Principal Research Fellow
Mival, O., & Benyon, D. (2014). User experience (UX) design for medical personnel and patients. In S. Fricker, C. Thuemmler, & A. Gavras (Eds.), Requirements Engineering for Digital Health and Care, 117-131. Cham: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-09798-5_6
UX design is concerned with all the issues that go into providing an engaging and enjoyable experience for people in both the short and longer term. This is more than mere fun...
Berg, T. (2014). Rich Picture: the role of the facilitator. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 28(1), (67-77). doi:10.1007/s11213-014-9318-z. ISSN 1094-429X
Information Systems for complex situations often fail to adequately deliver quality and suitability. One reason for this failure is an inability to identify comprehensive user...
Mival, O., Thuemmler, C., Schneider, A., Paulin, A., Kranzfelder, M., & Hasan, A. (2013). Health: RFID makes surgery safer. In P. Cousin (Ed.), Internet of Things: Success Stories, 54-60. Internet of Things Council
This document presents a novel technique to reduce the risk of forgotten surgical towels in surgery. It is an application of IoT in field of healthcare. Integrating RFID tags ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Eye-tracking is an increasingly popular technique in which user’s eye movements are captured by a computer system, allowing it to ascertain where the user is looking in a display or visual scene (fixa...
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...
Senior Content Producer & Research Fellow
Ayan, S. & Benyon, D. (2013). Designing blended spaces: historical echoes, testing a framework for digital tourism. International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design. 7(2), 1-12. ISSN 2325-1662
This work relates heavily to blended space theory and the trajectories approach previously done in this field. Imaz and Benyon have introduced the ideas of conceptual blending...
Benyon, D. (2013). Designing interactive Systems: A Comprehensive Guide to HCI, UX and interaction design. Pearson Education
Designing Interactive Systems is the most authoritative textbook in the areas of human–computer interaction (HCI), usability, consumer experience and interaction design. Davi...
McGregor, I. (2014). Comparing designers’ and listeners’ experiences. AI & society. 29(4), 473-483. doi:10.1007/s00146-013-0489-4. ISSN 0951-5666
This paper compares the listening experiences of non-experts and the designers of two sound designs. To date, no such comparisons have been examined empiri- cally, and so for ...
Benyon, D., Quigley, A., O'Keefe, B. & Riva, G. (2013). Presence and digital tourism. AI & society.. doi:10.1007/s00146-013-0493-8. ISSN 0951-5666
This paper provides an introduction to digital tourism as mediated by presence research as a means to create substantive user experiences (UX) for visitors. Tourism is a rich ...
Esteves, A., Quintal, F. & Oakley, I. (2013). jamTable: Can Physical Interfaces Support the Collaboration between Novice and Experienced Musicians?. In Haptic and Audio Interaction Design, 99-108. BioMed Central. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-41068-0_11. ISBN 978-3-642-41067-3; 978-3-642-41068-0
This paper introduces jamTable, a system that enables the collaboration between users playing a standard musical instrument and users interacting with a tangible musical seque...
Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2013). Tangible possibilities—envisioning interactions in public space. Digital Creativity, 24(1), (75-87). doi:10.1080/14626268.2013.769454. ISSN 1462-6268
This article explores approaches to envisionment in the field of interaction design. Design fictions are introduced as a method to articulate future possibilities. Three case ...
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
Turner, P. & Turner, S. (2012). Emotional and aesthetic attachment to digital artefacts. Cognition, Technology and Work. doi:10.1007/s10111-012-0231-x. ISSN 1435-5558
We report a pair of repertory grid studies that explore the attachment people have for digital and nondigital
In the first study we found no clear distinctions betw...
Helgason, I. (2011). Demo Hour: Anthony Otten, Daniel Schulze, Mie Sorensen, Di Mainstone, Tim Murray-Browne. Interactions. 18, 8-9. doi:10.1145/2008176.2008179. ISSN 1072-5520
These Demo Hour projects were curated by Ingi Helgason, a researcher and design lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University and the Open University. The projects were presented at...
