John Fass recently completed a PhD in design research at the RCA with the London Doctoral Research Centre.


This project is part of a postdoctoral Creative Engagement Research fellowship that aims to develop an iconographic, interactive, and symbolic design language for artificial intelligence and machine learning, and make the case for design in this field which is cruelty dominated by computer science and legal frameworks.


John’s fellowship work positions practice based design research as a way of developing a set of strategies and tactics intended for the designers of digital products to make the workings of algorithmic intelligence more apparent to users.