Peer reviewed Journal articles, Conference papers and Book Chapters

  1. Light, A. (in press) Designing the Economics of the Sharing Economy: Towards Sustainable Management. Handbook of the Sharing Economy, edited by Russell Belk, Giana Eckhardt and Fleura Bardhi, Edward Elgar.
  2. Gabriela Avram, Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Stefano De Paoli, Ann Light, Peter Lyle & Maurizio Teli (2019), Introduction to the Special Issue on Repositioning CoDesign in the age of platform capitalism: from sharing to caring, Co-Design, 185-191
  3. Light, A. and Seravalli, A. (2019) The Breakdown of the Municipality as Caring Platform: Lessons for Co-Design and Co-Learning in the Age of Platform Capitalism, Co-Design, 192-211
  4. Light, Ann and Miskelly, Clodagh. 2019. “Platforms, Scales and Networks: Meshing a Local Sustainable Sharing Economy”. JCSCW, Summer 2019
  5. Ann Light (2019) Design and Social Innovation at the Margins: Finding and Making Cultures of Plurality, J. Design and Culture
  6. Light, A. and Akama, Y. (2019) The Nature of ‘Obligation’ in Doing Design with Communities: Participation, Politics and Care (eds) Fisher, T. and Gamman, L. Tricky Design: ethics through things. London: Bloomsbury
  7. Reitsma, L, Light A., Zaman, Tariq and Rogers, P. (2019) Facilitating Dialogical Spaces as a Foundation for Respectful Design in co-creative encounters with indigenous communities, European Academy of Design Conference 2019.
  8. Light, A. (2019) The Détente Model of Managing Divergent Values in the Maker Sphere, book chapter in (eds) Jeremy Hunzinger and Andrew Schrock Making Our World: the Hacker and Maker Movements in Context, New York: Peter Lang
  9. Light, A. (2018) Performing Interaction Design with Judith Butler, book chapter in (eds) Bardzell, J., Bardzell, S. and Blythe, M. Critical Theory and Interaction Design, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA: 429-446
  10. Ann Light (2018) Ideas of Autonomia: Buzzwords, Borderlands and Research through Design in special issue on Autonomía: Design strategies for enabling design process, SDRJ, Vol 11, No 2 147-153 Also: Light, Ann. (2018) Research Through Design and Uncertain Futures, Medium:
  11. Ann Light (2018) Writing PD: Accounting for Socially-Engaged Research. Proc. PDC’18
  12. Yoko Akama and Ann Light (2018) Practices of Readiness: Punctuation, Poise and the Contingencies of Participatory Design, Proc. PDC’18
  13. Yoko Akama, Elisenda Ardevol, Deborah Lanzeni, Ann Light, Katherine Moline, Sarah Pink, Shanti Sumartojo (2018) Strategies for Disruption, in (eds Yoko Akama, Sarah Pink, Shanti Sumartojo) Uncertainty and Possibility: New Approaches to Future Making in Design Anthropology, Bloomsbury,
  14. Austin Toombs, Colin M. Gray, Guoyang Zhou and Ann Light (2018) Appropriated or Inauthentic Care in Gig-Economy Platforms: A Psycho-linguistic Analysis of Uber and Lyft. EA CHI’18.
  15. Alicia Smedberg and Ann Light (2018) Autonomy and control in Orkney: An inquiry into the social benefits of community wind energy. in Sumpf, P. and Büscher, C. (eds.) SHAPE ENERGY Research Design Challenge: Control, change and capacity-building in energy systems. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.
  16. Ann Light (2018) The place in our hands: the grassroots making of cultural heritage, in Stuedahl, D. and Vestergaard, V. (eds.) 2018. Media innovations and design in cultural institutions, NORDICOM, Gothenborg
  17. Vera Khovanskaya, Lynn Dombrowski, Ellie Harmon, Matthias Korn, Ann Light, Michael Stewart and Amy Voida (2018) Designing Against the Status Quo, Community + Culture Forum, interactions, March-April 2018,
  18. Ann Light and Christina Welch (2018) The cultural and spiritual aspects of growing edible plants: testing for meaningfulness in Leeds, UK, in (eds) Joshua Zeunert and Tim Waterman, Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food, Routledge
  19. Ann Light (2018) Introduction / Who are We to Make Change? In Taking Action in a Changing World  (Light, Ferrario, Frauenberger, Preece, Strohmeier) interactions January-February 2018, p34-45 (
  20. Ann Light (2017) What are you Reading? Ann Light, interactions, July-August 2017, p14-15
  21. Julian Brigstocke, Elona Hoover, Marie K. Harder, Paula Graham, Sofia De Sousa, Andy Dearden, Ann Light, Theodore Zamenopoulos, Katerina Alexiou, Gemma Burford, Justine Gaubert, Colin Foskett (2017) Implicit values: Uncounted legacies, In: FACER, Keri and PAHL, Kate, (eds.) Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research: Beyond impact. Bristol, Policy Press, 65-83.
