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 ...
Remote control by body movement in synchrony with orbiting widgets: an evaluation of TraceMatch
Clarke, C., Bellino, A., Esteves, A., & Gellersen, H. (2017)
Remote control by body movement in synchrony with orbiting widgets: an evaluation of TraceMatch. PACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 1(3), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1145/3130910
In this work we consider how users can use body movement for remote control with minimal effort and maximum flexibility. TraceMatch is a novel technique where the interface di...
Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children
Flint, T., Hall, L., Stewart, F., & Hagan, D. (2018)
Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children. Digital Creativity, 29(2/3), 191-207. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2018.1511601
This paper discusses a virtual reality experience for a contemporary sculpture park, Jupiter Artland, developed in Minecraft targeting 9-11-year-old children. Issues of fideli...
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...
Triangulation in practice.
Turner, P., & Turner, S. (2009)
Triangulation in practice. Virtual Reality, 13, 171-181. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10055-009-0117-2
Triangulation is the means by which an alternate perspective is used to validate, challenge or extend existing findings. It is frequently used when the field of study is diffi...
Using the blended spaces framework to design heritage stories with schoolchildren.
O'Keefe, B., & Benyon, D. (2015)
Using the blended spaces framework to design heritage stories with schoolchildren. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 6, 7-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2016.02.001
Blended spaces are spaces where a physical space is deliberately integrated in a close-knit way with a digital space. Blended spaces may take the form of a carefully designed ...
Demo Hour: Anthony Otten, Daniel Schulze, Mie Sorensen, Di Mainstone, Tim Murray-Browne
Helgason, I. (2011)
Demo Hour: Anthony Otten, Daniel Schulze, Mie Sorensen, Di Mainstone, Tim Murray-Browne. Interactions, 18, 8-9. https://doi.org/10.1145/2008176.2008179
These Demo Hour projects were curated by Ingi Helgason, a researcher and design lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University and the Open University. The projects were presented at...
Comparing designers’ and listeners’ experiences
McGregor, I. (2014)
Comparing designers’ and listeners’ experiences. AI & society, 29(4), 473-483. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-013-0489-4
This paper compares the listening experiences of non-experts and the designers of two sound designs. To date, no such comparisons have been examined empiri- cally, and so for ...
Comparative Evaluation of Radio and Audio Logo Sound Designs
McGregor, I., & Cunningham, S. (2015)
Comparative Evaluation of Radio and Audio Logo Sound Designs. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 63(11), 876-888. https://doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2015.0076
This study aims to explore the suitability of capturing designers’ and listeners’ experiences of sound design for a radio drama and audio logos using the repertory grid techni...