Profiles

This page lists people who have made a contribution to the Global Studio initiative

Gao Bo | Erik Bohemia | Yueh Hsiu Giffen Cheng | Fay Chen | Chris Connor | Trevor Cornwell | Andrea Van Der Ree | Ying Dong | Jack Fan | Liam Fennessy | Aysar Ghassan | Mel Gibson | Carolina Gill | Thomas Greenough | Phoebe Guo | Kerry Harman | Yang Hao | Chao-Hsi Ho | Sung-Gul Hwang | Karina Jensen | Nick Jinkinson | Jasung Koo | Sukwoo Lee | Lau H. Langeveld | Kristina Lauche | Nick Long | Ben Lovatt | Chris Hodgson | Hailley Honcharik | Lawrence Kwok | Tsai Lu Liu | Patrick Lynch | Nick Oakley | David O'Leary | Kenta Ono | Fiona Peterson | David Parkinson | Caleb Rabinowitz | Paul Redhead | Daniel Reed | Aidan Rowe | Adolfo Ruiz | Bonnie Sadler Takach | Michael Salmond | Neil Smith | Laura Taylor | James Thomas | Ian Thompson | Hanna Toes | Jui-Che Tu | Chris Turnock | Colin Wilson | Will Titley | Makoto Watanabe | Jed Woodhouse | Chen Ying

 

Gao Bo

Lecturer, D&I, College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University, China
Projects: The Festivals, Fairytales and Myths (2011/12)

Gao Bo

Gao Bo is a lecturer of College of Design & Innovation at Tongji University, which is among the leading design school in China and member of “Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media”. She is the core host lecturer of  “Visual Communication Design & Theory”courses in the college, and also provide extensive lecture courses including graphic design, brand design, visual identity design and web design. In addition to the courses, Gao Bo devotes herself to the research programs of visual communication, digital media, design education and the relationship between the Chinese cultural heritage innovation and sustainability.

email: gaobotj@163.com

 

Erik Bohemia

Loughborough University, England
Projects: Project: The Festivals, Fairytales and Myths (2011/12) | The Gift (2010/11) | Entertainment on the Go (2009/10) | On the Move 2 – Mobile Computing Now (2008/09) | Global Health Local Solutions (2008/09) | On the Move (2007/08) | Thinking Outside the Box (2007/08) | Constructing Constructs (2007/08) | Kitchen Timer Project (2006/07)

Erik Bohemia

Dr Erik Bohemia is a Senior Lecturer in Industrial/Product Design, Loughborough University. Erik's current research explores changes associated with Globalisation and the impact of these changes on Design. This research has been used to develop an innovative international research and teaching collaboration named the Global Studio. The Global Studio provides a platform for developing cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary engagement. Over the past 5 years close to 900 students have taken part and benefited from this initiative. Dr Bohemia's research has been published in international journals and conferences.

email: e.bohemia@lboro.ac.uk

 

Yueh Hsiu Giffen Cheng

National Yunlin University of Science& Technology, Taiwan
Projects: The Gift (2010)

Cheng-Yueh Hsiu Giffen

Cheng is a New Media artist, designer, researcher and writer. She completed a Master of Visual Arts at the Australian National University and a Doctor degree from the University of Technology, Sydney. She has edited a series of books and papers on New Media Arts, interactive design and contributed to various exhibitions. Her teaching subjects are: Design Methodology、CIS Design、Computer Drawing.  Areas of Expertise: are Culture infused arts, Arts infused education, Interactive design, New media arts history, design

email: gifen@yuntech.edu.tw

 

Fay Chen

Foshan University, China
Projects: The Gift (2010)

photo of Fay Chen

 

Fay Chen currently teaching at Foshan University industrial design, the main research direction for product design and ceramic design. 2009 graduated from the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, received a master’s degree. Two works and two papers published in famous journals, many domestic famous enterprises responsible for brand planning and design work. And graduate students at the university several times during the project involved the design of business cooperation.

email chenfeifei5244@gmail.com

 

Chris Connor

School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, England
Project: Kitchen Timer (2006/07)

Chris Connor

Chris Connor is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences at Northumbria University, UK. His principal responsibilities include teaching engineering design and product design across several programmes at all levels up to and including postgraduate, as well as major project supervision. His previous experience includes the academic/industrial collaborative application of time compression technologies within design and manufacturing organisations, and research in the field of biomechanical modelling.

email: chris.connor@unn.ac.uk

 

Trevor Cornwell

Assistant IT Director, Northumbria University, England
Project: The Open ICT Tools (2009/10)

Trevor Cornwell

Trevor is the Assistant Director, IT Services. Main areas of responsibility include financial and departmental planning, oversight of particular areas of IT Services operations and representation of Northumbria on the regional network Management Board (NorMAN). Prior to joining Northumbria 21 years ago he worked in oil exploration, water exploration and in IT consultancy.

