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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...

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...

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 ...

Wattom: a Consumption and Grid Aware Smart Plug with Mid-air Controls

Conference Proceeding
Quintal, F., Esteves, A., Caires, F., Baptiste, V., & Mendes, P. (2019)
Wattom: a Consumption and Grid Aware Smart Plug with Mid-air Controls. In TEI '19 Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, (307-313). https://doi.org/10.1145/3294109.3295642
This paper presents Wattom, a highly interactive ambient eco-feedback smart plug that aims to support a more sustainable use of electricity by being tightly coupled to users' ...

Designing Motion Matching for Real-World Applications: Lessons from Realistic Deployments

Conference Proceeding
Verweij, D., Esteves, A., Bakker, S., & Khan, V. (2019)
Designing Motion Matching for Real-World Applications: Lessons from Realistic Deployments. In TEI '19 Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, (645-656). https://doi.org/10.1145/3294109.3295628
Amongst the variety of (multi-modal) interaction techniques that are being developed and explored, the Motion Matching paradigm provides a novel approach to selection and cont...