Research

“Evolution of Money”

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“No Machine is an Island” at BBC

Machine-based communication

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A Critique of Linguistic Capitalism (and an artistic intervention)

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After Money

If you change the representation of value, does it change the values that you can represent?

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After Money Exhibition

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After Money symposium

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AfterMoney

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Artcasting and ARTIST ROOMS on Tour

Using mobilities-informed methods to support new approaches to arts evaluation

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Artcasting ARTIST ROOMS

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B-IoT

Huge benefits in transportation can be gained if Intelligent Transportation Systems such as automated vehicles are enabled to communicate between each other, and their surrounding infrastructure in ways that are simple, reliable, and widely acceptable for human operators. At the same time, it is imperative that the security and privacy of such communications are considered. This project will demonstrate the potential of distributed ledgers such as blockchain as a method of securing the integrity of such systems.

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Bean There Made The News…..Bitbarista Features on the BBC

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Benjamin Bach

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Bettina Nissen

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Biomorphis Architects – Architects for ‘Data Pipe Dreams’

Collaboration, Design and Build of the Design Informatics Pavilion

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Bitbarista

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Block Exchange

Explore the future of value beyond money in a dynamic workshop activity, run by you! Design Informatics and Design In Action has created a workshop toolkit for anyone interested in exploring the rapidly developing area of Blockchain and DLTs

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Blockchain by design workshop at Codebase

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Blockchain City

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Blockchain Ruralities: Novel digital geographies in the Scottish Highlands

Blockchain Ruralities: Novel digital geographies in the Scottish Highlands - Dr. George Jaramillo - Glasgow School of Art's Innovation School

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Blockchain Technology and International Development workshop

Oxchain workshop on Blockchain and The Global South

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Blockexchange

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BlockExchange workshop

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BlockExchange Workshop

Understanding the Blockchain

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Blockexchange workshop – Digital Catapult

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Call for Participants: TIPS by Design – Building a Community of UK TIPS Researchers – 2018

Building a Community of UK TIPS Researchers – 2018

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Call for Participation: DRS 2018 workshop

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Cally Russell from Mallzee on Dragon’s Den

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Can new technologies help change global power geometries?

This workshop will explore the potential of new technologies to support regional food production and trade particularly targeting the goals of the Food and Nutrition Policy of the CARICOM (Caribbean Community and Common Market).

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Can new technologies shift global power geometries?

An agricultural trade workshop with Caribbean partners in Edinburgh

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Capturing the Connections

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Catie Cundall

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Chain Re:Action

A knowledge exchange day discussing feminist thinking and community economies with blockchain technologies

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Chatty Factories

Our vision for the manufacturing factory of the future is to embrace the rapid growth of Internet-connected products via embedded sensors producing massive volumes of data, and transform these traditionally discrete activities into one seamless process that is capable of real-time continuous product refinement.

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Chatty Factories workshop

Chatty Factories workshop: Exploring the future of data driven product design at the Digital Catapult London

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Chatty factory research press releases

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Chris Elsden

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Chris Speed

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Collider: Designing a Parasensical Futures Institute

A collider is a conceptual design event, bringing together computational thinking and design thinking, to pull informaticians together with designers, and problem holders. The first part of the Collider sets the scene through invited provocations before breaking out in to co-design sessions.

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Collider: Designing a sustainable future for the Scottish visitor economy

A collider is a conceptual design event, bringing together computational thinking and design thinking, to pull informaticians together with designers, and problem holders. The first part of the Collider sets the scene through invited provocations before breaking out in to co-design sessions.

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Collider: Digital Busking

A collider is a conceptual design event, bringing together computational thinking and design thinking, to pull informaticians together with designers, and problem holders. The first part of the Collider sets the scene before breaking out in to workshop sessions.

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Collider: Representing Cultural Heritage

Collider with the University Library Collections

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Community Hacking

The Community Web2.0: creative control through hacking project sought to explore whether concepts and vocabularies emerging in relation to the Internet could usefully be applied to understandings of off-line contemporary community relations and practices.

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Company Engagement

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Compassion Collider

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Connected High Street

This timely project explores the potential for reconfiguring the traditional organisation of customer, salesperson, cash register, tangible things and database, allowing shops ‘stacks’ of both immaterial and material processes to share data that will improve social and economic conditions.

