The IN-TOUCH team is led by Professor Carey Jewitt and based at UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London.

Douglas Atkinson is a PhD student attached to IN-TOUCH. His research interests include design research, touch perception of physical and digital objects, and the emotional, multi-modal and cross-modal experience of making. His PhD research focuses on digitally capturing the forms of touch used to gain knowledge and mediate the making process during the hands-on development of a garment. Douglas has previously been a Research Associate on the ‘Digital Sensoria: Design through Digital Perceptual Experience’ project (RCUK Digital Economy Programme, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London & Brunel University London) and Co-Investigator on MIDAS (ESRC, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London). He holds a part time Research Fellowship at London College of Fashion and guest lectures on fashion and digital technologies at a number of universities. He has published in the Journal of Design Research and contributed a chapter to Digital Bodies: Creativity and Technology in the Arts and Humanities (2017, Broadhurst & Price Eds.). 

Lili Golmohammadi is a PhD student attached to IN-TOUCH. Her research interests include critical design, design education, and digital technologies in health and wellbeing. Her PhD research explores the relationships between loneliness, touch, digital technologies and the elderly. Lili has extensive experience devising and leading community-based arts projects, an example of which is an open-participation event at the Wellcome Collection exploring media representations of female ageing. Lili is a Research Assistant at Goldsmiths, University of London and as an Associate Lecturer at London College of Fashion. Lili recently co-presented research on design methods for pedagogic practice in a symposium Designing Education: A Critical-Creative Practice at the BERA Annual Conference 2018. Her recent publications include a co-authored chapter in Teaching Fashion Studies – Pedagogy and Practice (2018, Kent Ed.).

Carey Jewitt is Professor of Learning and Technology and Director of UCL Knowledge Lab. Her research interests include researching technology-mediated interaction, the development of multimodal research theory and methods, and innovating research methods across the social sciences and arts. She has directed a number of large research projects on methodological innovation, most recently MODE ‘Multimodal Methods for Researching Digital Data and Environments’ (ESRC, and MIDAS ‘Methodological Innovation in Digital Arts and Social Sciences’ (ESRC, Carey is a founding Editor of the journal Visual Communication (Sage), and her recent publications include Introducing Multimodality (2016) with Bezemer and O’Halloran, The Sage Handbook of Researching Digital Technologies (2014) with Price and Brown, and The Routledge Handbook of Multimodal Analysis (2014).

Kerstin Leder Mackley is a Senior Research Associate at the UCL Knowledge Lab. Her research interests are in sensory and visual ethnographic research approaches as applied to the study of everyday experiences and activities, emerging technologies and design futures. She has been a Research Associate on a number of projects, including ‘LEEDR: Low Effort Energy Demand Reduction’ (Loughborough Uni) and ‘TOTeM: Tales of Things and electronic Memory’ (Brunel Uni), both funded by Digital Economy Research Councils UK. She has published in a range of international journals, including Media, Culture & Society, TOCHI, Visual Studies, and the Journal of Design Research. Kerstin’s recent publications include Making Homes: Ethnography and Design (2017) with Pink, Moroşanu, Mitchell and Bhamra.


Sara Price is Professor of Digital Learning at the UCL Knowledge Lab and Co-I on IN-TOUCH. Her research interests focus on the design, development and evaluation of emerging digital technologies (mobile, tangible, sensor) for learning, teaching and training in school and health related education. In particular, her recent work engages with theories of embodiment, how sensory and bodily interaction can be mediated through digital technology, and the role of this in supporting new ways of thinking and meaning making. She has led a number of research projects, most recently ‘Researching Embodiment in Digital Environments’ (ESRC, NCRM); ‘Fostering Cross-curricular Geoweb Technology Use in Education’ (UCL/IOE); and she is currently Co-I on ‘WeDraw’ (EU) and ‘Move2Learn: Engaging Preschool Scientists through Embodiment and Technology’ (Wellcome Trust, ESRC, NSF). Her recent publications include Digital Bodies: Creativity and Technology in the Arts and Humanities, with Sue Broadhurst (2017); and The Sage Handbook of Researching Digital Technologies (2014) with Jewitt and Brown.