Design Informatics

Designing with Data. Design Informatics is a joint venture between the School of Informatics at the U

Design Informatics focuses on designing with data and sees designers work alongside
programmers, computer scientists and entrepreneurs to help build new products and
services, including the next generation of social media tools. The Centre runs three strands: teaching, research and a Resident Entrepreneurs programme.

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Creative Industries Workshop - Home 10/01/2024

Calling all...
🎥 Content Creators & Producers
🎨 Digital Artists & Designers
🎬 Media and Entertainment Professionals
🏛️ Heritage and Cultural Organizations
💻 Creative Industry Digital Tool and Service Providers

Join Digital Catapult and The Centre for the Decentralised Digital Economy (DECaDE) at Digital Catapult’s London office on 22nd January to explore how advanced digital technologies can be applied to content management in the Creative industries. Attendees will have the opportunity to delve into an exploratory demonstration, engage with leading experts on a cutting-edge technical framework and join in a discussion challenging the existing narratives on ownership and digital rights management. For further information including how to register please follow the link below:

Creative Industries Workshop - Home The Centre for the Decentralised Digital Economy DECaDE invites you to join us for a pioneering workshop exploring the application of advanced digital licensing technologies for alternative futures.

Citizens Data Agency Event – Civic Approaches to Data Governance 07/12/2023

Join us for our third Citizens Data Agency event exploring civic and participatory approaches to data governance, with a fantastic panel of academics who will share their work in this field. On the panel we have Dr Arne Hintz (Data Justice Lab), Dr Emily Rempel (Civic Data Cooperative) and Dr Joanna Redden (Data Justice Lab). The panel will each share insights from their recent work through presentations, followed by a group discussion and Q&A from the audience.

📅 Mon 11 Dec
⏰ 6-7pm
📍Online via Zoom
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Citizens Data Agency Event – Civic Approaches to Data Governance Wednesday, 11th December 2023

Photos from Design Informatics's post 05/12/2023

Join us at Inspace later this evening to hear from the creators of project Caroline Broadhead and Angela Woodhouse, Research Fellow on the Images of Care project, Nichole Fernandez, and Dr. Susan Lechelt who will chair the panel discussion, as part of our upcoming Design Informatics City Screens exhibition.

Who Cares is a moving image work is generated from heat data, revealing new insights into the expanded body and asking questions about the role of care in society.

The Images of Care research project is part of the Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC), which aims to gain a deeper understanding of care in later life through examining visual representations of care.

Dr Susan Lechelt’s research is concerned with understanding and augmenting people’s perceptions and uses of data-driven technologies

Opening Event:
📅 Tue 5 Dec
⏰ 6-8pm
📍 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
🎟️ https://edin.ac/3sQA5m0

This exhibition is free and viewable from the street each evening
Exhibition Supported by Design Informatics, Arts Council England and Middlesex University

02/12/2023

Join us at Inspace next Tues 5th, 2-4pm for a one-off free movement workshop, investigating our sense of time and gesture, and exploring crafting a moment by moment experience for performer and viewer. Part of Design Informatics City Screens exhibition, a moving image installation that explores how touch reveals the boundaries between us but also connects us, enabling us to transcend our physical limits

📅 Tue 5 Dec
⏰ 2-4pm
📍 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
🎟️ https://edin.ac/47uVjVu

Movement workshop:
For dancers of all abilities, this workshop will focus on movement investigation around our sense of time and gesture, in the context of performance, and explore crafting a moment by moment experience for performer and viewer. This practice is informed by the creative tension between sculpted image and the absorption of bodies held in time.

Key skills that will be developed: performance, presence, choreographic choices, responsiveness, creating scores, improvisation, gesture and metaphor

Programme supported by Design Informatics, Arts Council England and Middlesex University

This workshop has limited places so please register using the link above



Read more about the exhibition here
➡️ https://edin.ac/47uhBXk

27/11/2023

We are delighted to announce upcoming Design Informatics Inspace City Screens exhibition featuring talks and a panel discussion with Artist Caroline Broadhead, Dancemaker Angela Woodhouse and guest speakers Nichole Fernandez and Susan Lechelt

📅 Tue 5 Dec
⏰ 6-8pm
📍 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
🎟️ https://edin.ac/3sQA5m0

This exhibition explores how touch reveals the boundaries between us but also connects us, enabling us to transcend our physical limits

Opening Event:
Join us in Inspace for Who Cares opening event, exhibition talks and panel discussion. This event features a talk by Dancemaker Angela Woodhouse and Artist Caroline Broadhead with guest talk by Nicole Fernandez who will present her project 'Images of Care'. This will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Dr. Susan Lechelt, who's research is concerned with understanding and augmenting people’s perceptions and uses of data-driven technologies.

