My research deals with participatory design of information and communications technology to improve lives for individuals and for communities. I also teach undergraduate modules related to software design.
How can effective design methods, specialist design skills and good design ideas be effectively shared with people who are not specialist designers? How can specialist designers most effectively work with other people to develop new ideas, new technologies and innovations in practice that improve lives and promote justice? My work is particularly concerned with enabling people and groups who may have limited resources, or limited experience with technology, to shape systems for themselves.
I have worked with private, public & third sector organizations in the UK, South Asia, Indonesia and Africa. With funding from the National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR) I worked with the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care – South Yorkshire (CLAHRC-SY) to promote User-centred Healthcare Design (UCHD).
I am currently advising Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust on staff participation in IT innovation.
In the UK I have been working with community organisations and social enterprises to understand and develop innovative approaches both to designing technology and driving community development. I have worked on co-design with voluntary organisations and social enterprises, particularly in the creative and craft industries. Ideas from this work are now being used in partnership with craft producers in Indonesia.
Together with Makerere University, Uganda, I led a British Council partnership focused on ‘Mobile Innovation & Enterprise’. In 2009, my team’s work with a co-operative of marginalized Indian farmers received an Award from the Manthan Foundation (South Asia) for its contribution to e-Enterprise & Livelihood. I have worked with SAP Research on design methods that were used to enable product traceability in West African agricultural value chains (Cashew Nuts, Shea Nuts, Cocoa). I am working with PhD students who are leading design and action research to improve sexual health education in Botswana, and sustainable agriculture in West Bengal, India.
My current main focus is on finding ethical and effective approaches to research in Information and Communication Technologies ‘for Development’ (ICTD). How can we, a privileged few, conduct research in a way that is accountable to and relevant for the marginalised majority?
Software Engineering and Computer Science
Case Studies in Software Design
- Communication and Computing Research Centre
- Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute
Creating, Connecting and Sustaining Links with Indonesian Craft Industries
RIZVI, Syed Mohammad Haider and DEARDEN, Andy (2017). KHETI: ICT solution for agriculture extension and its replication in open and distance learning. In: PANDEY, Umesh Chandra and INRAKANTI, Verlaxmi, (eds.) Open and Distance Learning Initiatives for Sustainable Development. IGI Global, 163-174.
BRIGSTOCKE, Julian, HOOVER, Elona, HARDER, Marie, GRAHAM, Paula, DE SOUSA, Sophia, DEARDEN, Andrew, LIGHT, Ann, ZAMENOPOULOS, Theodore, ALEXIOU, Katerina, BURFORD, Gemma, GAUBERT, Justine and FOSKETT, Colin (2017). Implicit values: Uncounted legacies. In: FACER, Keri and PAHL, Kate, (eds.) Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research: Beyond impact. Bristol, Policy Press, 65-83.
KENDALL, Linus and DEARDEN, Andy (2017). ICTs for agroecology: shifting agricultural ICT4D from “I” to “C”. In: CHOUDRIE, Jyoti, ISLAM, M. Sirajul, WAHID, Fathul, BASS, Julian M. and PRIYATMA, Johanes Eka, (eds.) Information and communication technologies for development : 14th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 22-24, 2017, Proceedings. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (504). Springer, 451-462.
STRATTON, Andy, BATES, Christopher and DEARDEN, Andrew (2017). Quando: enabling museum and art gallery practitioners to develop interactive digital exhibits. In: BARBOSA, Simone, MARKOPOULOS, Panos, PATERNÒ, Fabio, STUMPF, Simone and VALTOLINA, Stefano, (eds.) End-user development : 6th International Symposium on End-User Development, IS-EUD 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, June 13-15, 2017, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (10303). Cham, Springer, 100-107.
DEARDEN, Andy and TUCKER, William (2016). Moving ICTD research beyond bungee jumping: practical case studies and recommendations. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 35 (3), 36-43.
