Making and Unfinishedness: Designing Toolkits for Negotiation
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...
Complex Pleasures: Designing Optional interactions for Public Spaces
Helgason, I. Complex Pleasures: Designing Optional interactions for Public Spaces. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1022893
This research aims to contribute to knowledge about the design of interactive systems sited in public spaces. In particular, the study concerns "optional interactions" where s...
City | Data | Future: envisioning interactions in hybrid urban space.
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). https://doi.org/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...
The city in cinema: how popular culture can influence research agendas.
Smyth, M., Helgason, I., Mitrovic, I., & Zaffiro, G. (2011)
The city in cinema: how popular culture can influence research agendas. Procedia computer science, 7, 110-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2011.12.033
Where can researchers find inspiration for the transformative applications, concepts and infrastructures that they believe will characterise the next decade? One approach to p...
Tangible possibilities—envisioning interactions in public space
Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2013)
Tangible possibilities—envisioning interactions in public space. Digital Creativity, 24(1), 75-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2013.769454
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 ...
UrbanixD: designing human interactions in the networked city
Smyth, M., Helgason, I., Brynskov, M., Mitrovic, I., & Zaffiro, G. (2013)
UrbanixD: designing human interactions in the networked city. In Proceeding CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13), (2533-2536). https://doi.org/10.1145/2468356.2468823
Interaction Design, in an urban context, is an increasingly important field of research. City populations are currently in a state of rapid flux. Conurbations are fast becomin...
Life at the local scale: an alternative perspective on the urban.
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...
Informing the design of the future urban landscape.
Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2010)
Informing the design of the future urban landscape. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 438-440. doi:10.1145/1858171.1858259
The urban spaces of the future will be saturated with both visible and hidden media that gather and transmit information. How we as physical beings connect with, interpret and...
Interaction design: learning from new-media art.
Presentation / Conference
Helgason, I. (2010, September)
Interaction design: learning from new-media art. Paper presented at Irish Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Conference, Dublin
The aim of this PhD research project is to increase knowledge about the nature of what can be termed “optional interactions” with installations and systems found in public or ...
Beat Haiku: interactive poetry application.
Helgason, I. (2012)
Beat Haiku: interactive poetry application. In NordiCHI’12 Making sense through design, (777-778). https://doi.org/10.1145/2399016.2399142
This application invites the user to create short Haiku poems by selecting and arranging words that are displayed onscreen. The web-based application is presented on a touchsc...