Mr Nick Higgett

Job: Principal Lecturer/Course Leader MA Multimedia Design

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Design

Research group(s): Multimedia Design Research Group, Design and New Product Development, Digital Building Heritage, Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7566




Personal profile

Multimedia Design, Web Design, Mobile App Design, Computer Animation, Digital or Virtual Heritage, Digital Media, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Augmented reality, Computer Graphics.

Research group affiliations

  • Multimedia Design Research Group
  • Design and New Product Development
  • Digital Building Heritage
  • Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT)

Publications and outputs 


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Key research outputs

Chen, W.H., Fozzard, G, and Higgett, N. (2008), Online Panoramic Video approach by Multimedia Design, The 2008 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition (IPCV08), WORLDCOMP'08, Las Vegas, U.S.A. 

Chen, W.H., Fozzard, G, and Higgett, N. (2009), An Investigation into Web-based Panoramic Video VR Environments Applied to Zoologicl Information, 2009 TELDAP International Conference in conjunction with GRL 2020 and MCN Taiwan Meeting, Taiwan

Cornelius, P.  Higgett, N and Kaleem R. (2010), Sensory Articulation Speech System: SASSY – A 3D Animation Based Therapeutic Application For Motor Speech Disorders, Interactive Technologies and Games: Education, Health and Disability Conference, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

Cornelius, P.  Higgett, N and Kaleem R. (2011), Sensory Articulation Speech System: SASSY – A 3D Animation Based Therapeutic Application For Motor Speech Disorders. Journal of Assistive Technologies

Higgett, N Tatham, E Everitt, D, Baines E. Baines and Saucedo, G (2012) Virtual Romans: Virtual Reconstruction of Roman Leicester (Ratae Corieltauvorum) 210AD, VAST2012: The 13th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Research interests/expertise

Multimedia Design, Web Design and Usability, Mobile App Design, Virtual/Digital Heritage, Interactive Design,  3D Computer Modelling and Animation, Games Design.

Areas of teaching

  • Multimedia Design
  • Web Design
  • Mobile App design
  • Computer Animation
  • Video Games Design


  • MA Graphic Design
  • BSc (Hons) Physics
  • PG Certificate in Education

Conference attendance

Higgett, N and Saucedo, G. (2010) Virtual Romans, Invited speakers at the “Digitising the Dead” Seminar for the Midlands Federation of Museums and Art Galleries at the New Walk Museum Leicester.


Consultancy work

  • Multimedia Design
  • Web Design
  • Interactive Design
  • Web Usability
  • Virtual Heritage
  • Mobile App Design
  • E-learning

Current research students

  • Jeff Avery MPhil, 1st supervisor
  • Gerardo Saucedo PhD 1st supervisor
  • Jenny Wilkinson PhD 1st supervisor
  • Russel White PhD 1st supervisor
  • Muneer Abed PhD 1st supervisor
  • Jerry Tagang PhD 2nd supervisor
  • Chien Bang Chen PhD, 2nd supervisor
  • Chia Hung Hsu PhD, 2nd supervisor
  • Min-Tzu Lin PhD, 2nd supervisor
  • Wen Nivala PhD, 2nd supervisor
  • Khulud Aljarallah PhD, 2nd supervisor

Externally funded research grants information

PI for Virtual Romans Project (3D Reconstruction of Roman Leicester) Funding from Leicester City Council, 2012 to present

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, KT Partnership 007625 
To investigate, design and implement new media strategies to increase awareness of Rainbows Children’s Hospice and embed new media within the Trust’s services, 2010-2011, CI and Academic Supervisor. (Collaboration with Dr. Tracy Harwood (PI) in IOCT.

Also CI on Courtaulds (Gossard) and JSP Millhouse Solutions KT Partnership projects (completed 2012).

Digital Buildings Heritage, AHRC Connected Communities ; Research for Community Heritage, 2012, CI.


Internally funded research project information

SAT: Sensory Articulation Training, RIF1 Project, 2010, CI (Collaboration with Pip Cornelius (PI) in Health and Life Sciences)

Heritage  Augmented Reality Investigation – HARI, RIF3 Project, 2011-2012,  PI

Professional esteem indicators

Reviewing Activities:

Eurographics UK Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics Conference Paper reviewer 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 
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