Naomi Jacobs

Dr Naomi Jacobs

Knowledge Exchange Associate

During the Creative Exchange Naomi worked as a Senior Research Associate at ImaginationLancaster. Her general research interests include knowledge exchange, interdisciplinary research practices and digital public space.She also has a background in experimental psychology, being the field of her PhD which looked at the role of hand gestures in conversational speech.

Before joining Lancaster University, Naomi was Project-Co-ordinator for an EPSRC funded ‘Bridging the Gaps’ project to facilitate interdisciplinary research.


Following her work at the Creative Exchange, she took up a Research Fellow post at the University of Aberdeen focussed on trust and privacy in the Internet of Things.

PAC-LAN Zombie Apocalypse

24th Nov 2016
Reworking of original original IOT human PacMan game from Lancaster University using latest NFC phones Watch the video here:  

Physical Playlist featured by Reuters

12th Oct 2016
A film of the finished project prototype has been featured by the Reuters news agency The film, describing the project as a '21st century ‘take’ on the musical compilation ‘mix’ tape' was syndicated to 140 news channels and 60 websites worldwide.

Designing Digital Now Exhibition: 17-25th June, FACT Liverpool

16th Jun 2016
Creative Exchange presents a new exhibition looking at how we are shaping digital technologies - and how digital technologies are shaping us. Premiering at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), The Creative Exchange presents the new exhibition Designing Digital Now, taking a critical look at how we are shaping digital...

New KE Hubs report published

2nd May 2016
We are pleased to be able to share the new report 'Connecting to Innovate: A Preliminary Report on the Achievements of the AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy' This research, carried out by Dr Timothy J. Senior, is the first step in mapping the achievements of the Arts and Humanities Research...

Creative Exchange Final Report Published

26th Apr 2016
As the Creative Exchange project progresses into its final months, we are pleased to present our results and conclusions to date in the form of a report submitted to the AHRC in February 2016.   This includes details of all outputs of the Creative Exchange project to date, case studies, information...

Perceptive Media featured in technology media

9th Mar 2016
The Perceptive Media project has been featured by 'The Next Web'   Martin Bryant writes in 'How the BBC is building the future of TV by blowing it up into little bits':   "The brainchild of BBC R&D’s Ian Forrester, Perceptive Media uses information about individual viewers and the environment they’re in to tweak...

Digital Public Space and the BBC

26th Oct 2015
The Creative Exchange is collaborating in a series of discussions about the concept of digital public space and its implications for the BBC Led by Bill Thompson, key thought leaders are being invited to a series of meetings with the aim of exploring the implications of digital public space.  The discussion...

First project report now published

24th Sep 2015
Read our first project report here!   Thanks for the great response to the 2014 One Day Diary. Our first paper on its findings is published and there will be more papers and presentations. Creative Exchange and Blaze are supporting the project for a 2nd year, so we have been running a second...

Near Miss Project Launch Event

20th Sep 2015
We held our launch event on 7th September at Westminster University.  After introductions by Chris Boardman and others, and a short presentation and Q&A about the research, a packed room of stakeholders from a range of organisations discussed ways to tackle near misses. This will be written up into a second...

TILO Report published

8th Jun 2015
The report from the TILO project is now available for download. The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts has now published the final report for the MeYouAndUs TILO project, which developed a hybrid display system for Arts and Cultural venues using digital screens situated in the public spaces.  You can download the...

Cold Sun Game Demo

30th Jan 2015
Cold Sun now has a playable demo.   The game allows players to explore issues of climate change by exploring a futuristic game world controlled by their real world weather.    See a video of the demo here:  

CX PhD Gathering - project sharing

9th Dec 2014
It's December the 9th and we're holding our regular PhD get together for the CX Cohort To start the day, everyone gave a few minutes update on a project and something that resulted from it. Tess told us about the Project R-hythm project, using performance making to examine how we negotiate different...

Skills in Action – presenting Creative Exchange Superheroes

24th Nov 2014
A core strand of the work we do at Creative Exchange is looking how knowledge exchange can be incorporated into the training of doctoral students and early career researchers. So it was with great pleasure that we (Simon and Naomi) accepted an invitation to represent CX at an event designed for...

Introducing the Physical Playlist prototype

24th Nov 2014
The first prototype of the Physical Playlist is now complete. Watch a video explanation here:  

Designing a new design PhD?

Published 2014, written by Emma Murphy, Naomi Jacobs

The Creative Lounge: Catalysing cross-sector collaborations

10th Jul 2014
Last week, an innovative 'Creative Lounge' event was held at Media City to bring academics and creative companies together to think about the 'Engageable City' The Creative Lounge last Friday 4th of July at the Media City was a complete success!!!   The day workshop fantastically created opportunities to team up with great...

