Mike has been a designer and teacher for 25 years, designing objects, services, exhibitions, products and new technologies, like the Internet of Things (IoT). He holds a range of patents from his time as a Director at ‘Studio Dillon’ to his work in the ‘Knowledge Lab’ an emerging technology research Lab, and continues to develop design innovation research through Goldsmiths Prospecting and Innovation Studio (Pi Studio), which focuses on innovation research for a wide range of international organisations. Mike is very interested in helping organisations use design to build capability in both industry and society. With the team in the Pi Studio he has worked with governments on supporting start-ups, and community psychologists on amplifying innovations in communities from the street level to larger scales using design. The studio has run live research projects for Goldsmiths staff and students with the BBC, LG Electronics, Microsoft Research, Kodak, BT Labs and others. Connecting research and teaching together is at the core of his approach to educating designers. He supervises PhDs with subjects connected to design innovation and technology.
Publications and research outputs
Waller, Michael and Lee, Dong Yeong. 2018. Developing innovation methodologies for startups. In: "Korean Creative Innovation Start-up Exhibition Tent - London Design Festival", Truman Brewery, United Kingdom, September 2017 and September 2018.
Waller, Michael; Rosenberg, Terry E. and Fairfax, Duncan. 2010. Mediatising public space and mediating practice: exhibition and research symposium. In: "Mediatising public space and mediating practices", Goldsmiths, United Kingdom, 27/11/2010 to 2/12/2010.
Conference or Workshop Item
Waller, Michael. 2019. 'Amplifying and Catalysing the Social through Designing'. In: 2019 SAEK(Society for Art Education of Korea) International Conference. Hanyang University, Korea, Republic of 27-28 September 2019.
Michael, Waller. 2018. 'Street to Scale - Tackling structural inequalities to find the innovators in every community: Communities, Design and Psychology'. In: 4th Community Psychology Festival - British Psychological Society (BPS). University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom September 23 / 9:00 am - September 24 / 5:00 pm.
Waller, Michael. 2018. 'Developing innovation methodologies for startups'. In: 10 Day Creative Innovation Workshop for Startups in South Korea. Center for Creative Economy and Innovation CCEI, Korea, Republic of 13th August -24th August 2018.
Lee, Dong Yeong and Waller, Michael. 2016. 'Cross-Cultural Design Learning Tool: Cross-Cultural Design (CCD) Approach: A Study of South Korean Student Projects in Collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London, UK'. In: Cross-Cultural Design: 8th International Conference, CCD 2016, Held as Part of HCI International 2016. Toronto, Canada 17-22 July 2016.
Waller, Michael and Fairfax, Duncan. 2010. 'Keynote Speaker: International Convergence Symposium on Design and Engineering, Kyung Hee University S.Korea'. In: International Convergence Symposium on Design and Engineering. kyung Hee University, Korea, Republic of 30 August 2010.
Waller, Michael and Rosenberg, Terry E.. 2006. 'Re-Presencing A Denser Now- Scopic Devices for the London Eye'. In: International Design and Engagability Conference- NordiCHI. Oslo, Norway 14-18 October, 2006.
Waller, Michael and Rosenberg, Terry E.. 2006. 'Spatial Mapping Tools for Trans-disciplinary Innovation'. In: InSciT 2006 conference. Spain 25-28th October, 2006.
Fairfax, Duncan and Waller, Michael. 2010. Conference Review of the Cltad 5th International Conference Challenging the Curriculum: Exploring the Disciplinary Boundaries in Art, Design and Media. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 3(1), p. 79. ISSN 1753-1590
Waller, Michael and Fairfax, Duncan. 2010. Conference Review of the Cltad 5th International Conference Challenging the Curriculum: Exploring the Disciplinary Boundaries in Art, Design and Media. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 3(2), pp. 87-88. ISSN 1753-1590
Fairfax, Duncan and Waller, Michael. 2010. Innovation in Practice: Innovative Curriculum Development. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 3(2), ISSN 1753-1590
Waller, Michael. 2019. IP for Design Innovation and Emerging Technology. In: , ed. Winning with IP Managing Intellectual Property Today. Coventry: Newsdesk Global Communication, Navaro Publishing, pp. 85-92. ISBN 9781999832964
Waller, Michael; Rosenberg, Terry E.; Weatherhead, Andrew; Rogers, Peter; Bagenal, Edward and Fairfax, Duncan. 2010. Cultures of change: social atoms and electronic lives. News telescope. In: Gennaro Ascione; Cinta Massip and Josep Perello, eds. Cultures of change: social atoms and electronic lives. Barcelona: Actar and Arts Santa Monica, pp. 82-85. ISBN 978-84-92861-14-9
Rosenberg, Terry E. and Waller, Michael. 2007. iCE: interactive Co-innovation Environments. In: S. Macgregor and T. Torres-Coronas, eds. Higher Creativity for Virtual Teams: Developing platforms for Co-Creation. Pennsylvania: Information Science Reference: IGI Global, pp. 279-298. ISBN 9781599041292
NCR Corporation 2009. US Patent 7,577,612 B2 Self Service Terminal. United States Patent 7577612.
NCR Limited 2008. European Patent EP 1085432 B1 Information retrieval and display. .
M. Waller and M. Ward 2006. Access to information networks. EP1267544.
M. Waller and M. Ward 2004. Method of interfacing with virtual objects on a map including items with machine-readable tags. 6690402.