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Prof Mark Blythe

Professor in Interdisciplinary Design

Department: Northumbria School of Design

Prof. Mark Blythe is a design ethnographer working in the field of Human Computer Interaction.

Mark is a design ethnographer working in the field of Human Computer Interaction. His research is concerned with the digital revolution we are stumbling and tumbling through and how this changes the ways we live, work, make art and grow old. He likes to write about himself in the third person, like Caesar.  Here is his website.





BA (Hons), PGCE, PhD

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Mark’s work draws on traditions of ethnography developed in the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies and also traditions of literary and critical theory for good measure. For more information please see:

Sponsors and Collaborators

Culture Lab, Newcastle University.

Interaction Research Studio. Goldsmiths

Current/Recent Projects

Digital Originals. EPSRC.

Banking for the Older Old. EPSRC.

Key Publications

Mark's personal website also contains his publications:


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