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Dr Peter Hall

Reader in Graphic Design
University of the Arts London
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Peter  Hall


Research focuses on mapping and visualization as critical and participatory practices.

Dr Hall was previously Course Leader, BA Graphic Commication Design at Central Saint Martins (2015-2021), Programme Director of BA Design and Design Futures at Griffith University Queensland College of Art in Australia (2012-15), Senior Lecturer in Design at the University of Texas at Austin, USA (2007-12), and Lecturer in Graphic Design at Yale School of Art, USA (2000-2007). He is currently co-authoring the book Critical Visualization: Rethinking the Representation of Data (Bloomsbury Academic 2022) with Dr Patricio Davila. His recent essays appear in the books Design in the Borderlands (Routledge 2014), Graphic Design Reader (Bloomsbury Academic 2018) and Encountering Things: Design and Theories of Things (Bloomsbury Academic 2017). His books include Else/Where: Mapping - New Cartographies of Networks and Territories (edited with Janet Abrams, 2006). He is co-founder of DesignInquiry, a non-profit educational organization devoted to researching design issues in intensive team-based gatherings, based in Maine, USA

Grants and awards

(Figures indicate amount awarded to UAL)


Current research students

  • Roxanne Alves Leitão, "Intimate partner abuse, technology, and cyber-aggression: codesigning support around issues of cyber-security and privacy" (Joint supervisor)
  • Mengci Liu, How might participatory environmental data visualization approaches effectively increase social awareness and stimulate more desirable and responsible citizen actions? (Joint supervisor)
  • Christina Skarpari, Tangible Changes in Intangible Cultural Heritage Preservation: Using experience-based co-design to inform cultural policy-making practice. (Joint supervisor)


Communication and graphic design