I’m a senior lecturer in interaction design at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan.ac.uk) where I lead the Interaction/UX Design MRes course in addition teaching a range of technical and HCI-related modules. I work within the Child-Computer Interaction (ChiCI) research group at UCLan and I’m particularly interested in involving teenagers and children in the design of new and novel interactive technologies. My main focus is using technology to solve impactful problems and understanding technology use in the real world.
Much of my recent work culminated in the Springer book Perspectives on HCI Research with Teenagers.
I was Co-Investigator on the 1.5m EPSRC funded ‘Taking on the Teenagers’ project which is lead by UCLan (www.mad4nrg.org), and have been involved in numerous research projects and knowledge transfer activities. I’m also involved in outreach and STEM activities; organising studies and activities in schools to engage young people in the science and technology subject areas. I’m also involved in the BCS HCI Group and keen to explore crossovers between UX research and UX practice.