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Accessible Escape Rooms

I visited the St Andrews HCI Research Group (@sachi) once again, this time to talk about Escape Rooms, and whether or not they are accessible to those with disabilities. Overall, there is an odd set…


SICSA Education Director

Repost from http://www.sicsa.ac.uk/blog/welcome-sicsa-education-director/. In February, I took over as the SICSA Director of Education, a post which had been vacant since Dr Karen Petrie stepped down last year. Already I’ve been really busy, sitting on…


PhD Conference 2017

Repost from http://www.sicsa.ac.uk/blog/sicsa-phd-conference-2017/. Planning for the SICSA PhD Conference 2017 is now underway! The Conference is organised by PhD students for PhD students and this year is no exception with 15 students on the organising…


Data Exploration on Smart Watches

This week I visited the St Andrews HCI Research Group (@sachi) to talk about the potential of smart watches as a vehicle for data visualisation.  For some time I’ve been thinking about the expansion of…


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CAS Scotland Conference 2015

On 7th November, I attended the CAS Scotland Conference. Below is the links to presentations I gave during the conference. OUTREACH PRESENTATION: RETENTION STRATEGIES IN THE CURRICULUM: ARDUINO WORKSHOP: Introductory materials can be found at…



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Bright Club – Tales From The Road

For those who missed my Bright Club performance in October, now is your chance. I’m chatting about my travelling adventures, my hatred for Charles De Gaulle Airport, and the dangers of students.


Sewing Bee for the Digital Age

Materials: Processing (free download from processing.org) Instruction sheet (pdf) Code (see below) As part of Dundee Science Festival 2013, I was involved in a sewing bee with a difference, an idea developed by Dr Karen…


New degree – MSc AAC

The School of Psychology and School of Computing at the University of Dundee are proud to announce a new MSc course, due to begin in September 2013. The aims of this interdisciplinary course are to provide…