Richmond Wong

Alumni (PhD 2020)


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


Information Policy
User Experience Design & Research


Richmond Wong is a postdoctoral researcher at the UC Berkeley Center for Long Term Cybersecurity. His research focuses on how technology professionals attend to and address ethical issues in their work. His research also aims to develop design-centered methods and approaches to proactively surface ethical issues related to technology (particularly those surrounding social values such as privacy and security). His work utilizes qualitative and design-based methods, drawing from human computer interaction, science & technology studies, and speculative and critical design.

Richmond completed his PhD at the UC Berkeley School of Information, advised by Deirdre Mulligan, and did work as a part of the BioSense research group

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. 

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.)