Horizon: Trusted Data-Driven Products

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Horizon Digital Economy Research

Abstract

The Horizon institute is a multidisciplinary centre of excellence for Digital Economy (DE) research. The core mission of Horizon has been to balance the opportunities arising from the capture, analysis and use of personal data with an awareness and understanding of human and social values. The focus on personal data in a wide range of contexts has required the development of a broad set of multidisciplinary competencies allowing us to build links from foundational algorithms and system to issues of society and policy. We follow a user-centred approach, undertaking research in the wild based on principles of open innovation.

Horizon now encompasses over 50 researchers, spanning Computing, Engineering, Law, Psychology, Social Sciences, Business and the Humanities. It has grown a diverse network of over 200 external partners who are involved in ongoing collaborative research and impact with Horizon, ranging from major international corporations to SMEs, from a wide variety of sectors, alongside government and civil society groups. We have also established a CDT in the third wave of funding that will eventually deliver 150 PhDs. Our critical mass of researchers, partners, students and funding has already led to over 800 peer-reviewed publications, composed of: 277 journal articles, 51 books and book chapters, and 424 conference papers, in a total of 15 different disciplines.

Over the years Horizon's focus has evolved from an emphasis on the collection and understanding of personal data to consider the user-centred design and development of data-driven products. This proposal builds on our established interdisciplinary competencies to deliver research and impact to ensure that future data-driven products can be both co-created and trusted by consumers.

Core to our current vision is the idea that future products will be hybrids of both the digital and the physical. Physical products are increasingly augmented with digital capabilities, from data footprints that capture their provenance to software that enables them to adapt their behaviour. Conversely, digital products are ultimately physically experienced by people in some real-world context and increasingly adapt to both. This real-world context is social; hence the data is social and often implicates groups, not just individuals. We foresee that this blending of physical and digital will drive the merging of traditional goods, services and experiences into new forms of product. We also foresee that - just as today's social media services are co-created by consumers who provide content and data - so will be these new data-driven products. At the same time, we are also witnessing a crisis of trust concerning the commercial use of personal data that threatens to undermine this vision of data-driven products. Hence, it is vitally important to build trust with consumers and operate within an increasingly complex regulatory environment from the earliest stages of innovating future products.

Our user-centred approach involves external partners and the public in "research-in-the-wild", grounding our fundamental research in real world challenges. Our delivery programme combines a bottom-up approach in which researchers are given the opportunity (and provided with the skills) to follow new impact opportunities in collaboration with partners as they arise (our Agile programme), with a top-down approach that strategically coordinates how these activities are targeted at wider communities (our Campaigns programme, with successive focus on Consumables, Co-production and Welfare), and reflective processes that allow us to draw out broader conclusions for the widest possible impact (our Cross-Cutting programme).

Throughout we aim to continue to develop the capacity in our researchers, the wider DE research community and more broadly within society, to engage in responsible innovation using personal data within the Digital Economy.

Planned Impact

This primary focus of our proposal is on delivering impact across the maturing Digital Economy, currently entering a crisis of trust in commercial personal data use. We target business, third sector organisations and public bodies from a diverse range of sectors including creative industries, retail, consumer goods, finance, energy, transportation and healthcare, as well as the ICT companies who are delivering the enabling technologies. These will benefit in multiple ways, including:

- Understanding how to better interpret complex and ambiguous human social data, in an increasingly regulated environment;
- Understanding how to embed such interpretations into personally meaningfully products that meet wider objectives of fulfilment, wellbeing and sustainability;
- Knowing how to do this responsibly and legally so as to build trust with consumers, customers and citizens;
- Being able to envision and demonstrate future data-driven products that blend the physical and digital that will drive the merging of traditional goods, services and experiences into new forms of product;
- Learning about the opportunities and challenges raised by such products through public deployments and field trials;
- Expanding the capabilities of the staff through exposure to new concepts, technologies and methods emerging from DE research;
- Gaining access to talented young people (especially CDT students) through internships and Agile projects with the potential to recruit them downstream;
- Entering a neutral environment in which they can engage with other partners at different points along the value chain for future data-driven products enabling cross- sectoral learning.

A distinctive focus of this iteration of Horizon is delivering policy impact. The government increasingly needs to provide leadership in the regulation of the digital. A crucial feature of this is the development of policies and a regulatory framework that ensure that products can be trusted in their use of personal data; prevent online harms; and secure the infrastructure to prevent it becoming a springboard for cyberattacks. Horizon will engage government departments and agencies (e.g. DCMS, DHSC, ICO, NCSC) and work closely with policy makers to tightly integrate understandings of technology and policy in a fast moving domain with a diverse set of stakeholders including platform providers, companies delivering digital products, regulators, civil interest and consumer groups. As part of this work we will provide policy makers with:
- creative tools to directly engage diverse stakeholders in co-creating future policy environments
- policy toolkits for stakeholders subject to these policies to help design products that are demonstrably compliant with these environments
- insights into the practical challenges and opportunities around realising the Secure by Design framework of IoT security currently being developed by DCMS .

Our proposal will ultimately have societal impact through the new kinds of products that will be developed, which deliver greater value to consumers and directly promote consumer welfare, including mental health. Consumers stand to benefit in every aspect of their lives - work, home and play through:

- products that are personalised to their needs;
- products which provide accountable provenance;
- products designed for social use and that can be trusted;
- being recognised as the co-creators of these products;
- methods and tools that directly engage them in their design.

Our proposal sets out a wide-ranging programme of impact activities to deliver these benefits, including Agile translational projects, a strategically coordinated Campaign to maximize impact among clusters of partners; and supporting programmes to develop individuals and the wider Digital Economy community.

Organisations

Publications

10 25 50
 
Title Defence Against Dark Artefact: The Game 
Description A board game designed to help developers and users of smart home technologies reflect on cybersecurity threats and management strategies. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact As part of the game development process, the research team has run a series of focus groups, where participants reported enhanced awareness and engagement with cybersecurity issues involved in IoT products. 
 
Title Jenny: Stroke rehab with a smart mirror, negative scenario 
Description An example negaitve scenario for using a smart mirror for stroke rehabilitation 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Used in TAS for Health workshops 
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Stroke-negative.mp4
 
Title Jenny: Stroke rehab with a smart mirror, positive scenario 
Description Example of a positive scenario using a smart mirror to monitor stroke rehabilitation. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Used in workshops in the TAS for Health project 
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Stroke-positive.mp4
 
Title New Forms of Public Value at the Edge: Designing for HDI and Trust in Media IoT Futures (eValuatE) 
Description We worked with the BBC R&D on research to investigate the infrastructure of the internet from a public service point of view and the implications for audiences, as their personal data is collected, stored and analysed to create personalised recommendations and support targeted advertising. Our research project 'New Forms of Public Value at the Edge' involved the design of a Personal Data Store (PDS). This short video gives an overview of the PDS and provides stakeholders feedback 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact unknown 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QNxEXGwTnU
 
Title ReEnTrust: Algorithms and Us 
Description The ReEnTrust project was a follow up to the UnBias project and Horizon underpinning research (CaSMa) - a collaboration between the Human Centred Computing group at the University of Oxford, the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, and HORIZON Digital Economy Research at the University of Nottingham. It focused on rebuilding and enhancing trust in algorithms. This video is part of the projects dissemination of results, unpacking some of the mystery in the algorithms encountered in every day life. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact The video has been widely shared to support raising awareness and a greater understanding of 'algorithms' 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBuMsw5E_E0
 
Description Dr Ansgar Koene invited to The All Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics in collaboration with RoboTIPS
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Dr Ansgar Koene invited to join an Ethics Committee at MOSIP
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.mosip.io/
 
Description Dr Ansgar Koene invited to present to the IE Big Data & AI Club, Spain
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://ieconnects.ie.edu/iebigdata/blog/
 
Description Dr Koene invited to contribute towards UK Government funded AI R&D project
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/understanding-the-uk-artificial-intelligence-commercialisation
 
Description Dr Koene invited to participate in a Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum Workshop
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/the-digital-regulation-cooperation-forum
 
Description Dr Koene presented 'AI ethics and regulation for a trustworthy AI icosystem' to the Institute of Engineering and Technology IET (Feedback: Ansgar Koene was a superb speaker. His presentation was very well structured and very interesting. Following every word from beginning to end was easy. I work now in Financial Markets with interest in regulation. All of the content was relevant to the challenges faced by regulators and regulated firms in Financial Services. An excellent presentation from a very knowledgeable expert. I learnt a lot from this lecture, and took away plenty of sources of further research.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://events.theiet.org/events/ai-ethics-and-regulation-for-a-trustworthy-ai-ecosystem/
 
