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RA1, RA2 and RA5c: Staff and output details and Category C staff circumstances

 

Farrimond, B - Category : A

Research Groups:

1 - Research theme 1: Intelligent and Distributed Systems, 2 - Research theme 2: Temporal Modelling

RA2 - Research outputs:

Number of outputs: 4

Output number: 1 of 4

Title

Kiddy CAD: A Child Friendly Parametric Approach for 3D Modeling Software

Output type: Journal article
Journal title: Computer-Aided Design & Applications
Month/year of publication: July 2007
Pagination: 11
Volume: Volume 4(1-4)
ISSN: 1686-4360
DOI: Not supplied ?
Research group: 2 - Research theme 2: Temporal Modelling
Co-authors: Bonar-Law, J., Hetherington, R.
Other relevant details: This paper describes the development of an innovative, parameter based CAD tool for use by children as proposed in BTF4. Development has been guided by reference to existing software and a sequence of trials in primary schools. The children have found it to be fast, fun and easy to learn. It has minimal system requirements. Children are sophisticated consumers of 3D worlds and engaging creatively with ICT in the classroom is recognized as beneficial to developing multiple intelligences in children. Historically, the creation of 3D models by children has, however, been considered too difficult a process to master.

Output number: 2 of 4

Title

Dimensional Inference Using Symbol Lives

Output type: Conference contribution
Conference: Proceedings of International Conference on Software Engineering Theory and Practice, Orlando Florida, July 9-12 2007
Month/year of publication: 01/07/2007
Number of pages: 8
Media of output:
ISSN: 978-0-9727412-6-2
Research group: 1 - Research theme 1: Intelligent and Distributed Systems
Co-authors: Collins J.
Other relevant details: This paper describes a novel approach to program testing which employs the concept of symbol lives to analyse the dimensional implications of scientific equations in the user's source code without code modification. The method, implemented for Fortran programs, is fast, systematic and identifies the locations of errors in the user's source code. Methods requiring modification of large scientific and engineering programs are usually uneconomic and can be prone to error if done manually. Methods not requiring modifications are limited in what they can discover and cannot tell the user where in his program the error has been made.

Output number: 3 of 4

Title

Using 3D to Visualise Temporal Data

Output type: Conference contribution
Conference: IV04, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Information Visualization, IEEE Computer Society, 2004
Month/year of publication: 14/07/2004
Number of pages: 10
Media of output:
ISSN:
URL: Original article on web ?
Research group: 2 - Research theme 2: Temporal Modelling
Co-authors: Hetherington, R.
Other relevant details: This paper describes tools that enable historical data to be visualised as dynamic 3D models (VRML) without specialist knowledge of or extensions to VRML. The models include facilities to move back and forth in time, to hide or reveal groups of objects and to show the paths traced by and changes of shape of objects as they move through space and time. Dynamic 3D models generated from historical, time stamped data provide opportunities for insights and understanding, otherwise difficult or impossible to gain in applications as diverse as the teaching and learning of history and the analysis of aerospace experiments.

Output number: 4 of 4

Title

Compiling 3D Models of European Heritage from User Domain XML

Output type: Conference contribution
Conference: IV05, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Information Visualization, IEEE Computer Society, 2005
Month/year of publication: 06/07/2005
Number of pages: 9
Media of output:
ISSN: 1550-6037
Research group: 2 - Research theme 2: Temporal Modelling
Co-authors: Hetherington, R.
Other relevant details: This paper describes early work on the INHERIT project which involves the development of a set of tools, data and structures to enable school children to build and manage historical and three-dimensional models. A set of tools is proposed based on component-based modelling. An example data structure is described in detail. Europe has a unique heritage and culture that is largely hidden from its young people. The innovative use of ICT described here presents an opportunity to involve the young people of Europe in discovering this heritage and presenting it to others in an exciting, dynamic way.