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Creating 3D environments for virtual experiences 1/2: 360° Video and 3D Modelling

As part of our goal to create a 3D bar for beer tasting experiments – described in our guest blog post by Marit Nijman, researcher in the Sensory Science Centre – we are currently experimenting with a variety of technologies that can be used to capture and recreate realistic 3D environments. In this blog post, …

Cloud Computing for Research

Recently more and more services are moving towards the cloud, it’s a relentless march and one that we can’t and shouldn’t ignore. My work and personal email accounts are now entirely cloud based, at home we download TV programs and films from the cloud and while I write this blog I’m listening to some music …

Digital Research Week: Meet our Keynote Speakers

We are proud to introduce our three Keynote Speakers who will be providing their insight into the challenges and opportunities of Digital Research. All three speakers have extensive knowledge of both academic and industrial research and will be contributing their strategic vision to help researchers at the University of Nottingham envision the future of research. …

Introducing the Digital Research Week

Save the date: a month from now, Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, and the Digital Research Team, are organising a Digital Research Week to empower our researchers within the digital environment. We’re offering a collection of modular events over all UK campuses to showcase the present and envision the …

Creating a virtual bar for a beer tasting experiment

This is a guest blog by Marit Nijman, PhD student in the Sensory Sciences Centre of the School of Biosciences. Do you think you would feel differently about a beer if you have it in a pub as opposed to a plain white room? My PhD research has shown that consumers’ responses to products can …

What are Agile processes and how do they relate to research?

In a previous post, we’ve discussed how we’re using Agile methods to deliver Research Data Management (RDM) services. We now explain what these methods are, and how they relate to the way researchers work. Agile methods have their roots in the world of software development. Traditionally, software would be developed the same way as other …

Our approach to delivering Research Data Management services

As part of a broader Digital Research Environment Strategy which the University’s Information Services are delivering – a strategy described in our envisioning video – we have started working on creating new Research Data Management (RDM) services. There are multiple reasons for us to commission new RDM capabilities: First, it’s part of the normal life cycle …

Corrupt Kitchen VR Dev-Diary 3

Paul Tennent,  Research Fellow, Mixed Reality Lab Welcome to the next section of the Corrupt Kitchen VR development diary. Today we’re going to talk about the events and aspects of the system beyond the core task of burger making. These fall largely under the separate headings of ‘health and safety’ and ‘corruption’. In general, Corrupt …

When Law and Computer Science Collide: How an interdisciplinary project is letting me do more than I could on my own

Richard Hyde It’s not that I wasn’t interested in using technology in my research; I’m just not sure I had ever seen a way to combine virtual reality with food regulation, my rather specialist research area. So it was with some trepidation that I stepped into a meeting with Stuart Moran and Jan Mayer-Sahling, which …