Description Enhancing DCMS public consultation on reforms to the UK's data protection - Policy Connect Roundtable (Dr Ansgar Koene)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description I am part of a working group focused on Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Skills. I am part of the TAS Skills Committee, and the TAS Skills Lab.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The skills programme One of the TAS Hub's central objectives is to develop the next generation of highly skilled TAS researchers, engineers, and designers by: - Connecting and training transdisciplinary doctoral researchers - Accelerating the transfer of cutting-edge research to industry - Enabling rapid upskilling and reskilling within key industries. The Skills Programme aims to achieve this through four key activities: the Doctoral Training Network (DTN), student internships, staff fellowships, and the Syllabus Lab.
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/
 
Description Informed Public Policy and Planning in Western Australia
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact The framework directly supports stakeholder-specific improvement of quality-of-life through guiding environmental management. A key challenge of environmental management is the complexity of leveraging limited resources to deliver maximum utility for stakeholders. Traditional methods employ economics-driven measures, i.e. seek to optimise the state of the environment in respect to a monetary valuation of its properties (e.g. clean water, various species, etc.). The framework developed here uses novel ways to capture information directly from local stakeholders directly affected by the management of a the given catchment. These data, which are often complex and uncertain (e.g. discord between stakeholder groups) are integrated with environmental data to provide managers with a a clear and transparent, i.e. explainable-to-stakeholders set of recommendations on which management actions are expected to deliver the maximum increase in stakeholder quality of life, for the level of investment/resource available.
URL https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/images/documents/conservation-management/wetlands/recovery_catchments/Lak...
 
Description ORBIT RRI training workshop to TAS Hub
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/responsible-research-and-innovation/
 
Description Professor McAuley invite to The Royal Society Working Group to develop Online Information Environment Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://royalsociety.org/-/media/policy/projects/online-information-environment/the-online-informati...
 
Description Response to Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) - ICO call for Evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/files/159977483/Draft_Online_Safety_Bill_a_call_for_evidence_from_t...
 
Description Submission to DCMS consultation - Audience protection standards on Video-on-Demand Services
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/PDF.pdf
 
Description Submission to Justice and Home Affairs Committee - New Technologies and the application of the law
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/work/1272/new-technologies-and-the-application-of-the-law/
 
Description Submission to UK Government call for evidence - The right to privacy: digital data
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/7466129
 
Description Submission to UK Government consultation - Data: a new direction
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/6785230
 
Description hoRRIzon project- RRI case studies
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants (Before we disappear)
Amount £14,489 (GBP)
Funding ID ACPG-00461078 
Organisation Arts Council England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2021 
End 11/2022
 
Description Coronavirus Discourses: Linguistic Evidence For Effective Public Health Messaging
Amount £365,126 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/V015125/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 07/2022
 
Description EPSRC - PETRAS Opportunities Fund - New forms of Public Value at the Edge: Designing for HDI and Trust in Media IoT Futures
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2020 
End 05/2021
 
Description UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub
Amount £11,896,883 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V00784X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 08/2024
 
Title hoRRIzon project - RRI action plan 
Description We engaged with two research projects (from Horizon and the TAS Hub) and co-created with them an RRI action plan embedding the principles of RRI and addressing each project specifics needs. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Supported RRI practice to two research teams within the digital economy sector. 
 
Description Alan Turin Institute- hoRRIzon project partner 
Organisation Alan Turing Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Knowledge exchange, involvement of multidisciplinary colleagues
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge exchange, involvement of multidisciplinary colleagues
Impact A multidisciplinary Advisory Group (AG) set up by this project has supported our work mapping digital economy researchers' attitudes towards RRI and provided guidance for RRI implementation and evaluation to new work introduced by Horizon. AG sessions included discussion about: barriers/facilitators to current RRI/RI practice; gaps in current approaches to RRI/RI; applications and possible issues for RRI practice in relation to trustworthyICT systems across contacts and applications of trust and the opportunities and challenges of RRI and Policy. Potential RRI and institutional governance focused paper.
Start Year 2021
 
Description AlbinoMosquito Productions - AiM project partner 
Organisation AlbinoMosquito
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Our AiM Co-Production Campaign project has involved working with AlbinoMosquito Productions to investigate the processes involved in the creation of adaptive movies that collect and use audiences real-time personal data, while being considerate of the privacy and ethical implications of the scenario
Collaborator Contribution Run by husband and wife team Dr Richard Ramchurn and Rachel Ramchurn, AlbinoMosquito are based in Nottingham and work throughout the UK and internationally. Richard's experience as an artist and film director, both writing and producing films with technology that allows audiences to portray films by control from the brain, has provided invaluable insight and knowledge to support this 18 month project
Impact AiM is a multidisciplinary project involving computer scientists, students from the Nottingham University Business School and Cultures, Languages & Area Studies. A prototype produced in WP5 will be designed for exhibition in the wild, suitable for both in-person and online creative XR festivals, with which AlbinoMosquito have established connections. The national and international touring of previous interactive film research project work generated considerable international press engagement, which reached audiences of over 3 million. The prototype design developed during WP5 will be open source so that it is possible for other filmmakers to utilise and adapt the system to suit their own practice.
Start Year 2021
 
Description BBC R&D - New Forms and MIDAS projects partner 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Department BBC Research & Development
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution knowledge exchange, development of new tech, promotion
Collaborator Contribution knowledge and insights
Impact New tech (PDS), evaluation/stakeholder feedback video, academic publications: https://www.horizon.ac.uk/the-bbcs-new-personalised-data-service/
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaboration with Jiahong Chen on Uncovering Consumer Consensus (FMCGs) project 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked closely on developing and implementing a comprehensive programme of both qualitative and quantitative empirical research to address the research questions of the project. The majority of experimental design, data collection, and analysis relating to work packages 1 and 2 were led by team members from Horizon.
Collaborator Contribution With a background in law and ethics, Jiahong provided expert input throughout the project in relation to ethical and RRI considerations. Key short-term inputs related to ethical development and implementation of the research programme (e.g., advising on study sampling and data handling practices, and writing ethics proposals). Longer-term inputs related to RRI considerations around the broader adoption and use of the proposed data capture method. This involved leading a third work package, focused on identifying, evaluating, and ultimately mitigating potential ethical risks. Jiahong also led submission of a reflective article to the Journal of Responsible Technology.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration, involving researchers with a background in Computer Science, Psychology, Linguistics, Marketing, and Law. Several outputs from this collaboration are listed under the Horizon: Trusted Data-Driven Products award. Early outcomes include engagement with industry partners in three focus group/workshop sessions, and presentation of preliminary findings at the Association for Business Communication conference (2021). Several further publications arising from this research are either submitted or planned.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Cross University Collaborations with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems and the The interactive technologies lab (intlab) 
Organisation University of Lincoln
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration has led to the co-creation of joint funding applications. We also share knowledge and expertise and often co-host speakers for research talks.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has led to the co-creation of joint funding applications. We also share knowledge and expertise and often co-host speakers for research talks.
Impact This multidisciplinary collaborations led to the co-creation of joint funding applications. We also share knowledge and expertise and often co-host speakers for research talks. We have also recently submitted a joint scientific paper which is currently under review.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Domesticating Electric Vehicle Charging (DEVeC) project partner 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution access to academics and multidisciplinary researchers
Collaborator Contribution insight and knowledge contributions to support shaping project activity
Impact project in progress
Start Year 2021
 
Description Human Robot Teams Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Agile Project Collaboration 
Organisation HORIZON Digital Economy Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have joined this ongoing project as soon as I started my role at Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute in September 2021. I have supported the team with data collection and analysis as well as contributing to scientific publications and presentations.
Collaborator Contribution this cross institution project had clear deliverables, and the partners focused on a specific work packages in the bigger project.
Impact We are currently analysing the results from some of the experiments conducted. These will lead directly into scientific publications and datasets
Start Year 2021
 
Description Human Robot Teams Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Agile Project Collaboration 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have joined this ongoing project as soon as I started my role at Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute in September 2021. I have supported the team with data collection and analysis as well as contributing to scientific publications and presentations.
Collaborator Contribution this cross institution project had clear deliverables, and the partners focused on a specific work packages in the bigger project.
Impact We are currently analysing the results from some of the experiments conducted. These will lead directly into scientific publications and datasets
Start Year 2021
 
