I am a Senior Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction working at the intersection of design, technology and society. My research attempts to understand the impact of emerging technologies and practices, and to imagine, prototype and explore possible preferable futures around those technologies.

My research has most commonly involved the use of technology in neighbourhoods, communities and public spaces. This has included public displays and physical computing to support civic engagement, and supporting people in harnessing technology for themselves through DIY and maker approaches. I have also been involved in a number of projects exploring emerging issues around the Internet of Things and how we might design for healthier relationships between people, things and the internet. Across this work I have employed a range of participatory approaches from speculative design to long-term deployments of functioning prototypes ‘in the wild’.

I have a background in Computer Science with a PhD from Lancaster University, although I have spent much of my academic career in design schools. After a previous stint at Newcastle as a postdoctoral research, I have held academic positions in design schools at the University of Dundee and Northumbria University.

2021

Proceed with care: Reimagining home IoT through a care perspective

  1. Key C
  2. Browne F
  3. Taylor N
  4. Rogers J

2021CHI '21: Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Prototyping Things: Reflecting on Unreported Objects of Design Research for IoT

  1. Taylor N
  2. Rogers J
  3. Clarke L
  4. Skelly M
  5. Wallace J
  6. Thomas P
  7. George B
  8. Raj R
  9. Shorter M
  10. Thorne M

2021DIS '21: Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2021

2020

Supporting shared sense of history within a rural village community. Into the Wild: Beyond the Design Research Lab

  1. Cheverst K
  2. Taylor N
  3. Do T

2020Into the Wild: Beyond the Design Research Lab

2019

Introduction to this Special Issue on Open Design at the Intersection of Making and Manufacturing

  1. Green DP
  2. Fuchsberger V
  3. Taylor N
  4. Bjørn P
  5. Kirk D
  6. Lindtner S

2019Human–Computer Interaction

Our Friends Electric: Reflections on advocacy and design research for the voice enabled internet

  1. Rogers J
  2. Clarke L
  3. Skelly M
  4. Taylor N
  5. Thomas P
  6. Thorne M
  7. Larsen S
  8. Odrozek K
  9. Kloiber J
  10. Bihr P
  11. Jain A
  12. Arden J
  13. von Grafenstein M

2019CHI '19: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Audience and expert perspectives on second screen engagement with political debates

  1. Gorkovenko K
  2. Taylor N

2019TVX '19: Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video

2018

Everybody’s hacking: participation and the mainstreaming of hackathons

  1. Taylor N
  2. Clarke L

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

Strategies for engaging communities in creating physical civic technologies

  1. Taylor N
  2. Clarke L
  3. Skelly M
  4. Nevay S

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

2017

Social Printers: a physical social network for political debates

  1. Gorkovenko K
  2. Taylor N
  3. Rogers J

2017CHI '17: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Community Inventor Days: scaffolding grassroots innovation with maker events

  1. Taylor N
  2. Clarke L
  3. Gorkovenko K

2017DIS '17: Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems

Understanding how people use Twitter during election debates

  1. Gorkovenko K
  2. Taylor N

201731st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017)

2016

Reflections on Deploying Distributed Consultation Technologies with Community Organisations

  1. Johnson I
  2. Vines J
  3. Taylor N
  4. Jenkins E
  5. Marshall J

2016CHI '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Making community: The wider role of makerspaces in public life

  1. Taylor N
  2. Hurley U
  3. Connolly P

2016CHI '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Politics at home: second screen behaviours and motivations during TV debates

  1. Gorkovenko K
  2. Taylor N

2016NordiCHI '16: Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

2015

Designing Alternative Systems for Local Communities

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Comber R
  3. Crivellaro C
  4. Taylor N
  5. Kuznetsov S
  6. Kavanaugh A
  7. Le Dantec C
  8. Kim BJ

2015CHI EA '15: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Content analysis of a rural community’s interaction with its cultural heritage through a longitudinal display deployment

  1. Do TV
  2. Cheverst K
  3. Taylor N

2015British HCI '15: Proceedings of the 2015 British HCI Conference

2014

BallotShare: Exploring the design space of digital voting in a workplace environment

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Dunphy P
  3. Taylor N
  4. Comber R
  5. Olivier P

2014School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Exploring delegate engagement with an augmented conference

  1. Taylor N
  2. Bartindale T
  3. Vines J
  4. Olivier P

2014UbiComp '14 Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Utilising insight journalism for community technology design

