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Biography Ingi Helgason is a lecturer in the Applied Informatics subject group and a member of the Interaction Design research group. Research interests include: Digital storytelling and narrative, creativity, interacting with archives and exhibitions, speculative and critical design.

Selected recent publications:
Osborne, N., Helgason, I., Lechelt, S., Michielin, L., Panneels, I., Parkinson, C., Smyth, M., Ross, J., Sulaiman, Y., & Warren, K. (2024). Digital and data literacy. In Data Driven Innovation in the Creative Industries (71-100). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003365891-4

Elsden, C., Jones, V., Helgason, I., Abernethy, L., & Brown, W. (2023). FestForward: Participatory Design Futuring and World-Building for Equitable Digital Futures in Performing Arts Festivals. In DIS '23: Proceedings of the 2023 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (1424–1437). https://doi.org/10.1145/3563657.3596033

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

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

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

Recent projects:
Creative Informatics - delivered by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, Codebase and Creative Edinburgh. Funded by the Creative Industries Clusters Programme and managed by the Arts & Humanities Research Council as part of the Industrial Strategy.
SpeculativeEdu - an educational, project funded by ERASMUS+, the European Union programme for education, training, youth, and sport, with the aim of strengthening speculative design education by collecting and exchanging existing knowledge and experience whilst developing new methods in the field of speculative design.
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Research Interests Digital storytelling and narrative, creativity, interacting with archives and exhibitions, speculative and critical design.
Scopus Author ID 36617268200
PhD Supervision Availability Yes
PhD Topics Storytelling, User Experience, Creativity, Interactivity, Innovation, Technology.