Tuesday 08 December 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Jacob Habgood (Software & Games Development, SHU)

An image of a woman holding some broccoli coated in chocolate

Title: Blending chocolate, broccoli and skeletons: Harnessing intrinsic motivation in game-based learning Speaker: Dr Jacob Habgood (Software & Games Development, SHU) Despite decades of research in the field of game-based learning, commercial approaches to educational game design in 2015 are often no more progressive than those used on consumer audiences in the 1980s. This is characterised by a superficial, “chocolate-covered […]

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Wednesday 25 November 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Ruth Deller (Communication, SHU)

A composite image of multiple soap opera anniversaries and miscellaneous shots of soap operas

Title: Soap opera anniversaries as media events Speaker: Dr Ruth Deller 2015 has seen three soap operas celebrate major anniversaries: EastEnders’ 30th, Neighbours’ 30th and Hollyoaks’ 20th. Recent years have also seen milestone anniversaries for Coronation Street and Emmerdale, whilst soap-like drama Casualty is currently gearing up for its 30th anniversary in 2016. In this presentation, I analyse the way […]

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Tuesday 17 November 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Eve Stirling (Design, SHU)

An image of tiny humans in a design model

Title: Ways of knowing Facebook: Influences of a practice-based approach on research on everyday digital life Speaker: Dr Eve Stirling (Design SHU) Practice-based research is the dominant research approach in Art and Design and the notion of making as a research approach is gaining attention in disciplines beyond art and design (through the encouragement of multi- and trans- disciplinary ways […]

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Wednesday 10 November 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Luigina Ciolfi (Communication, SHU)

An image of women working on laptops in a cafe environment

Title: Making Place for Work and Life Speaker: Dr Luigina Ciolfi This talk outlines some open issues and questions surrounding the study of place-making to support work and life activities. Much literature has explored how physical places are reconfigured by people to support work activities, and also how impromptu workplaces are often “made” by workers on the move out of […]

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Wednesday 28 October 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Simon Polovina (Business Computing, SHU)

Diagram of connections of SHU Enterprise, student experience and vision/mission

Title: Models, Conceptual Structures, and Enterprise Architecture Speaker: Dr Simon Polovina (Business Computing, SHU) Many disciplines rely on models to represent reality. Models may range from a miniature representation of some physical entity, to a simplified representation of a system or phenomenon so we can understand and test it. Not all models can represent their corresponding real-world entities as easily […]

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Wednesday 07 October 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Melanie Levick-Parkin (Visual Communication, SHU)

Assorted ancient scripts and visual communications methods

Title: Visual translations of ancient heritage – re-contextualising ancient European script through contemporary visual communication methods and media. Speaker: Melanie Levick-Parkin (Visual Communication, SHU) The purpose of this ADRC-funded practice-led research project was the visual re-contextualisation of ancient European script – Linear A and B, using contemporary visual communication practices and media strategies in order to explore opportunities for creative […]

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