The Design Informatics Research Seminar Series 2015 - 2016 has now concluded.

Details of the seminars for the first semester of 2016 - 2017 are now available.

Take me to the listings for this year's Design Informatics Research Seminar Series


For reference, here are the speakers from the previous two series…


Michelle Bastian, Edinburgh College of Art

Multispecies Methods: Participatory Research and the more-than-human

Clara Mancini, Open University

Animal-Computer Interaction: Designing Interactive Systems for and with More-than-Humans

Valentina Nisi, M-ITI Portugal

New Trends in Digital Storytelling: The case of Laura Silva

Nuno Nunes and Giovanni Innella, M-ITI Portugal and Chiba University

The GeoMerce Project

Simon Humphrey-Adam, eoSIM

eoSurgical: Improving Skills and Saving lives

Stefan Helmreich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Water Next Time: Changing Wavescapes in the Anthropocene

Gerard Briscoe, Glasgow School of Art

Designing Digital Cultures

Simon Yuill, Art, independent artist

Process and Notation in the work of Anni Albers and Alfred North Whitehead

Luigina Ciolfi, Sheffield Hallam University

From intervention to co-creation: how ‘meSch’ is empowering cultural heritage professionals realise tangible interactive installations

Alexander Cole, Peekabu

Designing Digital for the Real

Laura Cram, School of Social & Political Science

Flagging Interest: A neuropolitical approach to implicit identity triggers

Simon Kirby, Language Evolution, Edinburgh

Cultural Evolution and Human Uniqueness

Neil McGuire, After The News

Unexpected Items in the Bagging Area

Mel Woods, University of Dundee

Designing for Creative Intelligence

Matt Ratto, University of Toronto

Crafting the Computational Maker: The Conservation of Embodied Phenomenological Experience

Simon Tricker, Urban Tide, Smart City Data Experts

Exploring Smart Cities

Kami Vaniea, School of Informatics

Staying safe online and making security usable

Priscilla Chueng-Nainby, design activist, academic and poet

Design Activism: Co-Design in the Wild with Collective Imagery


Mark Sorsa-Leslie, Bubbal

New opportunities with Beacons

Cris Simonetti, University of Aberdeen

The stratification of life, mind and disciplinary knowledge

Clare Petherick, illustrator

Process of Drawing

Hadi Mehrpouya, Edinburgh College of Art

Free Software

Jeremy Kidwell, School of Divinity

Can a designer be courageous? Looking at the ethics of design through the virtues of craft

Alex Taylor, Microsoft

Data and Life on the Street

Charles Sutton, School of Informatics

Summarizing Data Using Probabilistic Machine Learning

Sam Meech, artist and videosmith

Punchcard Economy - Rates for the Job

Adam Stokes, Institute for Micro and Nano Systems & Institute for Bioengineering

Towards Bio-Hybrid Soft Robots and Integrated Soft Systems

Kristina Andersen, STEIM, The Netherlands

Making Unknown Technology

Larissa Pschetz, Edinburgh College of Art

Temporal Design

Loraine Clarke, University of Strathclyde

Evaluating and developing Tangible Interactive Exhibits for museums

Filipe Vilela, Heriot-Watt University

Validated by 3D Printing

Diego Zamora, Edinburgh College of Art

Emerging practitioners/creative technologies, why talking about disruptive technologies is wrong

Mark Robinson, deltaDNA

Keeping you playing: Gaming Analytics

Will Odom, Simon Fraser University

Slow Tech Time


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