Postgrad course at the University of Agder, Norway

I ran a course together with Professor Frank Reichert from March through to May at the University of Agder in Norway for research students and staff on how to write successful project applications. The course was run in three blocks. The first block of work in March covered idea generation, research methodologies and proposal writing. During April we introduced project planning and management, negotiation skills and budgeting. In the last sessions in May we covered areas such as confidentiality and intellectual property, dissemination, marketing and network building. It was a great experience to bring together a range of topics and try to help research students and staff develop high quality research proposals and funding bids.

 

  

Participation in Tiree Techwave 4

We took a group of product design students up to the Tiree Techwave at the end of October 2012.  The Tiree Techwave is  ‘a hands-on making and meeting event exploring the edges of technology’.Tiree is a remote island in the Hebrides of Scotland.

The aim was to see if the change of a physical and social environment has an effect on the student’s ability to learn new design skills and to explore new design ideas.