Dr David Lyons

Lecturer

School School of Design and Informatics

Department Division of Games and Arts

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8998

Biography

As an artist and designer, I’m interested in people’s different visual perceptions. Individually, we all have different experiences, but how is art perceived by the blind and partially sighted? Can we translate design to enhance meaning and accessibility?

This is something that I’ve explored through artistic research.  My recent work, Double Vision: An investigation of art and differential perception looks at how we can translate design to enhance the experience of those with vision impairments. This is done through the application of colour theory, artistic principles and computer science. It has led to numerous papers, articles and multiple exhibitions, notably in Paris, Washington DC and Hangzhou, China. 

My research is in close relationship with artists and technicians from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, the University of Dundee and the University of Manchester.

Graphic and Media Design

Physical Digital Experiences

Digital Media Concepts

Design Contexts

Visual Literacies

Interests

 Colour Theory, physiology of the eye and their effects on colour perception.


Artistic expression directed to specific visual acuities.


Seeing as thinking and art's role in that process. 


Technologically enhanced visual thinking and perception


Guerrilla tactics in art, design and advertising. 

2019

Innovative strategies for 3D visualisation using photogrammetry and 3D scanning for mobile phones

Munir, V., Dempster, E. W. & Lyons, D. (2019) Innovative strategies for 3D visualisation using photogrammetry and 3D scanning for mobile phones. In: Proceedings of EVA London 2019 (EVA 2019). Weinel, J. (ed.), Bowen, J. (ed.), Diprose, G. (ed.), Lambert, N. (ed.). p. 231-236. . BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
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Isolator

Lyons, D., Harris, P. L., Fee, K. & Forsyth, C. (2019) Isolator. . . .
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2018

Origin Myth Aberdeen

Lyons, D. (2018) Origin Myth Aberdeen. . . Aberdeen: Peacock Visual Arts.
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Origin story

Lyons, D. (2018) Origin story. . . .
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Sheep and goats

Lyons, D. & Flatla, D. R. (2018) Sheep and goats. In: Impact 10: encounter & international multidisciplinary printmaking conference. . p. 194-197. .
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2017

Potrójna w ciemno

Lyons, D. (2017) Potrójna w ciemno. In: Grafika post-cyfrowa: redefinicja odbitki graficznej. Dyrda, Z. (ed.), Janik, A. (ed.), Kubiak, M. (ed.). p. 76-77. Wroclaw: Akademia Sztuk Pieknych Im. Eugeniusza Gepperta We Wroclawiu.
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2016

Enigma of the environment

Lyons, D. & Ullah, R. (2016) Enigma of the environment. In: (re) visions. Harrison, P. (ed.), Nickel, D. (ed.). p. 88-91. Dundee: Discovery Press.
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Origin Myth Dundee

Lyons, D. (2016) Origin Myth Dundee. . . .
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Circle squared

Lyons, D. & Ullah, R. (2016) Circle squared. . . .
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2015

Double vision

Lyons, D., Ullah, R. & Flatla, D. R. (2015) Double vision. In: 影响9国际版画大会: 学术论文,图解会谈和主题小组. . p. 474-480. Hangzhou China: China Academy of Art Press.
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Visions d'epigenetique

Lyons, D. (2015) Visions d'epigenetique. . . . Lavoisier.
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Double vision

Lyons, D. (2015) Double vision. . . Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee.
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Expression intercession

Lyons, D. & Ullah, R. (2015) Expression intercession. . . .
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Double vision

Lyons, D., Ullah, R. & Flatla, D. (2015) Double vision. . . p. 170-171. .
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2014

The color blind test

Lyons, D. (2014) The color blind test. . . .
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Eye for an eye

Lyons, D. & Flatla, D. R. (2014) Eye for an eye. . . Hannah Maclure Gallery.
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Eye for an eye

Lyons, D. & Flatla, D. R. (2014) Eye for an eye. In: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts. Diprose, G. (ed.), Bowen, J. (ed.), Lambert, N. (ed.). p. 49-55. . BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
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2013

Double blind test series

Lyons, D. (2013) Double blind test series. . . .
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Double blind test series

Brennan, C. & Lyons, D. (2013) Double blind test series. . . . Abertay University.
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Texting times

Lyons, D. (2013) Texting times. . . p. 24-25. .
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