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 Lynne Craig (MA Design Informatics) 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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Adam Jenkins

Adam Jenkins

Research Associate

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Aditi Surana

Aditi Surana

PhD Candidate

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Alexandre Colle

Alexandre Colle

PhD student at the Edinburgh Centre For Robotics

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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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Anna Talley

Anna Talley

Doctoral Researcher

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Ari Beckingham

Ari Beckingham

PhD Student

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Auste Simkute

Auste Simkute

PhD Candidate

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Benjamin Bach

Benjamin Bach

Reader in Design Informatics and Data 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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Bjorn Ross

Bjorn Ross

Lecturer in Computational Social Science

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Bronwyn Jones

Bronwyn Jones

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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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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Carlos Guerrero Millan

Carlos Guerrero Millan

PhD Student

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Caroline Parkinson

Caroline Parkinson

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

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Charlotte Bird

Charlotte Bird

PhD Student

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Chris Elsden

Chris Elsden

Chancellor’s Fellow in Service Design

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Chris Speed

Chris Speed

Chair of Design Informatics

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Devanjan Bhattacharya

Devanjan Bhattacharya

MSCA TRAIN@ED Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dinny Duan

Dinny Duan

Visiting PhD Student

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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

Chair of Human-Data Interaction

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Farid Ghani

Farid Ghani

PhD Student

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Harvey Everson

Harvey Everson

Design Technician

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Hector Michael Fried

Hector Michael Fried

Research Associate

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James Scott-Brown

James Scott-Brown

Research Associate

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Jane Macdonald

Jane Macdonald

Research Projects Producer

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Jenny Elliott

Jenny Elliott

PhD Research in Urban Design

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Joe Revans

Joe Revans

Design Research Developer

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John Lee

John Lee

Professor of Digital Media

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John Morrison

John Morrison

PhD Candidate

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John Vines

John Vines

Chair of Design Informatics

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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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Kyle Morrison

Kyle Morrison

Design Technician

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Lachlan Urquhart

Lachlan Urquhart

Senior Lecturer in Technology Law and Human-Computer Interaction

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Larissa Pschetz

Larissa Pschetz

Lecturer in Design

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Liquan Chai

Liquan Chai

PhD Candidate

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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

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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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Martin Disley

Martin Disley

Design Research Developer

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Matthew Tannam-Elgie

Matthew Tannam-Elgie

PhD Student

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Melissa Terras

Melissa Terras

Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage

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Nichole Fernandez

Nichole Fernandez

Research Fellow at the Advanced Care Research Centre

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Nicola Osborne

Nicola Osborne

Manager of the Institute of Design Informatics & Creative Informatics Programme Manager

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Pushpi Bagchi

Pushpi Bagchi

Research Associate

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Robin Hill

Robin Hill

Lecturer in Cognitive Science

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Roxanne Wong

Roxanne Wong

Research Centres Support Assistant

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Ruth Oliver

Ruth Oliver

Business Development Manager - Creative Informatics

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Ryan David Bowler

Ryan David Bowler

PhD candidate

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Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett

PhD Candidate

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Sarah Kettley

Sarah Kettley

Chair of Material and Design Innovation

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Simran Chopra

Simran Chopra

Research Associate

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Susan Lechelt

Susan Lechelt

Lecturer in Design Informatics

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Uta Hinrichs

Uta Hinrichs

Reader in Data Visualization

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Vikki Jones

Vikki Jones

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Creative Informatics

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Youngsil Lee

Youngsil Lee

PhD Candidate

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Yuhao Sun

Yuhao Sun

PhD Student

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Yuning Chen

Yuning Chen

PhD Student

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Zezhong Wang

Zezhong Wang

PhD candidate

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