Dr Nick Taylor is a Senior Lecturer and Dundee Fellow specialising in Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design. His primary research interest is in the design of technology to support communities and civic engagement. Underpinning all of this research is a desire to empower citizens to have a positive impact on their environment. Within this topic, he is particularly interested in:
- - applications of DIY and making, citizen science, Internet of Things and ubiquitous computing for communities and civic engagement.
- - innovative participatory methods and research in the wild, especially over long periods with a focus on sustainability and legacy.
- - public spaces in urban and rural environments as sites for interventions. Previously, he received his PhD from Lancaster University before joining Culture Lab at Newcastle University, where he worked as a researcher on BESPOKE and the Creative Exchange.