Mike Waller

Staff details

Position Head of Design
Department Design
Email m.waller (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7268
Mike Waller

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

Design

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

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

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

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

Show/Exhibition

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

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.

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.

Article

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

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. 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

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

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

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

Waller, Michael and Fairfax, Duncan. 2017. Creative Business Innovation Workshops for SMEs in London.

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

Project

Waller, Michael and Hinshelwood, L. August 2018 Developing innovation methodologies for startups.

Waller, Michael and Bagenal, Ed. June 2017 Street to Scale- Design and Psychology- Community and Social Design- tools and methods.

Report

Bagenal, Ed and Waller, Michael. 2017. Problem Solving Booths Report. Documentation. Thrive LDN, London.

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