  1. Taylor N
  2. Frohlich D
  3. Egglestone P
  4. Marshall J
  5. Rogers J
  6. Blum-Ross A
  7. Mills J
  8. Shorter M
  9. Olivier P

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

BallotShare: An exploration of the design space for digital voting in the workplace

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Dunphy P
  3. Taylor N
  4. Comber R
  5. Olivier P

2014Computers in Human Behavior

PosterVote: expanding the action repertoire for local political activism

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Comber R
  3. Ladha K
  4. Taylor N
  5. Dunphy P
  6. McCorry P
  7. Olivier P

2014ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS'14)

The Department Of Hidden Stories: Playful Digital Storytelling for Children in a Public Library

  1. Wood G
  2. Vines J
  3. Balaam M
  4. Taylor N
  5. Smith T
  6. Crivellaro C
  7. Mensah J
  8. Limon H
  9. Challis J
  10. Anderson L
  11. Clarke A
  12. Wright PC

201432nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Supporting community participation in interactive exhibits

  1. Taylor N

2014PerDis '14: Proceedings of The International Symposium on Pervasive Displays

2013

Leaving the Wild: Lessons from Community Technology Handovers

  1. Taylor N
  2. Cheverst K
  3. Wright P
  4. Olivier P

2013CHI 2013: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

P-LAYERS — a layered framework addressing the multi-faceted issues facing community-supporting public display deployments

  1. Memarovic N
  2. Langheinrich M
  3. Cheverst K
  4. Taylor N
  5. Alt F

2013ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction

Unpicking the design space of e-Voting for Participation.

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Dunphy P
  3. Taylor N
  4. Comber R
  5. Olivier P

2013International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013 (CeDEM2013)

BinCam: Designing for Engagement with Facebook for Behavior Change

  1. Comber R
  2. Thieme A
  3. Rafiev A
  4. Taylor N
  5. Kraemer N
  6. Olivier P

2013Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013 SE - 7

2012

Viewpoint: Empowering Communities with Situated Voting Devices

  1. Taylor N
  2. Marshall J
  3. Blum-Ross A
  4. Mills J
  5. Rogers J
  6. Egglestone P
  7. Frohlich D
  8. Wright P
  9. Olivier P

2012ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI'12)

StoryCrate: Tabletop Storyboarding for Live Film Production

  1. Bartindale T
  2. Sheikh A
  3. Taylor N
  4. Wright P
  5. Olivier P

2012ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI'12)

Supporting Community Awareness with Interactive Displays

  1. Taylor N
  2. Cheverst K

2012IEEE Computer

Opportunistic Engagement by Designing on the Street

  1. Lindsay S
  2. Taylor N
  3. Olivier P

2012ACM annual conference extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA)

The Design, Deployment and Evaluation of Situated Display based Systems to Support Coordination and Community

  1. Cheverst K
  2. Taher F
  3. Fisher M
  4. Fitton D
  5. Taylor N

2012Ubiquitous Display Environments

The Political Sensorium

  1. Dade-Robertson M
  2. Taylor N
  3. Marshall J
  4. Olivier P

20124th Media Architecture Biennale Conference: Participation (MAB)

2011

Rural Communities and Pervasive Advertising

  1. Taylor N
  2. Cheverst K

2011Pervasive Advertising

Service Design, New Media and Community Development

  1. Bury S
  2. Cheverst K
  3. Ishmael J
  4. Mitchell K
  5. Race NJP
  6. Rouncefield M
  7. Smith P
  8. Taylor N

2011Design for Services

2010

Creating a Rural Community Display with Local Engagement

  1. Taylor N
  2. Cheverst K

20108th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS)

2009

Experiences of Supporting Local and Remote Mobile Phone Interaction in Situated Public Display Deployments

  1. Müller J
  2. Cheverst K
  3. Fitton D
  4. Taylor N
  5. Paczkowski O
  6. Krüger A

2009International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction

Social Interaction around a Rural Community Photo Display

  1. Taylor N
  2. Cheverst K

2009International Journal of Human-Computer Studies

2008

"This Might Be Stupid But...": Participatory Design with Community Displays and Postcards

  1. Taylor N
  2. Cheverst K

200820th Australasian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OZCHI)

2007

Probing Communities: Study of a Village Photo Display

  1. Taylor N
  2. Cheverst K
  3. Fitton D
  4. Race NJP
  5. Rouncefield M
  6. Graham C

2007OZCHI '07 Proceedings of the 19th conference of the computer-human interaction special interest group (CHISIG) of Australia on Computer-human interaction: design activities, artifacts and environments