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Simon Bowen

  • Dr
  • Research Associate, Creative Exchange
  • Newcastle University
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Research interests

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

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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  • Enabling Polyvocality in Interactive Documentaries Through "Structural Participation"

    • Green D
    • Bowen S
    • Hook J
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  • Making

    • Bowen S
    • Wright P
    • Bowers J
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  • Metro customers have their say on a new fleet of trains

    • Nexus
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  • Mindfulness and Technology: Traces of A Middle Way

    • Akama Y
    • Light A
    • Bowen S
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  • Problems in Practice: Understanding Design Research by Critiquing Cases

    • Durrant A
    • Kirk D
    • Wallace J
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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(a year)

Design Research Associate

Sheffield Hallam University

May 2009 - July 2012(3 years)

Education history

PhD - Design Methodology

Sheffield Hallam University

October 2005 - March 2009(3 years)

MA (with Distinction) Industrial Design

Sheffield Hallam University

October 2003 - March 2005(a year)

B.Eng Communication and Control Engineering

UMIST - University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

October 1993 - July 1995(2 years)