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Knowledge Media Design cross-fertilises and synthesises research in information design, knowledge engineering, interface ergonomics, cognition, learning and media and applies the results to contemporary issues of knowledge management, creation and transfer in the context of new digital technologies.

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Professor Stephen Brown and Dr Simon Coupland have been awarded £390,280 by the AHRC for a two year project (AH/J004367/1) to apply fuzzy logic to the challenge of matching Victorian photographic exhibition catalogue entries with photgraphs in museum online archives. Uniting the catalogue records with the original photographs would provide researchers with an important primary resource.

Other Recent Projects

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Exhibitions of the Royal Photographic Society 1870-1915 (ERPS) is a research database of over 45000 records from the annual exhibition catalogues of the Photographic Society, London, published between 1870 and 1915.

Reactions from researchers have been overwhelming:

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To see our complete catalogue of photographic history sites follow this link.

Infrastructure for Digital Scholarship

RePAH ICT Guides

RePAH: An information-gathering project to discover the behaviour and needs of researchers in the Arts and Humanities with respect to Internet portals, funded by the AHRC. Building on the results of the ICT Guides project, it tested prototype research environments and tools to support digital scholarship.

Aria: A research resource portal for arts and humanities researchers, funded through the JISC ICT awareness programme and informed by the results of the AHDS review project. Developed originally for the AHDS, it has since been incorporated into the portal.

The AHDS Review and User Survey: Commissioned by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to evaluate the impact and value of the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS).

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Creativity East Midlands (Creem) was funded by the AHRC, the EPSRC, the DTI and the Arts Council to organise a symposium series to explore creativity and innovation.


We have built a Wiki for delivering and supporting the DMU MA Photographic History and Practice and contributed a module on the design of digital resources Photography Resources in a Digital Age

Objects of desire Photography Resources in a Digital Age

We have also contributed to Objects of Desire: a final year undergraduate module for students interested in careers in museums, galleries, sale rooms, dealers and historic buildings.

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Some more of our projects

You can find out a lot more about the work we are currently undertaking or have completed in the Projects section. Visit the Projects Section...


VisionZone is a commercial media production unit that has expanded over the past few years to meet the increasing demand for creative and innovative visual material in print, video and multimedia formats.

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InteractiveZone provides consultancy and development services for the design and production of multimedia packages and computer animation material for wide-ranging applications on the Internet and CD ROM.

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LearningZone is a leader in the field of e-learning and e-training strategy development and delivery is actively involved in research into student/pupil/trainee and tutor/teacher/trainer responses to the emerging technologies.

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