Founder and principal of, an innovative design consultancy established in 1992, Neil has collaborated with leading design groups such as IDEO, completed research for Apple Computers, Nokia, London Transport and developed luxurious things for Connolly Leather, Ferrari and Mulberry.

Neil’s brings a design led approach to creating learning experiences including MediaWall, a unique environment for students and staff to work creatively across a range of media, create cross disciplinary collaborations.

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Neil’s research investigates the relationship between ubiquitous technologies and teaching and learning; questioning how such technologies can be used to explore and develop the experience. Blogging software, digital cameras and projectors, tablet computers and desktop technologies have been used to augment traditional methods of working and understand the barriers to development of new experiences.

He has published papers at annual conferences including ISEA and AECT. For more information on his research follow his profile on


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About Neil



Neil is a designer and academic with experience of working across a range of disciplines, media and industry sectors including, Transport for London. Neil's work has been selected for inclusion in the Design Museum Permanent Collection and he received a D&AD Award for his work on the launch collection of luxury goods for Connolly London. 

Neil has worked closely with various academic institutions including leading the business development for Northumbria University's outward facing Design Research Centre and as a Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design at the Royal Collage of Art in London. Currently Neil works for Bath Spa University creating and developing technology enhanced learning experiences.


Forest Portals goes live

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doorsForest Portals uses augmented reality to allow visitors to Forest of Imagination to explore global forests. Specially selected doors around Bath Abbey become portals to discover forests around the world. Each Portal offers a glimpse into a beautiful, enchanting place including Madagascar’s Spiny Forests and underwater Kelp Forests in the Pacific Ocean, and find out why we need to look after these special places.

Forest Portals is part of the Forest Eyes app, created by Media Grand, for Forest of Imagination available for Android and Apple iOS

Making Ice Cream Pottery

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A one minute video showing the process of throwing a pot in ice cream, the texture changes as it melts and we re-freeze it using liquid nitrogen to extend the working time. The liquid nitrogen evaporates very quickly so although Charlie needs gloves when pouring it by the time David comes to re-work the ice-cream there is no danger of frostbite.

Made with amazing ice cream maker Charlie Francis and ceramic artist David Jones.