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Papers | Chapters | Articles


Expanding Modes of Reflection in Design Futuring,

Sandjar Kozubaev, Chris Elsden, Noura Howell, Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard, Nick Merrill, Britta Schulte, and Richmond Y. Wong, In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20), Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 2020.


Searching for an OxChain: Co-designing blockchain applications for charitable giving,

Chris Elsden, Chris Speed, Kate Symons, John Vines, A. Spaa, Ubiquity: Journal of Pervasive Media, Vol 6. Issue 1, 2020.


When Do Design Workshops Work (or Not)?,

Chris Elsden, Ella Tallyn, and Bettina Nissen, ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, July 2020, 2020.


A Mobile Platform for Event-Driven Donations Using Smart Contracts,

Ludwig Trotter, Nigel Davies, Elsden, C., Speed, C., and Harding, M, The 21st International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications - Austin, United States, March 2020, 2020.


Speculative and Critical Design in Education: Practice and Perspectives,

Ingi Helgason, Michael Smyth, Enrique Encinas, and Ivica Mitrović, In Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 385–388, 2020.


Ethnographic Fictions: Research for Speculative Design,

Ingi Helgason and Michael Smyth, In Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS’ 20 Companion), Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 203–207, 2020.


Coming to Your Senses: Promoting Critical Thinking about Sensors through Playful Interaction in Classrooms,

Lechelt, S., Rogers, Y., and Marquardt, N., ACM IDC '20: Proceedings of the Interaction Design and Children Conference 2020, 2020.


Designing for the End of Life of IoT Objects,

Lechelt, S., Gorkovenko, K., Speed, C., Stead, M. Thorp J. K., and Soares L, CM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, July 2020, 2020.


PizzaBlock: Designing Artefacts and Roleplay to Understand Decentralised Identity Management Systems,

Jonathan Rankin, Chris Elsden, Ian Sibbald, Alan Stevenson, John Vines, and Chris Speed, ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference Decentralised Identity Management Systems, 2020.


Editorial for Ubiquity: Journal of Pervasive Media,

Chris Speed, Chris Elsden, Bettina Nissen, Ubiquity: Journal of Pervasive Media, Vol 6. Issue 1, 2020.

The challenges and prospects of the intersection of Humanities and Data Science: a White Paper from The Alan Turing Institute,

McGillivray, B., Ames, S., Alex, B., Armstrong, G., Beavan, B. Ciula, A. Colavizza, G. Cummings, J., De Roure, D., Farquhar, A., Hengchen, S., Lang,A., Loxley, J., Goudarouli, E. Nanni, F., Nini, A., Nyhan, J., Osborne, N., Poibeau, T., Ridge, M., Ranade, S., Smithies, J., Terras, M. Vlachidis, A., Willcox, P. , The Alan Turing Institute, 2020.

Unearthing feminist territories and terrains,

Jackman, A., Squire, R., Bruun, J., and Thornton, P., Political Geography, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2020, 2020.


Critique in a Time of Crisis,

Pip Thornton, blog, pipthornton.com, 2020.


How to Balance Research, Innovation and Participation as HCI Researchers?,

Lechelt, Z., Elsden, C., Speed, C., Helgason, I., Paneels, I., Smyth, M. & Terras, M., Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019. ACM, 4 p. November 2019, 2019.


Subprime Language & the Crash,

Pip Thornton, in  Kitchin, R., Graham, M., Mattern, S. and Shaw, J., (eds) (2019) How to Run a City like Amazon, and Other Fables. London: Meatspace Press (2019) , 2019.

Of global reach yet of situated contexts: An examination of the implicit and explicit selection criteria that shape digital archives of historical newspapers,

Hauswedell, T, Nyhan, J, Terras, M, Beals, M & Bell, E, Archival Science, vol. 20, no.2, pp. 139-165, 2019.


‘An ark to save learning from Deluge’? Reconceptualising legal deposit after the digital turn,

Gooding, P & Terras, M, in P Gooding & M Terras (eds), Electronic Legal Deposit: Shaping the Library Collections of the Future, facet publishing, 2019.

Digitised heritage, online audiences and shifting relations of trust,

Ross, J, Capaldi, E, Terras, M, Ganley, C & Lafferty, M, Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference, 27/08/20 - 30/08/20, 2019.

On virtual auras: The cultural heritage object in the age of 3D digital reproduction,

Hindmarch, J, Terras, M & Robson, S, in H Lewi, W Smith, D vom Lehn & C Steve (eds), The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites. Routledge, Oxford, pp. 243-256, .


Pip Thornton, in Balaam, M. and Hansen, L. K. (eds), Wilful Technologies: Rage and resilience, Arhus Press, 2019.

Words as data: The vulnerability of language in an age of digital capitalism,

Pip Thornton, Crest Security Review, (Spring/09), pp.8-9, 2019.

Conferences and Workshops


Four manifestos from ‘HCI for Blockchain’: A 2018 CHI workshop,

Chris Elsden, Chris Speed, Bettina Nissen, Dave Murray-Rust., Ella Tallyn, Ubiquity: Journal of Pervasive Media, Vol 6. Issue 1 , 2020.


Designing Futures of Money and FinTech,

Chris Elsden, Tom Feltwell, Belén Barros Pena, Bettina Nissen, Inte Gloerich, Chris Speed, and John Vines, ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, July 2020, 2020.


A Tangible Tool for In Situ Evaluation of Children’s Learning Experiences,

Lechelt, S., Rogers, Y., Brudy, F. , Presented at the “Evaluation of Emerging Technologies in the Classroom” Workshop at ACM Interaction Design and Children, , 2020.


Envisioning Decentralised Volunteering with Distributed Ledger Technologies,

Elsden, C., Rankin, J., Sibbald, I., Stevenson, A., Speed, C. & Vines, J., , 2019.

Sorting out valuation in the charity shop: Designing for data-driven innovation through value translation,

Elsden, C., Symons, K., Bunduchi, R., Speed, C. & Vines, J., Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. 3, 24 p., 109, 2019.

Reports and Guides


Creative Informatics Ethics Statement,

Osborne, Schafer, Terras, Zenodo, 2020.


Creative Informatics Research Ethics Overview,

Elsden, Chris; Lechelt, Susan; Thornton, Pip; Terras, Melissa, , 2020.


Creative Informatics Guide for Online Events,

Elsden, Chris; Chan, Kam; Erskine, Patricia; Helgason, Ingi; Lechelt, Susan; Osborne, Nicola; Panneels, Inge; Smyth, Michael; Warren, Katherine; Terras, Melissa; Speed, Chris, , 2020.



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Pip Thornton, exhibition at Fruitmarket Gallery Bookshop, Edinburgh, 2020.


Newspeak (2019),

Pip Thornton, in Data Lates exhibition, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2019.