 

Andrea Van Der Ree

Graduate Student, University of Alberta, Canada
Projects: The Gift (2010)

Andrea Van Der Ree

Andrea Van Der Ree is a graduate student in Visual Communication Design at the University of Alberta. She completed her bachelor degree at La Universidad del Zulia in her home country of Venezuela in 2008. Before moving to Canada she gained experience as a graphic designer working with prints, magazines, books, and brands. Her research interests include museology, diversity and multiculturalism, and branding. Specifically, she is interested in exploring the role of graphic design in fostering the interaction between people and museums.

email: vanderre@ualberta.ca

 

Ying Dong

Foshan University, China
Projects: The Gift (2010)

photo of Ying Dong

Ying Dong is a Lecturer of Industrial Design at Foshan University.Ying has MA in Product Design, focused on furnishings design and comsumption electronic design。Her teaching subjects include: User Research,Value Analysis,Exhibition Design.Recently years, Ying has designed for local manufactures and interested in cross field of art & design research.


email:dy-key@163.com

 

Jack Fan

Professor and Program Director of Industrial Design, Foshan University, China
Projects: The Gift (2010)

Jack Fan

He is a professor and program director of Industrial Design program at Foshan University. He got his PhD at ChongQing University in China in 1995. His research interests focus on Design Methodology, Products Development, CAID, and Computer Graphics. In recent years, he has conducted many design research projects for Chinese government and local manufactures, and has published more than 20 academic articles in journals and international conferences. He is now involved in international education program and some design research projects on digital protection of Ancient Heritage and Green Lighting.

email jackfan68@hotmail.com

 

Liam Fennessy

Lecturer in Industrial Design, RMIT University, Australia
Projects: Global Health Local Solutions (2008/09) I The Gift (2010)

Liam Fenessey

Liam is a Lecturer in Industrial Design at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, with research and education focus on people oriented approaches to new product development and service system design. He is currently engaged in design, research and teaching projects with grass-roots innovators and NGO's in India, Diabetes condition management projects in Australia, India and China, and a range of community linked sustainability projects.

email: liam.fennessy@rmit.edu.au

 

Aysar Ghassan

School of Design, Northumbria University, England
Projects: Project: Projects: The Festivals, Fairytales and Myths (2011/12) | The Gift (2010)

Aysar Ghassan

Aysar Ghassan is an Associate Senior Lecturer in 'Transportation Design' and 'Design for Industry'. He has a BSc in Anthropology and an MA in Automotive Design and has worked in new product development and as a transportation designer in European studios. His interests are very varied and include culture, semiotics, branding and form.

e-mail: aysar.ghassan@northumbria.ac.uk
link to website

 

Mel Gibson

Northumbria University, England
Projects: Project: Projects: The Festivals, Fairytales and Myths (2011/12) | Entertainment on the Go (2010) I The Gift (2010)

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson is a UK based comics scholar and consultant. She has run training and promotional events about comics and graphic novels for libraries, schools and other organizations since 1993 when she contributed to Graphic Account on developing graphic novels collections for 16-25 year olds, published by the Youth Libraries Group.

As a consultant, Mel runs training events on manga, working with young adults in libraries, working with picture books and the links between children's books and the Internet.

e-mail: mel@dr-mel-comics.co.uk

Mel's website Dr Mel Comics http://www.dr-mel-comics.co.uk/

 

Carolina Gill

Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, USA
Project: Project: Projects: The Festivals, Fairytales and Myths (2011/12) | Global Health Local Solutions (2008/09) I Entertainment on the Go (2010)

Carolina Gill

Carolina Gill is an Associate Professor for the Department of Industrial, Interior and Visual Communication Design at The Ohio State University. Professor Gill's research interests are focused on two distinct but interrelated areas: multidisciplinary education and sustainable product development. The first facet of her research relates to the difficulties inherent in generating and communicating design concepts in a multidisciplinary team setting. Design for sustainable product development is in effect, the specific area in which she has chosen to apply her research, since it is intrinsically multidisciplinary and demands close collaboration between design methodologies and engineering applications.

email: carolina.lpz.gill@gmail.com

 

Thomas Greenough

Senior Lecturer on Interactive Media Design, School of Design, Northumbria University, England
Project: On the Move 2 (2009/10)

photo of Thomas Greenough

Thomas has been part of the interactive and multimedia academic team at Northumbria since 2006. Thomas has extensive industrial experience with companies such as Thought Interactive Ltd. Thomas is also a fellow of the RSA and a member of the Interaction Design Association.

