Simon Bowen PhD

Research Associate, Creative Exchange

Newcastle University - University of Newcastle

Location
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Discipline
Design
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

  • 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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  • Contesting the City

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Design Participation via Artefacts

    Bowen S

    Reflections 13 (2009)

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

    Bowen S

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Professional experience

Research Associate, Creative Exchange

Newcastle University - University of Newcastle

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)