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Nick TaylorI am a Dundee Fellow and Lecturer in the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, where I’m part of the Eclectric Research Studio.

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 designProc. CHI 2014. Forthcoming.

Taylor, N., Cheverst, K., Wright, P. and Olivier, P. (2013). Leaving the wild: lessons from community technology handoversProc. 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.

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Current Research

I am currently interested in topics around civic engagement, including technology for democracy, citizen science, open data and citizen journalism.

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