ScotlandVR App is launched

Scotland’s most stunning sights have been given global exposure in a virtual travel app created by Edinburgh Napier's Future Interactions Group expertise.

People across the world can now instantly walk through the prehistoric Orkney village of Skara Brae, soar high above Edinburgh Castle or journey into the depths of The Hollow Mountain of Ben Cruachan from the comfort of their own home.

The ScotlandVR app – a ground-breaking virtual reality travel experience which immerses web users in Scotland’s remarkable attractions – was launched today by tourism body VisitScotland.

However, the concept for an innovative app in which to explore a virtual Scotland was developed here at the University by a team led by Professor David Benyon and Dr Oli Mival.

The team won a competition held during the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design to create an exciting, interactive digital product aimed at motivating people to visit Scotland. Capital-based digital and creative agency Whitespace then developed the final product for VisitScotland.


The Sensorium...launching late 2016.

The Sensorium is a cutting edge UX and Usability evaluation environment which records and analyses people's emotional, cognitive and physical resposnes to digitial expereinces in real time.

Where you look, how you feel, what you're thinking. The Sensorium captures it all.

The Sensorium is in beta testing and will launch late 2016.



DIS comes to Edinburgh!

We are hugely honored to have been selected as the hosts for Designing Interactive System 2017. Oli Mival will be the conference chair joined by Michael Smyth (also from the Centre for Interaction Design) and Peter Dalsgaard from Aarhus University as the Technical Progam Chairs.


After the success that has been DIS 2016 we have a big act to follow, come join us in Edinburgh June 10-14th 2017 to help us take an amazing conference to even new heights!

Find out more at DIS 2017.


Bringing Design research Rigour to Industry

Dr Oli Mival has been commisioned by RBS to help them assess and refine their UX research practices over the next 6 months. Oli will be embedded part time at their various offices and will be working closely with their UX, digital and Service Design teams.


We've won a tender to build new therapy spaces for the NHS!

We're very excited to announce that we've won a £250,000 tender to help design, develop and implement three new therapy spaces at the new development at Edinburgh's Little France hospital. The bid continues our collaboration with artist Alexander Hamilton and AV guru Derek Kemp. The installations will go live in June 2017.