2023 Episode 3: David Houghton

There Is No Play. There Is Only Play.

This episode features a conversation with David Houghton, a final year undergraduate student on the BA (Hons) Interior Design course at Cardiff School of Art & Design, about their final year research which explores the importance of play within creative design practices.

In conversation with David are CSAD’s Deputy Dean, Dr Martyn Woodward, and Lecturer for Interior Design, Dr Mickeal Milocco-Borlini

You can find out more about David’s work via https://linktr.ee/renogenkel

If you would like to follow up on some of the ideas discussed in this episode you may find the following resources interesting:


  • Design For Play (2019) Abstract: The Art of Design. Series 2, Episode 4. Netflix Series.


  • Forencich, Frank (2006) Exuberant Animal. United Kingdom: AuthorHouse.
  • James, Alison and Nerantzi, Chrissi (2019) The Power of Play in Higher Education. Chum, Switzerland. Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
  • Zimmerman, Eric (2022) The Rules We Break: Lessons in Play, Thinking, and Design. New York, United States. Princeton Architectural Press.

Artists | Designers

  • The Yes Men

You can view some images of David’s interior design practice based work in the images below:

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