Chris Elsden, Arthi Manohar, Jo Briggs, Mike Harding, Chris Speed, John Vines. Making Sense of Blockchain Applications: A Typology for HCI. In Proc. CHI 2018 (forthcoming), ACM. (pre-print PDF)

Chris Elsden, Bettina Nissen, Karim Jabbar, Reem Talhouk, Caitlin Lustig, Paul Dunphy, Chris Speed, John Vines. HCI for Blockchain: Studying, Critiquing, Designing and Envisioning Distributed Ledger Technologies . (CHI EA’18), (forthcoming). ACM.


Chris Elsden, John Vines. Speculative Approaches to Understanding DAOs. In Proc. DIS 2017 Workshop on New Value Transactions – Understanding and Designing for Distributed Autonomous Organisations. (pdf)

Chris Elsden, Abigail C. Durrant, David Chatting, David S. Kirk. Designing Documentary Informatics. In Proc. Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS ’17). ACM,  649-661. DOI:, ACM. (pre-print PDF)

Chris Elsden, David Chatting, Abigail C. Durrant, Andy Garbett, Bettina Nissen, John Vines, David S. Kirk. On Speculative Enactments. In Proc. CHI  2017 (5386-5399), ACM. (HONOURABLE MENTION, top 5% of papers)

Chris Elsden, Aisling O’Kane, Paul Marshall, Abigail Durrant, Rowanne Fleck, John Rooksby, and Deborah Lupton. 2017. Quantified Data & Social Relationships. In Proc. CHI 2017 Extended Abstracts (644-651), ACM. DOI: (pdf)

David Chatting, David S. Kirk, Abigail C. Durrant, Chris Elsden, Paulina Yurman, and Jo-Anne Bichard. 2017. Making Ritual Machines: The Mobile Phone as a Networked Material for Research Products. In Proc. CHI 2017 (435-447), ACM. DOI:

Abigail Durrant, David Kirk, Diego Trujillo Pisanty, Wendy Moncur, Kathryn Orzech, Tom Schofield, Chris Elsden, David Chatting, and Andrew Monk. 2017. Transitions in Digital Personhood: Online Activity in Early Retirement. In Proc. CHI 2017 (6398-6411), ACM. DOI:

Chris Elsden, Abigail Durrant, David Chatting, David Green, David S. Kirk. Abacus Datagraphy: A Speculative Enactment. In Proc. 3rd Biennial Research Through Design (RTD) Conference. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746961.


Chris Elsden, Mark Selby, Abigail C. Durrant, David S. Kirk. Fitter, happier, more productive: what to ask of a data driven life. interactions 23, 5 (August 2016), 45-45. DOI:

Chris Elsden, Abigail C. Durrant, David S. Kirk. It’s just my history, isn’t it?: Understanding Smart Journaling Practices. In Proc. CHI 2016 (2819-2831), ACM. DOI: (pdf)

Chris Elsden, Bettina Nissen, Andrew Garbett, David Chatting, David S. Kirk, John Vines. Metadating: Exploring the Romance and Future of Personal Data. In Proc. CHI 2016 (685-698), ACM.  DOI: (HONOURABLE MENTION, top 5% of papers)  (pdf)

Chris Elsden, Sebastian Mellor, Patrick Olivier, Pete Wheldon, David S. Kirk, Rob Comber. ResViz: Politcs and Design Issues in Visualizing Academic Metrics. In Proc. CHI 2016 (5015-5027), ACM. DOI:  (pdf)

Chris Elsden, Abigail C. Durrant, David S. Kirk. The Quantified Past as PIM: Remembering a Data-Driven Life. Proc. CHI 2016 Workshop on ‘Personal Information Management (PIM 2016)’.   (pdf)


Chris Elsden, David S. Kirk, Abigail C. Durrant. A Quantified Past: Towards Design for Remembering with Personal Informatics. Human-Computer Interaction (in press). Taylor and Francis. (pre-print pdf)

Diana Nowacka, Nils Y. Hammerla, Chris Elsden, Thomas Plötz, and David Kirk. Diri – the actuated helium balloon: a study of autonomous behaviour in interfaces.  In Proc. UbiComp ’15, (pp 349-360). ACM.

Chris Elsden, Mark Selby, David S. Kirk, Chris Speed. Beyond Personal Informatics: Designing for Experiences with Data. In Proc. CHI Extended Abstracts  (CHI EA ’15), (pp 2341-2344). ACM.    (pdf)


Chris Elsden & David S. Kirk. A quantified past: remembering with personal informatics.   In Proc. DIS Companion 2014 (pp. 45-48). ACM.   (pdf)

Chris Elsden. Situated remembering with digital technology.  In Proc. DIS Companion 2014 (pp. 145-149). ACM.   (pdf)