Using design to weave together materials and tools in the hope of getting a sharper perspective of why things appear to be as they are.
My background is broadly situated in a manner of design practices. A self-taught web designer and front-end developer, I am since educated as an Industrial Designer. While maintaining an interest in the development of both tangible and online products, my attention has recently shifted to research through design. With the use of design methodologies, my primary focus lies in in investigating emergent sociotechnological phenomenons.
I am currently undertaking a PhD research project which looks at Additive Manufacturing (AM), colloquially known as 3D printing, and its perceived role in a future industrial economy. The thesis is about providing a technological critique situated from within design practice and situated knowledge. Through this I attempt to draw between different lines of technical development as well as emergent social uses of AM. Coming out of this is a concern for design to develop its own, non-deterministic account of technological progress.
As a design educator, I am interested in facilitating students to engage with practice-based design, and creating a space in which design may close the boundary between abstract concepts and tangible form.