Design as a discipline is rapidly expanding, and is no longer solely a commercial activity that is preoccupied with aesthetics and style. More and more designers are producers, activists, entrepreneurs, authors and change-makers, creating work that has social and political relevance and transforming communities, societies and nations. I am interested in design that challenges and expands on common conceptions, methodologies, content and function. This drives my teaching and research as I am constantly striving to crack the veneer of display, conformity and detachment that threatens meaningful visual communication. I convey this to my students and provoke them to critically engage with the world they live in and constantly question and evaluate their making and research. I am an advocate of 'good' design, of forceful, meaningful, transformative, provocative and dissident design!