Professor Sharon Baurley
- Professor of Design & Materials
Materials Science Research Centre
Sharon’s research is focused on advanced interdisciplinary human-centred design methods to create new ‘Product Cultures’, as a strategy for post-Industrial Design in the age of the Anthropocene, that de-couple the use of materials resources from human wellbeing and economic development, in the context of the Fab City, where cities are locally productive whilst being globally connected.
Sharon studied Textile Design at Winchester School of Art. Her undergraduate work was awarded the 'Osborne and Little' Award at New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, and the Ideacomo Award for Printing and Dyeing from the Fashion Foundation of Japan (British Finalist, International Textile Design Contest, Fashion Foundation of Japan, Tokyo).
She then went on to do a PhD in Textile Design (developing three-dimensional textile materials for clothing through transferring processes from engineering to design) at the RCA. Her PhD work is a permanent exhibit in the Challenge of Materials Gallery at the Science Museum, London, and it was awarded the Josef Otten Award for Technical Innovation at TexPrint, Premier Vision, Paris. It was during her PhD that she started working across the disciplines of design and science. She took a year out of her PhD to take up the position of Visiting Fellow at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
After graduating in 1997 she took up a research/teaching post, and then a research fellowship funded by the AHRC (focusing on the integration of electronic textiles into clothing for social digital applications in partnership with Vodafone and HP Labs) at Central Saint Martins, as well as a visiting research fellowship at Liverpool School of Art.In 2010 she took up the position of Head of Design in the School of Engineering & Design at Brunel University London.
School, Centre or Area
Consumer Experience Digital Tools for Dematerialisation for the Circular EconomyConsumer Experience Digital Tools for Dematerialisation for the Circular Economy (CX Digital Tools) aims to design a suite of technologies and digital tools that empower consumers to extend product life. This will help the UK apparel-textiles sector to achieve ‘zero avoidable waste’ as part of a Circular Economy.
Sharon has a track record of leadership and management of research. She is a consortium builder, and has initiated, directed and managed inter-disciplinary research projects straddling design, materials’ engineering, communication, electronics and computer science academic communities, and with industry.
Her projects have included hosting inter-disciplinary networks as platforms to scope new research spaces in smart textiles and wearable technology; 3-dimensional textile manufacture; wearable technology and electronic textiles as tools for remote on the body social interactions; and new cultures of design and production focused on consumer design and innovation (multi-modal app development; sensory perceptions of materials to develop interactive digital tools for co-design; embodied design tools; digital platforms, fabrication technologies and innovation spaces that enable consumers to be involved in the design of products). Application areas include clothing, consumer products, and food, as well as socially, ethically and environmentally responsible products (dementia, social enterprise). She has won £4.8m in research funding in the last 12 years.
She is very interested in evolving methodology, and working in inter-disciplinary teams has led to opportunities to integrate methodology from different disciplines – HCI, drama, sensory science, neuroscience, psychophysics, manufacturing engineering, materials science.
Principal Investigator (January 2021–December 2024)Textiles Circularity Centre, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres Programme (EP/V011766/1), (£5.4M) with University of Leeds, University of York, University of Manchester, Cranfield University, University of Cambridge, and University College London
Co-Investigator (May 2020–May 2022) Bio-manufacturing Textiles from Waste, BBSRC Follow-on fund (BB/T017023/1), (£776,000), with University of York (lead) and University of Leeds
Co-Applicant (October 2019–October2020) A Brazil-UK Network for Natural Polymers derived from Local Food Industry By-Products, British Academy of Medical Sciences, GCRF Networking Grants (GCRFNGR4\1482), with Univ of São Paulo, Brazil (lead)
Co-Investigator (Dec 2016–Nov 2019) Citizen Naturewatch, EPSRC (EP/P006353/1) (£351,880), with Goldsmiths, University of London.
