Senior Research Fellow
MacLeod, M. Learning from the locals: how can co-design support malaria education in a post-colonial environment?
The focus of this practice based research project is the promoting of malaria awareness and preventative education in an area of Africa where the disease is endemic despite la...
Lambert, I., & Galama, F. (2017, December). Anthropometries Revisited - A Homage to Yves Klein. Poster presented at Drawing Conversations 2: Body, Space, Object, Coventry University
This project is presented as a homage to Yves Klein’s Anthropometries series (1960), but with reference to Klein’s devotion to judo. Klein was a 4th dan black belt in judo, an...
Kerlaff, P., & Cairns, A. Remanufactured Furniture Experiments aiming to minimise material loss and raw material addition – practical workshop at Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Henan, China, February 2019
Remanufactured Furniture Experiments aiming to minimise material loss and raw material addition – practical workshop at Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Henan, China, F...
The Scottish Institute for Remanufacture
In the context of reducing raw material usage and establishing Scotland’s capacity for designing and making furniture for re-use, this study aims to:
● establish key factors in consumer decisions to r...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The objective of this research study is to develop a prototype model for gathering and reusing ocean plastic in-situ. The proposal is to visit a number of beachside locations along the Scottish West C...
Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw
The project focuses on the creation of responsive, wearable objects that create playful interactions by sensing bodily and environmental stimuli, and expressing these through activating elements that ...
Lecturer in Design, Employability and Commercialisation
Vettese, S., Vones, K., Allan, D., & Burton, K. (2018). 3D printed St Gabriel’s Chapel musical souvenir with interchangeable components
The research group have created a musical, 3D printed souvenir with interchangeable components so that the owner can create their own, personalised version of the musical expe...
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...
Vettese Forster, S. (2017). 3D Printable Recycled Textiles: Material Innovation and a Resurrection of the Forgotten “shoddy” Industry. Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, 5(2), 138-156. doi:10.1080/20511787.2018.1449073
This paper will disseminate an interdisciplinary project, undertaken at Edinburgh Napier University between the Design and Advanced Materials. Several 3D printable materials a...
Kerlaff, P. (2016). Now I Sit Me Down by Witold Rybczynski, Review Paul Kerlaff. Interiors, 7(2-3), 191-193. doi:10.1080/20419112.2016.1242267
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...
MacLeod, M., & Macdonald, I. Stickers - Portfolio Artefact
Designing for social good framed within an ethical practice has a long tradition informed by the democratic philosophy of John Dewey, but more recently it has been acknowledge...
Buwert, P. (in press). Design and Emergent Ethical Crises. In A. DeRosa, & L. Scherling (Eds.), Ethics in Design and CommunicationBloomsbury Publishing
No abstract available.
Royal Society of Edinburgh
The first BSL National Plan (due 22 October 2017) and its mandate for the inclusion of Deaf Culture in Scottish public life provide the context and rationale for the proposed collaborative networking ...
Scottish Funding Council
This project takes a new approach to teaching Mindful-breathing techniques to children aged 4-9.
Diagnosis of anxiety, stress, depression and ADHD in children has seen a significant increase over the...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect people in a number...
Edinburgh Napier University
15 November 2017