Programme Leader BDes(Hons) Product Design
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...
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...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The proposed research project seeks to examine the ways colony-based photographers represented and celebrated the success of the colonial-based enterprises in Southeast Asian at the turn of the 20th c...
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...
15 September 2016
15 September 2016
Public Talk at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, about the Franki Raffles Archive Research project www.frankirafflesarchive.org
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
My work is formed through practice-based research and is placed within the context of the transferred image. I have developed my digital practice from traditional methods of p...
Lambert, I. & Firth, R. (2006). Pencils Don't Crash. ISBN 0-9553942-0-1
While the title might suggest otherwise, this is not a polemic against CAD. The aim of this paper is to examine how the emphasis on drawing in design education has changed and...
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...
Rodgers, P., Rogers, J., Anusas, M., Milton, A., Pengelly, J., Whittet, C., …Kasprzak, M. (2007). Product Scotland: bringing designers, anthropologists, artists and engineers together. In Proceedings of Engineering and Product Design Conference, 377-382
This paper describes the work of Product Scotland, a collaborative network of product designers, anthropologists, artists and engineers based in Scotland. One of the key aims ...
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...
Buwert, P. (2017). Aesthetic Justice. Design for a blind-spot culture. Design Journal. 20(sup1), S38-S48. doi:10.1080/14606925.2017.1353017. ISSN 1460-6925
This paper presents a conception of aesthetic justice which builds on
thoughts of Theodor Adorno and Wolfgang Welsch and attempts to reconcile design’s relationships with both...
Buwert, P. (2017). Potentiality: the ethical foundation of design. Design Journal. 20(sup1), S4459-S4467. doi:10.1080/14606925.2017.1352942. ISSN 1460-6925
This paper presents the argument that design is by nature an activity which extends and transforms potentiality and that therefore, because of this, it is always an ethical ac...
Innes, M. (in press). Lighting and Museum Exhibits. In The Oxford Handbook of Light in ArchaeologyOxford University Press (OUP). doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198788218.013.31. ISBN 9780198788218
Museums exist to display and preserve valuable artefacts. Display lighting helps fulfil one of the main tenets of a museum, but excessive light causes irreparable damage to se...
Cavers, C. (2017). Assam The Language of Tea: A familial re-purposing. In IX Chobi Mela 2017ISBN 978-984-34-1915-6
Assam, the Language of Tea: A Familial Repurposing, by Colin Cavers, is a postcolonial investigation of his colonial past by revisiting his portrait of tea pluckers project in...
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...
Firth, R., Stoltenberg, E. & Jennings, T. (2016). Using an Outdoor Learning Space to Teach Sustainability and Material Processes in HE product Design. International Journal of Art and Design Education. 35(3), 327-336. doi:10.1111/jade.12109. ISSN 1476-8062
The world is facing environmental changes that are increasingly affecting how we think about manufacturing, the consumption of products and use of resources. Within the HE pro...
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...
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...
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...