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Andy Boucher

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria School of Design

Andy Boucher

Andy is an Associate Professor and co-director of the Interaction Research Studio, based at Northumbria University's London campus. He is a designer and maker, who over the past twenty years has developed a practice-based approach to the production of interactive research devices and design-led methodologies for user studies. A co-founder of the Studio, he has helped it grow into an internationally recognised team of multi-disciplinary designers and technologists. His work centres on the design of research products that offer an alternative present for how technology is produced, distributed, and used, ranging from highly finished prototypes for long-term field studies to self-build designs that anybody to make at home. 

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Yo–Yo Machines: Self-Build Devices that Support Social Connections During the Pandemic , Gaver, B., Boucher, A., Brown, D., Chatting, D., Matsuda, N., Ovalle Piedra, L., Sheen, A., Vanis, M. 29 Apr 2022, CHI 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, United States, ACM
  • My Naturewatch Camera: Disseminating Practice Research with a Cheap and Easy DIY Design, Gaver, W., Boucher, A., Vanis, M., Sheen, A., Brown, D., Ovalle Piedra, L., Matsuda, N., Abbas-Nazari, A., Phillips, R. 2 May 2021, CHI '19: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, ACM
  • TaskCam: Designing and Testing an Open Tool for Cultural Probes Studies, Boucher, A., Brown, D., Ovalle, L., Sheen, A., Vanis, M., Odom, W., Oogjes, D., Gaver, W. 19 Apr 2018, CHI '18: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, ACM
  • The form design of the Datacatcher: A research prototype, Boucher, A. 4 Jun 2016, DIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, New York, NY, United States, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
  • Attention to detail: Annotations of a design process, Jarvis, N., Cameron, D., Boucher, A. 14 Oct 2012, NordiCHI 2012, New York, NY, United States, ACM

  • Industrial Design MA July 01 1999
  • 3D Design BA (Hons) July 01 1997


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