Principal Research Fellow
Buwert, P. (in press). Examining the Professional Codes of Design Organisations. In Proceedings of the Design Research Society 2018: Catalyst
Many of the professional organisations within the various fields of design activity publish professional codes of ethics in one form or another. This paper opens up a discussi...
Liu, X., & Liu, Q. (in press). CAMA-UAN: A Context-Aware MAC Scheme to the Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks for the Improved CACA-UAN. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer and Communication Systems
Acoustic Communication is one of the most common and popular techniques used for Underwater Sensor Networks. The design of its communication protocol becomes a challenge due t...
Alwis, L., Bremer, K., Zheng, Y., Weigand, F., Kuhne, M., Helbig, R., & Roth, B. (2017). Integrated fiber Bragg grating incorporated textile carbon reinforcement structures. In 2017 IEEE Sensorsdoi:10.1109/ICSENS.2017.8234106
An optical fibre Bragg grating (FBG) based strain sensor network incorporated in a functionalized textile-based carbon structure (FTCS) that can be used for structural health ...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
The feeling of being immersed within a live performance by an ensemble of world class musicians can be a deeply engaging and highly valued cultural experience for audiences as well as for the performe...
Nrf2, a transcriptional activator of cell protection genes, is an emerging target for neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Nrf2 activity is reduced in dementia patients and...
Scottish Funding Council
Walks and Waterfalls is a multi-channel interactive project intended to design and roadmap a blended experience between a fine art photography book, a mobile augmented reality app and physical locatio...
16 February 2017
15 June 2016
RBS approached Dr Oli Mival, Principal Research Fellow in the Centre fro Interaction Design, to undertake a program of review of their UX activities and methods with the aim o...
22 November 2017
Senior Content Producer & Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow
Allan, D. (2017). The Acquisition of Design Skills: A Hybrid Practice in the Digital Age. In G. Pritchard, & N. Lambert (Eds.), Learn X Design London 2017 : the allure of the digital and beyond, 60-66
This paper will briefly discuss the debate between technological determinism and cultural materialism by reviewing relevant literature. Auto-ethnography will be used to explor...
Bros Williamson, J., & Currie, J. (2017). Work Package 1 - Review of construction process. Edinburgh: Private, Cala Group Ltd
This report was commissioned by the Product Design Department at Cala
Group Ltd (CALA) from the Scottish Energy Centre (review team) to assess current
designs and construction...
Asif, R. (2017). Quantum Encrypted Signals on Multiuser Optical Fiber Networks: Simulation Analysis of Next Generation Services and Technologies. In NoF 2017 Conference Proceedings
Data encryption is gaining much attention these days from the research community and industry for transmitting secure information over access networks, i.e. 'fiber-to-the-home...
Romdhani, I., Mirza, N., King, P., Abdelshafy, M., & A. Alghamdi, A. (2017). Reliable Multipath Multi-channel Route Migration over Multi Link-Failure in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. In Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob)doi:10.1109/WiMOB.2017.8115854
The route recovery algorithm is a crucial part of
an ad hoc routing protocol. Designing an efficient and fast route
recovery mechanism scheme without incurring extra overheads...
Boix, D. M., Goh, K., & Mcwhinnie, J. (2017). Modelling and Control of Helicopter Robotic Landing Gear for Uneven Ground Conditions. In Proceedings of 2017 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED-UAS 2017doi:10.1109/RED-UAS.2017.8101644
This paper proposes a method to investigate into helicopter landing on uneven terrain by means of using a scaled articulated robotic landing gear. A mathematical model of an a...
Grant, K., & Maxwell, G. (2017). Opening the black box: A JD-R evaluation of job stress, fatigue and boredom among commercial airline pilots. In TBC
The job demands-resources (JD-R) model is utilised to evaluate the interactions between the job demands and job resources of commercial airline pilots in the UK. The model hol...
Bishop, C., Esteves, A., & Mcgregor, I. (2017). Head-Mounted Displays as Opera Glasses: Using Mixed-Reality to Deliver an Equalitarian User Experience During Live Events. In ICMI 2017 Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interactiondoi:10.1145/3136755.3136781
This paper explores the use of head-mounted displays (HMDs) as a way to deliver a front row experience to any audience member during a live event. To do so, it presents a two-...
Innes, M., & Winton, E. (2017). Lighting for Cities Inhabited by People, Not Cars: Community Co-Design and Creative Lighting. In PLDC 6th Global Lighting Design Conference
Electric street lighting has developed wholly in the age of the motor car. Therefore, normal models of urban lighting are based firmly on designing for vehicle traffic. Standa...
Elaine, C., & Inglis, G. (in press). Just and Sustainable Places: Extending the Boundaries of Socio-environmental Health. In N/A
Background: Ecological public health encompasses the complex relationship between environment and health - protecting the physical environment and its inhabitants from contami...
