Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson

i.g.johnson1@newcastle.ac.uk

Drawing on political theory, deliberative democracy research, and experience of local democracy communications and educational action research, my research examines reflexive design research methods and how social theory ideals are enacted through sociotechnical interventions, particularly with respect to the characteristics of place as a social agent. My work has been published in CHI proceedings for research into the role of the researcher, and stakeholder power and influence during technology deployments related to local decision-making.

Over the next few years I will continue to work with community organisations across the North-East of England, carrying out ethnographic field work and designing, deploying and analysing novel consultation technologies, concentrating on the role of stakeholders, and the meaningfulness and validity of data as part of campaigning, consulting, and everyday life.