I am currently involved in a seven month project to develop a production ready version of the Trauma Pack to meet the needs of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The aim is to make the Trauma Pack available for deployment in large-scale humanitarian emergencies. The work is supported by the Wales Life Sciences Bridging Fund.
I spent a few days at the University of Agder in October together with the research team at the Centre for eHealth and Care Technologies discussing usability research and user centred design challenges and opportunities in the context of eHealth.
I presented a new model for supporting creativity called our LCD (Listen, Connect, Do) Model at the R&D Management Conference in Stuttgart in June 2014. The model builds on the ideas of Design Thinking by Kelley et al at IDEO and on Theory U by Scharmer at MIT. You can find more details on these ideas at: http://www.centreforcreativity.co.uk/project/lcd-model/
I attended the 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity in Glasgow this week where I presented a paper entitled ‘Play, Autonomy and the Creative Process. Some pictures of the trip below. Good to get an update of what’s happening around the world in terms of design creativity research as well as on how the commercial sector is applying design creativity.
As part of the Skillset Academi+ training for the creative media industries in Wales I ran a four day training course, together with Matt Leighfield on designing and building an effective web presence from the 25th – 28th June. See more details at:
As part of the Skillset Academi+ training for the creative media industries in Wales I ran a four day training course on user-centred and experience design from the 11th – 14th June. See more details at: http://skillsetacademiplus.org/en/course/user-centred-and-experience-design
I recently gave a talk on “Beliefs in Creativity”. The presentation slides are online on Prezi.com if you are interested. I will also put up a video of the presentation in the near future.
Recently ran a 2-day workshop at UWIC for Mothercare on ethnography and new product development. Plan to run similar workshops in the future.
I am attending a 3-day interactive workshop next week (1st – 3rd March) run by the UK Technology Strategy Board that is “to find end-use applications and associated designs that can be used within plastic electronics and produce demonstrators with potential for real commercial value … The Technology Strategy Board has allocated up to £3m to fund industry-led collaborative demonstrator development projects arising from the workshop.” Should be an interesting and fun experience.