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Supporting and enhancing student agency in feedback processes: using a novel feedback tool in the creative industries

Presentation / Conference
Cochrane, R., & Firth, R. (2021, June)
Supporting and enhancing student agency in feedback processes: using a novel feedback tool in the creative industries. Paper presented at Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference 2020, Manchester
This paper focuses on students’ use of a novel programme-focused feedback tool we have developed and utilised across Product Design at Edinburgh Napier University. In the cont...

The Bloody Big Project - Tackling Period Poverty with Design

Presentation / Conference
Cochrane, R. (2020, March)
The Bloody Big Project - Tackling Period Poverty with Design. Presented at Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2020, Edinburgh
The Bloody Big Project used Design Thinking to tackle Period Poverty. In collaboration with Industry Partners, Hey Girls and Wire Media, Edinburgh Napier University created a ...

Supporting people with intellectual disabilities to discuss death and bereavement

Journal Article
Willis, D., Winton, E., Jamieson, K., Muir, N., & Sandison, M. (2020)
Supporting people with intellectual disabilities to discuss death and bereavement. Learning Disability Practice, 23(2), 17-22. https://doi.org/10.7748/ldp.2020.e2045
This article describes a public engagement project on bereavement involving people with intellectual disabilities. The project was a practical application of research findings...

Sand Casting on the Beach - Introducing Traditional Making Skills, Materials and Process through Play and Experimentation.

Presentation / Conference
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-...

Projects for multi-disciplinary teams: engaging students across design disciplines in a shared undergraduate first year curriculum.

Presentation / Conference
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...

Carousel: a study on collaboration within a small international design community of practice and its impacts on delivering ‘one week’ exchange experiences

Presentation / Conference
Stoltenberg, E., Firth, R., & Taks, M. (2017, September)
Carousel: a study on collaboration within a small international design community of practice and its impacts on delivering ‘one week’ exchange experiences. Paper presented at 19th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education (E&PDE 2017), Oslo, Norway
To prepare students for their future careers in a globalizing society, several large-scale higher education student and staff exchange programmes focus on international collab...

Creative Assessment

Presentation / Conference
Cochrane, R. (2020, November)
Creative Assessment. Presented at Edinburgh College Research, Innovation & Improvement Project Forum, Online
This paper focuses on students’ use of a novel programme-focused feedback tool we have developed and utilised across Product Design at Edinburgh Napier University. In the cont...

Remanufactured Furniture Experiments aiming to minimise material loss and raw material addition – practical workshop at Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Henan, China, February 2019

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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

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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...

Projects for Multi-Disciplinary Teams: Engaging Students across Design Disciplines in a Shared Undergraduate First Year Curriculum.

Conference Proceeding
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...

Using an Outdoor Learning Space to Teach Sustainability and Material Processes in HE Product Design

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/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...