Kiersten Hay, Research Associate - Design Informatics
Kiersten Hay is a Research Associate in Design Informatics. She is currently working as a designer-researcher on the interdisciplinary ‘Beyond 10,000 Steps’ research project, funded by UKRI as part of the Healthy Ageing Challenge. Her research interests include Communication Design, Co-Design, Community-based Participatory Design (CBPD), Ethics, Design Praxes, Health, and Service Design. She undertook an interdisciplinary PhD in Design Studies at Northumbria University (2017- ) focused on using CBPD and Communication Design approaches to evaluate and design community-based digital social support tools and services with women living with HIV in the UK and their social support service providers. Kiersten has an MA in Design Informatics from the University of Edinburgh (2017) and a BDes Hons. in Fashion Communications from Ryerson University (2014).