I am Associate Professor (Design) and co-lead the Northumbria Practice Research Group. My research is inherently collaborative and currently concerns designing tools for safer online interactions; investigation into and through the creative ‘collaborative economy’; and promoting and critically reflecting upon multidisciplinary methodologies within design research and industry practice. I lead on design for two EPSRC projects. TAPESTRY involves developing an online tool to support trust-related decision-making. Cumulative Revelations aims to visually demonstrate how apparently innocuous pieces of online information can collectively pose security and reputational risks to individuals and their employers. I am a strategic grant reviewer for AHRC, a member of the AHRC and ESRC Peer Review Colleges and I regularly review for other research councils in the UK and abroad. I publish in the design and HCI fields and co-produce artifacts as research, informed by an earlier career in creative practice.

------- Jo’s publications:


Ann Light and Jo Briggs. 2019. The Design of Paying Publics. In Dan Marom, Oliver Gajda and Tim Wright (Eds). Crowd Asset: Crowdfunding for Policy Makers. World Scientific Pub. (accepted/2019 publication)


Mark Blythe, Jonathan Hook, and Jo Briggs. 2018. From Evaluation to Crits and Conversation. In: Mark Blythe and Andrew Monk (Eds). Funology 2: from usability to enjoyment. Human–Computer Interaction Series. Springer International Publishing, pp. 241-254.


Jo Briggs et. al. Creative Temporal Costings. In: Paul A. Rodgers (Ed.). 2018. Design Research for Change. Lancaster University, pp. 14-15. https://www.designresearchforchange.co.uk/showcase/


Yifan Yang, John Collomosse, Arthi Manohar, Jo Briggs and Jamie Steane. 2018. TAPESTRY: Visualizing Interwoven Identities for Trust Provenance. VizSec 2018, IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security.


Arthi Manohar and Jo Briggs. 2018. Designing In With Black Box Technologies and PD. In: Design Research Society 2018 Conference, DRS.


Chris Elsden, Arthi Manohar, Jo Briggs, Mike Harding, Chris Speed, John Vines. 2018. Making Sense of Blockchain Applications: A Typology for HCI. In: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, p. 458.


Arthi Manohar and Jo Briggs. 2018. Identity Management in the Age of Blockchain 3.0. In: HCI for Blockchain, workshop in conjunction with CHI’18 (workshop paper). http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/34110/


Cally Gatehouse, Matthew Wood, Jo Briggs, James Pickles, Shaun Lawson. 2018. Troubling Vulnerability: Designing with LGBT Young People’s Ambivalence Towards Hate Crime Reporting. In: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, p. 109.


Ann Light and Jo Briggs. 2017. Crowdfunding Platforms and the Design of Paying Publics. In: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, pp. 797-809.


Ian G. Johnson, Alistair McDonald, Jo Briggs, Jennifer Manuel, Karen Salt, Emma Flynn, and John Vines. 2017. Community Conversational: Supporting and Capturing Deliberative Talk in Local Consultation Processes. In: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, pp. 2320-2333.