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Dr Marc Fabri

About Dr Marc Fabri

Marc is a Senior Lecturer, Researcher and Course Leader for Creative Media Technology. As part of his role, he forms links between the creative and the coding folks. He likes digital things to look good and work well.

Marc's research interests range from user experience design, human-computer interaction and affective computing to behaviour change theory, persuasive technology and pervasive systems. He is a regular programme committee member for the British HCI and DUXU conference series. He has reviewed for CHI, ESRC, Oxford University Press, the International Journal of Product Development and the Journal of Computer Aided Engineering.

Marc is Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Creative Media Technology undergraduate degree. Students on this course use technology in a creative and imaginative way and move on to work in digital agencies, games companies, Film and TV.

Marc also provides consultancy for start-up businesses where he helps create concepts for new digital services. He holds a PhD from Leeds Beckett University and was previously Head of Technical Development for Axisweb, an Arts Council funded national charity promoting contemporary artists in the UK (www.axisweb.org).

Current Teaching

Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Creative Media Technology and BSc (Hons) Multimedia Technology.

Teaching at undergraduate and Masters level on:

  • Web development
  • Responsive web design
  • Mobile app development
  • Design thinking
  • Creative industry practice
  • Individual and group projects

Research Interests

Marc's research is centred around user experience, emotional interfaces and assistive technologies. He leads a research cluster concerned with the use of technology to facilitate positive behaviour change, which is specifically interested in the areas of nutrition, health, physical activity and well-being. He uses Design Thinking approaches and focusses mainly on the maintenance phase of behaviour change' the time when initial support or motivation starts to fade. This is a vibrant research area, impacting on many people's quality of life as well as society as a whole.

Another area of research is the support of people with autism through technology, especially in relation to widening access to Higher Education for students with autism. Marc leads the EU funded Autism&Uni project, bringing together partners from the UK, Finland, The Netherlands, Poland and Spain. The £300k project runs from 2013 to 2016 and aims to help people with autism access and succeed in Higher Education.

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