Co-Investigator (2015–20) From Human Data to Personal Experience, EPSRC Next Stage Digital Economy with Horizon/University of Nottingham
Principal Investigator (Jan 2015–Dec 2016) Future Makespaces in Re-Distributed Manufacturing, EPSRC Re-Distributed Manufacturing (EP/M017591/1) (£500k). Partners include the RSA, The Cathedral Group.
Principal Investigator (Feb 2013–March 2018) Prototyping Open Innovation Models for ICT-Enabled Manufacturing in Food and Packaging, EPSRC Future ICT-enabled manufacturing – cross-disciplinary research clusters (EP/K014234/1) (£2.4M from EPSRC + £1.6M from industry). The project involves Brunel University London, Horizon Digital Research Institute/University of Nottingham. Partners include Premier Foods.
Principal Investigator (June 2013–July 2014) Stories of User Appropriation (AH/K00266X/1), Arts and Humanities Research Council Creative Economy Knowledge Exchange (commissioned) (£250,000). The project involved the School of Engineering and Design and the School of Arts, Brunel University London, and Horizon Digital Research Institute/University of Nottingham. Partners included The Alloy, IDC, i-Health.
Principal Investigator (Jan 2012–Dec 2013) Artefact Café, Horizon Digital Research Institute (£50,000).
Principal Investigator (Jan 2012–Dec 2013), User Innovation Communities: Digital Tools for Cultural Production (EP/I032061/1), (£400,000), RCUK Digital Economy Programme ‘Research in the Wild’ initiative. This project involved Horizon/University of Nottingham.
Co-Investigator (Jan 2011–Dec 2011) on Community Web2.0: creative control through hacking, Connected Communities Programme (AH/I507620/1) (£40,000). The project involved Edinburgh College of Art (Architecture), Brunel (Design) and University of Leicester (Geography).
Oct 2009–Sept 2014, Spoke, Horizon Digital Research Institute, University of Nottingham (EP/G065802/1) (£40m, of which £187,500 was assigned to me).
Principal Investigator (Nov 2009–Oct 2011), Digital Sensoria (EP/H007083/2), Design in the Digital Economy sandpit, RCUK Digital Economy Programme (£775,435).
Josef Otten Award for Technical Innovation
Ideacomo Award for Printing and Dyeing
Current and recent projects
Co-Investigator (Dec 2016–Nov 2019), Citizen Naturewatch, EPSRC (EP/P006353/1) (£351,880).
Academic Partner (2015–2020), From Human Data to Personal Experience, EPSRC Next Stage Digital Economy with Horizon/U Nottingham
Principal Investigator (Jan 2015–Dec 2016), Future Makespaces in Re-Distributed Manufacturing, EPSRC Re-Distributed Manufacturing (EP/M017591/1) (£500k). Partners include the RSA, The Cathedral Group.
The main aim of this Network was to develop a shared multi-disciplinary vision and research agenda for the role of makespaces in re-distributed manufacturing.
A makespace is a catch-all term for an open access community fabrication workshop. It encompasses Fab Labs, Hackerspaces, Makerspaces and other facilities that can broadly be described as spaces with a suite of fabrication tools and technologies openly accessible for use by a community. The cross-disciplinary network of academic, industrial and policy experts sought to establish the future place, purpose and philosophy of makespaces within re-distributed manufacturing and investigate key drivers in enabling sustainable re-distributed manufacturing at a grassroots level.
Insights were gained into the opportunities for decentralised manufacturing and product innovation in makespaces, the role of makespaces in local communities and to nearby manufacturing businesses, as part of digital networks and in national and global supply chains. This involved hosting research workshops and public-facing discussions with invited experts, conducting research in towns and cities in the UK to map the current and potential interplay between makespaces and manufacturing businesses, waste management companies, education centres, suppliers and retailers. Following this work a set of feasibility studies will be run in order to trial potential opportunities and understand barriers and challenges.
These activities together signposted the research needed to fully explore the role makespaces can play in the future in acting as vital constituent in a rich landscape of re-distributed manufacturing. The Network will publish these research challenges to the wider community.
