Biography

Dr Gareth W. Young is a multidiscipline postdoctoral researcher on the Building City Dashboards project at the National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG), NUI Maynooth. He is currently responsible for assessing the design effectiveness of dashboard tools and examining alternative and multimodal platforms. His previous research 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, and casual composer. 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 (2008). You can read more about his creative work, musical outputs, and academic publications at www.GarethYoung.org

Research Interests

Human-Computer Interaction, Haptics, Virtual Reality, Multimodal Interactions, Interaction Design, Human Performance Measurement, Interaction Modeling, Interaction Devices and Techniques, Music Technology, Computer Music, Electroacoustic Music, New Musical Interfaces, Digital Musical Instruments.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'Usability Testing of Video Game Controllers: A Case Study'
G. W. Young, A. Kehoe, and D. Murphy. (2016) 'Usability Testing of Video Game Controllers: A Case Study' In: M. A. Garcia-Ruiz (eds). Games User Research: A Case Study Approach. Boca Raton: A K Peters/CRC Press. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Haptics in Music: The Effects of Vibrotactile Stimulus in Low Frequency Auditory Difference Detection Tasks'
G. W. Young, D. Murphy, J. Weeter. (2016) 'Haptics in Music: The Effects of Vibrotactile Stimulus in Low Frequency Auditory Difference Detection Tasks'. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 10 (1):135-139 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 The Design of Tangible Digital Musical Instruments
G. W. Young and Katie Crowley (2016) The Design of Tangible Digital Musical Instruments . In: Róisín Loughran and James McDermott eds. MusTWork University College Dublin, , 10-JUN-16 - 10-JUN-16 , pp.79-85 [DOI] [Details]
2015 Vibrotactile Discrimination of Pure and Complex Waveforms
G. W. Young, D. Murphy, and J. Weeter. (2015) Vibrotactile Discrimination of Pure and Complex Waveforms Sound and Music Computing Maynooth, , 26-JUL-16 - 01-AUG-15 [DOI] [Details]
2015 HCI Models for Digital Musical Instruments: Methodologies for Rigorous Testing of Digital Musical Instruments
G. W. Young and D. Murphy (2015) HCI Models for Digital Musical Instruments: Methodologies for Rigorous Testing of Digital Musical Instruments Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research Plymouth, , 16-JUN-15 - 19-JUN-15 , pp.534-544 [DOI] [Details]
2015 Digital Musical Instrument Analysis: The Haptic Bowl
G. W. Young and D. Murphy (2015) Digital Musical Instrument Analysis: The Haptic Bowl Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research Plymouth, , 16-JUN-15 - 19-JUN-15 , pp.591-602 [DOI] [Details]
2013 Audio-Tactile Glove
G. W. Young, D. Murphy, J. Weeter (2013) Audio-Tactile Glove Digital Audio Effects Maynooth, , 02-SEP-13 - 05-SEP-13 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2012 'Twenty-first century music technology'
G. W. Young (2012) 'Twenty-first century music technology' Digital arts & humanities: scholarly reflections, . [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 Workshop Presentation.
G. W. Young (2016) Workshop Presentation. [Oral Presentation], EuroHaptics, London [Details]
2016 Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference.
G. W. Young (2016) Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference. [Oral Presentation], SIGCHI Ireland, Cork [Details]
2016 Creative Media and Game Studies Conference.
G. W. Young (2016) Creative Media and Game Studies Conference. [Oral Presentation], Picteilín Creative Media Conference, Dundalk [Details]
2015 Fixed media installation.
G. W. Young, S. Mannion, and S. Wentworth (2015) Fixed media installation. [Public presentations], Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts, Dublin , 01-SEP-15 - 03-SEP-15 [Details]
2015 Live Performance (Music).
G. W. Young and S. Mannion (2015) Live Performance (Music). [Public presentations], Interrogations into Music Experimentation, Coventry , 18-OCT-14 - 19-OCT-14 [Details]
2014 Live Performance (Music).
Directed and composed by J. Weeter and D. Foott (2014) Live Performance (Music). [Public presentations], FUAIM Futures: Electronic Music club, Cork , 21-MAR-14 [Details]
2014 Live Performance (Music).
Directed and composed by J. Weeter (2014) Live Performance (Music). [Public presentations], Sonic Vigil Sound Art Festival, Cork , 02-MAY-14 - 04-MAY-14 [Details]
2014 Live Performance (Music).
Directed and composed by J. Weeter and D. Foott (2014) Live Performance (Music). [Public presentations], International Computer Music Conference joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Athens , 11-SEP-14 - 14-SEP-14 [Details]
2013 Fixed Media Performance.
G. W. Young and J. C. O’Sullivan (2013) Fixed Media Performance. [Public presentations], Hilltown New Music Festival, Hilltown , 20-JUL-13 - 21-JUL-13 [Details]
2013 Adaptive and Assistive Technologies Symposium.
G. W. Young (2013) Adaptive and Assistive Technologies Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Interrogations into Music Experimentation, Coventry [Details]