Michael Smyth is the Coordinator of the UrbanIxD project that is funded under the EU FP7 programme and is part of the FET Open initiative. The project will define and consolidate a coherent research community working in the domain of technologically augmented, data-rich environments; with particular focus of the human activities, experiences and behaviours that occur within them. He has worked in the fields of Human Computer Interaction and Interaction Design since 1987 and during that period has published over 60 academic papers in refereed journals, books and conferences. In addition he has had interactive installations exhibited at both UK and international conferences and arts & design festivals. He is co-editor of the book entitled Digital Blur: creative practice at the boundaries of architecture, design and art, Libri Publishing.