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IADT Psychologists contribute to BPS article on psychology education

Dr Nicola Porter and Dr Brendan Rooney were two of the international experts consulted for the Educating Europe article by Peter Reddy, Stephan Dutke, Ioulia Papageorgi and Helen Bakker in the December issue of the BPS The Psychologist magazine. The ...
03 December 2014

Psychological Society of Ireland 44th Annual Conference in Kilkenny, Nov 12th-16th...

There was a great representation of IADT Psychology lecturers and post-graduate students at the Psychological Society of Ireland 44th Annual Conference held in Kilkenny from Nov 12th- 16th, 2014. Presentations or co-authorships were made by Dr. Br...
28 November 2014

The 5th Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning (iGBL) - hosted at IADT

The 5th Irish Symposium on Game Based Learning (iGBL2015) will be held at IADT in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin. The Irish Symposium on Game Based Learning, now in its fifth year, provides a forum for academics, students and practitioners to dissemina...
12 November 2014

First year programming 'Scratch-athon' winner Joseph Labastida

Well done to first year Multimedia student Joseph Labastida whose Scratch game 'Pokémon Battle' was voted best game in the first year 'Scratch-athon'. This event ran as part of the first year programming module. Each student created their own interac...
06 October 2014

IADT lecturer leads Mindfulness workshop at Griffith College 18 September 2014

Dr John Greaney was invited to lead a workshop on mindfulness and education to lecturers at Griffith College on 18 September 2014. John was invited by Fiona O Riordan, the Head of Centre for Promoting Academic Excellence at Griffith College, who is w...
23 September 2014

AVMT graduate Darragh Bambrick film maker

IADT graduate Darragh Bambrick, (DL702, Audio Visual Media Technology), is fast gaining a reputation one of best new film makers of recent years. Having completed film projects for RTE and others, Darraghs latest work, a short exploration of the new ...
23 September 2014

MSc in Cyberpsychology 14-15 Student Induction 20 September 2014

We are delighted to welcome eighteen new students onto the MSc in Cyberpsychology for 2014-2015. They will do modules Principles of Psychology Online, Critical Research: Foundations, Futures and Skills and the Psychology of AI-VR this year. These ...
20 September 2014

MSc in Cyberpsychology research published by Psychology Press

Lecturers and graduates of the CCTA at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) recently contributed to a reader on Cyberpsychology and New Media (published by Psychology Press). The book features the research of seventeen graduates of ...
31 October 2013

IADT lecturers publish book examining the psychology of cybercrime

Lecturers in the CCTA at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) have recently published a textbook examining the psychology of cybercrime. Dr. Grainne Kirwan and Dr. Andrew Power co-authored Cybercrime: The Psychology of Online Offenders,...
31 October 2013

IADT lecturers awarded funding under IOTI Postgraduate Scholarship Initiative 2013

Dr. Grainne Kirwan and John Buckley of the Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies were recently awarded funding for a postgraduate student to complete Masters level research examining the potential use of virtual reality in the improvement of...
31 October 2013

Psychology graduate shortlisted for International Undergraduate Awards

Anne Kelly a 2013 graduate of Bsc(Hons) in Applied Psychology has been highly commneded and shortlisted for the Undergraduate Awards in the Psychology category for her essay Evaluation of how well theories of crime explain the existence of juvenile c...
18 September 2013

CCTA graduate awarded PhD

Lucie Corcoran a CCTA graduate has just been awarded a PhD by TCD. Her dissertation was Traditional Bullying and Cyberbullying at Post-Primary School Level in Ireland: Countering the Aggression and Buffering its Negative Psychological Effects. Luc...
28 June 2013

AVMT graduate finalist in Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Competition 2013

Congratulations and commiserations to Darren McKenna AVMT graduate one of three finalists in the Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineers Award 2013 Level 7 competition at Engineers Ireland yesterday. Darrens project is SecureLine, an Inter...
11 June 2013

CCTA researcher - honourable mention for paper at Chicago International Conference...

