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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Professor Nick Bryan-Kinns, BSc MSc PhD AKC FRSA CEng FBCS PGCAP FHEA MACM


Professor of Interaction Design

Telephone: +44 20 7882 7845
Room Number: Engineering, Eng 405
Twitter: @nickbknickbk
Office Hours: Wednesday 14:30-16:30


Interactive Digital Multimedia Techniques (Postgraduate)

This is a Master’s level module in developing real-time interactive digital media systems. It will focus on graphics and sound programming and basic electronic hardware design for sensors and human-computer interfaces. The module will introduce widely used tools and development environments including Arduino (hardware), Processing (graphics), Pure Data (audio), Open Sound Control (networked systems) and Wekinator (interactive machine learning). The class will consist of a combination of lectures, lab sessions, short assignments and a larger project. In general, each class period will contain both the presentation of new material (lecture) and an interactive lab session.


Research Interests:

Nick Bryan-Kinns is Professor of Interaction Design and Director of the EPSRC+AHRC Media and Arts Technology Centre for Doctoral Training at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He is Guest Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Distinguished Professor at Wuhan University of Technology, China, and was a Visiting Professor of Interaction Design at Hunan University, China. He is Director of EECS International Joint Ventures, lead for International Partnerships for the AI and Music Centre for Doctoral Training, and leads the Sonic Interaction Design Lab in the Centre for Digital Music at QMUL. Bryan-Kinns is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the British Computer Society, and Senior Member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Bryan-Kinns has published award winning international journal and conference papers on his extensively funded user experience research on participatory design, collaboration, mutual engagement, interactive art, cross-modal interaction, and tangible interfaces. Awards include winner of the AT&T and NYU Connect Ability Challenge 2015, and winner of QMUL Public Engagement Awards 2015 and 2017. His research is reported in publications such as the New Scientist, and media outlets such as BBC, and exhibited at venues such as the Science Museum, London. Bryan-Kinns was Deputy Dean for Science and Engineering at QMUL and held a Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Secondment in recognition of his work on commercialising academic research. He was a Z-Kubator Development Programme Mentor, Zurich University of the Arts, and was a panel member for the National Science Foundation's CreativeIT funding panel, and provided expert consultation for the European Commission's funding of Creativity and ICT. He was Chair of the Steering Committee for the ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference series and was the founding chair of the ACM Creativity, Cognition and Art Community. He chaired the ACM Creativity and Cognition conference 2009, and co-chaired the British Computer Society (BCS) international HCI conference 2006. Prof. Bryan-Kinns is a recipient of the ACM and BCS Recognition of Service Awards. In 1998 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction from the University of London.

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