Anthony is a University Professor of Design and Social Inquiry and Co-Director of the Designed Realities Studio at Parsons/The New School in New York.
He is also a partner in the design studio Dunne & Raby. Between 2005-2015 he was professor and head of the Design Interactions programme at the Royal College of Art in London. At The New School, with Fiona Raby, he is developing new approaches to practice-led research and project-based teaching that bring design, the humanities, and the social sciences into conversation around new forms of interdisciplinary imagining.
He has written several books including Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design, and with Fiona Raby, Design Noir: The Secret Lives of Electronic Products, and Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction and Social Dreaming. Their projects have been exhibited at MoMA in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and the National Museum of China in Beijing, and are in several permanent collections. His research and creative practice have been supported by the European Commission, the Welcome Trust, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Arts Council of England, the Mellon Foundation, and industry partners including Intel, Microsoft Research (Cambridge), and Philips Design.
Anthony was awarded the Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education in 2009 and in 2015 Dunne & Raby received the inaugural MIT Media Lab Award.