Dr Tim McNichols presented at paper on Engaging Social Media as a Teaching and Learning Aid: Collectible Trading Cards at the Chicago International Conference on June 4th 2013. His paper was selected for honourable mention by the conference - congrat...
11 June 2013

Showcase 2013

Congratulations to students graduating from our audio visual media technology, cyberpsychology, multimedia and psychology programmes on the excellent Showcase on Wednesday 15 May 2013. Over one hundred students presented their independent project...
18 May 2013

Ingenious: Engineering and Creativity @IADT Engineers Week 2013

The IADT Department of Technology and Psychology in association with The Drawing Project is holding an exhibition to celebrate Engineers Week Ingenious 2013: Engineering and creativity @IADT on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February 2013. Do come alon...
22 February 2013

CCTA becomes part of the Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies @IADT

There have been exciting and innovative changes at CCTA. In September the new Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies was set up at IADT with Andrew Power Head of School of Creative Technologies as Head of the new Faculty. There are three depa...
07 February 2013

IADT VLab mentioned on Readidea.com

Readidea.com have mentioned the IADT VLab (virtual reality laboratory) in a recent issue of their online magazine. They write: The hole was bridged by a single narrow plank and I was asked to cross the gaping rent in the ground. Despite know...
01 February 2013

Public lectures on the Psychology of New Media and Digital Piracy

IADT is pleased to announce two public events that are being held as part of the Innovation Dublin 2012 festival. Both events are free, and examine human behaviour in relation to technology, the Internet, and digital piracy. The Psychology o...
12 October 2012

IADT research presented at Cyberpsychology and Computer Psychology Conference (CyC...

Andrew Power, Nicola Fox-Hamilton and Grainne Kirwan presented research at the Cyberpsychology and Computer Psychology Conference on 16th-17th July. This conference was organised by the University of Bolton Computer and Cyberpsychology Research Unit ...
19 July 2012

IADT lecturers present research at AISB/IACAP World Congress

Dr. Brendan Rooney and Dr. Grainne Kirwan presented research findings at the AISB (Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour) and IACAP (International Association for Computing and Philosophy) World Congress in Birm...
13 July 2012

CCTA Researcher Presents at Security and Human Behaviour Conference, New York

Dr. Grainne Kirwan recently attended and presented at the Security and Human Behavior 2012 conference (www.schneier.com/shb2012/ ), held in the New York offices of Google from 3rd - 5th June 2012. The conference was organised by Bruce Schneier (...
12 June 2012

Cyberpsychology update

IADT was delighted that its MSc in Cyberpsychology was shortlisted for the Postgraduate Course of the Year Award 2012 (IT category) organised by GradIreland in association with the Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS). The shortli...
18 May 2012

IADT Student wins best undergraduate presentation at PSI Annual Student Congress

PSI Annual Student Congress QUB 24 March 2012 IADT student wins annual psychology student congress. Psychology students from all over Ireland gathered in Belfast on Saturday to present their research. Louise Cooper 4th Year BSc (Hons) in Applied ...
27 March 2012

CCTA Update March 2012

This has been a busy term at the CCTA. The Department of Learning Sciences seminars have concluded. This term there were three talks. Bernard Jackman spoke on how to create a winning mindset in January, Dr Elizabeth Nixon from TCD spoke her research ...
27 March 2012

Guest lecture by Dr. Michael Cooke, Trinity College Dublin

IADT staff and students are invited to a guest lecture by Dr. Michael Cooke, Research Fellow at the Aerospace Psychology Research Group, Trinity College Dublin. This lecture is entitled: Humans, operations and organisations: A holistic approach t...
12 March 2012

CCTA staff present at the APWG eCrime Researchers sync-up

CCTA staff Andrew Power and Grainne Kirwan attended and presented at the APWG (Anti-Phishing Working Group) eCrime Researchers sync-up in University College Dublin on March 7th and 8th. The Anti-Phishing Working Group is a non-profit global associ...
12 March 2012