  22. Light, A. and Boys, J.  (2017) Collaborating across Difference: Learning At/With/From The Edges Eds. Elizabeth DiSalvo, Jason Yip, Elizabeth Bonsignore, and Carl DiSalvo. Participatory Design for Learning. London: Routledge.
  23. Light, A., Powell, A. and Shklovski, I. (2017) Design for Existential Crisis in the Anthropocene Age. C&T’17
  24. Smith, A. and Light, A. (2017) Cultivating sustainable developments with makerspaces, Liinc em Revista,
  25. Light, A., Howland, K., Hamilton, T. and Harley, D. (2017) The Meaning of Place in Supporting Sociality, Proc. DIS’17
  26. Akama, Y., Light, A. and Bowen, S. (2017) Mindfulness and Technology: Traces of A Middle Way, Proc. DIS’17
  27. Light, A. and Briggs, J. (2017) Crowdfunding Platforms and the Design of Paying Publics, Proc. CHI’17
  28. Light, A., Shklovski, I. and Powell, A. (2017) Design for Existential Crisis. Alt-chi 17
  29. Clarke, R., Briggs, J. and Light, A. and Wright, P. (2016) Situated encounters with socially engaged art in community-based design. Proc. Designing Interactive Systems (DIS ’16).
  30. Light, A., Pedell, S., Robertson, T., Waycott, J., Bell, J., Durick, J. and Leong, T. W. (2016) What’s special about aging. ACM interactions, 23 (2). pp. 66-69. ISSN 0004-5411
  31. Light, A. (2015) Troubling Futures: can participatory design research provide a constitutive anthropology for the 21st century? Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal – IxD&A, N.26, 2015, pp. 81-94
  32. Light, A., Brereton, M. and Roe, P. (2015) Some Notes on the Design of World Machines, OzCHI’15
  33. Light, A. and Miskelly, C. (2015) Sharing Economy vs Sharing Cultures? Designing for social, economic and environmental good, IxD&A, 24, p49-62
  34. Light, A., Leong, T. W. and Robertson, T. (2015) Ageing Well with CSCW, ECSCW’15
  35. Vines, J., Clarke, R., Light, A. and Wright, P. (2015) The beginnings, middles and endings of participatory research in HCI: An introduction to the special issue on ‘perspectives on participation’ International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 74, 77-80
  36. Williamson, J.R., Hansen, L.K., Jacucci, G., Light, A. and Reeves, S. (2014) Understanding performative interactions in public settings, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 18 (7), 1545-1549
  37. Petrelli, D. and Light, A. (2014) Family Rituals and the Potential for Interaction Design: A Study of Christmas, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI)
  38. Light, A. and Petrelli, D. (2014) The Rhythm of Christmas: Temporality, ICT Use and Design for the Idiosyncrasies of a Major Festival, ACM OzCHI 2014
  39. Light, A. (2014) The Allure of Provenance: Tracing Food through User-Generated Production Information, in (eds) Choi, J., Foth, M. and Hearn, G. Cook, Grow, Eat, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA
  40. Light, A. and Akama, Y. (2014) Structuring Future Social Relations: The Politics of Care in Participatory Practice, Proc. ACM PDC 2014, pp151-160
  41. Dearden, A., Light A. (2014) Scaling Up Co-Design:  Research Projects as Design Things, Proc. ACM PDC 2014 (s)
  42. Reitsma, E., Light, A. and Rogers, P. (2014) Empathic Negotiations through Material Culture: Co-Designing and Making Digital Exhibits, Digital Creativity
  43. Light, A. (2014) Citizen Innovation: ActiveEnergy and the Quest for Sustainable Design, in (eds) Boler, M. and Ratto, M. DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA p259-268
  44. Light, A., Milligan, A., Bond, L., McIntosh, L. and Botten, C. (2013) High Tea at the Conviviality Café: Research Tool or Design Intervention?, 1st Research Through Design Conference, Newcastle, September 2013
