EngD

  • (Re)Adjusting to Working on Campus

    Since the first lockdown back in March, the doctoral offices in the Computer Science department have been completely off-limits. However, the offices opened up again a few weeks ago and it has been possible to work on campus and at...

  • Recruiting Now: Take Part in an Online Survey Exploring Augmented Reality Cues for Domestic Settings!

    Are you ready for the the exciting announcement I alluded to last week? Well, here it is! I am now recruiting participants to take part in my online survey. Full details can be found below (lifted from my recruitment leaflet)....

  • Quiet but Busy: I'm Still Here!

    Like many of us working and researching from home, lockdown has been getting me down recently. I've been finding it challenging to stay motivated and encourage myself to get the work done, and balancing life, work, and research has meant...

  • May 2020 Update

    I have been making progress over the past month with the plans for our new online study. I have been slow to move forward for various reasons including a minor setback due to a repetitive strain type injury (frustrating to...

  • The New Online Study: My Approach

    Last week, I mentioned that I will be planning an online study to answer some more detailed design questions about augmented reality prompts I have not yet considered. Rather than testing the ideas I have looked into already and then...

  • April 2020 Update

    It's been three weeks since I updated you on how my supervisors and I decided to reshuffle the plan for upcoming research activities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given everything that has happened in the meantime, I am glad...

  • Risk Management and Being Adaptable

    In the summer before I started my EngD project at Designability, I attended a full-day 'How to Manage Your Research Project' training session. It was a very useful event, and a lot of the content was really 'how to manage...

  • A Change of Pace

    In my previous blog post, I alluded to how I have a lot going on both in and out of university at the moment. I think it is time to take a moment and explain what I meant by that,...

  • Where Have You Been, Thomas?

    Good question! It has probably been the longest time period during which I have not posted on my blog, and it's not for lack of having things to write about. As a quick catch up with what's been going, I...

  • New Year, New Skills - Modelling 3D Objects

    Happy New Year! It's been a while since I've posted anything, but things have been ticking over since my December 2019 Update. I did not end up submitting the ethics application for the next study last month, but my submission...