Cyber crime book published by CCTA researchers

CCTA is delighted to announce the publication of The Psychology of Cybercrime by Dr Grainne Kirwan and Andrew Power. The Psychology of Cybercrime is designed as a source for researchers and practitioners in the disciplines of criminology, cyberps...
06 February 2012

CCTA January 2012

CCTA has a busy start to the year. It hosted with IADT a visit from Dan Tani a NASA astronaut last Thursday 12 January. Astronaut Tani talked about the psychology of space and how being in the International Space Station is managed from a pscyhologic...
16 January 2012

Events 28-30 November

A lot of activity this week at the CCTA. There was a teaching and learning seminar on Academic Integrity by Dr Sharon Flynn of CELT NUI Galway on Monday 28 November. On 30 November two IADT colleagues presented a Brown Bag lunch on Blackboard...
30 November 2011

CCTA at IADT Graduation 16 November 2011

Graduates from the Multimedia, Audiovisual Media Technology, Psychology and Cyberpsychology programmes were presented with their parchments by Dr Annie Doona IADT President at the annual ceremony at the RDS on 16 November. Kevin Power was presented w...
17 November 2011

PSI 2011 Annual Conference 11-13 November 2011

CCTA researchers Dr Nicola Porter, Dr. Olivia Hurley and Cliona Flood presented papers at the Psychological Society of Ireland 2011 Annual Conference. Dr Porter presented The Brain Game: a novel learning and assessment tool for neuropsychology as par...
14 November 2011

NAIRTL Award of Teaching Excellence 2011

CCTA is delighted that Dr Marion Palmer Head of Department of Learning Sciences has been awarded a 2011 National Academy for the Integration of Research Teaching and Learning Award of Teaching Excellence. Marion was presented with the award by Minist...
12 November 2011

Cyberpsychology Innovation Dublin events at IADT

As part of Innovation Dublin 2011, the CCTA is hosting two cyberpsychology related seminars which are open to the general public. The first event - Innovative Research in Cyberpsychology - which was held on 26th October, 2011 showcased some of the...
30 October 2011

Forthcoming visits by Mark McNally and Harry Youtt

Mark McNally (Head of Usability, Frontend) will talk about his work role and what it is like to work in usability Friday 28th Oct, 4pm (A021) Harry Youtt (formerly UCLA) Friday 2nd December, 3pm (A021) MULTI-MEDIA PRODUCTION AND NON-LINEAR...
17 October 2011

CCTA Researcher presented at DRHEA Undergraduate Research Conference 12 October

Liam Challenor is about to start his masters research at the CCTA. Liam completed the BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology this year and presented his undergraduate research project at the DRHEA Undergraduate Research Conference at DCU on 12 October. For...
10 October 2011

CCTA Researcher wins DotIE Net Visionary Award

April Meyer, won the award for Best Mobile App Developer at the DotIE Net Visionary awards, hosted by the Irish Internet Association on Friday 30 September. April was nominated for her work on the Apptivate product from Furious Tribe. April is comple...
03 October 2011

Design Competition award at Mobile HCI 2011 conference in Stockholm

08-09-2011 IADT researcher receives Design Competition award at Mobile HCI 2011 conference in Stockholm Dr John Greaney of the Department of Learning Sciences was awarded third prize in the Mobile HCI Design Competition at the 2011 Mobile HCI c...
09 September 2011

CCTA at Education Conferences April 2011

CCTA was delighted to have researchers present and chair sessions at various education conferences this April. Andrew Power and Marion Palmer presented at the Fifteenth Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management ...
18 April 2011

IADT Students win the prize for the best Windows 7 Phone application for their Exp...

IADT Students win the prize for the best Windows 7 Phone application with their Explorawalk application at the Microsoft Irish Imagine Cup software design final today. We congratulate Emmanuelle Cerovic-Bunn, Louise Macaulay, Sean Bolger and Jessi...
14 April 2011

PSI Student Congress 2011 Success

Congratulations to CCTA students successful at the 2011 Psychological Society of Ireland Student Congress held in UCC. Eight of our final year psychology students presented their work, along with three of the students from the MSc in Cyberpsychology....
04 April 2011

Imagine Cup 2011 Software Design Competition - CCTA projects in finals 13, 14 Apri...

