Vice Principal & Deputy Vice Chancellor
Innes, M., & Winton, E. (2017). Lighting for Cities Inhabited by People, Not Cars: Community Co-Design and Creative Lighting. In Convention Proceedings - 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...
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...
Soufian, M., & Borairi, M. (2017). Optimal actuator\sensor placement and controller design for large flexible space structures and robotics. In 26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE17)doi:10.1109/ISIE.2017.8001450
Optimal actuator\sensor placement and controller design for large flexible space structures and robotics.
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Long-duration recorders are commercially available for week-scale terrestrial sound monitoring, but expensive and large, thus difficult to disguise in colonies. We have an active collaboration with th...
Edinburgh World Heritage
12 Closes is a 4 year project partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage to re-invigorate and redesign a series of the Royal Mile's pedestrian closes. The projects will be developed through a process o...
Scottish Funding Council
Design an mechanism to initiate a blister pack controlled release
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...
18 July 2016
Congratulations to the following SIG members who have the following papers accepted at upcoming international conferences:
Alife 2016 (Cancun, Mexico) Simon Pow...
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...
Programme Leader BDes(Hons) Product Design
Principal Research Fellow
Senior Lecturer in Design & Programme Leader BDes(Hons) Graphic Design
Innes, M. (2017). The edges of lighting design Research and practice on the fringes. In New Perspectives on the Future of Healthy Light and Lighting in Daily Life, 16-21. ISBN 978-3-940677-61-7
Research and practice on the fringes
If architectural lighting design is contained within a defined circle, then the edges are, at the very least, quite blurred. All kinds of ...
Urquhart, N. (2017). Combining Parallel Coordinates with Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms in a Real-World Optimisation Problem. In GECCO ’17 Companion, B, 1335-1340. doi:10.1145/3067695.3082485
Optimisation problems based upon real-world instances often contain many objectives. Many existing Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm techniques return a set of solutions ...
Pomponi, L., Sablone, E., Rusconi Clerici, L., Consalez, L. & Pomponi, F. (2017). Transforming challenges into opportunities in social housing: a case study from Italy. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. & Nicol, F. (Eds.). PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Social housing often aims to provide sheltering for people on low incomes or with particular needs. This results in a constraints-dominated context where environmental and soc...
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L., Moncaster, A. & Smith, S. (2017). Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation. In PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Colegio Rochester is school in Colombia with a strong vision for sustainability. This vision permeates the new school building which was the first school in Latin America to b...
Pomponi, F. & Inzitari, G. (2017). Zooming in on biomimicry: the potential of tensegrity structures. In PLEA Conference ProceedingsISBN N/A
The foundations of biomimicry lie with the idea that Nature can inspire solutions to complex human problems. Biomimicry in Architecture is a rapidly growing field which also e...
Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Garnier, C. & Currie, J. (2017). Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings. In PLEA 2017 Proceedings - Design to Thrive, 361 to 368. ISBN 978-0-9928957-5-4
The study reports on the differences between the actual heat consumption profiles of twelve dwellings monitored for four years and their predicted heat demand profiles as calc...
Flint, T. & Dylan, T. H. (in press). Aide Memoire. In Proceedings of BHCI 2017ISBN Tbc
Colabella, S., D'Amico, B., Hoxha, E., & Fivet, C. (in press). Structural Design with Reclaimed Materials: an Elastic Gridshell out of Skis. In Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2017 “Interfaces: architecture.engineering.science”
This paper presents the design and construction of a 36m2 gridshell, the rigidity of which is achieved through the bending of an initially flat grid of 210 reclaimed skis. The...
Datta, S., Zekkos, D., Fei, X. & McDougall, J. (in press). Experimental Assessment and Modelling of Coupled Biochemical-Physical-Mechanical Biodegradation Process of a Municipal Solid Waste Sample from Michigan. In Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, 6. ISBN NA
ABSTRACT: Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the
biochemical, physical and mechanical characteristics of MS...
McGowan, J., Leplâtre, G. & McGregor, I. (2017). CymaSense: A Real-Time 3D Cymatics-Based Sound Visualisation Tool. In DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems, 270-274. doi:10.1145/3064857.3079159. ISBN 9781450349918
What does music look like? Representation of music has taken many forms over time, from musical notation , through to random algorithm-based visualisations based on the am...
Benyon, D. & Egan, C. (2017). Sustainable HCI: Blending permaculture and user-experience. In DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive SystemsISBN 978-1-4503-4991-8
For approximately 10 years the SIGCHI Sustainable HCI (sHCI) and Sustainable Interaction Design (SID) communities have debated the contribution that HCI can make to sustainabi...
Brodie, J., & Weaver, M. (2017). 'Getting on Board’: Supporting HE students’ transition to employment. Glasgow
In 2013, -The Get on Board (GOB) -extra-curriculum -programme was launched at Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School with the aim of placing students on the boards of l...
Crohn's in Childhood Research Association
An investigation of commonly used IBD drugs on autophagy pathway activity and potential therapeutic benefit for treatment of paediatric IBD
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...
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...
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 ...
Morgan Stanley is seeking a data science resource / support to augment its Technology Information Risk Team within the Technology and Data division. The key challenge involves an investigation of 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...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
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...
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
The project innovation is the development of a modular roofing system that can be mass customised without significantly limiting the design scope, is cost completive and reduces the likelihood of acci...
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...
This project aims to develop an e-policy platform augmented with a toolbox of applications and online services, which will assist national and regional authorities in the EU in elaborating or revising...
Fast Fix have a patented design for a construction block that offers highly flexible construction potential in disaster and war zones. Using recyclable plastics would make the product lighter, cheap t...
The strategic development of technology and organisation to support the company’s growth in design, manufacture and
delivery of water treatment and energy conservation systems
Innovate KTP no. 010118
This thesis investigates the operation of the current transfonner (CT) when sensing
retum-to-zero current pulses in power electronic circ...
Infrared pedestrian detection systems struggle with real-time processing performance. Known solutions are limited to either...
Decline in supplies of old growth wood coupled with increased demand for structural timber by the construction industry led to creation of engine...
This thesis investigates the application of large scale concentrated solar (CSP) and photovoltaic power plants in Libya.
Direct Steam Gene...
The dynamic response of structural timber flooring systems can cause vibrational serviceability problems in terms of discomfort experienced by the...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
This investigation examines various methods for evaluating interactivity and engagement with technology. By using a static model, namely the interactive gallery at The Public...
This thesis describes the development of the HI-risk method to assess socio-tec...
A town planner, faced with the task of designing attractive walking spaces, needs a tool that will allow different designs to b...
This thesis investigates the potential of using wind turbine to offset electricity
demand for dwellings or public building....
This thesis investigates effective ways of designing and integrating Interactive
Multimedia (IMM) to facilitate teaching and learning of program...
Traffic congestion today is a major problem in almost all of the metropolitan areas of
the world. ...