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Dr Mark Selby (2009 cohort)

Supporting personal reflections via experimental manufacturing with digital augmented objects

During his PhD Mark Selby conducted design-led research into the relationships between material and memory, and ways that data about our experiences might be used to shape the material qualities of objects so that they are better able to reflect our personal experiences and tell stories about our past.

After graduating from the Horizon CDT, Mark went on to be a Research Fellow in The Centre for Design Informatics within the Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh. Working on the Learning Energy Systems research project, he used design-led research methods, and co-design to explore possibilities for leveraging usage data in the development of energy systems that could better integrate into communities’ complex social and cultural settings.

Following this post, Mark was successful in gaining employment at Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands, and in April 2016, also became a visiting Research Associate at the Royal College of Art in London.