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Dr Tobie Kerridge

Tobie is the co-convenor of the MA in Interaction Design.

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Department Design

Tobie’s research unpacks the ways in which a speculative approach to design has become mixed up with the public engagement of science and technology (PEST). A desire for design to bring about a public debate about the implications of emerging technologies is here entangled in a broad set of interests including, but not limited to: authorship of the processes that lead to design outcomes; descriptions of those design outcomes, and the effects of those outcomes that become subject to a complex and sometime conflicting set of commitments. Thus, Tobie’s research explores the opportunity for designers to encourage and participate in a skeptical discussion of public engagement, and to produce reflexive accounts of their own practice.

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