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Data-Driven Innovation for Sustainable Creative Practice (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
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.

Speculative and Critical Design: approaches and influences in education (2022)
Journal Article
Helgason, I., Encinas, E., Mitrovic, I., & Smyth, M. (2022). Speculative and Critical Design: approaches and influences in education. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) IxDetA, 5-7. https://doi.org/10.55612/s-5002-051-001psi

As guest editors of this special edition we are delighted to present this selection of papers responding to our call about Speculative and Critical Design in education. The response to the call demonstrates that interest in this approach is increasin... Read More about Speculative and Critical Design: approaches and influences in education.

A hefty dose of lemons: the importance of rituals for audiences and performers at the online Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020 (2022)
Journal Article
Piccio, B., Helgason, I., Elsden, C., & Terras, M. (2022). A hefty dose of lemons: the importance of rituals for audiences and performers at the online Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 18(1), 154-175. https://doi.org/10.1080/14794713.2022.2036489

When the pandemic began to affect the performance world, both festival artists and producers started to adopt creative approaches to moving their work online. In the study presented here, we focus on the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which offered... Read More about A hefty dose of lemons: the importance of rituals for audiences and performers at the online Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020.

The Tree and The Room: Co-Designing DIY WiFi Networks with Emergent Local Metaphors (2021)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smyth, M., Helgason, I., Lapidge, L., & Hausel, K. (2021). The Tree and The Room: Co-Designing DIY WiFi Networks with Emergent Local Metaphors. In Design Culture(s) | Cumulus Conference Proceedings Roma 2021, Volume #2 (3823-3837)

The use of metaphor for communicating conceptual models of interactive systems has a well-documented history in Interaction Design practice. Although metaphors can primarily be understood as linguistic devices, designers incorporate t... Read More about The Tree and The Room: Co-Designing DIY WiFi Networks with Emergent Local Metaphors.

Recorded performance as digital content: Perspectives from Fringe 2020 (2021)
Book Chapter
Elsden, C., Yu, D., Piccio, B., Helgason, I., & Terras, M. (2021). Recorded performance as digital content: Perspectives from Fringe 2020. In L. Bissell, & L. Weir (Eds.), Performance in a Pandemic. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003165644

Within days of performance venues being forced to close their doors in 2020, the National Theatre began broadcasting high-quality recordings of the best of London’s West End. Few other companies could dream of having such rich recorded archives to dr... Read More about Recorded performance as digital content: Perspectives from Fringe 2020.

Echoes of Futures Past - Speculations and Fictions from History (2021)
Book Chapter
Smyth, M., Auger, J., & Helgason, I. (2021). Echoes of Futures Past - Speculations and Fictions from History. In I. Mitrović, J. Auger, J. Hanna, & I. Helgason (Eds.), Beyond Speculative Design: Past-Present-Future (24-67). SpeculativeEDU, Arts Academy, University of Split

Beyond Speculative Design: Past – Present – Future (2021)
Book
Mitrović, I., Auger, J., Hanna, J., & Helgason, I. (Eds.). (2021). Beyond Speculative Design: Past – Present – Future. Split: SpeculativeEdu; Arts Academy, University of Split

The book Beyond Speculative Design: Past – Present – Future consists of six main sections. After the introduction, there is a brief history of speculation in radically different contexts, followed by a broad overview of speculative design practice an... Read More about Beyond Speculative Design: Past – Present – Future.

Speculative Design in Education: Mapping the Landscape (2021)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Helgason, I., Mitrović, I., Hanna, J., Auger, J., Encinas, E., & Smyth, M. (2021). Speculative Design in Education: Mapping the Landscape. In Design Culture(s). Cumulus Conference Proceedings Roma 2021, Volume #2

This paper presents findings from a recent European-wide study on the use of Speculative Design approaches within education. The study included a survey of design educators and interviews with Speculative Design practitioners. This data has contribut... Read More about Speculative Design in Education: Mapping the Landscape.

Plugging the Data Gap: Freelance Workers in the Creative Industries (2021)
Other
Panneels, I., Terras, M., Jones, C., Helgason, I., & Komorowski, M. (2021). Plugging the Data Gap: Freelance Workers in the Creative Industries. https://www.pec.ac.uk/blog/plugging-the-data-gap-freelance-and-self-employed-workers-in-the-creative-industries

The lack of data on the self-employed and freelance workforce is a particularly severe problem for the creative industries, which are disproportionately made up of freelancers.

