The Deity Collector
A Downloadable Tangible User Interface for Constructivist Museums
Now that I have started my PhD in Web Science, I wanted to talk about my MSc research project. I managed to produce a comparative study in between three tangible user interfaces (TUI). I was under the supervision of Dr. Enrico Costanza and Dr. Leif Isaksen. I learned a lot about Constructivism for museums and for educational theory. On the other hand I realised how much I still have to learn, or how little I actually know about Physical Computing and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). This was a very nice eye opener and motivating to carry on with my research pathway.
This post is more about where this is taking me, instead of the actual research method. If you would like to know more, I recommend you to go to my research blog .
My research poster
This is my poster from my MSc research project.
I would like to thank PixEden for the characters kit from my poster. They produced a manga characters kit (Vector Based) completely free. I strongly recommend checking their work and their freebies! Here is the link for the characters: http://www.pixeden.com/vector-characters/vector-manga-avatar-faces
Some nice events
I have been presenting the project in some conferences and academic events. I have been getting very good feedback.
This video is an interview from the DigiFest, where I presented my poster for the first time.
I also presented in the Digital Transformations Moot in London. This is a video where Nicole Beale and Dr. Gareth Beale were interviewed and presented some of the work that we are doing in the areas of Web Science and Digital Humanities at the University of Southampton.