Admission Price: Free Entry
Speakers: Abigail Durrant, Northumbria University
Series: HCID Research Seminars
The field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is arguably defined by its interdisciplinarity. From its inception, HCI has brought multiple sets of expertise into conversation, for example, computer science and the human and social sciences, engineering, architecture, design, and more recently the arts and humanities. Design practice is increasingly recognised in HCI as a knowledge-generating activity that is pursued in the context of interdisciplinary projects.
About the speaker:
Dr Abigail Durrant is Associate Professor in the School of Design at Northumbria University. She teaches Interaction Design. Her research is based in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and focuses on digital support to identity management and expressions of selfhood and wellbeing, in different contexts and cultures and across the life course. Abigail worked as a designer and ethnographer in commercial research before moving into academia. Her recently completed Leverhulme fellowship explored the transformational value of design within multi-disciplinary research teams. She has published extensively on HCI and Interaction Design, in particular on the representation of individuals through digital photography. She is a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) Peer Review College and the Research through Design Conference Steering Committee.
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1.00pm - 2.00pmFriday 29th June 2018