in-use data to inform PSS Conceptual Design. Nevertheles...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
Augmented Reality (AR) aims to extend the physical world through virtual content. To perform such addition in an unnoticeable way, a vari...