 

Phoebe Guo

Foshan University, China
Projects: The Gift (2010)

photo of Phoebe Guo

Phoebe has been working for Foshan University as a lecturer for four years. She spend her college time on visual design and received a MA degree in interior design. Her recent research interests focus on design management. Sshe is a member of the research  group on digital protection of Ancient Heritage project which is hosted by Prof. Jack Fan.

E-mail: phoebe_guo@126.com

 

Kerry Harman

Senior Research Fellow, Department: Institute for Work Based Learning (IWBL), England
Project: The Open ICT Tools (2009/10)

photo of Kerry Harman

Prior to taking up a research post at Middlesex University Dr Kerry Harman was a Researcher at the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Northumbria University, United Kingdom. She has over twenty years combined practice-based, research and teaching experience in the overlapping fields of Training and Development, Workplace Learning and Organisation Studies. While working at the CETL Dr Harman conducted research on Assessment Cultures in Higher Education where she explored the interrelationships between language, disciplinary cultures, academic identities and assessment practices. She also coordinated a module on the MA Design programme at Northumbria University on Intercultural Communication.

email: k.harman@bbk.ac.uk

website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/linguistics/our-staff/kerry-harman

 

Yang Hao

Lecturer, College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University, China
Projects: The Festivals, Fairytales and Myths (2011/12)

Photo of Yang Hao

Being a lecturer of communication design and environmental design, Yang Hao teaches environmental information design and exhibition design for both undergraduate and graduate students. She has conducted and participated several projects of the Shanghai Expo 2010, including the concept developing of China National Pavilion and the space graphic design of the UN pavilion. In recent years, she focuses her interests on the interpretation of exhibition design: how exhibition brings its theme and messages to public from concept to construction, and how people can access to, interact with and form their own interpretation of the exhibition's messages. She integrates research into teaching by involving students into collaborative research projects, working together with the real participates and clients, the students can observe the user's behavior, accordingly develop their design projects and evaluate the performance of the design outcomes. She has been teaching in several joint design workshops collaborating with design schools in both Europe and United States. She is now participating the Institutional Partnership project between BUA and D&I, sponsored by the Sino-Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation program SSSTC, the main goal of which has been to jointly develop, apply, and evaluate a series of teaching formats and tools, which respond to the specific challenges of long-distance and intercultural teaching and learning in design. Articles on her research works has been published in design magazines and journals in recent years.

email: bbarbarayang@gmail.com

 

Chao-Hsi Ho

Dean of the Creative Design Department, National Yunlin University of Science& Technology, Taiwan
Projects: The Gift (2010)

photo of Dr Chao-Hsi HO

Dr. Ho is the Dean of the Creative Design Department. He has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University. Areas of his expertise are: Space Design, Display Design, Construction Regulations, Exhibition Design, Leisure Facilities, Urban Design, Architecture and Interior Design. Subjects that he has teaching are Technology Studies, Activities Design, Theme Facilities Design, Sustainable Fields Design and Advanced Creative Design.


email: mchho@yuntech.edu.tw

 

Sung-Gul Hwang

Creative Director, Motorola Korea, Seoul CXD
Projects: Project: Projects: The Festivals, Fairytales and Myths (2011/12) | The Gift (2010) I Entertainment on the Go (2010) I Global Health Local Solutions (2008/09) I Constructing Constructs (2007/08)

Sung-Gul Hwang

Sung-Gul Hwang is Creative Director of Motorola Seoul Design Office

Projects: Constructing Constructs (2007-2008) I Global Health (2009) I Entertainment on the Go (2010)

email: Sung-Gul.Hwang@motorola.com

Karina Jensen

Instructor, Parsons Paris School of Art & Design
Principal, Global Minds Network
Projects: Project: Projects: The Festivals, Fairytales and Myths (2011/12)

Photo of Karina Jensen

Karina Jensen teaches Managing Creative Organizations and International Business at Parsons Paris School of Art and Design in France. She is an international management consultant, educator and facilitator with 20 years of experience in launching business and education initiatives across cultures. Karina is the founder and principal of Global Minds Network, a consulting firm that offers global innovation management solutions through effective planning and execution. Karina has successfully launched and managed global products and education programs across Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas for multinational organizations and educational institutions. Currently pursuing her PhD at ESCP Europe in Paris, Karina is conducting research with MNCs on global product innovation and cross-cultural collaboration.

email: karina@globalmindsnetwork.com

 

Nick Jinkinson

Motorola Inc., UK Design Centre, England
Project: Constructing Constructs (2007/08)

Nick graduated from the University of Northumbria's Design for Industry route in 1997. For the following 2 years he was employed at Philips Design in the Netherlands working on the industrial design of consumer electronics. In late 1999 Nick returned to the UK to attend the Royal College of Art's Design Products MA where he studied under Professor Ron Arad's 'platform' teaching structure, choosing to focus further on the practice of industrial design for mass production and consumption.

