The group is active in four key areas of Information Appliance Design and prototyping research: In Context Testing, Augmented Virtual Environments, Physicality and Very Fast Prototyping.

Recent submissions

  • A new paradigm in cross-disciplinary undergraduate art and design education 

    Wilgeroth, Paul (The Design Society, 2016)
    In 2010, against a background of rising student complaints, the staff at Cardiff School of Art & Design (CSAD) decided to review its undergraduate provision. The findings of that review revealed that the school had ...
  • Creativity in product design education: Understanding the learning environment 

    Alhussain, Danah; Loudon, Gareth; Wilgeroth, Paul (The Design Society, 2016-09-08)
    This paper examines current research into the relationship between creativity and the immediate physical environment, and how it has been found to influence the creativity of undergraduate product design students. This ...
  • Affect and Dialogue in Collaborative Cross- Disciplinary Research: Developing Interactive Public Art on Cardiff Bay Barrage 

    Entwistle, Alice; Burrows, Inga; Carroll, Fiona; Thomas, Nathan; Ware, Mark; Loudon, Gareth (De Gruyter Open, 2017-12-20)
    Where Cartesian philosophy distinguishes the perceiving and perceptual mind from the body, phenomenology constitutes the experiential/experiencing body as the subject, giving rise to the affective potential of art. An ...
  • Rich digital collaborations in a small rural community 

    Dix, Alan; Malizia, Alessio; Turchi, T; Gill, Steve; Loudon, Gareth; Morris, Richard; Chamberlain, Alan; Bellucci, A (Springer, 2016)
    In this chapter we describe experience in the design and installation of a low-cost multi-touch table in a rural island community. We will discuss the creation of the table including: pragmatic challenges of installation, ...
  • Understanding Grip Shifts: How Form Factors Impact Hand Movements on Mobile Phones 

    Eardley, Rachel; Roudaut, Anne; Gill, Steve; Thompson, Stephen (ACM, 2017-05-02)
    In this paper we present an investigation into how hand usage is affected by different mobile phone form factors. Our initial (qualitative) study explored how users interact with various mobile phone types (touchscreen, ...
  • Investigating how the hand interacts with different mobile phones 

    Eardley, Rachel; Gill, Steve; Roudaut, Anne; Thompson, Steve; Hare, Joanne (ACM, 2016-09-06)
    In this paper we investigate the physical interaction between the hand and three types of mobile device interaction: touchscreen, physical keyboard and stylus. Through a controlled study using video observational analysis, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Creating International Masters of Design 

    Barham, Gareth (DWB Associates Ltd, Warwick, UK., 2010-11)
    The nature of higher education in the United Kingdom will change over the next few years in response to anticipated substantial budget cuts to be announced by the British government. Questions have already been asked about ...
  • Creating International Masters of Design: Global Employment from an International Education 

    Barham, Gareth (Samsung Art & Design Institute, 2011-11)
    Introduction: Challenging Times, Changing Futures The nature of higher education in the United Kingdom will change over the next few years in response to anticipated substantial budget cuts to be announced by the British ...
  • The Physiological Response During Divergent Thinking 

    Loudon, Gareth; Deininger, Gina (2016)
    Our research studied the physiological response of participants during a creative task to investi-gate if a person’s psychophysiological state is correlated with divergent thinking performance. We used heart rate variability ...
  • Blood on the easel 

    Barham, Gareth (2016-01-13)
    Towards an Internationalised Classroom As Dilys Schororman argues, over the period of the last ten years, the term ‘internationalisation’ has become a buzzword in higher education and an increasingly important aspect ...

    Barham, Gareth (National Centre for Product Design and Development Research (PDR), 2005-11)
    Issues of user accessibility and usability of technological products such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants and MP3 players influence the adoption of such Digital Information Appliances by the majority of users ...
  • Perspectives on Internationalisation: Creating an international Masters of Design 

    Barham, Gareth (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012-06)
    This paper demonstrates how two universities from opposite sides of the world have reached beyond traditional boundaries by collaborating in a jointly delivered Masters programme. It discusses the importance of ...
  • New spaces for supporting entrepreneurship? Co-working spaces in the Welsh entrepreneurial landscape 

    Fuzi, Anita; Clifton, Nick; Loudon, Gareth (International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, 2015-06-18)
    Co-working is a broad term that has been rapidly expanding in recent years. The term refers to the practice of working “alongside each other” in a flexible and shared office environment where desks can be rented on a ...
  • Interface Design 

    Gill, Steve (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015)
  • Interaction Design 

    Gill, Steve (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015)
  • Internet 

    Gill, Steve (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015)

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