Principal Investigator (Feb 2013–March 2018) Openfood (Prototyping Open Innovation Models for ICT-Enabled Manufacturing in Food and Packaging), EPSRC Future ICT-enabled manufacturing – cross-disciplinary research clusters (EP/K014234/2) (£2.4M from EPSRC + £1.6M from industry). The project involves Brunel University London, Cranfield University, Imperial College London, Horizon Digital Economy Institute/University of Nottingham. Partners include Premier Foods.
We are in an age of participation, where consumers no longer need to be on the periphery of development. Companies are increasingly finding that ideas and innovations originate from outside their organisations. 'Crowd-sourcing' is gathering pace, as companies seek to tap into the global knowledge base through their 'open innovation' strategies. Brands need to develop new relationships with Prosumers in which they may become a substantial part of the design and development process. We propose to apply this model of behaviour to explore opportunities for open innovation whereby a disparate group of individuals congregate around food and packaging design and production (two of the largest industry sectors in the UK).
The aim of this project to design and develop a new crowd-sourced food and package design and innovation platform comprised of a suite of ICT tools for state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and implementing "consumers in the loop" co-creation product development processes. The platform and the tools will enable (i) Harvesting content from the crowd and lead users, (ii) Synthesising content into an actionable format, and (iii) Integrating design and production systems.
The platform and plug-in tools comprise a virtual food product development environment that aims to de-bottleneck and streamline the food innovation pipeline by a cloud-based software platform and through the use of open innovation models to engage the consumer in the product development loop. This will significantly shorten the time to market for such new products by aligning and integrating design, manufacturing processes and systems with people. Openfood was featured on BBC ‘Click’ in September 2017.
Principal Investigator (June 2013–July 2014), Stories of User Appropriation (AH/K00266X/1), Arts and Humanities Research Council Creative Economy Knowledge Exchange (commissioned) (£250,000). The project involved the School of Engineering and Design and the School of Arts, Brunel University London, and Horizon Digital Research Institute/University of Nottingham. Partners included The Alloy, IDC, i-Health.
This commissioned project was about combining methods from drama and design to support co-design and design ideation in order to gain insight into how new products, services and systems might be appropriated by consumers in the area of community and home-based healthcare, and how these appropriations can be communicated and articulated to manufacturers of healthcare products through digital tools and platforms.
Principal Investigator (Jan 2012 – Dec 2013), Artefact Café, Horizon DigitalEconomy Institute (£50,000).
The Artefact Café project researched the possibilities that could enable people to design and create their own products and artefacts. We examined the effectiveness of currently available digital and fabrication technologies for the potential of creating a mini-revolution in user-led open design and the ways in which products and services are designed and consumed.
We investigated the facilitation process in terms of technology, knowledge, tools and resources that would enable people to successfully conceive and produce their own designs, as well as looking at the now widely available and accessible digital media and tools, including Web 2.0, which have increased the level of engagement consumers have in determining exactly what they are consuming.
While acknowledging that people not only readily produce content for self-expression, but also publicly share their views and ideas with others, there is now a new generation that are pro-active in what and how they produce and or consume information, products and services. In the context of product design, companies are also now recognizing the wisdom of the crowd and increasingly seek to tap into this global knowledge base, as well as local insights, through crowdsourcing and/or open sourcing strategy.
The major aim of the project was to assess the feasibility of creating locally focused Artefact Cafés that would serve as open access decentralised fabrication hubs, connected through a shared open design and knowledge platform.
Principal Investigator (Jan 2012–Dec 2013), User Innovation Communities: Digital Tools for Cultural Production (EP/I032061/1), (£400,000), RCUK Digital Economy Programme ‘Research in the Wild’ initiative. This project involved Horizon/University of Nottingham.
This project sought to bring the creative public (including user groups and communities) to work alongside producers and manufacturers, by mindfully harvesting public contributions as cultural resources to transform traditional in-house design and reduce R&D wastage. We collaborated with Fairphone to prototype and test a set of digital tools that facilitate contribution to the cultural production of design, which informed the development of new tools.