KUMAR, Neha, DRAY, Susan, DEARDEN, Andy, DELL, Nicola, DENSMORE, Melissa, GRINTER, Rebecca E., LIU, Zhengjie, MORENO ROCHA, Mario A., PETERS, Anicia, SARI, Eunice, THIES, William, MEDHI-THIES, Indrani, TUCKER, William D., VALDERRAMA BAHAMONDEZ, Elba and WYCHE, Susan (2016). Development consortium: HCI across borders. In: CHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, ACM, 3620-3627.
LAM, Busayawan and DEARDEN, Andy (2015). Enhancing service development and service delivery through co-design. Voluntary Sector Review, 6 (1), 61-80.
BOOTH, Alison, GARRISON, Laurie, RICHES, Tim, DEARDEN, Andy, GLOVER, Ian, HILL, Katie, MCSEVENY, Kerry and WESTAWAY, Sarah (2015). BadgeLAB Leeds : Exploring Open Badges for the Arts. Research and Development Report. Project Report. London, Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.
SOLTANI, Hora, DUXBURY, Alexandra, ARDEN, Madelynne, DEARDEN, Andrew, FURNESS, Penny and GARLAND, Carolyn (2015). Maternal obesity management using mobile technology : a feasibility study to evaluate a text messaging based complex intervention during pregnancy. Journal of Obesity, 111 (5 pt.2), 1-10.
DEARDEN, Andrew, LIGHT, Ann, ZAMENOPOULOS, Theodore, GRAHAM, Paula, PLOUVIEZ, Emma and DE SOUSA, Sophia (2014). Scaling up co-design. In: WINSCHIERS-THEOPHILUS, Heike, D'ANDREA, Vincenzo and IVERSEN, Ole Sejer, (eds.) PDC 2014 : Reflecting connectedness : proceedings of the 13th Participatory Design Conference. New York, ACM Press, 67-70.
MORRISON, Cecily and DEARDEN, Andy (2013). Beyond tokenistic participation: Using representational artefacts to enable meaningful public participation in health service design. Health Policy, 112 (3), 179-186.
BOWEN, Simon, SUSTAR, Helena, WOLSTENHOLME, Dan and DEARDEN, Andrew (2013). Engaging teenagers productively in service design. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 1 (3-4), 71-81.
DEXTER, Matt, ATKINSON, Paul and DEARDEN, Andrew (2013). Open design and cystic fibrosis: enabling participation in the design process. In: 2nd European Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield Hallam University, 3-5th July 2013. online e-book, Sheffield Hallam University. (Unpublished)
DEXTER, Matt, ATKINSON, Paul and DEARDEN, Andrew (2013). Open design and medical products: irreconcilable differences, or natural bedfellows? In: Proceedings of the 10th European Academy of Design Conference, Gothenburg. [Gothenburg], University of Gothenburg/European Academy of Design.
SUSTAR, Helena, BOWEN, Simon, DEARDEN, Andy, FISHER, Mark and WOLSTENHOLME, Dan (2013). Using popular culture to enable health service co-design with young people. In: Crafting the Future, Gothenburg, Sweden, 17-19 April, 2013. European Academy of Design Conference. (Submitted)
DOERFLINGER, Joerg and DEARDEN, Andy (2013). Evolving a software development methodology for commercial ICTD projects. Information Technology and International Development, 9 (3), 43-60.
BOWEN, Simon, MCSEVENY, Kerry, LOCKLEY, Eleanor, WOLSTENHOLME, Dan, COBB, Mark and DEARDEN, Andy (2013). How was it for you? Experiences of participatory design in the UK health service. CoDesign, 9 (4), 230-246.
HILL, Katie J, LIGHT, Ann and DEARDEN, Andy (2013). Meanwhile use as performance - rehearsing and performing community in temporary spaces. In: MELKAS, Helinä and BUUR, Jacob, (eds.) Proceedings of the Participatory Innovation Conference PIN-C 2013. Lahti, Finland, Lappeenranta University of Technology, 159-166.
