Royal Society of the Arts Fellow and Ambassador for Boston (2019-20)
Council for the Arts at MIT award to create art using Reframe & Looking Sideways tools (2018)
Kennedy Memorial Trust summer research scholarship (2018)
James Dyson Foundation award for Spectate project (2009)
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Industrial Design Studentship (2008-09)
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award (2003)


Philippa Mothersill and V. Michael Bove. 2019. Design Daydreams: Juxtaposing Digital and Physical Inspiration. In Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion (DIS '19 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 265-269.

Philippa Mothersill & V. Michael Bove Jr. (2019) Beyond Average Tools: On the use of ‘dumb’ computation and purposeful ambiguity to enhance the creative process The Design Journal 20:sup1, P1147-1161

Philippa Mothersill & V. Michael Bove Jr. (2018) An Ontology of Computational Tools for Design Activities, Proceedings of DRS2018 International Conference, 25–28 June 2018, Limerick, Ireland, p1261-1277

Philippa Mothersill (2018) Editorial: Tools of Design, Proceedings of DRS2018 International Conference, 25–28 June 2018, Limerick, Ireland, p1053-1056

Philippa Mothersill & V. Michael Bove Jr. (2017) Humans, Machines and the Design Process: Exploring the Role of Computation in the Early Phases of Creation The Design Journal, 20:sup1, S3899-S3913

Mothersill, P., & Bove Jr, V. M. (2015). The EmotiveModeler: An Emotive Form Design CAD Tool CHI Extended Abstracts (pp. 339-342)

Perovich, L., Mothersill, P., & Farah, J. B. (2014, February). Awakened apparel: embedded soft actuators for expressive fashion and functional garments Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (pp. 77-80). ACM.

Cranor, D., & Mothersill, P. (2011, October). Prototype hacking: succinct physical communication for design and business Procedings of the Second Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design (pp. 363-364). ACM.


Mothersill, P. (2018) Inviting Feedback Journal of Design and Science, 3

Mothersill, P., & Bove Jr, V. M. (2015) EmotiveModeler interactions, 22(6), pp14-15


The Huntingdon News, Article by Chris Butler, "MIT researcher blends engineering and art in speech", February 2018

Nexo, Article by Murilo Roncolato, "How chance and nonsense can help the creative process of designers", September 2017

Fast Co Design, Article by Katharine Schwab, "In A Creative Rut? Try MIT’s Mad Libs For Designers", September 2017

Capitel Magazine by Universidad Humanitas Mexico, Article by Daniel Daou, "Education and Design", July 2017

Art&Seek, Article by Alan Melson, “SXSW: When Combining AI and Design, Computers Need To Get Moody”, March 2017


Mothersill, P. (2014) The Form of Emotive Design (Masters dissertation) MIT Media Lab, Boston

Mothersill, P. (2009) Spectate (Masters dissertation) Industrial Design Engineering, Royal College of Art, London

Mothersill, P. (2008) The Material Choice: Innovations in Textile Applications (Masters dissertation) Royal College of Art, London