Organizers

Anja Thieme
Anja is PhD student in the School of Computing Science at Culture Lab, Newcastle University. Her research centres on the design and evaluation of digital artefacts that enhance people’s mental wellbeing.

Madeline Balaam
Madeline is a Lecturer in the School of Computing Science at Culture Lab, Newcastle University. Her research interest centres around affective technology and education, as well as exploring the role that technology can play in supporting social interaction. She is increasingly interested in wearable technologies, the interplay between craft and technology, and the aesthetics created by technology.

Jayne Wallace
Jayne is a Reader in the School of Design at Northumbria University. She leads a number of interdisciplinary research projects that apply empathetic design practices in the creation of digital artefacts that are personally significant to users in a wide range of contexts.

David Coyle
Dave is a Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on the design of technologies to support mental health interventions and wellness.

Siân Lindley
Siân is a Researcher in the SDS group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. She has researched how technology can be designed to underpin experiences such as reflection and playfulness, and to fit the values of older adults.