01/05/2006 - 30/04/2009

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Presence Research in Action, ‘Peach’, is a co-ordination action, part of the European Union’s 6th Research and Development Framework Programme in Information Systems Technologies. Peach is a project aimed at coordinating research in Presence across the EU. Presence is a multi-layered and multi-faceted concept that appears in many different disciplines from human-computer interaction, to computer science, psychology, physics, social scineces and so on. The HCI group in the Centre for Informatics Research is leading the public understanding of presence work package.
Peach is a EU Framework Programmes project funded by EU Framework 5. Carried out in collaboration with and others. For further information please refer to
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  • Interaction Design
    Interaction Design is concerned with the design of interactive objects and spaces and with the delivery of high quality user experiences (UX). For example, expressive interaction describes the range of new forms of human-computer interaction that are made available through technologies based on...
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    The institute's expertise in software engineering encompasses the entire development lifecycle, and we focus on developing the approaches and tools to improve the engineering process of both emerging and widely used software systems.
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Project Team

David Benyon
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Michael Smyth
Associate Professor
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Ingi Helgason
Research Fellow
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