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Mark Blythe

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Mark Blythe is Professor of Interdisciplinary Design at Northumbria University. He is a design ethnographer with a background in critical theory. He recently co-edited the Springer book Funology 2 with the lovely Andrew Monk. He also co-edited the MIT book Critical Theory and Interaction Design with the fabulous Jeffrey and Shaowen Bardzell. Lately he has jumped on the “design fiction” bandwagon and co authored  Research Fiction and Thought Experiments in Design  with the frankly magnificent Enrique Encinas.


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C Oliver, M Blythe, J Roe. 2018. Negotiating sameness and difference in geographies of older age. Area 50 (4), 444-451.

M Blythe, E Encinas. 2018. Research fiction and thought experiments in design. Foundations and Trends® Human–Computer Interaction 12 (1), 1-105.

M Blythe, E Encinas, J Kaye, ML Avery, R McCabe, K Andersen. 2018. Imaginary Design Workbooks: Constructive Criticism and Practical Provocation. Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 233.

E Encinas, M Blythe, S Lawson, J Vines, J Wallace, P Briggs. 2018. Making Problems in Design Research: The Case of Teen Shoplifters on Tumblr. Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 72

B Kirman, J Lindley, M Blythe, P Coulton, S Lawson, C Linehan, D Maxwell. D O’Hara. 2018. Playful Research Fiction: A Fictional Conference. Funology 2, 157-173.

M Blythe, A Monk. 2018. Funology 2: Critique, Ideation and Directions. Funology 2, 3-13.

M Blythe, P Wright. 2018. Introduction to: Funology 1. Funology 2, 259-272.

J Bardzell, S Bardzell, M Blythe. 2018. Critical Theory and Interaction Design. MIT Press.

M Blythe, J Hook, J Briggs. 2018. From Evaluation to Crits and Conversation. Funology 2, 241-254

M Blythe, M Hassenzahl. 2018. The semantics of fun: Differentiating enjoyable experiences. Funology 2, 375-387



T Feltwell, J Vines, K Salt, M Blythe, B Kirman, J Barnett, P Brooker, S Lawson. 2017. Counter-Discourse Activism on Social Media: The Case of Challenging “Poverty Porn” Television. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 26 (3), 345-385

AF Blackwell, M Blythe, J Kaye. 2017. Undisciplined disciples: everything you always wanted to know about ethnomethodology but were afraid to ask Yoda. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 21 (3), 571-592.

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