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Augmented Reality AI Co-Driver: Impact on Drivers Perceived Experience and Safety (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Charissis, V. (in press). Augmented Reality AI Co-Driver: Impact on Drivers Perceived Experience and Safety. In Proceedings of the International Display Workshops (IDW '23)

This project investigates the use of an AI codriver that could support the driver's decision-making process. The information is presented through AR HUD and audio. The evaluation by 20 users in a VR driving simulator presented both encouraging outcom... Read More about Augmented Reality AI Co-Driver: Impact on Drivers Perceived Experience and Safety.

Future Tense - The Challenge of Imagining Alternative Futures (2023)
Book Chapter
Smyth, M. (2023). Future Tense - The Challenge of Imagining Alternative Futures. In Designing in Coexistence – Reflections on Systemic Change (77-88). Zagreb, Croatia: Croatian Architects’ Association

So why is it so difficult to imagine futures? Not the futures set in galaxies far far away, but the ones connected to the present that lie tantalisingly just beyond the horizon. Futures still tethered to variants of today’s infrastructure. This essay... Read More about Future Tense - The Challenge of Imagining Alternative Futures.

FASS: Firefighter Audio Safety Systems (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Elliot, A., & McGregor, I. (2023). FASS: Firefighter Audio Safety Systems. In AM '23: Proceedings of the 18th International Audio Mostly Conference. https://doi.org/10.1145/3616195.3616220

A series of auditory cues were designed to assist firefighters with navigation and general safety in a fire emergency. Firefighters must maintain situational awareness at all times and this can be lost with disorientation, which is one of the main ca... Read More about FASS: Firefighter Audio Safety Systems.

Towards a Framework of Aesthetics in Sonic Interaction (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Cunningham, S., McGregor, I., Weinel, J., Darby, J., & Stockman, T. (2023). Towards a Framework of Aesthetics in Sonic Interaction. In AM '23: Proceedings of the 18th International Audio Mostly Conference (109-115). https://doi.org/10.1145/3616195.3616219

As interaction design has advanced, increased attention has been directed to the role that aesthetics play in shaping factors of user experience. Historically stemming from philosophy and the arts, aesthetics in interaction design has gravitated towa... Read More about Towards a Framework of Aesthetics in Sonic Interaction.

Use and operational safety (2023)
Book Chapter
Reed, N., Charisis, V., & Cowper, S. (2023). Use and operational safety. In D. Ventriglia, & M. Kahl (Eds.), FISITA Intelligent Safety White Paper – The Safety of Electro-Mobility: Expert considerations on the Safety of an Electric Vehicle from concept through end of life (107-111). FISITA

Whether you are an individual buying your first car or replacing an existing vehicle, or if you are a fleet manager making vehicle purchase decisions on behalf of a company, the acquisition of a car is usually a highly significant purchase. Increasi... Read More about Use and operational safety.

Proceedings of the 18th International Audio Mostly Conference (2023)
Conference Proceeding
(2023). Proceedings of the 18th International Audio Mostly Conference. . https://doi.org/10.1145/3616195

Audio Mostly is an interdisciplinary conference on design and experience of interaction with sound that prides itself on embracing applied theory and reflective practice. Its annual gatherings bring together thinkers and doers from academia and indus... Read More about Proceedings of the 18th International Audio Mostly Conference.

Practices and educational affordances of sound in the postcolonial Hong Kong protests (2023)
Journal Article
Cheng, L., & McGregor, I. (in press). Practices and educational affordances of sound in the postcolonial Hong Kong protests. Contemporary Music Review, https://doi.org/10.1080/07494467.2023.2241236

Sound has been theorised for its functional role as informative agent in political advocacy and participation in political studies, yet the investigation on the pedagogical potential has been largely absent. This paper examines the pedagogical impact... Read More about Practices and educational affordances of sound in the postcolonial Hong Kong protests.

Speculative designs in educational settings: Tension-patterns from a (mostly) European perspective (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Encinas, E., Helgason, I., Auger, J., Mitrović, I., & Hanna, J. (2023). Speculative designs in educational settings: Tension-patterns from a (mostly) European perspective. . https://doi.org/10.21606/nordes.2023.98

The study of speculative designs (such as futures, critical design alternatives, or catalysts for reflection) is well documented in the design research community but the literature lacks attention to speculative designs in the service of a pedagogica... Read More about Speculative designs in educational settings: Tension-patterns from a (mostly) European perspective.

Digital Skills for the Creative Practitioner: Supporting Informal Learning of Technologies for Creativity (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Helgason, I., Smyth, M., Panneels, I., Lechelt, S., Frich, J., Rawn, E., & McCarthy, B. (2023). Digital Skills for the Creative Practitioner: Supporting Informal Learning of Technologies for Creativity. In CHI EA '23: Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. https://doi.org/10.1145/3544549.3573825

The creative industries play an important role in economic, cultural and social life, and in many creative disciplines much of the workforce is made up of individual practitioners including freelancers, sole traders and small or micro enterprises. Th... Read More about Digital Skills for the Creative Practitioner: Supporting Informal Learning of Technologies for Creativity.

Distance: digital immersive technologies and craft engagement (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Panneels, I., Helgason, I., Smyth, M., Darzentas, . D., Hocking, L., & Shillito, A. (2023). Distance: digital immersive technologies and craft engagement. In Connectivity and Creativity in times of Conflict: Cumulus Conference Proceedings Antwerp 2023

The DISTANCE project (digital immersive technologies and craft engagement) is a novel practice-led experiment in the use of immersive technology to enable dispersed craft practitioners to apply their haptic skills and material knowledge in a digital... Read More about Distance: digital immersive technologies and craft engagement.

