Richard Banks

Richard Banks

Interaction designer and design researcher, author

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Areas of Expertise:

  • design
  • user experiences
  • design research
  • interaction design
Richard Banks is an interaction designer in the Microsoft Research Socio-Digital Systems group, part of the Computer Mediated Living group in the Microsoft Research Cambridge facility. He works primarily on the design of new user experiences for people's everyday lives. He is the author of The future of looking back. You can find Richard online at, where he also maintains a trends blog, as well as on Twitter.

"The Future of Looking Back is short, yet extremely readable."
--Mike McGraw, Technical Communication, Volume 59, Number 4, November 2012

"The Future of Looking Back is a small book that delivers a big message on how to preserve personal values in today’s tech society."
--Helen Gallagher,