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’.
Taylor, N., Chatting, C. and Rogers, J. (2024). Data Probes: Reflecting on connected devices with technology-mediated probes. Proceedings of TEI 2024, ACM.
Prost, S., Ntouros, V., Wood, G., Collingham, H., Taylor, N., Crivellaro, C., Rogers, J. and Vines, J. (2023). Walking and talking: Place-based data collection and mapping for participatory design with communities. Proceedings of DIS 2023, ACM, 2437–2452. doi:10.1145/3563657.3596054
Key, C., Gatehouse, C. and Taylor, N. (2022). Feminist care in the anthropocene: Packing and unpacking tensions in posthumanist HCI. Proceedings of DIS 2022, ACM, 677–692. doi:10.1145/3532106.3533540 (Best Paper Award)