  45. McSeveny, K., Heller, B., Light, A. and Machaczek, K. (2013) “You could, couldn’t you?” A preliminary investigation of older people’s interaction with a bespoke virtual environment using a gesture interface, J. Gaming and Virtual Worlds, 5(3), p329-348
  46. Light, A. and Coles-Kemp, L. (2013) Granddaughter Beware! An Intergenerational Case Study of Managing Trust Issues in the Use of Facebook, Proc. IEEE TRUST 2013
  47. Hill, K.J., Light, A. and Dearden, A. (2013) Meanwhile use as performance – rehearsing and performing community in temporary spaces, Proc. PINC 2013
  48. Light, A., Hansen, N.B., Halskov, K., Hill, K.J., Hackney, F. and Dalsgaard, P. (2013) Exploring the dynamics of ownership in community-oriented design projects, Proc. ACM C&T 2013, pp90-99.
  49. Light, A. and Akama, Y. (2012) The Human Touch: participatory practice and the role of facilitation in designing with communities, in Proc. ACM PDC 2012.
  50. Goraya H., Light A., Yates S.J. 2012. Contact Networks and the Digital Inclusion of Isolated Community Members?. in Digital Divide Yearbook 2011,. (eds.). Vartanova E and Smirnova O IAMCR: MediaMir.
  51. Dray, S., Light, A., Dearden, A., Evers, V., Densmore, M., Ramachandran, D., Kam, M., Marsden, G., Sambasivan, N., Smyth, T., van Gruenen, D., and Winters, N.  (2012)  “Human Computer Interaction for Development:  Changing HCI to Change the World” book chapter in (ed) J. Jacko, The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications, 3rd Edn (Human Factors and Ergonomics) CRC Press. 1369 – 1394
  52. Petrelli, D., Bowen, S., Light, A. and Dulake, N. (2012) Digital Christmas: An Exploration of Festive Technology, Proc. Designing Interactive Systems (DIS’12)
  53. Akama, Y and Light, A. (2012) A Candor in Reporting: Designing Dexterously for Fire Preparedness, alt-chi, Proc. CHI 2012
  54. Kleine, D., Light, A. and Montero, M. (2012): Signifiers of the life we value? – considering human development, technologies and Fair Trade from the perspective of the capabilities approach, Information Technology for Development, 18 (1), 42-60
  55. Light, A., Egglestone, P., Wakeford, T. and Rogers, J. (2011) Participant-Making: bridging the gulf between community knowledge and academic research, J. Community Informatics, 2011, 7:3.
  56. Light, A. (2011) Democratising Technology: Inspiring Transformation with Design, Performance and Props, Proc. CHI 2011, 2239-2242
  57. Light, A., Wakeford, T., Egglestone, P. and Rogers, J. (2011) Research on an Equal Footing? A UK Collaborative Inquiry into Community and Academic Knowledge, Indigenous Knowledge Technology Conference 2011, Nov 2011.
  58. Light, A (2011) Digital interdependence and how to design for it, interactions, 18 (2), March + April 2011, ACM, New York, NY, USA
  59. Light, A (2011) HCI as heterodoxy: Technologies of identity and the queering of interaction with computers, Interacting with Computers, vol 23 (5), Sept 2011
  60. Light, A. (2011) The Politics of Representing Cultures in Ubiquitous Media – challenging national cultural norms by studying a map with Indian and British users, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol 15 (6) August 2011, 585-596
  61. Light, A (2011) The Power of Inference, the Ethics of Making and the Case for Digital Interdependence. Proc. Ethicomp 2011
  62. Wakeman, I., Light, A., Robinson, J., Chalmers, D. and Basu, A. (2011) Deploying pervasive advertising in a farmers’ market, in (eds Jörg Müller, Florian Alt and Daniel Michelis) Pervasive Advertising, Springer, 247-267
  63. DEARDEN, Andy, LIGHT, Ann, KANAGWA, Benjamin and RAI, Idris (2010). Getting from research to practice in M4D. In: SVENSSON, Jakob and WICANDER, Gudrun, (eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on M4D Mobile Communication Technology for Development : M4D 2010, 10-11 November 2010, Kampala, Uganda. Karlstadt University, 259-262.
