Monday
Jul062015

Edinburgh Napier University based KTP vacancy working on the UX of Natural User Interfaces

The Centre for Interaction Design at Edinburgh Napier University have an exciting new KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) vacancy being advertised in the domain of UX and Natural User Interfaces.

This is a fixed term position for 24 months.

Closing Date
17/07/2015

Salary
£22,000 - £24,250, dependent upon qualifications

The focus of the 24 month position will be to explore, understand, design and develop intuitive interaction technologies for simultaneous multi-user collaborative experiences in immersive digital domes with the focus on delivering enhanced user-experiences in multiple domains of use. The successful applicant will be  an employee of the University and will work embedded within the partner company Soluis who are based in the centre of Glasgow.

Further details of the job and the application process can be found on the University vacancies page:
http://www.napier.ac.uk/vacancies/Pages/Jobdetails.aspx?GUID=ece6c93d-b3e0-4476-a1a0-1ac1f44b5b6f
More details on the KTP scheme, including the fantastic training and further study opportunities can be found here: http://ktp.innovateuk.org 
This is an exciting opportunity to work on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), developing and managing a strategic project for Soluis Ltd, a leading UK company in the architectural visualisation and animation industry who also undertake app development, motion graphics, augmented reality and virtual reality, whilst being supported by Edinburgh Napier University. 

About the Role
We are looking to appoint a well-organised, highly motivated individual to explore, understand, design and develop intuitive interaction technologies for simultaneous multi-user collaborative experiences in immersive digital domes with the focus on delivering enhanced user-experiences in multiple domains of use. The role will include:

• Reviewing of the digital dome market & state of the art interaction technologies.
• User requirements research and testing of potential technologies. 
• The design, development and testing
of novel UIs.
• Developing and undertaking a program of real world deployment, evaluation, and analysis
of the project hardware and software outputs.
• Exploring commercialisation, embedding and dissemination opportunities.

About The Applicant
It is essential that you have an undergraduate degree in software engineering, interaction design, HCI, psychology or similar. You must have demonstrable experience of designing for or working with NUI technologies and undertaking user testing of software/hardware technologies. In addition, it is essential that you have demonstrable research skills. Furthermore, it is desirable that you can demonstrate relevant project management and research experience in designing, developing and evaluating novel UI and UX for interactive experiences.

Tuesday
Oct012013

Designing the Jupiter Artland App

The Jupiter Artland App has been in development for the past few months and is nearing launch. This video gives a quick overview of the story of how it came to be!

Designing the Jupiter Artland App from Oli Mival on Vimeo.

Designing the Jupiter Artland App from Oli Mival on Vimeo.

 

Tuesday
Sep032013

CGI London Innovation Centre

We're very excited to be working with CGI (formely Logica) to design their new innovation centre in their London headquarters. We'll be intergating some cutting edge technologies into their world class innovation process to make for a space as exciting as it is functional.

Monday
Apr222013

ENQUEST's Decision Room completes onshore installation

The installation of the first phase of our project with Enquest is now nearing completion as the onshore space is installed and configured. Next up in Q2-3 this year will be the offshore partner to connect with the Aberdeen based space.

Wednesday
Mar272013

Astra Zeneca's New Collaboration Space Is Operational

Astra Zeneca's newest collaboration space, designed in conjunction with the Future Interactions Group, was recently completed. Designed as a standing meeting space, participants in meetings can collaborate with remote colleagues through HD vidcon, screen sharing and a 70" digital whiteboard. The lighting can adapt dependeing on context and also changes to ambiently notify when meetings are drawing to their scheduled end and people are waiting outside.