Kiel Long

Long
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Human-Computer Interaction, Interactive artefact design, Designing for health and wellbeing, Mindfulness and Mindlessness
k [dot] s [dot] long [at] lancaster [dot] ac [dot] uk

Kiel's research and practice centres upon the understanding and design of digital interactions to augment or improve experiences, understanding, reflection or wellbeing; typically through physical artefacts or less commonplace modes of interaction. His current research holds lens to digital technologies role in socio-political issues, such as Othering, and mounting societal challenges of Social Isolation and Health and Wellbeing support.

Kiel's doctoral research (Understanding, Designing, and Invoking Mindfulness and Mindlessness During Human-Computer Interaction - HighWire CDT Lancaster University) questioned how interface and interaction design can invoke and enhance Mindful and Mindless interactions; and how these might improve users understanding and experience. He also holds an M.A. in Creative Music Practice and an M.Res. in Digital Innovation.

His broader research interests centre upon understanding and improving experience and knowledge for users of interactive technologies. His practice involves physical computing, including prototype design, development and implementation (software and hardware), interactive media, and bio-feedback interactive systems.

 

Prior to joining Imagination Kiel worked on two RCUK (Empathy and Trust in Online Communications- EMoTICON) funded projects:

  • Loneliness in the Digital Age (LiDA): Investigating how people experience loneliness (and social isolation), and the role that digital technologies might play in both amplifying and counteracting such experiences. Example of findings can be found here: "Connecting Those That Care"
  • Challenging online feaR And OtheRing (CuRAtOR): Investigating online Othering and how new interactive experiences might lead to more critical and balanced online debate around contemporary socio-political issues. Example of findings can be found here: "I've Been Manipulated

Updates and Outcomes

Co-design for Health and Wealth: Masters in Design Management Project Workshop

Articleby Sharon Summers, Leon Cruickshank, Kiel Long
Co-design for Health and Wealth: Masters in Design Management Project Workshop

As part of their Masters program a group of design management students are doing an intensive 'module in a week' to take a project involving the sensors from idea to prototype. On Monday 19th February they travelled to Blackburn to meet a group of volunteer older residents of the area in order to learn more about their lives and motivations in order to understand their potential needs and incorporate them into their projects. Included in the...Read full article

Funding Accelerator: Co-design for Health and Wealth bid writing workshops

Funding Accelerator: Co-design for Health and Wealth bid writing workshops

Dates are now available for the bid writing workshops - a monthly series of events to co-design workshops alternating between Lancaster University and Blackburn.

These activities grew from a new collaboration between Lancaster University (ImaginationLancaster, FHM, FST) with Blackburn College...Read full update

Funding Accelerator: Co-design for Health and Wealth bid writing workshops

Funding Accelerator: Co-design for Health and Wealth bid writing workshops

Dates are now available for the bid writing workshops - a monthly series of events to co-design workshops alternating between Lancaster University and Blackburn.

These activities grew from a new collaboration between Lancaster University (ImaginationLancaster, FHM, FST) with Blackburn College...Read full update

Co-design for Health and Wealth: Masters in Design Management Project Workshop

Articleby Sharon Summers, Leon Cruickshank, Kiel Long
Co-design for Health and Wealth: Masters in Design Management Project Workshop

As part of their Masters program a group of design management students are doing an intensive 'module in a week' to take a project involving the sensors from idea to prototype. On Monday 19th February they travelled to Blackburn to meet a group of volunteer older residents of the area in order to learn more about their lives and motivations in order to understand their potential needs and incorporate them into their projects. Included in the...Read full article

You can find a list of Kiel Long's publications on the Lancaster University research pages.

Key Projects

The Funding Accelerator : Co-design for Health and WealthThe Funding Accelerator : Co-design for Health and Wealth The Funding Accelerator : Co-design for Health and Wealth A developmental project to assess the potential for low cost simple passive sensors and use this as the ...