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Lambert, I., MacLeod, M., Firth, R., Winton, E., Dean, M., Innes, M., …Titley, W. (2011). Journal of Design Practice and Research Volume 1. 2011. Journal of Design Practice and Research, 1, (1-40)
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...
Firth, R. (2016, November). Do not press undo. Paper presented at 2016 IJADE conference Drawing, University of Chester
Do not press undo
I believe an authentic sketchbook shows ‘the scars of ones thinking’. Not all pages need to present fully resolved solutions. I am interested in what hap...
Firth, R., & Stoltenberg, E. (2015, September). Sand Casting on the Beach - Introducing Traditional Making Skills, Materials and Process through Play and Experimentation. Paper presented at 17th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DESIGN EDUCATION, Loughborough, UK
Within the higher education (HE) product design field, many researchers stress the importance for students to recognise and value the relationship between practical 3D object-...
Scottish Funding Council
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...
Historic Environment Scotland
Phase 1 - To explore methods of using digital projection to enhance the interpretation of existing artifacts and to explore passive augmented reality techniques to present visulisations of the cathedr...
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A unique conference about using Design Thinking processes to aid problem solving within organisations
Lambert, I., & Firth, R. (2010, May). Projects for multi-disciplinary teams: engaging students across design disciplines in a shared undergraduate first year curriculum. Paper presented at Cumulus 10: Borderline - Pushing Design over the limit., Genk, Belgium
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...
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
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...
(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 ...
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
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...
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...
Lambert, I. & Firth, R. (2010). Projects for Multi-Disciplinary Teams: Engaging Students across Design Disciplines in a Shared Undergraduate First Year Curriculum
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...
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...
Edinburgh Napier University
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