Conference Papers

  • Matthew Lee-Smith. 2020. The Data Hungry Home: Humans Harvesting Data for Living Devices. In Companion Publication of the 2020 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2020 Companion, July 06-10, 2020, Enidhoven, Netherlands. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 9 pages. DOI: 10.1145/3393914.3395832

  • Matthew Lee-Smith, Tracy Ross, Martin Maguire, Fung Po Tso, Jeremy Morley and Stefano Cavazzi. 2019. The Data Hungry Home: Defining, Populating, Feeding, and Beyond. In Proceedings of Halfway to the Future (HTTF 2019), November 19-20, 2019, Nottingham, United Kingdom. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 10 pages. DOI: 10.1145/3363384.3363390

  • Matthew Lee-Smith, Tracy Ross, Martin Maguire, Fung Po Tso, Jeremy Morley, and Stefano Cavazzi (2019) What Can We Expect from Navigating?: Exploring Navigation, Wearables and Data Through Critical Design Concepts. In Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion (DIS ’19 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 237-244.DOI:10.1145/3301019.3323889

  • Matthew Lee-Smith (2019) Designing Diverse Design Dogmas, Deliberately: Using aspects of Design on its practitioners to set the challenge of imagining alternative ways of designing., The Design Journal, 22:sup1, 2197-2201 DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2019.1595010

Presentations

  • Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors – 2018: Ergonomics & Human Factors 2018 – Doctoral Consortium, I presented current PhD progress and methods, won the “most visually pleasing presentation” award.

Seminars/Lectures

  • How to Design a Being: Exploring a Framework for the Creation of Proto-Technological Beings
    January 2021, Bristol Interaction Group (BIG), Bristol University 
    I gave a 30-minute seminar to members of the Bristol Interaction Group about my PhD work followed by 30 minutes of engaging questions. More details can be found here.

  • How to Design a Being(?): Exploring a Framework for the Creation of Proto-Technological Beings
    February 2021, Connected Everyday Lab, TU Delft
    I gave a 30-minute seminar to members of the Connected Everyday Lab about my PhD work followed by 30 minutes of engaging questions.

  • Designing Technological Beings: Taking a Non-Human Perspective in Design
    February 2021, Towards the Realm of Materiality Series, Free University of Bozen–Bolzano

    I gave an hour-long lecture to students and staff as part of the Towards the Realm of Materiality series “at” the Free University of Bozen–Bolzano, Italy. This was followed by another one hour where we engaging in discussions around my work and other ideas. More details can be found here.
  • Nomination: Doctoral Lead Rep of the Year, Loughborough University – 2020 (Loughborough Academic Awards)
  • Nomination: Doctoral Lead Rep of the Year, Loughborough University – 2020 (PhD Awards)
  • Nomination: Best Team Award, Loughborough University – 2019:
    The three person team that I was part of the DesRes conference for the Loughborough Design School. We were nominated due to the professionalism of the conference and the branding and the efficiency of the execution on the day.
  • Award: Spark Shortlist, Design Council – 2014:
    I was shortlisted as one of the top 30 project proposals for my final year design project, “intelligent safety clothing”. As part of this, I participated in a two day workshop to prepare a pitch to investors.
  • Design For Manufacture Labs 2019:
    I have assited with the design for manufacture labs at a masters level covering CNC milling on solidworks.
  • Human-Computer Interaction, Design, and Research Loughborough Design School – 2019:
    I gave a lecture on different and niche aspects of HCI to a Masters group at Loughborough University.
  • User Experience Labs 2018 – 2020:
    I have assited with the UX teaching labs at Loughborough University covering Axure and Sketch.
  • CAD Summer School, Loughborough Design School – 2018:
    I assisted students with their CAD modelling of computer mouse concepts for 3D printing
  • Personal Navigation Systems, Loughborough Design School – 2018:
    I gave a lecture on personal navigation systems to a Masters group at Loughborough University.

Here are some other writings I have produced that aren’t from large enough bodies of work to have their own page.

Fundamental Research in Design, Lost Cause or New Approach?

This report aims to question and challenge the role of fundamental research in design, by considering contemporary opinions on design, whether fundamental design research exists in certain forms in contemporary design approaches and by creating discussion around ways in which we can progress fundamental design research.

The full report can be found here


Pollution: A Long Standing, Pernicious Controversy

Pollution is one of the longest standing socio-technical controversies. Arguably the appearance of pollution, particularly air pollution, as a controversy was in response to the increase of urbanisation and industrialisation during the industrial revolution of the 19th century. This report will employ controversy mapping techniques put forward by current Science and Technology Studies and Actor Network Theory scholars, such as Bruno Latour and Noortje Marres, and data collection and visualisation techniques from sites such as Digital Methods, Web Atlas and Gephi, in order to define the levels of complexity of this controversy and distil them to a simplicity in order to create a focal point for design.

The full paper can be found here


The Pharmaceutical Mafia

Does the Pharmaceutical industry take advantage of the death of the expert and the creation of issues to control the formation of publics for their own means and for financial reasons? This essay reviews relevant papers and thinking and demonstrates the power of design tactics in the creation of publics with pharmaceutical tools, such as Direct-to-Consumer pharmaceuticals and the decline in the trust of the expert and the imbalance in power. From this, the report then goes on to suggest different routes to try and create balance, understanding and debate with speculative/critical and constructivist theory.

The full paper can be found here