Skip navigation

Digital Socio-technical Design

Meet our staffResearch in this area aims to improve digital systems design, adoption, acceptance, security and sustainability, and uses complexity theory to facilitate positive transformation for both individuals and organisations. One example is research into socio-technical and 'soft-modelling' approaches to information systems design and adoption, in collaboration with the health sector, while a study into the UK Higher Education sector adoption of SharePoint was the first of its kind. Another example is novel work on the sustainability of digital systems and the carbon footprint of the digital economy, which links with the Research Council UK's digital economy sustainability society initiative.

Latest News and Features

AHRC banner, showing different people involved doing different activites.
Relief workers walking through rubble in the aftermath of a storm in North Africa.
£1 million funding award supports leading new medical research at Northumbria University
a photo of monsoon rain in a mountainous location
Norman Franklin and Dr Jane Greaves in the OSCE test centre at Northumbria University
More news
More events

Upcoming events

Some prickly Predicaments in Sonification
The Quorn Story

Back to top