Prof. dr. Lloyd, P.A.

Peter Lloyd is Professor of Integrated Design Methodology at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Academic Background

Peter Lloyd is a Professor of Integrated Design Methodology at the TU Delft. He started academic life as an electronic engineer with a side interest in artificial intelligence, but became interested in the process of design so studied for a PhD in cognitive psychology looking at how designer’s think. This broadened into studies of how designers talk in practice, particularly in how stories form part of designing discourse. Most recently he has been interested in parliamentary debate as a practice of designing. He has been a leading player in the influential Design Thinking Research Symposium series since 1994, is currently chair of the international Design Research Society, and is Editor-in-Chief of the leading design research journal Design Studies.  He teaches in the area of design process, design ethics, and design theory and methodology.


  • 1995 – 1998
    BA Philosophy, The Open University, UK
  • 1990 – 1994
    PhD Psychological Investigations of the Conceptual Design Process, University of Sheffield, UK
  • 1985 – 1988
    BSc Electronic Engineering, University of Sussex, UK


  • 2013 – 2019
    Professor of Design
    University of Brighton, UK
  • 2005 – 2013
    Professor of Design Studies
    The Open University, UK
  • 1999 – 2005
    Associate Professor in Design Theory and Methodology,
    TU Delft
  • 1995 – 1999
    Postdoctoral researcher
    Cranfield University, UK
  • 1988 – 1990
    Engineering and software designer
    Eurotherm International, UK

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

  • IDE4010 Design Theory and Methodology
  • ID5138 Exploring Design Intelligence

Involved in the research project(s):

About Design: Analysing Design Meetings

Janet McDonnell, Peter Lloyd
ISBN: 13 978-0415440585

Published in 2009