This event has limited seating so please register using the link above

Exhibition Supported by Design Informatics, Arts Council England and Middlesex University



Read more about the exhibition here
➡️ https://edin.ac/47uhBXk

Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh

Photos from Inspace's post 23/11/2023
Information+ Conference 2023 20/11/2023

We are delighted to host later this week, the ‘Information xyz’ exhibition, an event at the 2023 Information+ Conference Inspace Design Informatics

📅 Thurs 23rd / Fri 24th Nov
⏰ 12:30-6:30pm / 2:00-5:00pm

This year’s exhibition will speak to the interconnectedness of technology, environment, and humanity.

Read more 👉 https://t.co/J7H8P29SGT

The exhibition celebrates recent contributions from their global community of practitioners, artists and researchers.

The 13 pieces showcased share the sometimes subtle, often challenging, but always intentional process of shaping data into form

Information+ Conference 2023 Information+ is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together and in information design and data visualization to discuss common questions and challenges in these rapidly changing fields. Information+ seeks to foster productive exchanges amongst the variety of people involved in the theories,...

17/11/2023

A reminder of the Opening Event of the tonight at 6pm.
Register your ticket for the Opening if you haven't done so➡️ https://edin.ac/3MFa3Zv
The exhibition runs from 18-19 November, 10am-5pm. Hope to see you there!

We are delighted to announce upcoming Design Informatics Inspace
exhibition and opening reception featuring an artist talk by Shankar Saanthakumar and a digital-analogue installation in collaboration Zhu Runzi and Low Tech Art Lab.

📅 Friday 17 Nov
⏰ 6-8pm
📍 Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
🎟️ https://edin.ac/3FS08Mf

Opening Event:
Browse the exhibition to experience Ximulacra; a robot which scans analogue film photo negatives of mountain scenes and re-interprets them as dance!
Hear about the work on show and gain insights into the process and concept behind this digital-analogue piece, which explores human-machine interaction using an image processing algorithm.

This event has limited seating so please register using the link above.

Supported by British Council Connections Through Culture Programme, Tinderbox Collective and Design Informatics.



Read more about the exhibition here
➡️ https://edin.ac/3MFa3Zv

Design Informatics to lead new centre focused on designing responsible natural language processing applications - Design Informatics 10/11/2023

We, Institute for Design Informatics, are delighted to announce that we will be leading a new Centre for Doctoral Training that is part of UK Research and Innovation’s new investment in developing the next generation of AI researchers and innovators. The new CDT will establish an advanced and interdisciplinary training programme in Designing Responsible Natural Language Processing, and will train 50+ doctoral graduates over the next decade.

The CDT will be Directed by John Vines with a team of co-investigators across the School’s that form the CDT: Ewa Luger, Mirella Lapata, Frank Keller, Nicola Osborne, Melissa Terras, Catherine Lai and Lachlan Urquhart.

The CDT will be recruiting its first cohort of students for a start in September 2024. There will be further announcements made in December 2023 / January 2024 about this.

Find out more on our announcement:
https://www.designinformatics.org/news/design-informatics-to-lead-new-centre-focused-on-designing-responsible-natural-language-processing-applications/

The University of Edinburgh Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh Informatics, University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Futures Institute

Design Informatics to lead new centre focused on designing responsible natural language processing applications - Design Informatics IDI will host a major new CDT looking at trustworthy and responsible in-the-world NLP.

02/11/2023

Join us for our second Citizens Data Agency event with Louise Hisayasu, who will run a workshop learning about how to demystify your data.

📅 Wednesday 8th November
⏰ 6-7pm
📍 Join us online via Teams
➡️ Sign up here - https://edin.ac/47dTxHD

Find out more about Citizens Data Agency – www.citizensdataagency.co.uk



Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Futures Institute

DI Webinar - Marion Lean 27/10/2023

Next weeks hybrid Design Informatics seminar welcomes textile design researcher and co-design coach Marion Lean who will share ideas about the merits and challenges for designers positioned in policy using examples from her design research practice with policy makers working on Rural Broadband and Farming.
📅 Thurs 2 Nov
⏰4-5pm
📍 Zoom / in-person at Inspace
🎟️ Free Tickets: https://edin.ac/49d15w2

DI Webinar - Marion Lean Thursday, 2nd November 2023

AI as a black box - Fraunhofer MEVIS 26/10/2023

We are delighted to say that the selected Creator in Residence with Fraunhofer MEVIS’ residency program STEAM Imaging V – Holding the ‘Digital’ in Medicine to Account, has been announced following our open call to The University of Edinburgh PhD and postgraduate students earlier this year.

