Symposium & Hackathon Director – Matt Jones

Matt Jones is Professor of Computer Science, Swansea University and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder for work with base of pyramid users in resource constrained societies. Over the last ten years he has worked on several topics related to this symposium including interaction design for reducing energy use; social network services for community storytelling in challenging environments; and, interaction design for strengthening communities and economies in rural locations in both India and Wales. Matt sits on the EPSRC ICT Strategic Advisory Team and the Digital Economy Programme Advisory Board.

Matt can be contacted at

Symposium & Hackathon Organiser – Liam Betsworth

Liam Betsworth is a Research Assistant at Swansea University exploring performative interactions in public spaces.

For all queries that are event related, contact Liam at

Symposium Speakers & Mentors

Three invited speakers will deliver keynotes during the event. As the teams develop their ideas, a group of mentors will also be available to critique and encourage.

Yvonne Rogers

University College London
Yvonne Rogers is a Professor of Interaction Design and director of UCLIC at University College London.

Anirudha Joshi

IIT Bombay
Professor Anirudha Joshi teaches Interaction Design in the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay.

Jon Froehlich

University of Maryland
Jon Froehlich is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Michael Wilson

Loughborough University
Michael Wilson is a Professor of Drama at Loughborough University.

Danaë Stanton Fraser

University of Bath
Danaë is a Professor in HCI at the University of Bath and leads the CREATE Lab.

Jennifer Pearson

Swansea University
Jennifer is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Future Interaction Technology Lab at Swansea University.

Simon Robinson

Swansea University
Simon is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Future Interaction Technology Lab at Swansea University.

Programme Committee

  • Alan Dix, University of Birmingham
  • Daniel Archambault, Swansea University
  • George Buchanan, City Univeristy
  • Adrian Cheok, City University
  • Abigail Sellen, Microsoft Research
  • Anirudha Joshi, IIT Mumbai
  • Matt Jones, Swansea University
  • Mounia Lalmas, Yahoo!
  • Shaun Lawson, Lincoln University
  • Catherine Mulligan, Imperial University
  • Patrick Oliver, Newcastle University
  • Janet Read, University of Central Lancashire
  • Yvonne Rogers, UCL
  • Max Wilson, Nottingham University