Suzette Wor­den is Pro­fes­sor of De­sign in the School of De­sign and Art, Curtin Uni­ver­sity, Perth, West­ern Aus­tralia. She com­pleted her PhD in 1980 and taught the his­tory of de­sign at the Uni­ver­sity of Brighton until 1998. She was Di­rec­tor of a dig­i­tal media re­search cen­tre at the Uni­ver­sity of West of Eng­land, Bris­tol (1998-2001). She has pub­lished on fur­ni­ture, prod­uct and ap­pli­ance de­sign, re­search meth­ods, dig­i­tal media and the uses of elec­tronic re­sources for teach­ing and re­search. She has also co-cu­rated ex­hi­bi­tions and been in­volved in the or­gan­i­sa­tion of con­fer­ences in­clud­ing CADE (Com­put­ers in Art and De­sign Ed­u­ca­tion) in 1995 and 2007. Her cur­rent re­search in­ter­ests re­late to West Aus­tralian re­sources, in­clud­ing min­ing, alu­minium and wool under the theme of ma­te­ri­al­ity and de­sign. This re­search links the on­go­ing po­ten­tial of dig­i­tal media with craft and de­sign cul­tural her­itage, ma­te­r­ial cul­ture and sci­ence tech­nol­ogy stud­ies.