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  • Challenging the knowledge-transfer orthodoxy: Knowledge co-construction in technology-enhanced learning for children with autism 

    Guldberg, Karen; Parsons, Sarah; Porayska‐Pomsta, Kaśka; Keay-Bright, Wendy (British Educational Research Association., 2017-04-05)
    Experimental intervention studies constitute the current dominant research designs in the autism education field. Such designs are based on a ‘knowledge-transfer’ model of evidence-based practice in which research is ...
  • Using Real-time Biofeedback of Heart Rate Variability Measures to Track and Help Improve Levels of Attention and Relaxation 

    Loudon, Gareth; Deininger, Gina; Zampelis, Dimitrios (ACM, 2017-06-27)
    The main purpose of the study was to investigate if it was possible for a person to use the real-time biofeedback of their heart rate variability (HRV), recorded from a heart rate monitor watch, to help improve their level ...
  • The physiological response to drawing and Its relation to attention and relaxation 

    Loudon, Gareth; Deininger, Gina (Scientific Research, 2017-03-06)
    The main purpose of this study was to analyze the physiological response of participants during a creative activity and compare the results to their physiological response during states of high attention and relaxation. ...
  • Collaborative Research Model for Designing Sustainable Water Usage Solutions 

    Loudon, Gareth; Watkins, Clara; D'Onofrio, Angelo; Hopkins, Huw; Ancelot, Elora (Springer, 2017-01-10)
    The paper describes the process followed and the insights gained from a collaborative design project between design students in the UK and in India. The aim of the project centred on the design and development of new ...
  • Improving aid through good design: a case study in rural Zambia 

    Watkins, Clara; Loudon, Gareth; Gill, Steve; Hall, Judith (Springer, 2017-01-09)
    This paper presents case study material relating to the application of a process of Human-Centred Design that draws upon Design Thinking for the development of medical products for rural Zambia. The underpinning method was ...
  • Cross-modal design research 

    Frohlich, David; Fennell, Jac (Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, 2005-04-05)
    Sensory impairment is usually treated as a negative condition that requires inclusive design for correction or compensation. However, such impairment in one sense should be seen positively in terms of a greater awareness, ...
  • Sound, paper and memorabilia: Resources for a simpler digital photography 

    Frohlich, David; Fennell, Jac (Springer, 2006-07-11)
    In this paper we reflect on a body of work to develop a simpler form of digital photography. We give three examples of ‘Less is More’ thinking in this area which are directed and inspired by naturalistic user behaviours ...
  • Designing playful objects to support subjective wellbeing for people living with dementia 

    Treadaway, Cathy; Fennell, Jac (University of South Wales, 2016-09-14)
    This poster presents research that is investigating the development of playful objects for people living with advanced dementia. The Ludic Artifacts Using Gesture and Haptics (LAUGH) research is a three-year international ...
  • The Perceived Size and Shape of Objects in Peripheral Vision 

    Baldwin, Joseph; Burleigh, Alistair; Pepperell, Robert; Ruta, Nicole (Sage, 2016-08-17)
    Little is known about how we perceive the size and shape of objects in far peripheral vision. Observations made during an artistic study of visual space suggest that objects appear smaller and compressed in the periphery ...
  • Facing the Spectator 

    Koenderink, Jan; van Doorn, Andrea; Pinna, Baingio; Pepperell, Robert (Sage, 2016-11)
    We investigated the familiar phenomenon of the uncanny feeling that represented people in frontal pose invariably appear to ‘‘face you’’ from wherever you stand. We deploy two different methods. The stimuli include the ...
  • 3D modeling and motion parallax for improved videoconferencing 

    Zhu, Zhe; Ralph, Martin; Pepperell, Robert; Burleigh, Alistair (Springer, 2016-06)
    We consider a face-to-face videoconferencing system that uses a Kinect camera at each end of the link for 3D modeling and an ordinary 2D display for output. The Kinect camera allows a 3D model of each participant to be ...
  • In the moment: designing for late stage dementia 

    Treadaway, Cathy; Prytherch, David; Kenning, Gail; Fennell, Jac (Design Research Society, 2016-06)
    This paper presents international multidisciplinary design research to support the wellbeing of people living with dementia. The LAUGH project aims to develop playful artefacts that will contribute to non-pharmacological ...
  • LAUGH: Designing to enhance positive emotion for people living with dementia 

    Treadaway, Cathy; Kenning, Gail; Prytherch, David; Fennell, Jac (Design and Emotion Society, 2016-09)
    Dementia comprises a number of degenerative neurological diseases. It is a complex condition and each person’s experience and symptoms are different. There is a growing awareness of the need for well-designed products and ...
  • From product to process: Reframing design research methods to support well being in the dementia care environment 

    Coleman, Steve; Treadaway, Cathy; Loudon, Gareth (Birmingham City University, 2016-09)
    The paper reports on the findings from a PhD study that investigates how creative activities can support the subjective wellbeing of individuals living with dementia in the residential care environment. The methodology for ...
  • Designing for wellbeing in late stage dementia 

    Treadaway, Cathy; Fennell, Jac; Kenning, Gail; Prytherch, David; Walters, Andrew (Birmingham City University, 2016-09)
    This paper presents research that is developing new ways of supporting the wellbeing of people with late stage dementia through the development of playful objects. The LAUGH project is an international AHRC funded design ...
  • Avenues, values, and the muse: An ethnographic study of creative activity to support the wellbeing of residents living with dementia in residential care 

    Coleman, Steve; Treadaway, Cathy; Loudon, Gareth (Design and Emotion Society, 2016-09)
    This paper presents the preliminary ethnographic stage of an ongoing PhD project that aims to explore how ludic, and creative activities can support older residents living with dementia in residential care. Observations ...
  • Did ARBED I Save Energy in Wales’ Deprived Dwellings 

    Atkinson, Joanne; Littlewood, John; Karani, George; Geens, Andres (Elsevier, 2015)
    The results from three case study dwellings from Swansea, UK, which received retrofitted external wall insulation (EWI) through the first phase of the ARBED scheme in Wales as part of the Welsh Government's carbon emission ...
  • Testing Building Fabric Performance and the Impacts Upon Occupant Safety, Energy Use and Carbon Inefficiencies in Dwelling 

    Littlewood, John; Smallwood, I. (Elsevier, 2015)
    Building fabric efficiency is a central tenet to increasing thermal performance and decreasing carbon emissions of domestic dwellings, promoted within the UK Government Zero Carbon homes policy framework. Increasing demands ...
  • Energy and Environmental Performance of the ‘Abertridwr Community’ – First Winter Season 

    Littlewood, John; Smallwood, I.; Davies, G. (Elsevier, 2014)
    This paper discusses initial findings from the first eight months (July 2013 to February 2014) of the environmental performance monitoring as part of a Technology Strategy Board funded Building Performance Evaluation ...
  • Maska 

    Green, James (g39 Contemporary Temporary Artspace, 2014-05)
    James Green’s work takes an interdisciplinary approach, that crosses between painting, sculpture, collage, mask making, print, and comic making. Inspiration for this work comes from a wide range of artists, places and ...

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