As Digital Projects Director at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design part of Jo Morrison’s role is to help staff and students investigate ways in which technologies might support, and potentially change, the process of learning and teaching within their subject area. Jo also develops opportunities for cross-disciplinary work with external collaborators such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Wellcome Trust, and University College London. In her own practice Jo has led several cross-disciplinary research and development teams, with a number of projects exploring innovative and fruitful uses of emerging technologies. Her design practice spans the fields of communication design, experience and interaction design. Jo is interested in exploring ways in which ‘design’ can be valuably incorporated into inter-disciplinary communities of inquiry, how designers can confidently extend the boundaries of their practice, and how human values can be incorporated into human computer interaction. This forms the basis for Jo’s PhD research concerning the design of physical-digital artefacts for the public realm.
Prior to this, Jo was the founding Creative Director of Futurelab, a leading educational research and development organisation, and also enjoyed working for a number of years with broadcasters, including BBC News and Current Affairs.