What, if any, challenges does generative AI pose to design education? And what should we do about them?
Making Design Research.... Work
Our mission is to show the world what it can gain from Design Research
Exploring how Creative Industries in the North West of England are journeying through the new AI landscape
New book chapter in Flourish by Design exploring the mysterious case of design's future disappearance
Inviting submissions to a special track on the subject of More-Than-Human Design in Practice, for the 2024 edition of the Design Research Society conference
Book chapter co-authored with Paul Coulton appearing in Routledge Companion to Design Research (2nd ed.)
This short paper reports on work conducted at Lancaster University to explore the impact of generative AI on education assessments as well as on Design Research practice
Review of Ron Wakkary's book discussing more-than-human design issues
Exhibiting the latest version of the Entoptic Field Monitor at this year's MozFest
Appearing on the Economist's tech podcast to discuss the design issues arising from the security implications of generative AI
In this paper we discuss six speculative designs that all explore the challenge of representing the broad corpus of Design Research in the form of an interactive data repository.
We designed and deployed six lessons on Generative AI for a local primary school.
We presented a paper at this year's CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing
Call for Participation: workshop exploring diverse research outcomes and situated knowledge
Call for Participation: workshop tackling repairability challenges in smart devices
We contributed this collection of poetry to a CHI workshop exploring the materiality of data as a design material
Fieldwork trip in Scotland visiting the Institute for Design Informatics - a collaboration between Edinburgh College of Art and University of Edinburgh
Part of work funded by the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub, this paper introduces the idea of 'Trust as a Distributed Concern' as a way of conceptualising issues of Trust in the context of autonomous computer systems
This article, organised by Partnership on AI, explores how ethical review processes may help to mitigate the potential harms and unintended consequences arising from AI research
Fieldwork trip in the North East of the UK visiting both Newcastle University's interaction design group OpenLab and Northumbria School of Design
A summary and writeup of the conversation we hosted at the Design Research Society's 2022 conference in Bilbao
A week long fieldwork trip to Oslo to visit the Centre for Design Research
Appearing on the Royal National Institute for the Blind Radio discussing the the Seeing with Sound project with host David Hogg
This is a video recorded for a 'Meet the Authors' session relating to a Special Issue of the Interaction Design and Architectures Journal. It gives a quick overview of our paper in the issue.
The second of our back-to-back visits in the Netherlands took us to TU Eindhoven
This lab engagement took us to TU Delft in the Netherlands
The coming together of Zach's PhD work and funding received from the Vice Chancellor's Prize for Participatory Research and a fantastic collaboration with Sight Advice South Lakes has resulted in us winning an award from sight loss organisation, Visionary
Our international lab engagements take us to Seattle to explore the teaching and research culture around Design Research at the University of Washington
Showing our work at the V&A Museum as part of the Ethical Dilemma Cafe at London Design Festival
For the first of our international lab engagement series we visited Vancouver's Simon Fraser University to run workshops, give presentations, and conduct interviews with two prominent research groups
A podcast where we discuss ways to bridge the gap between academic and non-academic Design Research... and how that relates to a '21st Century Enlightenment'
Facilitating exchanges, contributions, community building, and sharing with Design Research labs around the world
Appearing the Near Future Laboratory Podcast with Julian Bleecker
A Conversation session hosted at the Design Research Society's 2022 conference in Bilbao
Appearing on the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub's Podcast series discussing AI and ethics
Paper documenting our experince of using and creating Gather Town to create shared spaces
Panel discussion at Design Research Society's 2022 conference in Bilbao
In December 2021 we were awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Prize for Participatory Research for a project exploring audio-only games with blind and partially sighted gamers.
This paper is about 'The Interview Box'. Back in late 2020 we were optimistic that the pandemic was over. We thought we could travel and conduct interviews. We were wrong, so we built the Interview Box. This is a paper about what we learned.
New £1.2m project engaging with technology and the right to repair
We had several projects at Mozilla's Ethical Dilemma Cafe in Manchester this year.
Workshop paper and talk exploring what embodiment means for humans participating in shared virtual spaces
Pump-Priming project in association with the EPSRC Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub
The Ultimate Measure of Success for Speculative Design (or Design Research, period) is to Disappear Completely
In this article we argue that once we don't have to explain the value of Design Research approaches like Speclative Design, then the project will have succeeded
A paper published at the European Academy of Design Conference based on interviews with several leading design researchers that argues the field is inherently ambiguous
In this research pictorial apply a Design Research lens to the topic of material interactions between machine learning and digital portraiture
In this 1 day workshop developed for the PETRAS Cybersecurity hub, I introduce the art and science of documenting Design Research.
Twitter bot that responds with views about the world of Design Research.
Trying my hand at stand up comedy? Whatever could go wrong! (Contains lots of bad language, so watch with discretion)
In this Design Informatics Webinar Joe and Dave discuss the high levels if Design Research Works.
In this invited talk, I discussed my experiences as a researcher and documentary-maker in various professional and research contexts.
QuBr ('Question Bridge') is a novel approach to understanding current issues relating to the Design Research community inspired by a documentary film
A paper published at the Association of Internet Researchers Conference disucussing the future of video conferencing
Where to start with this? A crazy paper, rejected by reviewers, has second life at Czech design festival via Gather Town? I think that about covers it.
This contribution to the ever-popular alternative track at the Human Factors in Computing Conference (alt.CHI) offers a novel lens on what the future of conferences could be.