Senior Content Producer & Research Fellow
Kettley, S., & Smyth, M. (2007). Plotting affect and premises for use in aesthetic interaction design: towards evaluation of the everyday. In N. Bryan-Kinns, A. Blanford, P. Curzon, & L. Nigay (Eds.), People and computers XX Engage : proceedings of HCI 2006, 17-22. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-664-3
This short paper presents an experimental approach to the difficulty of evaluating interactive systems as artefacts for everyday life. The problem arises from the event-like n...
Joel, S., Smyth, M., & Rodgers, P. (2004). An ethnographical orientated study of designers in a collaborative design project. In Studying Designers '05, 307-322
No abstract available.
Baillie, L., & Benyon, D. (1999). Designing and evaluating a user interface for a home convergence technology. In A. Sloan, & F. V. Rijn (Eds.), Home Informatics and Telematics - Information, Technology and Society, HOIT 2000 Proceedings, Volume 2, 101-110
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...
22 November 2017
21 October 2017
The Dutch Design Week is one of the most prominent Design events internationally and the Mind the Step exhibition one of its highlights. It features design driven by technolog...
10 October 2017
08 April 2019
12 April 2019
A week of activities both internal at Napier, and external at Whitespace, including presentations, workshops, and panels, delivered by the Shopify UX Team.
04 April 2019
04 April 2019
CI Studios are new regular informal events open to anyone working in the creative industries to meet, share experiences, and explore using data and data-driven technologies.
13 June 2018
15 June 2018
A talk was presented, entitled "The Sensorium: Designing Future Interactions".
UX Scotland is a hands-on, practical UX & design conference that allows participan...
Senior Research Fellow
Professor of Data Science and Intelligent Systems
0131 455 2723
(1998). i3 proceedings : community of the future. In M. Caenepeel, D. Benyon, & D. Smith (Eds.), i3 proceedings : community of the future
McCall, R., & Benyon, D. (1998). EniSpace: Evaluating Navigation in Information Space. In P. De Bra, & J. J. Leggett (Eds.), Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999, 1344-1345
Traditional methods of evaluating usability such as heuristic evaluation and cognitive walkthrough do not address all issues relating to navigation. This is despite the fact t...
Smyth, M. (1997). The tools designers use: what do they reveal about design thinking?. In J. S. Smith, & E. W. L. Norman (Eds.), IDATER 98 : International Conference on Design and Technology Educational Research and Curriculum Development, 146-153
McCall, R., & Benyon, D. (1997). A software tool for evaluating navigation. In J. May, J. Siddiqui, & J. Wilkinson (Eds.), HCI’98 Conference Companion, 72-73
Traditional methods of evaluating the usability of software systems largely ignore the problem of navigation within computer based environments. In contrast the 'Navigation of...
Benyon, D. (1996). Domains Models for User Interface Design. In D. Benyon, & P. Palanque (Eds.), Critical Issues in User Interface Systems Engineering, 3-19. Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-1001-9_1
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is concerned with developing computer-based systems which help people undertake their work or other activities and which demonstrate a high de...
Benyon, D. (1994). A Functional Model of Interacting Systems: A Semiotic Approach. In J. Connolly, & E. Edmonds (Eds.), CSCW and Artificial Intelligence; Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 105-125. Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2035-3_8
Recent developments in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI) share a common problem: commu...
Smyth, M., & Knott, R. P. (1993). The role of metaphor at the human computer interface. In S. Howard, & Y. K. Leung (Eds.), Proceedings of OZCHI'94, the CHISIG Annual Conference : Harmony through working together, 287-291
Interface metaphors are introduced as a technique to facilitate the learning of systems. To better understand this process, metaphors are discussed in terms of their role in t...
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...
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 necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
The perceived auditory environment is an increasingly important part of people’s everyday interactive experiences. While sound design is an establish...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
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
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
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
12 June 2018 - 14 June 2018
CORE 44, Merchiston Campus
12 January 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
Merchiston, Glass room
7 July 2016
C19, Merchiston, Edinburgh Napier University.
16 June 2016 - 22 June 2016