Call for PhD Applications

UPDATE I’m always looking for good students and VUW accepts PhD applications three times a year: 1 March, 1 July and 1 November The final round for this year’s PhD applications is coming up, and I’m looking for a few good people to come push the boundaries of design research with me. Do you have […]

Golden fleece and other fantastic things

As part of Ethnography Matters‘ Ethnography, Speculative Fiction and Design month, I’ve just published “Towards Fantastic Ethnography and Speculative Design“–a personal reflection on what I’ve been doing (mostly design ethnography) and what’s been inspiring me (mostly Ursula Le Guin). Right after I wrote it, I read the following passage in the latest installment of my […]

A first time for everything…

Posted on Sep 2, 2013 in Everyday Life

I’ve never done this before, but I’m about to use some of my annual leave to get some work done. The idea of having to work on holiday may sound strange to non-academics, but I know I’m not the only one who finds it really difficult–even impossible sometimes–to keep up on research during the teaching […]