Graduating in 2001 from the RCA, Nick worked for the next 3 years as an independent industrial designer - closely with former RCA colleague Nick Paterson - under the name Studio Platform. The pair specialised in providing concept industrial design services to a range of clients such as Electrolux, Philips and BenQ.

In 2004 Nick became involved in the establishment of Motorola's new UK Design Centre, reporting to the regional Design Director, Ignacio Germade. Nick is currently responsible for the Industrial Design output of the studio and manages a small team of industrial designers.

 

Jasung Koo

Motorola Inc., Seoul Design Centre, Korea
Project: Constructing Constructs (20007/08)

Jasung Koo

Jasung led and managed one of the ID teams in Seoul Studio. Graduated from Kookmin University majored in Industrial Design, 1995. He had 3 years of experience in corporation Hyundae Electronics which used to be one of the mobile product manufacturers. Mobile phone, video phone, wired phone and wireless phone, TRS were the main product ID handled during that period.

From 1999, he joined Motorola as a 1st member of design group branch in Seoul. He had collaboration work among regional teams such as Beijing, Singapore, Milan, US, LaAm, and other countries in Asia for mass market. Taking leadership of one design team and manages 4 industrial designers at Seoul studio since 2005.

 

Sukwoo Lee

SWBK and Motorola Inc., Seoul Design Centre, Korea
Projects: Project: Projects: The Festivals, Fairytales and Myths (2011/12) |The Gift (2010) I Entertainment on the Go (2010) I Global Health Local Solutions (2008/09)

Sukwoo Lee

After majoring in the Industrial and Visual Design at University, Sukwoo Lee had worked for Samsung Electronics as an industrial designer. After that he had moved to the U.S., worked for Fuseproject and Teague with doing various projects from airplane products to diverse types of the consumer electronics. He had been working for globally recognized companies such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Panasonic, LG, Coca-cola and Samsung. Currently, he works for Motorola as a global creative lead, principal of the Seoul studio. He has lots of interests in not only the product design but also the user experience which is related to products and service. Sukwoo Lee has been researching on how social-culture differences could be reflected to design in the global environment and how it could be changed.

e-mail: sukwoo@sukulee.com

websites
http://www.matterandmatter.com/
http://www.swbk.com/

 

Lau H. Langeveld

Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Project: Kitchen Timer (2006/07)

photo of Lau H. Langeveld

Lau Langeveld has done some nice projects on global design aspects. The first project leads to a paper with Tjamme Wiegers about "Shape Language describes more than the body". The second project is done with Anindya Deb of Indian Institute of Science about electrical driven car. It has resulted in the paper," First Time Right design of an aluminum intensive spaceframe vehicle", by Lau Langeveld and Anindya Deb. The bachelor final projects have big promises of the product designs with a fixed sandwich plate of S-metall. The global design aspect could be chosen by the different subjects as outdoor recreation and emergency situation. The rest place on festival, lavatory, festival chair, play and education area for children in emergency area, information system for visitors of a city, an exhibition etc. At the moment I am coaching different projects for Dutch companies with a global design approach in the area of water, cycling and fire protections.

email: L.H.Langeveld@tudelft.nl

 

Kristina Lauche

Project: Kitchen Timer (2006/07)

photo of Kristina Lauche

At the time of the project Dr Kristina Lauche was Assosiate Professor for Design Theory and Methodology. She trained as a work psychologist and has been researching design teams. Prior to joining TU Delft, she worked as a lecturer in Aberdeen. Kristina Lauche now holds the chair of Organizational Development and Design at Radboud University Nijmegen.

email: k.lauche@fm.ru.nl

 

Nick Long

Inverness Medical

Project: Global Health Local Solutions (2008/09)

Design Group Leader at Unipath

email: nick.long@invmed.com

 

Ben Lovatt

Internet Solutions Developer, Northumbria University
Project: The Open ICT Tools and provided technical suppport for all the projects undertaken in the Global Studio

Ben Lovatt

Ben works as a developer for the University's Learning Technologies team (LTech). His current role involves the support of eLearning materials production and research into new and exciting eLearning opportunities. Ben provided the necessary IT support for this project.

email: ben.lovatt@northumbria.ac.uk

 

Chris Hodgson

Learning Technologies Team, Northumbria University

Project: The Open ICT Tools and provided technical suppport for various projects undertaken in the Global Studio over the past 3 years

Chris Hodgson

Chris Hodgson works for the Northumbria University’s Learning Technologies Team (LTech) as an online content developer and user support technician. He is a graduate of Nottingham Trent University, specialising in 3D Design, Web Development and more recently Mobile Application Technology. Chris worked together with Ben Lovatt to provide IT support for the Global Studio.

email: chris2.hodgson@northumbria.ac.uk
website: http://www.syrupsyrup.co.uk

 

