University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde (UoS) in Glasgow is the third largest university in Scotland, UK. UoS is involved in meSch with the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. The department has 30 academic and research staff and supports a strong and diverse portfolio of user and information-centred research.

Role in the project: UoS will mainly be involved in WP1 (Co-Design) and WP7 (Evaluation), as well as in WP6 (Case Studies).

People involved:

  • Professor Ian Ruthven is an internationally known expert in user-centred evaluations of information systems. His work on interface design and evaluation has won awards from top conferences in HCI and Information Retrieval. He has recently edited a new textbook on information seeking and retrieval.
  • Dr Eva Hornecker is an internationally renowned scholar in the area of tangible and embodied interaction. Her pioneering research into tangible computing, in particular her CHI 2006 paper (260 citations), contributed to the establishment of this area of Human-Computer Interaction as a distinct research field and her work continues to lead theory and practice within the discipline (best paper award at TEI 2012). She furthermore has conducted several evaluation studies of visitor interactions with museum installations. Contact: eva@ehornecker.de
  • Areti Damala is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. One of her main research interests is understanding how ICT technologies can assist in shaping both affective and effective interactive experiences in all sorts of cultural and artistic contexts.
  • Loraine Clarke is a PhD student from the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Strathclyde. She holds a BDes degree in Industrial Design from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and a MSc in Interactive Media from the University of Limerick. Loraine’s background is in Industrial Design and Interaction Design through industry and academic experience. Loraine is not officially involved in meSch, but as her PhD research is on a related subject, she shares her research with the meSch team at the University of Strathclyde.
IAN RUTHVEN

IAN RUTHVEN

EVA HORNECKER

EVA HORNECKER

ARETI DAMALA

ARETI DAMALA

LORAINE CLARKE

LORAINE CLARKE