Co-Investigator (Jan 2011–Dec 2011) on Community Web2.0: creative control through hacking, Connected Communities Programme (AH/I507620/1) (£40,000). The project involved Edinburgh College of Art (Architecture), Brunel (Design) and University of Leicester (Geography)
This £40K feasibility study explored the extent to which parallels between virtual society (Internet) and actual society (communities) may be extended in such a way that helps make sense of both the opportunities and risks of the Big Society for communities. Specifically we explored a concept of Community Hacking, the capacity for individuals within groups to develop creative social solutions that transgress established protocols for the betterment of their lives.
Oct 2009–Sept 2014, Spoke, Horizon, University of Nottingham’s Digital Economy Research Hub (EP/G065802/1) (£40m, of which £187,500 was assigned to me)
This five-year £40m project at the Horizon Digital Research Institute developed new ways to use the electronic ‘footprints’ we leave behind whenever we use mobile, internet and other digital technologies, and new ways to utilize digital technologies to help business and stimulate economic growth.
Principal Investigator (Nov 2009–Oct 2011), Digital Sensoria (EP/H007083/2), Design in the Digital Economy sandpit, RCUK Digital Economy Programme (£775,435)
This two-year feasibility study arose out of the EPSRC’s Design in the Digital Economy sandpit: For the People, by the People, held in December 2008. Digital Sensoria was about gaining insight into people’s sensory perceptions of textile materials to design and build a rich multi-modal digital interface. This work was featured in the New Scientist (2820, July 2011) in the article, ‘Online clothes shopping gets the human touch’.
Publications, exhibitions, other outcomes
Journal Papers Refereed
Petreca, B., Saito, C., Baurley, S., Atkinson, D., Yu, X., and Bianchi-Berthouze, N. (2018) ‘Radically Relational Tools: A Design Framework to Explore Materials through Embodied Processes’. International Journal of Design
Lawson, G., Brown, M., Coughlan, T., Floyde, A., Baurley, S., Elliott, M., Koppe, T., Tsai, A. (2016) 'Enhancing the design process with drama-related methods.' The Design Journal
Atkinson, D., Petreca, B., Baurley, S., Bianchi-Berthouze, N., Watkins, P. (2015) 'The tactile triangle: a design research framework demonstrated through tactile comparisons of textile materials.' The Journal of Design Research
Singh, H., Bauer, M., Chowanski, W., Baurley, S., Fry, M., Evans, J., Bianchi-Berthouze, N. (2014) ‘The brain’s resonance to pleasant touch: an EEG investigation of tactile caressing ’, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8: 893
Tooze, J., Baurley, S., Smith, P., Phillips, R., Foote, E., Silve, S. (2014) 'Open Design: Contributions, Solutions, Processes and Projects', The Design Journal, 17 (4)
Phillips, R., Baurley, S., Silve, S. (2014) 'Open design and citizen science: Workshop findings', Design Issues, 30
Phillips, R., Lockton, D., Baurley, S., Silve, S. (2013) ‘Making instructions for others: exploring mental models through a simple exercise’, Interactions, 20 (5), 74–9
Baurley, S. (2005) 'Clothing and Emotion', Textile Asia, Business Press, Hong Kong. ISSN: 0049 3554
Baurley, S. (2004) Interactive and Experiential Design in Smart Textile Products and Applications. Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer, 8 (1)
Conference Papers Refereed
Hesseldahl, K., Baurley, S., Petreca, B. (2020) Who designs (in) the circular economy? International Society for the Circular Economy conference, 6th-7th July 2020 (online)
Baurley, S., Petreca, B., Selinas, P., Selby, M., Flintham, M. Modalities of Expression: Capturing Embodied Knowledge in Cooking. (2020) In TEI '20: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Sydney, Australia, P785–797, 9-12 February 2020
Petreca, B., Atkinson, D., Baurley, S., Cary, L., Wang, K., Yu, X, Bianchi-Berthouze, N. (2018) 'Digital Social Exchanges Of Tactile Experiences Of Textiles'. In workshop Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Human factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2018.