Hailley Honcharik

University of Alberta, Canada
Projects: The Gift (2010)

Hailley Honcharik

Hailley Honcharik is a graduate student completing her MDes in Industrial Design at the University of Alberta.  Her current research interests lie in innovative and sustainable lighting design and its affects on user/space engagement and interaction.  Recent work in the green building sector has allowed her to directly explore such sustainable technology and practices.   She completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Design at the University of Manitoba, studying the design of spaces with a focus on Landscape Architecture.

email: hailley@gmail.com

 

Lawrence Kwok

Graduate Student, University of Alberta, Canada
Projects: The Gift (2010)

photo of Lawrence Kwok

Lawrence Kwok is a graduate student of Industrial Design. His research interests are centered around medical design, both in products and health care systems. His supporting areas of interest are photography, philosophy and digital fabrication methods. He has an undergraduate degree in both Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design. As an undergraduate student, he participated and organized various volunteer initiatives which have included international engineering competitions, design exhibitions (local & abroad), and fostered community engagement (as best he could).

email: lykwok@ualberta.ca

 

Tsai Lu Liu

Auburn University, USA
Project: Thinking Outside the Box (2007/08)

photo of Tsai Lu Liu

Tsai Lu Liu graduated in 1985 from the Department of Industrial Design of National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan. After working for a year as a corporate identity designer in Taiwan, he went to Georgia State University and received a MBA degree in Marketing in 1990. Lu went to Auburn University and completed the graduate study of industrial design with a MID degree in 1992. He then worked for three years as a product designer and marketing manager for Design Principles, a product development firm in Huntsville Alabama.

In 1995, Lu went back to Taiwan and started working for several manufacturers managing product design and corporate marketing. His teams developed and introduced several new game machines, toy cars, and computer servers to the international market, some of which are still on the market today. In 2002, Lu started his own company designing and producing adaptive products for disabled children. A series of special chairs, tables, and rehabilitation products were marketed to hospitals, schools, and to families with special needs children. In 2004, Lu returned to Auburn University as a member of the faculty of industrial design.

email: liutsai@auburn.edu

website: www.tsailuliu.com

 

Patrick Lynch

Platform Enabling Manager, Intel Corporation, Oregon, USA
Projects: On the Move (2007/08) I On the Move 2 (2009/10)

photo of Patrick Lynch

Patrick has spent most of his 14 years with Intel defining and developing innovative systems in the categories of servers, software, desktops and for the last 5 years, mobile. Patrick works with key partners in the computer industry such as ODMs and OEMs to help them bring products to market that include elements of Intel's vision for the future of mobile computing and support exciting new user experiences and usage models.

 

Nick Oakley

Future Concept Design Strategist, Intel Corporation, USA
Projects: On the Move 1 (2007/08) I On the Move 2 (2009/10)

photo of Nick Oakley

Nick has 30 years experience in both consultancy and corporate design in Europe and the US, and a career that spans consumer products, professional equipment, strategic innovation efforts, corporate identity and transportation programs. He moved to the US from the UK in 1995 to work for IDEO San Francisco before migrating north to Oregon and to Intel.

email: nick.oakley@intel.com

 

David O'Leary

Senior Lecturer, School of Design, Northumbria University, England
Projects: On the Move 2 (2009/10)

photo of David O'Leary

David is an industrial designer and lecturer with over eight years of involvement with the Design School at Northumbria, teaching primarily on the Design for Industry programme.

 

Kenta Ono

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University, Japan
Projects: Project: Projects: The Festivals, Fairytales and Myths (2011/12)

photo of Kenta Ono

Kenta ONO is working for Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University, Japan as Associate Professor and researching on design management, design organization and design process in a company and public sector. He received both his ME (1998) and Ph.D. (2001) from Graduate School of Science and Technology, Chiba University. Prior to coming to Chiba University he worked for Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Mitsubishi Telecom Europe S.A. (France) as interface designer.

email: k-ono@faculty.chiba-u.jp

 

Fiona Peterson

Associate Professor, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Australia
Projects: Global Health Local Solutions (2008/09)

Dr Fiona Peterson RMIT

Fiona Peterson is the Deputy Dean (Learning and Teaching) of the School of Media and Communication. Fiona’s role is to provide strategic and scholarly leadership for all learning and teaching activities in VET and Higher Education coursework programs.

Fiona is a member of the School Executive and Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee. She is also Co-chair of the University Appeals Committee, and the School’s representative on the College of Design and Social Context Academic Development and Students Committee and a panel member for appeals, grants and awards at the University.

