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...
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?
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...
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...
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., 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...
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...
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...
Thompson, P. (2011). The Digital Matrix and the Paperless Print. In Hoskins, S. (Ed.). IMPACT 6: multi-disciplinary printmaking conference proceedings, 44. ISBN 9781906501037
This paper examines, from the perspective of a critically engaged practioner within the context of contemporary fine art printmaking practice, the concept of a " digital matri...
Kalkreuter, B., Vettese-Forster, S. & Huang, Y. C. (2010). Relating Innovative 2D Ideas into 3D Garments in Terms of Structure, Using ‘Sculptural Form Giving’ as an Intermediate Step in Creation.
This research focuses on finding a fashion design methodology to reliably translate innovative
two-dimensional ideas on paper, via a structural design sculpture, into an inter...
Lambert, I. & Firth, R. (2010). Projects for Multi-Disciplinary Teams: Engaging Students across Design Disciplines in a Shared Undergraduate First Year Curriculum.
On undergraduate design courses at Edinburgh Napier University, two thirds of the first year curriculum is shared. Working in open studios, students are able to gain awareness...
Lambert, I. & Firth, R. (2009). Lost in Translation: Teaching Product Design Across Cultural and Language Boundaries in China and the United Kingdom
This paper will explore strategies for transcending cultural and language barriers by two British design tutors when teaching in design studios at a Chinese university. Ian La...
Thompson, P. (2009). The Personalised Surface, New Approaches to Digital Printmaking. In The Personalised Surface: New Approaches to Digital PrintmakingISBN 0955862892
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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 ...
This follow-on project will continue the relationship between the company and the academic who worked on the original innovation voucher project. New concepts will be created for all the visual elemen...