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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...

Work on the Move: mobile and nomadic working methodologies.

Conference Proceeding
Firth, R., Jennings, T., Cochrane, R., Taks, M., & Van de Graaf, P. (2016)
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...

Do not press undo

Presentation / Conference
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...

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...

Journal of Design Practice and Research, Volume 3, 2014

Book
Lambert, I., Firth, R., MacLeod, M., Forster, S., Innes, M., Winton, E., …Titley, W. (2014)
Journal of Design Practice and Research, Volume 3, 2014. Edinburgh Napier University
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 ...

Lighting Design as a Second Language.

Presentation / Conference
Innes, M. (2015, October)
Lighting Design as a Second Language. Presented at LES RENCARDS DE L’ACETYLÈNE 2015, Paris
Lighting Education for Non-Specialists: How does anyone end up working as a lighting designer? We have all discovered the joy of lighting design through different routes. Whe...

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...

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 ...