CCTA is delighted to announce that three of the 12 shortlisted projects for the Irish final of the Imagine Cup Software Design Competition are from the School of Creative Technologies at IADT. The three projects are: 1 Agritext 2 Exploraw...
05 March 2011

Cyberpsychology Research Projects 2011

The MSc in Cyberpsychology students presented their research projects today. There was a wide range of projects including: - exploring gender stereotyping in science career websites - how use of the social web can improve online education - rememb...
19 February 2011

Europlat

CCTA is delighted to announce that IADT is an Associate Member of Europlat the European Network for Psychology Learning and Teaching http://www.europlat.org. Europlat exists to: - enhance the quality of teaching and student learning in psychology...
10 February 2011

Certificates in Cyberpsychology & Sport Psychology Awarded 8 December 2010

Special Purpose Award Certificates in Sport Psychology and Cyberpsychology Graduation On Wednesday evening, 8th December 2010, at 7pm in A019, in order to celebrate students receiving their Special Purpose Award Certificates in Sport Psychology an...
10 December 2010

CCTA Students graduate 10 November

CCTA is delighted that students of the MSc in Cyberpsychology graduated at the IADT Graduation ceremonies on 10 November in the RDS. This is the second cohort to be awarded the degree and Mark Siggins was awarded the Best Student of the Year. Congrat...
15 November 2010

CCTA authors publish chapter on Online Identities in Virtual Worlds

Andrew Power and Grainne Kirwan have just published a chapter on Online Identities in Virtual Worlds in Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice. The book is edited by colleagues in the DIT and cont...
19 August 2010

School of Creative Technologies Showcase 2010

The annual School of Creative Technologies Showcase took place on Wednesday 12 May at 8.30 am. On display was project work from the School; from the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and research students. We all enjoyed this celebration of s...
11 May 2010

Student success at Psychological Society of Ireland Student Congress 2010

Two students from the MSc in Cyberpsychology and one from the BSc in Psychology Applied to IT presented their research projects at the PSI Student Congress at the University of Ulster, Coleraine on Saturday 17th April. The quality of their presentati...
22 April 2010

Cyberpsychology graduate wins Irish Blog Award 2010

Sinead Cochrane was a joint winner at the 2010 Irish Blog Awards for the best Technology Blog/Blogger. Sinead considers her blog http://www.sineadcochrane.com/ a technology and psychology sandwich, with an order of life on the side. Sinead is a gradu...
12 April 2010

Programmatic Review

The School of Creative Technologies is delighted to welcome the international panel of experts to the institute for the Schools five yearly programmatic review. We look forward to showing off the best of what we do and learning from the panels ins...
11 March 2010

CHI 2010 Student Design Competition

CCTA is delighted to announce that one of the papers by the DL141 3rd year students – Louise Macauley, Siobhan Kavanagh and Emmanuelle Cerovic-Bunn – has been accepted to the finals of the CHI Student Design Competition 2010 http://www.chi2010.org/a...
02 March 2010

CCTA Students Graduate November 2009

Two CCTA research students graduated with MSc by Research at IADT Graduation ceremonies yesterday. Lucie Corcoran researched Cyberbullying: A New Dimension to an Old Problem. Lucie was supervised by Dr Irene Connolly and Professor Mona O Moore of...
12 November 2009

CCTA at PSI Conference November 2009

CCTA attended PSI 39th Annual Conference in Wexford from 5th to 8th November. Dr Irene Connolly presented her research on cyberpbullying - Prevalence Rates of Cyberbullying: National versus International. This presentation on cyberbullying was very...
12 November 2009

08/09 Overview

In November, the CCTA was delighted to announce the first MSc by research graduation. Niamh Caprani was awarded an MSc by research for her dissertation The Design of a Prospective Memory Aid for Older Adults, Multiminder at the IADT graduation in the...
08 July 2009