Description Human Robot Teams Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Agile Project Collaboration 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have joined this ongoing project as soon as I started my role at Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute in September 2021. I have supported the team with data collection and analysis as well as contributing to scientific publications and presentations.
Collaborator Contribution this cross institution project had clear deliverables, and the partners focused on a specific work packages in the bigger project.
Impact We are currently analysing the results from some of the experiments conducted. These will lead directly into scientific publications and datasets
Start Year 2021
 
Description Lakeside Arts - Storytelling: Grow your own Adventure project partner 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department Lakeside Arts
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution To explore new novel ways to encourage more diverse and user centred storytelling to create unique experiences. Knowledge exchange, tech development, consideration of RRI, access to academics and researchers
Collaborator Contribution input towards shaping project, insights into audience experience
Impact Designs and interaction strategies for audio and conversation based storytelling assistants A prototype of a digital storytelling assistant Business model for the DSA Academic publications
Start Year 2021
 
Description Live Cinema - Horizon Co-Production project partner 
Organisation Live Cinema UK
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution knowledge exchange, promotion of events
Collaborator Contribution knowledge exchange, connections with events, promotion of events
Impact New tech platform to support VOxjam online festivals (during and after Covid 19), UpBeat Festival 2021 plus one other (in progress). Academic papers in progress
Start Year 2021
 
Description Ofgem - Domesticating Electric Vehicle Charging (DEVeC) project partner 
Organisation Ofgem Office of Gas and Electricity Markets
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution access to academics and multidisciplinary researchers
Collaborator Contribution knowledge exchange and insights on current status of markets
Impact project in progress
Start Year 2021
 
Description Oxfam - Horizon Co-Production project Future Festivals Partner 
Organisation Oxfam GB
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution access to academics and multidisciplinary researchers, knowledge exchange, promotion of events
Collaborator Contribution knowledge exchange and insights regarding festival audiences/experience, promotion of events
Impact New tech platform to support VOxjam online festivals (during and after Covid 19), UpBeat Festival 2021 plus one other (in progress). Academic papers in progress
Start Year 2021
 
Description Partnership with the The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult 
Organisation Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Co-creation of joint funding proposals for securing external funding
Collaborator Contribution offered support for internally funded project.
Impact At this stage, we are collaborating on ongoing research and co-writing funding proposals.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Pepsico - Towards empowering consumers to co-design FMCGs at scale by identifying hidden consensus project partner 
Organisation PepsiCo
Department PepsiCo, UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution knowledge exchange, access to academic/researchers, focus groups
Collaborator Contribution knowledge exchange, industry/consumer insights, participation in focus groups
Impact academic publications video animation
Start Year 2021
 
Description Rachel Jacobs has been working with climate Scientist John King (British Antarctic Survey) 
Organisation British Antarctic Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Rachel has been working with John to develop the 'future quests', discussing how poetry, scientific data and storytelling can support people to conceptualise climate change. This has resulted in the development of the 'News From the Planet' section of the website and mobile phone app. This work is moving to a new phase, exploring how the 'future quests' can act more as reflective prompts to help people consider the future in new ways, rather than informative 'news'. This has developed as a result of the successful prompts created by artist/writer Wallace Heim for the water interventions in Cumbria that appeared to have a transformative effect on the participants feelings about the future and sense of connection with the place and the environment. https://www.whenthefuturecomes.net/category/news-from-the-planet/
Collaborator Contribution see above description of collaboration
Impact development of a 'News from the planet' section on the website: https://www.whenthefuturecomes.net/category/news-from-the-planet/ and a mobile phone app
Start Year 2020
 
Description Streaming workshop with Live Cinema 
Organisation Live Cinema UK
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Facilated a Live streaming workshop based on The MOMENT Live Score Performance. This was attended by artists working with Live Cinema and was part of the LIVE CINEMA III: THE REOPENING. There was an accompanying Live Score Performance and panel discussion.
Collaborator Contribution Live Cinema included us in their programme and brought together a diverse group of artists.
Impact Live Score Performance Live Streaming Workshop
Start Year 2020
 
Description TNO- The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Reserach 
Organisation Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Knowledge exchange, involvement of multidisciplinary colleagues.
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge exchange, involvement of multidisciplinary colleagues.
Impact A multidisciplinary Advisory Group (AG) set up by this project has supported our work mapping digital economy researchers' attitudes towards RRI and provided guidance for RRI implementation and evaluation to new work introduced by Horizon. AG sessions included discussion about: barriers/facilitators to current RRI/RI practice; gaps in current approaches to RRI/RI; applications and possible issues for RRI practice in relation to trustworthyICT systems across contacts and applications of trust and the opportunities and challenges of RRI and Policy. Potential RRI and institutional governance focused paper.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Unilever - Robots Mediating Interaction and Towards empowering consumers to co-design FMCGs at scale by identifying hidden consensus project partners 
Organisation Unilever
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution knowledge exchange, access to academic/researchers, use/provision of space (Cobot Maker Space)
Collaborator Contribution knowledge exchange, industry insights in relation to the area of robotics, participation in focus groups
Impact TBC - project in progress
Start Year 2021
 
Title Bubbles Version 1 (closed source) 
Description A tool for delivering hybrid experiences of festivals. This first version remains closed source, but our follow up will be fully open source. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Several new partnerships forming as a result of demos of the software, and several new outputs coming as a result of these, including a new partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company, A Local Circus Company, and The Nottingham Equality and Diversity Festival. 
 
Title DECSYS major feature update (Prolific integration) 
Description DECSYS - 'Discrete and Ellipse-based response Capture SYStem' - enables creation and administration of digital surveys that elicit both conventional and interval-valued responses (using an ellipse-based response format). This output relates to a substantial feature update to the software, permitting integration with the 'Prolific' online sampling service (cf. Palan & Schitter, 2018). This includes automatic direction of study participants from Prolific to DECSYS study sub-surveys (i.e., randomised condition allocation), recording of participants' pseudonymous Prolific IDs, as well as auto-redirection to Prolific with survey completion code for confirmation. This greatly facilitates online sampling at scale for interval-valued surveys, including for representative samples (using the Prolific automatic sample stratification tool). DECSYS incorporates a range of features, and is designed to maximise versatility for experimenters and usability for participants. Surveys can be conducted either locally or online, and results easily exported. The key component of DECSYS is that it provides a vehicle for efficient digital capture of interval-valued survey responses using an ellipse-based response mode. DECSYS takes advantage of the recent proliferation of touch-screen devices to do so in a fast, cohesive and intuitive manner. The ellipse response mode allows respondents to quickly and easily provide interval-valued responses, so as to indicate uncertainty, vagueness, or inherent range in their responses. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact At least two research studies have been conducted using this new feature. This permitted recruitment of stratified samples online, substantially improving sample representativeness in both cases. 
URL https://www.lucidresearch.org/decsys.html
 
Title Experience authoring and playback tool. 
Description A set of tools for scripting and playing interactive storytelling sessions using synthesized voice. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The software has been demoed in two workshops with the public. 
 
Title Kitchen sensor kit and dashboard 
Description A set of web dashboards that monitor and display data from (bluetooth connected) sensors installed in a kitchen. One displays realtime sensor data and another displays comparative longitudinal data against prior tasks. A cleaning sponge instrumented with sensors in the handle to track cleaning activity and a tap-based flow monitor for tracking water usage. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The dashboards have been used aid to studies with groups of students and staff. The dashboard designs and data analysis (from data collected from the sensors) will be presented to industry stakeholders in an upcoming workshop. 
 
Title PriPA 
Description Performs analytics on personal data in a privacy-preserving manner. Reads content from a list of whitelisted websites, and provides you with statistics regarding the read content. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Public Involvement Panel (PIP) consulted throughout 
URL https://github.com/horizon-institute/PriPA
 
Title The Memory Machine v2.0 
Description The Memory Machine project aims to contextualise personal memories (pictures, videos, music, 3D content) into timelines to create personalised digital souvenirs, digital repositories for the end-of-life, engaging tools for personal reflection, history education, reminiscence interventions for dementia care, and tools for accessing cultural heritage. The Memory Machine application, as a digital platform, provides the tools to allow creation and curation of memories that enable meaningful artefacts to be brought to life with rich emotional value. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact A series of workshops with different user groups were held using the application as a discussion point. 
URL https://github.com/horizon-institute/the-memory-machine
 
Description Designing for human data interaction in data-driven media experiences 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A poster presentation was delivered at ACM CHI 2021 ( online ) based on a late-breaking work paper that was accepted at the conference. The talk was followed by questions that helped increase interest in the concept of a PDS to support future data driven media experiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3411763.3451808
 
Description Festival of Ideas 28 April 2021, Digital Economy panel member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in a panel answering questions from attendees at the Festival of Ideas about the nature and significance of DE research, raising awareness among a wide range of people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.swansea.ac.uk/media/Festival-Day-3.jpg
 
Description A University of Nottingham Press Release : Web video audience and interaction brings UPBEAT Festival to life 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This University of Nottingham Press Release covers research conducted within Horizon's Co-production Campaign project Future Festivals to support the development of a new web platform to host immersive events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/web-video-audience-and-interaction-brings-upbeat-festival-to-life
 
Description A University of Nottingham Press Release announcing the launch of the Cobot Maker Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Cobot Maker Space has been developed with a combination of Smart Products Beacon and EPSRC funding and will be integral to delivering the research programmes of its partners - the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute and the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub. This Press Release announced the official opening of this new facility for human-robot interaction research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/cobot-maker-space-launched-to-explore-the-future-of-robots-and-ind...
 
