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Senior lecturer, Ramy Hammady

Dr Ramy Hammady

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

Biography

Ramy is a game artist and a researcher/expert in AR/VR/MR technologies. He also has industrial outputs in the immersive systems and games domains.

Ramy obtained his PhD from Staffordshire University and he has a number of publications in serious games; gamification; augmented, virtual and mixed reality technologies in cultural heritage. Ramy is also one of the Adobe Certified Expert and Instructors in the UK.

He has over seven years' teaching experience in the UK and in different countries. He also has three years' experience in the industry of games and immersive systems.

Taught courses

Further information

Industry experience

2017-2019 - Game animator at None In Three (NI3), University of Huddersfield.

2013-2015 - Environment artist at ARKAN, Cairo, Egypt.

Teaching experience

Prior to joining Solent, Ramy was a part-time lecturer in the Art and Design School at the University of Huddersfield; and Adobe Certified Instructor at Academy Class; and a lecturer at Helwan University, Faculty of Applied Arts, Egypt.

Research interests

Ramy's research interests lie in serious games and gamification, augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality in cultural heritage, marketing, educational purposes, and human-computer interaction.

Ramy also accepts PhD students.

Recent publications

Hammady. R, Sylvester, A (2022). Serious Gaming for Behaviour Change: A Systematic Review” at Journal of Entertainment Computing. (Under Review)

Hammady. R, Strathern, C. (2021) Holographic history is making 'Night at the Museum' a reality. UK Yahoo News.

Hammady, R., Ma, M., El Kalha, Z & Strathearn, C. (2021). A Framework for Constructing and Evaluating the Role of MR as a Holographic Virtual Guide in Museums. Virtual Reality. (Published in Q1 in Computer Graphics & Human Computer Interaction)

Hammady, R., Ma, M. (2021). Interactive Mixed Reality Technology for Boosting the Level of Museum Engagement. In International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics. Springer, Cham. (Accepted & In Press)

Hammady, R., Ma, M., & Strathearn, C. (2020). Ambient information visualisation and visitors’ technology acceptance of mixed reality in museums. Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), 13(2), 1-22. (Published in Q1 in Culture Heritage)

Hammady, R., Ma, M., Strathern, C., & Mohamad, M. (2020). Design and development of a spatial mixed reality touring guide to the Egyptian museum. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 79(5), 3465-3494. (Published in Q1 in Media Technology)

Hammady, R., Ma, M., & Strathearn, C. (2019). User experience design for mixed reality: a case study of HoloLens in museum. International Journal of Technology Marketing, 13(3-4), 354-375.

Hammady, R., Ma, M. & Strathearn, C. (2019, May). User Experience Design for Mixed Reality: A Case Study of HoloLens in Museum, International Journal of Technology Management. [Accepted]

Hammady, R., Ma, M. Alkalha, Z & Strathearn, C. (2019). The Role of Mixed Reality as a Virtual Guide in the museums: ‘MuseumEye’ the Holographic System, International Journal of Human Computer Studies. [Under Review]

Hammady, R., Ma, M., & Temple, N. (2016, September). ‘Augmented reality and gamification in heritage museums’. In Joint International Conference on Serious Games (pp. 181-187). Springer, Cham.
Hammady, R. & Ma, M., (2016, September). ‘Changing the Visual Experience for Museum Visitors Through Augmented Reality’, In Post Graduate Research Conference, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK.

Hammady, R., Ma, M., & Powell, A. (2018, June). User Experience of Markerless Augmented Reality Applications in Cultural Heritage Museums :‘MuseumEye’ as a Case Study. In International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics (pp. 349-369). Springer, Cham.

Hammady, R. & Ma, M., (2018, May). ‘MuseumEye: Virtual Guide by Spatial Visuals at the Egyptian museum in Cairo’, In Staffordshire University Post Graduate Research Conference, Staffordshire University, School of Computing and digital technologies, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.

Hammady, R. & Ma, M., (2018, June). ‘Designing Spatial UI as a Solution of the Narrow FOV of Microsoft HoloLens: Prototype of Virtual Museum Guide’, In 4th International AR & VR Conference, Manchester, UK

Hammady, R., Ma, M., & Powell, A. (2018, June). User Experience of Markerless Augmented Reality Applications in Cultural Heritage Museums: ‘MuseumEye’as a Case Study. In International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics (pp. 349-369). Springer, Cham.

Hammady, R., Ma, M., & Temple, N. (2016, September). Augmented reality and gamification in heritage museums. In Joint International Conference on Serious Games (pp. 181-187). Springer, Cham.

Hammady, R., Ma, M., & Temple, N. (2016, September). ‘Augmented reality and gamification in heritage museums’. In Joint International Conference on Serious Games (pp. 181-187). Springer, Cham.

Hammady, R. & Ma, M., (2016, September). ‘Changing the Visual Experience for Museum Visitors Through Augmented Reality’, In Post Graduate Research Conference, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK.

Awards

Academic Award (May 2018)
First prize of the Best Academic Poster submitted in Postgraduate Conference, held at of Staffordshire University.

Academic Award (Nov 2017)
3MT finalist in the Three Minute Presentation at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

Academic Award (Nov 2016)
Best PhD presentation and research submitted in Postgraduate Conference, held at the University of Huddersfield.

Academic Award (Nov 2015)
Second prize in an academic poster competition at Methods Conference Fair at Manchester University

PhD scholarship (Mar 2015)
Newton-Mosharafa scholarship to study a PhD in Computing and Digital Technology in Staffordshire University.

Academic Award (Oct 2004)
Academic Excellence Award from the Egyptian Syndicate of Applied Arts Designers - Ramy took first place in the graduation project and also in his class.

Work in progress

Ramy is currently working on a maritime mixed reality immersive experience project.