I’ve been putting together a final show for the Masters in Design Innovation I have just about finished.  On Monday I handed in my thesis and on Monday I presented the work to examiners.  It has been a really tough year balancing everything and I’m really happy to introduce you  all to Create Debate: A design Innovation symposium at the Glasgow School of Art.

Presentations feature:

  • Professor Irene Mcara Mcwilliams will open with an introduction
    Professor Mike Press, Associate Dean of Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, will discuss ‘Design as an affirmation of values’
    Jim Fleming, Director at Wider Aspect Innovation ltd, will discuss Some learnings on Innovation Best Practice
    David Hicks, Managing Director of Border Crossing will discuss ‘The new economic context – from resources to resourcefulness’
    Stuart Bailey, Product Design tutor at the Glasgow School of art will discuss changes in design education
  • Innovative Idea Generation:mixing user value,design and higher education by Joe Slavick
    Intergeneration and technology by Basako Okay
    Listening to locals: A user centered approach to rural retailing by Laura Franzini
  • Brand DNA – Does employing social media tactics enhance or risk brand development by Amy Marsh
    Effective Collaboration in Multi-disciplinary Teams by Angela Fernandez Orviz
    Follow Me!: Mapping the city with user generated contents by Heji Jeong
    Improving connections in textile recycling by Sara Pateraki
    Embedding design in the public sector and changing our thinking by Sarah Drummond