Ralph Barthel

Dr Ralph Barthel Diplom-Ingenieur (FH), PG Cert HE, PhD

Dr Ralph Barthel
Diplom-Ingenieur (FH), PG Cert HE, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Computing and Information Systems

Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities

Dr. Barthel is Senior Lecturer with research interests in the areas of applied Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, Human-Data Interaction (HDI) and Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. He has a PhD from the University of Nottingham and many years of industry experience in designing human-centered technologies as consultant and chief technology officer. He is a member of the University's IoT and Security (ISEC) research group, and TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) coordinator for Computing

Roles within the University

- TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) coordinator for Computing

Module Leader 19/20

  • Human-Computer Interaction and Design COMP1649

Senior Research Associate (UCL) - EPSRC project CEDE (Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy) project

Research Associate (UCL) - EPSRC project TOTeM (Tales of Things and electronic Memory)

Human-Data Interaction (HDI)

Internet of Things applications

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

Funded research projects

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Amplifications Award £80,000 – Sound and Vision Scapes (SViS).
  • Proof of Concept Award (University of Greenwich) – Information Mediators £25,000
  • UCL Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise Board Award (BEAMS) £5,000Research publication about Internet of Things applications in retail environments.

Coulton, P., Huck, J.,Hudson-Smith, A, Barthel, R., Mavros, P., Roberts, J., Powell, P. (2014) Designing interactive systems to encourage empathy between users. DIS Companion '14 Proceedings of the 2014 companion publication on Designing interactive systems. New York : ACM, 2014. p. 13-16.

Barthel, R., Ainsworth, S. & Sharples, M. (2013), Collaborative knowledge building with shared video representations, International Journal of Human - Computer Studies: Volume 71, Issue 1, pp. 59-75, Elsevier.

Barthel, R., Leder, K., Hudson-Smith A., Karpovich, A., De Jode, M., & Speed, C.(2013). An Internet of Old Things as an Augmented Memory System. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing: Volume 17, Issue 2, pp. 321-333, Springer.

De Jode, M., Barthel, R. & Hudson-Smith, A. (2013). Tales of Things: Interacting with everyday objects in an NFC world. Presented at the Workshop Interacting with Digital Media in Connected Environments, 27th International British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference: The Internet of things, 9 -13 September 2013, Brunel University, London.

Barthel, R., Krner, A., & Haupert, J. (2012). Mobile Interactions with Digital Object Memories. Special Issue Interactions with the real-world, Journal for Pervasive and Mobile Computing.

De Jode, M., Barthel, R., Rogers, J., Karpovich, A., Quigley, M., Hudson-Smith, A. & Speed, C. (2012). Enhancing the Second-Hand Retail Experience with Digital Object Memories, In: Proceedings of the 14th Conference of Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP 2012). Nominated for a best paper award.

Barthel, R., De Jode, M. & Hudson-Smith, A. (2012). Approaches to interacting with digital object memories in the real world, Workshop DOMe-IoT, In: Proceedings of the 14th Conference of Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP 2012).

Hudson-Smith, A., Gray, S., Ross, C., Barthel, R., De Jode, M., Warwick, C. & Terras, M. (2012). Experiments with the Internet of Things in Museum Space: QRator, Workshop DOMe-IoT, In: Proceedings of the 14th Conference of Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP 2012).

Kroener, A., Barthel, R. & Haupert, J. (forthcoming). Digital Object Memory. To appear in the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition.

De Jode, M., Barthel, R., & Hudson-Smith, A. (2011) Tales of Things  The Story So Far. Workshop on Networking and Object Memories in the Internet of Things (NOME) 2011, Ubicomp, Beijing, ACM Press, doi:10.1145/2029932.2029940.

Kroener, A., Haupert, J., Branderm, B., Miche, M., & Barthel, R. (2011). Towards a Model of Object Memory Links. International Workshop on Networking and Object Memories in the Internet of Things (NOME) 2011, Ubicomp, Beijing, ACM Press, doi:10.1145/2029932.2029939.