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Creative Informatics

Creative Informatics aims to bring Edinburgh’s world-class creative industries and tech sector together, utilising innovative data-driven technologies to develop ground-breaking new products, businesses and experiences. 

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Creative Informatics Challenge Projects launched

Creative Informatics first round of Challenge Projects has been launched.

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Crossing Borders as part of FuturePlay Festival Edinburgh

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Crypto-Knitting

Crypto-Knitting is a new collaboration with artist Ailie Rutherford to develop a feminist Cryptocurrency proposal in the contexts of Govanhill and Easterhouse in Glasgow

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Cultural computing clash

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Dancing Robots

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DAOWO Summit UK

DAOWO (Distributed Autonomous Organisations With Others) Summit UK facilitates cross-sector engagement with leading researchers and key artworld actors to discuss the current state of play and opportunities available for working with blockchain technologies in the arts.

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Data Pipe Dreams: Glimpses of a Near Future

Glimpses of a Near Future

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Data Visualization Meetup – Data Physicalization

Anyone interested in the process and product of more effectively and ingeniously communicating the meanings inherent in data by visual or other sensory techniques.

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DataVisFest on (In)equality and Incusion

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Dave Murray-Rust

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DCHRN Seminar: Working with the Public

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Design and the invisible: material conceits as design activism

Design and the invisible: material conceits as design activism: Luis Hernan, ArchaID, Newcastle University

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Design in Action

Doing things in new ways, solving problems and pushing boundaries are the essence of any good economy.

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Design in Action: Final report

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Design Informatics Pavilion – launch event photos

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Design Informatics Pavilion: Future Play

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Design Informatics Pavilion: Histories and Futures

History of the Design Informatics Pavilion as we look forward to the 2018 Pavilion

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Design of a decision support tool for visualising E. coli risks on agricultural land using a stakeholder-driven approach

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Designing Ethical Human-Computer Systems

Funded by: EPSRC ‘Telling Tales of Engagement, 2016’ award

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Designing for Near Futures talk

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Designing machines with autonomy

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Designing with living organisms

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Eddie Boyle

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Eleonora Muller

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Ella Tallyn

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Evan Morgan

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Ewa Luger

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Exploring Ethical AI in Accounting

Accounting is one of the latest professions to consider the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support decision-making.

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FinTech Hackathon prize

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Fintech: Cryptocurrency, blockchain and cash in the future

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Future Visions of Active Travel in Edinburgh

The B-IoT project hosted a workshop exploring the space where visions of future transport meet Blockchain and IoT technologies.

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Garnet Hertz – ‘Disobedient Electronics’ talk

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Generating Narratives from Personal Digital Data

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Geocoin Workshop

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Geocoin Workshop

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GeoPact Demonstration

Smart Contracts in Action

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Ghost Cinema App: Temporal Ubiquity and the Condition of Being in Everytime

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HAT

HAT is a £1.2m multi-disciplinary project funded by the Research Council’s UK Digital Economy Programme. It involves a team of 16 researchers from the domains of Economics, Business, Computing and the Arts across six UK universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Exeter, Nottingham, Warwick and the West of England

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HCI for Blockchain

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Hector Michael Fried

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Human Data Interaction Network Plus Workshop

This workshop represents the first workshop of the network plus in Human Data Interaction (HDI).  Our aim is to draw together people from all three sectors (academia, public and third sector) to start making connections/partnerships and think about projects you’d like us to fund.  Funding will be announced in January (project will range from 2.5k to 50k) and we hope this event will help people to start developing their proposals. 

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Internet of Second Hand Things

Adopting more sustainable patterns of consumption offers positive outcomes for improving personal wellbeing, minimising resource depletion and meeting environmental targets.

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INTUIT

Interaction Design for Trusted Sharing of Personal Health Data to Live Well with HIV

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IoT in the Home: Writing and Acting the Future of Autonomous Energy Devices

Focus group

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Isn’t it time to change the way we think about time?

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Jane Macdonald

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Joe Revans

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John Lee

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Jonathan Rankin

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Kam Chan

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Kash cups

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Katerina Gorkovenko

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Larissa Pschetz

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Learning Energy Systems at Science Festival

National Museum of Scotland for Edinburgh International Science Festival

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LENS: Design Informatics Pavilion 2018

LENS: interactive research pod exploring data sharing

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Let’s Get Concrete: The Aesthetics of Legitimacy

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Liam Upton

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Listening to Voices

Creative Disruptions with the Hearing Voices Network

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Listening to Voices Project Report

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Living with the Internet of Things

Explore how the Internet of Things is affecting our lives, and how it will influence our futures - at home, at work and in our environment.

