I am a designer and technologist who works in software and hardware to explore the impact of emerging technologies in everyday lives. I am a designer at Newcastle University's Open Lab and I have my own design practice. Previously, I was a Senior Researcher at BT's Broadband Applications Research Centre.
I have a PhD from the Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London (2023), a Master's degree in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art (2012) and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham (2000).
I have published papers and filed patents in the fields of HCI, psychology, tangible interfaces, computer vision and computer graphics. My portfolio has many examples of my projects.
My clients have included ITO World, Aldeburgh Music, Studio XO, Hirsch and Mann, Native Design, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Di Mainstone, Zoe Garner Glass and Design Informatics. New propositions should be addressed to:
A Network of One’s Own: Struggles to Domesticate the Internet
D Chatting. Goldsmiths, University of London. PhD thesis (2023). [DOI]
Design for Reappearance in Smart Technologies
Chatting D, Taylor N and Rogers J. CSCW 2021 Workshop on Designing for Data Awareness. (October 2021). [PDF]
Designing for intersubjectivity and dialogicality in museum interactive installations about migration
Galani A, Durrant A, Chatting D and Farley R. Digital Creativity Volume 31, 2020 - Issue 4 (November 2020). [DOI]
RtD in Situ: Discussing the Domains and Impact of Design Research
Jenkins T, Odom W, Pierce J, Andersen K, Boucher A, Chatting D and Gaver W. DIS 2020 RtD in Situ (virtual) workshop (July 2020). [DOI]
Doing things with research through design: with what, with whom, and towards what ends?
Andersen K, Boucher A, Chatting D, Desjardins A, Devendorf L, Gaver W, Jenkins T, Odom W, Pierce J and Vallgårda A. CHI 2019 Doing Things with Research through Design workshop (May 2019). [DOI]
Crafting a place for attending to the things of design at CHI
Odom W, Jenkins T, Andersen K, Gaver W, Pierce J, Vallgårda A, Boucher A, Chatting D, van Kollenburg J and Lefeuvre K. interactions (Volume 25 Issue 1, January + February 2018). [DOI]
Transitions in Digital Personhood: Online Activity in Early Retirement
Durrant A, Kirk D S, Trujillo Pisanty D, Moncur W, Orzech K, Schofield T, Elsden C, Chatting D and Monk A. CHI 2017 (May 2017). [DOI]
Quotidian Ritual and Work-Life Balance:
An Ethnography of Not Being There
Bichard J, Yurman P, Kirk D and Chatting D, Proceedings of EPIC 2014, p. 163-178 (September 2014).
Speculation by Improvisation
Chatting D, DIS 2014 Workshop on Human-Computer Improvisation (June 2014). [PDF]
Character Mediated Communications
Chatting D, McCahill C and Gower A, Children and Embodied Interaction: Seeking Common Ground - IDC 2009 Workshop (June 2009). [PDF]
WISP: Wearable Illumination for Spatialised Play
Sutton J S and Chatting D, Night and darkness: Interaction after dark - CHI 2008 Workshop (April 2008). [PDF]
The Uncanny Valley: does it exist?
Brenton H, Gillies M, Ballin D and Chatting D, Workshop on Human-Animated Character Interaction - HCI 2005 (September 2005). [PDF]
The Uncanny Valley: does it exist and is it related to presence?
Brenton H, Gillies M, Ballin D and Chatting D, Presence-Connect (April 2005).
Designing User Interaction for Face Tracking Applications
Chatting D and Thorne J M, DSV-IS 2002 (June 2002). [PDF]
Republished in, "Lecture Notes in Computer Science - Interactive Systems" - ISBN: 3540002669
The Prometheus Project - the challenge of disembodied and dislocated performances
Thorne J M and Chatting D, BT Technology Journal, 20, No 1, pp 85-90 (January 2002). [PDF]
Republished in, "Broadband Applications and the Digital Home" - ISBN: 0852964285.
Providing an Image for Display
Chatting D, Milner V L and Thorne J M.
Publication Patent: WO2008025969
Publication Date: 6th March 2008
Intelligent Media Content Playing Device with User Attention Detection, Corresponding Method and Carrier Medium
Chatting D and Kegel I C.
Publication Patent: WO2007113580
Publication Date: 11th October 2007
Adaptive Closed Group Caricaturing
Chatting D, Shadbolt A and Thorne J M.
Publication Patent: WO2005069226
Publication Date: 28th July 2005
Video Communications Method and System
Chatting D, Thorne J M and Morrison D G.
International Patent: WO2005025219
Publication Date: 17th March 2005
Image-Size Dependent Facial Caricaturing
Chatting D, Thorne J M and Nightingale C.
International Patent: WO2004102484
Publication Date: 25th November 2004
Feature Based Caricaturing
Chatting D, Thorne J M and Fendley M S.
International Patent: WO2004102483
Publication Date: 25th November 2004
Chatting D and Morrison D G.
International Patent: WO0175797
Publication Date: 11th October 2001