Friday, 21 July 2017

UniHelp opening hours

Until 3rd September UniHelp opening hours are:

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 12noon-6pm
Sunday Closed

Sheppard Library opening hours

Our opening hours change this weekend for the Summer.

24/7 opening will end at midnight on Sunday.

From Monday 24th July the library will be open:

Monday-Friday 8.30am-10pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm (self-service and study)

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Web of Science update

If you use our journal citation database Web of Science, then you might be interested to find out about some exciting new developments https://clarivate.com/blog/whats-new-in-web-of-science/

Useful websites

Here's 10 websites to inform, amaze, amuse and entertain from Internet Guru Phil Bradley. We particularly like Storyzy which allows you to check fake news and quotes https://youtu.be/l3pTeFnTR38

Monday, 17 July 2017

IEEE referencing

It is now possible to create references in the IEEE style when you use Summon, in addition to Harvard, APA and MLA referencing styles.
Good news for our Design Engineering students.




Using everyday materials to make scientific equipment.....no electricity required.

Inventor Manu Prakash turns everyday materials into powerful scientific devices, from paper microscopes to a clever new mosquito tracker. From the TED Fellows stage, he demos Paperfuge, a hand-powered centrifuge inspired by a spinning toy that costs 20 cents to make and can do the work of a $1,000 machine, no electricity required.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference




The 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference will be held in July at the University of Sunderland. The conference is organised by the HCI research groups at the University of Sunderland and Edinburgh Napier University in conjunction with the Interaction Specialist Group of BCS.

 

The BCS HCI 2017 conference theme is digital make-believe. Make-believe refers to our expansive, “what-if” thinking typical of HCI and is pervasive. For example, we make-believe when we design innovative technology;
we make-believe when we immerse ourselves in a computer game or virtual world; and we make-believe when we evaluate and refine new technology by imagining ourselves using it

 

At HCI 2017 we want to engage researchers, practitioners, creative businesses, makers, artists and developers in exploring, inspiring, creating and evaluating digital make-believe in topic areas both within and outside HCI.
We are calling for submissions from all areas of HCI and particularly encourage submissions on digital make believe from philosophy to practice to research

 

Follow us @bhci17

 

3rd – 6th July 2017

Sunderland, UK

Monday, 12 June 2017

Whats On: British Human Computer Interaction Conference


31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference

 

 

The 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference will be held in July at the University of Sunderland. The conference is organised by the HCI research groups at the University of Sunderland and Edinburgh Napier University in conjunction with the Interaction Specialist Group of BCS.

 

The BCS HCI 2017 conference theme is digital make-believe. Make-believe refers to our expansive, “what-if” thinking typical of HCI and is pervasive. For example, we make-believe when we design innovative technology; we make-believe when we immerse ourselves in a computer game or virtual world; and we make-believe when we evaluate and refine new technology by imagining ourselves using it

 

At HCI 2017 we want to engage researchers, practitioners, creative businesses, makers, artists and developers in exploring, inspiring, creating and evaluating digital make-believe in topic areas both within and outside HCI. We are calling for submissions from all areas of HCI and particularly encourage submissions on digital make believe from philosophy to practice to research

 

Follow us @bhci17

 

3rd – 6th July 2017

Sunderland, UK

 


 

Tuesday 4th July


The main conference begins on the 4th of July, with a keynote speech by Prof Beryl Graham to open the conference.

09.00-12.00
Morning workshops
Marc Fabri and Paul Doney
 
Nigel Bevan and Martin Maguire
 
11.00-12.30
Posters
Interactions Gallery (set up and first views)
12.00-12.30
Lunch
12.30-14.00
Conference Opening – Keynote: Beryl Graham
14.00-15.30
Paper Session
SME Panel: Forward thinking UXD – where are we going to be in 3 months and 3 years
15.30-16.00
Coffee
16.00-17.00
Paper Session
 Digital Catapult Session
17.00-17.45
Keynote: Timandra Harkness
18.30-late
Fish & Chips at the Software City


Wednesday 5th July


09.00-10.30
Paper Session
Maker Event Pop-Up Exhibit
10.30-11.00
Coffee
Posters
11.00-12.30
Paper Session
Creative Fuse NE – Interactive Session – Fusion and Innovation in the Creative Sector: creatives, SME cross-over in the UX area
12.30-13.00
Lunch
Interactions Gallery
13.00-14.30
Paper Session
Creative Fuse NE – Interactive Session – Fusion and Innovation in the Creative Sector: creatives, SME cross-over in the UX area
14.30-15.00
Coffee
Posters
15.00-16.00
Paper Session
16.00-17.00
Paper Session
Panel & Lightening Talks: SME, Practitioner and Freelance Perspectives, Views and Experiences of HCI/UXD
18.30-late
Conference Dinner at the National Glass Centre


Thursday 6th July


09.00-10.30
Paper Session
HCI at the Final Frontier
10.30-11.00
Coffee
11.00-12.30
Paper Session
Interactive Session: Innovation in the HCI/Creative crossover
12.30-13.00
Lunch
Interactions Gallery
13.00-14.00
Paper Session
Posters & Maker Event Hackumentary Screening
14.00-14.30
Coffee
14.30-16.00
Keynote – Elisabeth Andre & Conference Close