Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Dr Michael Pierre Johnson Michael is a post-doctoral design researcher at GSA with experience in ethnographic research and design-led approaches to inform product, digital, service and organisational innovation.

His research centres on making the effects and viability of design innovation approaches, and the preferable changes they seek to serve, more explicit within increasingly complex social design contexts. By combining an actor-network theory approach with grounded theory analysis, Michael is exploring methodologies of visual mapping to support reflective discourse between designers and multi-disciplinary collaborators, framing design as a performative act.

His research aims to contribute to core areas of co-design theory and methodologies, while supporting the articulation and evaluation of codesign practice.