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Steven Batty

Steven Batty BA (Hons), MA

Senior Lecturer of Interior Design


Steven Batty trained as an Interior Designer at Manchester Metropolitan University under Author and Interior Educator founder Graeme Brooker, who’s design thinking has been a major influence on him throughout his career. Before moving into Academia he lived and worked in Dubai as an Interior Designer throughout the Gulf region.


Returning to the UK in 2009, he continues his design practice on a freelance basis, whilst teaching as a Senior Lecturer of Interior Design at Sheffield Hallam University on both the BA, and MA Interior Design courses. He is interested in materiality and wayfinding strategies within the built environment, and completed his MA in Interior Design looking at intuitive navigation methods through nomenclature, semiotics, and inclusivity.


Subject area

Interior Design


BA / MDes / MA Interior Design


MA Negotiated Project
ID Space
ID Place
ID People
ID Application
ID Inhabitation
ID Resolution
ID Context
Graduation Project


Book chapters

Stirling, E., Billau, S., Batty, S., & Vallance, R. (2019). Textural interface: A design fiction. In Brooker, G., Harriss, H., & Walker, K. (Eds.) Interior Futures. Napa Valley, California: Crucible Press:


Batty, S. (2016). Emergency Evacuation Wayfinding Strategies.

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