Principal Research Fellow
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Smyth, M. (1999, January). Space, place and interface. Paper presented at Acradia Workshop
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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
Alty, J., Knott, R., Anderson, B., & Smyth, M. (2000). A framework for engineering metaphor at the user interface. Interacting with Computers, 13(2), (301-322). ISSN 0953-5438
Interface metaphors facilitate the learning of new computer systems by supporting the transformation of existing knowledge in order to improve the comprehension of novel situa...
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...
Scottish Funding Council
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...
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...
Senior Research Fellow
Egan, C., Thompson, R., & O'Dowd, A. (in press). The Lions' Gate: Towards a Permaculture-inspired Blended Space. https://doi.org/10.1145/3338103.3338110
In light of the devastating ecological effects of climate breakdown and with human well-being under severe stress, this paper presents The Lions' Gate-an in-development, urban...
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...
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...
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...
Mitrović, I., Smyth, M., Helgason, I., & Mitrovic, I. (2015). City | Data | Future: envisioning interactions in hybrid urban space. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, 373-374. doi:10.1145/2757226.2757380
The City | Data | Future installation is a collection of “design fiction” video scenarios that speculate about the experience of urban life and how it might change in the near...
Stals, S., Smyth, M., & Ijsselsteijn, W. (2013). Walking & talking: probing the urban lived experience. In Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Fun, Fast, Foundational - NordiCHI '14, 737-746. doi:10.1145/2639189.2641215
With ubiquitous mobile computing devices spreading throughout the urban environment of everyday life, there is a growing need to better understand person-place relationships a...
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
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...
Mival, O. (2002). In search of the cybermuse: supporting creative activity within product design. In J. Mottram, L. Candy, & T. Kavanagh (Eds.), Creativity & cognition : proceedings of the fourth Creativity & Cognition Conference : exhibition papers and posters : Loughborough University, Loughborough, 47-48
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
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...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...