My primary research interest is in the design of technology to support communities and civic engagement. Underpinning all of this research is a desire to empower citizens to have a positive impact on their environment. Within this topic, I am particularly interested in:
- applications of DIY and making, citizen science, Internet of Things and ubiquitous computing for communities and civic engagement.
- innovative participatory methods and research in the wild, especially over long periods with a focus on sustainability and legacy.
- public spaces in urban and rural environments as sites for interventions.
Previously, I received my PhD from Lancaster University before joining Culture Lab at Newcastle University as a post-doc researcher.
I am currently a Co-Investigator on the AHRC In the Making project, exploring the opportunities that makerspaces present for the disabled community. I am interested in topics around communities, civic engagement, DIY and making, citizen science and the Internet of Things.
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, ACM, 2995–3004, doi:10.1145/2556288.2557054.
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.