Dr Daniel Gooch

Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications, Open University

I am principally a human-computer interaction (HCI) researcher. My research interests are motivated by wanting to understand how we can best design technology to fit within, and where necessary change, peoples practices and behaviour. The work I do is interdisciplinary cutting across computer science, psychology, information science, design and education.

I am currently employed as a Research Associate at the Open University working on the MK:Smart project. I am leading the Citizen Innovation strand of the project, focussed around the Our MK initiative, investigating how to facilitate citizen-led innovation within Smart City projects.

I also hold a visiting research fellowship at the University of Bath, exploring how to create opportunities for people to invest meaningful effort and care in communication messages created using computer technology. You can find out more on the project website.