Sensorium Launch Event - User Experience (UX): Designing Future Interactions at Edinburgh Napier University

The Centre for Interaction Design in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University specialises in UX, user-centred design and people-technology interactions of the future. By engaging with technologies at the forefront of development, we explore the emerging issues in UX.

Our latest development is to bring UX technologies into a laboratory setting ‒ the Sensorium. Our state of the art equipment measures physical, psychological, and neurological reactions and behaviour of people as they interact in real-time with systems and services. These biometric data streams are synchronised with screen capture/environmental video to produce data visualisations to inform user-centred design.

Our Keynote Speaker will be Heather Chisholm, Future Platforms Technology Manager at Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe.

Join us on Thursday 9th November, on World Usability Day, for the official launch of The Sensorium UX Lab at Edinburgh Napier University from 4pm through to 7pm. We have food, drinks, and a great programme of speakers and demos in The Glass Room with regular tours to the Sensorium Lab where you can see our technology in action.

About Heather

Heather Chisholm is currently working at Konica Minolta Europe Laboratory as a Future Platforms Technology Manager. She is facilitating the definition and vision to support the implementation of the strategy for next generation platforms. Using exponential thinking to examine technical and economic forces at play that are likely to affect technology and business strategy.  Heather also worked at Imperial College for eight years as a Portfolio Manager supporting Research Groups, improving student experience and on Research Data Management to meet EPSRC Horizon 2020 requirement of curation and interoperability of research data sets. Her early career consists of a breadth of commercial experience in IT Contracting in Commercial Real Estate, Healthcare, Finance and Maritime sectors.  These projects included early IoT sensors (Grey Water Management), ERP and LMS. She has an eMBA at Imperial College Business School, an MPhil from University of Westminster.  Her interests are design, innovation, intrapreneurial endeavors, systems theory, AI and generally finding ways to make things better for people.

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