I’m a research associate in Culture Lab at Newcastle University, currently investigating the broad theme of digital public space through the Creative Exchange hub. Prior to joining Culture Lab, I studied for my PhD at Lancaster University.
Update: From July, I will be taking a Dundee Fellow position at the University of Dundee.
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.
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.
Taylor, N. and Cheverst, K. (2012). Supporting Community Awareness with Interactive Displays. IEEE Computer 45(5), 26–32, doi:10.1109/MC.2012.113.
Through the Creative Exchange hub, we are exploring the broad theme of public digital space: the idea that “anyone, anywhere, anytime can access, explore and create with digital content”. We will be working with academic, creative and commercial partners to build and investigate technologies that explore this space as a means of supporting knowledge exchange between academics and creative industries