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The Internet of Simulations

The Digital Research Team is working with Charlie Laughton in the School of Pharmacy to explore if computational simulations could be done differently.  In many fields, computational methods are used to generate a prediction as to how a system will behave over time. Typically the simulation is a small window in time into what is, …

Arts Impact: Storytelling Objects – Prototype and Design

In the summer, our research team started the Storytelling with Objects project and began a design session to create a set of storytelling artefacts. Our team held a design workshop on 6th June 2017 at the Mixed Reality Lab in the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham. Together with transmedia practitioners, we explored several …

Corrupt Kitchen VR Dev-Diary

The Digital Research Team are working with Computer Science, Law and Politics on developing a VR game about corruption. Dr Paul Tennent describes the on going development below: Welcome to the next section of the Corrupt Kitchen VR development diary. Today we’re going to talk a bit more about realising the game experience. First though …

FAIR in Practice?

When we talk about research data management, we often talk about researchers depositing their own data and having to identify and re-use data produced by others. However, the process of identifying suitable data and making use of other people’s data is often challenging and sometimes impossible. In a world where the volume of data is …

Developing the Corrupt Kitchen VR

The Digital Research Team are working with Computer Science, Law and Politics on developing a VR game about corruption. Dr Paul Tennent describes some of the development below: Stage 1: Building the Kitchen Environment. The first challenge for creating Corrupt Kitchen VR has been the development of the virtual environment. It would have to be …

An Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation for Research

The Digital Research Team are supporting the university’s preparations for the impending introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation. In this blog post, we introduce a summary of the main principles of the regulation, touch on some of the considerations for research and outline the ways in which the university is making preparations. 1. What …

The Corrupt Kitchen VR

The Digital Research Team are facilitating a unique digital collaboration between Computer Science, Law and Politics. Dr Paul Tennent outlines the project below: “In an effort to explore attitudes to workplace corruption in a playful manner, researchers at Nottingham University are creating a new virtual reality (VR) experience where players will run a commercial kitchen. …

“What is a qualitative researcher to do…” – Digitising a Newspaper Archive

Dr Christian Karner, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences talks about the role of his newspaper archive in his research and the positive impact of digitising it:  “What is a qualitative researcher to do when faced with an already enormous and continuously growing corpus of data? Guided by their self-definition as social scientists in search of particularistic …

The Role of Paper Prototyping in Digital Engagement

In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of both virtual reality and digital public engagement, the Digital Research Team are working with researchers School’s of Politics, Law and Computer Science to develop an interactive experience. The goal is to explore aspects of corruption and whistle blowing in the workplace through a virtual reality game. The game …

Fake News, Digital Sociology and Computerphile

The Digital Research Team have been working with Dr Christian Karner from the School of Sociology and Social Policy to enhance his research through use of different digital technologies. This led to a research project in collaboration with Dr Martin Flintham from the School Computer Science looking at Fake News. Christian recently filmed an interview …