Richard Harper

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Richard H. HarperName: Richard H. Harper

Born: Unknown

Computer related contributions

  • British Sociologist and principal researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, England, UK.
  • Co-manages the Socio-Digital Systems group for Microsoft Research.
  • Former researcher at Xerox PARC's fifth lab, EuroPARC, in Cambridge, England, UK.


  • Trust, Computing and Society (2014)
  • Texture: Human expression in the age of communications overload (2011)
  • The Connected Home: the future of domestic life (2011)
  • The Myth of the Paperless Office (2002)
  • Inside the IMF (1997)

Honors and awards

  • Awarded the Society of Internet Researcher's 'Book of the Year (2011)
  • Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2011)
  • Selected to be UK's first Professor of Socio-Digital Systems, in the Sociology Department at the University of Surrey, England (2000)