As Programme Director for the Interactive and Visual Communication programme in the School of Design at London College of Communication I am responsible for a large community of students of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level broadly across interaction design, games design and visual communication. I teach predominantly on MA Interaction Design Communication which I authored and which accepted it's first cohort in 2014. In 2015 I added several courses to the programme including; BA Information and Interface Design and MA Games Design.
As an academic researcher I am particularly interested in how global digital culture shapes design culture and as a current PhD researcher in the Information and Experience Design programme at the Royal College of Art I am involved area exploring models of distributed collaborative and augmented ideation practice through speculative prototypes and user research.
For the last fifteen years I have worked as a designer and an academic specialising in interaction design, design for interactive media and interface design. I hold a Masters Degree in European Media from the University of Portsmouth.
I was also designer and studio partner at Inventive & Co, from 2005-2012 I have extensive experience as a practitioner and creative consultant in graphic and digital design and worked on a range of projects for clients such as the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, to designers Paul Smith and Vaughan Oliver.
I was also an organiser of London's first Maker Faire.