Stuart Walker in Dundee

Stuart  will be in  Dundee in March to connect with Master of Design Students. Stuart is Co-Director of ImaginationLancaster. His research focuses on design for sustainability; product aesthetics and meaning; and design-centred research. He is also Adjunct Professor Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada and Visiting Professor of Sustainable Design at Kingston University, UK.

His writings on design and sustainability have been published internationally and his experimental designs have been exhibited across Canada, in Italy and at the Design Museum in London. Prior to joining Lancaster University he was Associate Dean Research at the University of Calgary, Canada. He studied design at Exeter College of Art and the Royal College of Art, and holds a PhD in Engineering (Leeds). For several years he was an engineer with Shell Internationale in The Netherlands, the Middle East and London. Stuart will be giving a talk on:

his current thinking about sustainability and design for sustainability (contemporary issues, what’s missing from the triple bottom line, the practice-based design research approach etc.) and showing a range of his propositional objects that exemplify different aspects of sustainability and design

Stuart will give a lecture and talk to the Master of Design students in the studio from 9.30am on Friday 11.03.11. Stuart is PhD supervisor to Brandi Richards, who recently graduated from the Master of Design’s sister Programme, MSc in Design Ethnography.

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Phillip Joe Workshop

Phillip Joe is  User Experience Architect at Microsoft on a joint collaboration project with the NHS (National Health Service) Digitisation project, responsible for user experience team direction and management. I first came across Phillip when he wrote a paper on visualisation for the Design Council. In it he explains simply why we need to visualise ideas and how we sometimes overdo it. Last year he introduced us to ninja whiteboarding – tools for facilitating teams. He’ll be here on the 16th February as part of our Strategic Information Design (SID) Module. Master of Design students, advisors and extended faculty welcome. 09.30-17.00, M.Des studio, Crawford Building, University of Dundee. RSPV in comments box below.

Bang Wong Lecture

Bang Wong’s work focuses on the visual expression of scientific concepts. He is currently the creative director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2001, Bang founded ClearScience, a design firm that concentrates on the visual communication of science. Bang’s lecture will be on Saturday 5th of February at 18.00 in the Dalhousie building.