Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Atkinson, P (2011) The Ghost in the Machine,
Paperweight, Vol. 1, No. 2, p 7 

Atkinson, P (2010) The Curious Case of the Kitchen Computer: Products and Non-Products in Design History, Journal of Design History, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 163-179

Atkinson, P (2010) Boundaries? What Boundaries? The Crisis of Design in a Post-Professional Era,
Design Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2 pp. 137-155

Atkinson, P (2008) A Bitter Pill to Swallow: The Rise and Fall of the Tablet Computer,
Design Issues, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp 3-25

Unver E, Atkinson P & Marshall J (2008) Automake Physics: Random Craft Production,
Computer-Aided Design & Applications Vol. 5 Nos. 1-4, pp 58-65

Atkinson, P (2007) The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men: the computer mouse in the history of computing, Design Issues, Vol. 23 No. 3 pp 46-61

Unver, E, Atkinson, P & Tancock, D (2006) Applying 3D Scanning and Modelling in Transport Design Education, Computer-Aided Design & Applications, Vol. 3, Nos. 1-4, pp 41-48

Atkinson, P, (2005) Man in a Briefcase: the social construction of the laptop computer and the emergence of a type form, Journal of Design History, Vol. 18 no. 2, pp 191-205

Atkinson, P, (2000) The (In)Difference Engine: explaining the disappearance of diversity in the design of the personal computer, Journal of Design History, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp 59-72

Atkinson, P, (1998) Computer Memories: The History of Computer Form,
History and Technology, Vol. 15, nos. 1-2, pp 89-120


Atkinson, P, Computer,
Reaktion Books 2010. ISBN 978-1861896643

Beegan, G, Atkinson, P & Sugg Ryan, D (Eds.) Ghosts of the Profession,
Special Issue of the Journal of Design History, 21(4): 2008. ISSN 0952-4649

Atkinson, P (Ed.) Automake and Future Factories,
Hub, National Centre for Craft and Design, 2008. ISBN 978-0-9548015-7-1

Atkinson, P (Ed.) Do-It-Yourself: Democracy and Design,
Special Issue of the Journal of Design History, 19(1): 2006. ISSN 0952-4649

Atkinson, P, Future Factories: Design Work by Lionel Theodore Dean,
University of Huddersfield, 2003. ISBN 1862180474

Atkinson, P (Ed.) Design History Society Newsletter, (Nos. 83 - 94),
Design History Society, 1999-2002. ISSN 1473-9615

Contributions to Publications:

Atkinson, P (2011)  ‘Post Industrial Manufacturing: The Impact of Emerging Production Technologies on Design’ in Atkinson, P (Ed.) Designing Impact! Approaches to Applied Research, Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, pp. 170-179

Atkinson, P (2011) 'Orchestral Manoeuvres in Design' in, Van Able, B et al (Ed.) Open Design Now: Why Design Cannot Remain Exclusive BIS Publishers, Amsterdam, pp 24-31

Atkinson, P (2011) 'Ghosts of the Profession: Open Design and Post Industrial Manufacturing' in, Trautenberger, G (Ed.) Open Design Creative Industries Styria, pp 18, 20

Atkinson, P 'Cut Off In My Prime' in Cosker, Z (Ed.) Denim: The Fabric of Our Lives,
Hub, National Centre for Craft & Design, 2008 pp. 59-61 ISBN 978-0-9548015-8-8

Exhibitions Curated:

Automake and Future Factories [approx 70 items]
Hub, National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford, Leicester: 3 May - 8 June 2008

Do It Yourself: Democracy & Design [approx 140 items]
design centre north, Barnsley: 5 May - 17 June 2006
MoDA, Middlesex: 25 July - 10 Sept 2006

Future Factories: Design Work by Lionel Theodore Dean [approx 55 items]
the design centre, Barnsley: 27 Oct - 21 Nov 2003
Dean Clough, Halifax: 1 Dec 2003 - 16 Jan 2004
Media Centre, Huddersfield: 23 Jan - 13 Feb 2004
designersblock, Milan: 14 April - 19 April 2004
designersblock, London: 22 Oct - 26 Oct 2004

Conference Papers:

Dexter, M, Atkinson, P, & Dearden, A (2011) Health products; designed with, not for, end users, 2011 European Conference on Design For Health, Sheffield

Atkinson, P, Marshall, J, Unver, E & Dean, LT (2011) I Did it My Way: User engagement in Post Industrial Manufacturing, Proceedings of SIM2011: Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing, Leiria pp 679-687, IST Press,  ISBN 978-989-8481-03-0

Bateman, R, Atkinson, P, & Roddis, J (2011) From Academy to Industry to User: Engaging stakeholders in sustainable material development, Proceedings of SIM2011: Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing, Leiria pp 729-736, IST Press,  ISBN 978-989-8481-03-0

Atkinson, P (2010) 'All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Craft Jewellery and Digital Manufacturing',
Design & Craft: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Design History & Design Studies,
Brussels, 2010 pp. 454-457 ISBN 978-90-6569-071-5

Atkinson, P (2009) 'Boundaries? What Boundaries? The Crisis of Design in a Post-Professional Era'
Design Connexity: Proceedings of the 8th European Academy of Design Conference
Aberdeen, 2009, pp. 30-34 ISBN 978-1-901085-97-6

Atkinson, P (2008) 'Computer History: Vapourware and the problems of museology',
Another Name for Design: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Design History & Design Studies
, Osaka, 2008, pp. 129-132

