Matt Ward

Staff details

Position Senior Lecturer
Department Design
Email m.ward (
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7797
Matt Ward

Matt is a Senior Lecturer in the Design Department.

His research spans a wide range of interests from speculative design to radical pedagogy. He’s a practicing designer, writer and founding member of DWFE; a post-disciplinary, semi-fictional design syndicate. DWFE’s work searches for meaning in the construction of the extraordinary; they design activities, objects and incidents to reconfigure people’s perceptions.

Matt holds three international patents on the work he did at NCR’s Advanced Research and Development Department on the emerging contexts of the Internet of Things and Urban Computing. Matt has been a research affiliate to MIT Media Lab and Interaction Design at The RCA. He consults for a range of organisations; Nokia, BERG, Dentsu and the Design Council. He lectures internationally about design, technology and education, writes a blog and takes a lot of photographs.


Conference or Workshop Item

Ward, Matt . 2018. 'The Life and Death of Critical and Speculative Design: Post-Truth, Post-Capital and Post-Disciplinarity in Perilous Times'. In: Critical By Design?. Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Basel, Switzerland 17–18 May 2018.


Ward, Matt and Loizeau, Jimmy . 2015 - 2018 Illegal Town Plan.