Ann Light is Professor of Design and Creative Technology and leads the Creative Technology Research Group at the University of Sussex. She is a design researcher specializing in design for social change, social wellbeing and the politics of participation. With qualifications in humanities, arts, artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction, she draws on many influences, having worked with grass-roots organizations and marginalized groups on five continents, in local, transnational and international development settings. She has led interdisciplinary research spanning transport, architecture, social activism and ethically-sourced consumption, drawing on management and facilitation experience acquired with design company start-ups. She is exploring how local cultures support social innovation in a study of Design for Sharing. She publishes on design of social process, citizen innovation and cross-cultural methodology, with a particular interest in holding a space for values to evolve as digital infrastructure develops. She is co-author and technical editor of ‘Designing Connected Products: UX for the Consumer Internet of Things’.