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. With the rise in technology, cyber crimes have also become rampant and all of us need protection against malware, phishing, imposer emails, spam, and more. Therefore it is crucial to look for malware analysis tools and other security solutions to detect and mitigate these threats. 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.