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Dr Eve Stirling

Principal Lecturer Design, Subject Group Leader Post Graduate and Fine Art


Summary

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.

About

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

Teaching

Department of Art and Design

Business, Technology and Enterprise

Department of Art & Design, Post Graduate Design, Research Methods, Interior Design.


Interior Design

Post Graduate Design, Design Research Methods, Interior Design 

Research

‘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.

Publications

Journal articles

Stirling, E., & Wood, J. (2021). Actual history doesn't take place: Digital Gaming, Accuracy and Authenticity. Games Studies, 21 (1). http://gamestudies.org/2101/articles/stirling_wood

Levick-Parkin, M., Stirling, E., Hanson, M., & Bateman, R. (2020). BEYOND SPECULATION – Using speculative methods to surface ethics and positionality in design practice and pedagogy. Global Discourse An interdisciplinary journal of current affairs. http://doi.org/10.1332/204378920X16055409420649

Baborska-Narozny, M., Stirling, E., & Stevenson, F. (2017). Exploring the efficacy of Facebook groups for collective occupant learning about using their homes. American Behavioral Scientist, 61 (7), 757-773. http://doi.org/10.1177/0002764217717566

Baker, S., & Stirling, E. (2016). Liminal spaces, resources and networks Facebook as a shaping force for students' transitions into higher education. LEARNING AND TEACHING-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, 9 (2), 42-65. http://doi.org/10.3167/latiss.2016.090203

Baker, S., & Stirling, E. (2016). Facebook as a shaping force for students' experiences of transitions into higher education. Learning and Teaching.

Selwyn, N., & Stirling, E. (2016). Social media and education … now the dust has settled. Learning, Media and Technology, 41 (1), 1-5. http://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2015.1115769

Stirling, E. (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. http://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2015.1102744

Conference papers

Levick-Parkin, M., Stirling, E., Hanson, M., & Bateman, R. (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 September 2017 - 9 September 2017. http://www.makingandunmaking.net/programme/

Stirling, E., Hanson, M., Bateman, R., & Levick-Parkin, M. (2017). AGENT MAKERS – Exploring speculative design concepts as the interface for change within the city. In International Visual Methods Conference, Singapore, 16 August 2017 - 18 August 2017. http://www.visualmethods.info/

Billau, S., & Stirling, E. (2017). CoLAB – Collaborative exhibition as a method to open interior design. In Kung, C., Lam, E., & Lee, Y. (Eds.) Open design for E-very thing, (pp. 56-60). Aalto, Finland: Hong Kong Design Institute and Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media: https://www.cumulusassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Cumulus-Hong-Kong-Proceeding2016.pdf

Stirling, E. (2017). Crafting ethnographic experiences : ways of knowing Facebook influences of a practice-based approach on research on everyday digital life. In Kung, C., Lam, E., & Lee, Y. (Eds.) Open design for e-very-thing. Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 proceedings/working papers, (pp. 471-476). Aalto, Finland: HKDI Cumulus: https://www.cumulusassociation.org/cumulus-working-papers-3316-cumulus-hong-kong-2016-open-design-for-e-very-thing/

Stirling, E. (2016). Social intersections. Social media spaces as sites for creative pedagogies. In In this place : Cumulus Association Biannual International Conference, Conference proceedings, (pp. 230-239). Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University: http://www.cumulusnottingham2016.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/OS919_Cumulus_In_this_Place_Publication_Final.pdf

Barborska-Narozny, M., Stirling, E., & Stevenson, F. (2016). Exploring the Relationship Between a ‘Facebook Group’ and Face-to-Face Interactions in ‘Weak-Tie’ Residential Communities. In Gruzd, A., Jacobson, J., Mai, P., Ruppert, E., & Murthy, D. (Eds.) Social Media and Society, Goldsmiths University. ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/2930971.2930989

Bateman, R., Craig, C., Hawley, G., & Stirling, E. (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. https://blogs.shu.ac.uk/ltconference/learning-and-teaching-conference-2015-programme/

Baborska-Narozny, M., Stirling, E., & Stevenson, F. (2015). Digitally networked action : developing self-organisation in ‘weak-tie’ residential communities through a ‘Facebook Group’. In Devisch, O., Huybrechts, L., & de Ridder, R. (Eds.) Design, Social Media and Technology to Foster Civic Self-Organisation, Belgium, 21 May 2015 - 22 May 2015 (pp. 101-142). London: Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315110332

Stirling, E. (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 November 2016 - 27 November 2016.