Pantidi, N., Selinas, P., Baurley, S., Rodden, T., Flintham, M. (2017) 'Bread Stories: Understanding the drivers of bread consumption for digital food customisation'. In ACM Proceedings of OzCHI 2017 - Human-Nature, Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, Brisbane, 28 Nov–1 December 2017.
Paine, H., Goldsworthy, K., Baurley, S. (2017) 'Evolutionary approach of a textile designer through cross-disciplinary research practice: A case study in the field of advanced methods for joining textiles'. In Proceedings of INTERSECTIONS, Collaborations in Textile Design Research, Loughborough University London, 13 September 2017.
Petreca, B., Saito Junqueira Aguiar, S., Yu, Xuemei., Bianchi-Berthouze, N., Baurley, S. (2017) 'Radically Relational: Using Textiles As A Platform To Develop Methods For Embodied Design Processes'. In Proceedings of the Design Research Society Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG), TUDelft, 19-20 June 2017.
Petreca, B., Baurley, S., Bianchi-Berthouze, N. and Tajadura-Jiménez, A. (2016) 'Investigating nuanced sensory experiences in textiles selection'. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct, 989–994. ACM.
Petreca, B., Bianchi-Berthouze, N., Baurley, S. (2015) 'How do designers feel textiles?'. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), Volume: 2015
Coughlan, T., Brown, M., McAuley D., Baurley S., Tsai, A., Koppe, T., Elliott, M., Green, S. & Martin, J. (2014) 'Living with the User: Design Drama for Dementia Care through Responsive Scripted Experiences in the Home'. UBICOMP '14, Sep 13-17 2014, Seattle, WA, USA
Petreca, B., Bianchi-Berthouze, N. Furniss, D., Baurley, S. (2014) 'The future of textiles Sourcing: Exploring the potential for digital tools'. 9th International Conference on Design & Emotion 2014, Bogota
Phillips, R., Blum, J., Brown, M. & Baurley, S (2014). 'Testing a Grassroots Citizen Science Venture Using Open Design, “the Bee Lab Project”', May 2014, 1951–1956, ACM. CHI’14: Proceedings of the 32nd international conference on Human factors in computing systems
Phillips, R. & Baurley, S. (2014) 'Exploring Open Design for the Application of Citizen Science; a Toolkit Methodology'. 8th Design Research Society conference: Design’s Big Debates. Umea, Sweden 16–19 June 2014
Brown, M., Tsai, A., Baurley, S., Koppe, T., Lawson, G., Martin, J., Coughlan, T., Elliott, M., Arunachalam, U. (2014) 'Using Cultural Probes to Inform the Design of Assistive Technologies'. HCI International 2014, Crete
Phillips, R., Blum, J., Brown, M. & Baurley, S. (2014) 'Testing a Grassroots Citizen Science Venture Using Open Design, “the Bee Lab Project”', May 2014, 1951–1956, ACM. CHI’14: Proceedings of the 32nd international conference on Human factors in computing systems
Coughlan, T., Brown, M., Martindale, S., Comber, R., Ploetz, T., Leder Mackley, K., Mitchell, V., Baurley, S. (2013) 'Methods for Studying Technology in the Home'. CHI'13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 3207–3210
Petreca, B., Bianchi-Bertouze, N., Baurley, S., Watkins, P. Atkinson, D. (2013) 'An embodiment perspective of affective touch behaviour in experiencing digital textiles'. Fifth biannual Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2013) Mediated Touch and Affect workshop. IEEE Computer Society
Phillips, R., Ford, Y., Sadler, K., Silve, S., Baurley, S. (2013) 'Open design: non-professional user-designers creating products for citizen science, a case study of beekeepers', HCI International 2013, LNCS/LNAI/CCIS, Springer, June 2013
Phillips, R., Silve, S., Baurley, S. (2013) 'The practical maker: investigating the definitions and requirements of and exploring the motivations behind bespoke making'. Crafting the Future, 10th European Academy of Design conference, University of Gothenburg, 17–19 April 2013
