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Dr Nick Taylor

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria School of Design

My research sits at the intersection of design, technology and society. We attempt to understand the impact of emerging technologies and practices, and imagine, prototype and explore possible preferable futures around those technologies. I am particularly interested in:

  • technology to support neighbourhoods and communities, especially for civic engagement.
  • designing a trusted Internet of Things by embedding values including privacy, openness, decentralisation, inclusion and literacy.
  • making, DIY and craft approaches to technology, particularly to support people in harnessing technology for themselves.
  • participatory methods combing a range of approaches from speculative design to long-term deployments of functioning prototypes ‘in the wild’.

Previously, I received my PhD from Lancaster University before joining Newcastle University’s Culture Lab (now Open Lab) and DJCAD at the University of Dundee.

Nick Taylor

Qualifications

Computing Science PhD September 30 2011

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Supporting Shared Sense of History Within a Rural Village Community, Cheverst, K., Taylor, N., Do, T. 2020, Into the wild, Cham, Springer
  • Audience and expert perspectives on second screen engagement with political debates, Gorkovenko, K., Taylor, N. 4 Jun 2019, TVX 2019, New York, ACM
  • Our Friends Electric, Rogers, J., Clarke, L., Skelly, M., Taylor, N., Thomas, P., Thorne, M., Larsen, S., Odrozek, K., Kloiber, J., Bihr, P., Jain, A., Arden, J., Von Grafenstein, M. May 2019, CHI '19: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, New York, ACM
  • Maker movements, do-it-yourself cultures and participatory design, Smyth, M., Helgason, I., Kresin, F., Balestrini, M., Unteidig, A., Lawson, S., Gaved, M., Taylor, N., Auger, J., Hansen, L., Schuler, D., Woods, M., Dourish, P. 20 Apr 2018, CHI EA '18 , New York, ACM
  • Open Design at the Intersection of Making and Manufacturing, Green, D., Fuchsberger, V., Kirk, D., Taylor, N., Chatting, D., Meissner, J., Murer, M., Tscheligi, M., Lindtner, S., Bjorn, P., Reiter, A. 6 May 2017, Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '17, New York, ACM


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