Category Archives: events

Award for Creative Communication

At Creativity and Cognition 2015, an award in memory of Emma Candy was presented to Robyn Taylor of Open Lab Newcastle University in recognition of the contribution to creative communication made by:
Making Magic: Designing for Open Interactions in Museum Settings

Robyn Taylor:

June 2015, Glasgow, Scotland

New Book on Evaluation and Interactive Art Published

The book “Interactive Experience in the Digital Age” edited by Sam Ferguson and myself was published in April 2014. A pleasure to promote it at CH2014 in Toronto. Very nice to be asked by Ben Shneiderman to sign his copy – not to mention Celine Latulipe’s! Springer have a ‘My copy’ version which is much cheaper than the hard copy. It can be obtained here: and

EVA2013 Keynote talk

Gave a talk to the EVA2013 conference yesterday on the place of evaluation in the creative process. I think it went well. Good questions and discussion afterwards. This event helped me refine my ideas for the forthcoming Springer book that Sam Ferguson and I are editing.

CHI 2013

CHI 2013 in Paris attracted the largest number of delegates in its history- 3400 people.

The CHI Digital Arts Panel “Did you feel that?) and Special Interest Group: “Digital Arts: Challenging Perspectives” played to record audiences. Interesting people, interesting questions and a real sense that this might be a timely moment for bringing the Digital Arts into HCI. Feels rather strange to say that after 20 years of trying to get it on the agenda through Creativity and Cognition.The time may be right but we need to ‘get it right too’.  The CHI digital arts group is lively and enthusiastic and already making moves to bring more people on this space.


Wellcome Talk

On April 23rd I was at the Wellcome Trust Grant Holders’ Day talking about creative collaboration and evaluation. Also in the session was Anna Ledgard someone who knows a great deal about collaborating creatively. There is a perceived need for evaluation to be part of the creative process but as yet we have no ready made strategies and guides to pass on. A job to do here…