Object Memory Modeling, W3C Incubator Group Report (2011)
http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/omm/XGR-omm-20111026/ 

Barthel, R., Hudson-Smith, A., De Jode, M., & Blundell, B. (2010) Tales of Things - The Internet of Old Things: Collecting Stories of Objects, Places and Spaces. Workshop Urban Internet of Things  Towards Programmable Real-time Cities (UrbanIOT 2010), Internet of Things 2010 Conference (IoT 2010) Tokyo, Japan. http://www.webofthings.org/urban-iot/2010/pdfs/Barthel.pdf

Barthel, R., Ainsworth, S., & Sharples, M. (2010). Negotiating Perspective with Video Pathways. In K. Drotner & K. Schroder (Eds.), Digital Content Creation: Creativity, Competence, Critique. Peter Lang Publishing Group.

Coulton, P., Huck, J.,Hudson-Smith, A, Barthel, R., Mavros, P., Roberts, J., Powell, P. (2014) Designing interactive systems to encourage empathy between users.DIS Companion '14 Proceedings of the 2014 companion publication on Designing interactive systems. New York : ACM, 2014. p. 13-16.

Barthel, R., Ainsworth, S. & Sharples, M. (2013), Collaborative knowledge building with shared video representations, International Journal of Human - Computer Studies: Volume 71, Issue 1, pp. 59-75, Elsevier.

Barthel, R., Leder, K., Hudson-Smith A., Karpovich, A., De Jode, M., & Speed, C.(2013). An Internet of Old Things as an Augmented Memory System. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing: Volume 17, Issue 2, pp. 321-333, Springer.

De Jode, M., Barthel, R. & Hudson-Smith, A. (2013). Tales of Things: Interacting with everyday objects in an NFC world. Presented at the Workshop Interacting with Digital Media in Connected Environments, 27th International British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference: The Internet of things,9 -13 September 2013, Brunel University, London.

Barthel, R., Kroner, A., & Haupert, J. (2012). Mobile Interactions with Digital Object Memories. Special Issue Interactions with the real-world, Journal for Pervasive and Mobile Computing.

De Jode, M., Barthel, R., Rogers, J., Karpovich, A., Quigley, M., Hudson-Smith, A. & Speed, C. (2012). Enhancing the Second-Hand Retail Experience with Digital Object Memories, In: Proceedings of the 14th Conference of Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP 2012). Nominated for a best paper award.

Barthel, R., De Jode, M. & Hudson-Smith, A. (2012). Approaches to interacting with digital object memories in the real world, Workshop DOMe-IoT, In: Proceedings of the 14th Conference of Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP 2012).

Hudson-Smith, A., Gray, S., Ross, C., Barthel, R., De Jode, M., Warwick, C. & Terras, M. (2012). Experiments with the Internet of Things in Museum Space: QRator, Workshop DOMe-IoT, In: Proceedings of the 14th Conference of Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP 2012).

Kroener, A., Barthel, R. & Haupert, J. (forthcoming). Digital Object Memory. To appear in the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition.

De Jode, M., Barthel, R., & Hudson-Smith, A. (2011) Tales of Things  The Story So Far. Workshop on Networking and Object Memories in the Internet of Things (NOME) 2011, Ubicomp, Beijing, ACM Press, doi:10.1145/2029932.2029940.

Kroener, A., Haupert, J., Branderm, B., Miche, M., & Barthel, R. (2011). Towards a Model of Object Memory Links. International Workshop on Networking and Object Memories in the Internet of Things (NOME) 2011, Ubicomp, Beijing, ACM Press, doi:10.1145/2029932.2029939.

Object Memory Modeling, W3C Incubator Group Report (2011)
http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/omm/XGR-omm-20111026/ 

Barthel, R., Hudson-Smith, A., De Jode, M., & Blundell, B. (2010) Tales of Things - The Internet of Old Things: Collecting Stories of Objects, Places and Spaces. Workshop Urban Internet of Things  Towards Programmable Real-time Cities (UrbanIOT 2010), Internet of Things 2010 Conference (IoT 2010) Tokyo, Japan. http://www.webofthings.org/urban-iot/2010/pdfs/Barthel.pdf

Barthel, R., Ainsworth, S., & Sharples, M. (2010). Negotiating Perspective with Video Pathways. In K. Drotner & K. Schroder (Eds.), Digital Content Creation: Creativity, Competence, Critique. Peter Lang Publishing Group.

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