​CSAD is home to a range of centres and groups engaged in cutting-edge, world-leading research. Through the use of innovative and participatory research methods and a collaborative approach to working with external partners, our staff use their art and design expertise to respond to global challenges across a range of fields; from healthcare, wellbeing and vision science, to innovations in new technologies, exhibition practice, and the ecological performance of new and heritage buildings.

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  • An examination of the factors influencing a cohort of post-graduate architecture students in the adoption of sustainable design practices that support health and well-being 

    Hayles, Carolyn (IOP Science, 2020)
    Presented in this paper are the results of an interactive workshop undertaken with a cohort of international architecture students, which aimed to explore their approaches to sustainable decision-making and design, including ...
  • Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2020 

    Littlewood, John; Howlett, Robert J.; Jain, Lakhmi C. (Springer, 2021)
    This book contains the proceedings of the 12th KES International Conference on Sustainability and Energy in Buildings 2020 (SEB20) held in Split, Croatia, during 24–26 June 2020 organized by KES International. SEB20 invited ...
  • Identifying research and development priorities for an in-hospital 3D design engineering facility in India 

    Eggbeer, Dominic; Mehrotra, Divya; Beverley, Katie; Hollisey-McLean, Steven; Evans, Peter (Ingenta, 2020-10-01)
    Advanced three-dimensional (3D) design and engineering technologies have revolutionized patient-specific implants, prostheses and medical devices, particularly in the cranio-maxillofacial and oral medical fields. Lately, ...
  • Toward quantifying ambiguities in artistic images 

    Wang, Xi; Bylinskii, Zoya; Hertzmann, Aaron; Pepperell, Robert (ACM, 2020-11-01)
    It has long been hypothesized that perceptual ambiguities play an important role in aesthetic experience: A work with some ambiguity engages a viewer more than one that does not. However, current frameworks for testing ...
  • Sherlock Holmes and the case for toxic masculinity 

    Morgan, Ashley (Routledge, 2020-11-30)
    The presence of toxic masculinity, which often appears as random violence such as road rage or high school shootings, is partly attributed to patriarchal values of hegemonic masculinity embedded in society. This chapter ...
  • From emo kid to stylish GQ Gent and back again: Matty Healy and hybrid masculinity 

    Morgan, Ashley (Ingenta, 2020-12-01)
    This article examines the evolution of the appearance of British musician, Matty Healy, lead singer of contemporary band The 1975, in his performance as a hybrid man in style and fashion magazines. Hybrid masculinity is ...
  • A Framework for Successful Deployment of E-Learning in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Rural Areas of Pakistan 

    Nawaz, Muhammad (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2021)
    The purpose of this research work was to highlight the factors which might contribute to the successful deployment of E-learning in individual, technological and institutional perspective in the rural areas of Pakistan. ...
  • Fashion, Sustainability, and the Anthropocene 

    Brooks, Andrew; Fletcher, Kate; Francis, Robert A.; Rigby, Emma; Roberts, Thomas (Penn State University Press, 2017-12-01)
    The unbridled consumption of clothing threatens the environment. A discussion is developing around the adoption of new materials and economic models to reduce the impacts of clothing production and use. We discuss these ...
  • Garment Quality and Sustainability: A User Based Approach 

    Connor-Crabb, Anja; Rigby, Emma (Taylor & Francis, 2019-11-07)
    This paper explores the role played by female perceptions of garment quality in relation to how long clothing is kept and how it is used. It considers perceptions of quality in relation to implications for sustainability ...
  • The Importance of Presencing in Creativity 

    Loudon, Gareth (Trifoss Business Press, 2020)
    Creativity needs to thrive inside and across organisations to help address the major global challenges we face. We review some key findings from creativity research and present a new model for creativity where the ideas ...
  • Participatory Design Research of Vegetable-based Snack Products with Adolescent Participants 

    Gilmour, Alice; Gill, Steve; Loudon, Gareth (The Design Society, 2020-08-26)
    The childhood obesity epidemic is often attributed to the widespread marketing of High Fat, Salt and Sugar (HFSS) foods. Currently, there is a lack of vegetable-based New Product Development (NPD) targeting adolescent ...
  • Slow Looking at Slow Art: the Work of Pierre Bonnard 

    Chamberlain, Rebecca; Pepperell, Robert (MIT Press, 2020)
    Slow looking is an increasingly prevalent strategy for enhancing visitor engagement in the gallery, yet there is little research to show why looking at artworks for longer should be beneficial. The curator of a recent ...
  • Neuroscience and Posthuman Memory 

    Pepperell, Robert (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
    In the early 1980s a remarkable piece of evidence was uncovered about the importance of the brain in our everyday conscious life, but it has not been widely discussed since. At that time a young man was given one of the ...
  • Improvements in and relating to image making 

    Pepperell, Robert; Burleigh, Alistair (United States Patent Application, 2015-12-17)
    A method of making an image of a scene (including a scene made by the method) generally corresponding to that perceived by the human brain via the human eyes, the method including the steps, in any Suitable order, of ...
  • Compassionate Design: a methodology for advanced dementia 

    Treadaway, Cathy; Fennell, Jac; Taylor, Aidan (Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University, 2020-07-01)
    Predicted increases in the numbers of people living into the advanced stages of dementia pose a significant problem for health and care providers around the world. Finding ways to ameliorate the distressing dementia symptoms ...
  • Design for dementia: Making spaces for uncertainty 

    Fennell, Jac; Treadaway, Cathy; Kenning, Gail (Centre for Design Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology, 2017-12-04)
    This paper presents research undertaken as part of the LAUGH project to explore design processes and design of hand held playful objects for people living with advanced dementia. A series of six co-design ...
  • 01101110 : An Audiovisual Installation Based on the Cellular Automaton Rule 110 

    Kontogeorgakopoulos, Alexandros; Klissouras, Odysseas (SMC - Sound and Music Computing Network, 2020-06-24)
    This paper presents and discusses in depth an interactive audiovisual installation created by the authors. The title of the work, 01101110, corresponds to the number 110 and refers to the Cellular Automaton (CA) Rule ...
  • Making Vegetables Desirable: Improving the Eating Habits of Wales’ Younger Generation 

    Gilmour, Alice (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2020)
    Existing literature exposes poor eating habits and low vegetable consumption as rife amongst adolescents. Increased autonomy in relation to decision-making around food often follows the onset of secondary school education. ...
  • Multisensory instrumental dynamics as an emergent paradigm for digital musical creation 

    Leonard, James; Villeneuve, Jérôme; Kontogeorgakopoulos, Alexandros (Springer, 2020-07-07)
    The nature of human/instrument interaction is a long-standing area of study, drawing interest from fields as diverse as philosophy, cognitive sciences, anthropology, human–computer-interaction, and artistic creation. In ...
  • Young Adolescents' Experiences and Views on Eating and Food 

    Gilmour, Alice; Gill, Steve; Loudon, Gareth (Emerald, 2020-08-31)
    Purpose – Poor eating habits established during adolescence are likely to lead to negative long-term health consequences. The childhood obesity epidemic is a growing public health concern, largely attributed to obesogenic ...

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