WIRAD is Wales’s premier Art & Design research institution and by building on the research excellence and talent that Wales possesses aims to be an internationally significant player in the Art & Design research field. The WIRAD partnership includes Art & Design Researchers at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, University of South Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan University, and Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales.

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  • A New Design Process Intervention to Promote Efficient, Evidenced, and Safe Development of Patient-Specific Implants and Guides 

    Peel, Sean (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2018)
    This research identified drivers and barriers to routine National Health Service (NHS) adoption of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the production of patient-specific devices. It proposed and ...
  • Somability: Explorations with digital media, movement and space within adult disability services 

    Keay-Bright, Wendy (AMPS Proceedings, 2018)
    This paper describes an exploratory digital interaction project developed at a day centre for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Severe cuts in funding for disability services has resulted ...
  • Design for Multi-Dimensional Stages of Lymphoedema Self-Management 

    Kopanoglu, Teskin; Eggbeer, Dominic; Walters, Andrew (Design Research Society, 2018-06-25)
    This study investigates the experience of people with the chronic medical condition lymphoedema, to inform the design of new products. Articles from literature that describe lived lymphoedema experiences are thematically ...
  • Additively manufactured versus conventionally pressed cranioplasty implants: An accuracy comparison 

    Peel, Sean; Eggbeer, Dominic; Burton, Hanna; Hanson, Hayley; Evans, Peter Llewellyn (Sage Journals, 2018-08-18)
    This article compared the accuracy of producing patient-specific cranioplasty implants using four different approaches. Benchmark geometry was designed to represent a cranium and a defect added simulating a craniectomy. ...
  • Effect of glutaraldehyde based cross-linking on the viscoelasticity of mitral valve basal chordae tendineae 

    Constable, M.; Burton, Hanna; Lawless, B.M.; Gramigna, V.; Buchan, K.G.; Espino, D.M. (Springer Nature, 2018-07-13)
    Background Mitral valve failure can require repair or replacement. Replacement bioprosthetic valves are treated with glutaraldehyde prior to implantation. The aim of this study was to determine the changes in mechanical ...
  • Compassionate design for dementia care 

    Treadaway, Cathy; Taylor, Aidan; Fennell, Jac (Taylor & Francis, 2018-07-23)
    One of the most pressing challenges facing designers today is how to create appropriate, useful and safe designs for people living with advanced dementia. Dementia is a complex disease that presents and progresses differently ...
  • Exploring Servitization Readiness in Manufacturing Firms 

    Teso, Giulia (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2017)
    For commoditised and mature markets, where consumer expectations are rapidly changing, manufacturers have increasingly begun to consider services as an integrated part of their offering. The shift from goods production to ...
  • eHealth activists: the lifeline for remote rural villages in India 

    Martinez, Santiago; Gerdes, Martin; Kumar, Santhosh; Kumar, Anand; Gill, Steve; Loudon, Gareth (2018-05-24)
  • Designing for Multiple Hand Grips and Body Postures within the UX of a moving Smartphone 

    Eardley, Rachel; Roudaut, Anne; Gill, Steve; Thompson, Stephen (ACM, 2018-06-09)
    In this paper we explore how screen-based smartphone interaction can be enriched when designers focus on the physical interaction issues surrounding the device. These consist of the hand grips used (Symmetric bimanual, ...
  • Dancing in Data: Representation, Repetition and Recreation 

    Keay-Bright, Wendy; Hansen, Lise Amy (Nova Science Publishers, 2017-03-01)
    Our research has inspired us to abandon the normative tendency to design for the average body, in favour of connecting more closely to the holistic, nuanced and inter-subjective experience of the mover. This represents ...
  • La più geniale tra le maschere (The Most Brilliant Amongst the Masks), in Visions Part of Cinque Mostre 

    Edwards, Sean (2017)
    New work produced for Group Exhibition. Cinque Mostre 2017 is an annual exhibition of work by current Rome Prize Fellows. Composed of collaborative projects guest-curated by Ilaria Gianni under the collective title ...
  • Resource 

    Edwards, Sean (2015)
    RESOURCE is a group exhibition inspired by the 1927 founding manifesto of the Bluecoat which states that the organisation was set up to promote not only the arts, but also the ‘diffusion of useful knowledge’. The ...
  • 'Untitled 2007/2013' and 'Untitled' in Ground (Group exhibition) 

    Edwards, Sean (2016)
    My works 'untitled 2007/2013' (2013) and 'Untitled' (2007) presented as part of a group show. Within a group exhibition, artists Sean Edwards, Lynn Fulton, Adrian Schindler & Eulàlia Rovira and Lucy Vann present work that ...
  • Practice Table 

    Edwards, Sean (2016)
    New work, 'Practice Table' (2016), included in the group exhibition Good Things Come... showcasing work by a variety of artists exploring objects and time through sculpture. Blink and you’ll miss it. The words conjure up ...
  • Still 

    Edwards, Sean (2014)
  • Sapling 

    Edwards, Sean (2014)
    A permanent sculpture commissioned by Penarth Learning Community for St Cyres High School, Penarth. Initially beginning as a small scale engagement project with the students the opportunity arose to create a permanent ...
  • Putting Right 

    Edwards, Sean (2014)
    From the press release: Abstract: Sean Edwards. He’s asked not to have anything to do with this press release. Which allows free reign to mention something he likely wouldn’t: master plans. Edwards has made ...
  • Just a Little Glass of Water 

    Edwards, Sean (2015)
    Solo Exhibition of a new body of work. The title 'Just a little glass of water' refers to an unreleased recording of a Bob Dylan song from 1966. The story goes that 12 hours were spent recording 19 different takes of the ...
  • Ghostsign 

    Edwards, Sean (2014)
    Ghostsign is a large scale ‘painted’ image celebrating and falsifying the farming heritage of this part of Clay Farm. It’s design references the historical painted advertising hoardings of the late 19th/ early 20th Century ...
  • Investigating How Smartphone Movement is Affected by Body Posture 

    Eardley, Rachel; Roudaut, Anne; Gill, Steve; Thompson, Stephen (ACM, 2018-04-21)
    We present an investigation into how hand usage is affected by different body postures (Sitting at a table, Lying down and Standing) when interacting with smartphones. We theorize a list of factors (smartphone support, ...

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