Tom Nappey | Research Associate

Tom Nappey

My background is set in the field of industrial design where I’ve gained experience working with major companies including Unilever, Philips, Mars, Bowers & Wilkins and Unilever to name but a few. My role as a designer is mainly centred around the ideation, design and fabrication of micro electronics hardware with expertise in 3D modelling software and render packages to produce industry standard mass manufacturable designs. Previous pieces of work have involved the collaborations of multi-disciplinary teams where my skills have also been applied to developing the UI/UX of user based platforms and services.


Spokespeople: Exploring routes to action through citizen-generated data
Maskell T, Crivellaro C, Anderson R, Nappey T, Araujo-Soares V, Montague K, Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18)405
Media of things: Supporting the production of metadata rich media through IoT sensing
Wilkinson G, Bartindale T, Nappey T, Evans M, Wright P, Olivier P, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Do-It-Yourself Empowerment as Experienced by Novice Makers with Disabilities
Meissner JL, Vines J, McLaughlin J, Nappey T, Maksimova J, Wright P, 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems1053-1065


Challenges for Designing new Technology for Health and Wellbeing in a Complex Mental Healthcare Context
Thieme A, McCarthy J, Johnson P, Wallace J, Lindley S, Ladha K, Jackson D, Nowacka D, Rafiev A, Ladha C, Nappey T, Kipling M, Wright P, Meyer TD, Olivier P, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 20162136-2149

Associated Projects

  • Affinity - Create4Dementia Hack
      The Create4Dementia hack event hosted 50+ hackers with skills in software, design and healthcare to develop innovative technologies for those living with dementia in 24 hours. The team from Open Lab - Team Sonar - consisted of Andy Garbet...
    August 30, 2011
  • Making 3D Printed Objects Interactive
    This project explores an approach that allows designers and others to quickly and easily make 3D printed objects interactive, without the need for hardware or software expertise and with little modification to an object’s physical design. With our...
    August 30, 2011
  • Spheres of Wellbeing
    The Spheres of Wellbeing are a set of artefacts specifically designed for a group of six women who live in the medium secure services of a forensic hospital in the UK. These women present a very vulnerable group due to the severity of their mental h...
    August 30, 2011
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