The value of mass-digitised cultural heritage content in creative contexts
Coleman, S., Terras, M., Thornton, P., Smyth, M., Schafer, B., Drost, S., …Speed, C. (2021)
The value of mass-digitised cultural heritage content in creative contexts. Big Data and Society, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1177/20539517211006165
How can digitised assets of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums be reused to unlock new value? What are the implications of viewing large-scale cultural heritage data a...
Creative Informatics Guide for Online Events
Elsden, C., Chan, K., Erskine, P., Helgason, I., Lechelt, S., Osborne, N., …Speed, C. (2020)
Creative Informatics Guide for Online Events
Creative Informatics is a research and development programme based in Edinburgh, which aims to bring the city’s world-class creative industries and tech sector together. We ar...
Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives
Helgason, I., Smyth, M., Encinas, E., & Mitrović, I. (2020)
Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives. https://doi.org/10.1145/3393914.3395907
This full-day, interdisciplinary workshop will address the use of Speculative and Critical Design (SCD), Design Fiction, and related practices, including those that use provoc...
Ethnographic Fictions: Research for Speculative Design
Helgason, I., & Smyth, M. (2020)
Ethnographic Fictions: Research for Speculative Design. https://doi.org/10.1145/3393914.3395872
Ethnographically informed research that investigates people's lived experiences, emotions, attitudes and behaviours inevitably draws primarily on current and past situations. ...
How Can We Balance Research, Participation and Innovation as HCI Researchers?
Lechelt, S., Elsden, C., Helgason, I., Panneels, I., Smyth, M., Speed, C., & Terras, M. (2019)
How Can We Balance Research, Participation and Innovation as HCI Researchers?. In Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019https://doi.org/10.1145/3363384.3363394
This paper reflects upon the growing expectation for HCI research projects to collaborate closely with partners in industry and civil society. Specifically, we suggest that th...
UrbanIxD: From Ethnography to Speculative Design Fictions for the Hybrid City
Stals, S., Smyth, M., & Mival, O. (2019)
UrbanIxD: From Ethnography to Speculative Design Fictions for the Hybrid City. In Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019https://doi.org/10.1145/3363384.3363486
This paper presents research in the field of Urban Interaction Design which seeks to understand how people's personal, emotional relationships with urban places could potentia...
DIY Community WiFi Networks: Insights on Participatory Design
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 ...
Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes.
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, C. F., & Smyth, M. (2018)
Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes. In SMSociety '18 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society, (178-186). https://doi.org/10.1145/3217804.3217910
In a UK city, various crocheted protest banners have appeared, containing political statements concerning planned developments in their locations. Photos of these banners are ...
Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research
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...
Making and Unfinishedness: Designing Toolkits for Negotiation
Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2017)
Making and Unfinishedness: Designing Toolkits for Negotiation. Design Journal, 20(sup1), S3966-S3974. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352899
The diffusion and democratisation of computing technologies and physical prototyping systems has supported the rise of Do-It-Yourself culture. In the context of design innovat...