Biography : Richard has a background in Computing and Interaction Design having graduated from the University of Wales, Newport postgraduate programme in 2005 with an MA in Design (New Media & Technology). Previously he studied for his BSc (Hons) Computer Science at Exeter University graduating in 2003.
After completing his MA in Design, he became Research Assistant for the Smart Clothes & Wearable Technology Research Group at the University of Wales. The research group was set up to do research into cutting edge clothing and consumer electronics technologies. Richard was involved in several research projects, which included developing New Product Development techniques along with concept design and the development of physical products and digital services. During his time as a research assistant he co-wrote several research papers, presented at international conferences and was invited to write a chapter in a book on the subject (published in 2009).
In 2007 Richard was invited to join the team at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios to work on several interactive web based projects. His involvement in these projects included, concept development, interface design, application architecture, technical planning & development, production & marketing strategies, user testing, QA testing and project management.
Richard is currently part-time Senior Lecturer on the BA Computer Games Design course. He specialises in games engines and the games development process. Richard is also actively involved in the development of the Computer Games Design alumni activity.