Description A University of Nottingham Press Release: New research to boost digital revolution and keep people safe online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A University of Nottingham Press Release announcing Horizon's third round of EPSRC funding 'Trusted Data Driven Products'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/new-research-to-boost-digital-revolution-and-keep-people-safe-onli...
 
Description A University of Nottingham Press Release: Parks count on new technology to monitor footfall 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This University of Nottingham Press Release delivered information about new technology being trialled at parks across the UK - developed during the WiseParks project. This technology has been taken further and has been further investigated - focusing on indoor environments - piloted within Hallward Library at the University of Nottingham as part of the SoDis project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/parks-count-on-new-technology-to-monitor-footfall
 
Description A University of Nottingham Press Release: Virtual Oxjam creates immersive festival fun 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A University of Nottingham Press Release covering the MRL and Horizon research and development of a hybrid virtual Oxjam experience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/virtual-oxjam-creates-immersive-festival-fun
 
Description A blog post - The BBC's new personalised data service 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We have been working with the BBC R&D on research to investigate the infrastructure of the internet from a public service point of view and the implications for audiences, as their personal data is collected, stored and analysed to create personalised recommendations and support targeted advertising.

Our research project 'New Forms of Public Value at the Edge' involved the design of a Personal Data Store (PDS) referenced in this article, in which Ian Forrester and Hannes Ricklef, BBC R&D, talk about personalisation, user privacy and handling of data. The article also mentions earlier our earlier research - Databox and Living Room of the Future.

Find out more about the Personal Data Store and listen to our stakeholders feedback in this short video.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/the-bbcs-new-personalised-data-service/
 
Description Attended CHI 2021 Online Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems series of academic conferences is generally considered the most prestigious in the field of human-computer interaction and is one of the top-ranked conferences in computer science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://chi2021.acm.org/
 
Description Attended Royal Academy London event names "How can the National Science and Technology Council and the Office for Science and Technology Strategy direct S&T priorities?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In June 2021, the Prime Minister announced the creation of a new National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), to "provide strategic direction on the use of science and technology as the tools to tackle great societal challenges, level up across the country and boost prosperity around the world." He also announced the creation of a new Office for Science and Technology Strategy (OSTS), to be based in the Cabinet Office, which would "drive forward the strategy of Whitehall's science and technology priorities from the centre". The OSTS would be headed up by a National Technology Adviser, and Sir Patrick Vallance was appointed as the first person in that role.

In this event, we discussed the setting up of the NSTC and OSTS, and their emerging priorities. We also discussed how these bodies will work with other structures within the UK's science, technology and innovation ecosystem, including UKRI and the Government Office for Science, and how they will engage with UK industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.foundation.org.uk/Events/2022/How-can-the-National-Science-and-Technology-Counci
 
Description Attended public sector enterprise ICT Conference (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The UK's most important gathering of today's Public Sector ICT, Technology and Govtech decision makers across all areas of UK Government and Public Sector organisations, the event immersed you within a highly tailored and dynamically structured conference space, it allowed the opportunity for discussions with industry-leading experts, discover ground-breaking case studies and increase our understanding of the latest security research and product development. The event connected like-minded individuals from a range of government departments and disciplines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://whitehallmedia.co.uk/pseictnov2021/
 
Description Co-founded a non-registered charitable organisation (2019) with the following focus: To advance the education of children and young people, predominately those aged between 9 and 19, in the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and other similar subjects of educational merit. In 2021 the charity became a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our charity goal is to bring researchers and industry practitioners from a STEM background to run educational workshops and activities as part of a Sunday Club to inspire young people in the community towards a career in STEM related fields, and allow them an initial contact with people who are active in these fields. We have run a 6 months pilot project with a cohort of over 15 young individuals. We have attended and inspired young people in other events.

The outreach activity of the charity has now resumed and we are currently planning for a similar cohort in 2022.
We will work in collaboration with the cobotmakerspace and build a portofolio for research outreach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2022
URL http://inspirefoundation.org.uk/
 
Description Connected Kitchen blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An introduction blog to Horizon's first round Agile project Connected Kitchen:

The importance of the kitchen is undeniable. We use our kitchens to store, prepare, clean, cook and entertain. Therefore, the way we perceive and behave in this area - be it commercial or family orientated - has a big impact on our own personal wellbeing, health and safety, and that of others.

Our Connected Kitchen project will use multi-sensor systems to track and model the behaviour of people in commercial kitchen environments, in particular attitudes relating to hygiene cleaning.

We are in the process of applying for Ethics approval to carry out the first phase of our work, which involves a participant survey conducted before and after they undertake a kitchen cleaning task..............
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/connected-kitchen/
 
Description Connected Kitchen mid blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A mid point blog about Horizon's first round Agile project Connected Kitchen:

The Connected Kitchen project explores manual cleaning tasks within kitchen environments with a specific focus on:

How sensor data can be used to help people understand their current cleaning behaviours and encourage more effect cleaning
How sensor data can be used for remote auditing of cleaning operation
The development of hybrid cleaning products which interact with the connected kitchen
Led by Thomas Lodge and Pepita Barnard the Connected Kitchen team recently completed their first user studies which included a cleaning task and a pre and post task questionnaire. The task included cleaning a chopping board and plate 'fouled' with a UV marker. The participants were also fitted with accelerometers to monitor their arm movements during the cleaning tasks. Following the task participants were showed UV images of the items so they could understand the effectiveness of their cleaning......
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/connected-kitchen-mid-point/
 
Description Coronavirus Discourses Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An Advisory Group was selected at the beginning of the project and has continued to input to the design of studies and activity.

Group members reported increased recognition of points raised during meetings and contributed towards plans future activity. Some members showed an interest in joining other PIP groups/new projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/project/coronavirus-discourses-linguistic-evidence-for-effective-public-he...
 
Description Coronavirus Discourses: linguistic evidence for effective public health messaging 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A project website was created to support raising awareness and dissemination activity. Other outputs (Reports) form this project have been published on the website to make them freely available to a wide audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://c19comms.wp.horizon.ac.uk/
 
Description Design of Data Diaglogues in media recommenders blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog post providing updates on the Design of Data Dialogues in Media Recommenders project:

Media recommender systems have been one of the flagbearers for the turn towards using personal data to enhance media experiences. From collaborative filtering and content-based recommenders, to demographic, knowledge based, context aware and social recommenders - the variety is diverse.

While this shift towards data-centred recommendations are often seen in a positive light, it also introduces a number of social and technical challenges around the use of personal data, which warrant attention..........................
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/design-of-data-dialogues-in-media-recommenders/
 
Description Dr Ansgar Koene participation in IEEE webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Ansgar Koene was invited to participate in an On-Demand Webinar entitled: how to design a digital world where children can thrive:

"Our expert panel discusses how the new IEEE Standard for an Age-Appropriate Digital Services Framework Based on the 5Rights Principles for Children (IEEE 2089™-2021) will equip organizations with the tools to put young people's best interests at the heart of the design of digital products and services. By following the practical steps outlined in this new framework, designers can ensure that children are catered for in the digital world"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://engagestandards.ieee.org/Childrens-2089-webinar.html?utm_source=email&utm_medium=eblast&utm_...
 
Description Dr Ansgar invite to moderate a breakout session at the UNICEF Global Forum on AI for Children 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Ansgar Koene participated as a panellist in a breakout session entitled "Ensure inclusion of and for children" during the UNICEF Global Forum on AI for Children on the 1st December
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.unicef.org/globalinsight/featured-projects/ai-children
 
Description Dr Koene chair - panel session: IEEE SCCI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Koene was invited to participate in the IIEEE SSCI 2021 symposium - an event to : To provide academia and industry with an overview of the current ethical AI landscape to discuss and debate how to establish sustainably trustworthy and responsible research and innovation.

