- Rewired State Parliament Hackathon kicked off Parliament week with a two day hack weekend on the 16th and 17th of November Hub Westminster (http://westminster.impacthub.net/). The weekend attracted some of the best developers and designers from across the UK to build prototype apps using government data sets in an informal and fun hack day setting. A team of PhD ...The mysteries learning techniques was created to develop and assess students’ higher-level thinking, with their cognitive processes being shown through their manipulation of data slips. Groups of students are given a mystery with an open question and a number of slips with clues and evidence that may point to the question’s answer. The mystery is ...Digital voting is used in a variety of contexts from politics to mundane everyday decisions. One of the motivations underlying many group decision-making systems is the promotion of participation, yet there is little research that explores how features of digital voting systems can be designed to facilitate this, other than providing multiple voting channels. The shift ...TangiSoft was a hybrid of a physical and soft keyboard, intended to combine the advantages of both. It was designed for use with a digital tabletop, specifically for applications that require high mobility and frequent switching between text entry and other tasks. The device was a piece of paper with a printed keyboard. It was developed ...Many therapies available to combat mental health problems such as clinical depression, borderline personality disorder or dementia are intended to combat negative symptoms. For this PhD, we posit that we can complement these existing healthcare practices with digital technology that will encourage positivity as well as diminish negativity. For example, we could support individuals while ...Appropriate language development is an important outcome of early-life development, significantly impacting outcomes both during childhood and later life. For example, it can result in children being slower to use words and, later, put sentences together. This can continue as a child begins school, hampering reading skills, classroom performance, and ability to socialise and make ...React! is a web app designed and developed to support teenagers who are at risk of anaphylaxis (severe food allergies) and their friends in learning about the signs of different types of reactions and what to do in such circumstances. The app itself is designed around a number of interactive films where decisions made by ...
- Red Tales is a participatory interactive documentary about red squirrel conservation in the UK. It is composed entirely of user-generated content from diverse and geographically separated conservation communities across the UK. It features a variety of video, image, sound and text-based content, representing contributions from over 40 individuals. A unique, dynamically-generated introduction sequence (composed from ...Gait assessment techniques for post-operative and mobility-impaired patients generally involve the use of expensive clinic-based assessment technologies, utilising a range of gait analysis hardware (e.g. motion capture suites, force plates and pressure mats).The aim of ShoeMOTE was to develop a shoe-based mobility assessment system. The design incorporated pressure piezoelectric pressure and bend sensors, accelerometers, and ...Machine Vision of Animals and their Behaviour (MVAB) 2015
Thursday 10th of September
1pm - 6pmThis AHRC funded, 18 month project explores the 60 000 item archive of Bloodaxe Books, one of the most eminent and innovative contemporary poetry publishers in the world. This collaborative project involving the Digital Interaction group, the department of English Language and Linguistics (with the Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts) and Bloodaxe Books themselves, explores ...What is the use of an assistive technology if the people who could benefit from it are not in practise able to access it? For many people with disabilities, this is a particularly concerning problem, because they are not necessarily able to demonstrate that they have a legal right to use a given assistive technology ...Although there are more people aged eighty and over in the UK than ever before, current banking systems fail to cater to them. It is now almost impossible to opt out of having a bank account, using a chip and pin, and transferring money digitally—things of which many people aged eighty and above have no ...
- In collaboration with Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, Nesta and Microsoft Research a discovery search interface was developed that aims to improve public access and engagement with digital heritage collections. The exploratory web platform and novel search interface is implemented for Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums’ online collections and aims to encourage people ...In recent years, Tim Ingold has articulated and asserted the importance of making as a methodology in anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture. His work adds to a growing discourse on how practice-based research operates and what this method offers to a number of fields. Ingold’s Thinking Through Making describes how learning takes place through a ...In certain disabilities, children and young adults can exhibit a range of extreme problem behaviours, including episodes of biting, kicking and self-injurious behaviour which might occur numerous times even in a single day. Existing treatments rely upon a detailed assessment of precisely which behaviour is occurring when, so that the causes of individual patterns of ...This Creative Exchange project explored how situating digital fabrication within a souvenir-making activity can enrich audience experiences of cultural events and engage visitors in discussion and reflection upon their experiences. Giving the visitor the possibility to reflect on their experience also enabled the arts organisation to gather valuable insight into their audiences’ experience allowing them to ...Digital resources are powerful tools that can aid in the process of community building. In this project, we are exploring the ways in which trust (and legacies of mistrust) can lead to social exclusion and power imbalances within minority communities in the UK. While many of these issues have been examined separately, no previous research has examined ...Following the success of the “Language Learning in the Wild” project, which used the Ambient Kitchen as a platform for Task-Based Learning of French, we began working with the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences on a broader European kitchen, partnering with four other universities across the continent. As well as incorporating five new ...Currently, health and social care institutions struggle to meet the demands of the ageing population due to insufficient capacity and resources. The potential of new technology to assist older people and promote independent healthy living is huge. However, it is hindered by issues relating to, for example, cost, lack of technological skills among the older ...Try clicking here for more contentTry clicking here for more content
WelcomeWe are an interaction design and ubiquitous computing research group called Open Lab, based at Newcastle University. Established in 2008, the group is led by Patrick Olivier and has a core team of around eighty researchers. Our work focuses on the experience-centred design of digital technology and applied challenges in ubiquitous computing. Many members of the group originate from a disciplines outside computer science, including psychology, electronic engineering, sociology, clinical sciences, education, design and fine art.
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