I am a design theorist and researcher whose work focuses on the experiential dimensions of technology, materials and spaces. I am particularly concerned with the distinctive feelings and forms of networked, consumer oriented culture that characterise life in wealthy democracies after WWII. This includes the massive proliferation and diversification of leisure oriented experiences associated with music, food and exercise.
My research practice and output aims to translate diverse and sometimes abstract perspectives from philosophy and theory into insights that readily mesh with research questions more specifically relevant to academic design practitioners and design research units.
I have extensive teaching experience within the university and industry helping designers refine and communicate the key concepts in their work, including communication projects with leading design thinking consultancies.
I am currently working on a research projects with Berto Pandolfo on innovative object design in small batch production and the broader cultural implications digital technologies have for the way people interact with objects.