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Richmond Wong

PhD Student


Values in Design, Technology Ethics, Privacy, Speculative Design, Science & Technology Studies, Human-Computer Interaction


Information Policy
User Experience Design & Research


Richmond Wong is a PhD candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Information in the BioSense group where he is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow and a Berkeley Fellowship recipient. His research investigates how technology designers and engineers address ethics and privacy in their professional practices, and how design methods and approaches can be used to proactively surface, explore, discuss, and critique privacy and other social values-related concerns during the design process. He draws upon work and approaches from science & technology studies, human computer interaction, and speculative and critical design. 

Richmond also conducts research on how new and emerging technologies are imagined through public discourse, cultural media, and policymaking processes. This work focuses on the ways in which these processes anticipate and speculate sociotechnical futures, and what the implications are for for design, social, and legal work in the present. Recent work has investigated perceptions of privacy and security in relation to cybersecurity tools, augmented reality devices, and drone delivery services. 

His current and prior work has brought together perspectives from a wide variety of fields, including human computer interaction, privacy, cybersecurity, public policy, science and technology studies, values in design, and speculative and critical design. 

Before coming to Berkeley, Richmond graduated from Cornell University where he obtained bachelor's degrees Information Science and in Science & Technology Studies. 

(For a list of publications and my CV, please see my website for more information.)

Last updated:

September 21, 2020