The DRU Research Programme provides space, time and resources for research and development projects. The programme encourages researchers to work in an experimental and cross disciplinary way. To this end the DRU will actively seek to create partnerships between artists, programmers, academics, scientists, creative enterprises and other institutions.

Researchers engaged in the DRU Research Programme are offered Research Fellowship status at the University of Huddersfield.


The group was formed in the Autumn of 2004 in response to the emergence of a network of creative practitioners in the region with a shared interest the development of new content and applications for mobile, wireless and location-aware technologies. BASE is a trans-disciplinary collaborative research and development group whose members include games developers, academics, artists, content creators, researchers, consultants and cultural entrepreneurs.

Initial hands on research took place in North Yorkshire. To read individual papers, profiles and emrging ideas please follow the links below: