A new App is being used to bring Belsay Hall, one of Northumberland’s historic houses, to life in an exciting new visitor experience. Designed by PhD student Gavin Wood and Dr Simon Bowen, part of the Digital Interaction Group at Culture Lab, the game – which is played via a free iPhone app – is being launched this week in time for the summer holidays. The new game encourages families to explore the 19th century Belsay Hall in a whole new way, bringing to life the mythical Wild Man of Belsay who features in the Middleton family’s coat of arms.
published on: 30th July 2014
Four interns from Newcastle University are helping develop the next multi-million pound smash hit games that are already creating global hype in the gaming world.
published on: 23rd July 2014
The ‘Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security’ (SOUPS) have instituted a SOUPS Impact Award. This award is to be presented every third year to the authors of a SOUPS conference paper that has had a significant impact on usable security and privacy research and practice. The winner of the award this year was Jeff Yan and Ahmad El Ahmad for their paper entitled "Usability of CAPTCHAS Or usability issues in CAPTCHA design".
published on: 22nd July 2014
Reported in The Journal is the news that members of the Digital Interaction Group were invited by Google for the launch of the new Google Glass product which was officially launched in the UK at a ceremony in London, 22nd June. The team, led by Dr. John Vines, PhD student Roisin McNaney and Dr. Ivan Poliakov, has been exploring whether Google Glass - a form of smart glasses - can make life easier for people with long-term health conditions, such as Parkinson’s.
published on: 24th June 2014
The Guardian University Guide 2015 league table for ‘computer science and information systems’ reveals that Newcastle Computing Science is ranked 13 out of 102 institutions. The league table includes those institutions incorporating the design, exploitation and technology surrounding computing - including information systems, software engineering, programming and artificial intelligence.
published on: 19th June 2014