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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...

Interactional Differences and Effects Between Collocated and Distributed Design

Conference Proceeding
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...

Crowdsourcing solutions to 2D irregular strip packing problems from Internet workers

Journal Article
Vasantha, G. V., Jagadeesan, A. P., Corney, J. R., Lynn, A., & Agrawal, A. (2016)
Crowdsourcing solutions to 2D irregular strip packing problems from Internet workers. International Journal of Production Research, 54(14), 4104-4125. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2015.1102355
Many industrial processes require the nesting of 2D profiles prior to the cutting, or stamping, of components from raw sheet material. Despite decades of sustained academic ef...

The impact of head movements on user involvement in mediated interaction

Journal Article
Bamoallem, B. S., Wodehouse, A. J., Mair, G. M., & Vasantha, G. A. (2016)
The impact of head movements on user involvement in mediated interaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 55(A), 424-431. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.09.016
Communication takes place not only through speech, but also through gestures such as facial expressions, gaze, head movements, hand movements and body posture. Although develo...

A Knowledge Flow Model to Capture Unstructured Product Development Processes: A Knowledge Flow Model

Journal Article
Vasantha, G. V. A., Chakrabarti, A., & Corney, J. (2016)
A Knowledge Flow Model to Capture Unstructured Product Development Processes: A Knowledge Flow Model. Knowledge and Process Management, 23(2), 91-109. https://doi.org/10.1002/kpm.1501
Product knowledge emerges from day‐to‐day, ubiquitous interactions executed by engineers. Types of interaction and their associated influence on knowledge activities are often...

Personification technologies: developing artificial companions for older people.

Conference Proceeding
Mival, O., Cringean, S., & Benyon, D. (2004)
Personification technologies: developing artificial companions for older people. In CHI 2004 conference proceedings : Connect
This paper reports on the work of the UTOPIA project, a consortium of four Scottish universities concerned with technology issues for older people, focusing specifically on ar...

The use of design activity for research into Computer Supported Co-operative Work (CSCW)

Conference Proceeding
Garner, S. W., Scrivener, S. A. R., Clarke, A. A., Clark, S., Connolly, J. H., Palmen, H., …Smyth, M. G. (1990)
The use of design activity for research into Computer Supported Co-operative Work (CSCW). In J. Smith (Ed.), DATER 91, 84-96
This paper describes current research at Loughborough University in the field of Computer Supported Co-operative Working (CSCW). The project, which is funded by the Informatio...

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...

Sustainable HCI: Blending permaculture and user-experience

Conference Proceeding
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, (39-43). https://doi.org/10.1145/3064857.3079115
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...

Life at the local scale: an alternative perspective on the urban.

Conference Proceeding
Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2015)
Life at the local scale: an alternative perspective on the urban. In Hybrid Cities - data to the peoplehttps://doi.org/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...
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MAZI - A DIY networking toolkit for location-based collective awareness

2016 - 2018
Do-It-Yourself networking refers to a conceptual approach to the use of low-cost hardware and wireless technology in deploying local communication networks that can operate independently from the Inte...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £188,751

UrbanIxD

2013 - 2014
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...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £297,920

Citizen Bank

2015 - 2015
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

12 Closes Community Co-design Project, Phase 1

2016 - 2020
12 Closes is a 4 year project partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage to re-invigorate and redesign a series of the Royal Mile's pedestrian closes. The projects will be developed through a process o...
Funder: Edinburgh World Heritage | Value: £57,600

FutureJewels - Playfully Interactive Wearables for Health and Wellbeing

2018 - 2018
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 ...
Funder: Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw | Value: £2,256

Mortice Lock Prototype Development

2019 - 2020
The company has designed a new lock on CAD (computer aided design) which is about 95% complete, the design needs to completed by an expert to the British standards requirements and so as the lock is ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000