If you are a designer, computer scientist, engineer, or social scientist that is looking to research real-world challenges, and you are interested in human-centred design methods or human-centred design methods, then you might be interested in working with me and the cross-disciplinary team at Action Lab to address Digital Civics challenges. Digital Civics is a new cross-disciplinary area of research that explores ways technology can promote new forms of participation in the design and delivery of public, commercial and humanitarian services, from education and public health to social care and town planning. For example, our App Movement Platform is a new kind of technology commissioning service that allows anyone to campaign for, design, and automatically generate location-based review systems for topics of concern to them. Another example is WhatFutures, a new way of using mass communication applications and social media technologies to allow people to collaborate to address real world problems. Something else that is really import to be creation of open source software and hardware, for example, at my previous university I led the development of the OpenMovement AX3 accelerometer which was designed for the largest study of physical activity ever conducted (over 100K participants) and is now used by clinical researchers across the World (distributed by Axivity Ltd); and Intake24, an online 24-hour dietary recall system which was developed for Food Standards Scotland and is used for dietary survey across the globe.
|Project name Sort descending||Type||Primary supervisor|
|Collaborative Podcasting: Exploring its potential to support communities [Minor Thesis]||Honours project||Delvin Varghese|
|Community Radio for Podcasting [Minor Thesis]||Honours project||Delvin Varghese|
|Designing with social media to support NGOs and community organisations [Minor Thesis]||Honours project||Delvin Varghese|
|Rich Reporting for NGO stakeholders [Minor Thesis]||Honours project||Delvin Varghese|