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  • Engaging the future. 

    MacDonald, Stuart (2014-08-13)
    Whilst design thinking and user needs and experience remain important to the debate about design and design as a driver of innovation, this paper suggests that greater attention should be given to the increasing importance ...
  • Enhancing the capabilities of small producers in developing countries to meet global challenges: an investigation into the contribution of international craft development initiatives. 

    Reijonen, Eeva Katriina (The Robert Gordon University Grays School of Art, 2010-08)
    Worldwide, externally supported craft development initiatives aim to enhance the capability of local craft producers to succeed in globalized markets. However, the contribution that these organizations make towards the ...
  • An exploration of hybrid art and design practice using computer-based design and fabrication tools. 

    Marshall, John James (The Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2008-02)
    The researcher’s previous experience suggested the use of computer-based design and fabrication tools might enable new models of practice that yield a greater integration between the 3D art and design disciplines. A ...
  • How to save a theatre: The Orpheum, Vancouver. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander (Emerald Group Publishing Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SS-01-2013-0010, 2013-07)
    LAING, R., 2013. How to save a theatre: The Orpheum, Vancouver. Structural Survey, 31 (5), pp. 355-367.
    Purpose - This paper concerns the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, which survived the threat of major internal demolition and rebuilding during the 1960s and early 1970s. The building has subsequently undergone significant ...
  • Integrating rapid 3D data collection techniques to support BIM design decision. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Leon, Marianthi; Mahdjoubi, Lamine; Scott, Jonathan R. (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2014.11.012, 2014)
    LAING, R., LEON, M., MAHDJOUBI, L. and SCOTT, J., 2014. Integrating rapid 3D data collection techniques to support BIM design decision. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 22, pp. 120-130.
    In recent years, there have been rapid developments in techniques available to capture three dimensional data with regards to the existing built environment. Such technologies support the collection of both large scale ...
  • The Internet of things – the future or the end of mechatronics. 

    Bradley, David; Russell, David; Ferguson, Ian; Isaacs, John; MacLeod, Allan; White, Roger (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechatronics.2015.02.005, 2015-04)
    BRADLEY, D., RUSSELL, D., FERGUSON, I., ISAACS, J., MACLEOD, A. and WHITE, R., 2015. The Internet of things – the future or the end of mechatronics. Mechatronics, 27, pp. 57-74.
    The advent and increasing implementation of user configured and user oriented systems structured around the use of cloud configured information and the Internet of Things is presenting a new range and class of challenges ...
  • Minimal walsh structure and ordinal linkage of monotonicity-invariant function classes on bit strings. 

    Christie, Lee A.; McCall, John; Lonie, David P. (ACM http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2576768.2598240, 2014)
    CHRISTIE, L. A., MCCALL, J. A. W. and LONIE, D. P., 2014. Minimal walsh structure and ordinal linkage of monotonicity-invariant function classes on bit strings. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GECCO '14). 12-16 July 2014. New York: ACM. pp. 333-340.
    Problem structure, or linkage, refers to the interaction between variables in a black-box fitness function. Discovering structure is a feature of a range of algorithms, including estimation of distribution algorithms (EDAs) ...
  • An online collaborative tool for sustainable design. 

    Bennadji, Amar; Ahriz, Hatem; Belakehal, Azeddine (WREN, 2005-05-22)
    BENNADJI, A., AHRIZ, H. and BELAKEHAL, A. 2005. An online collaborative tool for sustainable design. In the Proceedings of the world renewable energy congress (WREC 2005), 22-25 May 2005, Aberdeen, UK. Brighton: WREN.
    One of the most important aspects a design team needs to consider fairly early on is that of energy saving, cost, thermal comfort and the effect on the environment in terms of CO2 emissions. This paper presents an online ...
  • Practising equality. 

    Harris, Paul; Fremantle, Chris (Moving targets (Conference organisers) https://vimeo.com/77427158, 2013-10-15)
    HARRIS, P. and FREMANTLE, C. 2013. Practising equality. Presented at the Moving targets conference, 15-16 October 2013, Dundee, UK.
    This exercise started from a hunch that it would be useful to break out of the somewhat enclosed discourses in the respective fields of media and art to see if there were useful experiences and even lessons by assuming ...
  • Practising equality? Issues for co-creative and participatory practices addressing social justice and equality. 

    Harris, Paul; Fremantle, Chris (The Higher Education Academy. http://www.participations.org/Volume%2010/Issue%202/11.pdf, 2013-11)
    HARRIS, P. and FREMANTLE, C., 2013. Practising equality? Issues for co-creative and participatory practices addressing social justice and equality. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 10 (2), pp. 183-200.
    We increasingly find co-creativity and participation as central aspects of practices across art and design (including architecture). The politics of social justice and equality continue to underlie and inspire these ...
  • Supporting the open innovation process in small and medium entreprises. 

    Kearney, Gemma; McHattie, Lynn-Sayers (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2014.065680, 2014)
    KEARNEY, G. and MCHATTIE, L.-S., 2014. Supporting the open innovation process in small and medium entreprises. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 23 (4), pp. 552-567.
    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) encounter specific barriers in engaging in innovation. This paper explores the concept of open innovation and how best conditions conducive to this can be created to support SMEs to ...
  • A theoretical and empirical investigation into the design and implementation of an appropriate tax regime: an evaluation of Nigeria’s petroleum taxation arrangements. 

    Kyari, Adam Konto (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2013-03)
    This thesis provides a structure for understanding the various issues in the design and implementation of a petroleum tax system. Its main objective is to examine whether the Nigerian petroleum tax system is appropriately ...
  • Tools for community - Ivan Illich's legacy. 

    MacDonald, Stuart (Intellect. http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/eta.8.2.121_1, 2012-05)
    MACDONALD, S., 2012. Tools for community – Ivan Illich’s legacy. International Journal of Education through Art, 8 (2), pp. 121 – 133.
    Although it is 40 years since Ivan Illich published Tools for Conviviality, the word 'convivial' retains an appeal conjuring up liveliness, sociability and, in this age of economic uncertainty, optimism. But in an era of ...
  • Unravel: revaluing the craft of knitting for new emergent design contexts within a post-industrial world. 

    Steed, Josie (Plymouth College of Art http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/journalvol2/pdf/Steed_Josephine.pdf, 2012)
    STEED, J., 2012. Unravel: revaluing the craft of knitting for new emergent design contexts within a post-industrial world. Making Futures, 2, pp. 297-306.
    Knitting is embedded within our culture and navigates between practice, artefact, and narrative, acting as a rich metaphor for social change (Hemmings, 2010). Knitting can transcend traditional boundaries of craft practice ...