Fiona Smith, who is currently undertaking a PhD in the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical AI at the University of Edinburgh, will be taking up the residency over the coming months and is featured in a new article in the Fraunhofer MEVIS Institute news.

We are very excited to see how Fiona’s residency progresses and we look forward to supporting her through work with colleagues across the Institute for Design Informatics and our hosting of her exhibition and associated events at our Inspace gallery next year.

‘STEAM Imaging V – Holding the ‘Digital’ in Medicine to Account;’ is an exciting residency hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS in Bremen, Germany, in collaboration with the Institute for Design Informatics, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the International Fraunhofer Talent School Bremen, and the School Center Walle, Bremen, Germany, supported by Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.

Read the full article on Fiona’s residency at Fraunhofer MEVIS’ website:

AI as a black box - Fraunhofer MEVIS AI as a black boxFraunhofer MEVIS welcomes Edinburgh-based scientist, artist, and medic Fiona Smith to the residency program STEAM Imaging V – Holding the ‘Digital’ in Medicine to Account October 26, 2023

DI Webinar - Sebastian Prost 25/10/2023

A reminder to book your free seat for the DI Research Seminar tomorrow at 4pm! Join online via Zoom or in person at Inspace.
📅26 Oct Thurs
⏰4-5pm
📍 Zoom/in-person at Inspace
➡️Free Tickets:

DI Webinar - Sebastian Prost Thursday, 26th October 2023

DI Webinar - Sebastian Prost 20/10/2023

Next week's DI Research Seminar welcomes Sebastian Prost from the Centre for Digital Citizens at Northumbria University’s School of Design to present his ongoing work to make sense of and operationalise “ ” for technology designers and researchers.
📅26 Oct Thurs
⏰4-5pm
📍 Zoom/in-person at Inspace
➡️Free Tickets: https://edin.ac/3M96w5E

Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh Informatics, University of Edinburgh

DI Webinar - Sebastian Prost Thursday, 26th October 2023

DI Webinar - Data, Value + Design #2: Designing After Fungibility 18/10/2023

Join us at 4pm tomorrow online or in Inspace for the DI Webinar about Data, Value + Design - Designing After Fungibility featuring a discussion between Prof Chris Speed, Dr Chris Elsden, Youngsil Lee, Carlos Guerrero Millan and Natalia-Rozalia Avlona!

Register your free ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/di-webinar-data-value-design-2-designing-after-fungibility-tickets-737144558217?aff=oddtdtcreator

DI Webinar - Data, Value + Design #2: Designing After Fungibility Thursday, 19th October 2023

DI Webinar - Data, Value + Design #2: Designing After Fungibility 13/10/2023

In next week's Design Informatics Research Seminar, we will have Prof. Chris Speed and Dr Chris Elsden discussing with the PhD students in the European DCODE network - Youngsil Lee, Carlos Guerrero Millan and Natalia-Rozalia Avlonathe about the questions of value in the context of design research within data-driven cultures and economies and exploring how digital economies reshape forms of value creation and displacement across design.

Please register your free seat in the link below.
📅Thurs 19 Oct
⏰4-5pm
📍 Zoom/in-person at Inspace
➡️Free Tickets:

DI Webinar - Data, Value + Design #2: Designing After Fungibility Thursday, 19th October 2023

11/10/2023

Remember to reserve your seat for the DI Webinar tomorrow on Eventbrite! Caterina Moruzzi will share her research on two dimensions of co-creativity between humans and machines: embodiment & agency.

Free ticket: https://edin.ac/3LMb01N

Next weeks hybrid Design Informatics seminar welcomes Caterina Moruzzi to share her research on two dimensions of co-creativity between humans and machines: embodiment & agency

📅Thurs 12 Oct
⏰4-5pm
📍 Zoom/in-person at Inspace Gallery
➡️Free Tickets: https://edin.ac/3LMb01N

Recent advancements in AI technology for content generation are changing the dynamics of control over the creation of artefacts between humans and machines more profoundly than other technological tools used by artists in their practice thus far. Emerging generative AI models can be a helpful assistant to creators, as they can be a source of inspiration and offload the most repetitive and monotonous aspects of the creative process. Yet, they might also diminish the enjoyment that users derive from other, more engaging parts of the process.

In this talk, Caterina will question how embodiment affects perceptions of creativity in artistic experiences, to then conclude by introducing her ongoing research, which aims to enable users to customise the trade-off between agency and automation in collaborative creative processes with technology.

