Organising Committee

Tim Coughlan is a Research Fellow at Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham. His background is in Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Science. Current projects include the design and evaluation of systems for information sharing, media use, and display ecologies in the home, and more broadly, systems for creativity and learning.

Michael Brown is an applied psychologist and Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham. His interests lie in method development and exploring human factors in data driven technologies. He is involved in multiple projects exploring the social impact of technologies in the home.

Sarah Martindale researches media audiences and the cultural contexts of media production and reception. As a Horizon Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, she contributes to interdisciplinary projects investigating multiple screen technologies in households and developing innovative media formats incorporating biomedical data.

Kerstin Leder Mackley is a researcher at the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, Loughborough University. Her current role on the interdisciplinary LEEDR project involves visual ethnographies of digital media use and design interventions within the context of domestic energy demand reduction.

Val Mitchell is a user-centred design specialist at Loughborough University who works within both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams. Her interests include co-design and user experience design particularly for interactive digital technologies.

Rob Comber is a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher in the Digital Interactions group at Newcastle University. His current research explores food practices as a space for social interaction, health, wellbeing, sustainability and technology use. His research around food practices takes him from public and semi-public spaces, such as supermarkets, to private spaces such as family homes.

Thomas Ploetz is a computer scientist working in the field of computational behaviour analysis. His interests lie in machine learning, sequential data analysis, and ubiquitous computing, mainly with health-related applications. As faculty at Newcastle University (Computing Science) he leads a number of machine learning activities in the Digital Interaction group (Culture Lab) on aspects of health and wellbeing.

Sharon Baurley is Head of Design at Brunel University. Her research interests include co-design, participatory culture, design probes, smart materials, open design, the digital economy, and the internet of things.

Program Committee

  • Richard Mortier: Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham
  • Sarah Pink: School of Media and Communication / Design Research Institute – RMIT University, Melbourne
  • Glyn Lawson: Human Factors Research Group, University of Nottingham
  • Murray Goulden: Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham
  • Peter Tolmie: Mixed Reality Lab, Computer Science, University of Nottingham
  • Sue Cobb: Human Factors Research Group, University of Nottingham
  • Alexa Spence: Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham
  • Tom Hargreaves: School of Environmental Science, University of East Anglia
  • Victoria Haines: User-Centred Design Research Group, Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University
  • Lydia Martens: School of Sociology and Criminology, Keele University
  • Gregory Abowd: School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech
  • Seth Giddings: Department of Creative Industries, University of the West of England