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With over twenty years of diverse experience in the creative industries in the UK, I am a creative consultant, curator and a design practitioner. Following a three-year employment with the BBC as a designer, I have been teaching in higher education since 2003, first as a visiting lecturer alongside research and practice, then full-time as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln and the University of Greenwich. I completed a PhD in 2011 in the interdisciplinary field of museums, curating and creative technologies. My doctoral research investigated the role of 'touch' in interpreting museum and gallery objects through artistic collaboration studying material and digital data. My research contributed to design and museums literature, and generated public outputs in the form of alternative forms of curating and tactile exhibitions with special focus on haptic technologies and visual impairment. I am currently on the editorial board of The Design Journal (Taylor & Francis Group) and have recently joined the Board of Trustees of B-Arts, a combined and participatory arts organisation in Stoke on Trent, whilst working as an Artistic and Quality Assessor for the Arts Council England. I am a Churchill Fellow, and also Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries
I'd be interested to hear from potential PhD students to discuss their proposed research.Focus areas for PhD supervision:* Haptics in Creative & Cultural Industries* Museum and Gallery experiences* Experience Design (XD)* Design for Cultural Industries* Digital materiality* Research through art-curation• Alternative / New forms of curating* Multisensory communications / Tactile design* Digital Arts
Onol, Isil (2008) Tactual explorations: a tactile interpretation of a museum exhibit through tactile artworks and augmented reality. In: Chatterjee, Helen, (ed.) Touch in museums: policy and practice in object handling. New York, U.S.A. : Berg Publishers. pp. 91-106. ISBN 9781847882387
Pitsillides, Stacey and Onol, Isil (2015) Digital cultures of health: our collective obsession. In: DRHA 2015 Digital Research in the Humanities & Arts Conference; 1- 3 September 2015, Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)
Onol, Isil (2006) Tactual Explorations : a tactile interpretation of a museum object. In: NODEM 06: Digital interpretation in cultural heritage, art and science museums; 7-9 December 2006, Oslo, Norway. (Unpublished)
Onol, Isil [Researcher] (2011) Development of new methodologies for user-testing of technology products. (Project Report) Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
Onol, Isil (2011) Haptic interaction with visual information : tactile exhibition as inclusive interface between museum visitors and the Bronze Bust of Sophocles. (PhD thesis), University of Huddersfield, .
Onol, Isil [Researcher] (2015) Just a second ago (Haptic Narratives) Tidal textural explorations of the Creekside, Deptford. [Experiment] (Unpublished)