Bettina Nissen

Bettina Nissen

Research Associate

Bettina Nissen, Research Associate

Bettina Nissen is a design researcher and Research Associate in Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. She has a background in interaction design, digital fabrication and tangible data engagement and has worked with a series of creative industry organisations in the UK. Bettina received an AHRC-funded PhD in Digital Media and Human Computer Interaction from Newcastle University in 2017. She has recently lead the ESRC-funded research project After Money in collaboration with the Royal Bank of Scotland and New Economics Foundation and is currently working on the EPSRC-funded research project PACTMAN. Her practice-based research focuses on engaging audiences with complex technological concepts through accessible, provocative and tangible means and makings.

Research Interests:

  • Research through Design
  • Designing with Data
  • Data Engagement
  • Data Physicalisation
  • Digital Fabrication

Research Profile:

Bettina’s research profile can be found on Edinburgh Research Explorer



After Money

If you change the representation of value, does it change the values that you can represent?

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Understanding how to manage issues of trust, privacy and consent in future pervasive environments

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