Atkinson, D., Orzechowski, P., Petreca, P., Bianchi-Berthouze, N., Watkins, P., Baurley, S., Padilla, S., Chantler, M. (2013) 'Tactile Perceptions of Digital Textiles: a design research approach'. Proceedings of 2013 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, New York, NY
Meese, R., Ali, S., Thorne, E. C., Benford, S., Quinn, A., Mortier, R., Koleva, B., Pridmore, T., Baurley, S. (2013) 'From Codes to Patterns: Learning from the Iterative Development of Trackable Tableware'. Proceedings of ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, New York, NY
Valentine, O., Baurley, S. (2012) 'Fashioning 'Conspicuous Creation' — switching & stitching for more meaningful & enduring wearable technology', 9th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, Newcastle, UK, June 2012
Smith, P., Tooze, J., Phillips, R., Silve, S., Baurley, S. (2012) 'How open is open design? What potential is there for open design through digital technologies?' 13th Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping & Manufacturing, Lancaster University, June 2012
Phillips, R. Silve, S., Baurley, S. (2012)'The trust of a maker and making to trust', Future everything 2012, Future everything
Hughes, L., Atkinson, D., Bianchi-Berthouze, N. and Baurley, S. (2012) 'Crowdsourcing emotional and tactile garment perceptions'. Workshop on Re-conceptualizing Fashion in Sustainable HCI in conjunction with DIS'12 (Designing Interactive Systems).
Hughes, L., Atkinson, D., Bianchi-Berthouze, N. and Baurley, S. (2012) 'Crowdsourcing an emotional wardrobe', AltCHI 2012, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Orzechowski, P., Padilla, S., Atkinson, D., Chantler, M., Baurley. S., Bianchi-Berthouze, N., Watkins, P., Petreca, B. (2012) 'Archiving and Simulation of Fabrics with Multi-Gesture Interfaces' HCI 2012 – People and Computers XXVI, 12-14 September 2012, Birmingham. British Computer Society and ACM Digital Library.
Wu, D., Wu, T-I., Singh, H., Padilla, S., Atkinson, D., Bianchi-Berthouze, N., Chantler, M. and Baurley, S. (2011) 'The affective experience of handling digital fabrics: Tactile and visual cross-modal effects'. In: D'Mello, S., Graesser, A., Schuller, B. and Martin, J-C. eds. Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction: Part 1. Berlin/Heidelberg : Springer (6974 LNCS) : 427–436
Methven, T., Orzechowski, PM., Chantler, M., Baurley, S. and Atkinson, D. (2011) 'Comparison of crowd-sourcing vs. traditional techniques for deriving consumer terms', Digital Engagement 2011 http://de2011.computing.dundee.ac.uk
Atkinson, D., Padilla, S., Chantler, M. and Baurley, S., (2011) 'Synthesising design methodologies for the transmission of tactile qualities in digital media', Digital Engagement 2011, http://de2011.computing.dundee.ac.uk
Orzechowski, PM., Atkinson, D., Padilla, S., Methven, TS., Baurley, S. and Chantler, M. (2011) 'Interactivity to enhance perception: Does increased interactivity in mobile visual presentation tools facilitate more accurate rating of textile properties?', 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI '11 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, 629–634
Baurley, S. (2009) 'Synergies : design--smart materials—ubicomp. Ubiquitous Computing at a Crossroads Workshop': Art, Science, Politics and Design. Imperial College London, 6th and 7th January 2009
Baurley, S., Brock, P., Geelhoed, E., Moore, A. (2007) 'Communication-Wear: User Feedback as Part of a Co-Design Process' (2). In Proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID 2007), Seoul, Korea. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series (LNCS), Springer, November 2007. ISBN: 978-3-540-76701-5
Baurley, S., Brock, P., Geelhoed, E., Moore. A. (2007) 'Communication-Wear'. In Adjunct proceedings of Ubicomp 2007 - Transitive Materials: Towards an integrated approach to material technology. 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2007), Innsbruck, Austria. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series (LNCS), Springer, September 2007. ISBN: 978-3-00-022599-4