Discussion themes include (but are not limited to):

The impact of emerging global legislation on data and AI ethics on conducting AI research and innovation.
Responsibility and Accountability in the AI decision making
Algorithm bias in machine learning
Can Industry Self-regulation Deliver 'Ethical AI'?
Sustainable and Responsible AI
Citizen involvement in conceptualisation of AI products and services to build trust.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://attend.ieee.org/ssci-2021/panel-session-using-ai-to-establish-sustainably-trustworthy-and-re...
 
Description Dr Koene presented at a Facial Recognition Technology: Challenges for International Collaboration & Governance' workshop run by the Utrecht University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Ansgar Koene presented 'Developments for AI Governance through Regulation and Standards: Globally Coordinated Deliberative Approaches vs. Reactive Policy Making in the session Global policies on FR technology and related international collaboration session on 17th November. The event was online live stream: https://livestream.acsaudiovisual.com/uu20211117
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://livestream.acsaudiovisual.com/uu20211117
 
Description Empowering Consumers by identifying hidden consensus - blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An introduction blog to Horizons Round 1 Agile project FMCG:

Modern manufacturing methods make it ever more feasible to personalise products - but how precisely do consumers know what they want? Of course, this varies - but in practice people will usually leave some uncertainty, or 'leeway', around their ideal product [Lin18], [Wan13], [Wri75]. Viewed conventionally, this can be a problem (i.e., noisy preference data), but this project aims to take advantage of the opportunities that it brings. Individual-level product personalisation can be uneconomical [Ahe19], [Tse98], however it may be possible to use the uncertainty and flexibility in consumer preferences to locate shared, or at least overlapping, areas of preference (e.g., within 'consumer-archetypes'). This approach could represent a customisation 'sweet-spot' - leading to data-driven semi-personalised goods with scope for much wider use.................
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/empowering-consumers-by-identifying-hidden-consensus/
 
Description Establishing an EDI Framework for the TAS Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of this group was to establish principles that promote EDI across the TAS network and put this into a strategic document, in the context of it involving lots of universities and partners with their own local EDI policies.

Three meetings were organised by Ben Coomber - Research Development Manager at Horizon Digital Economy Research and chaired by Professor Sarah Sharples, commencing with a kick-off session to define terms of reference for the EDI working group and plan activities (31 March 2021), a 2 h workshop to collect ideas for the TAS EDI Framework (8 April 2021), and then a third meeting to review the framework (11 May 2021).

An EDI Framework was established and is available on the TAS Hub website and derived impact involved the recruitment of a co-Chair for the EDI team going forward - Genovefa Kefalidou (University of Leicester)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/equality-diversity-and-inclusion/
 
Description Ethical Hackathon' 21 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact An 'ethical hackathon' is a novel event developed by the Human Centred Computing group at the University of Oxford. It takes a twist on the traditional hackathon format by challenging groups of participants to identify ways to embed ethical considerations into the processes of technical design and development. The event took place on the 20th and 21st of October 2021, involved postgraduate students at Horizon CDT University of Nottingham, and was facilitated by Dr Liz Dowthwaite and Dr Helena Webb (Horizon Institute, UoN) who gave an introduction about algorithmic controversies and a summary of the key work within UnBias, ReEnTrust and TASHub within Horizon and, divided the students in 4 groups and invited them to discuss issues connected to algorithmic discrimination, bias and governance. After activities were completed, students were asked to work in their groups and set a design challenge to work on. The following day the teams presented their designs in front a panel of judges. The judges: Dr Virginia Portillo (Horizon, UoN), Dr James Sprinks (Earthwatch Europe) and Dr Laurence Brooks (DMU) gave feedback on the presentations and prizes were awarded.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Future Festivals - Bubbles blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "The arrival of the Omicron Variant (still sounds like the name of a modern jazz combo to me) and subsequent restrictions have got us thinking once again about the nature of performing online. Carolan took part in online folk club sessions in Zoom (Post 79) and contributed a pre-recorded video set to the online Nottstopping festival (Post 78) during previous lockdowns. There's little doubt that live streaming and conferencing technologies kept many musicians going during those dark times, and perhaps even brought some unanticipated advantages such as the clubs being open to people who could not normally attend in person (those who are living far away or otherwise find them inaccessible) and fuelling new kinds of creativity such as making videos. Those interested in a more detailed account of the benefits, drawbacks, and general impacts of taking folk clubs on line might like to read our paper "Producing Liveness: The Trials of Moving Folk Clubs Online During the Global Pandemic" that appeared at the Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) conference last year. However, while digital platforms may provide a valuable safety net for musical communities who are struggling to play together in extreme circumstances, no one can seriously claim that the experience of a Zoom concert is the same as being at a 'real gig', let alone a busy festival, either for musicians or the audiences to come to watch them.

Enter Bubbles. Bubbles is an attempt to create a new kind of platform for online music festivals as part of the Future Festivals project in the Horizon Digital Economy Research Centre at the University of Nottingham. Bubbles explores the idea of staging festivals in online virtual environments, shared 3D worlds in which performers and audiences can gather together. The aim is to create a rich online festival environment in which virtual performances can take place alongside other festival experiences.

The Bubbles software has been developed by Paul Tennent and Edgar Bodiaj at Nottingham and they and the wider research team are working with partners including the online festival site Stream Park and the company Live Cinema to test it out in partnership with various festivals. The first of these was Oxjam Beeston, the longstanding annual local grassroots music festival that raises funds or Oxfam and that has been a regular feature of Carolan's life over the years (Post 29, Post 70). Back in September we made our first attempt to stage a day of Oxjam performances in Bubbles as part of the wider festival, delivering one of the festival stages as a hybrid venue that could be attended by both online and physical performers and audiences........" continue reading: via https://www.horizon.ac.uk/103-bubbles/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/103-bubbles/
 
Description Future Festivals blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Introduction blog to Horizon's Co-Production Campaign project Future Festivals:

I don't know if you noticed, but 2020/21 has been a bit of a rough time for festivals. No gathering in public spaces, no public performances, no sitting around on the grass with a glass of something cold discussing the latest band or the latest comedy performance. For many, the loss of such an integral part of our summers really hurt. Of course, nothing drives innovation like adversity - countless bands, performers and festivals turned to the internet to reach their audiences - the online festival arrived all of a sudden, with everybody doing the best they could with the tools available. Going online was an imperfect solution - leading to a substantially reduced social experience for many people, and many more simply didn't attend. However, audiences were distributed and expanded, local bands and clubs saw their audiences spread across the globe, and people could suddenly access content they never could have before - all thanks to the shift online.

Horizon researchers were part of this response: delivering the "Voxjam" festivals online in August and November of 2020. Taking a step back and learning from our experiences, we now seek to consider what is the future of festivals? Taking them online was not exclusively an exercise in making them worse - there were many benefits around access, diversity, flexibility and more. In this project we question how to take and keep the best aspects of online festivals as we stand on the brink of a return to normal physical festivals. How can online festivals stay relevant when competing with real physical events, and how can we take the best of that digital experience and bring it into the physical world?............
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/future-festivals-exploring-online-and-hybrid-festival-opportunities/
 
Description Future Festivals hosted UPBEAT Festival of Culture, Learning and Wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Future Festivals project commenced with supporting Inspire Music and Stream Park to deliver UPBEAT Festival of Culture, Learning and wellbeing on the 22nd July. UPBEAT, formed an interactive 'digital park' and included local artists, community groups, schools and some of Nottingham's well-known arts organisations, including Nottingham Playhouse, Inspire Youth Arts, Inspire Libraries, Community Recording Studio and both the University of Nottingham and Trent University. In a step up from many online festivals, there were more opportunities for interaction - both with a video audience wall, so audiences and performers could see who's watching (assuming they wanted to share), and in chat at global, local and group levels. Being involved in Upbeat will helped us understand how groups consumed online festival experiences together and contributed towards informing the design of our platform (Bubbles)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/web-video-audience-and-interaction-brings-upbeat-festival-to-life/
 
Description Future Festivals hybrid event - VoxJam 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Future Festivals project supported a hybrid festival organised by Oxjam to test a new platform. This followed the Future Festivals team having conducted testing of iterations of the platform at 2 Voxjam events in 2020 (one of which was promoted by David Tennant). This event involved the team supporting in person and online audiences and performers from other physical venues around the country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/project/future-festivals/
 
Description Half time: Empowering Consumers by Identifying Hidden Consensus blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A mid point blog about Horizons first round Agile project FMCG 'Uncovering Consumer Consensus':

It has been a busy few months for the Horizon 'Uncovering Consumer Consensus' project, with progress on multiple fronts, but lots still to do!

