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Richard's research is conducted within the Department's Digital Media Design research group. He collaborates with John Lee, Martin Parker and a team of about 10 PhD students and research associates. There is increasing interaction with the MSc in Design and Digital Media and the MSc in Sound Design through project work.
Richard researches and teaches in information technology in practice, computer-aided design in architecture, the philosophy of information technology, digital media, and design theory. He inaugurated the MSc in Design and Digital Media, in which he also teaches.
He is author of several books on the implications of information technology and design with MIT Press and Routledge. His research has been supported by AHRC and EPSRC.
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He is a registered architect (Australia), and previously worked at the Universities of Sydney and Melbourne. Richard was Head of the Architecture Department from 1999 to 2002 and was recently Director of the Graduate School of the School of Arts, Culture and Environment. He was Head of the School of Arts, Culture and Environment from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), the RIAS (Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland), the HEA (Higher Education Academy), a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society of Arts), and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.
My research demonstrates the value of a broad interdisciplinary framework for examining the relationship between computing, design, and contemporary cultural theories. I am currently investigating the way we configure spaces through the use of pervasive mobile devices, such as mobile phones, iPods and GPS. I am developing this theme through the sonic metaphor of tuning. Visit my personal website for further information and a complete list of publications.
This article was published on Jul 14, 2011