I am a Senior Lecturer in Human–Computer Interaction in Open Lab at Newcastle University.

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’.

Previously, I received my PhD from Lancaster University and have lectured in DJCAD at the University of Dundee and at Northumbria University.

Current Research

I’m currently working on projects including The Reappearing Computer (REAPPEAR) and the Centre for Digital Citizens.

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Recent Publications

McMurchy, G. and Taylor, N. (2024). “The Gallery is Ephemeral”: Exploring the intersection of archival practice and technology in Artist-Run Initiatives. Proceedings of C&C 2024, ACM, 651–660. doi:10.1145/3635636.3656208

Taylor, N., Chatting, C. and Rogers, J. (2024). Data Probes: Reflecting on connected devices with technology-mediated probes. Proceedings of TEI 2024, ACM. doi:10.1145/3623509.3633380

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

Publications List