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Dr Arthi Manohar
Senior Lecturer in Design


Arthi is a Senior Lecturer and Director for the BSC Product Design in Brunel Design School. She is a design researcher, investigating the relationship between social design and technology. Arthi joined Brunel University in 2018 as a Lecturer in Design. Previous to Brunel, she was a Research Fellow at Northumbria University Newcastle where she explored complex socio-digital problems including designing for trust within TAPESTRY project, funded by the RCUK Digital Economy. She has experience in working across interdisciplinary research groups including Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham and the Innovation School at the Glasgow School of Art.

Arthi’s Doctorate was a part of an EPSRC Digital Economy project ‘Tales of Things and Electronic Memories’ (TOTeM) from University of Dundee’s Socio Digital group. Her research interests include participatory design, co-design, user-centered design and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Her research and teaching explore the role of human values by investigating the relationship between the social design and technology.

Arthi is a reviewer for HCI, CSCW, IEEE, interdisciplinary journals and conference series. She has been part of various conference program chairs including British HCI 2021, Designing Interaction Systems (DIS) 2019  and IndiaHCI 2019. She is also the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Champion for the Department of Design since 2020. 


FHEA Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - Brunel University London (2021)

Ph.D Digital Product Design – University of Dundee (2017)

M.A. Architecture and Digital Media – University of Westminster (2009)

B.Arch. Architecture – National Institute of Technology, India (2007)

Newest selected publications

Manohar, A., Sengul, C. and Chen, J. (2021) 'Trust in Home: Rethinking Interface Design in IoT'.33rd conference on British Human Computer Interaction 2021. Open Access Link

Conference paper

Manohar, AK. (2018) 'Story culture framework: A cross cultural study'.9th Indian Conference on Human Computer Interaction. Bangalore, India. 16 - 18 December. ACM. pp. 44 - 52.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Yang,, Y., Collomosse, J., Manohar, A., Briggs, J. and Steane, J. (2018) 'TAPESTRY: Visualizing Interwoven Identities for Trust Provenance'.VizSec 2018 - 15th IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security,. Berlin, Germany. 22 - 22 October. IEEE. pp. 1 - 4. ISSN: 2639-4359 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Manohar, A. and Briggs, J. (2018) 'Designing In With Black Box Technologies and PD'.Design Research Society 2018. Limerick, Ireland. 25 - 28 June. Design Research Society. pp. 2294 - 2307. ISSN: 2398-3132 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Manohar, A. and Briggs, J. (2018) 'Identity Management in the Age of Blockchain 3.0'.CHI 2018 Workshop on HCI for Blockchain: Studying, Critiquing, Designing and Envisioning Distributed Ledger Technologies.. Montreal, Canada. 21 - 22 April.Open Access Link

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