Baurley, S., Brock, P., Geelhoed, E., Moore, (2007) 'A. Communication-Wear: User Feedback as Part of a Co-Design Process' (1). Proceedings of THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNEXPECTED: The user and the future of information and communication technologies, The Academy of National Economy, Moscow, Russian Federation. COST298, May 2007. ISBN: 5-901907-17-5
Randell, C., Baurley, S., Brock, P. (2005) 'Sensor Sleeve: Sensing Affective Gestures'. In Workshop proceedings on Body Sensing, 9th International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC), Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan, October 2005
Dabnichki, P., Baurley, S., Stead, L. (2005) 'Emotionally-Responsive Clothing for Leisure and Exercise Activities'. Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 31 July-5 August 2005
Randell, C., Baurley, S., Chalmers, M., Muller, H. (2004) 'Textile Tools for Wearable Computing'. Proceedings of 1st International Forum for Applied Wearable Computing (IFAWC), University of Bremen, Germany, 2004. ISSN: 0340-3718
Baurley, S. (2004) 'Interactive And Experiential Design in Smart Textile Products and Applications'. 2AD: The Second International Conference on Appliance Design, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Bristol, UK, February 2004. The Appliance Design Network, UK. ISBN-10: 0954746007
Baurley, S. (2003) 'Smart Textile Products & Applications.' Proceedings of Fibrous Assemblies at the Design and Engineering Interface (INTEDEC), Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, September 2003. ISBN: 0-9546162-0-0
Baurley, S. (2003) 'Smart Textiles for Future Intelligent Consumer Products'. Proceedings of IEE Eurowearable, University of Birmingham, UK, September 2003. ISBN: 0-85296-282-7
Baurley, S. (2011) 'The Role of Design in Facilitating Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration in Wearable Technology'. In: Ouwerkerk, M., Westerink, Joyce H.D.M., Krans, M. (eds.) Sensing Emotions in Context: The impact of context on behavioral and physiological experience measurements. Philips Research Book Series, Vol. 12, Springer, 181–195. ISBN: 978-90-481-3257-7
Baurley, S., Geelhoed, G., Brock, P. and Moore, A. (2010) 'Communication wear: User feedback as part of a co-design process'. In: Gebhardt, J., Greif, H., Raycheva, L., Lobet-Maris, C. and Lasen, A. (eds.) Experiencing Broadband Society. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishing Group (2)
Baurley, S., Stead, L. (2007) 'The Emotional Wardrobe', in: Inns, T (ed) (2007) Designing for the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Questions and Insights, London: Gower Ashgate ISBN: 0 566 08737 5
Geelhoed, E., Baurley, S., Reid, J., Hull, R. (2007) 'Probing Experiences: Logs, Traces, Self-report and a Sense of Wonder'. Philips Research, Eindhoven, Netherlands, June 2006, 'Probing Experiences: From academic research to commercial propositions', by Joyce H.D.M. Westerink, Martin Ouwerkerk, Thérèse J.M. Overbeek, W. Frank Pasveer, Boris de Ruyter (eds). in: (2007) Philips Research Book Series, Vol. 8, Springer, October 2007. ISBN: 978-1-4020-6592-7
Baurley, S. (2005) 'Interaction Design in Smart Textiles Clothing', in: Tao, X. (ed) (2005)Wearable Electronics and Photonics, Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing Ltd, ISBN 1 85573 605 5
External collaborations and activities
Sharon has lectured at Musashino Art University, Tokyo and Nagoya University of Arts, Nagoya, Japan, the Architectural Association, London, and Kingston University.
Sharon has consulted for Courtaulds Textiles, London, Marks & Spencer, London, and Unilever, UK, Design Intelligence, UK, and Mantero, Italy, and she was a Business Fellow for the London Technology Network.