Dr Debbie Maxwell is a postdoctoral research fellow at ECA, University of Edinburgh, working with the rest of the ECA team around the technology sector, exploring in particular how design principles might add economic value to Scotland’s ICT industries. Her research interests are around the ways that people interact with and reshape technology and the roles that storytelling can play across media. Past research includes her doctoral research working with traditional storytellers in Scotland, mobile digital interpretation projects in rural Northumberland, and the design of digital tools to facilitate and encourage serendipitous encounters in research. She is also a Co-Investigator on ‘StoryStorm’, a Communities & Culture Network+ network that uses storytelling as a method to explore and deepen our awareness and understanding of storytelling as a fundamental human activity.
ESRS Congress, Florence 29 July – 1 August 2013.