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.

Selected Research Output 2006 2018

Improving User Confidence in Concept Maps: Exploring Data Driven Explanations

Le Bras, P., Robb, D., Methven, T., Padilla, S. & Chantler, M. J. 2018 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 404

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

Open Access
File
Strategic planning
Decision making

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

Padilla, S., Methven, T., Robb, D. & Chantler, M. J. 2 May 2017 Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, p. 815-827 13 p.

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

Open Access
File
Visualization

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

Open Access
Feedback
Internet

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

Open Access
File
Human computer interaction

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

Open Access

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

roughness
estimation method
point source
relief
texture

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

Human computer interaction
Costs

Digital Tools For The Creative Industries

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

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Animation
Marketing
Industry

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

Proceedings
Observer
Sweater
Metrology
Interaction

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

Open Access
File
Paint
Feedback
Crowds
Communication
Designer

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

Open Access
File
networking
event

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

visual communication
bank
interpretation
interview
evaluation

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

Open Access
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

Open Access
File
Feedback
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

Open Access
File
trends

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

Open Access
Farms
Animals

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

File
Visual communication
Semiotics
Computer science
Textiles
Mirrors

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

Image Database
Browsing
Intuitive
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

Open Access
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

Navigation
Self organizing maps
Navigation systems
Labels

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

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
Marketing

Improving Product Browsing whilst Engaging Users

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

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Navigation
Blogs
Self organizing maps
Navigation systems
Labels

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
Decision making
Durability
Surface roughness
Acoustic waves

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

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

Digital storage
Textiles
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

Pleasure
Textiles
Touch
Internet
Self Report

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

roughness
texture
surface roughness
geometry
parameter

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

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

Open Access
File
Fractals
Surface roughness
Fractal dimension

Prizes

Honourable Mention ACM DIS 2017 Research Papers and Notes

David Robb (Recipient), Stefano Padilla (Recipient), Thomas Methven (Recipient), Britta Kalkreuter (Recipient) & Michael John Chantler (Recipient), 13 Jun 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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 2017

  • 1 Participation in Festival or Exhibition
  • 1 Other

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

Padilla, S. (Participant)
Jun 2011

Activity: Participation in Festival or Exhibition