Smyth, M., Speed, C., & Brynskov, M. (2010). Critical Design: Is It Just Designers Doing Ethnography or Does It Offer Something More for Interaction Design?. In P. Campos, N. Graham, J. Jorge, N. Nunes, P. Palanque, & M. Winckler (Eds.), Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2011; Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 685-686. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23768-3_115
The panel will discuss the contribution of Critical Design to the field of Interaction Design and reflect on the insights that it provides on interaction.
Smyth, M., Helgason, I., Mitrovic, I., & Zaffiro, G. (2010). The city in cinema: how popular culture can influence research agendas. Procedia computer science, 7, (110-113). doi:10.1016/j.procs.2011.12.033. ISSN 1877-0509
Where can researchers find inspiration for the transformative applications, concepts and infrastructures that they believe will characterise the next decade? One approach to p...
Turner, P. & Turner, S. (2010). Is stereotyping inevitable when designing with personas?. Design Studies. 32, 30-44. doi:10.1016/j.destud.2010.06.002. ISSN 0142-694X
User representations are central to user-centred design, personas being one of the more recent developments. However, such descriptions of people risk stereotyping. We review ...
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...
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The challenge that climate change poses to humanity and the natural environment is critical and well documented. Faced with such an unprecedented challenge, three responses are needed: drastic cuts in...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
Research exchange with the Bielefeld Dialogue Systems group
The Internet of Things (IoT), a network of physical objects that can communicate, sense and act in the world, is rapidly expanding and is expected to account for nine billion of inter-connected device...
Dovecot and the ENU team are exploring innovative digital solution for visitors to experience the work of weavers without disturbing the concentrated work required for tapestry weaving. With the creat...
I-POS produce an Intelligent Point of Sale application which runs on Apple iPad hardware for use in bars and restaurants. The application generates transaction based sales data and re-ordering data fr...
To explore, understand and develop intuitive interaction technologies for simultaneous multi-user collaborative experiences in immersive digital domes
A digital dome is a large physical object that can fully immerse one or more users and present them digital material via rear projection onto the dome’s surface. Such a system presents unique and curr...
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...
The aim of the project led by Alistair Lawson of IIDI is is to investigate the development of a visually stimulating, high quality interactive on-line learning package for refresher courses for the ...
To understand and explore the feasibility of how Visit Arran can collect visitor feedback more efficiently and to reach a younger target audience.
The present research sought to investigate the correspondence between auditory and visual f...
Tom Flint will be discussing his work with Jupiter Artland in a talk titled An infrastructure for exploring the mixed reality continuum with children: Minecraft, Mixed Reality, and Jupiter Artland. T...
20 February 2018
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 m...
22 November 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...
20 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...
9 October 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 ...
17 August 2017
Tom Flint will be accompanying weavers from Dovecot Tapestry Studio at a workshop held at the National Gallery London.
28 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
4 July 2017
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...
11 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...
7 November 2016
Augusto was awarded a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant
27 June 2016
RBS commission Dr Oli Mival to review their UX activities & methods.
14 June 2016
School of Computing, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Napier University;
The Whitespace, Norloch House, 36 King's Stables Road
7 April 2019 - 11 April 2019
Glassroom, Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus
10 Colinton Road
3 April 2019
CoRe44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
25 September 2018
12 June 2018 - 14 June 2018
The Glass Room
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh EH10 5DT
12 December 2017
Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus
10 Colinton Road
9 November 2017
Core44, Room C44, Merchiston Campus
24 October 2017
Core44, room C44, Merchiston campus
27 June 2017
Core44, room c44, Merchiston campus
11 January 2017
Core44, room C44 Merchiston campus
7 December 2016
Merchiston, Glass room
7 July 2016
C19, Merchiston, Edinburgh Napier University.
16 June 2016 - 22 June 2016
April 20 & 21. Brussels.
20 April 2016