Lecturer in Engineering Design
Senior Content Producer & Research Fellow
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.
Smyth, M. (1999, January). Space, place and interface. Paper presented at Acradia Workshop
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Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw
The project focuses on the creation of responsive, wearable objects that create playful interactions by sensing bodily and environmental stimuli, and expressing these through activating elements that ...
Scottish Funding Council
Citizen Bank is looking to work with the University to explore the potential of using technology as a mechanism to aid in community participation. This collaboration seeks to explore the technical req...
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...
Senior Research Fellow
Principal Research Fellow
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...
Smyth, M. (2012). Critical Design: A mirror of the human condition in the smart city. In D. Hemment, & A. Townsend (Eds.), Smart Citizens, 39-42. FutureEverything Publications
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...
Alty, J., Knott, R., Anderson, B., & Smyth, M. (2000). A framework for engineering metaphor at the user interface. Interacting with Computers, 13(2), (301-322). ISSN 0953-5438
Interface metaphors facilitate the learning of new computer systems by supporting the transformation of existing knowledge in order to improve the comprehension of novel situa...
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...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...