John’s practice and research focuses on a discipline-agnostic, collaborative approach to designing and making that recognizes the boundaries of the problem being addressed, not the artificial boundaries of traditionally-defined disciplinary practice. John’s creative and scholarly interests include: digital fabrication, tangible user interfaces, design methods, problem-based learning and communication between cross-disciplinary design teams. He has degrees from Robert Gordon University; The Ohio State University; Manchester Metropolitan University; and Glasgow School of Art. John is an Associate Professor (of Art and Design) at the Stamps School of Art & Design and an Associate Professor (of Architecture) at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. He is the Program Director for the Master of Design (MDes) in Integrative Design at the Stamps School of Art & Design. He is currently writing a textbook ‘Introducing Hybrid Design’ for Routledge.