Having trained as a product designer (Northumbria University), I worked in the design industry in interiors and games design before entering academia.
I am interested in the proliferation of digital spaces within our everyday lives and the relationship between time and space within these. My current work takes a speculative Design Fiction approach to explore agency and making.
My research interests include the use of social media within society and I use practice based and visual research methods to explore the everyday lives of my participants. I am interested in design thinking and its influence on the research process, ethnographic research methods and social media as a research tool and research site.
My teaching reflects my research interests and I teach on a range of modules and supervise postgraduate students across the Post-graduate Design programme.
Specialist areas of interest
Practice based methods, Social Media, Space and Time, Digital Ethnography
Specialist areas of interest
Social Media, Space and Time, Digital Ethnography
Department of Art and Design
Science, Technology and Arts
Post Graduate Design, Design Research Methods, Interior Design
- Art and Design Research Centre
- Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute
‘Gaming Past & Place’ which explores how playing video games affect gamers’ experience’s and perception’s of historical time periods and geographical places.
'ProcessMade' An exploration of Research and Making.
‘Digital residence’ – exploring digitally networked action in new build residential developments.
STIRLING, Eve and HACKETT, Abigail (2017). Thinking about the more than human in making and research process. In: 2nd European Conference of Qualitative Inquiry, Leuven, Belgium., 5-9 February 2018. (Unpublished)
LEVICK-PARKIN, Melanie, STIRLING, Eve, HANSON, Maria and BATEMAN, Roger (2017). AGENT MAKERS - The un-masking of environmental agency through design for speculative social innovation. In: Making and Unmaking the Environment : Design History Society Annual Conference, University of Oslo, 7–9 September 2017. (Unpublished)
BABORSKA-NAROZNY, Magdalena, STIRLING, Eve and STEVENSON, Fionn (2017). Exploring the efficacy of Facebook groups for collective occupant learning about using their homes. American Behavioral Scientist, 61 (7), 757-773.
STIRLING, Eve, HANSON, Maria, BATEMAN, Roger and LEVICK-PARKIN, Melanie (2017). AGENT MAKERS – Exploring speculative design concepts as the interface for change within the city. In: International Visual Methods Conference, Singapore, 16th - 18th August 2017. (Unpublished)
STIRLING, Eve (2017). Doing social media research. In: ARTHUR, James, WARING, Michael, COE, Robert and HEDGES, Larry, (eds.) Research methods and methodologies in education. 2nd ed. London, Sage. (In Press)
BILLAU, Sally and STIRLING, Eve (2016). CoLAB – Collaborative exhibition as a method to open interior design. In: KUNG, Cecile, LAM, Elita and LEE, Yanki, (eds.) Cumulus Hong Kong Conference Proceedings. Hong Kong, Hong Kong Design Institute and Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media. (In Press)
STIRLING, Eve (2016). Crafting ethnographic experiences : ways of knowing Facebook influences of a practice-based approach on research on everyday digital life. In: Open Design for E-very-thing. Cumulus Hong Kong proceedings/working papers. Hong Kong, HKDI Cumulus. (In Press)
BILLAU, Sally and STIRLING, Eve (2016). CoLAB : Collaborative exhibition as a method to open interior design. In: Open Design for E-very-thing, Hong Kong Design Institute, 21 - 27 November 2016. (Unpublished)
STIRLING, Eve (2016). Social intersections. Social media spaces as sites for creative pedagogies. In: In this place : Cumulus Association Biannual International Conference, Conference proceedings. Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, 230-239.
STIRLING, Eve (2016). Crafting ethnographic experiences : Ways of knowing Facebook - A practice based exploration of digital spaces - Digital spaces // design thinking // crafting // research methods // social life. In: Open Design for E-very-thing, Hong Kong Design Institute, 21 - 27 November 2016. (Unpublished)
BARBORSKA-NAROZNY, Magda, STIRLING, Eve and STEVENSON, Fionn (2016). Exploring the Relationship Between a ‘Facebook Group’ and Face-to-Face Interactions in ‘Weak-Tie’ Residential Communities. In: GRUZD, Anatoliy, JACOBSON, Jenna, MAI, Philip, RUPPERT, Evelyn and MURTHY, Dhiraj, (eds.) SMSociety '16 : Proceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society. ACM. (In Press)
BAKER, Sally and STIRLING, Eve (2016). Facebook as a shaping force for students' experiences of transitions into higher education. Learning and Teaching.
STIRLING, Eve (2016). Social intersections. Social media spaces as sites for creative pedagogies. In: In this place. Cumulus 2016, Nottingham Trent University, 27 April - 1 May 2016. (Unpublished)
STIRLING, Eve (2016). ‘I’m always on Facebook!’: exploring Facebook as a mainstream research tool and ethnographic site. In: SNEE, Helene, HINE, Christine, MOREY, Yvette, ROBERTS, Steven and WATSON, Hayley, (eds.) Digital methods for social science. An interdisciplinary guide to research innovation. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 51-66.
SELWYN, Neil and STIRLING, Eve (2016). Social media and education … now the dust has settled. Learning, Media and Technology, 41 (1), 1-5.
STIRLING, Eve (2015). Technology, time and transition in higher education : two different realities of everyday Facebook use in the first year of university in the UK. Learning, Media and Technology, 41 (1), 100-118.
STIRLING, Eve and YAMADA-RICE, Dylan (2015). Visual methods with children and young people : academics and visual industries in dialogue.Studies in Children and Youth . Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
BATEMAN, Roger, CRAIG, Claire, HAWLEY, Glyn and STIRLING, Eve (2015). Learning beyond borders : pioneering interdisciplinary learning and teaching approaches to promote socially responsible design practices. In: Learning and Teaching Conference 2015, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, 25 June 2015. (Unpublished)
BABORSKA-NAROZNY, Magdelena, STIRLING, Eve and STEVENSON, Fionn (2015). Digitally networked action : developing self-organisation in ‘weak-tie’ residential communities through a ‘Facebook Group’. In: Design, Social Media and Technology to Foster Civic Self-Organisation, Belgium, May 21st - 22nd 2015.
STIRLING, Eve (2014). Using Facebook as a research site and research tool. In: Sage research methods cases. Sage.
STIRLING, Eve (2014). "We use Facebook chat in lectures of course!" : exploring the use of Facebook Group by first-year undergraduate students for social and academic support. In: KENT, M. and LEAVER, T., (eds.) An education in Facebook? : higher education and the world's largest social network. London, Routledge, 23-31.