Early in the project we began constructive discussion and engagement with another research team in Horizon, focusing on responsible research and innovation (RRI) practices in research - including a preliminary session using the 'Moral-IT' ideation card deck (Urquhart & Craigon, 2021).

Following this, Work Package 1 'Giving decision makers what they need' quickly got up to speed. Ethics approval was obtained for qualitative studies involving both:

Focus groups - with decision makers working in Research & Development at one of our large FMCG-sector industry partners,
A wider survey study - designed to cast the net wider and engage decision makers across a broader range of companies and societal roles...........
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/half-time-empowering-consumers-by-identifying-hidden-consensus/
 
Description Half-way through hoRRIzon: Responsible Research and Innovation for trusted products 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This blog summarises the research work the "hoRRIzon" Agile project has been doing during the first half of this project at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, UoN. The research team has been engaging with a wide range of stakeholders including research participants, project partners and Advisory Group members. The activities of the project have begun to demonstrate the complexity and importance of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) which will prove invaluable in setting the groundwork for future work around RRI/RI both for Horizon DER and beyond. Moving into the second half of the project these activities will continue to generate vital insights into the practice and facilitation of RRI. In addition to a greater understanding of RRI, these insights will be combined to lay the foundations for a proposed improved approach to Responsible Innovation for Horizon DER.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/half-way-through-horrizon-responsible-research-and-innovation-for-trusted-...
 
Description Helena Webb - Horizon Transitional Assistant Professor introduction blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A key feature of Horizon is our Transitional Assistant Professor fellowship scheme which recruits highly talented research fellows into the academic career track, and provides the time and space initially to allow a greater focus on developing their research portfolio and leadership skills. This blog by Helena Webb introduces her latest research:

As a socio-technical researcher I work on projects that combine elements of computer science and the social sciences. I focus on bringing in the human experience and perspective into our understanding of technology and enjoy highlighting how these human factors can positively shape technological development. Joining Horizon as a Transitional Assistant Professor allows me space to develop my research portfolio and I am excited to be bringing this approach into a new research collaboration, called "Artificial Intelligence Decision Support for Kidney Transplantation (AID-KT)"......................
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/helena-updates-us-on-her-latest-research/
 
Description Horia Maior - Transitional Assistant Professor blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog post about Horia's invite to become one of the Foundation for Science and Technology's 2002 Future Leaders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://taps.wp.horizon.ac.uk/congratulations-to-horia-maior/
 
Description Horizon Agile (round 1) project hoRRIzon Advisory Group meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Stakeholder engagement and co-creation are key to guide responsible research, design, and innovation.

The hoRRIzon project established an Advisory Group (AG) with nine national and international experts in the field. To date there have been two meetings resulting in productive discussions. The first meeting in July 2021 focused on facilitators and barriers of RRI and possible gaps in current approaches to RRI. The second meeting, held in October, addressed 'Critically Assessing RRI for Trustworthy ICT systems'. The next AG meeting will take place in January 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/half-way-through-horrizon-responsible-research-and-innovation-for-trusted-...
 
Description Human Data Interaction in Data-Driven Media Experiences : An Exploration of Data Sensitive Responses to the Socio-Technical Challenges of Personal Data Leverage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A talk was given at ACM IMX 2021 ( Online ) based on a paper that was accepted at the conference. The talk was followed by questions that helped increase interest in the concept of a PDS to support future data driven media experiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3452918.3458797
 
Description Human-Data Interaction Through Design: An explorative step from theory to practice using Design as a vehicle Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A workshop was conducted at ACM CHI 2021 that opened up the principles of Human Data Interaction to the CHI community to encourage critique and dialogue about the strengths, weaknesses, value and opportunities of incorporating HDI into the design and evaluation of technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description In December 2021 I was named one of the The Foundation Future Leaders 2022 - by the Foundation for Science and Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Foundation Future Leaders programme brings together a cohort of around 30 mid-career professionals over the course of a year, with approximately 10 representatives each from the research community, industry, and the civil service and wider public sector. Over a 12-month period, the group meet and discuss with senior figures from government, parliament, universities, large industry, SMEs, research charities and others. Just as importantly, Future Leaders present their own expertise, develop skills and make future contacts. The programme includes external visits and the development of an annual conference for a wider group of mid-career future leaders in science, technology, research and innovation.
I see opportunity provided by the Foundation of Future Leaders program as a platform to generate ongoing, open dialog with a group of people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including government, industry, and academia. I will make use of meetings, drop in sessions and conference time offered through the Foundation of Future Leaders program to lead pin-point discussions that will address both social and technical challenges in the design, regulation and operation of trustworthy and socially beneficial autonomous systems which are designed as such in principle and trusted in practice by individuals, society and government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.foundation.org.uk/Future-Leaders/Foundation-Future-Leaders-2022
 
Description Interactive virtual workshop/tutorial session at Fuzz-IEEE 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a two-hour virtual workshop/tutorial session at the Fuzz-IEEE 2021 annual conference-titled 'Capture and Handling of Uncertainty at Source - Using Intervals in AI and Why it Matters'. This covered the added-value of capturing 'uncertainty-aware' data, as well as demonstration and discussion around efficient interval-valued data capture and cutting-edge modelling and statistical analysis techniques. This included a live survey study designed to demonstrate the DECSYS software and solicit views on various aspects of Artificial Intelligence, with reporting of preliminary results being used to illustrate how capture of uncertainty in responses can provide better insights.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://attend.ieee.org/fuzzieee-2021/tutorials/#UICHU
 
Description Interview for press release about journal publication 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I was interviewed by the University of Nottingham Faculty of Science media relations manager, to provide details on a recent paper (Ellerby, Wagner & Broomell, 2021) for a university press release. This was subsequently picked up and reported on by a couple of other online news websites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/understanding-uncertainty-with-a-new-take-on-questionnaires
 
Description Invited Keynote on 'Articulating uncertainty-at-source' at SiRAcon22 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Keynote on 'Articulating uncertainty-at-source' at SiRAcon22 (Society of Information Risk Analysts Conference 2022), Virtual, May 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.societyinforisk.org
 
Description Keynote at 7th International Visual Informatics Conference 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote on "Combining digital layers and physical materials to create personalised gifting experiences" to the Visual Informatics international community sparking interest in this new topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ivic2021.uniten.edu.my/Prof_Boriana_keynote.html
 
Description MIDAS at Mid-Term blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A mid point progress blog about Horizon's first round Agile project: MIDAS

Existing systems for managing user identities are service oriented: identities are limited to a single service and often assumed to refer uniquely to a single person - a naive assumption which is contrary to real-world practice. Therefore people have to manipulate services to manage multiple identities for a single person between and within different services, select which identities to use to publish information, and collaboratively manage identities on behalf of others within a group. MIDAS aims to better understand the socio-technical complexities from the perspectives of different stakeholders and translate these into recommendations and design patterns, that contribute to alleviating concerns in this landscape...................
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/midas-at-mid-term/
 
Description MIDAS focus groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MIDAS, a Horizon Agile (round 1) project held a series of engagement focus groups to gather the understandings of the general public around sharing practices of accounts and profiles
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MIDAS focus groups round 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Horizon's Agile (round 1) project MIDAS held a second series of focus groups to elicit user feedback around design decisions made to alleviate user concerns around sharing of accounts and profiles
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MeMa 2.0 blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An update on progress in the Horizon MeMa 2.0 project:

Following from the last MeMa 2.0 blog update, the team have been working to deploy a working MeMa system into the homes of participants. This involved the development of a mobile application which can be used with Android tablets. After the development stage, work began to create an instruction manual. This explains how to interact with the interface and highlights key features such as how to add, create, and view memories. In addition to providing technical help, the manual provides space for participants to note any reflections they have when using their MeMa and provides further information on tasks for upcoming workshops they will participate in...............
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/an-exploration-of-mema-2-0/
 
Description Minimal Intervention Distributed Account System blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An introduction to Horizons Round 1 Agile project MIDAS:

In the social 'messiness' of the real-world, digital identities are not often neatly siloed within individual services and accounts. Instead they often intersect with each other, mirroring offline social interactions.

