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Dean Brown

Senior Research Fellow

Department: Northumbria School of Design

Dean Brown is a multidisciplinary designer and researcher based in London.  As a member of the Interaction Research Studio he pursues practive based research exploring the design of computational systems for everyday life. Projects include EPSRC funded MyNaturewatch, Yo-Yo Machines, ProbeTools and More-than-Human Data Interactions in the City (MoTH).

In parallel to his research Dean is the founder of Brown Office - a multidisciplinary studio creating objects, installations and interiors for clients including Google, V&A, Uniqlo, Sèvres, Depop, Barbican Library and Schloss Hollenegg for Design. The work of the studio is exhibited regularly at the Milan Design Week, London Design Festival and the Aram Gallery.

Dean studied Product Design at DJCAD, University of Dundee, Scotland (2003-2007) where he served thereafter as Designer in Residence (2007-2009). His research and communication driven approach to design is informed by a residency period at Fabrica Communication Research Centre, Treviso, Italy (2010-2014).  Amongst other things he has designed offices, cameras, kitchens and sunglasses...for Puffins.

Dean Brown

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3D Design BSc (Hons) August 31 2007

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