Mark Roxburgh

Mark Roxburgh is Associate Professor of Design at the University of Newcastle by day and a fading indie rock star with Joeys Coop by night. Mark's research interests cover design research, visual communication theory and practice, photographic theory and practice, user experience design and losing himself in loud music. His PhD explored the central role that visual images and visual perception play in design, with a specific emphasis on how photographic images condition us to perceive, experience and transform the world in a self-replicating manner. His ongoing research pursuits include: 1) developing a phenomenological theory of photography to counter the dominance of critical theory and semiotic deconstruction; and 2) developing a theory of design as a form of embodied perceptual synthesis to counter the dominance of the design problem solving metaphor.