Prof Janet van der Linden

Professor of Interaction Design

I conduct research into interaction design, where my work work focuses on new forms of interfaces and how to bring together tangible, technological and social aspects of designs. My research takes an in-the-wild approach, with ethnographically inspired research methods and has been internationally recognised for its innovation with special awards at ACM conferences CHI (2014), Ubicomp (2011, 2012, 2014) and Creativity and Cognition (2015).


Giles, Emilie , van der Linden, Janet and Petre, Marian(2018). Weaving Lighthouses and Stitching Stories: Blind and Visually Impaired People Designing E-textiles. In: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, article no. 470.

Gooch, Daniel, Barker, Matthew , Hudson, Lorraine , Kelly, Ryan , Kortuem, Gerd , van der Linden, Janet, Petre, Marian, Brown, Rebecca, Klis-Davies, Anna, Forbes, Hannah, MacKinnon, Jessica, Macpherson, Robbie and Walton, Clare ,(2018). Amplifying Quiet Voices: Challenges and Opportunities for Participatory Design at an Urban Scale. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), 25(1), article no. 2.

Robinson, Charlotte , Mancini, Clara, van der Linden, Janet, Guest, Claire, Swanson, Lydia, Marsden, Helen,Valencia, Jose and Aengenheister, Brendan (2015). Designing an Emergency Communication System for Human and Assistance Dog Partnerships. In: ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015), ACM pp. 337–347.

Giles, Emilie and van der Linden, Janet(2015). Imagining future technologies: eTextile weaving workshops with blind and visually impaired people. In: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, ACM, pp. 3–12.

Bourgeois, Jacky , van der Linden, Janet, Kortuem, Gerd , Price, Blaine A. and Rimmer, Christopher(2014). Conversations with my washing machine: an in-the-wild study of demand-shifting with self-generated energy. In: 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2014), 13-17 Sep 2014, Seattle, Washington, US, ACM, pp. 459–470.