Fiona's research interests include the scholarship of learning and teaching, collaborative learning, virtual communities and knowledge networks.

website: http://rmit.biz/browse;ID=0gax4712djm
email: fiona.peterson@rmit.edu.au

 

David Parkinson

PhD Candidate, Northumbria University, England
Projects: The Gift (2010)

David Parkinson

David is currently working towards a PhD at Northumbria University’s Centre for Design Research. His first degree was in Industrial Design and then after this I completed a masters in Multidisciplinary Design Innovation. In the last two years he has been a Service Designer and an Industrial Liaison Officer, helping to set up collaborative projects at Northumbria University’s Design School and maintaining their relationships with industry. Collaborative projects with institutions such as Unilever have inspired the topic of my PhD research, this being visual storytelling in cross-disciplinary teamwork. More recently he has been involved in undergraduate University projects providing project management, guidance and support as well as introducing my research topic.

website: http://storytellinglegacy.blogspot.com/
email: david.parkinson@northumbria.ac.uk

 

Caleb Rabinowitz

Concept Strategy Manager, Intel Corporation, California, USA
Projects: On the Move 2 (2009/10)

Caleb Rabinowitz

Caleb leads various PC client concept and product programs for Intel's PC Client Group. Caleb works with a cross-functional team responsible for the initial platform vision of mobile products: people, experience, technology and design. He is passionate about the connection we all have to those shiny objects, our personal desires and the effort to make it all come to life.

 

Paul Redhead

Centre for Design Research, School of Design, Northumbria University, England
Project: The Kitchen Timer (2006/07)

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Paul works at the Centre for Design Research. His background is in engineering.

Paul is a Design Engineer and he tend to get involved in concept design, design specification, computer aided design, KTP supervision & mechanics. Being a non-design specialist, understanding design and developing tools to work alongside designers has been my biggest challenge. Before coming to Northumbria he was a design engineer for Caterpillar working on the compact wheel loader, mini hydraulic excavator and articulated truck product ranges. His current research interests are specialist and novel uses of 3D CAD, and collaborative design processes.

email: paul.redhead@unn.ac.uk

 

Daniel Reed

PhD Candidate, Northumbria University, England
Projects: The Gift (2010)

photo of Daniel Read

Daniel is a PhD candidate currently working on a research project at the Centre For Design Research within Northumbria University. The research is a study of cross-disciplinary practice within the context of the design briefing process and how this affects a team’s ability to agree information. Daniel’s first degree is in industrial design and this was followed by 3 years of industrial experience within the toy industry in Hong Kong. Daniel recently completed a Masters in Multidisciplinary Design Innovation at Northumbria and has also recently been involved in undergraduate University projects providing guidance and support as well as introducing research topics.

email: daniel.j.i.reed@northumbria.ac.uk

website: www.coroflot.com/danielreed

 

Aidan Rowe

University of Alberta, Canada
Projects: The Gift (2010)

Aidan Rowe

Aidan Rowe's research interests lie in both design and education. Recent practice-based work explores human computer interaction, net.art, and information aesthetics. Written and pedagogic work revolves around understanding and improving design education, in both practical and theoretical forms. Recent professional clients include Net-A-Porter.com, Sony, Vogue, Matthew Williamson and Jimmy Choo. He has lectured and taught design in Canada, Japan, Korea and the UK.

e-mail: aidan.rowe@ualberta.ca

 

Adolfo Ruiz

Graduate Student, University of Alberta, Canada
Projects: The Gift (2010)

photo of Adolfo Ruiz

Adolfo Ruiz is a graduate student in Visual Communication Design. With experience in the areas of print design, illustration, teaching, and independent film, he is currently working with Dene First Nations in northern Canada. His research involves the use of art and design methods as a way to embody aboriginal world views. Specific projects include a city-based workshop exploring decolonization through narrative, drawing and collage; and an animated film based on traditional oral storytelling.

email: adolfo@ualberta.ca

 

Bonnie Sadler Takach

Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Canada
Projects: The Gift (2010)

Bonnie Sadler Takatch

Bonnie Sadler Takach is Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design, where she teaches design theory, research and practice. Her work crosses the fields of design, education, health and the social sciences. A recipient of numerous design awards, she has designed educational media, information design and social communications for clients for 25 years. She has been a co-investigator in a three-year Canadian Institutes for Health Research Knowledge Translation Grant to study strategies for critically appraising children's health information Web sites. She is currently exploring the use of participatory methods to investigate preferences of children and youth for visual messages about health and well-being in different media. She integrates research into teaching by involving students in collaborative applied research projects, where, through course-based ethics clearance, they can work with participants in the community to evaluate the performance of visual communications they have designed, and challenge assumptions and stereotypes about age, gender, culture and ability. She is a recent co-recipient of a Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund grant to explore the relevance and effectiveness of approaches to design education. Over the last few years, she has presented her design research work at several international conferences held in in North America and Europe.

e-mail: sadler.takach@ualberta.ca

 

