Recent Submissions

  • Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public. 

    Douglas, Anne; Fremantle, Chris (Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, 2009-12-14)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2009. Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public. Presented at Public and participative art: performance in everyday life, 14-15 December 2009, Helsinki, Finland.
    Jacobs argues that economies follow the same rules as ecological systems. They behave in the same way as systems in nature: as dynamic systems of interdependency. The core of Jacobs' argument is energy, whether it is ...
  • Adopting 'Fablab' model to embed creative entrepreneurship across design program. 

    Pengelly, Jon; Fairburn, Susan Marie; Newlands, Bruce (DESIGN SOCIETY https://www.designsociety.org/publication/33262/adopting_fablab_model_to_embed_creative_entrepreneurship_across_design_program, 2012-09-06)
    PENGELLY, J., FAIRBURN, S. and NEWLANDS, B. 2012. Adopting 'Fablab' model to embed creative entrepreneurship across design program. In Proceedings of the 14th international conference on engineering and product design education [E&PDE12]: Design education for future wellbeing, 6-7 September 2012, Antwerp, Belguim. Bristol: Design Society [online]. Available from: https://www.designsociety.org/publication/33262/adopting_fablab_model_to_embed_creative_entrepreneurship_across_design_program
    This paper sets out to describe and contextualize the impact a new FabLab workshop program has had on the direction and curriculum development at Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University towards more clearly linking ...
  • Design for social innovation and inclusion. 

    Craddock, Cameron T.; Fairburn, Susan Marie (European Academy of Design http://ebkonferens.se/papers/ten/design_for_social_innovation_and_inclusion.pdf, 2013-04-17)
    CRADDOCK, C.T. and FAIRBURN, S.M. 2013. Design for social innovation and inclusion. In Proceedings of the 10th European academy of design conference [EAD 10]: crafting the future, 17-19 April 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden. Lancaster: EAD. Available from: http://ebkonferens.se/papers/ten/design_for_social_innovation_and_inclusion.pdf
    Designing out crime is a strategy that the UK Design Council continues to profile and support, promoting the use of design as an approach for addressing social challenges and combating crime (UK Design Council 2011). This ...
  • Assessing the effectiveness of design-led innovation support for SMEs. 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil; Fairburn, Susan Marie; Malins, Julian Paul (European Academy of Design http://www.trippus.se/eventus/userfiles/67134.pdf, 2013-04-17)
    GULARI, M.N., FAIRBURN, S. and MALINS, J. 2013. Assessing the effectiveness of design-led innovation support for SMEs. In Proceedings of the 10th European academy of design conference [EAD 10]: crafting the future, 17-19 April 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden. Lancaster: European Academy of Design [online]. Available from: http://www.trippus.se/eventus/userfiles/67134.pdf
    This paper aims to understand the effectiveness of design-led methods and approaches to support small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) with innovation, and how their needs are fulfilled by support instruments through ...
  • "Trust me, I am a designer", why is there a lack of trust in design expertise? 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil; Fairburn, Susan Marie; Malins, Julian Paul (European Academy of Design http://ebkonferens.se/papers/ten/ead_2013gulariexpertisefinalfeb1.pdf, 2013-04-17)
    GULARI, M.N., FAIRBURN, S. and MALINS, J. 2013. "Trust me, I am a designer", why is there a lack of trust in design expertise? In Proceedings of the 10th European academy of design conference [EAD 10]: crafting the future, 17-19 April 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden. Lancaster: European Academy of Design. Available from: http://ebkonferens.se/papers/ten/ead_2013gulariexpertisefinalfeb1.pdf
    The design field has broadened to include a wide range of design interventions following the promotion of concepts such as design thinking that are based on a generalist mind-set. Yet, some designers as specialist-generalists ...
  • Crossing over, into and back: design disciplines and identities. 

    Fairburn, Susan Marie; Heeley, Rachel; Pengelly, Jon (Design Society https://www.designsociety.org/publication/39129/crossing_over_into_and_back_design_disciplines_and_identities, 2016-09-08)
    FAIRBURN, S., HEELEY, R. and PENGELLY, J. 2016. Crossing over, into and back: design disciplines and identities. In Proceedings of the 18th international conference on engineering and product design education (E&PDE16): design education, 8-9 September 2016, Aalborg, Denmark. Bristol: Design Society [online], pages 590-595. Available from: https://www.designsociety.org/publication/39129/crossing_over_into_and_back_design_disciplines_and_identities
    Increasingly design education is taking place within a Krauss-ion 'expanded field' of cross disciplinary practice. This explorative nature of design, when set against notions of traditional disciplines, will ask graduates ...
  • Second skin iterations: programmes and prototypes. 

    Steed, Josie; Fairburn, Susan Marie (FTC: Association of Degree Courses in Fashion and Textiles, 2015-11-11)
    STEED, J. and FAIRBURN, S. 2016. Second skin iterations: programmes and prototypes. In the Proceedings of Futurescan 3: intersecting identities, 11-12 November 2015, Glasgow, UK. Glasgow: FTC [online], pages 231-239. Available from: http://www.ftc-online.org.uk/publications/conference/
    As an emerging area of research, blending science, technology, design: product, textiles and fashion, this paper speculates on ways to use 3D realisation and embedded technologies to address and enhance our ability to ...
  • Impact by design: evaluating knowledge exchange as a lens for evaluating the wider impacts of a design-led business support programme. 

