Recent submissions

  • Mapping Design For Innovation in Wales & Scotland 

    Whicher, Anna; Walters, Andrew (2014)
    Design is increasingly being recognised by governments across Europe as a factor for innovation in small to medium-sized enterprises, the public sector and society. In 2014, 15 of the 28 European Member States had design ...
  • Practice Based Research – The 'Cinderella' Problem 

    Walters, Andrew; Morgan, Ashley (Design Research Society, 2011-05-23)
    Current literature in doctoral education in design is currently wrestling with the with idea that there is little homogeneity in doctoral design programs, and the dissonance which emerges from lack of confidence in practice ...
  • Research and Practice in Design and Innovation Policy 

    Walters, Andrew; Whicher, Anna; Cawood, Gavin (Design Management Institute, 2012)
    According to a European Commission public consultation, the greatest barrier to the better use of design in Europe is the lack of understanding among policy-makers. Academics have provided evidence of the impact of design ...
  • User Centred Service Innovation: Are commercial interests preventing clients from maximising the value they get from service design research? 

    Walters, Andrew; Thurston, Paul; Cawood, Gavin (Lapland University Press, 2012)
    That effective service design and innovation requires a user centred approach is accepted within the design industry. Further, it is largely accepted that the benefits that service design can bring are based on a ...
  • Barriers to user-centred design in the development of bespoke medical devices: A manufacturers’ view 

    Mihoc, Ariana; Walters, Andrew; Eggbeer, Dominic; Gill, Steve (2012)
    Academic literature and legislation recommends a user centered design approach for the development of medical devices. This paper is a qualitative study analysing the development process adopted by manufacturers of bespoke ...
  • Absorb: digital camera concept for Toshiba competition 

    Cole, Stuart (2006-03-01)
    Design for Competition Client: The Toshiba competition’s aim was to develop a possible product utilising the World's smallest hard drive (manufactured by Toshiba) as the key component. The competition was judged on ...
  • Nasal Spa®: Nasal douche bottle for cleansing the nasal cavity 

    Cole, Stuart (2007-03-01)
    Product Design for Manufacture. Client: Develops and manufactures nasal and sinus care products for the treatment of sinonasal symptoms. The company is the sole distributor of the Nasal Spa® nasal douche, supplying ...
  • DSM Somos: "UFO 3" 

    Cole, Stuart (2003-11-01)
    Design for Competition Client: DSM Somos has been actively involved in developing rapid prototyping materials since the 1980’s, and introduced the first commercial stereolithography (SLA) resin. Aim: An international ...
  • Smart Sharps: Re-usable sharps bin for the medical profession 

    Cole, Stuart (2005-10-01)
    Product Design for Manufacture Client: Offers waste disposal solutions to the healthcare industry via incineration of sharps waste. Aim: To design, develop and manufacture the World's first re-usable sharps bin. ...