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Wattom: Ambient Eco-feedback with Mid-air Input

Conference Proceeding
Esteves, A., Quintal, F., Caires, F., Baptista, V., & Mendes, P. (2019)
Wattom: Ambient Eco-feedback with Mid-air Input. In 2019 5th Experiment International Conference (exp.at'19)https://doi.org/10.1109/EXPAT.2019.8876565
This paper presents Wattom, a highly interactive ambient eco-feedback smart plug that aims to promote a more sustainable use of electricity in the home. This paper describes o...

The Lions' Gate: Towards a Permaculture-inspired Blended Space

Conference Proceeding
Egan, C., Thompson, R., & O'Dowd, A. (in press)
The Lions' Gate: Towards a Permaculture-inspired Blended Space. https://doi.org/10.1145/3338103.3338110
In light of the devastating ecological effects of climate breakdown and with human well-being under severe stress, this paper presents The Lions' Gate-an in-development, urban...

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 ...

A Look at the Effects of Handheld and Projected Augmented-reality on a Collaborative Task

Conference Proceeding
Mackamul, E. B., & Esteves, A. (2018)
A Look at the Effects of Handheld and Projected Augmented-reality on a Collaborative Task. In SUI '18 Symposium on Spatial User Interactionhttps://doi.org/10.1145/3267782.3267793
This paper presents a comparative study between two popular AR systems during a collocated collaborative task. The goal of the study is to start a body of knowledge that descr...

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...

Head-mounted displays as opera glasses: using mixed-reality to deliver an egalitarian user experience during live events

Conference Proceeding
Bishop, C., Esteves, A., & McGregor, I. (2017)
Head-mounted displays as opera glasses: using mixed-reality to deliver an egalitarian user experience during live events. In ICMI 2017 Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interactionhttps://doi.org/10.1145/3136755.3136781
This paper explores the use of head-mounted displays (HMDs) as a way to deliver a front row experience to any audience member during a live event. To do so, it presents a two-...

WaveTrace Demo at the Dutch Design Week

Exhibition / Performance
Verweij, D., Abreu Esteves, A., Khan, V. & Bakker, S. WaveTrace Demo at the Dutch Design Week. Exhibited at Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 21 October 2017 - 29 October 2017. (Unpublished)

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Verweij, D., Abreu Esteves, A., Khan, V. & Bakker, S. WaveTrace Demo at the Dutch Design Week. Exhibited at Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 21 October 2017 - 29 October 2017. (Unpublished
Every design has its own story, a story about ideas, exploring, decisions and adaptations. During Mind the Story, the lecture program that accompanies Mind the Step, the focus...

Permaculture as a foundation for sustainable interaction design and UX

Conference Proceeding
Egan, C., Benyon, D., & Thompson, R. (2017)
Permaculture as a foundation for sustainable interaction design and UX. In Proceedings of British HCI 2017https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.93
The main objective of this work is to gain an understanding of the relationships between UX and permaculture. This will deliver insights as to how digital media development ca...

Make-Believing Animated Films Featuring Digital Humans: A Qualitative Inquiry Using Online Sources

Journal Article
Hetherington, R., & McRae, R. (2017)
Make-Believing Animated Films Featuring Digital Humans: A Qualitative Inquiry Using Online Sources. Animation, 12(2), 156-173. https://doi.org/10.1177/1746847717710738
A qualitative inquiry of reviews of films featuring digital humanlike characters was performed by sampling user comments from three online reviewer aggregator sites: the Inter...

Multi-user motion matching interaction for interactive television using Smartwatches.

Presentation / Conference
Verweij, D., Khan, V., Esteves, A., & Bakker, S. (2017, June)
Multi-user motion matching interaction for interactive television using Smartwatches. Poster presented at Adjunct Publication of the 2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video - TVX '17 Adjunct, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Motion matching input, following continuously moving targets by performing bodily movements, offers new interaction possibilities in multiple domains. Unlike optical motion ma...
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Augusto Esteves will be delivering a seminar at the University of Bath

22 November 2017
Augusto Esteves has been invited by the HCI group at the University of Bath to deliver a seminar on his work on motion matching input for the Internet-of-Things (IoT). Abstract: Motion matching is a...

WaveTrace awarded by Design United and the Dutch Design Week

20 October 2017
WaveTrace, a project that was internally funded, was awarded with an additional 5000€ from Design United, to prepare an exhibition at the acclaimed Dutch Design Week. This work was done in collaborati...

Augusto Esteves was featured in The Conversation and EconoTimes

9 October 2017
The articles cover the work published at ICMI '17, exploring the use of head-mounted displays as opera glasses, with the goal of delivering an egalitarian user experience during live events. Links bel...

Augusto Esteves has been accepted as Fellow of the RSA

17 August 2017
The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) is a London-based, British organisation committed to finding practical solutions to social challenges. Founded in 1754 ...

Emilia Sobolewska - Best Paper Award at British HCI 2017

4 July 2017
Work titled "Tailoring Methodological Bricolage to Investigate Non-Discretionary use of digital technology" by Emilia Sobolewska awarded Best Paper at British HCI 2017 Conference

Augusto presented a demo of his work at the SICSA DEMOfest'16

11 November 2016
SICSA DEMOfest is the annual technology showcase of leading Informatics and Computer Science research from Scottish Universities and it creates an environment for industry partners and academics to co...

Augusto was invited by Prsma to join Lisbon's Web Summit'16

7 November 2016
Augusto joined 53,056 tech CEOs, founders, startups, investors and political leaders driving change across the world in Lisbon for the Web Summit. Over 2,000 of the world’s leading media attended. Tog...