Performing Objects Studio

Harvey Bewley

Harvey runs Performing Objects Studio– Specialising in Product Design, Interaction Research, Prototyping and Robotics.



(MA) An Individual Study Plan in Design
Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts, and Design,Stockholm

(BA) Industrial Design and Technology
Loughborough University, UK


Expanding our Design Language for Machine Expression
Politics of the Machines, Copenhagen, 2018

Your New Pet Blo-Nut. Catch: Ubiquitous Futures Exhibition
Click Festival, Helsingør, 2018

I Made A Social Robot Shaped like a Donut
Sort/Hvid Theatre, Copenhagen Stage Festival, 2018

Guest Speaker, MUSE workshop Series,
Medical Museion, Copenhagen,  Jun‘17

Guest Designer and Teacher
DOCH (School of Dance and Circus) Stockholm , Summer ‘16

Elastic Interactions of the Third Machine Age
Masters Vårutställning, Konstfack, Stockholm, 2016

2009 & 2010-2014
Industrial Design and Product Engineering Consultant
EG Technology, UK

Mar 2017 –  Aug 2018
Research Assistant
IxD lab, IT University of Copenhagen

Mar 2017 – Ongoing
Assistant Lecturer, IT University of Copenhagen
Courses: Advanced Design Processes, Designing Digital Play, Creative Digital Practice,Designing Interactive Artefacts,

(Aug 2018)
Designer in Residence
Cambridge University, UK
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

H. Bewley, A. Vallgårda. “Provoking Performing Objects – Expanding the Design Space for Soft Robotics”. DIS’ 17, Edinburgh

H. Bewley, L. Boer. “Designing Blo-nut : Design Principles, Choreography and Otherness of an Expressive Social Robot”.  DIS’18. Hong Kong

L. Boer, H. Bewley. Reconfiguring the Appearance and Expression of Social Robots by Acknowledging their Otherness”.  DIS’ 18. Hong Kong