Performing Objects Studio

The Studio

 

I’m Harvey Bewley and this is my Industrial Design and prototyping studio Performing Objects.

Together with a close network of partners I design and engineer products, objects and installations that exist at the intersection between the physical and digital worlds.

I have designed products in the medical design, consumer, and lab-tech industries, where I blend the pragmatics of product development and engineering with a hands-on and playful approach to innovation and problem solving.

I am also a published design researcher and part-time external lecturer at the IT University of Copenhagen.


 
 

EDUCATION

(MA) 2014-16
An Individual Study Plan in Design,
Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts, and Design,Stockholm,

(BA) 2007-11
Industrial Design and Technology
Loughborough University, UK

PUBLICATIONS

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

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

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

EXHIBITIONS AND TALKS

FUTURE TALKS, 2018
IDA, Copenhagen
GUEST SPEAKER on SOFT and social ROBOTICS

OPEN LECTURE, 2018
CIID, COPENHAGEN
SOCIAL ROBOTIC DONUTS

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

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

Copenhagen Stage Festival 2018
Sort/HvID
I Made A Social Robot Shaped like a Donut

MUSE workshop Series 2017,
Medical Museion, Copenhagen. 
Guest Speaker

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

RECENT POSITIONS:

(Current)
EXTERNAL LECTURER
IxD Lab, IT UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

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

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

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

(NOV ‘16)
Guest Designer and Teacher
DOCH, SchooL of Dance and Circus, Stockholm