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Dr Thomas Dylan

VC Fellow

Department: Northumbria School of Design

Tommy’s research involves Research through Design (RtD) and experience-centred practice. His PhD research was funded by Microsoft Research, working with people living with dementia in care, the Alzheimer’s Society and Gateshead Council. This research led to the creation of physical-digital artefacts to foster ‘meaningful moments’ as part of everyday interactions. Subsequently, Tommy was a Senior Research Associate on the EPSRC ‘Playing Out with IoT’ project. This was an RtD investigation on how IoT tool-kits might provide new ways to play outdoors. Tommy has applied skills in the design and making of deployable IoT research prototypes, with a concern for physical and digital design, and implementation.

Thomas Dylan

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A systematic review of physical–digital play technology and developmentally relevant child behaviour, Torres, P., Ulrich, P., Cucuiat, V., Cukurova, M., Fercovic De la Presa, M., Luckin, R., Carr, A., Dylan, T., Durrant, A., Vines, J., Lawson, S. 17 May 2021, In: International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction
  • Lanterns: Configuring a Digital Resource to Inspire Preschool Children's Free Play Outdoors, Dylan, T., Durrant, A., Çerçi, S., Lawson, S., Vines, J. 6 May 2021, Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, ACM
  • Designing IoT Resources to Support Outdoor Play for Children, Dylan, T., Wood, G., Durrant, A., Vines, J., Torres, P., Ulrich, P., Cukurova, M., Carr, A., Cerci, S., Lawson, S. 21 Apr 2020, CHI 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM
  • Designing for Digital Playing Out, Wood, G., Dylan, T., Durrant, A., Torres, P., Ulrich, P., Carr, A., Cukurova, M., Downey, D., McGrath, P., Balaam, M., Ferguson, A., Vines, J., Lawson, S. 2 May 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19), New York, NY, USA, ACM
  • IoT Resources for Outdoor Play, Dylan, T., Durrant, A., Wood, G., Vines, J., Lawson, S. 4 May 2019, CHI’19 Extended Abstracts, ACM
  • Play Poles: Towards IoT Resources for Outdoor Play, Dylan, T., Durrant, A., Wood, G., Cerci, S., Downey, D., Scott, J., Vines, J., Lawson, S. 18 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ‘19), New York, NY, USA, ACM
  • The materiality of digital jewellery from a jeweller’s perspective, Koulidou, N., Wallace, J., Dylan, T. Mar 2019, research through design
  • Paper Street View, Dykes, T., Wallace, J., Blythe, M., Thomas, J. 2016, Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - DIS '16, New York, ACM
  • RtD Comics: A Medium for Representing Research Through Design, Dykes, T., Blythe, M., Wallace, J., Thomas, J., Regan, T. 2016, Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2016)


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