Here is an overview of current and recently completed projects.
I am currently Principal Investigator for the EPSRC-funded project ‘INTUIT: Interaction Design for Trusted Sharing of Personal Health Data to Live Well with HIV’ (EP/R033900/1). INTUIT aims to understand issues of trust, identity and privacy that are experienced by people living with HIV when sharing self-generated data with clinicians, peers, and others, for the purposes of self-managing their condition. It considers an ethically responsible and inclusive design research programme to prototype and evaluate digital tools to support data sharing for living well with HIV, which is grounded in empirical insight about these issues, and co-created in partnership with key stakeholders including the HIV community, Healthcare providers, HIV charities, public health organisations, and community advocacy groups.
There is a set of studies within the work programme dedicated to considering transferable insights for other comparable health contexts, such as mental health conditions that remain stigmatised.
Project website: www.intuitproject.org.
Playing Out with IoT is an innovative ESPRC-funded project (EP/P025544/2) exploring how Internet of Things (IoT) technologies can be developed and extended to enable children under 9 years old to create digital outside play in their own neighbourhoods. The project responds to concerns that fewer and fewer children are playing outdoors, which is having an impact on health, well-being, personal and social development.
Project website: www.playout.digital.
CDL was an EPSRC-funded project ((EP/L00383X/1) that considered what it means for individuals to ‘live out’ digitally mediated lives across the human lifespan, and specially to understand the implications of people’s digital interactions for identity creation and management from a lifespan perspective. The project goal was to generate social, cultural and technical insights to inform digital literacy, technology innovation, and UK policy making. The project researched different generational perspectives on the use of digital technology during major life transitions including leaving school, becoming a parent for the first time, and retiring from work.
This Leverhulme fellowship investigated innovative uses of Interaction Design (IxD) practice as a form of inquiry in interdisciplinary research. Working at the boundary of the arts and sciences, the research is grounded in the ‘radically interdisciplinary’ field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), which is rife with complex challenges for collaboration. Focusing on the uses of IxD techniques to facilitate dialogue and understanding between research stakeholders, the work programme produced methodological insights for guiding the application of IxD practice in methods of communicative exchange.
The fellowship produced a number of outputs, some of which are included here: http://www.abigaildurrant.com/project-details/impact.
Please find a comprensive list of research projects and outputs on my Profile page.