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Living with the Internet of Things Event

A short film about the Living with the Internet of Things event at Tate Exchange on 8-9 Feb, 2019

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Maria Wolters

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Mark Kobine

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Memories of Mr Seel’s Garden

The Memories of Mr. Seel’s was an AHRC Connected Communities Pilot Demonstrator Project

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Michaela Turner

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Moneylab

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Near Future Teaching Collider

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Network Plus in Human Data Interaction

Network Plus in Human Data Interaction: Legibility, Agency, Negotiability

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New Value Transactions

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New Value Transactions

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Nicola Osborne

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One Day Workshop on Blockchain, Trust and Global Challenges

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One HAT, so many possibilities…

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OxChain

Ox-Chain is a major research project between the Universities of Edinburgh, Northumbria and Lancaster, and research partners Oxfam, Zero Waste Scotland, Volunteer Scotland and WHALE Arts, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. It brings together experts in digital design, cryptography, business and international development. Through collaborative research, we will design a Blockchain for Oxfam to better support the circulation and re-circulation of valuable items within its business model – hence ‘Ox-Chain’.

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Oxchain – Blockchain & the Global South symposium round up

Round up of the day's activities at the Blockchain and the Global South conference

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Oxchain Workbooks

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PACTMAN

Understanding how to manage issues of trust, privacy and consent in future pervasive environments

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Peak 15: Creating the surrealistic identity for Data Pipe Dreams

Peak 15's collaboration with Design Informatics

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Pedagogy & Physicalization

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Phase 2: Co-authorship and publication

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Phase one: Cycle probes

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Pip Thornton

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Polite Robots That Make Way for People

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Project Mercury

Project Mercury is a 12 month collaboration between Design Informatics and Tesco Bank to explore FinTech by Design.

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PuBliC: Future Everything

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Quantified Body Language: Design Informatics Pavilion 2018

Intelligent furniture?

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Rainbows and Unicorns

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Recommended Relics

National Museum of Rural Life Scotland

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Research Seminar and Performance: Tim Shaw & John Bowers

Tim Shaw and John Bowers work in the Digital Cultures Research Group, Culture Lab and Fine Art, Newcastle University.

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Research Seminar Series: Benjamin Bach, Data Visualization

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Research Seminar Series: Tim Fawns, Education, Edinburgh

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Research Seminar: Angelo Plessas, Independent Practitioner

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Research Seminar: Augusto Esteves

Augusto Esteves, Edinburgh Napier University

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Research Seminar: Beatrice Alex

Research Seminar by Beatrice Alex / Education, Edinburgh

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Research Seminar: Beverley Hood

Beverley Hood is Lecturer and Research Director for Design at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

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Research Seminar: Dr Katerina Gorkovenko

Dr Katerina Gorkovenko is a human computer interaction researcher and designer who recently completed her PhD at Dundee University. Her work is situated at the intersection of technology, politics, and broader societal change. Her research practice utilises an array of design led qualitative research methods in order to explore complex problems around human behaviour and the use of digital tools.

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Research Seminar: Gilad Rosner

Gilad Rosner, Internet of Things Privacy Forum

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Research Seminar: Grace Annan-Callcott

Grace Annan-Callcott is Press Officer at IF. Her role is central to increasing IF’s visibility and influence, and ensuring IF shapes the narrative across issues of trust, privacy and data rights. She works with journalists and influential organisations, to establish IF’s reputation as world leading experts. Grace has an MPhil from Cambridge and a BA from Newcastle University.

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Research Seminar: Jonathan Rankin, Design Informatics

Jonathan Rankin from Design Informatics will talk about designing for speculative future visions.

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Research Seminar: Lisa May Thomas

Lisa May Thomas is a contemporary dance artist, based in Bristol, who has worked extensively with dance for screen and is currently developing live choreographic, sensorial performances with new technologies.

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Research Seminar: Liz McFall

Liz McFall, University of Edinburgh

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Research Seminar: Lucy Havens

Lucy joined Design Informatics to create new interfaces for exploring large data and information repositories.

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Research Seminar: Mohamed Khamis

Mohamed Khamis is a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow in the School of Computing Science since September 2018.

