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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.

“He’s adorable and I want to take him home”. Trust Perceptions Before and After First-Time Encounters with Social Robots (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Sobolewska, E., Vanderschantz, N., & Bitcon, F. (2021). “He’s adorable and I want to take him home”. Trust Perceptions Before and After First-Time Encounters with Social Robots. In Proceedings of the BCS 34th British HCI Conference 2021 (324-328). https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/hci2021.35

For users who have not interacted with a robot their perceptions are shaped by society, inculturation, and popular media. With the steady increase of robots in workplaces, during consumer encounters, and increasingly in the home, research is required... Read More about “He’s adorable and I want to take him home”. Trust Perceptions Before and After First-Time Encounters with Social Robots.

“I would call them, it seems faster”. The state of Telemedicine in Scotland. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Sfakakis, G., & Sobolewska, E. (2021). “I would call them, it seems faster”. The state of Telemedicine in Scotland. In Proceedings of the BCS 34th British HCI Conference 2021 (220-225). https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/hci2021.23

The novel Coronavirus pandemic has affected the way people interact with others and services. Online re-mote solutions have been proposed for most interactions including health care. This position paper shows thatonline health services areunder-utili... Read More about “I would call them, it seems faster”. The state of Telemedicine in Scotland..

Supporting and enhancing student agency in feedback processes: using a novel feedback tool in the creative industries (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Cochrane, R., & Firth, R. (2021, June). Supporting and enhancing student agency in feedback processes: using a novel feedback tool in the creative industries. Paper presented at Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference 2020, Manchester

This paper focuses on students’ use of a novel programme-focused feedback tool we have developed and utilised across Product Design at Edinburgh Napier University. In the context of the creative industries feedback needs to become a shared responsibi... Read More about Supporting and enhancing student agency in feedback processes: using a novel feedback tool in the creative industries.

Sound Design (2020)
Book
McGregor, I. (2020). Sound Design. (3rd)

This book explores the underlying principles of sound design for linear and interactive media, and specifically how they apply to theatre, radio and film. The focus of the text is about how to design effective sound so that audiences' experiences are... Read More about Sound Design.

Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing (2020)
Digital Artefact
Ryan, B., & Webster, G. (2020). Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing. [Blog]

This 'Diabetes Research' blog is initially about the seed-project 'Information Avoidance and diabetes'. This project is an initial investigation of how and why people with diabetes might not seek or engage with information about their diabetes. More... Read More about Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing.

The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review (2019)
Journal Article
Snowden, A., Peddie, N., & Westbury, T. (2021). The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review. Advances in Mental Health, 19(1), 94-112. https://doi.org/10.1080/18387357.2019.1684829

Objective: There is growing global evidence for stark inequalities in the physical health status and life-expectancy of people with a mental health diagnosis. In most cases, physical activity (PA) is one of the most effective methods of maintaining p... Read More about The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review.

Development of a design tool to optimise acceptance of exoskeletons by older adults (2019)
Thesis
Shore, L. (2019). Development of a design tool to optimise acceptance of exoskeletons by older adults. (Dissertation). University of Limerick, Ireland. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2757643

Older adults may have some prior use and knowledge of technology, but may also express or experience the digital divide, whereby the pace of emerging technology can present challenges to older adults and their ability to ‘keep up’. This can be a fact... Read More about Development of a design tool to optimise acceptance of exoskeletons by older adults.

Wattom: Ambient Eco-feedback with Mid-air Input (2019)
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 our latest implementation of the Wattom plug, and three system applications.... Read More about Wattom: Ambient Eco-feedback with Mid-air Input.

An AI approach to Collecting and Analyzing Human Interactions with Urban Environments (2019)
Journal Article
Ferrara, E., Fragale, L., Fortino, G., Song, W., Perra, C., di Mauro, M., & Liotta, A. (2019). An AI approach to Collecting and Analyzing Human Interactions with Urban Environments. IEEE Access, 7, 141476-141486. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2943845

Thanks to advances in Internet of Things and crowd-sensing, it is possible to collect vast amounts of urban data, to better understand how citizens interact with cities and, in turn, improve human well-being in urban environments. This is a scientifi... Read More about An AI approach to Collecting and Analyzing Human Interactions with Urban Environments.

Statistical Assessment of IP Multimedia Subsystem in a Softwarized Environment: a Queueing Networks Approach (2019)
Journal Article
Di Mauro, M., & Liotta, A. (2019). Statistical Assessment of IP Multimedia Subsystem in a Softwarized Environment: a Queueing Networks Approach. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 16(4), 1493-1506. https://doi.org/10.1109/tnsm.2019.2943776

The Next Generation 5G Networks can greatly benefit from the synergy between virtualization paradigms, such as the Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and service provisioning platforms such as the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). The NFV concept is... Read More about Statistical Assessment of IP Multimedia Subsystem in a Softwarized Environment: a Queueing Networks Approach.