When we consider the example of digital media platforms, it is not uncommon for users to share their accounts, especially paid-for premium ones - such as Spotify Premium - with their friends, family or acquaintances. Also prevalent is the use of multiple accounts by a single user and shared profiles, wherein a subset of the account is rendered to other parties who might need support, for example children's or carer-patient profiles.......................
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/minimal-intervention-distributed-account-system-midas/
 
Description Mirror Mirror on the Wall - blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post about the TAS for Health project and the benefits gained from taking a multi-disciplinary approach
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/tas-for-health-project-blog/
 
Description Online Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An article based on a conversation about our research. bothe collaborators and the publisher want to continue to follow the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.cognitivesensations.com/our-work/conversations-on-cognition-and-control
 
Description PPI meeting with Different Strokes group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact 2 sessions with the members of the Different Strokes group in Southampton, to discuss project ideas for the TAS for Health project, and to engage them with potential research questions and methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description PPI meeting with Univerity of Nottingham MS PPI Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Attended 2 meetings of the UoN MS PPI group to discuss the TAS for Health project and talk through ideas for research questions and methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Participation in the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity Real Science in Schools Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Around 100 pupils from primary schools from across the country attended a symposium as part of the Nottingham Festical of Science and Curiosity. 3 members of the research organisation visited, along with a humanoid service robot, to interact with the pupils and engage them with the research that they had been conducting in their schools. The robot was also part of a prize-giving session at the symposium. The feedback from the teachers at the event was positive with one mentioning that 'she had never seen one chold who normally has difficulty communicating, so animated before'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://nottsfosac.co.uk/event/real-science-in-schools-symposium/
 
Description Participation in the RUSI conference on Autonomous Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation and Q&A at online RUSI conference on autonomous systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://rusi.org/
 
Description Policy Connect Stakeholder engagement workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Ansgar Koene was invited to attend a closed stakeholder engagement workshop in October chaired by Eve Lugg, Policy Manager for Data at Policy Connect: https://www.policyconnect.org.uk/

The roundtable will discuss the recently launched consultation on post-brexit reforms to the UK's data protection regime, with a specific focus on responsible innovation.

"Following the recent publication of the consultation on reforms to create an ambitious, pro-growth and innovation-friendly data protection regime that underpins the trustworthy use of data, we are hosting a roundtable to discuss this in relation to responsible innovation. Considering the UK's need to introduce agile and adaptable data protection laws that maintain high data protection standards without creating unnecessary barriers to responsible data use, we think that responsible innovation needs to be central to the conversation. Given the above, we would like to invite you to the roundtable to partake in what will be a fascinating discussion. "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.policyconnect.org.uk/
 
Description Rachel Jacobs blog: Reflections in the Mirror Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rachel Jacobs is a former CDT and Research Associate working with Horizon on projects, including Invisible : https://invisible.wp.horizon.ac.uk/ and the Future Machine: https://www.horizon.ac.uk/project/the-future-machine/. This blog describes research continuing after previous underpinning research involving 'mirror space' as part of the TAS Hub artist in residency programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.i-am-ai.net/reflections-in-the-mirror-space/
 
Description Robots Mediating Interaction - halfway point 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A mid point progress blog about Horizon's first round Agile project Robots mediation Interaction:

Our project is looking at the role of cobots in mediating interaction. Cobots are distinct from robots in that they are designed as 'collaborative' and exist alongside those working with them, as opposed to being 'caged off' for safety.

We are exploring in a limited way, how service robots are used in mediating interactions between people, how 'trustworthy' people find those interactions and how they collaborate, to achieve a complicated task.

The Cobot Maker Space at the University of Nottingham is providing an ideal testing environment for us to both develop and deliver a Wizard of Oz (WoZ) platform - which will benefit other users of the space wanting to do research with service robots. Members of our team have contributed to earlier research related to WoZ.............
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/robots-mediating-interaction-halfway-point/
 
Description Robots Mediating Interaction blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Introduction blog to Horizon's first round Agile project Robots Mediating Interaction:

Horizon's Agile project 'Robots Mediating Interaction' will develop our understanding of three key things:

How people perceive collaborative robots ('cobots') - how they think about /of them as artefacts, agents etc.
How the capabilities of cobots present advantages and disadvantages for collaborative activities with/around them, and how they compare with other technologies with similar 'capabilities' e.g., remote teleoperators.
How people 'discipline' or fit and adapt their interactions with/around cobots to manage collaborative activities.
We will explore these questions with one of the service robots in the Cobot Maker Space. This robot's capabilities include mobility, face recognition, text-to-speech, head and arm movement and the potential to carry objects in a basic way from one place to another..................
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/understanding-interaction-and-perception-in-mediated-work-with-cobots/
 
Description Series of engagement workshops with older adults, families and assisted users as part of the Memory Machine 2.0 project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of (online) workshops held with 3 categories of users to address the MeMa 2.0 app. Workshops addresses memories and welling, usability and hardware, privacy and security and reminiscence and gifting. A manual was designed to support users testing the MeMa 2.0 app
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://services.wp.horizon.ac.uk/2021/09/23/mema-2-0-call-for-participants/
 
Description SoDIS blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An update on Horizon's SoDis project:

SoDis is about visualising measures of busyness to support people's decisions about the places and spaces they visit. With that in mind, it became far too quiet with the restrictions in place for us to undertake our Human Counting Study in the Computer Science building as planned. As students returned to campus, we gained approval to run our study in UK-based university buildings by staff and students, subject to approval from building managers. We made enquiries of available WiFi data and found the busiest buildings. It will come as no surprise that they were all on University Park.

First we approached Portland Building's managers as they have the most number of visitors on any given day. The nature of the traffic through Portland's many doorways was explained to us. There were many visitors, entering and exiting from several doors. People's movements into and out of the building were multi-directional and fast-moving. It was apparent that Portland required more SoDis researchers to undertake our counting study than were available...............
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/sodis-update/
 
Description SoDis project focus groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The focus groups consisted of UoN staff, students and visitors who spent some time on the campus, and those who hadn't been on campus for some months. The aim of the focus groups are to explore what people understand by and how they respond to various visualisations of busyness.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/sodis-update/
 
Description Storytelling- Grow Your Own Adventure workshop (phase 1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We run two workshops with parents of children under 10 years to explore their views and personal experiences about their current storytelling practice and also shared short clips of a conversational agent prototype that has been developed by our team. At the end of the session participants were invited to fill in a survey. Discussions form these sessions provided insightful feedback and made us reflect upon and question opportunities and challenges or our technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Study shows trust is still at heart of NHS Covid app reluctance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release about a paper published in JMIR - Public Adoption of and Trust in the NHS COVID-19 Contact Tracing App in the United Kingdom: Quantitative Online Survey Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/study-shows-trust-is-still-at-heart-of-nhs-covid-app-reluctance
 
Description TAS for Health talk at TAS/RUSI conference "Trusting Machines?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in Day 3 of the conference, TAS Defence and security and healthcare workshops. Presented the TAS for Health project and took part in panel discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/RUSIreport-final.pdf
 
