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Dr Naomi Jacobs

Lecturer in Design Policy and Futures Thinking

Naomi Jacobs

The LICA Building

LA1 4YW

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 510821

Research overview

Naomi is Lecturer in Design Policy and Futures Thinking. As an interdisciplinary academic, her work crosses various disciplines including design, computer science, social science, and fan and audience studies. Naomi's previous work has focused primarily on interaction; between individuals, communities, disciplines or sectors, and between people and technology and the media they consume.

Current research focuses on how technologies such as IoT and AI are being implemented and governed. She is currently a member of the Population and Policy cluster as part of Beyond Imagination, and is carrying out research related to design for policy, particularly in the context of policy for new technologies.

Naomi has published papers on topics including the governance of smart cities, livestreaming of fan conventions, the potentials of IoT for food safety, and how to use zombie apocalypse modelling for epidemiology education.

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