My research has focused on the study of technologies situated in public spaces, particularly when utilised to support communities and empower citizens. I approach this research through design-led interventions to explore the potential impact of new technologies ‘in the wild’, typically involving close collaboration with stakeholders. I am especially interested in the role that technology can play in civic engagement and democracy.
Previously, I studied for my PhD at Lancaster University before joining Culture Lab at Newcastle University as a post-doc researcher.
Select Recent Publications
Taylor, N., Frohlich, D., Egglestone, P., Marshall, J., Rogers, J., Blum-Ross, A., Mills, J., Shorter, M. and Olivier, P. (2014). Utilising insight journalism for community technology design. Proc. CHI 2014. Forthcoming.
Taylor, N., Cheverst, K., Wright, P. and Olivier, P. (2013). Leaving the wild: lessons from community technology handovers. Proc. CHI 2013, ACM, 1549–1558, doi:10.1145/2470654.2466206. (Honorable Mention Award)
Taylor, N., Marshall, J., Blum-Ross, A., Mills, J., Rogers, J., Egglestone, P., Frohlich, D.M., Wright, P. and Olivier, P. (2012). Viewpoint: empowering communities with situated voting devices. Proc. CHI 2012, ACM, 1361–1370, doi:10.1145/2207676.2208594.
I am currently interested in topics around civic engagement, including technology for democracy, citizen science, open data and citizen journalism.