Buwert, P. (2017). Shepard Fairey’s inauguration posters may define political art in Trump era
The American street artist Shepard Fairey created a poster for Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign. It was 2008 and the simple red, beige and blue stencilled image o...
Quye, A., Han, J. & Innes, M. (2016). Research on the Chemical and Colour Changes of Historically Important Light-Sensitive Dyestuffs during Accelerated Light Ageing with Filtered Visible Light
Lighting is a key factor for the display and preservation of cultural heritage materials. This research pioneers the chemical investigation of colourants aged by visible light...
Kerlaff, P. (2016). Now I Sit Me Down by Witold Rybczynski, Review Paul Kerlaff. Interiors.. doi:10.1080/20419112.2016.1242267. ISSN 2041-9112
A simple but profound point opens Now I Sit Me Down: that chairs illustrate a kind of democratic manifestation of our relationship to things. Unlike architecture, and to a les...
Edinburgh World Heritage
12 Closes is a 4 year project partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage to re-invigorate and redesign a series of the Royal Mile's pedestrian closes. The projects will be developed through a process o...
Scottish Funding Council
The company is looking for an innovative means of creating a permanently installed communication system that visually enhances the building, can adaptively communicate and that is sensitive to the sit...
The product is a new flexible design tow that improves on existing market products. The current child bike tows are rigid and metallic and are not effective of certain types of terrain. The new design...
15 September 2016
15 September 2016
Public Talk at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, about the Franki Raffles Archive Research project www.frankirafflesarchive.org
Programme Leader BDes(Hons) Product Design
Firth, R. & Stoltenberg, E. (2016). Using Moving Image to Facilitate Storytelling as an Ideation Methodology and a Platform to Enhance the Integration of International Student Cohorts Within HE Product Design. Manuscript submitted for publication
The use of moving image within HE Product Design education is increasing. Here, film is commonly used as a tool for the presentation of concepts or finished objects, as an ins...
Buwert, P. (2016). Designers are seizing Wall Street – but can they improve your life?
Designers are seizing Wall Street – but can they improve your life?
Firth, R., Jennings, T., Cochrane, R., Taks, M. & Van de Graaf, P. (2015). Work on the Move: mobile and nomadic working methodologies.
‘Work on the move’ is a design, process-driven methodology, which uses multiple locations within an outdoors setting and movement between locations, all of which function as l...
Macdonald, I. (2015). Hybrid Practices in Moving Image Design. (1). Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-41375-4. ISBN 978-3-319-41374-7; 978-3-319-41375-4
This book, written from the perspective of a designer and educator, brings to the attention of media historians, fellow practitioners and students the innovative practices of ...
Innes, M. (2015). Digital Lighting for the Analogue Museum. In PLDC 2015 ProceedingsISBN 978-3-9811940-3-6
Exhibition lighting in museums and galleries usually strives to render the true nature of the surface of the exhibits. This would normally include using light sources that pro...
Lambert, I., Firth, R., MacLeod, M., Forster, S., Innes, M., Winton, E., …Titley, W. (2014). Journal of Design Practice and Research, Volume 3, 2014. ISBN 978-1-908225-02-3
Welcome to the third issue of the Journal for Design Practice & Research.
The last 18 months has been an extremely busy time for us. We have continued to grow as a team, with...
THOMPSON, P. & PENGELLY, J. (2013). Walking in the Garden of Forking Paths – examining notions of 'post-‐physical' printmaking in digital space. 1. In Watson, A., Shemilt, E. & Liam Harrison, P. (Eds.). Impact 8: Borders & Crossings: the artist as explorer, 1-13. ISBN 1 899837 70 1
This paper presents findings from practice-based research, which examines notions of post-physical printmaking space through the digital medium of Augmented Reality.
Vones, K. (2013). Towards the Posthuman: Materiality and process in the creation of stimulus-responsive jewellery objects. In All Makers Now?. ISBN 978-0-9544187-9-3
The idea of creating a jewellery organism that comes alive on the
body has fascinated and inspired my research ever since learning
about the potential inherent in smart materi...
Ledendal, M., Christie, R. M. & Vettese-Forster, S. (2013). Thermochromic dyes and sunlight activating systems - An alternative means to induce colour change.
The general purpose of this work is to investigate the potential of a mobile phone to capture soil colour images and process them, returning the corresponding Munsell colour c...
Lambert, I., Firth, R., Forster, S., Innes, M., Macdonald, I., MacLeod, M., …Winton, E. (2012). Journal of Design Practice and Research Volume 2, 2012. Edinburgh Napier University. ISBN 978-0-902703-87-2
Since the publication of the first issue of our journal twelve months ago our team of creative practitioners and academics has expanded (see pages 32-39), as has our work with...
Pengelly, J. & Thompson, P. (2011). Social Networking and Affinity Spaces – The Virtual Atelier. In ATINER's Conference Paper Series ART2012-0076, ART2012-0076. ISBN unknown
This paper examines the impact digital culture, Web 2.0 and Online Networking, an area we might collectively define as e-culture, is having on the practice, modes of collabora...
Lambert, I., MacLeod, M., Firth, R., Winton, E., Dean, M., Innes, M., …Titley, W. (2011). Journal of Design Practice and Research Volume 1. 2011. Edinburgh Napier University. ISBN 978-0-9559362-9-6
What is design and what are designers? Good design can change lives and improve services within the public, private and third sectors. Designers are creative problem solvers w...
The project will investigate the effectiveness of adding crumbed rubber to the site soil as a means of improving soil resilience to wheel loads, resisting erosion and hence reducing maintenance burden...
Edinburgh World Heritage is a charity set up with the purpose of protecting and enhancing the historic sites of Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns in keeping with its UNESCO World Heritage status.
The Royal Zoological Society would like to work with academics and students at Napier University to scope a new and innovative event that attracts a new audience to Edinburgh Zoo. The aim of the event...
The project will require the customisation of a mobile vehicle to fulfil the physical and social requirements of data collection from the public, considering the practical, emotional and aesthetic req...
Kirkwall is the capital town of the Orkney Islands. It has a population of around 8,500 people, but Orkney has over 140,000 visitors every year. The majority of visitors are in the summer months and J...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
This project proposes to offer an alternative approach to the contemporary heritage souvenir experience through the utilization of 3D scanning and printing and online, remote interfaces between the mu...
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) would like to create a light show at its Edinburgh Garden during the dark winter months of November and December 2014 that will bring the gardens alive in the...
This project will produce a design of a new feature that will be integrated with the company’s current slug barrier product. The feature will add the ability to automatically water and fertilise crops...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Higher Education Academy
The scheme provides the opportunity to experience Scotland’s new education system Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), first hand. Secondary school visits will engage with teachers and pupils and consider...
The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh would like to explore an opportunity to try to attract more visitors to the gardens during the dark winter months. They came up with an idea of setting up possible ...