Simon Bowen

  • PhD
  • Researcher
  • Research Associate, Creative Exchange
  • Newcastle University
  • Design

Research Interests

Human-centred Design Participatory Design Critical Design Participatory Innovation Interaction Design Human Computer Interaction

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About

I am a researcher and designer with particular interests in human-centred design, participatory design and critical design, and how they might contribute to a form of participatory innovation. Along with my colleagues in User-centred Healthcare Design we are investigating how such creative methods and thinking can be used within health to design innovative and person-centred services.

Since 2003 I have been developing participatory methods for producing designs that are both innovative and human-centred. In 2009 I was awarded a PhD for the critical artefact methodology I developed to support these methods, which has been applied in diverse projects with colleagues from Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield and the University of Leeds. I have subsequently been invited to lead seminars on this work in the UK and across Europe.

I have been the principal Design Research Associate in User-centred Healthcare Design (UCHD) since 2009, leading participatory design projects and developing a methodology for health service design. UCHD is part of the Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC), South Yorkshire, funded by the National Institute for Health Research in the UK. For more details, see the UCHD website.

I also continue to work with colleagues at Sheffield Hallam University on exploring the design of digital objects of memory, utilising my critical artefact methodology.
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Publications

Beyond Participatory Production

Green D, Bowen S, Newell C, Schofield G, Bartindale T, Crivellaro C, et al.

Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '15 (2015)

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Contesting the City: Enacting the Political Through Digitally Supported Urban Walks

Crivellaro C, Comber R, Dade-Robertson M, Bowen S, Wright P, Olivier P

Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '15 (2015)

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Exploring Gesture Sonification to Support Reflective Craft Practice

Smith T, Bowen S, Nissen B, Hook J, Verhoeven A, Bowers J, et al.

Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '15 (2015)

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Framing IxD knowledge

Höök K, Bardzell J, Bowen S, Dalsgaard P, Reeves S, Waern A

interactions (2015)

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Understanding the lived experience of adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Webster M, Foster E, Comber R, Bowen S, Cheetham T, Balaam M

Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children - IDC '15 (2015)

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Photo mementos: Designing digital media to represent ourselves at home

Petrelli D, Bowen S, Whittaker S

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (2014)

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Wearing Two Hats: Reflecting Alongside Authentic Designing

Bowen S, Dearden A, Dexter M

Proceedings of DRS 2014 (2014)

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Engaging teenagers productively in service design

Bowen S, Sustar H, Wolstenholme D, Dearden A

International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction (2013)

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How Was it For You?: Experiences of Participatory Design in the UK Health Service

Bowen S, McSeveny K, Lockley E, Dearden A

CoDesign (2013)

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Using Popular Culture to Enable Health Service Co-Design with Young People

Sustar H, Dearden A, Bowen S, Fisher M, Wolstenholme D

Proceedings of EAD 2013 - Crafting the Future (2013)

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Designing Engagement

Bowen S, Wolstenholme D, Dearden A, Dexter M, Wright P, Cobb M, et al.

Design4Health 2011 (2011)

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Different Views: Including Others in Participatory Health Service Innovation

Bowen S, Dearden A, Wolstenholme D, Cobb M, Wright P

Proceedings of PINC 2011 (2011)

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Remembering today tomorrow: Exploring the human-centred design of digital mementos

Bowen S, Petrelli D

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (2011)

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Design-Led Service Improvement for Older People

Wolstenholme D, Cobb M, Bowen S, Dearden A, Wright P

Australasian Medical Journal (2010)

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Participatory Design Methodologies Used to Effect Change in a Healthcare Environment.

Dexter M, Cobb M, Bowen S, Dearden A, Rahman F, Wolstenholme D, et al.

Design Research Conference (2010)

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Participatory Design with Health and Social Care Institutions An Interactive workshop at the 2010 PDC Conference

Wolstenholme D, Cobb M, Wright P, Bowen S, Dearden A, Rahman F, et al.

Proceedings of PDC 2010 (2010)

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Participatory Healthcare Service Design and Innovation

Bowen S, Dearden A, Wright P, Wolstenholme D, Cobb M

Proceedings of PDC 2010 (2010)

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A Critical Artefact Methodology: Using Provocative Conceptual Designs to Foster Human-centred Innovation

Bowen S

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Critical Artefact Methods: Using Provocative Conceptual Designs within Participatory Human-Cented Design

Bowen S

Workshop at Nordes'09 (2009)

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Design Participation via Artefacts

Bowen S

Reflections 13 (2009)

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Engaging the Ageing: Designing Artefacts to Provoke Dialogue

Bowen S, Chamberlain P

Designing Inclusive Futures (2008)

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Getting it Right: Lessons Learned in Applying a Critical Artefact Approach

Bowen S

Proceedings of Undisciplined! Design Research Society Conference (2008)

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Crazy Ideas or Creative Probes?: Presenting Critical Artefacts to Stakeholders to Develop Innovative Product Ideas

Bowen S

Proceedings of EAD07: Dancing with Disorder: Design, Discourse & Disaster (2007)

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Designers' Use of the Artefact in Human-centred Design

Chamberlain P, Bowen S

Designing Accessible Technology (2006)

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Professional experience

Research Associate, Creative Exchange

Newcastle University

October 2013 - Present

Design Research Fellow

Sheffield Hallam University

July 2012 - October 2013 (1 year 3 months)

Design Research Associate

Sheffield Hallam University

May 2009 - July 2012 (3 years 2 months)

Education history

Sheffield Hallam University

PhD - Design Methodology

October 2005 - March 2009 (3 years 5 months)

Sheffield Hallam University

MA (with Distinction) Industrial Design

October 2003 - March 2005 (1 year 5 months)

UMIST - University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

B.Eng Communication and Control Engineering

October 1993 - July 1995 (1 year 9 months)