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Mike Waller

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PositionSenior Lecturer in Design
Department Design
Email m.waller (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7268

Mike is a Senior Lecturer in Design and a founder of the Prospecting and Innovation Research Studio at Goldsmiths.

Over the past 20 years Mike has worked in the Design profession on Research and Development in both Industry and academia employed by organisations including GEC, NCR, Studio Dillon and Goldsmiths. As well as being an academic at Goldsmiths he also delivers Goldsmiths modules at Trinity College, Dublin and Kyung Hee University in South Korea.

Mike's research areas are diverse and encompass innovation process as well as practice, these include; methods for innovation, innovating through enacted performance, beyond design thinking, a case for Multidisciplinary Innovation, and his design practice include projects like; Mediatised- A Mobile Platform for reconfigurable Service Design, Locative Media, Interactive smart city legends, self-blogging soapboxes, News Telescopes, Information furniture Appliances, and wearable computing.

Mike was involved with leading the ‘Intelligent Things’ group at NCR’s R&D Knowledge Lab, where he worked as a ‘User Experience’ designer focusing on designing new social uses of emergent technologies around the convergence of physical objects and networks including, NFC/RFID (object tagging), wearable computing, ubiquitous computing and spatial Internet. He has also been a member of the academic alliance of MIT’s AutoID center. He presented his research work on the early ‘Internet of Things’ at the AutoID conference organised by by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mike holds a range of patents around innovations in products and emerging technologies and has extensively exhibited his design work, which is also in the Challenge of Materials permanent collection at the Science Museum London. Mike also runs live projects with various organisations through the Pi Studio at Goldsmiths for Postgraduate Student engagement. These have included, Nokia, Microsoft Research, BBC, BT, TalkTalk, Kodak Research and local organisations like Lewisham Council. ​

Publications

Design

i-Soapbox
Rosenberg, Terry E.; Waller, Michael; Fairfax, Duncan; Weatherhead, Andrew; Rogers, Peter and Bagenal, Ed. 2010. i-Soapbox.

News Telescope
Rosenberg, Terry E.; Waller, Michael; Fairfax, Duncan; Weatherhead, Andrew and Rogers, Peter. 2009. News Telescope.

The Polis Project: Geo-Soapbox
Rosenberg, Terry E.; Waller, Michael; Fairfax, Duncan; Weatherhead, Andrew; Rogers, Peter and Bagenal, Ed. 2009. The Polis Project: Geo-Soapbox.

i-Legend
Rosenberg, Terry E.; Waller, Michael; Fairfax, Duncan; Weatherhead, Andrew; Rogers, Peter and Bagenal, Ed. 2009. i-Legend.

Show/Exhibition

Mediatising public space and mediating practice: exhibition and research symposium
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

Keynote Speaker: International Convergence Symposium on Design and Engineering, Kyung Hee University S.Korea
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.

Re-Presencing A Denser Now- Scopic Devices for the London Eye
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.

Spatial Mapping Tools for Trans-disciplinary Innovation
Waller, Michael and Rosenberg, Terry E.. 2006. 'Spatial Mapping Tools for Trans-disciplinary Innovation'. In: InSciT 2006 conference. Spain 25-28th October, 2006.

Article

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
Waller, Michael and Lee, Dong Yeong. 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. Cross-Cultural Design. CCD 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9741. Springer, Cham, 9741, pp. 89-97. ISSN 978-3-319-40092-1

Conference Review of the Cltad 5th International Conference Challenging the Curriculum: Exploring the Disciplinary Boundaries in Art, Design and Media
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

Conference Review of the Cltad 5th International Conference Challenging the Curriculum: Exploring the Disciplinary Boundaries in Art, Design and Media
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

Innovation in Practice: Innovative Curriculum Development
Fairfax, Duncan and Waller, Michael. 2010. Innovation in Practice: Innovative Curriculum Development. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 3(2), ISSN 1753-1590

Book Section

Cultures of change: social atoms and electronic lives. News telescope
Waller, Michael; Rosenberg, Terry E.; Weatherhead, Andrew; Rogers, Peter; Bagenal, Ed 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

iCE: interactive Co-innovation Environments
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

Professional Activity

Innovation catalyst- 6 London Development Agency/ European Research & Development Fund Grants and one SELLLN Grant.
Waller, Michael; Fairfax, Duncan; Prime, Sian and Sheridan, Aidan. Innovation catalyst- 6 London Development Agency/ European Research & Development Fund Grants and one SELLLN Grant..

Creative Business Innovation Workshops for SMEs in London
Waller, Michael and Fairfax, Duncan. Creative Business Innovation Workshops for SMEs in London.

Project

Deploying design and innovation for the uptake of energy efficiency measures in domestic homes
Waller, Michael and Hinshelwood, Liam. 2016. Deploying design and innovation for the uptake of energy efficiency measures in domestic homes.