Steve Gill

Steve Gill
Steve Gill

Prof. Steve Gill is the head of the UCD Research group. He is also a lecturer in Product Design and Director of Research for the Cardiff School of Art & Design. See his profile here.


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As well as the management related posts mentioned above, Steve is a product designer and academic with 21 years experience in industry and HE. He has designed or product managed around 50 products to market and has published around 50 peer reviewed outputs. He is currently co-writing a book on Physicality with Prof. Alan Dix of Birmingham University and Talis called Touch IT. The book came out of the DEPtH: Designing for Physicality project, a research council funded collaboration with University of Lancaster. Steve is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Design Research Society.

Academic publications

Click here for academic publications list

Other Publications

(2010) Griffiths, R. and Gill, S. Article: ‘Top Skills’ Education Supplement: ‘Design 2010: Your Future’,  New Design Magazine

(2003) Gill, S. ’Industrial Design and the User Interface’ in New Design Magazine (March/April edition)

(2003) Gill, S. ‘Industrial Choosing a Design Degree’ in Designing Magazine Knowledge Transfer (October edition)

Selected Editorship & Reviewing

(2014) Programme Committee member, AVI 2014 conference

(2013) Programme Committee member, FASCINATE 2013 conference

(2012) Organiser and reviewer, Physicality 2012

(2009) Reviewer, CHI conference, 2010

(2009) Reviewer, Design Journal

(2009) Programme Committee member and Reviewer, 3rd International Workshop on Physicality, Cambridge

(2009) Reviewer, EURAM 2009 conference, Liverpool, UK

(2008) Guest Editor, Physicality and Interaction – Special Issue of Interaction with Computers Journal

(2008) Reviewer, Interacting with Computers Journal

(2008) Reviewer, CHI conference 2009

(2008) Reviewer, Special Issue of International Journal of Arts and Technology: Tangible and Embedded Interaction

(2008) Reviewer, HCI 2008 conference

(2007) Programme Committee Member and Reviewer, 2nd International Workshop on Physicality, University of Lancaster

(2007) Programme Committee Member and Reviewer, Tangible and Embedded Interaction Conference 2007, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

(2005) Reviewer, Human Oriented Informatics & Telematics Conference, University of York, UK

(2004) Reviewer, 2nd Appliance Design Conference, Hewlett Packard, Bristol

Selected Keynotes and External Lectures

(2014) Invited lecture to the Cardiff Scientific Society

(2012) Inaugural public professorial lecture, Cardiff Metropolitan University

(2010) Lecture at TU Berlin ‘What will Future Interactive Products be Like?’

(2009 – 10) various research talks at: Universities of Northumbria, Loughborough, Lancaster, Swansea and TU Delft

(2009 – 13) research collaboration presentations, workshops and discussions at: Cambridge University, Pervasive Media Studio, Samsung Art & Design Institute, S. Korea, HP Labs, DCA Associates, Sony-Ericsson, Skype, Novartis, Mothercare and Leonard Cheshire Disability

(2006) Keynote Presentation to the 1st International Conference on Physicality, University of Lancaster

(2006) Keynote Presentation to workshop on Recent Technology of Prototyping and Usability Assessment of Information Appliances -from Practical Aspects to Future Trends, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Selected Funding Record

(2012) £62K Research Innovation Award with Dr Loudon

(2011) £104K AHRC Capacity Building Block grant

(2011) £25K Academics for Business Award with Prof. Pepperell

(2011) £45K Research & Enterprise Investment Fund, Cardiff Met with Prof. Pepperell and J. Jupe

(2010) £61K Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Award, UWIC

(2010) £85K Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarship with Peepo Ltd.

(2010) £36.5K Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship with Perceptual Technologies Ltd.

(2009) £19.2K Research Commercialisation funding (UWIC New Enterprise Fund)

(2009) £19.4K Feasibility Study funding (Academics for Business)

(2008) £4K UWIC Learning & Teaching Fellowship

(2008) £36K UWIC Bursary Award for Research Students (BARS)

(2008) £1.5K Patent Application for IE5 (Knowledge Exploitation Fund)

(2007) £36K UWIC Bursary Award for Research Students (BARS)

(2006) £335K DEPtH: Designing for Physicality (UK Research Council)

(2006) £1.5K Patent Application for IE4 (Knowledge Exploitation Fund)

(2005) £36K UWIC Bursary Award for Research Students (BARS)

(2005) £1.5K Patent Application for IE3 (Knowledge Exploitation Fund)

(2004) £10K Rapid Interface Development System for Designers (Knowledge Exploitation Fund)

(2003) £3K Researching ways of improving the design of digital interface products (UWIC)

PhD Supervision

Alistair Burleigh

Tim Taylor

Sarah Younan

Clara Watkins

Claire Andrews

Joe Baldwin

Ariana Mihoc

Tavs Jorgensen

Rachel Eardley

Beth Gordon

Dimitrios Zampelis

Jo Hare