- Aim: To stimulate serendipitous discovery of new web content by leveraging the Social Network Graph to augment search results. The web provides us with a wealth of new information, knowledge and discussion on an incomprehensibly massive scale. The ability to stumble across fresh and interesting online content is facilitated by the likes of search tools, Social Networks and a number ...Through sensors worn on the body or embedded into objects of daily use we can infer the activities performed by a subject. Extracting the characteristics of the data collected by these sensors, i.e. how these activities were performed, would be beneficial to a variety of applications, such as rehabilitation, pain therapy, sports and professional training ...Since the phrase ‘Digital Public Space’ was coined (Ageh, 2012), the notion of a ‘digital public space’ has been explored and problematized through a variety of research projects through the Creative Exchange (CX) Knowledge Exchange (KE) framework. While the original definition of the term continues to influence discourses across CX, its explicit link to BBC ...During art therapy sessions, the therapist increases the level of art with which the client can engage if the client becomes distracted, thus bringing their focus back to the therapy. Dundee University developed a system that could monitor whether the client was becoming distracted or not. Simultaneously, we created a multi-touch table based on Frustrated ...Keeping detailed records of how much money is in an individual bank account and tracking receipts of transactions are highly valued by many older people who carefully manage their finances. However, Modern payment technologies and bank accounts have a tendency to penalise those who wish to keep tight control of their finances. There are fewer opportunity to receive paper statements and paper ...Charting an Alternative A-Z of the Nation This project reimagines the poetic map of Britain. During 2016 literary critics, poets, computer scientists, students, teachers and arts organizations will digitally develop the critically acclaimed poetry anthology, Out of Bounds. We will be working to capture poetry as performance, sound, accent, image, and much more. Watch this space ...Fiber Chopping Board (FCB) was designed and developed to track people’s fresh food preparation activities in a domestic kitchen. The FCB was compactly designed “as normal a chopping board as possible” (i.e. with technology that is effectively invisible to users). It adapts FiberBoard‘s technology and is a custom-made chopping board that is augmented with fibre ...
- The state of the health of Britain’s population and the ways medical professionals are expected to respond to health issues have changed drastically in the sixty years since the NHS was set up. Older people often have multiple health issues rather than one illness, while the number of people with chronic illnesses has increased. Commercially ...Machine Vision of Animals and their Behaviour (MVAB) 2015
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1pm - 6pmAs user-generated audiovisual content floods social media sites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Soundcloud, do current categorisation and search facilities provide adequate means to identify and explore meaningful narratives?The aim of this project was to understand the changes in motor skill that take place during the early phases of learning a new fine motor skill task. For this project specifically, that motor skill was suturing, which we measured by attaching sensors to the surgical suturing instruments that the participants (medical students) used, in ...Tune Table was a multi-touch interactive installation designed in conjunction with BBC Research and installed in the Sage Gateshead during BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking Festival of Ideas in 2010. It was a way of introducing tangible and collaborative control to the live audio domain, allowing users to assume the role of music producers by ...E-science experiments often require large amounts of computing power and storage resources to facilitate them, and much research has gone into providing software and hardware for these high-end needs. However, once these systems have produced data sets, there are few tools to comprehensively help researchers analyse, share and publish their findings and conclusions. eScience on the ...
- The Lovers’ Box is a digital artefact designed to engage couples in reflections on their relationship. Users open their personalised wooden box with a key that they then place on an RFID reader inside to play a recorded message. This can be anything the couples want: a video, a slideshow, an audio message and so ...Across the UK political spectrum there is a consensus that communities need to play a greater role in local government, both in the decisions made that affect people’s everyday lives, and in the design and delivery of services provided by local government to communities. With the enormous public uptake of digital technologies including broadband internet, ...This 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 ...Newcastle University are developing a mobile app which hopes to help people who stammer (stutter) self-monitor and reflect on their speech, by allowing them to practice speaking in different scenarios, which have been defined as potentially difficult by people who stammer, and receive feedback on their speech from a support network. Please help us to explore ...A film competition and community filmmaking project, which will use prototype filmmaking methods developed as part of the CX Participatory Production Technologies project. This project comprises two main goals. Firstly, it is part of an ongoing conservation effort to protect the red squirrel. By raising awareness of the issues facing the species in the UK, this project ...Participatory processes of narrating and sharing personal stories can provide powerful platforms for dialogue, reflection and enquiry among different communities and social groups, about the places they inhabit. How can these processes, stories and narratives also play a role in driving civic action and shaping change? What methodologies, interventions and digital tools are available and what ...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 ...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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