DOERFLINGER, Joerg, DEARDEN, Andy and GROSS, Tom (2013). A software development methodology for sustainable ICTD solutions. In: CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems on - CHI EA '13. ACM, 2371-2374.
LAM, Busayawan, DEARDEN, Andy, WILLIAM-POWLETT, Katherine and BRODIE, Ellie (2012). Exploring co-design in the voluntary sector. In: VSSN / NCVO Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, 10/09/2012 - 11/09/2012. (Unpublished)
DEARDEN, Andy (2012). See no evil? ethics in an interventionist ICTD. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development. IEEE / Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Incorporated., 46-55.
SOLTANI, Hora, FURNESS, Penny, MCSEVENY, Kerry, ARDEN, Madelynne, GARLAND, Carolyn, SUSTAR, Helena and DEARDEN, Andy (2012). Women's and midwives' perspectives on the design of a text messaging support for maternal obesity services. Journal of Obesity.
ROAST, Chris, DEARDEN, Andy and URUCHURTU, Elizabeth (2011). Using and utilizing an innovative media development tool. In: Proceeding of IHC & CLIHC 2011 : Proceedings of the 10th Brazilian Symposium on on Human Factors in Computing Systems and the 5th Latin American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Porto Alegre, Brazil, Brazilian Computer Society / ACM, 149-156.
FURNESS, Penny J, MCSEVENY, Kerry, ARDEN, Madelynne, GARLAND, Carolyn, DEARDEN, Andy and SOLTANI, Hora (2011). Maternal obesity support services: a qualitative study of the perspectives of women and midwives. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 11 (69).
ROAST, Chris, URUCHURTU, Elizabeth and DEARDEN, Andy (2011). The programming-like-analysis of an innovative media tool. In: Psychology of Porgramming Interest Group Annual Conference, University of York, 6 - 8 September 2011. (Unpublished)
DEXTER, Matt, ATKINSON, Paul and DEARDEN, Andrew (2011). Health products; designed with, not for, end users. In: YOXALL, Alaster, (ed.) Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Design 4 Health, Sheffield. Sheffield Hallam University, 110-121.
BOWEN, Simon, DEARDEN, Andy, WOLSTENHOLME, Dan and COBB, Mark (2011). Different views : including others in participatory health service innovation. In: BUUR, Jacob, (ed.) PINC 2011 : Participatory innovation conference 2011, 13-15 January, 2011, Sonderborg, Denmark. Sonderborg, University of Southern Denmark, 230-236.
DRAY, Susan M., LIGHT, Ann, EVERS, Vanessa, DEARDEN, Andy, DENSMORE, Melissa, KAM, Matthew, MARSDEN, Gary, RAMACHANDRAN, Nithya Sambasivan, SMYTH, Thomas, VAN GREUNEN, Darelle and WINTERS, Niall (2011). Human computer interaction for development: changing HCI to Change the World. In: SEARS, A and JACKO, J.A., (eds.) The human-interaction handbook: fundamentals, evolving technologies and emerging applications. CRC press.
DEARDEN, Andy, MATTHEWS, P. and RIZVI, H. (2011). Kheti: mobile multimedia in an agricultural co-operative. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 15 (6), 597-607.
DEARDEN, Andy, LIGHT, Ann, KANAGWA, Benjamin and RAI, Idris (2010). Getting from research to practice in M4D. In: SVENSSON, Jakob and WICANDER, Gudrun, (eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on M4D Mobile Communication Technology for Development : M4D 2010, 10-11 November 2010, Kampala, Uganda. Karlstadt University, 259-262.
DEARDEN, Andy, LIGHT, Ann, HEEKS, Richard, MARSDEN, Gary, WINTERS, Niall, TONGIA, Rahul, BEALE, Russell and KAM, Matthew (2010). Innovation everywhere : computing for 9 billion people. In: ACM-BCS Visions of Computer Science 2010 : Grand Challenges in Computing Research, Edinburgh, 13-16 April 2010. (Unpublished)
BOWEN, Simon, DEARDEN, Andy, WRIGHT, Peter, WOLSTENHOLME, Dan and COBB, Mark (2010). Participatory healthcare service design and innovation. In: BODKER, K, BRATTETEIG, T, LOI, D and ROBERTSON, T, (eds.) PDC '10 Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series . New York, ACM Press, 155-158.
