Mark currently resides at the crossroad of computing and design. As a lecturer in Computer Science, his work explores the intersection of objects, people and interactions viewed through the lens of meaningful experiences woven by physical and digital materials. For Mark, digital is both tangible and invisible, crosses boundaries and is only challenged by our own creativity, innovation, and imagination. Human-Centered Design frameworks are what underpins his work, revolving around core principals of people, process, and prototyping. Mark embeds himself and his work into the environments he is studying, viewing the research within the contexts of the people he is working with by applying an interdisciplinary approach.
Mark’s teaching in Computing includes modules focussing on Mobile Computing, User Experience and Web Application Development. From level 4 to 7 programmes of study. Alongside teaching, supervision is something Mark strongly believes in, he is constantly keen to grow talent, pass on knowledge and share ideas, whether that is through long standing relationships through internships, PhD candidates and teaching. It is with this he feels he can create a vibrant culture for learning, research and innovation.
Mark has always positioned himself as a leader, supervising; Interns, UG and PG projects and PhD supervision; as the Director of Studies and 2nd supervisor roles.
Community Participation in Mobile Entertainment Services