School of Computing
Edinburgh Napier University
Michael Smyth is a Reader in the School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, UK.
He has worked in the fields of Human Computer Interaction and Interaction Design since 1987 and during that period has published over 50 academic papers in refereed journals, books and conferences. In addition he has had interactive installations exhibited at both UK and international conferences and arts & design festivals.
He is co-editor of the forthcoming book entitled inter_multi_trans_actions: creative practice at the boundaries of architecture, design and art.
Royal College of Art
Noam Toran’s work spans multiple disciplines and mediums which reflect upon and critique the intersection between design, mass culture, technology, cinema and psychology. Consistently, the work appropriates the discourse of design as a means with which to investigate and envision anomalies in contemporary and speculative human behaviour. Often foregrounding them in short films, the objects are imagined as constructions for particular individuals and psyches, vehicles for an elaboration of the desires, fantasies and pathologies unique to specific modern subjects.
Toran’s work is exhibited, screened and published internationally, and is part of the NY MoMA and FRAC Ile-de-France collections. He currently teaches at the Royal College of Art and lectures worldwide.
Department of Visual Communications Design
University of Split
Ivica Mitrovic holds MSc in artificial intelligence. He is teaching new media design and doing research taking place in a multidisciplinary team of researchers, including social scientists, cultural theorists and cognitive psychologists.
From 2001 he is promoting interaction design in Croatia. He was local organizer of the Interaction Design Convivio Summer School in Split. In 2007 he started a series of workshops with international guest leaders as an introduction to interaction design. He is author of the first interaction design course in Croatia.
He has international experience as atelier leader and supervised more then 50 exhibited or in public presented and awarded students' projects in the field of interaction and new media design.
University of Dundee
Hazel is Programme Director of the Masters of Design Programme at the University of Dundee, UK.
Her research and practice investigate the secret life of the objects we carry around with us. Hazel collaborates with multimedia artists, computers programmers, craft makers and designers to explore how engagement with personal objects can be translated into personable wearable interactive artifacts.
She is currently working on lens - a project using jewellery to explore digital scrapbooks and leading a research project for t-labs at Deutsche Telekom into methods for developing information and communication services for older people.
She works alongside Dr Jon Rogers and Graham Pullin who contribute to the Masters Programme and have developed rich undergraduate experiences in Interaction Design.
ChiCI research group
University of Central Lancashire
aDeNu research and development group
Artificial Intelligence Department
Spanish National University for Distance Education Madrid
Emanuela is a researcher in Interaction Design with a background in Human Computer interaction and Communication Science.
Since 2002 she has achieved experience in coordinating and delivering research projects in Interaction Design at local and international level. She has taught Interaction Design for Master students at UCLan and tutored Interaction design projects at one of the Convivio International Summer Schools.
At the moment she is working on the user requirements and usability for the UMSIC European project with the ChiCI group and for the CISVI and AMI4INCLUSION Spanish projects with the aDeNu group.
Her current PhD research focuses on participatory design methods and creative techniques applied to designing technologies for children.
Matthew Irvine Brown
Matthew Irvine Brown is currently working as an Interaction Designer for Last.fm.
He completed an MA in Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art in 2006, and was then part of a User Experience team at Nokia, working for Matt Jones. During his art college years he worked for individual clients and studios such as Airside (2003-present) and Engage (2001-2003). This work has included web design and development, graphic design for print and screen, interaction design for web, software and mobile, and interactive installations and toys.
More recently, he has been looking at the links between open source product design and music education.
Limerick School of Art and Design
Limerick Institute of Technology
Marilyn Lennon is an Interaction Designer with a background in Art and Design practice –She was rewarded her Ph.D with Prof. Liam Bannon at the Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick. During her time at the IDC she managed and worked on several research projects, including VisiBreath, SHAPE and Shared Worlds. A particular interest of hers is Interaction Design for Public Spaces and the design of technology for Health Informatics.
Over the last ten years she has tutored in Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction and eLearning and in a broad range of Art and Design disciplines. She has been responsible for students at a number of international Interaction Design events. She currently tutors Digital Media at the Limerick School of Art and Design.
Line Ulrika Christiansen
Id-Lab (Interaction Design Lab)
Line Ulrika Christiansen is a co-founder of Id-Lab where she works as a designer and project leader. She holds a Master in Interaction Design from IDII - Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy as well as a BA in visual communication concerning screen based interactive multimedia from Designskolen Kolding, Denmark.
She worked as an interaction designer and project leader at the Exhibition Unit at IDII: a design unit active on various projects for public and private clients.
She is teaching at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti and has taught at the IDII, Architectural Association, and given lectures at Umea Design Institute and at Bocconi School of Management. Her next workshop will be at the cultural center Etagi in St. Petersburg.
Edinburgh Napier University
A graduate of innovative product design at Dundee University were my major project was concerned with how interaction design can allow partially sighted elders to engage with memories, through audio and gesturing.
Currently a research student at Edinburgh Napier University. This research explores the characteristics of emergent interaction design practice through an exploration of hybrid art and design studios. The aim is to investigate the process of hybrid designers who run successful studios, creating digital artefacts that transcend historical design disciplines. This work will consider the transformative potential of interaction design that makes use of embedded electronics and computing technologies.
