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Benjamin Bedwell

Research Fellow, Faculty of Science

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Biography

My research interests are in the effects that the design of technology has on the behaviour of its users, revealed via a grounded theory approach combining ethnography, contextual inquiry and participatory design/co-design with real users. Since completing my PhD in the University of Nottingham's Mixed Reality Lab in 2010 I have applied these methods to develop and study technology with a broad spectrum of users and settings, with a focus on exploring the role that Internet-of-Things and mobile technologies can play in encouraging sustainability (both from ecological and cultural heritage perspectives). In particular, in my current role in Horizon (where I have been a Research Fellow since 2011) I develop and evaluate technologies that enable for forms of visitor engagement on cultural heritage sites, including location-based experiences, visual markers, and BLE/NFC. I co-lead the University of Nottingham's "Heritage and the Digital" research priority area - a network of leading academics from backgrounds that span Digital Economy and Humanities - identified as an area of existing and emerging research strength. I also provide training for SMEs and practitioners around use of new technologies for public engagement, and consult on digital strategy for visitor engagement.

Recent Publications

  • BEDWELL, BEN and CARUANA, THERESA, 2012. Encouraging Spectacle to Create Self-Sustaining Interactions at Public Displays In: International Symposium on Pervasive Displays.
  • MORTIER, RICHARD, BEDWELL, BEN, GLOVER, KEVIN, LODGE, TOM, RODDEN, TOM, ROTSOS, CHARALAMPOS, MOORE, ANDREW W., KOLIOUSIS, ALEXANDROS and SVENTEK, JOSEPH, 2011. Supporting novel home network management interfaces with openflow and NOX In: Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2011 conference on SIGCOMM. 464-465
  • CAROLINE LEYGUE, ALEXA SPENCE, CLAIRE O'MALLEY, BENJAMIN BEDWELL, TOM RODDEN and DEREK MCAULEY, 2011. Energy Displays and Environmental Behavior: The Role of Social Values and Psychological Distance of Climate Change In: Environmental Psychology.
  • SVENTEK, J., KOLIOUSIS, A., SHARMA, O., DULAY, N., PEDIADITAKIS, D., SLOMAN, M., RODDEN, T., LODGE, T., BEDWELL, B., GLOVER, K. and MORTIER, R., 2011. In: An information plane architecture supporting home network management 1 -8
  • BEDWELL, BEN and CARUANA, THERESA, 2012. Encouraging Spectacle to Create Self-Sustaining Interactions at Public Displays In: International Symposium on Pervasive Displays.
  • MORTIER, RICHARD, BEDWELL, BEN, GLOVER, KEVIN, LODGE, TOM, RODDEN, TOM, ROTSOS, CHARALAMPOS, MOORE, ANDREW W., KOLIOUSIS, ALEXANDROS and SVENTEK, JOSEPH, 2011. Supporting novel home network management interfaces with openflow and NOX In: Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2011 conference on SIGCOMM. 464-465
  • CAROLINE LEYGUE, ALEXA SPENCE, CLAIRE O'MALLEY, BENJAMIN BEDWELL, TOM RODDEN and DEREK MCAULEY, 2011. Energy Displays and Environmental Behavior: The Role of Social Values and Psychological Distance of Climate Change In: Environmental Psychology.
  • SVENTEK, J., KOLIOUSIS, A., SHARMA, O., DULAY, N., PEDIADITAKIS, D., SLOMAN, M., RODDEN, T., LODGE, T., BEDWELL, B., GLOVER, K. and MORTIER, R., 2011. In: An information plane architecture supporting home network management 1 -8
  • BEDWELL, BEN, SCHN`ADELBACH, HOLGER, BENFORD, STEVE, RODDEN, TOM and KOLEVA, BORIANA, 2009. In: In support of city exploration 1171-1180
  • BENJAMIN BEDWELL and BORIANA KOLEVA, 2007. In: Demonstrating Coherent Interactions between Personal Mobile Devices and Situated Installations
  • HOLGER SCHN√ĄDELBACH, JONATHAN HALE, WILLI DORNER, BENJAMIN BEDWELL, STEVE BENFORD and JO MARDELL, 2006. In: Future Garden Springer.

Mixed Reality Laboratory

University of Nottingham
School of Computer Science
Nottingham, NG8 1BB


telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6780
email: mrl@cs.nott.ac.uk