Showcase 2009 - Student work in the School of Creative Technologies

Showcase 2009 - the annual presentation of student project work in the School of Creative Technologies took place on Wednesday 13 May 2009. As usual the graduating students from: Multimedia DL131/DL142/DL143, Digital Media Technology DL132 and ...
16 May 2009

Harry Youtt Seminar - Brain research, multimedia and creativity 12 May 2009

Harry Youtt gave a public lecture on advances in brain research that have mapped creative processes, together with his own practical work writing for multimedia, hypertext (nonlinear) fiction writing, and information design off-line and online. S...
16 May 2009

MSc Graduation April 2009

CCTA is delighted to announce the first MSc by research graduation. Niamh Caprani was awarded an MSc by research for her dissertation The Design of a Prospective Memory Aid for Older Adults, Multiminder at the IADT graduation in the Hugh Lane Gallery...
23 April 2009

IADT Students at CHI 2009 Student Design Competition

The annual CHI conference is the leading international forum for the exchange of ideas and information about human-computer interaction (HCI). CHI 2009 will be held in Boston, MA, USA. Many of the pioneering computer companies had their home in the B...
02 April 2009

IADT Successful with Robocode

Congratulations to the IADT team of Alan Clifford, Trevor Ledwidge and Nicholas Cunningham who came sixth out of twelve teams in the Robocode competition hosted by Tipperary Institute in Thurles last Thursday, 12th March. The twelve teams were drawn...
24 March 2009

Imagine Cup 2009 - CCTA students receive award in Irish final 30 April 2009 TCD Sc...

Healthtext - the health awareness system prototype designed by Dara Parkes, Oluwaseuin Adams. Keelan Carberry and Claire Coleman were awarded an Innovator Accelerator Award at the Imagine Cup final on 30 April 2009 in TCD. Two teams from IADT too...
23 March 2009

Positive psychology in a nutshell

Positive psychology in a nutshell: the latest discoveries of the science of well-being. By Dr. Ilona Boniwell, University of East London The School of Creative Technologies in IADT ( Institute of Art, Design and Technology) in Dun Laoghaire hoste...
26 February 2009

PSI Annual Conference 20-23 November 2008

CCTA is attending the PSI Annual Conference 2008 in Tullow Co. Carlow. Dr Grainne Kirwan is making a presentation entitled Juror behaviour in black-hat hacker trials. Dr Olivia Hurley is presenting on Teaching Ethics and Research Methods Using P...
21 November 2008

Eye Movement Research

In November we were visited by Brendan Rooney and his colleagues from UCD. Brendan presented his work using eye tracking technology to explore attention to aversive stimuli and how it relates to emotional sensitivity. Conor O Malley and Lauren Kavana...
21 November 2008

NAIRTL Conference 13, 14 November WIT

CCTA attended The National Academy for Integration of Research and Teaching and Learning 2nd Annual Conference. The conference titled Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Challenging Assumptions took place in Waterford Institute of Technology on...
21 November 2008

HEAnet National Networking Conference 2008

CCTA presented on behalf of IADT at the HEAnet National Networking Conference 2008 in Kilkenny on 13 November. For further information see http://www.heanet.ie/conferences/2008/programme.php. ...
21 November 2008

Visit by Dr Simon O Sullivan of Goldsmiths College

Simon O Sullivan is visiting IADT on Monday 13th October There will be a Lecture on Monday 13th October at 630 pm entitled THE PRODUCTION OF THE NEW AND THE CARE OF THE SELF This will be based on Simons work on Deleuze and will end with a d...
08 October 2008

CCTA researchers are working on IADT CAVE project

IADT has received R&D infrastructure funding of €560k from Enterprise Ireland to develop an immersive virtual reality system.The system, CAVE (Automatic Virtual Environment), will immerse users in ambionic sounds and high-end 3D graphic environme...
10 September 2008

Dr Paul Silvia author of How to Write a Lot visits CCTA

Paul Silvia Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro visited CCTA and IADT this week. His research concerns emotional aspects of art and aesthetics, particularly the emotion of interest, as well as the psychol...
10 September 2008

Research in Virtual Environments Training, University of Santa Barbara, California...

