Lauren Parker, Director (Associate).
Lauren has delivered pioneering programmes across the cultural and public realms. Her fields of expertise include digital commissioning, consultancy, research into global emerging design practice and devising new models of public engagement. From 2006 to 2012 Lauren was Head of Contemporary Programmes at the V&A Museum, conceiving and presenting projects including Power of Making (2011), Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary (2012), Decode: Digital Design Sensations (2009), China Design Now (2008), Touch Me: Design and Sensation (V&A and Wellcome Trust, 2005), and and the popular Friday Late event series. She is the author of Interplay: Interactive Design (2004).@LParker_tweets
James Jefferies, Technical Director (Associate).
James has nearly 20 years of experience working as a software engineer and problem solver – from designing and building complicated systems for High Street banks & Utility companies to more creative projects for digital agencies. In 2011, he set up his own company, ShedCode
, to enable him to work freelance on interesting projects with interesting people. The first of those was in 2012 when he was one of the Happenstance
residents, at Site Gallery in his home town of Sheffield. Things would never be the same again and now he is currently learning new ways of building rapid prototypes, whilst on the side he is also creating a steam powered, internet-enabled, tweeting, thermal printer