Health professionals' lack of knowledge of central venous access devices: the impact on patients (2019)
Journal Article
Kelly, L. J., Snowden, A., Paterson, R., & Campbell, K. (2019). Health professionals' lack of knowledge of central venous access devices: the impact on patients. British Journal of Nursing, 28(14), https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.14.S4

Background The literature on patient experience of living with a central venous access device (CVAD) is growing, but remains sparse. It suggests that patients accept CVADs as should reduce episodes of repeated cannulations. However, a recent doctor... Read More about Health professionals' lack of knowledge of central venous access devices: the impact on patients.

The Lions' Gate: Towards a Permaculture-inspired Blended Space (2019)
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, interactive permaculture project on-campus in Edinburgh, Scotland. We arg... Read More about The Lions' Gate: Towards a Permaculture-inspired Blended Space.

DIY Community WiFi Networks: Insights on Participatory Design (2019)
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 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.

Are mental health tribunals operating in accordance with international human rights standards? A systematic review of the international literature (2019)
Journal Article
Macgregor, A., Brown, M., & Stavert, J. (2019). Are mental health tribunals operating in accordance with international human rights standards? A systematic review of the international literature. Health and Social Care in the Community, 27(4), e494-e513. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12749

Mental health tribunals are responsible for making decisions about compulsory treatment for individuals considered a risk to themselves and others due to mental disorder. They are generally designed to provide safeguards for individuals subject to co... Read More about Are mental health tribunals operating in accordance with international human rights standards? A systematic review of the international literature.

Is the Zero-Wait Policy Always Optimum for Information Freshness (Peak Age) or Throughput? (2019)
Journal Article
Barakat, B., Keates, S., Wassell, I., & Arshad, K. (2019). Is the Zero-Wait Policy Always Optimum for Information Freshness (Peak Age) or Throughput?. IEEE Communications Letters, 23(6), 987-990. https://doi.org/10.1109/LCOMM.2019.2907935

The Zero-Wait (ZW) policy is widely held to achieve maximum information 'freshness', i.e., to achieve minimum Peak Age (PA) and maximum throughput, for real-time Internet-of-Things applications. In this paper, it was shown through a series of experim... Read More about Is the Zero-Wait Policy Always Optimum for Information Freshness (Peak Age) or Throughput?.

Lightweight Reinforcement Learning for Energy Efficient Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks (2019)
Journal Article
Savaglio, C., Pace, P., Aloi, G., Liotta, A., & Fortino, G. (2019). Lightweight Reinforcement Learning for Energy Efficient Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE Access, 7, 29355-29364. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2902371

High-density communications in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) demand for new approaches to meet stringent energy and spectrum requirements. We turn to reinforcement learning, a prominent method in artificial intelligence, to design an energy-preserv... Read More about Lightweight Reinforcement Learning for Energy Efficient Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks.

Reducing delay in patients with acute coronary syndrome and other time-critical conditions: a systematic review to identify the behaviour change techniques associated with effective interventions (2019)
Journal Article
Farquharson, B., Abhyankar, P., Smith, K., Dombrowski, S. U., Treweek, S., Dougall, N., …Johnston, M. (2019). Reducing delay in patients with acute coronary syndrome and other time-critical conditions: a systematic review to identify the behaviour change techniques associated with effective interventions. Open Heart, 6(1), Article e000975. https://doi.org/10.1136/openhrt-2018-000975

Background: Time to treatment in many conditions, particularly acute coronary syndrome, is critical to reducing mortality. Delay between onset of symptoms and treatment remains a worldwide problem. Reducing patient delay has been particularly challen... Read More about Reducing delay in patients with acute coronary syndrome and other time-critical conditions: a systematic review to identify the behaviour change techniques associated with effective interventions.

Analyzing Objective and Subjective Data in Social Sciences: Implications for Smart Cities (2019)
Journal Article
Erhan, L., Ndubuaku, M., Ferrara, E., Richardson, M., Sheffield, D., Ferguson, F. J., …Liotta, A. (2019). Analyzing Objective and Subjective Data in Social Sciences: Implications for Smart Cities. IEEE Access, 7, 19890-19906. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2897217

The ease of deployment of digital technologies and the Internet of Things gives us the opportunity to carry out large-scale social studies and to collect vast amounts of data from our cities. In this paper, we investigate a novel way of analyzing dat... Read More about Analyzing Objective and Subjective Data in Social Sciences: Implications for Smart Cities.

The benefits of contextual information for speech recognition systems (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Kinch, M. W., Melis, W. J., & Keates, S. (2018). The benefits of contextual information for speech recognition systems. In The 10th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC). https://doi.org/10.1109/CEEC.2018.8674204

This paper demonstrates the significance of using contextual information in machine learning and speech recognition. While the benefits of contextual information in human communication are widely known, their significance is rarely explored or discus... Read More about The benefits of contextual information for speech recognition systems.