Speculating Futures in an Age of Nostalgia (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Smyth, M. (2023). Speculating Futures in an Age of Nostalgia. In Connectivity and Creativity in times of Conflict: Cumulus Conference Proceedings Antwerp 2023

This paper will present an exploration of the relationship between the past and the present and how that interaction influences design thinking when speculating about possible futures. It will argue that the growing influence of nostalgia, supported... Read More about Speculating Futures in an Age of Nostalgia.

Development of Sustainable Building Design in Hong Kong: Exploring Lean Capabilities (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Lam, E., Chan, A., Olawumi, T., Wong, I., & Kazeem, K. (2022). Development of Sustainable Building Design in Hong Kong: Exploring Lean Capabilities. In Proceedings of the 7th Water Efficiency Conference 2022 (160-169)

When a building design fails to meet the end-users' requirements after construction, it is regarded as a faulty design. Faulty designs often lead to renovation, demolition, and material waste. The need to implement innovative tools and systems that c... Read More about Development of Sustainable Building Design in Hong Kong: Exploring Lean Capabilities.

Can Gamification Improve User Experience (UX) of Servitization in the Financial and Construction Sector? (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Khan, M. S., Charissis, V., & Harrison, D. K. (2022). Can Gamification Improve User Experience (UX) of Servitization in the Financial and Construction Sector?. In HCI International 2022 - Late Breaking Papers. Interaction in New Media, Learning and Games (592-603). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-22131-6_44

The monetisation of the provision of consumer services rather than products is advantageous and leads to higher profit margins for the providing companies in comparison to the sole manufacturing of consumer products. This business model has gradually... Read More about Can Gamification Improve User Experience (UX) of Servitization in the Financial and Construction Sector?.

Servitization Through VR Serious Games: From Manufacturing to Consumer Electronics (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Charissis, V., Khan, M. S., & Harrison, D. K. (2022). Servitization Through VR Serious Games: From Manufacturing to Consumer Electronics. In HCI International 2022 - Late Breaking Papers. Interaction in New Media, Learning and Games (545-555). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-22131-6_40

The provision of services instead of the actual products is becoming a major area of interest for the products provision companies involved in the manufacturing, electronics and construction industries amongst others. Current work in the disseminatio... Read More about Servitization Through VR Serious Games: From Manufacturing to Consumer Electronics.

Utilising Gamification and Virtual Environments to Present Digitally Enhanced Advanced Services (DEAS) for the Financial Sector (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Khan, C., Charissis, V., & Harrison, D. K. (2023). Utilising Gamification and Virtual Environments to Present Digitally Enhanced Advanced Services (DEAS) for the Financial Sector. In Proceedings of the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2022, Volume 3 (802-814). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-18344-7_58

Servitization offers a fresh opportunity for manufacturing and finance companies to incorporate additional services to the main product, as part of an extended maintenance scheme or for insurance purposes. Parametric insurance products based on new t... Read More about Utilising Gamification and Virtual Environments to Present Digitally Enhanced Advanced Services (DEAS) for the Financial Sector.

Sign in Human-Sound Interaction (2022)
Book Chapter
Di Donato, B. (2022). Sign in Human-Sound Interaction. In J. L. Drever, & A. Hugill (Eds.), Aural Diversity (187-192). New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003183624-21

This chapter explores the concept of Human–Sound Interaction (HSI) in music performance in the context of Aural Diversity. HSI focuses on human factors in experiencing sound and how this affects interaction with instruments. HSI looks at people’s div... Read More about Sign in Human-Sound Interaction.

Data-Driven Innovation for Sustainable Creative Practice (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Lechelt, S., Panneels, I., & Helgason, I. (2022). Data-Driven Innovation for Sustainable Creative Practice. In Proceedings of the 35th British HCI and Doctoral Consortium 2022, UK. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2022.51

We present a film exhibiting eight case studies of projects dealing with the intersections of environmental sustainability, data and technology, which have all been led by and rooted in the creative industries in Scotland. The film highlights how the... Read More about Data-Driven Innovation for Sustainable Creative Practice.

‘There it is, another code ready to be used’. Repurposing comprovisation [Lecture-recital]. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Papageorgiou, D., & Sánchez Díaz, F. (2022, June). ‘There it is, another code ready to be used’. Repurposing comprovisation [Lecture-recital]. Presented at Performance Studies Network International Conference 2022, Department of Music and Media, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

‘There it is, another code ready to be used’ is a notational environment and a system for improvisation on any instrument of the saxophone family (with or without live electronics) developed by Dimitris Papageorgiou. The project is the result of an... Read More about ‘There it is, another code ready to be used’. Repurposing comprovisation [Lecture-recital]..

Has the collective experience of the pandemic reset our relationship with the future? (2022)
Journal Article
Smyth, M. (2022). Has the collective experience of the pandemic reset our relationship with the future?. DOC - Design and Society, 1(1),

The fusion of architecture and cultures that comprised the cityscape of Blade Runner (1982) was a key part in how the narrative humanised the vision of the future, it provided a backdrop in which characters displaying human emotions played out a stor... Read More about Has the collective experience of the pandemic reset our relationship with the future?.