Description The Future Machine - When This Tree Blossomed 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The Future Machine appeared and we lit up the tree with light boxes made by children from Miss Bird's class at Mellers Primary School in Nottingham who have been watching as the trees blossom, doing activities to celebrate the Spring and will be leaving messages for the future, on the Future Machine. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there was a limit on how many people could meet together this year so the gathering was small, the weather had turned from a heatwave to freezing with snowy conditions in the days before. We broadcast live from the gardens (see the short clip above) and a film of the moment will be available soon. Several members of the public witnessed the event in the gardens. One woman sat on the bench under the blossom tree to smoke a cigarette and talked with us, she said it nearly made her cry when she found out what we were doing and that we had worked with the local school children.
https://www.whenthefuturecomes.net/nottingham-hub/
6 people attended the activity in person
5 messages for the future were recorded on the Future Machine
3 members of the public engaged with the activity informally
Online Audience:
257 unique page views for this event on the project website
48 views of the video on Vimeo
53 views on Facebook
63 views on Instagram
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The Future Machine - When We Met By The River 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Seven people came to a get-together at the School Hall in Backbarrow, by the River Leven, witnessed by the Future Machine. Each person had been invited to spend time with a watery place, that they had an affinity with, to consider these waters, this place and the environmental future. Each person told the story of their time with the water, we then walked down to the green bridge over the Leven, led by the Future Machine and spent time by the river. The get-together ended with food, conversation and each person talking to the future by leaving a message with the Future Machine.
https://www.whenthefuturecomes.net/cumbria-hub/
7 people attended the event in person
3 more Guardians of the Future Machine took part in activities leading up to the event
7 messages for the future were recorded on the Future Machine
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The Future Machine - When We Visited Cannington, Somerset 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Preparing for when the Future Machine and the Tree Charter Bell appears in Cannington, the artists Caroline and Rachel took a walk from Cannington to Kilve meeting people from the village including the headteacher from Cannington Primary School, the Church Warden and lead bell ringer and Lead Councillor at the Parish Council. They took readings from a tree that the collaborating artist Caroline Locke planted as a child to make a hand bell that vibrates at the same frequency as the tree - that will be rang when they return to plant new trees in the village and do a procession with the Future Machine around the village, due to take place in January 2022. As they explored they documented what they encountered along the way, including a visit to Cannington Primary School where they met 12 children (two from each class) to talk to them about
the project.
3 people attended meetings with the artists
Online:
21 unique page views for this activity on the project website
27 people engaged with documentation of this activity on Facebook
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The Future Machine - When the Autumn Leaves Fell in Finsbury Park, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A procession around the park took place as the leaves fell, to celebrate the Autumn. Led by the Future Machine with readings and conversations by Esi Eshun, tree poems by Jo Roach and conversations about the park by Park Ranger Ricard Zanoli and Weeds and Seeds by May DeGrace. Stopping at seven trees in the park to represent the seven sisters myth and the story of the name of Seven Sisters Road that runs alongside the park. The day ended with a music performance with the musicians that have created the sounds of the Future Machine that respond live to the weather. Led by musicians Alexandre Yemaoua Dayo, David Kemp, Miles NCube, Terese and the Future Machine.
Approximately 100 people attended the activity in person although many more watched the procession as it went past in the park. 30 messages for the future were recorded on the Future Machine.
Online Audience:
37 unique page views for this event on the project website
53 views of the video on Vimeo
48 views on Facebook
48 views on Instagram
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The Future Machine - when the Future Comes blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog post about The Future Machine - when the future comes event at Finsbury park in London and video:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/the-future-machine-when-the-future-comes/
 
Description The real EV tipping point: artificial intelligence in domestic EV charging blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An introduction blog about Horizon's first round Agile project: Smart Domestic EV Charging project:

As the 26th global Climate Change Conference (COP26) commenced this week and following recent petrol shortages and soaring increase in energy prices, the imperative shift towards more sustainable fuels and patterns of consumption is evermore glaring. However, the low uptake of available smart technologies is evident of distrust in the energy sector in the UK, as well as the difficulties of achieving technology adoption in domestic life.

Horizon's Agile project 'Domesticating Electric Vehicle Charging (DEVeC)' will develop our understanding of the roles and implications of autonomy and smart technologies in residential electric vehicle charging. Over the next year, this project brings together a multi-disciplinary, multi-partner team to examine this, putting ordinary citizens central to our research through a methodology - design fictions with family interviews - that aims to get beyond the limitations of current consumer research.......................
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/the-real-ev-tipping-point-artificial-intelligence-in-domestic-ev-charging/
 
Description University of Nottingham Press Release: Study shows trust is still at heart of NHS Covid app reluctance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A University of Nottingham Press Release about Horizon and TAS Hub research addressing issues surrounding trust and the reluctance to download and use the NHS covid app, particularly among BAME communities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/study-shows-trust-is-still-at-heart-of-nhs-covid-app-reluctance
 
Description Video Production: New Forms of Public Value at the Edge: Designing for HDI and Trust in Media IoT Futures (eValuatE) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A video entitled 'New Forms of Public Value at the Edge: Designing for HDI and Trust in Media IoT Futures (eValuatE) was produced by the Horizon 'New Forms of Public Value at the Edge' project which partnered with BBC R&D, funded by PETRAS network: https://www.horizon.ac.uk/project/new-forms-of-public-value-at-the-edge-designing-for-hdi-and-trust-in-media-iot-futures/. The video provides stakeholder feedback to a PDS designed as part of this project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/6XksFVAOgWA
 
Description Video presentation by the FMCG Agile project at the Association for Business Communication (ABC) Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Horizon Research Fellow Elena Nichele presented 'The Value of Capturing and Communicating Consumer Flexibility and Uncertainty In Data Drive Decision Making - Gaining Industry Perspectives' on behalf of Horizons Agile (ROund 1) project: 'Towards empowering consumers to co-design FMCGs at scale by identifying hidden consensus' at the ABC Annual Conference on 22nd October 2021 (virtual conference)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/o7vgZ6Fl8pk
 
Description Video-recorded presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Released a video-recorded presentation on the Horizon YouTube to update about the most recent updates after the first focus group with the industry partners on the Horizon project Uncovering Consumer Consensus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/odnyPvaGqAA
 
Description What do Voice Interface Experts Think About Design Guidelines? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog written about Krishika H Khemani, a Horizon intern on her research related to Voice User Interfaces, conversational AI and the conversation design across the board, under the supervision of Stuart Reeves (Transitional Assistant Professor)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://medium.com/voice-interfaces-and-hci/what-do-voice-interface-experts-think-about-design-guide...
 
Description WiseParks blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog written by James Pinchin, providing updates on the WiseParks project:

I was recently approached by a journalist who is writing an article on the impact of covid-19 on park life, after having come across the WISEParks project. During the WISEParks project we developed a small device called a 'WISEBox' which can count the number of WiFi enabled devices passing within about 30m of the box.

Working with Nottingham City Council (NCC) we deployed these boxes around two large parks in Nottingham. Known as 'destination parks' both of these parks are the sort of place you'd make an effort to visit. You might go for a walk, a run, a swim, use the playground or hire a boat. Regardless of your reason for visiting the park, NCC were interested in using visitor counts to provide evidence for the effect of expensive park improvements, plan new concessions or simply plan maintenance..................
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/wiseparks-blog-update/
 
Description Workshop - The Future Machine 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop was held in Christchurch Gardens, Nottingham with 60 children from Mellers Primary School in April 2021. Rachel also worked with a teacher at Mellers Primary School to run activities in her class to prepare for an intervention at Christchurch Gardens with 38 children in April 2021. 30 light boxes were created by Mellers Primary School and used in the intervention at Christchurch Gardens. Rachel also held a session at Cannington Primary School, Somerset meeting the headteacher and 2 children
from every class, gifting them instructions for drawing and writing messages for the future, future quests were printed by the Future Machine and postcards with images of the Future Machine in July 2021 and 30 messages for the future sent by post to the Future Machine to be recorded onto the machine. Rachel arranged a meeting with a teacher from Stroud Green Primary School, London to set up workshops for November 21 and is meeting with a teacher from the Lakes School, Cumbria to discuss working with her towards activities with the school next year
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Workshop - Towards Consumer Consensus (FMCG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professionals, working at one of our industry partners (a leading company in the FMCG sector), participated in a focus group, organised by the 'Towards Consumer Consensus' project to gain industry perspectives on capture and communication of consumer preference uncertainty. A video was produced post Focus Group 1 and can be found on YouTube: https://youtu.be/odnyPvaGqAA.

Following this workshop two further workshops were organised - one in 2021 and in 2022 expanding further on insights gained from first activity and covering practical issues including potential ethic risks and barriers to adoption. Results were also reported back to the audience from previous work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/project/towards-empowering-consumers-to-co-design-fmcgs-at-scale-by-identi...
 
Description Workshop on health scenarios for TAS All Hands workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented an online workshop on creating scenarios to do with Health care technologies in the home ath the TAS All Hands meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description hoRRIzon blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A introduction blog to Horizons Round 1 Agile project: hoRRIzon:

Technology is developing with overwhelming speed. Innovation in the technology sector is the source of great benefits to humanity but conversely also great harm. Through enabling technology developers and researchers to identify, understand and produce, not only what is possible but what is needed and wanted by society, technological innovation can promote social goods such as freedom, wellbeing and fairness whilst minimising harms both intentional and unintentional. With technology embedded in every single aspect of our everyday life and the digital economy becoming omnipresent, helping innovators to identify and follow a societally desirable course is vital.

Does this require other forms of innovation? A time to for innovators to take a different perspective(s) on their products? A time for more reflexivity? A time for slow innovation or slow computing? These are some examples of questions than may help steer this societally desirable course. Definitely this is an opportunity to re-think anticipation, inclusion, reflexivity and responsiveness in this area of rapid growth................
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.horizon.ac.uk/move-fast-and-break-things-or-is-it-time-for-more-reflective-approaches-to...