Dr. Simon Bowen

I am a ‘designer-researcher’ – a designer (interaction design, largely) who also researches design and its application (often through its practice). I’m based at Open Lab, Newcastle University, supporting PhD students with their research projects and conducting cross-project research into the value and impact of collaborative projects centred on digital making.

My personal design research combines participatory and post-critical design strategies to explore human-sensitive applications of technology. See the research section of this site for more details and a list of publications. (Or my Academia.edu profile page. And there’s my LinkedIn page, too.)

I am also a published photographer and my work includes landscape, architecture and travel. And In 2015 I began exploring the interactive potential of spherical panoramic photography for engagement in heritage sites. See the photography section of this site for a selected portfolio, galleries and information on picture sales.

Finally, I’m a terrible blogger, but I occasionally post the odd piece of news or share some idle musings below.