About us

We offer a new perspective on interaction design and ubiquitous computing at Newcastle University.

We are more than just researchers. We are designers, collaborators, artists, educators, programmers, engineers, psychologists, data geeks and more. From the Internet of Things (IoT) to inclusive design, we create technologies to solve real world problems using human-centered design.

In just over a decade we have become a world-leading research group working at the cutting edge of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Design Futures and Digital Social Innovation. Our work addresses the grand challenges of social and environmental sustainability, and future living, through the design of innovative digital technologies.

We run the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics, training 55 PhD students between 2014-2022, and the EPSRC Digital Economy Research Centre, employing 25 postdoctoral researchers across faculties in Newcastle and Northumbria universities.

We also host the School of Computing's new MSc in Human-Computer Interaction.

Work with us?

We believe in working with people as active co-producers of our research using participatory research and co-design methods.

We have worked with hundreds of partners over the last decade including the NHS, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, local schools, Nexus, local councils, Barnardos, Seven Stories, Meadow Well Connected, the BBC, Microsoft Research and more.

Newcastle City Council
Newcastle United Foundation
Meadow Well Connected

If you are interested in working with us, contact Rachel Pattinson to find out more.