Lancaster University: Lancaster researchers showcase work at prestigious global conference

Researchers from Lancaster University have demonstrated their work at a prestigious international computing conference.

Experts from the University’s School of Computing and Communications and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts had three papers and one pictorial accepted at the 2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems conference, or DIS 2021.

This year’s theme for the virtual conference, which ran between June 28th and July 2nd, was ‘Nowhere and Everywhere’.

Professor Corina Sas, Assistant Dean for Research Enhancement at Lancaster University’s Faculty of Science and Technology, and Lead of Lancaster University’s Pervasive Systems research group said:

“Once again, we are proud of our consistently high performance at the ACM DIS Conference. This year has been particularly challenging for academia, and sustaining our position as one of the top departments in Human-Computer Interaction research worldwide has not been trivial. Our DIS 2021 papers present novel body-centric design approaches applied to digital mental health and wellbeing, value-based methods, and those for embedding digital systems in physical places.”

Lancaster’s papers at DIS 2021 include:

Paper: Exploring personalized vibrotactile and thermal patterns for affect regulation.

Muhammad Umair, Corina Sas, Niaz Chalabianloo, and Cem Ersoy.

Paper: Sensory Probes: An exploratory design research method for human-food interaction.

Tom Gayler, Corina Sas, and Vaiva Kalnikaitė.

Paper: Deliberating data-driven societies through live action role play.

Kruakae Pothong, Chris Speed, Ruth Catlow, Billy Dixon, Evan Morgan, Bran Knowles, Georgia Newmarch, Daniel Richards, and Leon Cruickshank.

Pictorial: Designing blended experiences.

Brian OKeefe, Tom Flint, Michael Mastermaker, Miriam Sturdee, and David Benyo

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