Abreu Esteves, A., Verweij, D., Suraiya, L., Islam, R., Lee, Y., & Oakley, I. (2017). SmoothMoves: smooth pursuits head movements for augmented reality. In UIST '17 Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 167-178. doi:10.1145/3126594.3126616
SmoothMoves is an interaction technique for augmented
reality (AR) based on smooth pursuits head movements. It
works by computing correlations between the movements
Innes, M. (2017). True Colours: explorations in art, design and research. In Color and Imaging Conference, 309-312
Do you see colour the same way that I see colour? As my initial training was as an artist, it is possible that I look at colour very differently from someone with a scientific...
Vettese, S. (2017). 3D printable recycled textiles : material innovation and a resurrection of the forgotten ‘shoddy’ industry. In Loughborough University Textile Design Research Group INTERSECTIONS Conference 2017ISBN not known
This paper will disseminate an interdisciplinary project, undertaken at Edinburgh Napier University between the Design and Advanced Materials. Several 3D printable materials a...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Building-related carbon emissions in the UK total over 200MtCO2e, which is more than 40% of the national figure. The correct measurement of the embodied carbon of structural materials would enable a r...
Technology has been heralded as a potential enabler of communication between individuals and those in their informal or
professional care network. Enabling people to effectively talk about their needs...
Descent Master is a novel upper body training tool concept, initially created with the mountain bike market in mind, as this activity requires a stable and robust upper body musculature in order to pi...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
The first BSL National Plan (due 22 October 2017) and its mandate for the inclusion of Deaf Culture in Scottish public life provide the context and rationale for the proposed collaborative networking ...
The Physiological Society
This project aims to inform the creation of a discipline specific physiology core curriculum that is agreed by stakeholder groups vested in nursing and physiology education to clarify relevant physiol...
Higher Education Funding Council for England
The study is led by Blackburn College. We are an identified partner. The purpose of the project is to study staff and student experiences of the design and use of interactive essays and digital disser...
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The challenge that climate change poses to humanity and the natural environment is critical and well documented. Faced with such an unprecedented challenge, three responses are needed: drastic cuts in...
Irish Health Research Board
Smoking rates remain high in Ireland despite considerable progress being made to reduce them in recent years. Ireland ranks second highest for smoking-related causes of death in the EU. Lung cancer, w...
Chief Scientists Office
PThe impact of psychological trauma on physical and mental health is well known, although current models of care are failing to meet clients’ needs. A new model of care, supported and financed by the ...
Forestry Commission Scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland have asked us to carry out a short review of solar kiln technology and, specifically, a kiln design proposed by a small Scottish sawmill.
The report is for the public ben...
This collaborative project with University of Edinburgh, will focus on the design and development of an interface, which will be accessible online, via mobile phones and tablets, and via large touchsc...
The Melville Trust for Cure and Care of Cancer
It is recognised that teenagers and young people with cancer (and their families) require specialist expert care from allied health professionals (AHPs) (National Institute for Health and Clinical Exc...
With the vision of ubiquitous computing becoming increasingly realized, a new technological layer in the form of sensors, urban screens, smartp...
This investigation examines various methods for evaluating interactivity and engagement with technology. By using a static model, namely the interactive gallery at The Public...
I am currently working on a PhD programme in the Centre ...
In platform timber frame construction, timber walls and diaphragms provide the overall stability for the structure to resist forces that are generated...
The perceived auditory environment is an increasingly important part of people’s everyday interactive experiences. While sound design is an establish...
Despite a growing research base in support of higher order thinking process...
The field of coordinated and multiple views (CMVs) has been for over a decade, a promising technique for enhancing data ...
Advocates of game-based learning argue that computer games have the
potential to transform university education, moti...
08 July 2016
08 July 2016
Eye tracking offers many opportunities for the control of smart spaces and devices. It works hands-free and offers instant control, enabling users to adapt their environment o...
05 July 2017
The 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference was held between the 3rd and 6th July 2017 at the University of Sunderland.
The conference was organised by...
04 May 2016
The FOCAS project was rated as Excellent at its final review, after running for three years. The project coordinator was Emma Hart, with Jennifer Willies as Project Manager.
01 June 2017
It is established that there are recognition rate limitations when using a single modality sensor to perform human action or gesture recognition for human-comp...
05 January 2017
Staff within the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria plan to establish a Centre for Informatics and Society (CIS) as part of the Universit...
21 September 2016
Talk on 'Writing the First World War: Conflict and Memory, 1914-1930' given by Andrew Frayn and chaired by Linda Dryden
16 November 2016
03 April 2017
The Safer Roads, Safer Vehicles, Safer Road Users, Safer Speeds Conference was held in Stirling on 3 April 2017. The conference saw over 75 industry practitioners from a mixt...
20 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland. He gave evidence on 20 ...
21 October 2017
The Dutch Design Week is one of the most prominent Design events internationally and the Mind the Step exhibition one of its highlights. It features design driven by technolog...
23 September 2017
Building: Craigsbank Parish Church
Composer: Katrina Burton
Performer: Joanna Stark (BMus year 3)
Inspired by the modernist design of Craigsbank, Dr Kathy Ch...
18 January 2018
Dan says "The Structural Timber Awards is a great showcase for innovation in building with wood – both in architectural design and engineering excellence. For that reason I’m...