Serkan Ayan

Research Student

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My name is Serkan Ayan and I’m a Research Student in Centre for Interaction Design Edinburgh Napier University. My research topic includes layered experience of users in physical spaces especially in cityscape. I’m interested in user engagement in those interactions and the pervasiveness of the technology used. 

I have done most of my field research in Digital Tourism. So far I have designed and implemented augmented experiences for different spaces such as parks, galleries, woods and cities. Currently I am interested in different evaluation metehods of such experiences, specifically evaluating the transition of physical towards digital. 
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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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    Serkan Ayan (PhD 2010-)
    Understanding user experience in blended spaces.
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    Recent Publications

    Ayan, S., Benyon, D. (2014). Designing Blended Spaces: Historical Echoes, Testing a Framework for Digital Tourism. The International Journal of Archetectonic, Spatial and Environmental Design, , (), .

    Benyon, D., Mival, O., Ayan, S. (2012). Designing Blended Spaces . In: (Ed.) HCI2012 - People & Computers XXVI Proceedings of HCI 2012 The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction Birmingham, , , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Birmingham, UK: . .

    Benyon, D., Mival, O., Ayan, S., O'Keefe, B., Mokey, s. (2012). Location as interaction: Designing Blended Spaces for Digital Tourism. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of 3rd conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Tourism and Cultural Heritage, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .

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