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Re-creating the Botanics: towards a sense of place in virtual environments

Presentation / Conference
Turner, S., Turner, P., Carroll, F., O'Neill, S., Benyon, D., McCall, R., & Smyth, M. (2003, January)
Re-creating the Botanics: towards a sense of place in virtual environments. Paper presented at Benogo
The EC funded project BENOGO seeks to re-create real places using photo-realistic immersive virtual reality technology and in so doing investigates the nature of presence and ...

Ensemble: embodied experiences in a sound and jewellery installation.

Conference Proceeding
Kettley, S., Smyth, M., Arvind, D. K., Greig, F., McGregor, I., & Paechter, B. (2006)
Ensemble: embodied experiences in a sound and jewellery installation. In D. Golightly, T. Rose, & B. Light (Eds.), Create 07 Creative Inventions, Innovations and Everyday Designs in HCI
ensemble - an interactive collection of networked jewellery with gesturally determined, real time sonic output

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...

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...

Probing the sense of place.

Conference Proceeding
O'Neill, S., McCall, R., Smyth, M., & Benyon, D. (2004)
Probing the sense of place. In Presence 2004
This paper describes the application and results of two studies using a qualitative tool designed to examine sense of place in relation to presence research in the BENOGO proj...

Recreating the Botanics: towards a sense of place in virtual environments.

Presentation / Conference
Turner, S., Turner, P., Carroll, F., O'Neill, S., Benyon, D., McCall, R., & Smyth, M. (2003, June)
Recreating the Botanics: towards a sense of place in virtual environments. Paper presented at 3rd UK Conference of the Environmental Psychology Network
The EC funded project BENOGO seeks to re-create real places using photo-realistic immersive virtual reality technology and in so doing investigates the nature of presence and ...

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...

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
No abstract available.

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.

Designing digital urban interactions industry landscape and market analysis.

Conference Proceeding
Zaffiro, G., Melissa, B., Brynskov, M., & Smyth, M. (2014)
Designing digital urban interactions industry landscape and market analysis. In 13th International Conference on e-Society 2015, 249-254
Urban Interaction Design addresses the question of how we, as physical beings, will interact with the technologically augmented, data-rich urban environments that increasingly...
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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

Multimedia Environment for Mobiles

1995 - 1998
Multimedia Environment for Mobiles is a EU Framework Programmes project funded by ACTS.
Funder: EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes

Peach

2006 - 2009
Presence Research in Action, ‘Peach’, is a co-ordination action, part of the European Union’s 6th Research and Development Framework Programme in Information Systems Technologies. Peach is a project a...
Funder: EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes | Value: £100,000

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

Creative Informatics: Data Driven Innovation for the Creative Industries

2018 - 2023
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...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £1,046,473

Convivio Summer School

2005 - 2006
Convivio Summer School is a EU Framework Programmes project funded by EU
Funder: European Commission | Value: £30,000

BENOGO: Being There without going

2002 - 2005
Aim The project will investigate and further develop novel synthetic image rendering technologies into an innovative mediation system (a Virtual Environment) that provides close-to photo-realistic 3D ...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £300,932

Ensemble

2006 - 2007
Ensemble is an interactive suite of jewellery to be experienced by up to ten people within a gallery environment, which provides an alternative, ambigious style of interaction in wearable computing. I...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £39,240
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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

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

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