Design Fiction, Design for Policy, Internet of Things, Digital Public Space, Knowledge Exchange, Fan Studies
Naomi is Lecturer in Design Policy and Futures Thinking. As an interdisciplinary academic, her work crosses various disciplines including design, computer science, social science, and fan and audience studies. Naomi’s previous work has focused primarily on interaction; between individuals, communities, disciplines or sectors, and between people and technology and the media they consume.
She previously worked as part of the The Creative Exchange, a £4 million AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hub in the Creative Economy, facilitating engagement between arts and humanities academics, and professionals and businesses in the creative economy. This included research on what is meant by the term ‘digital public space’ and she is particularly interested in the intersection between the digital and the physical, and how this impacts society on many axes.
Naomi has been part of a number of research projects looking at how technologies such as IoT and AI are being implemented and governed. She currently co-leads the Policy and Governance Special Interest Group as part of Beyond Imagination, and is carrying out research related to design for policy, particularly in the context of policy for new technologies. She also co-leads the cross-university Fan Studies Lancaster research group.
Naomi has published papers on topics including the governance of smart cities, livestreaming of fan conventions, the potentials of IoT for food safety, and how to use zombie apocalypse modelling for epidemiology education.
How our creative industries journey through an AI landscape
First School of Design Summer Lab yields positive results for students developing their portfolios and design identities
Proud to be a part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science
Sharing Imagination's involvement in a new local node of the Design Justice Network
Imagination researchers are going to DRS 2022 in Bilbao
presentations from our design research showcase event in March 2022
A new paper published in Cell:Patterns
Calling IoT and Cyber Security experts - virtual walkshop exploring IoT and Edge computing in the city
Exploring public space IoT
ImaginationLancaster investigates major areas of modern life from health to travel to help shape the future of two local districts
Developing policies and tools for transparent, ethical and secure IoT
Strategy and Research Plans for 2021
ImaginationLancaster Design Summit: Flourish Together
New paper published in Convergence: the International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
A newly published paper discusses the use of design fiction to understand trust in public space IoT
On 24th November The Creative Exchange - a joint project between Lancaster, The Royal College of Art and Newcastle University - held a Parliamentary event exploring the value of creativity in education, artistic practice, industry and local commissioning
A core strand of the work we do at Creative Exchange is looking how knowledge exchange can be incorporated into the training of doctoral students and early career researchers
Design Management Institute Workshop, by Dr Emma Murphy and Dr Naomi Jacobs
IDEAS for Impact offer support and help design tools for a CX event
How will traditional media such as television and radio adapt as they become part of a larger Internet of Things
The Knowledge Exchange conference was conceived as having three distinct phases and each one of these would have a different feel. With the final morning we wanted people to come into a very austere space with no furniture to introduce our eight KE manifesto points and then literally open the space into something much more dynamic and visual
The final event on the Thursday of The Knowledge Exchange conference was a panel session held at the Storey Institute in Lancaster
Naomi Jacobs, Senior Research Associate on The Creative Exchange reflects on the presentation of her paper titled 'Measuring Knowledge Exchange' at The Knowledge Exchange conference
Using coffee houses in The Knowledge Exchange Conference as a comfortable location for group discussion around selected themes
Dee Hennessey reflects on the way in which she developed and facilitated a unique and interactive way for the authors to present their conference papers
As preparation for the Knowledge Exchange Conference at Lancaster University in September, the PROUD project arranged for our keynote speaker for the conference Marc Tassoul (TU Delft) event to run a masterclass on creative facilitation on the day before the conference
The conference is taking place on the 26th and 27th September 2013 at Lancaster University, and is aimed at exploring and propagating new mutually beneficial exchanges between academia and the creative industries
Register soon for the Knowledge Exchange Conference: places are filling up fast with less than 20 remaining
Ideas. Opportunities. Passionate people. Imagining the future...
On Thursday 27th September the very first Creative Exchange lab was held, at the Digital World Centre in Salford Quays