MSC BSc PGCE FHEA
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Specialist Subject Areas
Product Design. User Centered Design & User Testing Environments.
PGCE Further & Higher Education
BSc (Hons) Product Design & Manufacture
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
I have 10 years of academic and industrial experience. During that time I have collaborated on projects with LTG, Clogau Gold, Metabolics to name but a few. I have also been the Programme Director for both the BA BSc (Hons) Product Design Programme and have played a role in developing an appropriate, fresh and exciting curriculum. I am a moderator for one of Cardiff Metropolitan University’s collaborative partner’s programme; the FDA Contemporary Furniture Design course at Bridgend College I have external examined an MA by Research for Huddersfield University and currently External Examine BA Product Design at Middlesex and MA Product Design at Nottingham Trent University. During this time I have researched and published at a number of International Conferences concerning Design Education and User testing in Design. I am a member of the PAIPR research group and to this end I research different user testing methodologies for products and the development of augmented environments that replicate the context of use.
In addition, I explore 3D by producing jewellery and objects made from precious metal, ceramic and textiles, the latest designs added to my portfolio are my ‘Blewie’ dolls! I am currently in the process of completing my PhD titled: Keeping it real - the potential for low tech. augmented reality to simulate context of use scenarios in user testing.
A member of the PAIPR research group and to this end I research different user testing methodologies for products and the development of augmented environments that replicate the context of use.
Currently in the process of completing my PhD titled: Keeping it real - the potential for low tech. augmented reality to simulate context of use scenarios in user testing.
Principal Publications and/or Exhibitions
10th Engineering & Product Design Education (EPDE) 2008: A Tool for Developing Creativity.
10th Engineering & Product Design Education (EPDE) 2008: Emulation of real life environments for user testing.
9th Engineering & Product Design Education (EPDE) 2007: Paper Presentation: Shaping Design Graduates: Assessing and Developing Core Competencies
Product Design Research (PDR) 2006: Paper Presentation: Emulation pf Real Life environment when user Testing.
8th Engineering & Product Design Education (EPDE) 2006: Paper Presentation: Developments in Teaching Approaches: ‘A Novel Approach to Learning Reinforcement’.
7th Engineering & Product Design Education (EPDE) 2005: Paper Presentation: Modular Degrees Fail to Deliver.
Home-Orientated Information & Telematics 2005: Paper Presentation: The traditional design process versus a new design methodology. A comparative case study of a rapidly designed Information Appliances.
Computer-Aided Industrial Design & Conceptual Design.2005: Paper Presentation: How to Design & Prototype an information appliance in 24 hours – integrating product & interface design processes.
Enterprise Projects and/or Industrial links
Metabolics. Clogau Cold. LTG International. Novartis? Numatic. DAG Desing. Design Reality.
PDM 101U Design Process & User Needs
PDM 102U Computer Aided Technical Design
PDM 103U Research & IT Studies
PDM 104U Effective Communication of Design
PDM 304U Advanced Design Option
PDM 306U Major Project
APD 403M Professional Development Portfolio