Ingi Helgason

Research Fellow

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Ingi Helgason is a research fellow and part-time lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University, where she is studying towards a PhD in Interaction Design. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and also teaches interaction design and technology innovation at the Open University. 

She is currently working on the EU H2020 CAPS project, Mazi, and has worked as a researcher on EU FP6 and FP7 projects, including PEACH, PerAda and UrbanIxD. She was a member of the executive committee of the Create series of interaction design conferences, and was on the programme committee of the BCS HCI conference for 2012. Ingi is on the editorial board of the SpringerOpen Journal of Interaction Science (JoIS). She is one of the organisers of This Happened Edinburgh, a series of events focusing on the stories behind interaction design. Her research interests include the design of technology-mediated interactions in public and urban spaces. 

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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...
  • Urban Interaction Design
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    PhD Project Involvement

    Ingi Helgason (PhD 2008-)
    Complex pleasures: interactions in new-media art as a resource for the design of the user experience. This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artworks. The purpose of this research is to inform the design of...
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    Recent Publications

    Helgason, I., Smyth, M., Rosenbak, S., Mitrovic, I. (2015). Discourse, Speculation And Disciplinarity: Designing Urban Futures. In: (Ed.) Nordes 2015, Design Ecologies, Challenging anthropocentrism in the design of sustainable futures, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Stockholm, Sweden: . Nordic Design Research.

    Smyth, M., Helgason, I., Mitrovic, I. (2015). City | Data | Future: Envisioning Interactions in Hybrid Urban Space. In: (Ed.) ACM Creativity and Cognition 2015, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Glasgow, UK: . ACM Digital Library.

    Smyth, M., Helgason, I. (2015). Life at the Local Scale: An alternative perspective on the urban. In: (Ed.) Hybrid Cities - Data to the People, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Athens, Greece: . .

    Trigueiros, P., Smyth, M., Helgason, I., Gallacher, S. (2015). Making Places: Visualization, Interaction and Experience in Urban Space (edited focus section). IxD&A, Interaction Design and Architecture.

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