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Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives

Conference Proceeding
Helgason, I., Smyth, M., Encinas, E., & Mitrović, I. (2020)
Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives. https://doi.org/10.1145/3393914.3395907
This full-day, interdisciplinary workshop will address the use of Speculative and Critical Design (SCD), Design Fiction, and related practices, including those that use provoc...

Ethnographic Fictions: Research for Speculative Design

Conference Proceeding
Helgason, I., & Smyth, M. (2020)
Ethnographic Fictions: Research for Speculative Design. https://doi.org/10.1145/3393914.3395872
Ethnographically informed research that investigates people's lived experiences, emotions, attitudes and behaviours inevitably draws primarily on current and past situations. ...

Hasten Slowly: Developing an interactive sustainability storytelling chair

Conference Proceeding
Egan, C., O'dowd, A., & Fyffe, N. (in press)
Hasten Slowly: Developing an interactive sustainability storytelling chair. https://doi.org/10.1145/3401335.3401817
Responding to the climate crisis and a considerable downturn in planetary well-being due to human consumption patterns, The Lions' Gate, on-campus, urban, permaculture-inspire...

A Probabilistic Design Reuse Index for Engineering Designs

Journal Article
Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Stuart, S., Sherlock, A., Quigley, J., & Purves, D. (2020)
A Probabilistic Design Reuse Index for Engineering Designs. Journal of Mechanical Design, 142(10), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4046435
Many companies offer a range of related products that are constructed using similar components and processes. This enables them to meet customer expectations of product variet...

How Can We Balance Research, Participation and Innovation as HCI Researchers?

Conference Proceeding
Lechelt, S., Elsden, C., Helgason, I., Panneels, I., Smyth, M., Speed, C., & Terras, M. (2019)
How Can We Balance Research, Participation and Innovation as HCI Researchers?. In Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019https://doi.org/10.1145/3363384.3363394
This paper reflects upon the growing expectation for HCI research projects to collaborate closely with partners in industry and civil society. Specifically, we suggest that th...

UrbanIxD: From Ethnography to Speculative Design Fictions for the Hybrid City

Conference Proceeding
Stals, S., Smyth, M., & Mival, O. (2019)
UrbanIxD: From Ethnography to Speculative Design Fictions for the Hybrid City. In Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019https://doi.org/10.1145/3363384.3363486
This paper presents research in the field of Urban Interaction Design which seeks to understand how people's personal, emotional relationships with urban places could potentia...

Wattom: Ambient Eco-feedback with Mid-air Input

Conference Proceeding
Esteves, A., Quintal, F., Caires, F., Baptista, V., & Mendes, P. (2019)
Wattom: Ambient Eco-feedback with Mid-air Input. In 2019 5th Experiment International Conference (exp.at'19)https://doi.org/10.1109/EXPAT.2019.8876565
This paper presents Wattom, a highly interactive ambient eco-feedback smart plug that aims to promote a more sustainable use of electricity in the home. This paper describes o...

Blended Interactions Exhibition 2019

Exhibition / Performance
Flint, T. Blended Interactions Exhibition 2019. [https://www.list.co.uk/event/1303469-blended-interactions-exhibition-2019/]. 3 August 2019 - 3 August 2019. (Unpublished)

Flint, T. Blended Interactions Exhibition 2019. [https://www.list.co.uk/event/1303469-blended-interactions-exhibition-2019/]. 3 August 2019 - 3 August 2019. (Unpublished
Farmingdale State College, New York and Edinburgh Napier University Enjoy visions of tomorrow with a glass of wine. Celebrating the third year of collaboration between the tw...

The Lions' Gate: Towards a Permaculture-inspired Blended Space

Conference Proceeding
Egan, C., Thompson, R., & O'Dowd, A. (2019)
The Lions' Gate: Towards a Permaculture-inspired Blended Space. https://doi.org/10.1145/3338103.3338110
In light of the devastating ecological effects of climate breakdown and with human well-being under severe stress, this paper presents The Lions' Gate-an in-development, urban...

