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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.

  • About

    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.

  • Teaching

    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

  • Publications

    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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