Jennifer Gabrys

Goldsmiths, University of London

Jennifer is currently Principal Investigator on the European Research Council starting grant, ‘Citizen Sensing and Environmental Practice: Assessing Participatory Engagements with Environments through Sensor Technologies.’ Prior to joining the Department of Sociology, she was Senior Lecturer and Convenor of the MA in Design and Environment in the Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London. She completed a PhD in Communication Studies at McGill University in Montreal, during which time she was engaged as a research fellow on the Culture of Cities and Digital Cities / Mobile Digital Commons projects.


Jane Harris

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

Jane Harris is Professor of Digital Design and Innovation and Associate Dean of Research at London College of Fashion.  Her Doctoral study (2000), established novel approaches to digital imaging design and creative computing disciplines, informed by an established textile and material practice. Working with 3D CGI animation and real time tools, encompassing issues of craft and aesthetic, her pioneering imaging work is a hybrid of design, artefact and experience, broadly impacting museum, e-commerce, CGI film /game narratives and design realms. Co-Author of Digital Visions for Fashion+Textile: Made In Code (Thames & Hudson), Publications also include: Digital Skin (Bloomsbury) and Digital Practice in Material Hands (Intellect). Harris has received Fellowships from the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA), the Arts Foundation and awards from the Arts Council of England, the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation and Channel 4. A PI on two AHRC funding awards, Harris is advisor and peer reviewer to the European Commission for ICT (FP7 & Horizon 2020), a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, and has advised the EPSRC, the Arts Councils of England and Scotland and the Crafts Council.  She is currently Visiting Professor of Design Research at Geneva University of Art & Design.


Jon Rogers

University of Dundee

Professor Jon Rogers holds a personal chair in creative technology at the University of Dundee.  His work explores the human intersection between digital technologies and the design of physical of things. He balances playful technologies with citizenship to find new ways to connect people to each other and to their data.

Jon Founded the Product Research Studio located in the North East of Scotland in 2009 and is proud to have worked with some of the world’s best organisations, including BBC R&D, Microsoft, Mozilla, NASA, the Met Office and the Victoria and Albert Museum. With academic collaborations that include MIT Media Labs in the US and the National Institute of Design in India we are excited about how easy the world is to reach and to connect to.


Teal Triggs

Royal College of Art

Professor Teal Triggs is an educator, historian and writer whose research focuses primarily on graphic design history, design research methods, self-publishing and feminism. She has led interdisciplinary research teams within the broader field of information environments exploring the role of information in public spaces and community-based learning.

At the Royal College of Art, Professor Triggs is Associate Dean in the School of Communication. She also teaches on MA programmes within the School and has extensive experience in supervising MPhil and PhD students in visual communication, design criticism and information experience design.