Shaun’s CHI 2018 reflections

After a year off in 2017 I was very happy to go to Montreal for CHI 2018 with around 15 other NorSC and NORTHLab people from Northumbria. The unofficial CHI league tables show us continuing to ride high but a little below Open Lab over the road; one highlight for me was GeordieCHI – the…

Designing smart objects as embodied agents in everyday life

At the beginning of May, Dave Kirk and David Verweij travelled to the Netherlands to take part in a week long invited workshop at the Lorentz Center in Leiden. The aim of the workshop was to develop an interdisciplinary research agenda on smart objects to help frame future work in interaction design. The workshop brought…

DiY, IoT and the UK Maker Faire 2018

 On the 29th and 30th of April, David Verweij (PhD Student at NorSC) hosted a stand on the UK Maker Faire 2018 at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. Here, we presented the first iteration of ‘Domestic Widgets’, a project that explores how the Internet-of-Things can help us in our everyday lives. These…