Interaction Design Collegium
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Chalmers University of Technology
Sus Lundgren has a background as a professional GUI designer, but since 2003 she’s been working with teaching interaction design.
She is very interested in all aspects of education; how to attract students, how to best select and teach them skills that will give them jobs and how to keep cooperating with them after the education. So far, she has engaged in this by teaching the courses “Graphical Interfaces” and “Aesthetics and Interaction” as well as lots of supervising in other courses.
Her main interest lies in practical teaching issues, like designing exercises and projects that challenge and help develop students’ knowledge and prepare them for their future work life. Her Ph.D.-topic is “Teaching Aesthetics in Interaction Design”
Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science
University of Split
Nikola Marangunić is junior researcher on the project Usability and Adaptivity of Interfaces for Intelligent Authoring Shells led by Dr. Sc. Andrina Granić on the Faculty of Science, University of Split.
He graduated psychology on the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb where soon is getting his M. A. degree in the field of Human-Computer Interaction.
His scientific interests are multidisciplinary researches in the field of Human-Computer Interaction which he contributes through perspective of Cognitive Psychology.
Sara Božanić is a fashion designer with postgraduate degree in the filed of Corporate identity, strategy and management. She works in Ljubljana in a Digital marketing agency Sonce.net as web architect.
From year 2004 she has been a part of People-centred Interaction Design Convivio network. She has achieved interaction design education as a participant of interaction design workshops taking part in Department of Visual Communications Design, Arts Academy, Split, Edinburgh Napier University, IHTC (Institute for Human and Technology) Bollnas.
In 2008 she has won the scholarship of World Design Centre and took part in the Symbiotic production design work shop held in Pollenzo, Italy.
She is studying MA in Sociology of fashion and culture at the University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Umea Institute of Design
Born in Montreal, Canada. Hyperactive by nature, Camille Moussette likes the blurry connections between humans, atoms and bits. He holds a Physics degree, a bachelor in Industrial Design and a Masters in Interaction Design.
His work experience includes microelectronics R&D (IBM and NRC Canada), web consulting and various involvement in projects ranging from building architectural snow structures in Scandinavia and Italy, to developing new mobile systems in collaboration with Nokia.
He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. researching mobile haptic interfaces and teaching classes in Experience Prototyping, Hardware Sketching and Design Ethnography at the Umea Institute of Design in Sweden.
Edinburgh Napier University
I'm a lecturer and researcher in the School of Arts & Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. My first degree was in Computer Engineering, followed by MA Design Interactions from the RCA.
I've been a lecturer and researcher since 1990, covering a range of topics including multimedia, hypermedia, virtual reality and interactive media design, and more recently product design and graphic design. I'm currently developing new Interaction Design degree courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
I enjoy teaching hacking and electronics to artists and designers, and believe strongly in empowering students through a DIY, hands-on approach. I recently co-founded the Edinburgh chapter of "This Happened", a series of events focusing on the stories behind Interaction Design.
University of Applied Sciences
Reto Wettach is a Professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam/Germany, where he teaches "Physical Interaction Design" and researches innovative, bodily-focused approaches to Human-computer interaction. Reto is also the design director with the Interaction Design Studios (IxDS), a design research agency in Berlin.
Previously Reto has worked as an Associate Professor with the Interaction Design Institute in Ivrea, and as a designer/researcher with Sony in Tokyo and Ideo in San Francisco. He studied Industrial Design at UdK Berlin and Mechanical Engineering at TU Berlin. Prior to his studies, Reto had an apprenticeship as a stonemason in Southern Germany.
Reto is the initiator of Fritzing - an open-source initiative to support designers and artists to take the step from physical prototyping to actual product. The vision of Fritzing is to democratize the production of electronics.
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
School of Computer Science and Communiction (CSC)
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Helena Tobiasson is a project manager and PhD Student in the HCI group at KTH.
She has been the assistant coordinator and involved in several EU-funded IST-researchprojects such as eRENA, interLiving, SHAPE, FAUST. They are all examples of projects were participatory design methods and user-oriented approaches has played a central role.
Her background is in physical ergonomics. Her research focus on the design of the physical movement within Human Computer Interaction. She teaches a broader perspective on physical and cognitive ergonomics.
Nokia Design / Superflux Ltd
Anab Jain is a designer and filmmaker. She likes to tell speculative stories of possible near futures at the intersection of the technological and sociological. She also likes to make these stories tangible by using design objects and services as her tools. Most of all, she likes to play with tomorrow by engaging with people in every possible way.
Anab has collaborated on research and design projects with several clients including Microsoft Research, Nokia Design, Design Council, Helen Hamlyn Centre, and is now developing her own practice ‘Superflux’.
Her work has received international awards including the UNESCO Digital Arts Award, Innovation Award, Chicago International Documentary Festival and Award of Excellence, ICSID and DuPont Inc.
Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science
University of Split
Andrina Granić is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science; University of Split, Croatia. She holds the Doctorate and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science and the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering, all from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb.
Her research interests are currently focused on both theoretical and application-oriented aspects of universal access, inclusive design, usability, accessibility and smartness, intelligent user interfaces and user models, concerning interactive systems in general and eLearning systems in particular.
Dr. Granić was and still is active in a number of national and international R&D projects and has authored or co-authored over fifty papers as book chapters or in international journals and conferences in her area of interest.