Ingi Helgason

February 18, 2019

Ingi Helgason is a research fellow at Edinburgh Napier University and also teaches interaction design and technology innovation at the Open University, UK. She has a PhD in Interaction Design and an MSc in Multimedia and Interactive Systems. Her research interests around interactive systems and technology-mediated interactions include: the design and innovation of systems in public, social, and urban spaces; experiential aspects – affective, aesthetic, and emotional responses to technology; and the social and cultural implications of interactive systems. She has worked on European Commission research projects in the H2020, FP7 and FP6 frameworks, and on UK research projects, including the ENSEMBLE project funded by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)’s call for the Next Generation of Immersive Experiences. The project looked at how musicians can perform live together seamlessly as a group even though they are separated by distance, mediated through cutting-edge connection technologies. ENSEMBLE addressed the subjective, experiential, and contextual factors that support high quality performance experiences primarily from the perspective of the performers themselves.