Dr Stephen Thompson. PhD. MA(rca). BAHons. SFHEA. FRSA.


s-thompson-150px.jpgGraduate Studies Coordinator

e:  sthompson@cardiffmet.ac.uk

w: metatechnicityresearch.net

Area​ of Responsibility

Principal Lecturer. Graduate Studies Coordinator (Doctoral)


PhD (Plymouth, 2008)
Master of Arts Royal College of Art (1987)
BA (Hons) Design for Industry (Northumbria University 1984)


I am a designer-theorist who is concerned with metaphysiological interplay of the body and tools in the enaction of cognition. I started my career working as a concept designer for a number of design consultancies in Britain and Germany before establishing my own design practice and eventually moving into a career as a University Art & Design academic.  

My research ranges from the highly speculative through to more applied aspects of HCI and Interaction Design. I place particular attention upon the relational nature of cognition and the material world particularly in respect to deep histories and future trajectories of technology.

I am a co-convenor of the Metatechnicity Research at Cardiff Metropolitan University, and a member of the Transtechnicity Research Network at the University of Plymouth.

I lead the Master of Research (Art & Design) programme and supervise research degree students.