We are saddened to hear of the death of Professor William Newman (1939-2019). William was a Visiting Professor in UCLIC, closely involved in both research and teaching, 2004-2009. In particular, he developed and taught a module, jointly with John Dowell, on "Perspectives on Design", supervised various MSc projects and also contributed to two EPSRC projects ("User Centred Interactive Search" and "Making Sense of Information"). He brought wisdom, insight and fresh perspectives to both teaching and research, and was a delight to work with. Our thoughts are with his family.