James Batstone

Design Lead

MEng, DPhil, MA, MSc

James is Fare City’s design lead. Having originally trained as a mechanical engineer, James has used this foundation to build out a practice in human centred design. Examining how people interact with objects and one another, has led to the creation of pieces which not only delight but question human behaviour. This preoccupation with real objects and the human condition has naturally bought him to focus on the urban environment and how it can be improvedthrough design interventions which are both playful and thought provoking.