Research Through Design 2015

Recently I attended the excellent Research Through Design conference, hosted by Microsoft Research in Cambridge. I presented a paper on ‘Re-knitting: exploring openness through design’ and also collaborated with Professor David Gauntlett of the University of Westminster, …

Willow, smocks and The Closet Craftsman: a diverse research trip

A couple of weeks ago I went on a pleasingly varied research trip, taking in the Will Shannon exhibition in Birmingham, a display of local smocks in Herefordshire, and my main destination, Somerset Willow Growers in …

Spreading the word

At the end of February I had the pleasure of spreading the word about the Design Routes project at two public events here in Leeds. Curious Encounters The first was Curious Encounters, an interactive …

Website launch

Design Routes is a research project that explores the role of design in developing and revitalising culturally significant designs, products and practices. We’re funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council - you …