Vettese, S., Thompson, P. & Allan, D. (2017). A study of the multi generational relationship with making through mediated designing in collaborative, digital environments: implications for learning and open access fabrication. In Cumulus Hong Kong 2016, Cumulus Working Papers, Open Design for E-very-thing, 23 - 30. ISBN 9789526000800
In this paper, the researchers will investigate different ways in which school age, 'generation net' children learn, through non-linear, mediated, collaborative ‘making’ envir...
Vones, K. (2017). Crafted Evolution - The creation of the HyperHive Series. In Conference Proceedingsdoi:10.6084/m9.figshare.4746934. ISBN N/A
The following paper describes the conception and creation of the HyperHive Series of interactive pendants. This practice-led research analyses how the recent emergence of term...
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...
Scottish Funding Council
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...
In the gaming world, the traditional model of developing and releasing games is that a company creates a game, it is released, their customers buy the game, play it and wait for the next version or ne...
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...
Programme Leader BDes(Hons) Product Design
Senior Lecturer in Design & Programme Leader BDes(Hons) Graphic Design
Quye, A., Han, J. & Innes, M. (2016). Research on the Chemical and Colour Changes of Historically Important Light-Sensitive Dyestuffs during Accelerated Light Ageing with Filtered Visible Light
Lighting is a key factor for the display and preservation of cultural heritage materials. This research pioneers the chemical investigation of colourants aged by visible light...
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 Proceedings
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...
Vones, K. (2014). 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...
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
Vones, K. (2013). Technological Microcosms – Considering Materiality and Collaborative Practice in the Creation of Wearable Futures. In Praxis and Poetics - Research Through Design 2013, 59-62. ISBN 978-0-9549587-9-4
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...
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...
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
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...
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 ...