Mark is a lecturer in Computer Science whose teaching and research interest lie within a Human Computer Interaction discipline with a focus on Interaction Design and User Experience.
He teaches on web and mobile application through Interactive Applications and Mobile Computing modules and User Experience in Ubicomp in UX Away from the Desktop. His research interests expand on his teaching through the inclusion of the Internet of Things, Co-Design and emergent technologies, with a focus on the Digital Public Space.
His research is summed up by the exploration of the intersection of objects, people and interactions viewed through the lens of meaningful experiences, woven by physical and digital materials. Focussed within the domain of the Digital Public Space, making physical/digital installations and artefacts to support engagement with cultural and archival materials.
For Mark, digital is both tangible and invisible, crosses boundaries and is only challenged by our own creativity, innovation, and imagination. Human-Centered Design frameworks are what underpins his work, revolving around core principals of people, process, and prototyping. His research covers various emerging technologies, applied to a range of spaces to explore cultural challenges from novel ways of consuming news to designing for audiences of the future in museums, art galleries and libraries.
- PhD Community Participation in Mobile Entertainment Services, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 2013
- MSci Computing and Communications, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University 2008
- EDGE (Experiential Digital Gallery Engagement): Understanding audiences of the future for non-metropolitan art galleries. Total amount awarded: £28,826.00, funded by: Design Challenge, InnovateUK
- EMEX (Emerging Media EXploration): seeks to establish university-industry partnerships on the matter of content creation for emerging media technologies. Total amount awarded: £288,262.00, funded by: Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Strategic Partnership – eMerge
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Interaction Design
- User Experience
- Internet of Things