Atkinson, P (2008) 'Actor Networks and the Development of the Home Computer',
Networks of Design: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the Design History Society 2008,
University of Falmouth, UK pp. 219-224 Ebook: ISBN 978-1-599429-06-9

Atkinson, P, Unver, E, Marshall, J & Dean, LT (2008) 'Post Industrial Manufacturing Systems: The Undisciplined Nature of Generative Design', Undisciplined!: Proceedings of Design Research Society 2008 Conference, Sheffield, UK

Atkinson, P (2008) 'Upwardly Mobile: the role of fashion and image in the development of mobile computing', Proceedings of the IFFTI 2008 Conference,
Melbourne, Australia

Marshall, J, Unver, E & Atkinson, P (2007) 'Automake: Generative systems, digital manufacture and craft production', 11th Generative Art Conference,
Milan, Italy

Marshall, J, Atkinson, P & Unver, E (2007) 'Generative Craft and Digital Production',
Nordic Design Research Conference,
Stockholm, Sweden

Atkinson, P (2007) 'Design Disasters in the History of Computing',
Proceedings of the 7th European Academy of Design Conference
Izmir, Turkey pp. 797-806 ISBN 978-975-8789-21-4

Atkinson, P (2006) 'The Best Laid Schemes o' Mice and Men: the evolution of the computer mouse',
Proceedings of Design History Society Conference
Delft, Netherlands ISBN 978-90-5155-032-0

Dean, L, Atkinson, P, & Unver, E (2005) 'Evolving Individualised Consumer Products',
Proceedings of the 6th European Academy of Design Conference,
Bremen, Germany ISBN 3-89757-290-7

Dean, L, Atkinson P, Unver E, (2005) 'Future Factories: Inverting the Mass-Production Paradigm',
Symposium on the use of digital technology in designing and making three-dimensional forms,
Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

Atkinson, P (2004) 'Post-Industrial Manufacturing Systems: The impact of emerging technologies on design, craft and engineering processes', Invited speaker, Proceedings of 'Challenging Craft',
Aberdeen ISBN 190108583x

Atkinson, P, & Benincasa, C, 'Gendered Responses to Material Culture',
4th International Conference on Design History & Design Studies
Guadalajara, Mexico 2004

Atkinson, P, Unver, E & Dean, L T (2004) ''Future Factories': Supportive Technologies as Creative Processes', Proceedings of the Design 2004 8th International Design Conference, Vol. 1, pp 99-104
Dubrovnik, Croatia ISBN 953 6313 60 x

Atkinson, P & Hales, D (2004) 'Chance Would be a Fine Thing: Digitally Driven Practice-Based Research at Huddersfield', Proceedings of Pixelraiders2 Conference,
Sheffield ISBN 1843870606

Unver, E, Dean, L T, & Atkinson, P (2003) ''Future Factories': Developing Individualised Production Methods', Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Engineering Design,
Prague, Czechoslovakia, ISBN 80 86059 35 9

Atkinson, P, Dean, L T, & Unver, E, (2003) ''Future Factories': Teaching Techne'.
5th European Academy of Design Conference,
Barcelona, Spain 2003

Atkinson, P & Beale-Parry, J. (2002) 'Design History on the Periphery of Design Practice',
3rd International Conference on Design History & Design Studies
Istanbul, Turkey

Swindells, S, Atkinson, P & Sibley, M (2001) 'The Professionals: contrasting professionalism within art, design and architecture practice and education', Proceedings of Idater 2001,
Loughborough, pp 130-134 ISBN 1 899291 55 5

Atkinson, P, (2001) 'The Material Culture of the Laptop',
Material and Ideal Research Conference,
Helsinki, Finland

Atkinson, P (2001) 'The Laptop- Design or Desire?'
Proceedings of the 4th European Academy of Design Conference
Aveiro, Portugal, pp 390-395 ISBN 972-789-024-5

Atkinson, P & Malik, S (2000) Equating global design education: a case study in transferring curriculum content, Proceedings of CoDesigning 2000,
Coventry, pp 179-184 ISBN 0 905949 93 5

Atkinson, P (2000) 'The Origin of PCs: perspectives on the history of the office computer',
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design History & Design Studies
Havana, Cuba ISBN 959-7182-03-3

Atkinson, P (1999) 'Work, Rest and Play: The Personalisation of the Workspace',
Proceedings of the 3rd European Academy of Design Conference,
Sheffield, 1999, Vol. 1, pp 26-56 ISBN 0902896210

Atkinson, P & Crowther, G (1999) 'Consumer Perceptions in the Motorcycle Market',
Design History Society Conference
, Nottingham

Atkinson, P (1998) 'The (In)Difference Engine',
Design History Society Conference, Huddersfield


Atkinson, P (2011) Now Ive seen it all – the legacy of Steve Jobs:  ‘Apple Design’ Ed. by Sabine Sculze and Ina Grätz, Cassone, November

Atkinson, P (2009) 'The Culture of Design (second edition)' by Guy Julier,
Design Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2

Atkinson, P (2008) 'Motorcycle' by Steven E. Alford & Suzanne Ferriss,
International Journal of Motorcycle Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1

Atkinson, P (2006) 'Connecting & Design and Evolution',
Design History Society Newsletter
, No. 111

Atkinson, P (2001) 'The Culture of Design' by Guy Julier,
Design Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3

Atkinson, P (1998) 'Material Memories',
Design History Society Newsletter
, No. 78