Senior Research Fellow
Helgason, I., Smyth, M. & Speed, C. (2011). Aspects of lifelikeness: a framework for optional interactions with public installations
This poster presents a framework for the design and evaluation of “optional interactions” with publicly sited, non-utilitarian installations. These kinds of encounters, where ...
Helgason, I., Jensen, L., Rosenbak, S., Skrinjar, L., Smyth, M., Streinzer, A., …Wouters, N. (2012). From urban space to future place
How the UrbanIxD summer school applied critical design & design fiction to future urban technologies. Produced in collaboration with the Book Sprints for ICT Research FP7 proj...
Smyth, M. & Helgason, I. (2015). Life at the local scale: an alternative perspective on the urban. In Hybrid Cities - data to the peopledoi:10.13140/RG.2.1.3740.2083
The study of cities has risen to the top of research agendas in the last decade, raising the question of how to study something as vast and eclectic as cities. This paper prop...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Data Driven Innovation (DDI) is transforming society and the economy. DDI is defined as the challenge to make effective use of data to shape, develop and deliver innovative products and services to co...
Scottish Funding Council
Walks and Waterfalls is a multi-channel interactive project intended to design and roadmap a blended experience between a fine art photography book, a mobile augmented reality app and physical locatio...
The feeling of being immersed within a live performance by an ensemble of world class musicians can be a deeply engaging and highly valued cultural experience for audiences as well as for the performe...
Smyth, M. & Helgason, I. (2010). Imagining urban interactions: strategies for exploring future design landscapes. In Proceedings of British HCI
For designers, attempting to respond to unknown design spaces can be a daunting task. This paper describes a series of workshops that presented rapid ethnographic design metho...
To understand and explore the feasibility of how Visit Arran can collect visitor feedback more efficiently and to reach a younger target audience.
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...
The project finished on 31/06/11 and was evaluated as "Excellent: the project has fully achieved its objectives and technical goals for the period and has even exceeded expectations"
The reviewers co...
EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes
Presence Research in Action, ‘Peach’, is a co-ordination action, part of the European Union’s 6th Research and Development Framework Programme in Information Systems Technologies. Peach is a project a...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Core44, room c44, Merchiston campus
11 January 2017
April 20 & 21. Brussels.
20 April 2016