About Design Informatics

Data driven innovation is transforming society and the economy. In the Centre for Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, 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 visualization, interaction design, and social computing.

For full information about the Centre’s mission and methods, click here

If you are interested in studying Design Informatics, visit the Postgraduate pages for further information, or contact the Programme Directors Dave Murray-Rust (MA/MFA) and Maria Wolters (MSc/MSc in Advanced Design Informatics). If you have a general enquiry please email designinformatics@ed.ac.uk

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Benjamin Bach

Benjamin Bach

Lecturer in Design Informatics and Visualization

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Bettina Nissen

Bettina Nissen

Research Associate

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Chris Elsden

Chris Elsden

Visiting Researcher

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Chris Speed

Chris Speed

Chair of Design Informatics

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Courtney Cooke

Courtney Cooke

Research & Projects Coordinator

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Dave Murray Rust

Dave Murray Rust

Lecturer in Design Informatics

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Ella Tallyn

Ella Tallyn

Research Associate

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Ewa Luger

Ewa Luger

Chancellor's Fellow

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Hector Michael Fried

Hector Michael Fried

Research Associate

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John Lee

John Lee

Professor of Digital Media

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Larissa Pschetz

Larissa Pschetz

Lecturer in Design

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Maria Wolters

Maria Wolters

Reader in Design Informatics

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Mark Kobine

Mark Kobine

Design Informatics Technician

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Michaela Turner

Michaela Turner

Consultancy Associate

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Robin Hill

Robin Hill

Lecturer in Cognitive Science

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Rory Gianni

Rory Gianni

Research Associate

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Shaune Oosthuizen

Shaune Oosthuizen

Creative Technologist

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