Crispin Jones: Crossing Boundaries

As part of the Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar presents a lecture by London-based interaction designer Crispin Jones entitled 'Complicated pleasures'. The lecturer will discuss his personal development over the past decade from making one-off experimental works into producing his own product ranges.


VCUQatar Atrium, Education City, Doha

This lecture is open to the public and no reservations are required.

Part of the 2011/2012 'Crossing Boundaries' Lecture Series

VCUQatar’s Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series reflects the cross-disciplinary nature of the featured speakers who are representatives of excellence in design thinking.Each speaker will present a paradigm of design thinking that seeks to evolve solutions to problems in innovative, creative ways.

About Crispin Jones

Crispin Jones is a London-based designer, he works at the intersection of Art and Design—broadly Critical Design. His work uses the language and tools of product design to articulate a critical perspective.

He graduated from the Royal College of Art with a MA in Computer Related Design in 2000. After graduating he worked for a number of companies including Casio Research, Philips Design and IDEO London. He has also worked independently and in partnership (as one half of Robson & Jones) on interactive projects for a number of high profile clients including The BBC, Tate Modern, The V&A and The Science Museum. He has taught at several design schools both in the UK and internationally including as visiting lecturer at The Royal College of Art (UK), Central St Martins School (UK), Interaction Design Institute of Ivrea (Italy) and Schooling Pad (Japan).

Alongside the commercial work he has produced more experimental works - these projects have been exhibited internationally including as a prize winner at the Prix Ars Electronica (2002), as Grand Prize winner at Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo (2003), at Digital Arts Festival Tokyo (2003), at Salone Del Mobile, Milan (2005 and 2007), at 100% Design Tokyo (2006), as part of “On Time” at the Museum for Design in Zurich (2007); “Design and the Elastic Mind” at MoMA in New York (2008) and "Talk To Me" also at MoMA (2011).

In 2011 Tengu was added to the permanent collection of MoMA in New York.

He currently designs and produces his own range of products under the Tengu and Mr Jones Watches brands. He works from a studio at the Oxo Tower on the river Thames on London's Southbank.

Lecture Dates

15 Feb


Free - Open invitation