Dimitri Darzentas
dimitri darzentas

Dr Dimitri Darzentas

Lecturer

Biography

Dimitrios Darzentas is a lecturer in the School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (SCEBE) at Edinburgh Napier University and formerly a multidisciplinary Research Fellow in the Mixed Reality Lab of the University of Nottingham.
His work is situated at an intersection between Human-Computer Interaction and Design with a broad scope including Mixed Reality Technologies, Experience Design, MXR Storytelling and Cultural Heritage, Physical/Digital Service Design, Playful Interactions, Wellbeing, Sustainability and Political Engagement, among others.
His current research interests include Hybrid Physical/Digital Experiences, Meaningful Interactions, the Socio-Political and Cultural Heritage aspects of Gaming, and harnessing Data(AI)-Supported Creativity.

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Object-focused mixed reality storytelling: technology-driven content creation and dissemination for engaging user experiences

Conference Proceeding
Darzentas, D., Flintham, M., & Benford, S. (2018)
Object-focused mixed reality storytelling: technology-driven content creation and dissemination for engaging user experiences. In PCI '18: Proceedings of the 22nd Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics (278-281). https://doi.org/10.1145/3291533.3291588
In this paper we present the creation and deployment of a concerted set of Mixed Reality Technologies designed for creating engaging public experiences and enhanced storytelli...

Harnessing the digital records of everyday things

Conference Proceeding
Darzentas, D. P., Hazzard, A., Brown, M. J. I., Flintham, M., & Benford, S. (2016)
Harnessing the digital records of everyday things.
We address how, framed by the Internet of Things, digitally-enabled physical objects may acquire rich digital records throughout their lifetimes, and how these might enhance t...

Accountable Artefacts: The Case of the Carolan Guitar

Conference Proceeding
Benford, S., Hazzard, A., Chamberlain, A., Glover, K., Greenhalgh, C., Xu, L., …Darzentas, D. (2016)
Accountable Artefacts: The Case of the Carolan Guitar. In CHI '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (1163-1175). https://doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858306
We explore how physical artefacts can be connected to digital records of where they have been, who they have encountered and what has happened to them, and how this can enhanc...

Experiencing the Carolan Guitar

Conference Proceeding
Benford, S., Hazzard, A., Chamberlain, A., Glover, K., Greenhalgh, C., Xu, L., …Darzentas, D. (2016)
Experiencing the Carolan Guitar. In CHI EA '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (3651-3654). https://doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2890264
Carolan is an acoustic guitar that has been decorated with interactive patterns that can be scanned using a mobile camera so as to connect to a digital record of how the instr...

Interdisciplinary Reflections on Games and Human Values

Conference Proceeding
Darzentas, D. P., & Urquhart, L. (2015)
Interdisciplinary Reflections on Games and Human Values. In CHI PLAY '15: Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (805-810). https://doi.org/10.1145/2793107.2810259
We explore the interaction between digital games and human values. HCI as a field is increasingly focused on the importance of engaging with broader discussions around human v...

The Data Driven Lives of Wargaming Miniatures

Conference Proceeding
Darzentas, D. P., Brown, M. A., Flintham, M., & Benford, S. (2015)
The Data Driven Lives of Wargaming Miniatures. In CHI '15: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2427-2436). https://doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702377
We present an ethnographic study of the practice of miniature wargaming in order to shed light onto the complex lives of physical things and the ways in which they acquire dat...

HUDS and Senses: Leveraging Game Design to Enhance Situational Awareness for Telepresence Robot Operation

Conference Proceeding
Darzentas, D., Zeller, F., & Robson, E. HUDS and Senses: Leveraging Game Design to Enhance Situational Awareness for Telepresence Robot Operation. In MobileHCI '23 Companion: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction. https://doi.org/10.1145/3565066

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Darzentas, D., Zeller, F., & Robson, E. HUDS and Senses: Leveraging Game Design to Enhance Situational Awareness for Telepresence Robot Operation. In MobileHCI '23 Companion: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction. https://doi.org/10.1145/3565066
Remotely operated telepresence robots are increasing in prevalence across several domains ranging from highly critical and difficult tasks in challenging and contested spaces,...

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