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Professor Mark Blythe


Department: Northumbria School of Design

Mark is a design ethnographer working in the field of Human Computer Interaction. His research is concerned with the digital revolution we are stumbling and tumbling through and how this changes the ways we live, work, make art and grow old. He likes to write about himself in the third person, like Caesar.  Here is his website.




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  • Diagrams of Uncertainty or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Visual Rhetoric, Sellers, L., Blythe, M. 1 Jul 2024, DIS '24 Companion, New York, United States, ACM
  • Grand challenges in WaterHCI, Mueller, F., Montoya, M., Pell, S., Oppermann, L., Blythe, M., Dietz, P., Marshall, J., Bateman, S., Smith, I., Ananthanarayan, S., Mazalek, A., Verni, A., Bakogeorge, A., Simonnet, M., Ellis, K., Semertzidis, N., Burleson, W., Quarles, J., Mann, S., Hill, C., Clashing, C., Elvitigala, D. 11 May 2024, CHI '24: Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, USA, ACM
  • Artificial Design Fiction: Using AI as a Material for Pastiche Scenarios, Blythe, M. 3 Oct 2023, Mindtrek '23: Proceedings of the 26th International Academic Mindtrek Conference, New York, NY, United States, ACM
  • Creative Entrances to Co-Design, Rüller, S., Giménez Ciciolli, B., Weibert, A., Aal, K., Blythe, M., Muller, M., Kafai, Y. 19 Aug 2022, PDC '22, New York, US, ACM
  • Digital Rituals in Performance: Transitions to Internet of Things Trust and Security, Primlani, N., Blythe, M., Marshall, J. 8 Oct 2022, Participative Computing for Sustainable Futures - Proceedings of the 12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2022, New York, ACM
  • Flourishing ‘older-old’ (80+) adults: Personal projects and their enabling places, Roe, J., Blythe, M., Oliver, C., Roe, A. Jan 2022, In: Wellbeing, Space and Society
  • Splash! Identifying the Grand Challenges for WaterHCI, Clashing, C., Montoya Vega, M., Smith, I., Marshall, J., Oppermann, L., Dietz, P., Blythe, M., Bateman, S., Pell, S., Ananthanarayan, S., Mueller, F. 27 Apr 2022, CHI EA '22 - Extended Abstracts of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, US, ACM
  • Designs on Transcendence: Sketches of a TX Machine, Blythe, M., Buie, E. 14 Dec 2021
  • DIS 2021 Chairs Welcome, Ju, W., Oehlberg, L., Hummels, C., Blythe, M., Höök, K. 28 Jun 2021, DIS 2021 - Companion Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, New York, ACM
  • Evaluating Design Fiction, Baumer, E., Blythe, M., Tanenbaum, T. 3 Jul 2020, In: Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference

  • Luke Sellers Reconceptualising assessment categorisations in initial counselling contexts: Designs for participatory sense-making and alternative ways of knowing. Start Date: 13/06/2023
  • Joshua Roland Designing Transcendent Spaces in the Metaverse Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • Cally Gatehouse The Speculative Gaze: Design-Research as Diffraction Start Date: 01/04/2014 End Date: 15/07/2020
  • Leila Hogarth Data Oracles: How UX Designers Navigate AI Ethics in Commercial Design Practice Start Date: 22/03/2021 End Date: 17/07/2024
  • Aysar Ghassan Designerly Ways of Speaking: Investigating How the Design Tribe of Researchers Speak on Design Thinking Start Date: 14/11/2011 End Date: 13/11/2019
  • Enrique Encinas The Offject. A Design Theory of Fiction Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 30/05/2019
  • Elizabeth Buie Exploring Techno-Spirituality: Design Strategies for Transcendent User Experience Start Date: 19/10/2012 End Date: 22/02/2018

  • Computing Science PhD June 30 1997
  • Information not provided Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) 2003

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