Designing with data

Data driven innovation is transforming society and the economy. In the Centre for Design Informatics, we design systems for better human data interaction, in diverse settings such as health, culture, mobility and finance. We explore design from, with, and by data: the central concern is the design of flows of data which sustain and enhance human values. Relevant technologies range from the internet of things, through blockchains, to robotics, speech recognition, data visualisation, interaction design, and social computing.

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Open for booking: keynote speech by Professor Karen Barad

Design Informatics Blockexchange Workshop featured on IoT UK

Culture Computing Clash: creating successful digital projects with cultural heritage

Call for Papers – Workshop on Blockchain Technology and International Development: Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations

The Latent Image conference: Transimage 2018 hosted by Edinburgh University


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Masters students from our 2013/2014 programme talk through their work in Design Informatics alongside course directors Chris Speed, Jon Oberlander and Design with Data course leader Duncan Shingleton.
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Master students talk about work produced as part of the Design with Data course where they used the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh as their case study.
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Every project, student or staff, has to address practical challenges ranging over the ways we work, care and play. To do this, we are building up a community of interest of academics, commercial and public sector organisations.