Dr. Gráinne Kirwan attended a five day seminar in using virtual environments for research from 14th-18th July 2008 in the University of Santa Barbara. There were a total of 12 attendees on the seminar, from Europe and America, and from a variety of b...
21 August 2008

Research News - Strand 1 for CCTA

CCTA was awarded a 2008 Science and Technology Technological Sector Research Strand 1 project. Dr Grainne Kirwan and Marion Palmer submitted a proposal "Evaluation of Cognitive Skills Improvements using Technological and text-based skills traini...
21 June 2008

Professor Sean McGrath

On Monday 26 May 2008, Professor Sean McGrath of Memorial University Newfoundland gave a public lecture entitled "Toward a Technology that Allows the Beautiful to Occur" This was a most interesting and stimulating lecture that was w...
21 June 2008

3D Barcamp, University of Limerick, 24th May 2008

The 3D barcamp in the University of Limerick was an informal conference held on 24th May 2008. I spoke on Cyberpsychology - current developments in the field, possible areas of future focus, and the MSc in Cyberpsychology. Attendance at the talk was ...
21 June 2008

iHCI2008 Programme Committee

iHCI2008 the Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference takes place at UCC on September 19 and 20 on the theme of Cultures of Interaction. The call for papers is open until June 13. For more information please see http://ihci.ucc.ie/. Dr John Gr...
12 May 2008

Digital Media Technology (DMT) and Audio-Visual Media Technology (AVMT) Careers Talks

April was a busy month for careers talks to DMT and AVMT students. The Sandyford based company Digicom gave a presentation with a view to recruiting a prospective DMT graduate. Their last recruit from DMT in May 07, joined as a Junior Audio-Visual...
30 April 2008

PSI Student Congress - IADT Student Highly Commended

Colin Gallagher was awarded highly commended at the Annual PSI Student Congress held at Mary Immaculate College Limerick on 5 April 2008. Postgraduate and final year undergraduate students presented their research projects at the Congress. Congratula...
14 April 2008

PhD Supervisor Consultation Workshop at Gradcom

CCTA researchers Dr John Greaney, Dr Grainne Kirwan. Dr Christine Horn and Marion Palmer attended the PhD supervisor comsultation workshop lead by Dr. Gina Wisker of the Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Brighton at Gradcam the Gr...
12 April 2008

MSc in Cyberpsychology Applications Open

Applications are currently being accepted for September 2008 entry to the MSc in Cyberpsychology. Cyberpsychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour in the context of human-technology interaction. It encompasses all psychological phenome...
08 April 2008

Imagine Cup 2008

There are two teams in the Irish final of the Imagine Cup 2008 representing IADT and the School of Creative Technologies. This is the premier software design challenge competition and Irish students were in the top teams in the final in Korea last ye...
28 March 2008

Research Update - MAXqda Qualitative Software

CCTA now has qualitative software MAXqda http://www.maxqda.com/ for use by staff and research students. Ann Lewins of QDAS http://qdaservices.googlepages.com/home spent a day this March upskilling staff on its use. ...
28 March 2008

MSc in Cyberpsychology

The School of Creative Technologies, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology recently developed an MSc in Cyberpsychology, which enrolled its first cohort in September 2007. This is a 2-year, part-time programme which aims to provide gr...
21 November 2007

Teaching in Institutes of Technology

Marion Palmer presented papers on her research on teaching in higher education at the AISHE (All Ireland Society for Higher Education www.aishe.org) conference at NUI Maynooth and at the British Educational Research Association (http://www.bera.ac.uk...
21 November 2007

Memory Aids for Older Adults

Niamh Caprani a masters student at CCTA presented a paper Methods Used to Predict Older Adult Use of Technology Mediated Memory Aids at the Supporting Human Memory with Interactive Systems Workshop at the 2007 British HCI International Conference at ...
21 November 2007