Interactive multimedia and user interface design for websites, mobile devices and experiential installations.
Jon is Director and Lead Creative Technologist at Superflux. He gained an MA in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art in 2006, with a distinction for his dissertation on ‘Emergence’ and its role in design. Jon leads the creative and technological development of projects at Superflux. In this role, he has worked with a diverse range of clients such as Sony, Snibbe Interactive, Demotix and the Government of UAE, whilst experimenting with new technologies such as augmented reality, prosthetic vision and synthetic biology in the studio’s Lab. His work has been exhibited at the MoMA New York and V&A London, and has won prizes from UNESCO and New York’s Social Design Network. He has lectured at the Architectural Association London, MAD Faculty Genk, Belgium and Kitchen Budapest Hungary.
Anab is a Director at Superflux and founded the studio in 2009. Leading the Consultancy’s client partnerships whilst balancing the Lab’s self-initiated conceptual projects, she hopes to realize the studio’s vision as a new kind of design practice, responsive to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. She has led interaction design projects for clients such as such as Microsoft Research, Sony, Nokia and the Prince’s Foundation.
Originally from India and educated at the National Institute of Design, Anab gained her MA in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art in 2005. She has been honored as a TED Fellow and has won awards from Apple Computers Inc., UNESCO and ICSID. She has presented her work at the MoMA New York, National Museum of China and London Design Festival, amongst others. She lectures at various design schools around the world and has presented at conferences such as LIFT, PICNIC, Playful, SIGGRAPH and FuturEverything.
Vicky Richardson is Director of Architecture, Design and Fashion at the British Council. She organizes a busy international program of touring exhibitions, residencies, exchanges and talks and is Commissioner of the British Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale. Vicky studied at Central St Martins, Chelsea School of Art and the University of Westminster. Following a degree in architecture, she became an architectural journalist, and was Deputy Editor at the RIBA Journal before becoming Editor of design magazine Blueprint, from 2004 to 2010. Vicky is a co-director of the London Festival of Architecture and is an adviser to the Mayor on culture and creative industries as a member of the London Mayor’s Cultural Strategy Group. Vicky has written several books including New Vernacular Architecture (Laurence King, 2002) and continues to write about architecture and design for a variety of publications, as well as the British Council design blog, Back of the Envelope.
Durrell is a Partner at Luckybite with Tom Hulbert, working on physical interfaces, product design and interactive media. Current work includes Moshi Monster toys augmented with iPods and a variety of design projects with BERG London. Prior to this he was a Senior Interaction Designer at IDEO Europe. He also co-founded Itch, which won a D&AD Gold award for large-scale work on the Science Museum Welcome Wing, and was a partner in Dancing Dog working on camera-based interfaces to computer games. For many years he taught on the Interaction Design and Product Design courses at the Royal College of Art. In the mid-90s he was a researcher in Computer Related Design at the RCA, spending time working with Interval Research in California, Apple Computers Advanced Technology Group and IDEO. He did both an MA in Computer Related Design and an MA in Product Design at the RCA.
Louise Shannon is Curator of Digital Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Since joining the Museum in 2003, Shannon has held curatorial roles in various departments including Photography and the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion. Most recently she was Acting Head of Contemporary Programmes. Past projects include developing a digital commission series for the John Madejski Garden and co-curatng the exhibition Decode, the first V&A exhibition dedicated to digital art and design. Shannon is currently curating an Elmgreen & Dragset exhibition opening at the V&A in October.