About Design Informatics

Data driven innovation is transforming society and the economy. In the Institute 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 visualisation, interaction design, and social computing.

For full information about the Institute’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 Chris Speed (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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Anna Marie Rezk

Anna Marie Rezk

PhD Candidate

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Anna Orme

Anna Orme

Programme Officer - Creative Informatics

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Benjamin Bach

Benjamin Bach

Lecturer in Design Informatics and Visualization

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Bettina Nissen

Bettina Nissen

Lecturer in Interaction Design

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Billy Dixon

Billy Dixon

Product and interaction designer

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Caitlin McDonald

Caitlin McDonald

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Cara Wilson

Cara Wilson

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

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Caroline Parkinson

Caroline Parkinson

Sector Engagement Manager – Creative Industries & Director of Creative, EFI

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Catie Cundall

Catie Cundall

Support Assistant

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Chris Speed

Chris Speed

Chair of Design Informatics

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Dr Chris Elsden

Dr Chris Elsden

Chancellor’s Fellow in Service Design

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Ella Tallyn

Ella Tallyn

Research Associate

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Evan Morgan

Evan Morgan

Research Software Engineer

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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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Jane Macdonald

Jane Macdonald

Research Projects Producer

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Jessica Armstrong

Jessica Armstrong

Research Projects Producer - Design Informatics

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John Lee

John Lee

Professor of Digital Media

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John Vines

John Vines

Chair of Design Informatics

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Jonathan Rankin

Jonathan Rankin

Designer

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Kam Chan

Kam Chan

Programme Administrator - Creative Informatics

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Kami Vaniea

Kami Vaniea

Lecturer of Cyber Security

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Kiersten Hay

Kiersten Hay

Research Associate

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Lachlan Urquhart

Lachlan Urquhart

Lecturer in Technology Law

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Larissa Pschetz

Larissa Pschetz

Lecturer in Design

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Liam Upton

Liam Upton

Communications and Engagement Manager - Creative Informatics

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Luis Soares

Luis Soares

Research Associate

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Lynne Craig

Lynne Craig

Senior Lecturer / Programme Director - Design Informatics MA/MFA

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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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Nicola Osborne

Nicola Osborne

Programme Manager - Creative Informatics

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Robin Hill

Robin Hill

Lecturer in Cognitive Science

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Ruth Oliver

Ruth Oliver

Business Development Manager - Creative Informatics

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Ryan Bowler

Ryan Bowler

PhD candidate

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Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett

PhD Candidate

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Sophie Jacome

Sophie Jacome

Research Administrator - Design Informatics

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Susan Lechelt

Susan Lechelt

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Creative Informatics

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Uta Hinrichs

Uta Hinrichs

Reader in Data Visualization

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Zezhong Wang

Zezhong Wang

PhD candidate

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