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Research Seminar: Pete Bennett

Pete is a freelance creative technologist, resident of the Pervasive Media Studio and teaching fellow in the University of Bristol's computer science department.

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Research Seminar: Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke is a Global Challenges Research Fellow at Northumbria University, in the School of Design and Centre for International Development.

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Research Seminar: Richard Mortier

Richard Mortier is the Reader in Computing and Human-Data Interaction in the Systems Research Group of the University of Cambridge, Department of Computer Science & Technology (aka The Computer Laboratory).

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Research Seminar: Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett is a PhD student in Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, researching the role of moral values in the design of symbiotic human-AI systems.

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Research Seminar: Steve Love, GSA

The School of Simulation and Visualisation (SimVis) is currently a postgraduate research, teaching and commercial centre of The Glasgow School of Art. It aims to exploit the interface between science, technology and the arts to explore imaginative and novel uses of advanced 3D digital visualisation and interaction technologies.

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Research Seminar: Teresa Almeida

Teresa Almeida, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden

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Robin Hill

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Rory Gianni

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Rural Crafting Communities in the Digital Age

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Rural Crafting Communities in the Digital Age

The research addresses three related themes: crafting practices, rurality and digital engagement.

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Sarah Bennett

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Scottish Living artist: Wikipedia Editathon

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Seannachies

Addressing Social Isolation through Storytelling

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Seeing the use of things: how IoT will shape future business

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Seismic See-saw – Design Informatics Pavilion

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Sharing Little Sparta

Project to attract new audiences to artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden; Little Sparta.

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Sixth Sense Transport

Sixth Sense Transport research is investigating the extent to which behavioural change and better understanding of transport habits and practices can be facilitated through the creation of a new form of ‘transport network’, based on extending social networking principles to transport users, their individual vehicles and objects around them.

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Smart Contracts in Action!

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Smart Transactions in Public Spaces

From communicating with loved ones to organising our finances, IoT technology enables us to perform an increasingly wide range of tasks on the move, and in a variety of public spaces.

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Story blocks

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StoryStorm

The ‘StoryStorm Network’  was funded by AHRC CCN+ with the aim of developing collaborative, co-creative workshops to explore the ways stories are increasingly supported and shaped by digital technology.

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StoryStorm Project website

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Tangible Tools for Understanding Distributed Systems

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Telling the Bees

Telling the Bees is an interdisciplinary project working with Tay Landscape Partnership (TayLP) to develop new understandings of beekeeping practices through ‘future folklore’ for new and future generations of beekeepers. The future folklore prototypes will be a community resource and also a probe for academic communities, prompting questions on the role of folklore, literature, tacit knowledge, and traditional ecological knowledge structures. The project runs from April 2015 until March 2016.

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Temporal Design

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Temporal design

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Tesco Bank Project Mercury

video explaining Project Mercury

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The Ethnobot

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The Latent Image; Transimage 2018

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The Latent Image: Transimage 2018 round up and videos

The LATENT IMAGE is the fifth iteration in the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conferences Series

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The Memorial for Misused Time

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The power of storytelling

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ThingTank

As objects around us begin to collect data and make suggestions about what might be desirable, it is possible that they may even be able to design things that we could never think of. Project Thing Tank is doing design research on these possibilities.

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Three before CHI

Please join us for an extended seminar in which each speaker will have 30 mins to present their research:

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Transforming communities through co-designing novel experience of heritage at a local museum

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Travel Behaviours Network

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TrustBall: Design Informatics Pavilion 2018

Who do you trust with your data?

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TurningPoint

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Understanding Initial Coin Offerings

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Understanding situated energy values in rural Kenya

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Using service blueprints to help visualise design

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Vacancy: Post-doctoral Research Associate in Creative Informatics

come and work with the team at Design Informatics on an exciting new project as an RA

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Volunteering on the Ledger #1 – Identity Management

An exploratory design workshop to understand the potential for blockchain-based identity management in the voluntary sector.

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Volunteering on the Ledger #2 – Alternative Currencies

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We are recruiting: Design Informatics Research Software Engineer

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Wearing data; the fabric of social becoming

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What is privacy, why can’t we agree about it, and why is data a particular problem?

What is privacy, why can't we agree about it, and why is data a particular problem?

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When Your Teacup Goes Online and Demands to Design Itself

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Winter Term Research Seminars

Research Seminars - Winter Term

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Zezhong Wang

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