DEARDEN, Andy, WRIGHT, Peter, BOWEN, Simon, RAHMAN, Fazilatur, COBB, Mark and WOLSTENHOLME, Dan (2010). Pervasive healthcare in lived experience : thinking beyond the home : position paper for workshop on pervasive healthcare in the home. In: 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2010, Munich, Germany, 22-25 March, 2010. (Unpublished)
DEARDEN, Andy, RIZVI, Haider and GUPTA, Subodh (2010). Roles and responsibilities in agile ICT for development. Electronic Workshops in Computing, 1-12.
DEARDEN, Andy, WRIGHT, Peter, BOWEN, Simon, COBB, Mark and WOLSTENHOLME, Dan (2010). User centred design and pervasive health : a position statement from the user centred healthcare design project. In: 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2010, Munich, Germany, 22-25 March, 2010. (Unpublished)
DEARDEN, Andy and LIGHT, Ann (2009). Designing for e-Social Action An Application Taxonomy. In: Undisciplined! Design Research Society Conference 2008, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, 16-19 July 2008.
DEARDEN, Andy (2009). Integrating mobile data services into an existing information ecology. In: W3C workshop on: Africa Perspective on the Role of Mobile Technologies in Fostering Social and Economic Development, Maputo, Mozambique, April 1st - 2nd.
CERIEJO-ROIBAS, Anxo, DEARDEN, Andy, DRAY, Susan, GRAY, Phil, THOMAS, John and WINTERS, Niall (2009). Ethics, roles and relationships in interaction design in developing regions. In: GROSS, T., GULLIKSEN, J., KOTZÉ, P., OESTREICHER, L., PALANQUE, P., PRATES, R.O. and WINCKLER, M., (eds.) Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2009 : 12th IFIP TC 13 International Conference Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) : Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI, 2 (5727). Springer, 963-964.
HO, Melissa R., SMYTH, Thomas N., KAM, Matthew and DEARDEN, Andy (2009). Human computer interaction for international development: past present and future. Information technologies and international development, 5 (4), 1-18.
BLYTHE, M. and DEARDEN, Andy (2009). Representing older people: towards meaningful images of the user in design scenarios. Universal access in the information society, 8 (1), 21-32.
KOUKOULETSOS, K., KHAZAEI, B., DEARDEN, A. and OZCAN, M. (2009). Teaching usability principles with patterns and guidelines. In: KOTZE, P., WONG, W., JORGE, J., DIX, A. and SILVA, P. A., (eds.) Creativity and Hci: from Experience to Design in Education. International Federation for Information Processing, 289 . Springer, 159-174.
DEARDEN, Andy and RIZVI, Haider (2009). A deeply embedded sociotechnical strategy for designing ICT for development. International journal of sociotechnology and knowledge development, 1 (4), 52-70.
DEARDEN, Andy and LIGHT, Ann (2008). On social function: new language for discussing technology for social action. In: Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing (DIAC), Berkeley, CA, 26th - 29th June 2008.
DEARDEN, Andy and RIZVI, H. (2008). Adapting participatory and agile software methods to participatory rural development. In: PDC'08: Experiences and Challenges, Participatory Design Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, October 1-4, 2008.
DEARDEN, Andy and RIZVI, H. (2008). Participatory design and participatory development: a comparative review. In: PDC'08: Experiences and Challenges, Participatory Design Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, October 1-4, 2008.
THOMAS, John, DEARDEN, Andy, DRAY, Susan, LIGHT, Ann, BEST, Michael, ARKIN, Nuray, MAUNDER, Andrew, KAM, Matthew, CHETTY, Marshini, SAMBASIVAN, Nithya, BUCKHALTER, Celeste and KRISHNAN, Gaurishankar (2008). Hci for community and international development. In: CZERWINSKI, Mary and LUND, Arnie, (eds.) CHI EA '08 : CHI '08 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. New York, ACM, 3909-3912.
