Affect Lab

Affect Lab

Affect Lab ( is an Amsterdam-based research studio focused on the mobile technology practices of communities; delivering knowledge to policy makers, cities, civil society groups, educational-cultural institutions and non-governmental organisations.

Our mandate is to create actionable knowledge – through in-field and desk research – about mobile communication to empower decision makers in policy development, planning and interventions.

Research end-products take the form of white papers, generative and foundational research reports and in situ-experiments.

Using a mixture of narrative, ethnographic, affective and sensory methods Affect Lab reflects on and analyses the human-technology relationship. A  key focus is on the use of mobile technology within marginalized and vulnerable communities.

Affect Lab is a not-for-profit foundation (Stichting) registered in The Netherlands founded by Natalie Dixon and Katy Yudin in 2012.

Affect Lab sources and collates scholarly articles, media coverage, user-generated content from various authors to build a reference database about people’s relationship with technology. We welcome submissions for inclusion.