Polly HartePolly Harte, Administrator

As the Design Star Administrator I am employed by and based at the University of Reading, but provide administrative and financial support, event management support, and publicity and communication support to the Design Star Centre for Doctoral Training as a whole.

Damon Taylor, University of Brighton

Design Star at Brighton is led by Damon Taylor who is a design theorist and cultural historian.

His career background has been alongside practitioners and design professionals. His research examines the interface between virtual culture and the design and use of physical objects, including augmented reality, ubiquitous computing and commodity aesthetics.

Wilkie_0Alex Wilkie, Goldsmiths, University of London

Dr Alex Wilkie is the Co-Director of the MPhil/PHD Programme in Design at Goldsmiths. Alex’s research interests lie at the intersections of the Science and Technology Studies (STS), interaction design and user-involvment in design practice.

Richard Bibb, Loughborough University

Professor Richard Bibb is Professor of Medical Applications of Design and Associate Dean Research at Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University. His main research interests are effective application of advanced design and ‎product development technologies in medicine, healthcare, surgery and rehabilitation. This concentrates ‎on applied collaborative research conducted with clinical and industrial partners across the UK and ‎overseas.

EmmaDewberryEmma Dewberry, The Open University

Dr Emma Dewberry is a Senior Lecturer in the Design Group at the Open University. Her research explores diverse agendas in design for sustainability.

 Eric KindelEric Kindel, University of Reading

Professor Eric Kindel is Head of the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. His research takes in several areas of interest: the graphic design of information, with an emphasis on aspects of Isotype; informal and alternative print methods, with a specialism in the history of stencils and stencilling; and the inventive intersection of design and print production.

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