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Dorian Peters

Research Programmes Coordinator


Dorian applies multidisciplinary expertise in technology research and design to CFI's research projects, educational initiatives, communications and strategy. 

Dorian is a designer, design researcher and author who specialises in design for wellbeing, design for learning, and digital ethics in practice. She is also a Research Associate at the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London. Her books include Positive Computing: Technology for Wellbeing and Human Potential (MIT Press), and Interface Design for Learning: Design Strategies for Learning Experiences (New Riders). With over 20 years’ experience in technology design, she works with engineers, social scientists and users to co-create human-centred and research-driven technologies in ways that respect psychological needs. She is on the editorial board of the journal, AI & Ethics.  She has done work for educational, non-profit, and corporate institutions including Movember Foundation, Carnegie Mellon, Ieso Digital Health, Google, Sony and Phillips.

Her research in human-computer interaction includes development of the METUX model for evaluating the wellbeing impact of technologies within six spheres of human experience. Sitting squarely at the intersection of technology and the humanities, she often fulfils the role of cross-disciplinary bridge, helping colleagues in disparate fields work together through shared language and design tools. She also acts as a bridge between research and practice by translating academic discoveries into actionable knowledge for professionals.


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