Vettese Forster, S., Anastasiadou, C. & Calder, L. (2016). Making Tourist Experiences Through Personalisable 3D Printed Souvenirs. Making Futures. IVISSN 2042-1664
Gift shops are common in most museums and galleries that provide visitors with shopping experiences as well as the opportunity to transform their intangible experience of the ...
Buwert, P. (2016). Defamiliarisation, Brecht and Criticality in Graphic Design. In Modes of Criticism 2: Critique of Method, 25-38. ISBN 9789279734762
Our lives are habitual. We habitualise what is familiar in order to be able to function day to day, and through this a vast chunk of our living becomes automatic. The process ...
Cavers, C. & Supartono, A. (2015). Lost in Translation. Ojodepez. 43, 52-57
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
Programme Leader BDes(Hons) Product Design
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 ...
Buwert, P. M. (2015). An/Aesth/Ethics: the ethical potential of design. Artifact. 3, 1-11. doi:10.14434/artifact.v3i3.3960. ISSN 1749-3463
Design is often thought of as an activity seeking to change existing situations into preferred ones (Simon, 1969). But how are designers to discern what the nature of this “pr...
Supartono, A. (2014). After Image: Is there such a thing as Southeast Asian photography. In Afterimage: Contemporary Photography in Southeast Asia, 14-19. ISBN 9789810922177
After Image: is there such a thing as Southeast Asian photography?
(2014). Journal of Design Practice and Research, Volume 3, 2014. ISBN 978-1-908225-02-3
Editorial -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 ...
(2014). Colonial Machine: the Image of the Industry. ISBN 9780642334459
Colonial machine: the image of the industry.
Vettese-Forster, S., Gowans, S., Case, J. & Maciej, K. (2013). An examination of the role of sound in defining the city in the context of Edinburgh. European Academic Research. 1, 3218-3247. ISSN 2286-4822
The surfeit of generic and place-specific sounds that exist in the urban environment contribute to what has been referred to as the soundscape. Within the built environment so...
(2013). Other Pictures: Vernacular (Hi)stories from the Photo Albums of Dutch Industrialists in Colonial Java. ISBN 9789076703503
Other pictures: vernacular (Hi)stories from the photo albums of Dutch industrialists in Colonial Java.
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...
Vones, K. (2012). Foreign Bodies – The Creation of Symbiotic Jewellery through the Development and Application of Stimulus-Responsive Smart Materials and Microelectromechanical Systems. Advances in science and technology. 81, 49-54. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/ast.81.49. ISSN 1662-0356
With the increased prevalence of digital technologies in our everyday lives, the questions posed to the contemporary craft practitioner regarding creation of an emotionally re...
Vettese-Forster, S. & Forster, A. M. (2012). Evaluating historic graffiti based on cultural significance and definitions of art. Journal of European Popular Culture. 2, 113-128. doi:10.1386/jepc.2.2.113_1. ISSN 2040-6134
Many examples of historic graffiti have been shown to be worthy of attention and conservation. The examples discussed in this article have been selected for their previous aca...
Forster, A. M., Vettese-Forster, S. & Borland, J. (2011). Evaluating the conservation of graffiti based on cultural significance. Structural survey. 30, 43-64. doi:10.1108/02630801211226637. ISSN 0263-080X
– Graffiti, both ancient and contemporary, could be argued to be significant and therefore worthy of protection. Attaching value is, however, subjective with no speci...
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 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...