Michael Salmond

Senior Lecturer on Interactive Media Design , School of Design, Northumbria University, England
Projects: On the Move 2 (2009/10)

Michael Salmon

Michael is a digital artist and media theorist as well as a full time lecturer. He has exhibited his artwork at national and international events. Michael is also on the Executive board of the New Media Caucus of the College Arts Association.

website: www.stresspuppy.net

 

Neil Smith

Enterprise Fellow, School of Design, Northumbria University, England
Projects: Constructing Constructs I Thinking Outside the Box I Global Health Local Solutions I On the Move 1 (2007/08) I On the Move 2 (2009/10)

photo of Neil Smith

Thirty years design experience as a practitioner, with twenty years teaching experience. Neil has spent all my career developing design collaboration with commercial and academic partners. He haa gained national recognition for knowledge transfer partnerships with industry and commerce.Neil has expertise in low-cost methods of manufacture and introduced these into a wide variety of manufacturers. His current research work is engaged in the process of bringing design thinking into organisations that have not traditionally been associated with design.

email: neil.smith@unn.ac.uk

 

Laura Taylor

Project co-ordinator, Northumbria University, England
Project: The Open ICT Tools (2009/10)

Laura Taylor

Laura is a Project Co-ordinator/Sys Admin within the LTech team at the University. She has a background in Project Management and Business Systems and has in previous roles delivered bespoke software training to technical and non-technical employees involved in the management and financial analysis of multi million pound engineering projects.

Laura was engaged as a module tutor in Further Education and has been involved in both the design and delivery of distance learning diplomas. Examples include: Performance Management and Positive Impact Coaching Diplomas.

 

James Thomas

Experienced Prototyper
Northumbria University, England
Projects: The Festivals, Fairytales and Myths (2011/12)

 

James Thomas

Graduating from Newcastle University's 2006 Computing Science degree course as the British Airways 'Best in year' award winner, James has had a varied career. Roles ranging fron Climate Scientist, to Human Computer Interaction researcher, to diesel fuel injection specialist, have led to a current role at Northumbria University best described as digital generalist. This position aims to aid students embeding digital hard and software in their designs and facilitate digital fabrication techniques of laser cutting and 3D printing.

Research interests revolve around blurring the digital/analog divide, embedding digital intelligence in novel settings, use of the digital to aid those suffering neural degenerative ailments and beautification of electronics and human interaction.

Work in this project comprised briefing Northumbria students on the limitations of laser cut polypropylene and then walking them through the production of received designs.

email: james.thomas@northumbria.ac.uk
website: http://james.thomasfuelinjection.co.uk/projects/

 

Ian Thompson

Centre for Design Research, School of Design, Northumbria University, England
Project: The Kitchen Timer (2006/07)

photo of Ian Thomson

At the time, Ian worked as a product designer at the Centre for Design Research. He described his design approach in the following way:

The DNA of my work is research led, people focused design. I translate elements of theory and practice into solutions that ensure sensory experiences beyond the reach of form-focussed industrial design. I extend product scope to include interaction, experience and service innovation to build formidable relationships between users and products.

My experiences in product design, engineering and manufacturing combine with reflective practice, foresight and critical thinking to allow me an intimate involvement with complete product development. I interchange deftly between the synergy of project brief opportunities, strong conceptual thinking, sketching, model making and interface development to component engineering, cost modelling, manufacture and project liaisons to consistently deliver engaging products.

email: designcit@aol.com

 

Hanna Toes

Northumbria University, England
Projects: On the Move 2 (2009/2010) I Entertainment on the Go (2010)

photo of Hanna Toes

Hannah is a Research Analyst at Pure Insight. She has recently completed a year long Masters course at Northumbria University in Multidisciplinary Design Innovation, which was sponsored by Intel Corporation. Hannah's experience so far has included working for Intel, Options UK, Sense Worldwide and Flymo. Passion and enthusiasm drives Hannah's work with a wide variety of people.

email: hannah_toes@hotmail.co.uk

Jui-Che Tu

Associate Dean, National Yunlin University of Science& Technology, Taiwan
Projects: The Gift (2010)

Professor, photo of Dr. Jui-che TU

Dr. TU is the Associate Dean of the College of Design, and also a professor of creative design department. Dr. TU has a Ph.D. and Master degree in Industrial Technological Education, Univ. of Tennessee, USA , specializing in Design Education. His areas of expertise are: Industrial Design, Green Design, Life Style and Design, Design Methodology, Design Education. Teaching subjects are: Integration of Creative Design, Design Methods, Research Methods Monographs, Design Seminar, Green Design, Advanced Creative Design.