    Fremantle, Chris; Gulari, Melehat Nil; Fairburn, Susan Marie; Hepburn, Leigh-Anne; Valentine, Gail; Meagher, Laura (DMI:ADMC 2016 (Organisers), 2016-07-28)
    FREMANTLE, C., GULARI, M.N., FAIRBURN, S., HEPBURN, L.-A., VALENTINE, G. and MEAGHER, L. 2016. Impact by design: evaluating knowledge exchange as a lens for evaluating the wider impacts of a design-led business support programme. In the Proceedings of the 20th DMI: academic design management conference (DMI:ADMC): inflection point: design research meets design practice, 28-29 July 2016, Boston, USA. Boston: DMI [online]. Available from: https://www.dmi.org
    This paper reports on the evaluation of knowledge exchange and impact generated through Design in Action (DIA), a design-led business support approach to answering the Arts and Humanities Research Council's call for knowledge ...
  • Immersing the artist and designer in the needs of the clinician: evolving the brief for distraction and stress reduction in a new Child Protection Unit. 

    Fremantle, Chris; Hepburn, Leigh-Anne; Hamilton, Alexander; Sands, Jackie (Sheffield Hallam University http://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/D4H_Fremantle_et_al.pdf, 2016-07-13)
    FREMANTLE, C., HEPBURN, L-A., HAMILTON, A. and SANDS, J. 2015. Immersing the artist and designer in the needs of the clinician: evolving the brief for distraction and stress reduction in a new Child Protection Unit. In Proceedings of the third European conference on Design4Health 2015 [online], 13-16 July 2015, Sheffield, UK. Available from: http://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/D4H_Fremantle_et_al.pdf
    Engaging clinicians in the design of new, less stressful spaces in healthcare is an interdisciplinary challenge for artists and designers. The design brief is the primary means of ensuring shared understanding and success ...
  • Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation: experiments in poetics and justice. 

    Fremantle, Chris (2016-08-31)
    FREMANTLE, C. 2016. Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation: experiments in poetics and justice. In Proceedings of PetroCultures 2016: the offshore, 31 August - 3 September 2016, Newfoundland, Canada.
    The purpose of this presentation is to explain why Scotland provides a relevant and provocative context for the Land Art Generator Initiative - the reason behind the development of the LAGI Glasgow project.
  • 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 ...
  • Are design-led innovation approaches applicable to SMEs? 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil; Fremantle, Chris (The Design Society., 2015-09)
    GULARI, M. N. and FREMANTLE, C., 2015. Are design-led innovation approaches applicable to SMEs? In: G. BINGHAM, D. SOUTHEE, J. MCCARDLE, A. KOVACEVIC, E. BOHEMIA and B. PARKINSON, eds. Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research and Enterprise; Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE15). 3-4 September 2015. Glasgow: The Design Society. pp. 556-561.
    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 ...
  • 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)
    MALINS, J., PENGELLY, J. and MARSHALL, J., 2007 The post disciplinary digital practitioner. In: E. BOHEMIA, A. CLARKE, K. HILTON and C. MCMAHON, eds. Shaping the future: proceedings of the 9th engineering and product design education international conference. 13-14 September 2007. London: Design Society. pp. 437-442.
    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)
    STEED, J., 2009. Textile lab: connecting design innovation with manufacture. In: Design Connexity: 8th European Academy of Design Conference (EAD08). [online] 1-3 April 2009. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Pp. 442-447. Available from: http://ead09.rgu.ac.uk/Papers/081.pdf [Accessed 12 September 2014]
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Values and assumptions in the concept of cultural leadership. 

    Price, Jonathan; Harris, Paul; Douglas, Anne (IAFOR (The International Academic Forum) http://www.iafor.org/offprints/ecah2013-offprints/ECAH_Offprint_0490.pdf, 2013-07)
    PRICE, J., HARRIS, P. and DOUGLAS, A., 2013. Values and assumptions in the concept of cultural leadership. In: The Inaugural European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2013: Conference Proceedings. 18-21 July 2013. Nagoya, Japan: IAFOR (International Academic Forum). Pp. 398-412.
    Cultural leadership is still a young concept in cultural policy and academic study. Emerging as a sectoral concern in the UK around 2002, its early development as both practice and discourse took place during a time of ...
  • Cultivating creativity: building the creative and cultural industries of North East Scotland. 

    Harris, Paul (2011-05-20)
    Keynote speech delivered at Cultivating Creativity, Sowing Seeds: Growing Networks Conference, held at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen on 20th May 2011.
  • Innovation by design: using design thinking to support SMEs. 

    Malins, Julian Paul (University of Porto, School of Fine Arts/European Academy of Design. http://endlessend.up.pt/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/EAD9-Conference-Proceedings_r.pdf, 2011-05)
    MALINS, J. P., 2011. Innovation by design: using design thinking to support SMEs [online]. 4-7 May 2011. Porto: University of Porto, School of Fine Arts. Available from: http://endlessend.up.pt/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/EAD9-Conference-Proceedings_r.pdf [Accessed 2 December 2013]
    Small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are generally clear on the need for innovation; however they are very often less clear on how innovation can be brought about. One possible reason for this may be because of a ...
  • Transformative design thinking: a human-centred model for innovation. 

    Malins, Julian Paul (University of Gothenberg http://meetagain.se/papers/three/ead10_malins_.pdf, 2013-04)
    MALINS, J. P., 2013. Transformative design thinking: a human-centred model for innovation. In: M. DENNERT, ed. Crafting the Future: The 10th European Academy of Design Conference, 17-19 April 2013. Gothenberg: University of Gothenberg.
    In recent years there have been a number of Innovation Centres established in the UK and associated funding calls to support the development of new ones, however there is no common theoretical framework, which underpins ...

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