DIY Community WiFi Networks: Insights on Participatory Design

Conference Proceeding
Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2019)
DIY Community WiFi Networks: Insights on Participatory Design. In Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systemshttps://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3313073
This paper presents a first version of a set of insights developed collaboratively by researchers during a three-year participatory design project spread across four European ...


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Mortice Lock Prototype Development

2019 - 2020
The company has designed a new lock on CAD (computer aided design) which is about 95% complete, the design needs to completed by an expert to the British standards requirements and so as the lock is ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Cloud platform containerised services design

2019 - 2019
This project will focus on the design and development of a distributed software architecture for the platform with innovative technology approaches. This includes microservices with containerisation, ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

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

FutureJewels - Playfully Interactive Wearables for Health and Wellbeing

2018 - 2018
The project focuses on the creation of responsive, wearable objects that create playful interactions by sensing bodily and environmental stimuli, and expressing these through activating elements that ...
Funder: Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw | Value: £2,256

Walks & Waterfalls Innovation Voucher

2018 - 2018
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

ENSEMBLE Performing Together Apart: Enhancing Immersive Multi-Location Co-Performance in Real Time

2018 - 2018
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...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £58,268

12 Closes Community Co-design Project, Phase 1

2016 - 2020
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...
Funder: Edinburgh World Heritage | Value: £57,600

The Invisible Modality: Developing Gaze Input Techniques for the Internet-of-Things

2016 - 2017
The Internet of Things (IoT), a network of physical objects that can communicate, sense and act in the world, is rapidly expanding and is expected to account for nine billion of inter-connected device...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £7,454

Landscaping Digital Augmentation of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

2016 - 2016
I-POS produce an Intelligent Point of Sale application which runs on Apple iPad hardware for use in bars and restaurants. The application generates transaction based sales data and re-ordering data fr...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

MAZI - A DIY networking toolkit for location-based collective awareness

2016 - 2018
Do-It-Yourself networking refers to a conceptual approach to the use of low-cost hardware and wireless technology in deploying local communication networks that can operate independently from the Inte...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £188,751


Qualification level

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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

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

Sonification of exosolar planetary systems

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

Getting stuck and getting help: How children access support when using technology

2015 - date
Ms Fiona Stewart | Director of Studies: Dr Gemma Webster | Second Supervisor: Dr Tom Flint

The potentiality of play: The shifting design language of play-based learning

2015 - date
Ms Pankhuri Jain | Director of Studies: Dr Kirstie Jamieson | Second Supervisor: Mr Euan Winton

UrbanIxd: exploring human interactions in 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, smartp...
Shenando Stals | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth | Second Supervisor: Dr Oli Mival

The evaluation of data filtering criterial in wind turbine power performance assessment

2012 - 2019
Dr Brian Davison | Director of Studies: Prof Tariq Muneer | Second Supervisor: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai

Understanding user experience in blended spaces

2010 - 2018
Serkan Ayan | Director of Studies: Prof David Benyon | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth

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

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


Research Centres Groups



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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 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 ...

Tom Flint to demonstrate VR application at The National Gallery London

28 July 2017
Tom Flint will be accompanying weavers from Dovecot Tapestry Studio at a workshop held at the National Gallery London.

Emilia Sobolewska - Best Paper Award at British HCI 2017

4 July 2017
Work titled "Tailoring Methodological Bricolage to Investigate Non-Discretionary use of digital technology" by Emilia Sobolewska awarded Best Paper at British HCI 2017 Conference

Android Mixed Reality Game for Jupiter Artland launched at Edinburgh International Science Festival.

31 March 2017
A bespoke Android game based on the Jupiter Artland Minecraft Experience was launched at a special event today.

Dr Oli Mival invited to speak at Innovate Robotics event hosted by VisitScotland

16 February 2017
Dr Oli Mival from the School of Computing's Centre for Interaction Design has been invited to speak at INNOVATE ROBOTICS on the fundamental questions of how we engage in human-robotic-interaction, fro...