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Dorian Peters

Visiting Fellow

Biography

Dorian is an author, tech designer, and Creative Leader for the Wellbeing Technology Lab at the University of Sydney. 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 digital 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 has designed for educational, non-profit and corporate institutions including Carnegie Mellon, University of Cambridge, Movember Foundation, Asthma Australia, Sony Music 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 user 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.

Dorian Peters will be a visiting fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence during Lent and Easter Terms 2019.

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