D r G A R E T H W. Y O U N G
B.Eng. M.Sc. PhD.
Dr Gareth W. Young is a multi discipline postdoctoral researcher on the Building City Dashboards project in the National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG) at Maynooth University. He is currently responsible for assessing the design effectiveness of dashboard tools and examining alternative and multimodal platforms. He also contributes his passion for gaming and his expertise in HCI and design evaluation to the projects augmented and virtual reality research projects.
His previous research has focussed on User-Centred Design methodologies for Digital Musical Instruments (DMIs) and the evaluation of haptic feedback for DMI interactions by applying both quantitative and qualitative design evaluation methodologies. Throughout his career he has successfully designed, prototyped, and evaluated several custom interfaces by applying Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and Sprint strategies to his creative process. He is a seasoned sound engineer, part-time digital artist, casual composer, and avid gamer.
Gareth is a graduate of the Digital Arts and Humanities Structured Doctor of Philosophy programme delivered at University College Cork, Ireland (2016). He received his Master of Science degree in Music Technology from Dundalk Institute of Technology (2009), and his Bachelor of Engineering undergraduate honours degree in Sound and Broadcast Engineering from Glyndwr University (2007).
You can read more about Gareth’s academic publications, creative work, digital projects, and musical outputs, at www.GarethYoung.org and follow his personal adventures and escapades on social media: Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram. Further details can also be found on:
orcid.org/0000-0002-8763-4668 & follow Gareth W. Young on ResearchGate too.