Augmented Reality for Dementia
EngD Research Blog by Thomas Williams
December 2020 Update
Dear Reader, It has been a strange year for all of us. I am writing this with the hope of ending the academic term with some positivity, for I have good news to share. First of all, my motivation is...
(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...
Starting My Final Year: A Chance to Take Stock
Due to the ongoing disruption that we are all experiencing, I almost let the start of my final year of my EngD slip by unnoticed. Where did the first three years of my course go?! It sounds surreal to say it,...
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...
Running a Virtual Ideation Session with Designability Colleagues
Last week, I completed the first step of my plan for developing an online study, which was to run an ideation session with the Design Team at Designability. In this blog post, I will describe the aim of the session...
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...