Creative Industries – Case Studies

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SiDE has been working with TryLife, a charity that produces interactive online drama to help young people explore social issues relevant to their lives. Read More

Helix Arts

SiDE is working with the creative charity Helix Arts to explore how new forms of digital technology can help more people get involved in arts activities, from video editing to creative writing. Read More
date: 13.10.2014

Interactive and Mobile Music

SiDE has been working with music agency Generator on a programme which opens the minds of young people to new ways of creating music. Read More
date: 13.10.2014

DIY Assistive Technology

Assistive technology can be hugely beneficial for people with disabilities. But off-the-shelf products can take a long time to arrive, can be expensive, and may not be adapted to the needs of the individual. Read More
date: 13.10.2014


Cinehack is a place to share low-cost technology and tips for those shooting films, documentaries and live events on a budget. Read More
date: 13.10.2014

  • Participatory Media - In recent years, the increased availability of digital video editing equipment (i.e. smartphones and low-cost digital cameras) has led to the emergence of a range of novel practices surrounding the consumption of live events, such as musical performances and sports.

  • Future Options Pack - SiDE is collaborating on a project initiated by the young people of the Regional Youth Work Unit’s Youth Advisory Board.

  • Surfaces, tabletops and digital easels - SiDE has particular expertise in the design and development of interactive surfaces and tabletops (hardware and software).

  • Craftcube - CraftCube houses a collection of pieces that reveal a trajectory of digital jewellery research into memory and memory loss designed by Jayne Wallace.

  • AHRC Connected Communities Scoping study - Society Perspective (SP) researchers, Graeme Mearns and Ranald Richardson, together with colleagues from the Creative Media team, are currently carrying out a cross-disciplinary scoping study funded under the AHRC’s Connected Communities Programme.