Dan Lambton-Howard

Dan Lambton-Howard

Doctoral Trainee

I am a game designer and researcher. My research focuses on the use of game design practice for facilitating discourse, conveying complex information and supporting participatory processes.

Projects I have worked on range from running a ‘real-time’ global strategic foresight game with the 4000+ young volunteers from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, played entirely through WhatsApp; to designing developing and delivering and fully immersive ‘pop-up’ escape room for conveying humanitarian strategy; to designing and delivering peer-support systems for extreme weight-loss as part of diabetes management in Barbados.

A significant strand of my research involves the creative appropriation of existing social media technologies – unplatformed design – and its application to real world problems.


Unplatformed Design: A Model for Appropriating Social Media Technologies for Coordinated Participation

  1. Lambton-Howard D
  2. Olivier P
  3. Vlachokyriakos V
  4. Celina H
  5. Kharrufa A

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


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

WhatFutures: Designing Large-Scale Engagements on WhatsApp

  1. Lambton-Howard D
  2. Anderson R
  3. Montague K
  4. Garbett A
  5. Hazeldine S
  6. Alvarez C
  7. Sweeney J
  8. Olivier P
  9. Kharrufa A
  10. Nappey T

20192019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems