Slides from my Inaugural Lecture

I gave my inaugural professorial lecture on the 30th of January 2019. ‘Users, participants, co-designers or just pesky humans? On the challenges of human centred research in Human-Computer Interaction.’ Abstract: A main aspiration of HCI is to be human- and user- centred in its approach to creating novel digital interactions. But how do we engage, involve…… Continue reading Slides from my Inaugural Lecture

The Collaborative Economy Symposium at SHU – Nov 19 2018

Date: 19th November 2018 (09AM-05PM) Venue: The Hubs, Sheffield Hallam University Students Union, Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2QQ Overview: The terms “Sharing Economy” or “Collaborative Economy” have been commonly used in recent years to refer to a proliferation of initiatives, business models and forms of work. The COST Action “Sharing and Caring” ( ) (2017-2021)…… Continue reading The Collaborative Economy Symposium at SHU – Nov 19 2018

Attending ECSCW 2018 and new paper

This week, I am attending ECSCW 2018, the 16th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International venue on Practice-centred computing and the Design of cooperation technologies, taking place in Nancy (France). I will also present a long paper, written with my colleague Ellie Lockley: “From Work to Life and Back Again: Examining the Digitally-Mediated…… Continue reading Attending ECSCW 2018 and new paper

“CultureLabs” has started!

As of April 1st 2018, a new exciting project has started: “CultureLabs” is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon2020 Framework Programme and will explore how culture and heritage can be instruments for social inclusion. CultureLabs will develop a digital platform to support those heritage institutions such as libraries, museums and theatres who wish to work…… Continue reading “CultureLabs” has started!

New article published

A new article, “On the perceptual aesthetics of interactive objects”, written with Alessandro Soranzo, Daniela Petrelli and John Reidy has been published (open access) in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. The paper is based on the recent project with colleagues in the Dept. of Psychology examining people’s reactions to manipulating interactive tangible objects. Another…… Continue reading New article published