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Prof Jayne Wallace


Department: Northumbria School of Design

 Professor Jayne Wallace Academic Staff, School of design Northumbria Jayne is Professor of Craft and Wellbeing and Head of Research and Innovation in the School of Design. She is a design researcher and practitioner and her work explores the potential of design and digital technologies, jewellery and the act of making to support sense of self across a range of human contexts. 

She is currently principal investigator on the Enabling Ongoingness research project funded by the EPSRC. This is a design-led, practice-based  engagement  seeking to develop new ways to curate digital media to support ongoingness. The project centres on working firstly with people who have a life limiting illness, secondly people living with an early stage of dementia and thirdly people who are bereaved.  Ongoingness is a theoretical construct denoting an active dialogical component of ‘continued bonds’, which is an approach within bereavement care championing practices that enable a continued sense of connection between someone bereaved and a person who has died. The project seeks to design, develop and deploy a series of objects with digital capabilities that offer new ways for individuals to create meaningful content, curate the content that already exists from personal,  social  and  national  archives  (i.e.  television  programmes, tweets, blogposts  and  films)  and  enable  new  ways  to  consume that content -- in order to support sense of self and relationships with others in relation to the notion of ongoingness. The aim is to reconceive how our digital content can be reappropriated to give agency to people and make the use of digital media meaningful in relation to mortality and a dynamic sense of ongoingness between people.


Campus Address

204a, CCE2, Design School
Northumbria University,
Newcastle upon Tyne


Design Studies PhD June 30 2007

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Design research to support ongoingness, Wallace, J., Duncan, T., Lawson, S., Trueman, J., Montague, K., Carvalho, L., Groot, L., Craig, C., Fisher, H., Koulidou, N. 16 Jul 2020, In: Bereavement Care
  • Making makes me feel better, Brewster, J., Kindleysides, M., Marshall, J., Wallace, J., Wilson, C. 1 Jul 2020, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, Lab4Living
  • ReFind: Design, Lived Experience and Ongoingness in Bereavement, Wallace, J., Montague, K., Duncan, T., Cavalho, L., Koulidou, N., Mahoney, J., Morrissey, K., Craig, C., Groot, L., Lawson, S., Olivier, P., Trueman, J., Fisher, H. 25 Apr 2020, Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’20): April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA, ACM
  • ‘Blueprints’ physical to digital, Wallace, J., Koulidou, N., Duncan, T., Lawson, S., Trueman, J., Craig, C., Fisher, H., Morrissey, K., Montague, K., Welch, D. 22 Apr 2019
  • Enticatypes, Vannucci, E., Marshall, J., Wallace, J. 18 Mar 2019
  • The materiality of digital jewellery from a jeweller’s perspective, Koulidou, N., Wallace, J., Dylan, T. Mar 2019
  • Giving a voice through design, McNaney, R., Wilson, C., Wallace, J., Brereton, M., Roper, A., Wilson, S., Sturdee, M. 20 Aug 2018, PDC '18 Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference, ACM
  • Making Problems in Design Research, Encinas, E., Blythe, M., Lawson, S., Vines, J., Wallace, J., Briggs, P. 21 Apr 2018, CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'18), New York, ACM
  • Mortality as Framed by Ongoingness in Digital Design, Wallace, J., Thomas, J., Anderson, D., Olivier, P. 3 Jan 2018, In: Design Issues

PGR Supervision

  • Jens Ewald Start: 01/09/2020
  • Claire Baker Start: 01/10/2019
  • Clair Aldington Start: 01/10/2017
  • Konstantia Koulidou A practice-led inquiry into the nature of digital jewellery Start: 01/03/2015
  • Sanne Verbaan Start: 01/10/2016
  • Philip Luscombe Making Things Up: Workshop Practice as a Place of Design Start: 24/03/2016
  • Thomas Dylan Reframing older people with dementia in design: revealing the realities of care environments through the design of physical digital artefacts for meaningful moments Start: 03/02/2016
  • Paul Hartley Designing Design Space: a re-conceptualisation of participatory space at the interface between PD and co-production taken as an opportunity for social innovation Start: 17/06/2015
  • JANINE HUNT Start: 20/10/2015


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