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  • York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

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Liam McComish is a Senior Lecturer in graphic and advertising design at Ulster University. Following a professional career during the 1980s and 1990s working for Remus Uomo, British Coal, Consumer Council, Scottish Curriculum Council and BBC among others, he began lecturing in 2000.He researches in the area of typographic communication—the construction and communication of meaning through graphical/typographical means in physical, digital and other locations; semantic and semiotic intentions in designed communication and the corresponding perceptions of users/audiences; the relationship between graphic design and notions of identity and commercial and cultural discourse through field, archival and practice research.He has given research papers at Nordic Design Conference (Copenhagen), Design&Emotion Conference (Gothenburg), Association Typographique Internationale Conference (Dublin) and FaceForward Typography Conference, (Dublin). Publications in graphic design pedagogy include LesEnfonts and Machine for Experiential Urban Learning.Liam has been external examiner for Bolton University BA Graphic Design and BA Animation and Illustration, MA Design Master’s Theses at IADT Dublin and co supervised two successful PhD students. He is a member and international assessor for the International Society of Typographic Designers and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Research Output

God is the Word and the Word is God

McComish, L. & Montgomery, I., 8 Dec 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Face Forward Journal. 1, 1, p. 1-10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Machine for Experiential Urban Learning: Interdisciplinary Design Research

    Golden, S. (ed.) & McComish, L. (ed.), 6 Sep 2012, Belfast, Northern Ireland: PLACE. 123 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

    Open Access
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    Urban Research Belfast Inter-Disciplinary Partnership

    Golden, S. & McComish, L., 17 Oct 2012. 0 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

    Open Access
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    Urban Research Belfast-Lessons from Empty Space: Inter-disciplinary Tools for Urban Enquiry and Place Investigation

    Golden, S. & McComish, L., 2 Apr 2012, Designing Place International Urban Design Conference Proceedings. Borsi, K. & Durmaz, B. (eds.). Nottingham, UK: University of Nottingham, p. 179-200

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Visual Communication:Pedagogy, Practice and the URB project

    McComish, L., 6 Sep 2012, Machine for Experiential Urban Learning. Belfast: PLACE, Vol. 500. p. 79-103

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

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    23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2017

    Justin Magee (Chair), , Frank Lyons (Member of programme committee), , Kyle Boyd (Member of programme committee), , Brian Bridges (Member of programme committee), , Helen Jackson (Member of programme committee), , Karen Reid (Member of programme committee), , Yuanyuan Chen (Member of programme committee), , Janet Coulter (Member of programme committee), , Conann Fitzpatrick Alvarez-Casado (Member of programme committee), , Alison Gault (Member of programme committee), , John Harding (Member of programme committee), , Adrian Hickey (Member of programme committee), , Alan Hook (Member of programme committee), , Liam Mc Comish (Member of programme committee), , Alec Parkin (Member of programme committee), , Terry Quigley (Member of programme committee), & Jill Spratt (Member of programme committee)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    What's Wrong With This Place?

    Saul Golden (Organiser), & Liam McComish (Organiser)

    10 Feb 201017 Feb 2010

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...