Gerard Wilkinson | Doctoral Trainee

Gerard Wilkinson

My PhD investigates the application of the Internet of Things to inform the production and consumption of media. The focus of this project is to use this data to enable Object-based Media (OBM) which requires a scene to be described in meta-data to re-configure media based upon the device being used for playback.

In a production scenario, we investigate labelling of actions performed by a subject using sensors within a connected environment.This can be used to inform the re-configuration of media for playback on a range of different ‘objects’. Further to this we will investigate how we can create new immersive media consumption experiences using OBM, utilizing the sensors within a connected environment to utilize action data to perform for example step detection, intelligent playback and quality detection/training.


ThinkActive: Designing for pseudonymous activity tracking in the classroom
Garbett A, Chatting D, Wilkinson G, Lee C, Kharrufa A, CHI '18 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Media of things: Supporting the production of metadata rich media through IoT sensing
Wilkinson G, Bartindale T, Nappey T, Evans M, Wright P, Olivier P, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Designing reconfigurable televisual experiences
Smith D, Bartindale T, Hook J, Wilkinson G, Schofield G, Stenton P, Ursu MF, Brooks M, DIS 2017 Companion - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems368-371
Making home: Asserting agency in the age of IoT
Chatting D, Wilkinson G, Marshall K, Desjardins A, Green D, Kirk D, Boucher A, CHI EA '17: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems526-533
Prototyping Ubiquitous Imaging Surfaces
Montague K, Jackson D, Br&#252, hwiler T, Bartindale T, Wilkinson G, Olivier P, Hilliges O, Ploetz T, 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems203-207


Expressy: Using a Wrist-Worn Inertial Measurement Unit to Add Expressiveness to Touch-Based Interactions
Wilkinson G, Kharrufa A, Hook J, Pursglove B, Haeuser H, Hammerla N, Wood G, Hodges S, Olivier P, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 20162832-2844
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