WALLACE, J., DEARDEN, Andy and FISHER, T. (2007). The significant other: the value of jewellery within the conception, design and experience of body focussed digital devices. AI and society, 22 (1), 53-62.
DEARDEN, Andy, LAUENER, A. M., SLACK, F., ROAST, C. R. and CASSIDY, S. (2006). Make it so! Jean-Luc Picard, Bart Simpson and the design of e-public services. In: Proceedings of the Ninth Conference on Participatory design: Expanding boundaries in design, Trento, Italy, 01-05 August, 2006. New York, ACM Press, 67-76.
DEARDEN, Andy (2006). Designing as a conversation with digital materials. Design Studies, 27 (3), 399-421.
NAGHSH, Amir. M., DEARDEN, Andy and OZCAN, Mehmet B. (2006). Investigating annotation in electronic paper-prototypes. In: GILROY, S. W. and HARRISON, M. D., (eds.) Interactive Systems: Design, Specification, and Verification. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3941 . Springer, 90-101.
MCCARTHY, J., WRIGHT, P., WALLACE, J. and DEARDEN, Andy (2005). The experience of enchantment in human-computer interaction. Personal and ubiquitous computing, 10 (6), 369-378.
DEARDEN, Andy, WALKER, S. and WATTS, L. (2005). Choosing friends carefully: allies for critical computing. In: Proceedings of the 4th Decennial Conference on Critical computing: between sense and sensibility, Aarhus, Denmark, August 20-24, 2005. New York, ACM Press, 133-135.
ROAST, C., DEARDEN, Andy and KHAZAEI, B. (2005). Enhancing contextual analysis to support the design of development tools. In: FINCHER, S., MARKOPOULOS, P., MOORE, D. and RUDDLE, R., (eds.) People and Computers Xviii - Design for Life. B C S Conference Series . Springer, 297-313.
DEARDEN, Andy and LO, C. M. (2005). Supporting user decisions in travel and tourism. In: FINCHER, S., MARKOPOULOS, P., MOORE, D. and RUDDLE, R., (eds.) People and Computers Xviii - Design for Life. B C S Conference Series . Springer, 103-116.
DEARDEN, Andy and LO, C. M. (2004). Using co-operative evaluation to explore travel and tourism decision making. In: Information and communication technologies in tourism 2004, the 11th ENTER International Conference, Cairo, Egypt. Springer, 172-183.
DEARDEN, Andy, FINLAY, J., ALLGAR, E. and MCMANUS, B. (2002). Using pattern languages in participatory design. In: Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference (PDC 2002), Malmö, Sweden, June 23-25, 2002. Palo Alto, CA, CPSR.
DEARDEN, Andy, NAGHSH, A. and OZCAN, M. B. (2002). Support for participation in electronic paper prototyping. In: Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference (PDC 2002), Malmö, Sweden, June 23-25, 2002. Palo Alto, CA, CPSR, 105-108.
DEARDEN, Andy (2002). A systematic treatment of supervision for use in function allocation. In: JOHANNSEN, G., (ed.) Analysis, Design and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems 2001. Ifac Symposia Series . Oxford, Pergamon, 435-440.
DEARDEN, Andy (2001). IDA-S: A conceptual framework for partial automation. In: BLANDFORD, Ann, VANDERDONCKT, Jean and GRAY, Phil, (eds.) People and computers XV : interaction without frontiers. B C S Conference Series . London, Springer, 213-228.
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Bontle Gopolang – ‘Using ICT to enhance Sexual and Reproductive Health Education in Botswana‘
Remi Bec (2016) – ‘Designing games to encourage physical activity by adolescents’
Matt Dexter (2014) – ‘Open design of medical products: An Open Medical Products Methodology’
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Jayne Wallace (2007) – ‘Emotionally charged: a practice-centred enquiry of digital jewellery and personal emotional significance’
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