  64. DEARDEN, Andy, LIGHT, Ann, HEEKS, Richard, MARSDEN, Gary, WINTERS, Niall, TONGIA, Rahul, BEALE, Russell and KAM, Matthew (2010). Innovation everywhere : computing for 9 billion people. In: ACM-BCS Visions of Computer Science 2010 : Grand Challenges in Computing Research, Edinburgh, 13-16 April 2010. (Unpublished)
  65. Light, A. Wakeman, I., Robinson, J., Basu, A. and Chalmers, D. (2010) Chutney and Relish: Designing to Augment the Experience of Shopping at a Farmers’ Market, Proc. OzCHI’10, Brisbane, Nov 2010, 208-215, New York, NY: ACM
  66. Wakeman, I., Light, A., Robinson, J., Basu, A. and Chalmers, D. (2010) Bringing the Virtual to the Farmers’ Market: Designing for Trust in Pervasive Computing Systems, Proc. Fourth IFIP Conference on Trust Management, Springer-Verlag.
  67. Light, A. Ladeira, I, Roberson, J, Bidwell, N, Rangaswamy, N, Sambasivan, N and Gitau, S. (2010) Gender matters: Female perspectives in ICT4D research, ICTD 2010
  68. Light, A. The Unit of Analysis in Understanding the Politics of Participatory Practice, PDC 2010
  69. Light, A. (2010) The Panopticon reaches within:  how digital technology turns us inside out, Journal of Identity in the Information Society, 3:3, pp583-598
  70. Light, A. (2010) Bridging Global Divides with Tracking and Tracing Technology. IEEE Pervasive 9 (2), 28-36
  71. Simon Bowen & Ann Light, The Use of Mediating Artefacts in Design Research EASST Review Volume 29 (2010)
  72. Light, A., Kleine, D and Vivent, M. (2010) “Performing Charlotte: a Tool to bridge Cultures in Participatory Design” Int. J. of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, 2(1), 36-58
  73. Light, A. (2009) Democratising Technology: A Method, in (ed T. Inns) Designing for the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Methods and Findings, Gower, Ashgate Publishing,
  74. Light, A., Simpson, G. and Weaver, L., Healey, P.G. (2009) “Geezers, Turbines, Fantasy Personas: Making the Everyday into the Future” Proc. Creativity and Cognition 2009, Berkeley, Oct 2009 – award for best paper promoting social creativity
  75. Light, A. and Anderson, T. (2009) “Research Project as Boundary Object: negotiating the conceptual design of a tool for International Development” Proc. ECSCW 2009: (eds Ina Wagner, Luigi Ciolfi, Hilda Tellioglu, Ellen Balka) Proceedings of the 11th European conference on computer-supported cooperative work, , 21-42. London: Springer.
  76. Light, A. and Wright, P.C. (2009) “The Panopticon and the Performance Arena: HCI Reaches within” Proc. INTERACT 2009, Uppsala, Aug 2009
  77. Light, A. (2009) ‘Negotiations in space: the impact of receiving phone calls on the move’, in (eds Ling, R. and Campbell, S.) The Reconstruction of Space and Time: Mobile Communication Practices, Transaction Publishers
  78. THOMAS, John, DEARDEN, Andy, DRAY, Susan, LIGHT, Ann, BEST, Michael, ARKIN, Nuray, MAUNDER, Andrew, KAM, Matthew, CHETTY, Marshini, SAMBASIVAN, Nithya, BUCKHALTER, Celeste and KRISHNAN, Gaurishankar (2008). Hci for community and international development. In: CZERWINSKI, Mary and LUND, Arnie, (eds.) CHI EA ’08 : CHI ’08 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. New York, ACM, 3909-3912.
