I am an interaction designer and researcher predominantly working in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). My research addresses the significant design challenges that we face for managing identity in our everyday interactions with digital technologies and personal data. I have explored the digital representation of selfhood in the context of family relationships and legacies, major life transitions, memorialisation, cultural heritage, human rights media, and personal identity management.

I am particularly interested in the health implications of managing a digitally-mediated self. I am Principal Investigator for the EPSRC-funded project INTUIT: Interaction Design for Trusted Sharing of Personal Health Data to Live Well with HIV (EP/R033900/1), a design-led programme that aims to understand and address issues of trust, identity and privacy that are experienced by people living with HIV when sharing self-generated data with clinicians, peers, and others, for the purposes of self-managing their condition.

I’m also Co-I on EPSRC Playing Out with IOT (EP/P025544/2), exploring an outdoor design space for children’s creative free play with Internet of Things. My work is grounded in co-creative, experience-centred, and research-through-design approaches, working closely with non-academic partners to define and conduct research. I am Steering Committee member for the Research Through Design (RTD) Conference series.

2020

Crafting Critical Heritage Discourses into Interactive Exhibition Design

  1. Claisse C
  2. Petrelli D
  3. Ciolfi L
  4. Dulake N
  5. Marshall MT
  6. Durrant AC

2020CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

2019

Understanding, capturing, and assessing value in collaborative design research

  1. Whitham R
  2. Moreton S
  3. Bowen S
  4. Speed C
  5. Durrant A

2019CoDesign

2018

Opportunities and challenges of the digital lifespan: views of service providers and citizens in the UK

  1. Orzech KM
  2. Moncur W
  3. Durrant A
  4. Trujillo-Pisanty D

2018Information Communication and Society

Admixed portrait: Design to understand Facebook portrayals in new parenthood

  1. Durrant AC
  2. Kirk DS
  3. Trujillo-Pisanty D
  4. Martindale S

2018Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18)

2017

Transitions in Digital Personhood: Online Activity in Early Retirement

  1. Durrant A
  2. Kirk D
  3. Trujillo-Pisanty D
  4. Moncur W
  5. Orzech L
  6. Schofield T
  7. Elsden C
  8. Chatting D
  9. Monk A

2017CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17)

On Speculative Enactments

  1. Elsden C
  2. Chatting D
  3. Durrant AC
  4. Garbett A
  5. Nissen B
  6. Vines J
  7. Kirk DS

2017Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Making Ritual Machines: The Mobile Phone as a Networked Material for Research Products

  1. Chatting D
  2. Kirk DS
  3. Durrant AC
  4. Elsden C
  5. Yurman P
  6. Bichard JA

2017CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Designing Documentary Informatics

  1. Elsden C
  2. Durrant AC
  3. Chatting D
  4. Kirk DS

2017Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '17)

2016

It's just my history isn't it?: Understanding smart journaling practices

  1. Elsden C
  2. Durrant A
  3. Kirk D

2016ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016

Understanding the Sociality of Experience in Mobile Music Listening with Pocketsong

  1. Kirk D
  2. Durrant A
  3. Wood G
  4. Leong T
  5. Wright P

2016Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS 2016)

Sit with Me

  1. Galani A
  2. Durrant A
  3. Chatting D

2016Discovery Museum

The value of designers' creative practice within complex collaborations

  1. Bowen S
  2. Durrant A
  3. Nissen B
  4. Bowers J
  5. Wright P

2016Design Studies

Understanding the Sociality of Experience in Mobile Music Listening with Pocketsong

  1. Kirk DS
  2. Durrant A
  3. Wood G
  4. Leong TW
  5. Wright P

20162016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems DIS 2016

2015

A Quantified Past: Towards Design for Remembering with Personal Informatics

  1. Elsden C
  2. Kirk DS
  3. Durrant A

2015Human–Computer Interaction

Developing a Dialogical Platform for Disseminating Research through Design

  1. Durrant A
  2. Vines J
  3. Wallace J
  4. Yee J

2015Constructivist Foundations

2014

Interpersonal expression in the special educational needs classroom: An experience-centred design case study

  1. Durrant A
  2. Hook J
  3. McNaney R
  4. Williams K
  5. Smith T
  6. Stockman T
  7. Olivier P

2014International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction

Human Values in Curating a Human Rights Media Archive

  1. Durrant AC
  2. Kirk DS
  3. Reeves S

2014SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14)

Reflections on a Synergistic Format for Disseminating Research Through Design

  1. Wallace J
  2. Yee J
  3. Durrant A

2014CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '14)

A Study of the Challenges Related to DIY Assistive Technology in the Context of Children with Disabilities

  1. Hook J
  2. Verbaan S
  3. Durrant A
  4. Olivier P
  5. Wright P

2014DIS Companion '14

Admixed portrait: Refections on being online as a new parent

  1. Trujillo-Pisanty D
  2. Durrant A
  3. Martindale S
  4. James S
  5. Collomosse J

2014Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques (DIS '14)

2013

Design to Support Interpersonal Communication in the Special Educational Needs Classroom

  1. Durrant A
  2. Hook J
  3. McNaney R
  4. Williams K
  5. Smith T
  6. Kipling M
  7. Olivier P
  8. Stockman T

2013IDC 2013: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children

2012

Pursuing Leisure: Reflections on Theme Park Visiting

  1. Durrant A
  2. Kirk DS
  3. Benford S
  4. Rodden T

2012Computer Supported Collaborative Work

Mediating genocide: Cultural understanding through digital and print media stories in global communication

  1. Wessels B
  2. Anderson B
  3. Durrant A
  4. Ellis J

2012International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics

Tabletop games for photo consumption at theme parks

  1. Anstead E
  2. Durrant A
  3. Benford S
  4. Kirk D

2012Proceedings of the 2012 ACM international conference on Interactive tabletops and surfaces (ITS '12)

In Dialogue: Methodological Insights on Doing HCI Research in Rwanda

  1. Merritt S
  2. Durrant A
  3. Reeves S
  4. Kirk D

2012CHI '12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '12)

2011

Automics: Souvenir generating photoware for theme parks

  1. Durrant A
  2. Rowland D
  3. Kirk DS
  4. Benford S
  5. Fischer JE
  6. McAuley D

2011CHI 2011: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

The Secret Lives of Teens: Online and Offline Photographic Displays at Home

  1. Durrant A
  2. Frohlich D
  3. Sellen A
  4. Uzzell D

2011Visual Studies

2009

Photo Displays and Intergenerational Relationships in the Family Home

  1. Durrant A
  2. Taylor AS
  3. Frohlich D
  4. Sellen A
  5. Uzzell D

2009British Computing Society Conference of Human Computer Interaction (HCI 09)

Home curation versus teenage photography: Photo displays in the family home

  1. Durrant A
  2. Frohlich D
  3. Sellen A
  4. Lyons E

2009International Journal of Human-Computer Studies

Collocated social practices surrounding photos

  1. Lindley S
  2. Durrant AC
  3. Kirk D
  4. Taylor AS

2009International Journal of Human-Computer Studies