Harnessing the potential of digital technologies to support citizen-focused sharing of knowledge, experience and resources to drive community engagement in education, public health and social justice is the goal of a long-term research initiative “Digital Civics”. Led by Open Lab, Newcastle University’s centre for cross-disciplinary research, Professor Oliver will discuss some of their latest projects where citizen-driven design is shaping the provision of future public service delivery and community development in the North East of England.
Where: Caulfield Seminar Room H7.84, VC to Room G12A, 14 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus
Patrick Olivier is Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Computing, Newcastle University, UK. He founded and leads Open Lab, Newcastle University's centre for cross-disciplinary research in digital technologies. His research interests span interaction design, social computing and ubiquitous computing, particularly in public service and civic application contexts (education, public health and social justice). He is director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics (55 cross-disciplinary PhD students) and the EPSRC Digital Economy Research Centre (a multidisciplinary five-year project involving 25 postdocs).