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John Fass

PhD Work

PhD work



  • PhD


    School of Communication


    Visual Communication, 2012–2018

  • My recent research has addressed how technology influences perception in the context of self-measurement and personal sleep data and how methods of slow technology could be applied to multi generational information systems. I have a background as a digital designer and have worked professionally in information architecture, interaction design and user interface design. I'm currently interested  in how technology influences people and society, and how computational storytelling might draw meaning from digital data records. This takes the form of case study research investigating; narrative forms for browser history, tangible social network modelling, and photojournalism in a globally networked system. Each of these case studies will result in a practical creative output and will involve involve participants  in real world scenarios.

    I have been a designer and art director for fifteen years working in photography, information architecture, user experience design, interaction design and design research. My photography and design work has been published worldwide, and clients include; Universal Music, Arup, Sony Music, TBWA, GDF Suez, National Maritime Museum, Bauhaus Dessau, Transmediale, British Paraorchestra, Ogilvy. Research areas have covered personal informatics, design theory, behaviour scripting, slow technology, social interaction design, and narrative construction.

  • Degrees

  • MRes Information Environments; BA Hons Photography Film Video & Animation
  • Conferences

  • NordiCHI 2012; CHI 2013; Future of Journalism 2013; ArtsIT 2013; DIS2012; iSay 2013
  • Publications

  • Blueprint, Architectural Review, Redefining Working Life, Bauhaus, Transmediale, Il Sole 24 Ore, La Repubblica.