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Navigating information space: web site design and lessons from the built environment.

Journal Article
Benyon, D. (2006)
Navigating information space: web site design and lessons from the built environment. PsychNology journal, 4, 7-24
The Web is the archetypal information space but even on a well designed site it can be difficult to find all the information you need. It is impossible to design a site so tha...

My Grandfather's iPod: an investigation of emotional attachment to digital and non-digital artefacts.

Conference Proceeding
Turner, P., & Turner, S. (2011)
My Grandfather's iPod: an investigation of emotional attachment to digital and non-digital artefacts. In ECCE '11 Proceedings of the 29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, 149-156. https://doi.org/10.1145/2074712.2074742
Motivation -- to explore the nature and dimensions of attachment to digital and non-digital artefacts and explicate any differences in emotional attachment between digital and...

Natural Language Generation enhances human decision-making with uncertain information.

Conference Proceeding
Gkatzia, D., Lemon, O., & Rieser, V. (2016)
Natural Language Generation enhances human decision-making with uncertain information. In Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, (264-268). https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/P16-2043
Decision-making is often dependent on uncertain data, e.g. data associated with confidence scores or probabilities. We present a comparison of different information presentati...

Patterns of place: an integrated approach for the design and evaluation of real and virtual environments.

Book Chapter
Smyth, M., Benyon, D., McCall, R., O’Neill, S., & Carroll, F. (2015)
Patterns of place: an integrated approach for the design and evaluation of real and virtual environments. In Immersed in Media (237-260). Springer Science + Business Media. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10190-3_10
This chapter describes an approach to the development of virtual representations of real places. The work was funded under the European Union’s €20 m Future and Emerging Techn...

Plugging the Data Gap: Freelance Workers in the Creative Industries

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Panneels, I., Terras, M., Jones, C., Helgason, I., & Komorowski, M. (2021)
Plugging the Data Gap: Freelance Workers in the Creative Industries. https://www.pec.ac.uk/blog/plugging-the-data-gap-freelance-and-self-employed-workers-in-the-creative-industries
The lack of data on the self-employed and freelance workforce is a particularly severe problem for the creative industries, which are disproportionately made up of freelancers...

Orbits: gaze Interaction for smart watches using smooth pursuit eye movements.

Conference Proceeding
Esteves, A., Velloso, E., Bulling, A., & Gellersen, H. (2015)
Orbits: gaze Interaction for smart watches using smooth pursuit eye movements. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology, (457-466). https://doi.org/10.1145/2807442.2807499
We introduce Orbits, a novel gaze interaction technique that enables hands-free input on smart watches. The technique relies on moving controls to leverage the smooth pursuit ...

Making places: visualization, interaction and experience in urban space

Journal Article
Smyth, M., Trigueiros, P., Helgason, I., Coelho, A., Gallacher, S., Burrows, A., …Penha, R. (2015)
Making places: visualization, interaction and experience in urban space. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) IxDetA, 25, 813-816
Preface to the focus section: Making places: visualization, interaction and experience in urban space Cities are exciting and people continue to be drawn to urban areas beca...

Landscaping personification technologies: from interactions to relationships

Conference Proceeding
Benyon, D., & Mival, O. (2008)
Landscaping personification technologies: from interactions to relationships. In Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, presented at CHI 2008, Florence, April 2008, 3657-3662. doi:10.1145/1358628.1358908
Personification technologies are technologies that encourage people to anthropomorphize. These technologies try to get people to form relationships with them rather than simpl...

Soundscape mapping: a tool for evaluating sounds and auditory environments

Conference Proceeding
McGregor, I., LePlâtre, G., Turner, P., & Flint, T. (2010)
Soundscape mapping: a tool for evaluating sounds and auditory environments. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Auditory Display
This paper describes a soundscape mapping tool, and provides an illustration of its use in the evaluation of an in-car auditory interface. The tool addresses three areas: comm...

Soundscapes and repertory grids: comparing listeners’ and a designer’s experiences.

Conference Proceeding
McGregor, I., & Turner, P. (2012)
Soundscapes and repertory grids: comparing listeners’ and a designer’s experiences. In P. Turner, S. Turner, & I. McGregor (Eds.), ECCE 2012 (131-137). https://doi.org/10.1145/2448136.2448164
This paper reports on establishing whether listeners have the same listening experience as the person who designed the sound. Surprisingly, there is little or no evidence as t...

