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Richard Wood

  • PhD Candidate
  • Lancaster University
  • 33Followers
  • 25Following

Research interests

Social MediaPhysicalityCreativityPlay


My educational background is primarily in Web and Graphic Design but I have interests and experience in a variety of other aspects of design and geekery. My undergrad was a BSc in Multimedia Technology and Design at Brunel University, West London finishing in 2009. During my time their I had various Freelance clients and also spent a year working as the lead creative for a Web Development team also based in West London. While their I was able to work on projects such as the multi Webby award winning FT Alphaville, FT MBA Ranking, The London Paper and The Times "Eat out for £10" campaign. But education and experience aside, I most enjoy drawing and have an unnatural love for Meccano and Sharpies. I am English by birth, but I did spend a dollop of my upbringing in New Zealand giving me a love of sport and adventure. However, I am equally happy homebound surrounded by technology. Since joining the HighWire Doctoral Training School I have been exploring my interests in mass creativity, democratised design, social networking and most recently physicality. My main point of focus is now how I interlink the whole kit and caboodle. I enjoy the creativity of the hacking culture and in a mischievous way like the thought of de-virtualising todays digital social connections.

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Professional experience

Lead Creative


June 2007 - July 2008(a year)


PhD HighWire

Lancaster University

September 2009 - Present

MRes, Design, Management and Computing

Lancaster Univeristy

September 2009 - September 2010(a year)

BSc Multimedia Technology and Design

Brunel University

September 2005 - May 2009(4 years)