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Dr Christopher Parker

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Lecturer in UX Design

Christopher J. Parker received his PhD in Design from Loughborough University Design School after practicing as an architectural lighting designer for flagship retailers, hotels and theme parks around the world. In addition, he has worked as a Senior User Experience (UX) Designer, developing apps for fashion retailer Next Plc.

Alongside lecturing in UX Design at Loughborough University, Dr Parker has been invited to teach internationally within China and collaborate with the Chinese Academy of Fine Art (CAFA) on redesigning the city experience of Yantai; Shandong Province. He has also been invited by the Palace Museum to curate The Night Revels of Han Xizai in an exhibition delivering emotionally driven interactions for cultural visitors. Dr Parkers recent research and publications focus on the emotional connection between technology and the user. By searching the way we as humans experience the world, we feel powerful connections that are hard to describe in words are created yet encourage positive engagement behaviours. In recent years, Dr Parker has presented at Design conferences in Canada, China and the UK.


  • DSB014 – Design Communication


  • DSP832 – Usability Principles and Practice (Module Leader)
  • DSP831 – Experience Design
  • DSP886 – Major Project (UX Masters)

Chris is a member of the User Centred Design Research Group.

He has an interest in Design for future e-Commerce experiences.

  • User Experience
  • Usability
  • e-Commerce Design