Keynote Speaker

Dan Lockton Assistant Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, a Faculty Affiliate of the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, and Founder of the Imaginaries Lab. Lockton’s research focuses on the links between design, sense-making, imaginaries, and human action. In his work, Lockton has researched Metaphors as a design tool and has developed “New Metaphors”, a creative toolkit that uses metaphors to generate novel ideas and re-frame existing problems. Lockton holds a PhD in Design from Brunel University, London, an MPhil in Technology Policy from the University of Cambridge, a BSc in Industrial Design Engineering, also from Brunel, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2008–). Lockton is also a member of the Design Research Society’s new International Advisory Council (2020–).