PhD, BEng Hons, MBCS
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Edinburgh Beltane Public Engagement Fellow
Shoogleit.com Creator and Administrator
Latest Work & News:
As a research associate and Edinburgh Beltane public engagement fellow I aim to create innovative and social tools using advanced 3D graphics, data capture systems, social technologies and web application for the purpose of understanding how observers (customers and buyers) perceive objects and designs. Currently I’m an RA at the TextureLab (www.macs.hw.ac.uk/texturelab) at Heriot Watt University and my field of work is a cross-disciplinary combination of computer science, psychophysics (applied psychology), fashion/design and social technologies.
I have created interactive installations for the Heriot Watt Fashion exhibition at Dovecot Studios Edinburgh, were visitor could play with interactive designs from student designs. I have also created a free web application called shoogleit (www.shoogleit.com) that allows anyone to create highly-interactive web media to show visually rich products and goods online. In addition, I have also publish various academic papers in various fields, as well I have developed crowd source interfaces and associated technology for obtaining, analysing and aggregating observers’ responses almost instantly. At the same time, I had the pleasure of creating applications and helping various industrial partners like IKEA communications, fashion outlets, art galleries and various other SMEs.
Recently, I was awarded the ‘individual’ Heriot Watt University Principal’s Public Engagement prize for my efforts to engage the wider public using interactive technologies to produce eye catching online representation of objects whilst working with researchers, shops, galleries and museums.”
Selected Journal and Conference Publications:
Improving Product Browsing whilst Engaging Users, Padilla, S., Halley, F. and Chantler, M., Digital Engagement ’11, November 15-17, Newcastle, 2011.
Shoogleit.com – Engaging Online with Interactive Objects, Padilla, S and Chantler, M., Digital Engagement ’11, November 15-17, Newcastle, 2011.
Interactivity to Enhance Perception: Does Increased Interactivity in Mobile Visual Presentation Tools Facilitate More Accurate Rating of Textile Properties?, Orzechowski, P. O., Atkinson, D., Padilla, S., Baurley, S. and Chantler, M., MobileHCI, 2011.
The Affective Experience of Handling Digital Fabrics: Tactile and Visual Cross-modal Effects, Wu, D., Wu, T., Singh, H., Padilla, S., Atkinson, D., Chantler, M. and Baurely, S., Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII’11, Menphis, 2011.
Perceived Roughness of 1/fβ Noise Surfaces, Padilla, S., Drbohlav, O., Green, P. R., Spence, A. and Chantler, M., Vision Research, 48(21):2193-203, 2008.
Perceived Properties of 1/fβ Noise Surfaces, Green, P. R., Shah, P., Padilla, S., Chantler, M., Perception 37, ECVP Abstract Supplement page 47, 2008.
Perceived Characteristics of 1/fβ Noise Surfaces , Padilla, S., Green, P.R. and Chantler, M., European Conference on Visual Perception, Utrecht, Netherlands. August 24th-28th, 2008.
Perceived Directionality of 1/fβ Noise Surfaces, Shah, P., Padilla, S., Green, P. R., and Chantler, M., Proc. of 5th Symp. on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization, pp.203, 2008.
Perceived Roughness of Textured Surfaces, Green, P. R., Padilla, S., Drbohlav, O. and Chantler, M., Perception, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 305, 2007.
Measurement of Perceptual Roughness in Fractal Surfaces, Padilla, S., Drbohlav, O., Green, P. R. and Chantler, M., Proc. CIE Expert Symposium on Visual Appearance, Paris, France, 2006.
Please follow the link below to my Google Scholar profile if you wish to download any of my publications: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=jVOjjFsAAAAJ
Awards, Teaching, Exhibitions and Other:
Schlumberger Award in Programming Skills 2003.
Lab Mentoring – Computer Graphics – Heriot-Watt University 2005.
CIE Expert Symposium on Visual Appearance, Paris, France 2006.
HW-IMRC Conference Edinburgh – Scotland 2008.
HW-IMRC Conference Edinburgh – Scotland 2009.
Fashion Shoot – Exhibition and Fashion Show, ‘Representation: Presentation’ – Davecot, Edinburgh.
Seminar – Galashields Campus – 2010.
HW-IMRC Conference Edinburgh – Scotland 2010.
Various University Talks and Seminars 2004-2010.
Maintain and Contribute various blogs, instructables, videos and websites, present.
Edinburgh Beltane Public Engagement Fellow 2011.
Capture the Heriot Watt University Graduate Fashion Show 2011.
Interactive Exhibition at Dovecot Edinburgh 2011.
Heriot Watt University Principal’s Public Engagament Individual Award 2011.