Editorial Positions

Design Journal (Berg)
Associate Editor: 2009 to date
Editorial Advisory Board: 2000 to 2009

Interiors: Design, Architecture & Culture (Berg) Editorial Advisory Board: 2009 to date

Journal of Design History (OUP)
Editorial Board: 2002 to 2010

Point Art & Design Research Journal (CHEAD)
Editorial Board: 2001

Design History Society Newsletter (DHS)
Editor: 1999 to 2002


Committee/Advisory Board Positions

Premsela.Org Dutch platform for design & fashion, People's Republic of Design' International Advisory Board Member 2010-12

Computer History Museum (San Francisco) International Advisory Board Member 2010, Advisor to major exhibition team

AHRC Peer Review Panel 2:
Visual Arts & Media
Member 2008

AHRC Peer Review College
Member 2006 to 2009

Design History Society
Executive Committee
Member 1998 to 2002

European Academy of Design
Deputy Chair 2009 to date
Executive Committee Member 2005 to date

International Committee of Design Histories
and Design Studies
Executive Committee Member 2008 to date

Higher Education Academy
Member 2001
Fellow 2007

Chartered Society of Designers
Committee Member 1987 to 1991



Keynote Lectures

Open Design: how will the end of exclusivity change your future as a designer?, Business and Design Lab at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2011

Open Design and Factories of the Future,
CIS Open Design - Graz UNESCO City of Design, fashionLAB, Graz, Austria, 2011

Open Design: Issues and Impact,
Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011,
Milan, Italy, 2011

Amateur Interactions: The Impact of Post Industrial Manufacturing, International Symposium on Interactive Design 2010, CAFA, Beijing, China, 2010

(Un)Limited Words: Back to the Future,
PICNIC'10 Festival,
Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2010

The Changing Role of Design in a Post-Professional Era, (Un)Limited Design Forum,
Amsterdam, Netherlands 2010

Post-Professional Design,
General Assembly of Danish Designers,
Copenhagen, Denmark 2009

Post-Professional Design,
'Flirting with the Future' 5th SIDeR Conference
, Eindhoven, Netherlands 2009

Man in a briefcase: the social construction of the laptop computer, 'Digital Design Products' Conference, Design School Kolding, Denmark, 2004

Post-Industrial Manufacturing Systems,
'Challenging Craft' Conference,
Aberdeen, Scotland 2004

Gifs, Tiffs and Jpegs: Materiality and Museology in a Digital Age, Symposium on Design, Technology and Cultural History, Turku, Finland, 2002

External PhD Research Workshops & Lectures

Professional vs Amateur Design,
Savannah College of Art & Design, US, 2011

Post Industrial Manufacturing
Savannah College of Art & Design, US 2011

Linking design theory, practice and history,
University of Central England, 2006

Materiality and emotion in digital design,
Falmouth College of Arts, 2003

The design history of computing technology,
University of Turku, Finland, 2002

The material culture of the computer,
Manchester Metropolitan University 2000

External Examining:
Historical and Theoretical Studies

Kingston University, 2008 to 2012
Falmouth College of Arts, 2005 to 2009
University of Westminster, 2000 to 2003

External Examining:
Design Practice

Kingston University, 2009 to 2012
University College for the Creative Arts, 2004 to 2008
Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts, Ekaterinburg, 2001 to 2002