Mr John Forde

Mr John Forde


School of Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science & Environment)


  • Computing Admissions Tutor
  • Module Leader and Lecturer
  • Supervision of final stage undergraduate projects and dissertations
  • Supervision of students on Undergraduate Industrial Training Placements
  • Member of Information Systems Analsys and Design (ISAD) teaching group


  • 2004-2005 - LTHE: Postgraduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (University of Plymouth)
  • 1994-1997 - BSc. (Hons) Cognitive Science (University of Exeter)
  • 1999 – 2004: Web Software Developer, Professional IT Trainer - Consultancy
  • 1999 – 2001: Web Applications Developer - Bluestone 360, Plymouth
      • (Client projects including Swissair, Brittany Ferries, Ginsters)
  • 1997 – 1999: Interface and Web Developer - SAA Consultants, Plymouth

Teaching interests

- Web Development - (HTML5, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, Responsive Design)
- User Interface Design - (AGILE, Systems Analysis and Design)
- UX and Interaction Design - (Usability Testing, Systems Evaluation)
- Human Computer Interaction - (Psychological Basis of Systems Design)
- Philosophy of Technology - (Pervasive Computing, Internet Psychology)

Module Leader for:
  • ISAD135: Website Development
  • ISAD223: Human Computer Interaction
  • ISAD231: Alternative Web Paradigms
  • ISAD339: Pervasive Computing
  • ISAD340: Internet Culture & Psychology
Other Teaching Involvement:
  • PRDC202: Integrated Group Project
  • PRCS204: Integrated Group Project
  • PRCS205: Integrated Group Project
  • PRCO304: Final Year Project

Research interests

  • Development of effective and innovative interfaces for new paradigms of computing including interaction design and data visualisation
  • Evaluative frameworks and methodologies for new paradigms in HCI application deriving from cognitive psychology and observational methodology.
  • Relationship between technology, the individual and wider society referring to psychological, philosophical and existential implications.
  • Associate Member: “Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems” Research Group, Plymouth University.