Prof Paul Atkinson speaking at celebration of computing at Bletchley Park – 9 June 2017

Professor Paul Atkinson has been invited to take part in an event celebrating computing at Bletchley Park where Alan Turing and others did the work in breaking German codes used in WWII. The week-long event, organised by Kellogg College, University of Oxford, will comprise a number of activities centred on cyber-security, computing and mathematics. Paul will be speaking at an afternoon event dedicated […]

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Call for Papers: Design for Health Journal

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Design for Health is an international refereed journal covering all aspects of design in the context of health and wellbeing. The Journal is published twice a year and provides a forum for design and health scholars, design professionals, health-care practitioners, educators and managers worldwide. Call for papers:  Design for Health is now accepting submissions for forthcoming issues of the journal. In order […]

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Journal Editorship: The Design Journal

  Established in 1997, The Design Journal is an international refereed journal covering all aspects of design. The journal welcomes articles on design in both cultural and commercial contexts. The journal is published six times a year and provides a forum for design scholars, professionals, educators and managers worldwide. It aims to publish thought-provoking work which will have a direct […]

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Wednesday 18 January 2017 – Lunchtime Seminar with Prof Paul Atkinson (Design, SHU)

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Speaker: Professor Paul Atkinson (Professor of Design and Design History) Title: The Electric Guitar: A Design History Pauls’ academic research covers a wide variety of subjects, all concerned in one way or another with the relationship between society and technology. The relationship between people and technological artefacts is explored through his writings on the design history of computers. The impact […]

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Professor Paul Atkinson to give lecture at Oxford University on 26 November 2016

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Professor Paul Atkinson has been invited to give a lecture about the research behind his book Delete: A Design History of Computer Vapourware to Masters students in History of Design at Oxford University on Saturday 26 November 2016. While most historical accounts of the development of computer design focus on specific computers or manufacturers, examining the success stories of hardware […]

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Wednesday 16 December 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Professor Paul Atkinson (Design & Design History, SHU)

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Title: The Electric Guitar – A Design History Speaker: Professor Paul Atkinson (Design & Design History, SHU) The electric guitar is a unique thing: at once ubiquitous and quotidian, and yet extraordinary and distinctive. Its sound is heard every day by millions of people in many different forms of music, consumed unconsciously by many, very consciously by some. Electric guitars […]

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Design Frontiers: Territories, Concepts, Technologies – Edited by Professor Paul Atkinson

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Design Frontiers: Territories, Concepts, Technologies contains a series of articles based on some of the best papers presented during the 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS) held in São Paulo, Brazil, in September 2012. The conference gathered researchers from 26 different countries from America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. The topic chosen for the […]

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Paul Atkinson’s ‘Delete’ featured in ICON magazine

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Professor Paul Atkinson is to be featured in the April edition of ICON magazine, in a six-page spread featuring examples of vapourware from Paul’s book Delete: A Design History of Computer Vapourware. See below for an extract: Vapourware is a term for computer products that a company announces, but doesn’t put into production. This might seem a straightforward concept, but […]

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