Portrait of Siân Lindley

Siân Lindley

Senior Researcher

About

I am a social scientist in the Human Experience & Design (HXD) group at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. I am currently researching organisational memory, content reuse and remix, cross-application workflows, and flexibility and productivity in freelance and gig work. I work in interdisciplinary teams to produce user insights, envisionments and prototypes.

To learn more about my recent work, take a look at our papers published this year on remix in the workplace and new file metaphors.

Whilst at Microsoft I have also studied digital possessions (you can find out more by watching my TEDx talk), web use, technology for older adults, wearable cameras, messaging devices and situated displays. I have a PhD in Psychology from the University of York and an MSc in Human-Centred Computing Systems from the University of Sussex. I was a Lecturer at UCL before joining Microsoft in 2007.

Publications

Videos

Other

Invited Talks and Panels

  • Lindley, S. Building enduring value: Temporal models and experiences of Timecard (keynote). 3rd International Conference on Time Perspective. Copenhagen, Denmark, 16th September 2016.
  • Lindley, S. Rethinking ownership in the digital age. TEDxEastEnd 2015. The Oval, Bethnal Green, 24th January 2015.
  • Lindley, S. Data and its street life (keynote). Producing Data: Practices, materialities, values ¦ An interdisciplinary workshop. University of Edinburgh, 3th September 2014.
  • Lindley, S. The timeline as a framework for meaning making (keynote). Temporal Design: An interdisciplinary workshop. University of Edinburgh, 28th May 2014.
  • Lindley, S. The timeline as a framework for meaning making. Time and Design Research Symposium. Royal College of Art, 19th March 2014.
  • Lindley, S. Representing family (keynote). See Talk Think Family. Manchester Metropolitan University, 20th February 2014.
  • Lindley, S., Regan, T. and Saunders, J. Taking data to the street (panel). Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2014. Brussels, 23rd January 2014.
  • Panelist on ‘Science and Tech’ at the BBC’s 100 Women Conference, hosted by Lucy Hockings and shown on the BBC World Service. BBC Studios, London, 31st October 2013.

Patents

  • Golembewski, M., Lindley, S., Smyth, G., Corish, B., Luger, E. and Kustikova, M. “Content Item State Retrieval System”. US Patent Application no. 15/399,709, filed 1 May 2017. Pending.
  • Monroy-Hernández, A., Jentz, H.H., Regan, T., Edelman Pelton, A.M., Rodenhouse, J.L., Lahav, M. and Lindley, S.E. “Tangibilization of geocoded data”. US Patent Application no. 14/152,983, filed 1 September 2014. Pending.
  • Cao, X., Helmes, J., Sellen, A. and Lindley, S.E. “Creating Animations”. US Patent Application, filed September 7, 2009. 2012.
  • Frohlich, D., Brown, L., Durrant, A., Lindley, S., Oleksik, G., Robson, D., Rumsey, F., Sellen, A. and Williamson, J. “Communication Devices”. US Patent Application no. 11/972,283, filed January 10, 2008. 2012.
  • Brown, L., Durrant, A., Frohlich, D., Lindley, S., Oleksik, G., Robson, D., Rumsey, F., Sellen, A. and Williamson, J. “Sound Playback and Editing through Physical Interaction”. US Patent Application no. 11/952,820, filed December 7, 2007. 2012.
  • Sellen, A., Brown, L., Durrant, A., Frohlich, D., Lindley, S., Oleksik, G., Robson, D., Rumsey, F. and Williamson, J. “Monitoring and Notification Apparatus”. US Patent Application no. 11/952,773, filed December 7, 2007. Granted March 2, 2010.
  • Lindley, S., Brown, L., Durrant, A., Frohlich, D., Oleksik, G., Robson, D., Rumsey, F., Sellen, A. and Williamson, J. “Sound Display Devices”. US Patent Application no. 11/972,326, filed January 10, 2008. Pending.

Theses

  • Lindley, S.E. (2006). The effect of the affordances offered by shared interfaces on the social behaviour of collocated groups. PhD Thesis, University of York.
  • Lindley, S.E. (2001). A study of how the orientation of a shared interactive display affects collaboration in groups. MSc Thesis, University of Sussex.