Brendan Dawes

Special guest

Brendan Dawes is an artist and designer exploring the interaction of objects, people, technology and art using form and code with an eclectic mix of digital and analogue materials. Author of two books on interaction design, his work is featured in the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art and has been honoured in awards including Fast Company Innovation by Design, Information is Beautiful and D&AD. Clients include Airbnb, Google, Twitter, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Intel, Cancer Research UK, Mailchimp, M&C Saatcci, EE, and Arup.

Brendan’s work has been featured in numerous journals including Fast Company, Forbes, idN, Creative Review, MacUser, Computer Arts, Wired, Eye, The Guardian, The Times, Communications Arts and was interviewed by Computer Arts in December 2008 for their "Design Icon" series.


Analog In, Digital Out (New Riders 2006)
Drag Slide Fade - Flash Actionscript for Designers (New Riders 2001)
Featured in

Thoughts on Designing Information (Lars Muller Publishing 2014)
Play Matters (MIT Press 2014)
Infographics Designing and Visualising Data (Promopress 2014)
Talk to Me (MoMA 2010)
Mobile Case Studies (Taschen 2011)
Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools (Electronic Mediations) (University Of Minnesota Press 2008)
Graphic Design: The New Basics (Princeton Architectural Press 2008)
Design and the Elastic Mind (MoMA 2008)
The Digital Canvas (Abrams Studio 2006)
Personal Web Sites (Rockport 2002)
Flash deConstruction: The Process, Design, and ActionScript of Juxt Interactive (New Riders 2001)
In Your Face Too - the best of interactive interface design (Rockport 2000)
New Masters of Flash (Friends of Ed 2000)
Big bang Data (Singapore 2016)
Big Bang Data (Lima Peru 2016)
Big Bang Data (Santiago 2016)
Impression 3D: L'usine Du Futur (Paris 2016)
Big Bang Data (Somerset House London 2015)
Designing with Data (Seoul Korea 2015)
re_manufactum (Poland 2015)
Group Therapy (FACT 2015)
Big Bang Data (Buenos Aires 2015)
Somewhere Amongst The Trees (Dog & Pony Munich 2015)
Big Bang Data (Espacio Madrid 2015)
Designer Data (National Centre for Craft and Design 2014)
Dot Dot Dot (SIA Sheffield 2014)
Big Bang Data (CCCB, Barcelona 2014)
Talk to Me (MoMA New York 2012)
Action - Design Over Time (MoMA New York 2010)
Design and the Elastic Mind (MoMA New York 2008)
Brendan spends much of the year speaking at various conferences around the world which in the past have included the TedX Utrecht, TedX Manchester, FITC Tokyo, HOW Design Conference Chicago, Flashforward New York, New Media Age Congress London, South by Southwest Austin, Microsoft Research Redmond, Macromedia Web World Seattle, Art Directors Club of Spain, Madrid, Europrix Vienna, Voices that Matter San Francisco, Future of Web Design London, Internet World Los Angeles as well as various lectures in universities around the world. He also sits on the advisory board for Manchester School of Art and has been a jury member for several award bodies including the Art Directors Club in New York, D&AD and the iF Design Awards.

Forbes 2015

Image Source 2014

Design Boom 2014

Brendan Dawes has been a guest on 1 episode.