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Dr Daniel Harrison

VC Fellow

Department: Northumbria School of Design

I am a Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow in Design and part of the CoCreate research group. I have a PhD in HCI from the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC), and I have previously worked in The Georgia Institute of Technology and Microsoft Research Cambridge.

My research lies in the area of digital health and wellbeing and personal informatics. I’m interested in how digital technologies can support people in managing their health and reach their wellness goals, being mindful of potentially negative consequences. I have a cross-disciplinary background and research interests in human-computer interaction, behaviour change, health informatics, personal tracking and the application of AI, with experience in design and clinical settings. I have been described as a designer, computer scientist, social scientist and ethnographic researcher. I enjoy undertaking and analysing qualitative, ethnographic research, as well as prototyping and evaluating digital systems. 

Daniel Harrison

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  • Cycling for Fun, Not Fitness: Sports Tracking Is Not All About Performance, Harrison, D. 19 Jan 2024, CyclingHCI: A CHI 2024 Workshop
  • Grand Challenges in SportsHCI, Samitha Elvitigala, D., Karahanoğlu, A., Matviienko, A., Turmo Vidal, L., Postma, D., Jones, M., F. Montoya, M., Harrison, D., Elbæk, L., Daiber, F., Anneke Burr, L., Patibanda, R., Buono, P., Hämäläinen, P., van Delden, R., Bernhaupt, R., Ren, X., van Rheden, V., Zambetta, F., van den Hoven, E., Lallemand, C., Reidsma, D., Mueller, F. 11 May 2024, CHI '24, New York, US, ACM
  • Skipping a Beat: Inclusion in Sports Technology, The Case of Heart Rate Monitoring, Harrison, D., Green, F. 19 Jan 2024, CyclingHCI: A CHI 2024 Workshop
  • Designing Technology-Mediated Peer Support for Postgraduate Research Students at Risk of Loneliness and Isolation, Harrison, D., Rowland, S., Wood, G., Bakewell, L., Petridis, I., Long, K., Vasileiou, K., Barnett, J., Barreto, M., Wilson, M., Lawson, S., Vines, J. 7 Mar 2023, In: ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction
  • Design of a team emotion forecast tool for bettering individual emotional well-being and team performance, Yang, L., Qin, S., Zhu, Z., Harrison, D., Woo, W. 8 Jul 2023, In: Procedia CIRP
  • Communicative Openness within Adoptive Families: The Role of Photos and Visual Communication, Dylan, T., Harrison, D., Durrant, A. 13 Jun 2022, DIS 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, New York, US, ACM
  • Active and Passive Research through Social Media: The Case for Repurposing Reddit, Instagram and WhatsApp Features in HCI Research Practices, Alvarez De La Vega, J., Cecchinato, M., Lambton-Howard, D., Harrison, D. 15 May 2021, Workshop: Social Media as a Design and Research Site in HCI
  • Life-swap: how discussions around personal data can motivate desire for change, Fleck, R., Cecchinato, M., Cox, A., Harrison, D., Marshall, P., Hoo Na, J., Skatova, A. 1 Oct 2020, In: Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Designing for Digital Wellbeing: A Research & Practice Agenda, Cecchinato, M., Rooksby, J., Hiniker, A., Munson, S., Lukoff, K., Ciolfi, L., Thieme, A., Harrison, D. 2 May 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19), New York, NY, USA, ACM
  • The role of aesthetics and design: Wearables in situ, Pateman, M., Harrison, D., Marshall, P., Cecchinato, M. 20 Apr 2018, CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM

  • James Steane Games with games: How can design use data-driven artificial intelligence to motivate regular sports participation or engagement into old age? Start Date: 22/04/2024
  • Derianna Thomas Everyday AR: Augmenting Everyday Objects to Assist People when Working from Home Start Date: 03/07/2023
  • Cheng Fan Toward Ethical UX Design: Payment Innovations in Fashion Mobile Applications for Gen Z Start Date: 04/05/2023

  • PhD April 28 2020
  • MSc November 01 2012
  • BSc (Hons) June 29 2010


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