Fiona Raby is a partner in the design practice Dunne & Raby and leads a teaching unit in the Architecture & Interior Design department at the Royal College of Art, London. She is also a visiting professor at Interaction Ivrea, Italy.
She jointly ran the Critical Design Unit with industrial designer Anthony Dunne in the Computer Related Design Research Department at the Royal College of Art, where she was one of the founding members and a senior research fellow (1995-2002).
Projects from the Critical Design Unit include: ›Hertzian Tales‹, a collection of essays and design proposals exploring conceptual design (published in 1999, in Korean, 2001); ›Weeds, Aliens and Other Stories‹, a collection of psychological furniture for the home and garden; ›Flirt‹, an EU-funded research project investigating location-based WAP services for mobile phones; ›Placebo‹, a collection of electronic objects which explore mental well-being in relation to domestic electromagnetic fields: and most recently ›Consuming Monsters‹, a project which examines the role design can play in the debate about our bio-tech future.
Their recent book ›Design Noir: The Secret Life of Electronic Objects‹ was published by August/Birkhauser in 2001.