New book

‘The Creative Reflective Practitioner’ explores research and practice through the eyes of creative people. Practitioner interviews featured give a direct sense of what it means to be a creative reflective practitioner, whether working alone, in collaboration with others, with digital technology or doing research.

This website gives access to all the interviews with practitioners that informed the ideas discussed at length in the book. The complete set of interviews is available with introductions to each practitioner…

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About Me

I am a researcher with a deep and enduring interest in how creative practitioners think, act and make artefacts. For many years, I studied the work of artists, designers and technologists focusing on the role of digital systems in amplifying and transforming their creativity. I wrote a book called The Creative Reflective Practitioner (2020). Previously, I wrote chapters for and edited, Explorations in Art and Technology (2002, 2018), Interactive Experience in the Digital Age: Evaluating New Art Practice (2014) (with Dr Sam Ferguson) and Interacting: Art, Research and the Creative Practitioner (2011) (with Professor Ernest Edmonds). My most recent book in which I authored several chapters and acted as consulting editor is The Routledge International Handbook of Practice-Based Research (2022)(with Professors Craig Vear and Ernest Edmonds. I also write poetry and personal travel journals. I have been influenced by the writings of great authors of the past and am an avid reader still. Most of all I have been inspired by the dedication and determination of the many creative people I have met over my working lifetime. Now I have space to write creatively for myself, I hope to take advantage of the extraordinary richness of experience I have been privileged to have.

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