Email: tujc@yuntech.edu.tw

Chris Turnock

Head of LTech, Northumbria University, England
Project: The Open ICT Tools (2009/10)

photo of Chris Turnock

Chris is Head of LTech at Northumbria University with responsibility for enhancing the pedagogical use of technology within the university. He is currently leading the university's participation in the HEA Enhancement Academy initiative and manages several projects including ones to enhance assessment feedback, online assessment completion and marking. Chris is a member of a team involved in the JISC funded Global Studio project.

email: chris.turnock@northumbria.ac.uk

 

Colin Wilson

Senior lecturer, School of Design, Northumbria University, England
Project: The Kichen Timer (2006/07)

Colin Wilson

Colin is a senior lecturer in the School of Design at the University of Northumbria. Colin joined Northumbria University in 2001 as a mature student in 3Dimensional Design. He went on to be both an Associate Lecturer and Designer in Residence before teaching full time as a Senior Lecturer in 3D Design and Programmer Coordinator for BSc Product Design Technology and BSc Computer Aided Product Design.

He has been involved with both BSc Product Design Technology and BSc Computer Aided Product Design in the project ‘Globally Distributed Design Studio’ with colleagues from the school of engineering and school of design. http://theglobalstudio.eu/
His former career included engineer and design that encompass projects as diverse as the recovery of the Mary Rose; the installation of the Thames Barrier; Contracts for the Ministry of Defence and the installation of robotic production lines. He has also designed and built craft for the inland waterways of the both UK and Europe.

He has a creative partnership with Sarah Morehead with whom he has co authored educational teaching material on ‘Contentious Issues’ to be used across different disciplines on helping new students to university undertake in depth research. The module has been adapted and included in the Fashioning Ethical Industry Educational Handbook 2008.

email: c.wilson@northumbria.ac.uk

 

Will Titley

Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
Project: The Kichen Timer (2006/07)

Will Titley has a background of design and new product development in the consumer and business to business design and manufacture industry spanning 25 years. Since January 2003 he has lectured in design at Napier University Edinburgh. He is active in research and knowledge transfer and is a founding member of Glass Box, a design collective set up to explore design paradigms.

Experience

Will Titley was the director of street furniture product design for the North American office of Clear Channel Adshel in NY. During his tenure at Adshel, he was responsible for designing, prototyping, manufacturing and installing the new urban panels installed over many NYC Transit's subway entrances. Mr. Titley was also the project manager for the Richard Meier-designed street furniture (bus shelters, newsstands, kiosks, litter bins) range for the 1998 New York City street furniture bid.

Mr. Titley was the US liaison with Adshel's international Research and Design Centre in London, England. He worked closely with engineers, industrial designers, architects and manufacturers leading the development of new advertising design and technology into all of Adshel's street furniture products worldwide.

As Design Manager at Astrosystems Ltd Will Titley was responsible for the creation of the engineering design department and was head of engineering for the UK, US and Hong Kong offices. Astrosystem's core business is coin and note acceptors for the leisure and vending industries. Mr Titley's role within the business was to lead the electromechanical and computing teams in the development of innovative world class products.

email: w.titley@napier.ac.uk

 

Makoto Watanabe

Professor of Design Science, Chiba University, Japan
Project: Projects: The Festivals, Fairytales and Myths (2011/12) | The Gift (2010)

photo of Makoto Watanabe from Chiba University

Makoto Watanabe is a Professor of Design Science Course, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University, Japan. He is a program manager of Service & Product Design Program and Global Asia Design School Program. He is a former designer at Seiko, Japan. He received his Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng) from Chiba University, Japan. His current research focus is a Service & Product Design mainly focusing on public service systems. His major field of publications are mainly on Industrial Design, Design Management and Design Expert Systems.

e-mail: m.watanabe@faculty.chiba-u.jp

SPD Program: http://www.design.ti.chiba-u.jp/spd/

GADSP: http://www.design.ti.chiba-u.jp/gadsp/

 

Jed Woodhouse

IT Director, Northumbria University

Project: The Open ICT Tools (2009/10)

Jed Woodhouse

Jed is the IT Services Director for Northumbria University where he has overall responsibility for ICT. Specialising in IT he has worked in civil construction, stock broking, estate agency, hotels and brewing. At Northumbria he is keen to ensure that technology is used to bring real benefits to students and staff.

email: jed.woodhouse@northumbria.ac.uk

 

Chen Ying

Graduate Student, College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University, China
Projects: The Festivals, Fairytales and Myths (2011/12)

Chen Ying

Chen Ying is currently studying at D&I college of Tongji University as a gradute student focus on the display (exhibiton design) design. During her undergraduate period, her major is environment design, including interior design, landscape design and exhibiton design. She had attended some exhibition designs and lectures about different cultures propaganda as an assistant and organizer during her undergraduate stage. Now she is researching the study of how the exhibiton designer to express the content to the audience in different ways .

email: cyark@yahoo.com.cn