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Towards a methodology for developing visualizations

Journal Article
GRAHAM, M., KENNEDY, J., & BENYON, D. (2000)
Towards a methodology for developing visualizations. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 53(5), 789-807. doi:10.1006/ijhc.2000.0415
This paper presents a case study of the development of a visualization to represent and explore the relationships between multiple hierarchical structures, specifically botani...

User experience (UX) design for medical personnel and patients.

Book Chapter
Mival, O., & Benyon, D. (2015)
User experience (UX) design for medical personnel and patients. In S. Fricker, C. Thuemmler, & A. Gavras (Eds.), Requirements Engineering for Digital Health and Care, (117-131). Cham: BMC.
UX design is concerned with all the issues that go into providing an engaging and enjoyable experience for people in both the short and longer term. This is more than mere fun...

Norms and standards in modular medical architectures.

Conference Proceeding
Fricker, S., Fiedler, M., Grottland, A., Jell, T., Magedanz, T., Thuemmler, C., …Paulin, A. (2014)
Norms and standards in modular medical architectures. In 2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom) (IEEE Healthcom 2013), (382-387).
Recent Internet of Things (IoT) research has been aiming at interoperability of devices and the integration of sensor networks. The Future Internet - Private Public Partnershi...

Responsive environments, place and presence.

Journal Article
McCall, R., O'Neill, S., Carroll, F., Benyon, D., & Smyth, M. (2005)
Responsive environments, place and presence. PsychNology journal, 3, 34-74
This paper examines the effect that changing arena (i.e. an immersive CAVE or head mounted display) and adding an augmented barrier has on the sense of place and presence in t...

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...

Presence in blended spaces

Journal Article
Benyon, D. (2012)
Presence in blended spaces. Interacting with Computers, 24, 219-226.
Mixed reality technologies have been around for over ten years but it is only with the proliferation of smart phones and tablet (computers) that mixed and augmented reality in...

Presence and digital tourism

Journal Article
Benyon, D., Quigley, A., O'Keefe, B., & Riva, G. (2013)
Presence and digital tourism. AI & society,
This paper provides an introduction to digital tourism as mediated by presence research as a means to create substantive user experiences (UX) for visitors. Tourism is a rich ...

Interaction strategies for an affective conversational agent

Journal Article
Smith, C., Crook, N., Dobnik, S., Charlton, D., Boye, J., Pulman, S., …Cavazza, M. (2011)
Interaction strategies for an affective conversational agent. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 20, 395-411.
The development of embodied conversational agents (ECA) as companions brings several challenges for both affective and conversational dialogue. These include challenges in gen...

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...

A method for designing virtual places.

Conference Proceeding
McCall, R., O'Neill, S., Benyon, D., Smyth, M., & Carroll, F. (2004)
A method for designing virtual places. In Presence 2004, 305-312
This paper discusses our experiences of using a range of methods and techniques to measure the sense of place in real and virtual environments. The paper presents a discussion...
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2006 - 2010
The COMPANIONS project developed virtual Companions for conversation to change the way people think about the relationships between people, computers and the Internet. This work has resulted system th...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £1,200,000

e-Health Security Infrastructure Evaluation

2012 - 2012
IIDI is working with Patient Reminders Limited supported the SFC Innovation Voucher scheme.  Patient Reminders Limited provides patient reminder products and solutions for use in clinical studies, ph...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,979

City of Literature

2011 - 2011
To develop apps related to Stevenson and City of Literature
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Historical Echoes

2012 - 2012
To develop an augmented reality digital tourism application
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £37,264


2013 - 2015
New ideas are on the way to make healthcare more accurate, more affordable and matching the needs of our changing societies. Demographic changes, progress in technology and in medicine offer options t...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £532,920

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

OPAL: The Partner Lens

2002 - 2004
OPaL aims to explore the potential of tools that can assist firms to configure partnerships as and when required to meet the demands of a volatile distributed workplace (Handy, 1992). Whatever the mot...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £194,000


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

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

Locus Focus

2012 - 2012
IIDI has been successful in obtaining funding for a new collaborative project with Locus Focus supported by the SFC Innovation Voucher Scheme. The project involves, the ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,647
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Visualising Multiple Overlapping Classification Hierarchies

1998 - 2002
The revision or reorganisation of hierarchical data sets can result in many possible hierarchical classifications composed of the same or ove...
Dr Martin Graham | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy | Second Supervisor: Prof David Benyon

Intermediated Reality

2016 - 2020
Real-time solutions to reducing the gap between virtual and physical worlds for photorealistic interactive Augmented Reality (AR) are presented. First, a method of texture deforma...
Doctor Llogari Casas Cambra | Director of Studies: Prof Kenny Mitchell | Second Supervisor: Dr Kevin Chalmers

Reputation management in a digital world: The role of online information in the building, management, and evaluation of personal reputations

2013 - 2019
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in...
Dr Frances Ryan | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Alistair Lawson

A software framework for the microscopic modelling of pedestrian movement

1999 - 2007
A town planner, faced with the task of designing attractive walking spaces, needs a tool that will allow different designs to b...
Dr Robert Kukla | Director of Studies: Prof Jon Kerridge | Second Supervisor: Prof Jessie Kennedy

Interactive Visualisation Tools for Supporting Taxonomists Working Practice

2001 - 2006
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
Dr Alan Cannon | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy

RESCUE: Evaluation of a fragmented secret share system in distributed cloud architecture

2014 - 2019
This work aims to address current problems of security within Cloud-based systems, as the risks in moving data i...
Dr Elo Ukwandu | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Dr Gordon Russell

Sonification of exosolar planetary systems

2015 - date
Michael Quinton | Director of Studies: Dr Iain McGregor | Second Supervisor: Prof David Benyon

Soundscape mapping: comparing listening experiences

0 - 2011
The perceived auditory environment is an increasingly important part of people’s everyday interactive experiences. While sound design is an establish...
Dr Iain McGregor | Director of Studies: Prof David Benyon | Second Supervisor: Dr Phil Turner

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