PrimeConf: Best of British

29th Jun 2014
Creative Exchange were proud to be exhibiting last week at the inaugural PrimeConf ‘Best of British’ conference, a celebration of the best of British digital technology talent. We supported this event as a sponsor because we felt that the event was very closely aligned with the aims of the Creative Exchange...

Digital R&D Learning Event

23rd Jun 2014
Alastair and Hannah introduced TILO at this event recently. The full presentation can be seen here:  

Video from the Creative Economy Showcase

13th May 2014
We had a fantastic day at the AHRC Creative Economy Showcase There is now a video available of the event which includes footage of the Imitarium and our presence on the day.                      

Testing TILO at a live exhibition

31st Mar 2014
On Thursday 27th March, FACT launched their new exhibition ‘Science Fiction: New Death’. Alongside this launch, the TILO project undertook the first public testing of the Awakening intervention, which is a mini-project on the TILO system via which the Lancaster team are examining effects which interactive screens may have on audiences...

The Imitarium at the AHRC Creative Economy Showcase

11th Mar 2014
We will be exhibiting Meet the Hubs: A Knowledge Exchange Salon at the AHRC CE Showcase taking place on Wednesday12th March. This is being held at Kings Place in London, and you can watch a live stream of the event here.   To all who are attending, we hope you enjoy the show!   To read more about The...

Creative Exchange Showcase at Media City

14th Nov 2013
Thank you to everyone who attended our Showcase which took place on Friday 27th September.  You can see some highlights in our video of the event.   If you are interested in any of the projects displayed at the showcase, please get in touch with us.          

Limited places remaining at the CX KE Conference

16th Jul 2013
Register soon for the Knowledge Exchange Conference: places are filling up fast with less than 20 remaining. We are delighted that a large number of people have already registered to attend The Knowledge Exchange: An Interactive Conference which is taking place on 26th and 27th September 2013 Because of the interactive nature...

Reflecting on creative practice

28th Jun 2013
Professor Graham Mort continues his thoughts on his experiences with Lancaster's Pilot Project. In the first of these articles on my experience of the Creative Exchange with the Digital Fiction Factory, based at Media City in Salford, I focused on the experience of interacting with the commercial sector as an academic....

Reflections on the Pilot Project

6th Jun 2013
Professor Graham Mort reflects on his experiences with Lancaster's Pilot Project.     In November 2012 I was asked by the Creative Exchange at Lancaster to get involved with a project that was already partially underway. The Digital Fiction Factory – a production company based in Media City, Salford - were collaborating with...

Come and see us at the UK Maker Faire!

27th Apr 2013
On the 27th of April The Creative Exchange will be exhibiting our work at the UK Maker Faire which is being held at the Centre for Life in Newcastle We will be exhibiting some of our work in progress including digital-physical air hockey, and our milk dispensing cow machine.                       Come and see...

The Knowledge Exchange: An Interactive Conference. Now accepting submissions!

11th Apr 2013
We are now accepting paper submissions for The Knowledge Exchange - an Interactive Conference on academic engagement with the creative sector. The conference is taking place on the 26th and 27th September 2013 at Lancaster University, and is aimed at exploring and propagating new mutually beneficial exchanges between academia and the...

Popcorn Europeana at FutureEverything

22nd Mar 2013
As a fringe event at FutureEverything, CX PhDs and Bill Thompson hosted the Europeana Popcorn Mashup Open archives such as Europeana are revolutionizing the way we interact with media and culture; online tools such as Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker make it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. We now have...

The Creative Exchange and FutureEverything sessions at the FutureEverything Summit.

12th Mar 2013
The Creative Exchange and FutureEverything are collaborating on two important debates at the FutureEverything Summit. These sessions explore the development of new interfaces for culture, and how to bring the cultural resources lo bring to life cultural archives of images, film, information locked up in broadcasters, museums and galleries. They are...

Making the Digital Physical - CX Lab

18th Dec 2012
On the 10th of December we held the first workshop relating to the topic of ‘Making the Digital Physical’ at the Lowry centre at Media City in Salford. Despite travel problems, and the usual prevalence of flu at this time of year, we had a great range of attendees from around...

First CX Lab held

27th Oct 2012
On Thursday 27th September the very first Creative Exchange lab was held, at the Digital World Centre in Salford Quays. These events are being hosted over the next few months by each of the Creative Exchange partners, and each of the six Labs will be focussed on one of the cluster...

Curating the Creatives

1st Oct 2012
Ideas. Opportunities. Passionate people. Imagining the future... Coral Grainger reflects on the mapping exercise carried out for the Creative Exchange Could I devise a more perfect assignment than to chat, in confidence, with 22 of the most interesting people in NW creative industries, and imagine the ways that their business might change...

Constructing a Digital Public Space

31st Mar 2012
The following article was authored by Bill Thompson, Drew Hemment, Rachel Cooper, Charlie Gere on behalf of The Creative Exchange The term Digital Public Space is being used by a growing number of cultural bodies to describe the online environment which will emerge as they make their digitised collections more available...