Fellow: Speed
Elected: 2020
Discipline: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
Professor Chris Speed
Chair of Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Professor Chris Speed is Chair of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, where he collaborates with a wide variety of partners to explore how design provides methods to adapt and create products and services within a networked society. He especially favours transgressive design interventions, to help identify and promote the values we care about most, including coffee machines that order their own ethical supplies, hairdryers that ask you to wait for the right time to blow dry your hair, and apps for sham marriages. Chris has an established track record in directing large complex grants with industry partners, and in 2018 became Director of the Creative Informatics R&D Partnership.