Personal profile

Research interests

The main focus of my research is on finding novel methods and creating advanced tools to aid research strategy, collaboration and innovation. It involves a mixture of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW) and Data Science. Lately my work has been published at various international conferences including ACM CHI, BCS HCI and ACM CSCW.

My research currently impacts the areas of human-computer interaction, collaboration, perception, appearance, machine vision, fashion, art and retail. Finally, throughout the years my research have enabled me to develop various interactive tools that are currently being used at various multi-national companies, small and medium size enterprises, research councils, and independent retailers.

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Selected Research Output 2006 2017

Understanding Concept Maps: A Closer Look at How People Organise Ideas

Padilla, S., Methven, T., Robb, D. & Chantler, M. J. 14 Dec 2016 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Concept maps
Visualization
visualization
Landmarks
Immediately

Image-based Emotion Feedback: How Does the Crowd Feel? And Why?

Robb, D., Padilla, S., Methven, T., Kalkreuter, B. & Chantler, M. J. 2017 Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems. ACM, p. 451-463 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Feedback
emotions
Internet
World Wide Web
clarity

What To Study In HCI? A Reflection Based On CHI and UK Research Data

Padilla, S., Methven, T., Robb, D. & Chantler, M. J. 18 Apr 2015 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Usability
Human computer interaction
Cover

Hot topics in CHI: trend maps for visualising research

Padilla, S., Methven, T. S., Corne, D. W. & Chantler, M. J. 2014 Proceedings on Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014. ACM, p. 815-824 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Output

Perceived roughness of 1/f(beta) noise surfaces

Padilla, S., Drbohlav, O., Green, P. R., Spence, A. D. & Chantler, M. Aug 2008 In : Vision Research. 48, 17, p. 1791-1797 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Noise
Roughness
Social Adjustment
Surface Properties
Lighting

Archiving and simulation of fabrics with multi-gesture interfaces

Orzechowski, P. M., Padilla, S., Atkinson, D., Chantler, M. J., Baurley, S., Biamchi-Berthouze, N., Watkins, P. & Petreca, B. 2012 HCI 2012 - People and Computers XXVI. Birmingham: BCS

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Simulation
simulation
Gesture
Costs
Interaction

Digital Tools For The Creative Industries

Padilla, S., Orzechowski, P. & Chantler, M. J. 2012

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

industry
Industry
Output
art
marketing

Predicting Perceptions: Proceedings Of The 3rd International Conference On Appearance

Padilla, S., Chantler, M. J., Harris, J. & Pointer, M. R. 9 May 2012 1 ed. Edinburgh: Lulu Press. 216 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Observer
Predict
Psychophysics
Automobile
Compilation

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words but Can it Paint Just One?

Robb, D., Padilla, S., Methven, T., Kalkreuter, B. & Chantler, M. J. Jun 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems. ACM, p. 959-970 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Feedback
Crowds
Paint
Communication
Experiments

Well-Connected: Promoting Collaboration by Effective Networking

Robb, D., Methven, T., Padilla, S. & Chantler, M. J. 13 Feb 2016 Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. ACM, p. 90-93 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Display devices

Crowdsourced Feedback With Imagery Rather Than Text: Would Designers Use It?

Robb, D., Padilla, S., Kalkreuter, B. & Chantler, M. J. 18 Apr 2015 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, p. 1355-1364 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Feedback
imagery
communication
Visual communication
Summarization

I don't think we've met: Encouraging collaboration via topic-based search

Methven, T. S., Padilla, S. & Chantler, M. J. 2015 CSCW'15 Companion Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. ACM, p. 29-32 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Information use
Ice

Moodsource: Enabling perceptual and emotional feedback from crowds

Robb, D., Padilla, S., Kalkreuter, B. & Chantler, M. 2015 CSCW'15 Companion Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. ACM, p. 21-24 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Crowds
Mood
Glance
Summarization
Visual communication

Is British HCI Important? A topic-based comparison with CHI

Padilla, S., Methven, T. & Chantler, M. J. 9 Sep 2014 p. 365-370 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Overlap
Distinct
Modeling
Human computer interaction
modeling

Research strategy generation: Avoiding academic 'animal farm'

Methven, T. S., Padilla, S., Corne, D. W. & Chantler, M. J. 1 Jan 2014 Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW. ACM, p. 25-28 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Animals
Farms

Managing creative conversations between designers and consumers

Kalkreuter, B., Robb, D., Padilla, S. & Chantler, M. 1 Dec 2013 Futurescan 2: Collective Voices. p. 1 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Term
Experiment
Co-design
Expertise
Web-based

Intuitive large image database browsing using perceptual similarity enriched by crowds