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Let's Play Wester Hailes: Community Produced Video Games of Edinburgh

2021 - 2022
This project aims to engage children and young people with the computer games industry. Working with WHALE Arts we will build games and upload them onto bespoke arcade machines. The games created wi...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £25,708

Road to COP26 Innovation Grant Programme

2020 - 2022
Description: Crafting Futures Nepal (CFN) is a partnership between Edinburgh Napier University (Inge Panneels, Creative Informatics), Kathmandu University and Applied Arts Scotland (AAS), funded by th...
Funder: British Council | Value: £2,057

RSE COP26 International Climate Change Network Grants

2021 - 2021
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), with the support of the Scottish Funding Council, is pleased to invite applications for the RSE COP26 International Climate Change Network Grants. The RSE COP26 ...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £9,996

BSL in Embodied Music Interaction

2022 - 2022
This is an exploratory study in the field of Embodied Music Interaction (EMI) to greater understand how British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters categorise music for the hearing impaired. EMI looks a...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £5,000

Platform to platform: an investigation into audience engagement with digitised archives and its transformative impact across different online formats

2022 - 2022
This project is closely tied to two goals of the call: unlocking value from digitised heritage content, and online performance. In respect of ‘unlocking value from digitised heritage’, the practical...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £4,994

VOTER: Virtual organisations: technology, Enterprise, Systems

2001 - 2003
Information and Communication Technologies have the capacity to transcend organisational boundaries and allow work to be done in new ways on a distributed basis (both co-localisation and de-localisati...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £56,000

Visitor feedback data capture for VisitArran

2014 - 2014
To understand and explore the feasibility of how Visit Arran can collect visitor feedback more efficiently and to reach a younger target audience.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

UTOPIA: usable Technology for Older People: inclusive and appropriate

2002 - 2004
The substantial opportunities presented to the IT industry by the ageing population of the developed world have been identified by the Foresight Programme. Older people currently control over 80% o...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £93,861

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

COMPANIONS

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
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UrbanIxD: Exploring human interactions for 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, smart...
Shenando Stals | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth | Second Supervisor: Dr Oli Mival

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

Real-time 3D graphic augmentation of music therapy sessions for people on the autism spectrum

2015 - 2019
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect people in a number...
Dr John McGowan | Director of Studies: Dr Gregory Leplatre | Second Supervisor: Dr Iain McGregor

The meeting journey: Supporting the design of interaction within co-located, collaborative device ecologies

2013 - 2019
I am currently working on a PhD programme in the Centre for Interaction Design, supervised by...
Aurelien Ammeloot | Director of Studies: Prof David Benyon | Second Supervisor: Dr Oli Mival

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

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

Web engineering for the evaluation of large complex web systems: methodologies in web metrics

2010 - 2017
Dalal Zahran | Director of Studies: Dr M J Rutter | Second Supervisor: Prof David Benyon

Investigating and understanding the theoretical constructs and technical impactors on immersive dome user experience

2016 - 2019
Michael McKellar | Director of Studies: Dr Oli Mival | Second Supervisor: Prof David Benyon

Appropriating interaction

2009 - 2016
This investigation examines various methods for evaluating interactivity and engagement with technology. By using a static model, namely the interactive gallery at The Public...
Dr Tom Flint | Director of Studies: Dr Phil Turner | Second Supervisor: Dr Gregory Leplatre
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Dr Tom Flint awarded prestigious R&D funding

16 November 2020
Dr Tom Flint from the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University has been named as a member of one of the groups in the funded R&D phase of Festival UK 2022.

School of Computing Hosts Easter Egg hunt online in Jupiter Artland in Minecraft

11 April 2020
Children from across Scotland gathered together in virtual space for an Easter Egg hunt hosted in Jupiter Artland in Minecraft during the lockdown.

MEmorial Project awarded Edinburgh Futures Institute Funding

23 June 2019
In June 2019 the MEmorial team completed a two week development workshop, to follow on from this initial research, funded by an Edinburgh Futures Institute Research Award. The workshop culminated in a...

MEmorial Project awarded prestigious residency

19 October 2018
The MEMorial Project, has been awarded a residency at the Museum of Loss and Renewal Collomachia Italy.

Tom Flint to talk at Edinburgh Informatics HCI Group

20 February 2018
Tom Flint will be discussing his work with Jupiter Artland in a talk titled An infrastructure for exploring the mixed reality continuum with children: Minecraft, Mixed Reality, and Jupiter Artland. T...

Appropriation Affordance and Minecraft Invited talk by Tom Flint

24 November 2017
Tom Flint gave a seminar for The Centre for Research in Digital Education titled Appropriation Affordance and Minecraft: What the methods people use to navigate Minecraft tell us about approaches to t...

Augusto Esteves will be delivering a seminar at the University of Bath

22 November 2017
Augusto Esteves has been invited by the HCI group at the University of Bath to deliver a seminar on his work on motion matching input for the Internet-of-Things (IoT). Abstract: Motion matching is a...

WaveTrace awarded by Design United and the Dutch Design Week

20 October 2017
WaveTrace, a project that was internally funded, was awarded with an additional 5000€ from Design United, to prepare an exhibition at the acclaimed Dutch Design Week. This work was done in collaborati...

Augusto Esteves was featured in The Conversation and EconoTimes

9 October 2017
The articles cover the work published at ICMI '17, exploring the use of head-mounted displays as opera glasses, with the goal of delivering an egalitarian user experience during live events. Links bel...

Augusto Esteves has been accepted as Fellow of the RSA

17 August 2017
The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) is a London-based, British organisation committed to finding practical solutions to social challenges. Founded in 1754 ...