Today was the inaugral Interaction Tyneside, an event that aims to be a forum for academics (and others?) to share their research around interactivity and design. Today saw both Toon universities represented, with Giovanni Innella of Northumbria University (and also a fellow student) talk about his work and questions on today's museums, and post-doc Newcastle University Culture lab researcher Marianna Obrist clued us in on her upcoming study on how older people create meaning with technology.

Storify below.

Thanks to Michael Leitner (design researcher and also a fellow Northumbria PhDer) for putting the event together.

Vicky Teinaki is a user experience designer at Newcastle upon Tyne agency Orange Bus. She is also working on a PhD at Northumbria University about better ways of communicating design methods within the design industry.