research

My research focuses on the roles of active storytelling and engagement in digital contexts. I’m interested in the ways that people interact with and reshape technology through stories, as both method and artefacts, and across media. I explore this in a number of ways, including:

  • the use of storytelling as an active process to foster empathy in and across communities of interest and practice
  • the roles of stories in encoding knowledge (tacit and articulated) through oral and digital forms
  • experimenting with voice to create multilayered texts and narratives that reflect and co-create nuanced understandings of place and issues, often within environmental humanities contexts
  • developing methods of documenting and capturing imagined futures through participatory story generation and design fiction

I use an interdisciplinary, design-led approach drawing on a range of fields including Human Computer Interaction (HCI), ethnography, interaction design, social anthropology, and service design.