Dr Joyce Yee is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University Design School, UK. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design, an MA in Visual Communication and a PhD in Design. Her research is divided into two main strands: one focusing on the impact and value of design in social spaces and the other on the epistemological and methodological implications of research through design. She co-founded the inaugural Research Through Design (RTD) conference with Jayne Wallace as an experimental platform for disseminating practice-based design research. Joyce has recently published Design Transitions in 2013 with Emma Jefferies and Lauren Tan, a book about how design is changing around the world. She was also involved in co-editing The Routledge Companion to Design Research, featuring 39 original and high quality design research chapters from contributors around the world.