I am a research associate within the EPSRC Digital Economy Research Centre sitting between Open Lab, Newcastle University and the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape. I have degrees in both town planning and computing, and recently finished my PhD (within the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics) that explored how technology can create the means for an open dialogue around place, and how through these technologies, more meaningful discussions can happen about the future of cities.

My research sits at the intersection of digital technology, design, human–computer interaction and town planning, with a focus on alternative and enhanced tools and methods for participation in planning. These tools and methods include pervasive and wearable computing systems, alongside audio, visual and social media in novel interactive systems. Through this I explore how technologies can be designed, developed and evaluated within real world settings, with the aim of understanding the implications of these for citizen engagement and planning practice.


Metro Futures: Experience-Centred Co-Design at Scale

  1. Bowen Simon
  2. Wright Peter
  3. Wilson Alexander
  4. Dow Andy
  5. Bartindale Tom
  6. Anderson Rob

2020Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI ’20

“We come together as one…and hope for solidarity to live on”: On Designing Technologies for Activism and the Commemoration of Lost Lives

  1. Strohmayer A
  2. Meissner JL
  3. Wilson A
  4. Charlton S
  5. McIntyre L

2020Designing Interactive Systems - DIS '20

Reflections on Deploying Community-Driven Visualisations for Public Engagement in Urban Planning

  1. Weise S
  2. Wilson A
  3. Vigar G

2020Urban Planning


Urban planning, public participation and digital technology: App development as a method of generating citizen involvement in local planning processes

  1. Wilson A
  2. Tewdwr-Jones M
  3. Comber R

2019Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science

Let’s draw and talk about urban change: Deploying digital technology to encourage citizen participation in urban planning

  1. Wilson A
  2. Tewdwr-Jones M

2019Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science

Infrastructuring public service transformation: Creating collaborative spaces between communities and institutions through HCI research

  1. Crivellaro C
  2. Anderson R
  3. Lambton-Howard D
  4. Nappey T
  5. Olivier P
  6. Vlachokyriakos V
  7. Wilson A
  8. Wright P

2019ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction