Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer in Engineering Design
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...
Vasantha, G. A., Ramesh, H. P., Sugavanam, C. M., Chakrabarti, A., Corney, J., & Wodehouse, A. (2017). Interactional Differences and Effects Between Collocated and Distributed Design. In International Conference on Research into Design, 933-944. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3518-0_80
Interactions (i.e. modes of operations through which product development knowledge is generated and externalized in the design process) play a vital role in knowledge processe...
Egan, C., Benyon, D., & Thompson, R. (2017). Permaculture as a foundation for sustainable interaction design and UX. In Proceedings of British HCI 2017
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...
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 Content Producer & Research Fellow
Principal Research Fellow
Benyon, D., & Egan, C. (2017). Sustainable HCI: Blending permaculture and user-experience. In DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems
For approximately 10 years the SIGCHI Sustainable HCI (sHCI) and Sustainable Interaction Design (SID) communities have debated the contribution that HCI can make to sustainabi...
Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Maclachlan, R., & Wodehouse, A. (2017). The analysis and presentation of patents to support engineering design. In Design Computing and Cognition '16, 209-226. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44989-0_12
This paper explores the role of patents in engineering design, and how the extraction and presentation of patent data could be improved for designers. We propose the use of cr...
Vasantha, . G., Wodehouse, A., Corney, J., MacLachlan, R., & Jagadeesan, A. (2016). Industrial challenges in patent management for design innovation. In 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference
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Vasantha, G. V. A., Ramesh, H. P., Sugavanam, C. M., Chakrabarti, A., & Corney, J. (2015). Influences of integrating touch screen smart board and CAD in collaborative design. In International conference on Design Creativity and Innovation, 8
Although a digital design tool like CAD has a strong influence on creative design, it is merely used in the detail design stage to present the visualized final product in 3D s...
Agrawal, A., Yadav, P., Upadhyay, C. K., Corney, J. R., Vasantha, G. A., Jagadeesan, A., & Lynn, A. (2015). A novel hybrid intelligence approach for 2D packing through internet crowdsourcing. In Technological Innovation in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development (TIAR), 2015 IEEE, 33--39. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIAR.2015.7358527
Packing problems on its current state are being utilized for wide area of industrial applications. The aim of present research is to create and implement an intelligent system...
Mitrović, I., Smyth, M., Helgason, I., & Mitrovic, I. (2015). City | Data | Future: envisioning interactions in hybrid urban space. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, 373-374. doi:10.1145/2757226.2757380
The City | Data | Future installation is a collection of “design fiction” video scenarios that speculate about the experience of urban life and how it might change in the near...
Vasantha, G., Roy, R., & Corney, J. (2014). Challenges and opportunities in transforming laser system industry to deliver integrated product and service offers. In H. Afsarmanesh, & L. M. Camarinha-Matos, (Eds.), Collaborative Systems for Smart Networked Environments, 127-134. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44745-1_12
Laser system industry is a complex network entity that includes laser component manufacturer, laser manufacturer, system integrator, laser job shop, laser process developer an...
Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Jagadeeshan, A., Lynn, A., Acur Bakir, N., Smith, M., & Agrawal, A. (2014). Towards crowdsourcing spatial manufacturing tasks from rural India. In F. Rehman, N. Woodfine, & R. Marasini (Eds.), Advance in Manufacturing Technology XXVIII: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Many tasks involving production software that involve spatial reasoning can only produce "good" rather than optimum solutions. It is frequently possible for humans to improve ...
Walls, S., Corney, J., & Vasantha, G. (2014). Relative energy consumption of low-cost 3D printers. In F. Rehman, N. Woodfine, & R. Marasini (Eds.), Advance in Manufacturing Technology XXVIII: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
The potential of low cost, 3D printing to support distributed manufacture in remote, rural communities has been noted by several observers. However the economic practicality o...
Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Prakash Ramesh, H., Mouli Sugavanam, C., & Chakrabarti, A. (2014). Usage of gestures along with other interaction modes in collaborative design. In F. Rehman, N. Woodfine, & R. Marasini (Eds.), Advance in Manufacturing Technology XXVIII: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Currently many computer-aided multi-modal interaction tools are under development, and some have demonstrated their applications in design. To avoid disruptive transformation ...
Stals, S., Smyth, M., & Ijsselsteijn, W. (2013). Walking & talking: probing the urban lived experience. In Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Fun, Fast, Foundational - NordiCHI '14, 737-746. doi:10.1145/2639189.2641215
With ubiquitous mobile computing devices spreading throughout the urban environment of everyday life, there is a growing need to better understand person-place relationships a...
Annamalai Vasantha, G. V., Hussain, R., Roy, R., & Erkoyuncu, J. A. (2013). IPS2 Design Process: A Comparative Study between Literature and Industrial Approaches. In Y. Shimomura, & K. Kimita (Eds.), The Philosopher's Stone for Sustainability, 411-416. Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32847-3_69
Although the merits of Industrial product-service systems (IPS2) have been widely reported in the literature, the methodologies currently used to design IPS2 are not yet matur...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...