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Jayne Wallace


Jayne is a design researcher and practitioner and her work explores the potential of design and digital technologies, jewellery and the act of making to support sense of self across a range of human contexts. She is currently principal investigator on the Enabling Ongoingness research project funded by the EPSRC. This is a design-led, practice-based engagement seeking to develop new ways to curate digital media to support ongoingness. The project centres on working firstly with people who have a life limiting illness, secondly people living with an early stage of dementia and thirdly people who are bereaved. Ongoingness is a theoretical construct denoting an active dialogical component of ‘continued bonds’, which is an approach within bereavement care championing practices that enable a continued sense of connection between someone bereaved and a person who has died. The project seeks to design, develop and deploy a series of objects with digital capabilities that offer new ways for individuals to create meaningful content, curate the content that already exists from personal, social and national archives (i.e. television programmes, tweets, blogposts and films) and enable new ways to consume that content — in order to support sense of self and relationships with others in relation to the notion of ongoingness. The aim is to reconceive how our digital content can be reappropriated to give agency to people and make the use of digital media meaningful in relation to mortality and a dynamic sense of ongoingness between people.



------- Jayne's publications:


Wallace, J., Koulidou, N., Duncan, T., Lawson, S., Trueman, J., Craig, C., … Welsh, D. (2019). ‘Blueprints’ physical to digital: curation of media to support ongoingness. Paper presented at Fourth Biennial Research Through Design Conference, Delft, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Vannucci, E., Marshall, J., & Wallace, J. (2019). Enticatypes: exploring how artifacts can entice conversation on craft values in digital making. Paper presented at Fourth Biennial Research Through Design Conference, Delft, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Koulidou, N., Wallace, J., & Dylan, T. (2019). The materiality of digital jewellery from a jeweller’s perspective. Paper presented at research through design, Delft, Netherlands.


McNaney, R., Wilson, C., Wallace, J., Brereton, M., Roper, A., Wilson, S., & Sturdee, M. (2018). Giving a voice through design: Adapting design methods to enhance the participation of people with communication difficulties. In PDC ’18 Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Situated Actions, Workshops and Tutorial (Vol. 2). [40] ACM.
Encinas, E., Blythe, M., Lawson, S., Vines, J., Wallace, J., & Briggs, P. (2018). Making Problems in Design Research: The Case of Teen Shoplifters on Tumblr. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’18) New York: ACM.
Wallace, J., Rogers, J., Shorter, M., Thomas, P., Skelly, M., & Cook, R. (Accepted/In press). The SelfReflector: Design, IoT and the High Street. Paper presented at 2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montréal, Canada.
Wallace, J., Thomas, J., Anderson, D., & Olivier, P. (2018). Mortality as Framed by Ongoingness in Digital Design. Design Issues, 34(1), 95-107.
Koulidou, N., Wallace, J., & Smith, N. (2018). The self between two places: Finding connections through digital jewellery. Making Futures, 5, 1-14.


Durrant, A., Vines, J., Wallace, J., & Yee, J. (2017). Research Through Design: Twenty-First Century Makers and Materialities. Design Issues, 33(3), 3-10.
Wallace, J., Rogers, J., Foster, J., Kingsley, S., Koulidou, N., Shorter, E., … Trotman, N. (2017). Scribing as Seen from the Inside: The Ethos of the Studio. Design Issues, 33(3), 93-103.
Durrant, A., Kirk, D., Wallace, J., Bowen, S., Reeves, S., & Ljungblad, S. (2017). Problems in Practice: Understanding Design Research by Critiquing Cases. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017), .
Marshall, J., & Wallace, J. (2017). Thinking through Making. In Unbox Caravan – Field Notes : The Craft Edition (1st ed., pp. 78-84). (Unbox-Field notes). Dundee: Dundee University.
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