Stirling, E. (2016). Social intersections. Social media spaces as sites for creative pedagogies. In In this place. Cumulus 2016, Nottingham Trent University, 27 April 2016 - 1 May 2016.

Book chapters

Stirling, E. (2021). Doing social media research. In Research Methods and Methodologies in Education. (3rd). Sage

Stirling, E., Billau, S., Batty, S., & Vallance, R. (2019). Textural interface: A design fiction. In Brooker, G., Harriss, H., & Walker, K. (Eds.) Interior Futures. Napa Valley, California: Crucible Press: https://www.cruciblepress.com/interiorfutures

Baborska-Narozny, M., Stirling, E., & Stevenson, F. (2019). Digitally networked action: developing self-organisation in ‘weak-tie’ residential communities through a ‘Facebook group’. In Devisch, O., Huybrechts, L., & De Rodder, R. (Eds.) Participatory Design Theory. Using Technology and Social Media to Foster Civic Engagement. Routledge

Stirling, E. (2017). Doing social media research. In Arthur, J., Waring, M., Coe, R., & Hedges, L. (Eds.) Research methods and methodologies in education. 2nd ed. London: Sage: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/research-methods-and-methodologies-in-education/book244966#contents

Stirling, E. (2016). ‘I’m always on Facebook!’: exploring Facebook as a mainstream research tool and ethnographic site. In Snee, H., Hine, C., Morey, Y., Roberts, S., & Watson, H. (Eds.) Digital methods for social science. An interdisciplinary guide to research innovation. (pp. 51-66). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan: http://doi.org/10.1057/9781137453662_4

Stirling, E. (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., & Leaver, T. (Eds.) An education in Facebook? : higher education and the world's largest social network. (pp. 23-31). London: Routledge

Stirling, E. (2014). Using Facebook as a research site and research tool. In Sage research methods cases. Sage: http://doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013510242

Books

Stirling, E., & Yamada-Rice, D. (2015). Visual methods with children and young people :academics and visual industries in dialogue. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/visual-methods-with-children-and-young-people-eve-stirling/?isb=9781137402288

Presentations

Stirling, E., & Levick-Parkin, M. (2020). Agent Makers: The City as an Agentic Heritage Interface. Presented at: CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING HERITAGE, ARCHITECTURE, CITIES, ART, MEDIA. Conference, Canterbury, Virtual

Stirling, E., & Hackett, A. (2018). Thinking about the more than human in making and research process. Presented at: 2nd European Conference of Qualitative Inquiry, Leuven, Belgium, 2018

Billau, S., & Stirling, E. (2016). CoLAB : Collaborative exhibition as a method to open interior design. Presented at: Open Design for E-very-thing, Hong Kong Design Institute, 2016

Postgraduate supervision

Completed Alison Mayne - EXPLORING WELLBEING IN YARN-BASED AMATEUR CRAFTSWOMEN WHO MAKE ALONE AND SHARE ONLINE. 
Julie Walters - Personal storytelling for wellbeing: Form, Content and Process

Current
Edward Noon -  Social Network Sites as a Space for Adolescent Identity Exploration    
Diana Taylor - Returning, Reproducing, Repeating: Time and the hand in a post digital age
Marika Grasso - Investigation on the relationship between touch and conductive materiality for wellbeing
Emma McGuin - Wandering threads: Exploring orientation through craft based textiles practice


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