Recent Submissions

  • Artist as navigator: understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change; a methodology for art as a social practice. 

    Smith, Helen (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2015-07)
    • What insights can art reveal in the context of organizational change? • How do artistic practices influence the way communities address change? • In what ways can an individual artistic practice concerned with the role ...
  • Ecoartscotland Library. 

    Fremantle, Chris (http://www.summerhall.co.uk/2015/sylva-caledonia/, 2015-04)
    The ecoartscotland Library was included in the Sylva Caledonia exhibition which was at Summerhall Arts Centre, Edinburgh, 4 April - 22 May as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival in 2015. Under the banner ...
  • Are design-led innovation approaches applicable to SMEs? 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil; Fremantle, Chris (The Design Society., 2015-09)
    This study analyses the design discourse and approaches in order to identify whether design-led innovation approaches are applicable to SMEs. It discusses the number of concepts that are widely used in design including ...
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland. 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2014-12)
    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the engine of economic growth and job creation. Governments have devoted considerable resources to increase their competitiveness in the market. Several design support ...
  • The post disciplinary digital practitioner. 

    Malins, Julian Paul; Pengelly, Jon; Marshall, John (Design Society http://www.designsociety.org/publication/28433/the_post-disciplinary_digital_practitioner, 2007-09)
    As new models of digital practice emerge, new pedagogies are being developed which are adopting a transdisciplinary approach to learning. The paper examines the concept of transdisciplinarity drawing on a range of examples ...
  • Textile lab: connecting design innovation with manufacture. 

    Steed, Josie (Robert Gordon University. http://ead09.rgu.ac.uk/Papers/081.pdf, 2009-04)
    This paper reports on the Textile Lab project as a case study focusing on the role of design innovation in relation to the challenges facing today’s Scottish textile manufacturing industry. This research aims to explore ...
  • Movement and moment: in-between discreteness and continuity. 

    Douglas, Anne; Coessens, Kathleen (Edinburgh University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/soma.2014.0117, 2014-03)
    This paper explores a paradox. We breathe in, and then out. We walk by making paces, alternating left and right feet. Walking and breathing are made up of discrete intervals of space and time, involuntary actions of the ...
  • Drawing and the score. 

    Douglas, Anne (Leuven University Press, 2013-10)
  • Altering a fixed identity: thinking through improvisation. 

    Douglas, Anne (University of Guelph http://www.criticalimprov.com/article/view/2122, 2012)
    "Replacing artist with player as if adopting an alias is a way of altering a fixed identity. And a changed identity is a principle of mobility, of going from one place to another…" (Kaprow, Essays on the Blurring of Art ...
  • Experiential knowledge and improvisation: variations on movement, motion, emotion. 

    Douglas, Anne; Coessens, Kathleen (Intellect. http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/adch.10.2.179_1, 2012-10)
    In this paper we position improvisation as a way of knowing that is experiential, pivotal to the body’s movement and growth in the world. Improvisation allows us to manage the constraints and freedoms of a world rich in ...
  • The artistic turn: a manifesto. 

    Coessens, Kathleen; Crispin, Darla; Douglas, Anne (Leuven University Press., 2009-09)
    Despite innovative developments in research in-and-through the arts in the past decade, the emergent field of artistic research remains controversial, and is accepted with varying degrees of enthusiasm in academic institutions. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Suburbanomics – creativity and innovation at the edge. 

    MacDonald, Stuart (2014-08-13)
    The basis of this paper is that we have prioritised the city centre and its planning sometimes to the impoverishment of the “suburbs” or outlying areas, despite the fact that most of us live there. Away from the headline ...
  • Tools for community - Ivan Illich's legacy. 

    MacDonald, Stuart (Intellect. http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/eta.8.2.121_1, 2012-05)
    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 ...
  • Designing engagement: the new edge. 

    MacDonald, Stuart (University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design., 2013)
  • Transferable skills and the drug dependent: a journey through the city of Glasgow. 

    Hackett, Charlie (Common Ground http://ijaspc.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.233/prod.21, 2013)
    Voices narrate their views on skills, transferable skills, marginalisation and poverty in relation to society, opportunity and drug addiction. Narcotic addicts need to educate themselves on where to source and buy drugs ...
  • An examination of the physical and temporal parameters of post-physical printmaking practice: exploring new modes of collaboration, distribution and consumption resulting from digital processes and networked participation. 

    Thompson, Paul (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2014-02)
    This research was initiated by questions raised from the researcher’s professional activities in fine art printmaking and examines, through contextualised artistic practice and critical enquiry, redefinitions in the physical ...
  • Beyond the creative industries. 

    MacDonald, Stuart (Intellect. http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/eta.9.3.293_1, 2013-10)
    Although Creative Industries as engines of post-industrial economies have assumed an increasing global priority with implications for art education at all levels few studies exist. Nomenclature here is contested, especially ...
  • Joined up creativity: creative industries and Scotland’s urban and rural creative economy. 

    MacDonald, Stuart (Zero Books., 2012-12)
    Central to Scotland’s creative economy is Creative Scotland, the national agency, which sits within the broader context of creative and cultural provision. For the first time a corporate plan has been produced that includes ...
  • 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)
    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 ...

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