The value of mass-digitised cultural heritage content in creative contexts (2021)
Journal Article
Coleman, S., Terras, M., Thornton, P., Smyth, M., Schafer, B., Drost, S., …Speed, C. (2021). The value of mass-digitised cultural heritage content in creative contexts. Big Data and Society, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1177/20539517211006165

How can digitised assets of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums be reused to unlock new value? What are the implications of viewing large-scale cultural heritage data as an economic resource, to build new products and services upon? Drawing up... Read More about The value of mass-digitised cultural heritage content in creative contexts.

Creative Informatics Guide for Online Events (2020)
Preprint / Working Paper
Elsden, C., Chan, K., Erskine, P., Helgason, I., Lechelt, S., Osborne, N., …Speed, C. (2020). Creative Informatics Guide for Online Events

Creative Informatics is a research and development programme based in Edinburgh, which aims to bring the city’s world-class creative industries and tech sector together. We are a collaboration between University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier Univers... Read More about Creative Informatics Guide for Online Events.

Ethnographic Fictions: Research for Speculative Design (2020)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
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. Design practice is naturally concerned with using research to inform the cr... Read More about Ethnographic Fictions: Research for Speculative Design.

Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives (2020)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
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 provocation, ambiguity and activism, within undergraduate, postgraduate and profe... Read More about Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives.

How Can We Balance Research, Participation and Innovation as HCI Researchers? (2019)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Lechelt, S., Elsden, C., Helgason, I., Panneels, I., Smyth, M., Speed, C., & Terras, M. (2019, November). How Can We Balance Research, Participation and Innovation as HCI Researchers?. Presented at The Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019, Nottingham, UK

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 this type of engagement is often prefigured around the agendas, needs and cap... Read More about How Can We Balance Research, Participation and Innovation as HCI Researchers?.

DIY Community WiFi Networks: Insights on Participatory Design (2019)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
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 Systems. https://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 locations. The MAZI project explored potential uses of a "Do-It-Yourself" W... Read More about DIY Community WiFi Networks: Insights on Participatory Design.

Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research (2018)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smyth, M., Helgason, I., Kresin, F., Balestrini, M., Unteidig, A. B., Lawson, S., Gaved, M., Taylor, N., Auger, J., Hansen, L. K., Schuler, D. C., Woods, M., & Dourish, P. (2018, April). Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research. Presented at 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '18, Montreal, Canada

Falling costs and the wider availability of computational components, platforms and ecosystems have enabled the expansion of maker movements and DIY cultures. This can be considered as a form of democratization of technology systems design, in alignm... Read More about Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research.

Making and Unfinishedness: Designing Toolkits for Negotiation (2017)
Journal Article
Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2017). Making and Unfinishedness: Designing Toolkits for Negotiation. Design Journal, 20(sup1), S3966-S3974. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352899

The diffusion and democratisation of computing technologies and physical prototyping systems has supported the rise of Do-It-Yourself culture. In the context of design innovation, this shift has undoubtedly blurred the lines between the roles of amat... Read More about Making and Unfinishedness: Designing Toolkits for Negotiation.

Complex Pleasures: Designing Optional interactions for Public Spaces (2017)
Thesis
Helgason, I. Complex Pleasures: Designing Optional interactions for Public Spaces. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1022893

This research aims to contribute to knowledge about the design of interactive systems sited in public spaces. In particular, the study concerns "optional interactions" where systems invite interaction from passers-by. These systems are action-orienta... Read More about Complex Pleasures: Designing Optional interactions for Public Spaces.

Life at the local scale: an alternative perspective on the urban. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2015). Life at the local scale: an alternative perspective on the urban. In Hybrid Cities - data to the people. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.3740.2083

The study of cities has risen to the top of research agendas in the last decade, raising the question of how to study something as vast and eclectic as cities. This paper proposes a return to a focus on the local as an appropriate scale to investigat... Read More about Life at the local scale: an alternative perspective on the urban..

Making places: visualization, interaction and experience in urban space (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smyth, M., Trigueiros, P., Helgason, I., Coelho, A., Gallacher, S., Burrows, A., Wunderlich, F., & Penha, R. (2014, October). Making places: visualization, interaction and experience in urban space. Presented at 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Fun, Fast, Foundational - NordiCHI '14, Helsinki, Finland

Preface to the focus section: Making places: visualization, interaction and experience in urban space Cities are exciting and people continue to be drawn to urban areas because of the choices that cities offer in all areas of economic and social... Read More about Making places: visualization, interaction and experience in urban space.