Jim has worked as an art director and studio manager, multimedia producer, learning materials and communication consultant and freelance filmmaker. He also has substantial experience of designing, managing and delivering corporate training and further and higher education.
Graduating with honours, Jims first degree was in ‘audio visual design’, his masters degree was in ‘computing in design’ and his award winning PhD explored the design and deployment of learning technology to support the acquisition and development of practical skills by undergraduate art and design students studying in the UK.
Jim’s research interests revolve around user experience design (UXD) across digital media domains and both practice-based and action research which explores/examines UXD in action.
Currently Jim advises on the design and deployment of a range of interactive and communication media; is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership academic supervisor for an e-learning KTP project and lectures to Interactive Media. In his spare time Jim plays around with a variety of digital media concepts several of which having been published in Japan, Germany, USA and the UK.