Liam Bannon



HCI CSCW Interaction Design

+353 868 118852

I am a Visiting Professor at UniTN and an Emeritus Professor at the University of Limerick, Ireland, where I was Founding Director of the Interaction Design Centre. I am Honorary Professor in HCI at Aarhus University, Denmark. I have also held visiting positions in France, Spain,Italy, Sweden, Finland and Brazil in recent years.

My research interests range from human factors engineering to IT practices in organizations, with a focus on the central role of human and social agents in human-machine systems. This ‘actor’ approach attempts to build on human practices through augmentation, rather than seek their substitution. The implications of such an approach are explored in a variety of areas such as HCI, CSCW , PD and Interaction Design.


Kuutti, K. and Bannon, L.J. (2014) The turn to practice in HCI: towards a research agenda. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3543-3552.

Bannon, L.J. & Schmidt, K. (Eds.) (2013) CSCW: The First Quarter Century. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): The Journal of Collaborative Computing and Work Practices, vol. 22, Issues 4-6, August 2013, 345-715.

Bannon, Liam J. & P. Ehn (2013) Design: design matters in participatory design. In J. Simonsen & T. Robertson (Eds.) Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design. New York: Routledge. pp. 37-63.

Bannon, Liam (2011) Reimagining HCI: Toward a more human-centred perspective. ACM Interactions (cover story), July-August 2011, vol. 18, Issue 4 pp. 50-57


ECSCW Foundation Steering Committee
COOP Steering Committee
IFIP TC13 (Human-Computer Interaction)
Fellow, Irish Ergonomics Society
Journal Editorial Boards: Co-Design, Requirements Engineering, CSCW.