University College Dublin (UCD)
The Inclusive Design Research Centre of Ireland @ UCD
in collaboration with the SMARTlab Digital Media Institute
SMARTlab is an academic collective created to ignite change.
SMARTlab promotes user-driven, transdisciplinary research, leveraging Creative Technology Innovations for social change.
For three decades, SMARTlab has run an award-winning practice-based PhD programme and delivered high-impact research, development and innovation programmes and projects. SMARTlab aims to bring together the brightest minds across disciplines and to provide them with the tools they need to contribute to solving real-world problems and building sustainable solutions.
We provide world-class research and incubation space and offer a brain trust for academic staff, practice-based PhD students, Postdoctoral Researchers, transdisciplinary teams spanning the Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences, Connected Public Health and Business Innovation domains, alongside private and public sector partners.
SENIOR TEAM MEMBERS
PI- Professor Lizbeth Goodman, Full Prof/Chair of Creative Technology Innovation and Director, IDRC-SMARTlab
Dr Jeb Weisman, Adjunct Faculty & Senior Advisor on Personalised Precision Health (co-supervising team research inputs)
Dr Jacki Morie, Associate Prof, Virtual Reality/Virtual Worlds, Avatars
Prof Dominic Palmer-Brown, Associate Prof, Machine Learning/AI, Data Analytics & Neural Networks
Dr Tara O'Neil- CIO/Foresight/VR Futures
Huw Williams: CTO- Cloud Platform/Development Team Lead
PHD RESEARCH + DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Lori Ada Kilty:
Games and Inclusion
Serious Games/ Bias in AI & Ai Ethics
Virtual Reality/Pro-social behaviour
Rob Harvie: Accessibility & Inclusion/Web Standards
Julie LeMoine: Virtual Clinics/Connected Health in VR-AR
Jose Marinez: Diversity/Tech/Health Care for People of Colour
Mental Health & Community Engagement
Inclusion & Navigation/Bureaucracy Mapping
Digital Healthcare/Social Prescribing/Community
Maker Culture/Community Engagement/Optics
Human Computer Interaction/Multimodal Interfaces
We are a global network of scholars and practioners
Our passion is the co-design of accessible platforms for ALL!
Digital Platforms, Virtual Clinics, Virtual Reality/Augmented and Mixed Reality, Games and Gamification, Accessibility, User Experience, Empathic Co- Design, Inclusive Design, Creative Technology Innovation, Pro-social Behaviour Changes, Connected Health, Patient Advocay, Community Engagement, Impact, Sustainable Development Goals