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Thomas Dylan

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
  • 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. 8 Jan 2020, Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’20): April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA, 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, 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
  • 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
  • A New Disciplinary Framework for Contemporary Design Practice, Dykes, T., Rodgers, P., Smyth, M. Sep 2009
  • Towards a new disciplinary framework for contemporary creative design practice, Dykes, T., Rodgers, P., Smyth, M. 28 May 2009, In: CoDesign


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