Padilla, S., Halley, F., Robb, D. A. & Chantler, M. J. 26 Sep 2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 2 ed. Vol. 8048 LNCS, p. 169-176 8 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 8048 LNCS, no. PART 2)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Browsing
Intuitive
Image database
Human perception
Navigation

Tactile perceptions of digital textiles: a design research approach

Atkinson, D., Orzechowski, P., Petreca, B., Bianchi-Berthouze, N., Watkins, P., Baurley, S., Padilla, S. & Chantler, M. 27 May 2013 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. p. 1669-1678 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Textiles
Communication

Mobile digital engagement: creating an immersive online shopping experience for m-commerce

Perry, P., Padilla, S. & Chantler, M. 10 Dec 2012

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Browsing Abstract Art by Appearance

Padilla, S., Robb, D., Halley, F. & Chantler, M. J. 2012 Predicting Perceptions: The 3rd International Conference on Appearance. Edinburgh, 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Browsing
Navigation
navigation
browsing
art

Design Suggestions Using Similarity Information

Padilla, S. & Chantler, M. J. 2012 Digital Futures 2012: The Third Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Grouping
Design process
Sharing
Retrieval
Information use

Are single images sufficient to communicate qualities of texture-rich products?

Orzechowski, P., Padilla, S., Atkinson, D., Baurely, S. & Chantler, M. 2011

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Textiles
Textures
Animation
Multi-touch
Observer

Improving Product Browsing whilst Engaging Users

Padilla, S., Halley, F. & Chantler, M. J. 2011 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Browsing
Navigation
navigation
browsing
Blogs

Interactivity to Enhance Perception: Does Increased Interactivity in Mobile Visual Presentation Tools Facilitate More Accurate Rating of Textile Properties?

Orzechowski, P. M., Atkinson, D., Padilla, S., Methven, T. S., Baurley, S. & Chantler, M. 2011 MobileHCI'11 Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services. New York: ACM, p. 629-634 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Textiles
Interactivity
Decision making
decision making
Durability

Shoogleit. com: Engaging Online with Interactive Objects

Padilla, S. & Chantler, M. J. 2011 Digital Engagement '11. 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Websites
boring
Boring
Interactivity
Likely

Synthesising design methodologies for the transmission of tactile qualities in digital media

Atkinson, D., Watkins, P., Padilla, S., Chantler, M. & Baurley, S. 2011 Digital Engagement '11. Newcastle

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Textiles
methodology
Digital storage
Design methodology
Communication

The affective experience of handling digital fabrics: tactile and visual cross-modal effects

Wu, D., Wu, T. I., Singh, H., Padilla, S., Atkinson, D., Bianchi-Berthouze, N., Chantler, M. & Baurley, S. 2011 Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction. Vol. 6974, p. 427-436 10 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 6974)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

gender
Animation
Manipulation
Sector
World Wide Web

Perceived directionality of1/f^beta noise surfaces

Shah, P., Padilla, S., Green, P. R. & Chantler, M. Aug 2008 p. 203 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Perceived properties of1/f^beta noise surfaces

Green, P. R., Shah, P., Padilla, S. & Chantler, M. Aug 2008 p. S47 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Mathematical Models for Perceived Roughness of Three-Dimensional Surface Textures

Padilla, S. May 2008 Edinburgh: Heriot-Watt University. 174 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Model
Surface roughness
Roughness
roughness
surface roughness

Perceived directionality of 1/fbeta; noise surfaces

Shah, P., Padilla, S., Green, P. & Chantler, M. 2008 APGV 2008 - Proceedings of the Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization. p. 203-

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Perceived roughness of textured surfaces

Green, P. R., Padilla, S. M., Drbohlav, O. & Chantler, M. J. 2007 In : Perception. 36, p. 305 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

roughness

Measurement of perceptual roughness in fractal surfaces

Padilla, S., Drbohlav, O., Green, P. R. & Chantler, M. Oct 2006 CIE 2014 "Lighting Quality and Energy Efficiency", April 23 - 26, 2014, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia: Proceedings of the CIE Expert Symposium on "Visual Appearance". p. 61-66 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Roughness
Surface roughness
roughness
Fractals
Human visual system

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Edinburgh Beltane Public Engagement Fellow

Stefano Padilla (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Heriot-Watt Principal's Award for Public Engagement - Individual Winner

Stefano Padilla (Recipient), Dec 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Honourable Mention ACM CHI 2017 Research Papers and Notes

Stefano Padilla (Recipient), Thomas Methven (Recipient), David Robb (Recipient) & Michael John Chantler (Recipient), 8 May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Selected Activities 2011 2011

  • 1 Participation in Festival or Exhibition

Heriot-Watt University Graduate Exhibition and Fashion Show at Dovecot Galleries

Padilla, S. (Participant)
Jun 2011

Activity: Participation in Festival or Exhibition