  79. Light, A., Miskelly, C. and Thompson, S. (2008) ‘An Analysis of Building Habitat with Networked Tools’, Proc. OzCHI 2008, Cairns, Dec 2008
  80. Healey, P.G., White, G., Eshghi, A., Reeves, A. J. and Light, A. (2008) ‘Communication Spaces’ Computer Supported Cooperative Work,17 (2-3)
  81. Light, A., Weaver, L., Healey, P.G. and Simpson, G. (2008) ‘Adventures in the Not Quite Yet: using performance techniques to raise design awareness about digital networks’ Proc. DRS, Sheffield, July 2008
  82. Light, A. and Miskelly, C. (2008) ‘Brokering between Heads and Hearts: an analysis of designing for social change’ in Proc. DRS 2008, Sheffield, July 2008
  83. Dearden, A. and Light, A. (2008) Designing for e-Social Action: An Application Taxonomy, in Proc. Design Research Society 2008, Sheffield July 2008
  84. Dearden, A. and Light, A. (2008) On Social Function: New Language for Discussing Technology for Social Action, in Proc. DIAC 2008, California, June 2008
  85. Light, A. (2008) ‘Transports of Delight?: What the experience of receiving (mobile) phone calls can tell us about design’ in special issue on ‘Enchantment, Experience and Interaction Design’, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 12 (5), pp 391-400
  86. Light, A., Blythe, M and Reed, D. (2008) ‘Defamiliarising Design’, Design Principles and Practices 1(4) 63-72
  87. Blythe, M., Light, A. and O’Neill, S. (2007) ‘Untitled: emerging cultural forms in the digital age’, editors’ commentary for Culture, Creativity and Technology special issue of Human Technology
  88. Healey, P.G. and Light, A. (2007) ‘When Scoring doesn’t Matter: The aesthetics of performance in arcade games’, CoDesign 3, supp 1, 2007,Special Issue: Affective Communications in Design Challenges for Researchers
  89. Light, A (2006) ‘Adding Method to Meaning: a technique for exploring peoples’ experience with digital products’ in special issue on ‘User Experience’, Behaviour & Information Technology, 25 (2), pp175-187 (A)
  90. Cook, J. and Light, A. (2006) ‘New Patterns of Power and Participation? Designing ICT for Informal and Community Learning’, E-Learning 3(1) pp51-61.
  91. Light, A. (2004) ‘Designing to Persuade: the Use of Emotion in Networked Media’ in Interacting with Computers, 16, pp729-738
  92. Light, A. (2003) ‘Participants, Consumers and the Politics of Design: British Information Providers on the Web reconfigure the Audience’ at Towards a New Media Paradigm. EU COST A20 Conference, University of Navarra, Pamplona, June 2003.
  93. Light, A. (2003) ‘Audience Design: Interacting with Networked Media’, interactions special issue on ‘HCI and Mass Communication’.
  94. Urquhart, C., Light, A., Thomas, R., Barker, A., Yeoman, A., Cooper, J., Armstrong, C., Fenton, R., Lonsdale, R. and Spink, S. (2003) ‘Critical incident technique and explicitation interviewing in studies of information behavior’ in J. Library & Information Science Research, 25, pp63-88. (A*)
  95. Light, A. (2001) ‘Interactivity and User Commitment: Building Relationships through Interaction on Websites’, (ed. Blandford, A., Vanderdonckt, J. and Gray P.), People and Computers 15, London: Springer-Verlag, pp459-474.
  96. Light, A. and Wakeman, I.  (2001) ‘Beyond the Interface: Users’ Perceptions of Interaction and Audience on Websites’ in special issue of Interacting with Computers on ‘Interfaces for the Active Web’, 13, pp325-351
  97. Light, A. (2001) ‘The Influence of Context on Users’ Responses to Websites’ in ISIC New Review of Information Behaviour Research, 2001
  98. Light, A. and Wakeman, I. (2000) ‘“My name’s Chris…”: the Effect of Producer Visibility on the Use of Interactive Websites’ Proc. OZCHI2000
  99. Light, A. and Rogers, Y. (1999) ‘Conversation as Publishing: the Role of News Forums on the Web’, in special issue of J. Computer-Mediated Communication on ‘Persistent Conversation’, 4(4)
  100. McIlhagga, M., Light, A. and Wakeman, I. (1998) ‘Design Choices for Adaptive Applications’, the Fourth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (Mobicom 98), Dallas, October 1998.