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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.

The Materiality of Wearable Computers – Craft and Authentic User Experience

Journal Article
Kettley, S., & Smyth, M. (2004)
The Materiality of Wearable Computers – Craft and Authentic User Experience. Design Journal, 7(2), 32-41. https://doi.org/10.2752/146069204789354381
This paper presents work undertaken as part of an ongoing research programme into wearable computers and the processes for designing personal digital artifacts that exhibit au...

Informing the design of the future urban landscape.

Conference Proceeding
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...

An investigation into virtual representations of real places.

Conference Proceeding
Arnspang, J., Benyon, D., Fahle, M., Granum, E., Madsen, C., Pajdla, T., …Weinshall, D. (2002)
An investigation into virtual representations of real places. In Proc. Fifth Annual International Workshop on Presence, 66-78
The paper describes the main themes of a recently funded research project under the European Communitys Future and Emerging Technologies Presence initiative. The aim of the re...

The city in cinema: how popular culture can influence research agendas.

Journal Article
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...

The role of metaphor at the human computer interface.

Conference Proceeding
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...

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...

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...

Imagining urban interactions: strategies for exploring future design landscapes.

Conference Proceeding
Smyth, M. & Helgason, I. (2010)
Imagining urban interactions: strategies for exploring future design landscapes. In Proceedings of British HCI
For designers, attempting to respond to unknown design spaces can be a daunting task. This paper describes a series of workshops that presented rapid ethnographic design metho...

Designing for embodied interaction: experiencing artefacts with and through the body.

Book
Smyth, M. (2006)
Designing for embodied interaction: experiencing artefacts with and through the body. In D. Sutton, R. McKenzie, & S. Brind (Eds.), The State of the Real, 140-150. IB Tauris & Co Ltd