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Prof Jayne Wallace


Department: Northumbria School of Design

As Professor of Craft, Digital Creativity and Wellbeing in the School of Design my work explores the potential of design and digital technologies, jewellery and the act of making to support sense of self across a range of human contexts. 

I’m co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Jewellery Research with Dr Roberta Bernabei and co-founder of the Research Through Design conference series with Prof Joyce Yee.

I lead Northumbria University's School of Design CoCreate research community - a brilliant group of over 50 academics, post-doctoral and doctoral researchers all exploring the intersection of design, technology and participation in a range of human contexts. I’m currently principal investigator on the Enabling Ongoingness research project funded by the EPSRC, Co-Investigator on the AHRC funded hiCraft project, Co-Investigator on the EPSRC Centre for Digital Citizens, Co-Investigator on the REAPPEAR project funded by PETRAS via the EPSRC and Co-Investigator on the EU Marie Curie funded OpenDoTT project. You can find out more about my work from my personal website.



Jayne Wallace

Campus Address

204a, CCE2, Design School
Northumbria University,
Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Dovetails: Personhood, Citizenship, and Craft between Children and Older Adults, Collingham, H., Wallace, J., Brewster, J., Whittingham, R., Prost, S., Marshall, J., Kindleysides, M., Benson, W. 2 Apr 2024, In: Design for Health
  • Entangled Threads: Exploring the value and significance of bringing a craft ethos to debates around the IoT/connected things., Wallace, J., Marshall, J., Verkerk, J., Heslop, P., Clarke, L., Skelly, M. 11 Feb 2024, TEI 2024 - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, New York, ACM
  • Co-Creating a Virtuous Cycle: Fostering Citizenship-Alliances through Making and Gifting, Collingham, H., Wallace, J., Brewster, J., Whittingham, R., Prost, S., Marshall, J., Benson, W., Kindleysides, M. 19 Aug 2022, PDC '22, New York, US, ACM
  • Enabling Ongoingness: Exploring the potential for newness in continuing bonds, Wallace, J., South, J. 2022
  • Clustering and Unclustering: Understanding dialogic potential in design for Ongoingness, South, J., Wallace, J., Duncan, T., P. Carvalho, L., Groot, L., Koulidou, N., Montague, K. 28 Jun 2021, DIS '21, New York, ACM
  • Development of an ethical roadmap, Craig, C., Wallace, J., Montague, K., Koulidou, N., Fisher, H., Carvalho, L., Groot, L., Trueman, J., Lawson, S., Morrissey, K., Duncan, T., South, J. 31 May 2021, In: Design for Health
  • Physically distant but socially connected: streaming funerals, memorials and ritual design during COVID-19, Pitsillides, S., Wallace, J. 6 Aug 2021, Death, Grief and Loss in the Context of COVID-19, Abingdon, Oxon, Taylor & Francis
  • Prototyping Things: Reflecting on Unreported Objects of Design Research for IoT, Taylor, N., Rogers, J., Clarke, L., Skelly, M., Wallace, J., Thomas, P., George, B., Raj, R., Shorter, M., Thorne, M. 28 Jun 2021, Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2021 (DIS ’21), June 28–July 2, 2021, New York, ACM
  • Design research to support ongoingness, Wallace, J., Duncan, T., Lawson, S., Trueman, J., Montague, K., Carvalho, L., Groot, L., Craig, C., Fisher, H., Koulidou, N. 2020, In: Bereavement Care
  • Drawing on Experiences of Self, Koulidou, N., Wallace, J., Sturdee, M., Durrant, A. 3 Jul 2020, In: Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference

  • Ann Kirkbride Old Start Date: 30/05/2022
  • Thomas Dylan Reframing older people with dementia in design: revealing the realities of care environments through the design of physical digital artefacts for meaningful moments Start Date: 03/02/2016 End Date: 22/02/2018
  • Konstantia Koulidou A practice-led inquiry into the nature of digital jewellery Start Date: 01/03/2015 End Date: 31/10/2019
  • Jens Ewald Open Design of Trusted Things Start Date: 01/09/2020 End Date: 27/03/2022
  • Claire Baker Stitching Connections: The Value of Dialogical Practice and Autoethnographical Methods amongst a Lost Community in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Clair Aldington Drawing a Line; the meaning of making, gifting and solidarity in restorative justice processes Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 19/11/2022
  • Sanne Verbaan Start Date: 01/10/2016
  • Philip Luscombe Making Things Up: Workshop Practice as a Place of Design Start Date: 24/03/2016 End Date: 07/08/2018
  • Paul Hartley Designing Design Space: a re-conceptualisation of participatory space at the interface between PD and co-production taken as an opportunity for social innovation Start Date: 17/06/2015
  • JANINE HUNT Start Date: 20/10/2015

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