Bio

Caterina Moruzzi is a Chancellor’s Fellow in Design Informatics in the School of Design, University of Edinburgh. Her research is at the intersection between the philosophy of art, history and philosophy of human and artificial creativity, and the philosophy of AI. Her insights on art practices and the art sector come from her background as a classically trained pianist, while she deepened her expertise in philosophy of art during her Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham (2018). In her recent projects, she collaborates with international academic institutions, artists, and technological companies in projects aimed at investigating the impact of AI in the creative sector.

Image Credit: Work by Daniel Berio



Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
Informatics, University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh

New Job Posting - Chair in Design Informatics - Design Informatics 09/10/2023

We are seeking an experienced and successful academic to co-direct and drive forward our research, innovation and pedagogy within the Institute for Design Informatics. You will have proven experience of grant capture and collaborating with a variety of partners, and a track record of working at the intersection of design, data and emerging technologies.

Apply before: 11:59 PM, 13 November 2023

More information:

New Job Posting - Chair in Design Informatics - Design Informatics We are seeking an experienced and successful academic to co-direct and drive forward our research, innovation and pedagogy within the Institute for Design Informatics. You will have proven experience of grant capture and collaborating with a variety of partners, and a track record of working at the....

06/10/2023

Next weeks hybrid Design Informatics seminar welcomes Caterina Moruzzi to share her research on two dimensions of co-creativity between humans and machines: embodiment & agency

📅Thurs 12 Oct
⏰4-5pm
📍 Zoom/in-person at Inspace Gallery
➡️Free Tickets: https://edin.ac/3LMb01N

Recent advancements in AI technology for content generation are changing the dynamics of control over the creation of artefacts between humans and machines more profoundly than other technological tools used by artists in their practice thus far. Emerging generative AI models can be a helpful assistant to creators, as they can be a source of inspiration and offload the most repetitive and monotonous aspects of the creative process. Yet, they might also diminish the enjoyment that users derive from other, more engaging parts of the process.

In this talk, Caterina will question how embodiment affects perceptions of creativity in artistic experiences, to then conclude by introducing her ongoing research, which aims to enable users to customise the trade-off between agency and automation in collaborative creative processes with technology.

Bio

Caterina Moruzzi is a Chancellor’s Fellow in Design Informatics in the School of Design, University of Edinburgh. Her research is at the intersection between the philosophy of art, history and philosophy of human and artificial creativity, and the philosophy of AI. Her insights on art practices and the art sector come from her background as a classically trained pianist, while she deepened her expertise in philosophy of art during her Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham (2018). In her recent projects, she collaborates with international academic institutions, artists, and technological companies in projects aimed at investigating the impact of AI in the creative sector.

Image Credit: Work by Daniel Berio



Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
Informatics, University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh

05/10/2023

Book your free ticket for today’s Design Informatics Webinar with who will present a range of projects in HRI (Human–robot interaction) challenging traditional concepts of what creativity is

⏰4-5pm
📍 Zoom/in-person at Inspace
️Free Tickets: https://edin.ac/3PVXkn8

With Generative AI taking over many creative jobs, we need to ask ‘What are the potentials for human-robot interaction design?’, and ‘How can we envisage and design living with creative machines in the future?’

Bio
Frauke Zeller is Professor of Human-Computer Interaction & Creative Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. Her expertise is in HCI, HRI, AI and digital methods. Before moving to Scotland in 2023, Frauke was Associate Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University in Canada, where she has been holding a range of research-related positions, such as director of The Creative School Catalyst), and director of The Creative School Audience Lab. She has been involved in multiple international research projects and was awarded a range of major research grants in Canada, Germany, and on the EU level. She is also involved in the AHRC funded cluster on Creative Informatics. Apart from multiple scholarly publications, Frauke is also the co-creator of Canada’s first hitchhiking robot – hitchBOT – a project that garnered worldwide public interest.

02/10/2023

Book your free ticket for the first Citizens Data Agency event in the series with Dr. Elinor Carmi talking about ‘What mobilises people against Big-Tech?’.

📅 Wednesday 11th October
⏰ 6-7pm
📍 Join us online via Zoom
➡️ Sign up here - https://tinyurl.com/2p8sduh5

Find out more about Citizens Data Agency – www.citizensdataagency.co.uk



Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Futures Institute

29/09/2023

Next weeks hybrid Design Informatics seminar welcomes Frauke Zeller who will present a range of projects in HRI that challenge our traditional concepts of ‘creative person/entity’ and what creativity is. With Generative AI taking over many creative jobs, we need to ask ‘What are the potentials for human-robot interaction design?’, and ‘How can we envisage and design living with creative machines in the future?’

📅 Thurs 5 Oct
⏰2-5pm
📍 Zoom / in-person at Inspace Gallery
➡️ Free Tickets: https://edin.ac/3PVXkn8

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