Does Design Care…? workshop

During the last 2-days in the Imagination Lab at Lancaster University, UK, we have welcomed researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines to to explore what it means to care now as part of our International Workshop of Design Thought and Action. We are really pleased to have seen participation from an international community with some attendees travelling …

Call for Papers: Does Design Care…?

Care, like design, is both a noun and a verb. As a noun, care is defined as the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, or protection of someone or something (e.g. care of the elderly, taking care of business). In this usage, care is concerned with giving serious attention or consideration to doing something correctly or …

Lecture: Design for Good…

I was invited to give a lecture as part of the THIS WAY UP Public and Collaborative Lecture Series (Lecture 11) at Central Saint Martins on 13 March 2017. My lecture entitled “Design for Good…” critically examined Design’s past, present and future role in significant societal issues and showed how Design and, in particular, Design research might be at the …

Design Theme Advisory Group (TAG)

I am delighted to name the Design Theme Advisory Group members who will be responsible for advising the AHRC and myself on issues related to the AHRC’s support of its strategic priority area of Design. The Design TAG members are: Tom Inns, Glasgow School of Art (Chair) Paul Chamberlain, Sheffield Hallam University Martyn Evans, Manchester Metropolitan University James Moultrie, Cambridge …

Design Leadership Fellowship Aims

The Aims of my Design Leadership Fellowship are as follows: To increase the quantity and quality of Design-led research proposals. To strengthen the research capacity of the next generation of Design researchers. To act as an ambassador for Design research across all sectors of UK society. To use design research as a tool for delivering real and positive social change.