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After completing his MSc in Industrial Design, Richard has worked internationally and designed everything from transportation to high technological medical products for the National Health Service. His passion and focus is on human centred design approaches to help companies be more people facing.


He has previously set up and ran 2 successful companies, one which operated a design consultancy and the other was the development and manufacture of technology driven products. Among Richards, accolades he was one of a team of five who visited Cape Town as part of the internationally acclaimed “The International Entrepreneur” conference and the key note presentation at the Dalian Design Festival in China.


Richard’s research is around two key elements, user centred design and around the visual appearance of products and in particular the way products are distorted depending on where and how they are viewed.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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