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All my research involves design and the digital economy. One strand concerns design for digital and data literacies to support understanding and agency around who and what to trust or share online, supported by EPSRC Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security funding calls. This includes designing approaches and tangible tools for research into how apparently harmless information shared online collectively can pose unanticipated harm. Radically multidisciplinary work has investigated technical, societal and usability challenges of AI-related design, towards developing outcomes that amplify rather than replace human abilities, and that foreground privacy. Current research is examining the potential and related challenges of designing for ‘eXplainable AI’, in a visual search prototype developed with The National Archives that aims to promote discovery across multiple linked image collections.
Prior research concerned design and the digital collaborative economy; for example, how designed P2P systems and communication practices transform cultural value(s) and socio-material exchange.
A cross-cutting theme of all my research concerns developing and evaluating creative interdisciplinary methodologies. This draws from and applies my arts and design practice experience to designing research for diverse interdisciplinary contexts, and developing novel forms of dissemination for different stakeholders and wider publics.
Research projects include:
As Principal Investigator/Co-Principal Investigator
- Cumulative Revelations 2019–22. EPSRC EP/R033870/1
- Creative Temporal Costings 2015. AHRC AH/N003799/1
- A Taxonomy of UK Crowdfunding 2014–15. ESRC ES/M00371X/1
- Buy Now Pay Later 2021–22. Led by Coventry EPSRC Sprite+ (webpage)
- TAPESTRY 2017–21 inc. COVID ext. Led by Surrey EPSRC EP/N02799X/1
- The National Archives 2021: leading on ‘generous’ interface designs with explainable AI for visual search.
- Adobe University Research Grant 2021: working with computer vision teams at the University of Surrey and Adobe and School of Design students to collectively build a new vocabulary for visual style.
I am Associate Professor in the School of Design. My research is informed by my creative and multidisciplinary education and industry experience as part of a portfolio career that involved part-time lecturing, including at my alma mater Chelsea College of Art and Design. Since my collaborative AHRC PhD on digital cultural literacies I have applied creative learning to delivering on novel interdisciplinary research, and to my teaching practice. I currently teach into the Communication Design and Industrial Design subject areas. I am also Director of TEF for the large cross-department cluster of Creative Arts and Design programmes.
I am a Strategic Reviewer for AHRC, and contribute to the recruitment and training of College members. I regularly review for other research councils in the UK and abroad and was previously an ESRC Peer Review College member. I publish in design and HCI, amongst other areas, and co-produce artifacts as research output.
Art and Design (other/general), PhD, Ulster University
1 Oct 2006 → 31 Dec 2099
Award Date: 1 Oct 2010
Computer Science, MSc, Trinity College Dublin
Award Date: 1 Oct 2000
Fine Art, MA, Chelsea College of Art and Design
Award Date: 1 Oct 1989
Oxford Internet Institute
15 Oct 2021 → …
AHRC Strategic Reviewer
1 Jan 2019 → …
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Armstrong, A., Flynn, E., Salt, K., Briggs, J., Clarke, R., Vines, J. & MacDonald, A., 10 Jan 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Qualitative Research. p. 1-22 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile15 Downloads (Pure)
Briggs, J., Cain, A., Steane, J. & Seabright, J., 1 Sep 2021
Research output: Non-textual form › Digital or Visual ProductsOpen Access
Clarke, R., Briggs, J., Armstrong, A., MacDonald, A., Vines, J., Flynn, E. & Salt, K., 3 Jul 2021, In: CoDesign. 17, 3, p. 258-277 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Citations (Scopus)144 Downloads (Pure)
Elsden, C., Manohar, A., Briggs, J., Harding, M., Speed, C. & Vines, J., 21 Apr 2018, CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'18). ACM, p. 1-14 458
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile64 Citations (Scopus)742 Downloads (Pure)
Troubling Vulnerability: Designing with LGBT Young People's Ambivalence Towards Hate Crime ReportingGatehouse, C., Wood, M., Briggs, J., Pickles, J. & Lawson, S., 21 Apr 2018, CHI '18 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 109
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile16 Citations (Scopus)27 Downloads (Pure)
Briggs, Jo (Recipient), 16 Apr 2020
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Jo Briggs (Speaker) & Bernard Odgen (Speaker)21 Jul 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
25 May 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
30 Apr 2021