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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...

Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives

Conference Proceeding
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

Conference Proceeding
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. ...

Making and Unfinishedness: Designing Toolkits for Negotiation

Journal Article
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...

DIY Community WiFi Networks: Insights on Participatory Design

Conference Proceeding
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 ...

Digital Blur: Creative Practice at the Boundaries of Architecture, Design and Art

Book
Smyth, M. (2010)
P. Rodgers, & M. Smyth (Eds.). Digital Blur: Creative Practice at the Boundaries of Architecture, Design and Art. Libri Publishing
Digital Blur brings together some of the world's leading practitioners and thinkers from the fields of art, architecture and design, all of whom share a common desire to explo...

DIY networking as a facilitator for interdisciplinary research on the hybrid city.

Conference Proceeding
Andriotis, P., Apostol, I., Gaved, M., Smyth, M., & Unteidig, A. (2015)
DIY networking as a facilitator for interdisciplinary research on the hybrid city. In L. Theona, & D. Charitos (Eds.), Proceedings of Hybrid City 2015: Data to the People, (65-72
DIY networking is a technology with special characteristics compared to the public Internet, which holds a unique potential for empowering citizens to shape their hybrid urban...

Dialogues in Interaction Design: complexity, hybridity and the relationship between research and practice.

Journal Article
Smyth, M. (2010)
Dialogues in Interaction Design: complexity, hybridity and the relationship between research and practice. Digital Creativity, 21, 233 - 237. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2010.538066
A brief overview of the field of Interaction Design is provided in order to contextualise the Create10 conference. The conference was held at Edinburgh Napier University in Ju...

An ethnographical orientated study of designers in a collaborative design project.

Conference Proceeding
Joel, S., Smyth, M., & Rodgers, P. (2004)
An ethnographical orientated study of designers in a collaborative design project. In Studying Designers '05, 307-322
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Critical Design: Is It Just Designers Doing Ethnography or Does It Offer Something More for Interaction Design?

Book
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.
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A multidimensional sketching interface for visual interaction with corpus-based concatenative sound synthesis

2009 - 2016
The present research sought to investigate the correspondence between auditory and visual f...
Dr Augoustinos Tsiros | Director of Studies: Dr Gregory Leplatre | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth

UrbanIxd: exploring human interactions in the hybrid city

2015 - date
With the vision of ubiquitous computing becoming increasingly realized, a new technological layer in the form of sensors, urban screens, smartp...
Shenando Stals | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth | Second Supervisor: Dr Oli Mival

Learning to cope with non-discretionary use of digital technologies

0 - 2016
The thesis describes an investigation into how people learn to cope with non-discretionary use of digital technologies. This includes...
Dr Emilia Sobolewska | Director of Studies: Prof David Benyon | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth

Understanding user experience in blended spaces

2010 - 2018
Serkan Ayan | Director of Studies: Prof David Benyon | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth

In search of the cybermuse: Exploring the potential for, and obstacles to, the use of suport technologies in the creative process

1999 - 2006
Dr Oli Mival | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth | Second Supervisor: Prof David Benyon

Complex pleasures: designing optional interactions for public spaces

2008 - 2017
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Dr Ingi Helgason | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth