Navigating you through the disruption in #design and #designeducation.
Balvir Nandra is currently working with undergraduate students of Architecture at Nottingham Trent University delivering a series of Integrated Design Studies components. His educational experience spans over more than two decades, during which he has been Course Director, Senior Lecturer and Senior Teaching Fellow for Graphic Design and Communication Design disciplines at graduate and post-graduate levels at Birmingham City University, UK. He has more than forty years of experience in both design practice and education in areas such as concept visualisation, marketing, public relations, typography, semantics, information design and design ethics. He has also worked as a consultant on several large-scale design projects, including work for Telecom Malaysia, ARUPS and Transport for London. He is engaged in active research and dialogue with several high profile international institutions ¬¬– this includes pedagogic development in partnership with Coventry University Online UK, and course delivery strategies for several educational establishments across Russia, China, India and South-East Asia. He is currently examining the impact of globalisation on educational delivery.
Jonathan is an educator working across various disciplines in higher, professional and compulsory education. He teaches, and has taught, in several universities, unions, professional bodies, schools and with the medical Royal Colleges as well as workplaces. His experience and education embraces systems, design and cognitive ergonomics, art and the social and natural sciences. He has particular interests in axiology, human factors, cognition, measurement and decision sciences, as well as blended education and advanced research methods. He is a Reader for the Queen's Anniversary Awards for Further & Higher Education and a Liveryman of the Educator's Company and the Society of Apothecaries. His current practice focuses on the ways in which new approaches using Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), to create autonomous, regenerative systems at local levels to reduce the need for global supply chains.
Adam Paxman has worked as a freelance illustrator since 2008. He has previously worked as an Associate Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University on the Contextualising Practice theory module for first year Graphic Design and Illustration with Animation undergraduates. Adam has taught at Hugh Baird College in Bootle since 2009. He initially taught mostly on the Art and Design and Graphic Arts programmes at Further Education level. He has been a part of the Graphic Arts programme team at Hugh Baird University Centre since 2013, when the programme was validated by the University of Central Lancashire. Since then, Adam has come to specialise in Contextual Studies across all three years of study, lecturing and leading theory-based seminars for students on most of the design-related programmes. Adam also teaches practical sessions in subjects including Graphic Arts and Games Design. Adam is an alumnus of Liverpool John Moores University’s Graphic Arts Bachelor of Arts programme, where he specialised in Illustration, and Glyndwr’s Illustration for Children Master of Arts programme. He has a Post-graduate Certificate in Education. Adam’s research interests are diverse, responding to Calls for Papers from a variety of institutions, conferences and symposia. He particularly enjoys using illustration practice as a means to reflect on and analyse literary texts or topics of academic discourse. Adam is also currently exploring publish on demand (POD) opportunities for several personal long-term written and illustrated narrative projects.
Dr. Juliana Goga-Cooke: Julia is an academic, journalist, design thinker and entrepreneur. She leads the Academy of Design Thinking, helping organisations create innovation skills and capabilities, and adopt a design led culture. Her career started in academia, with a Ph.D in Linguistics, and moved to journalism, working for the BBC for 16 years as a broadcaster, producer, editor and senior leader. After a gap year of study in Design Thinking Innovation and Entrepreneurship at CSM and London Business School, she co-founded and managed the Future of Work Research Consortium, and founded the Academy of Design Thinking. She has worked with more than 100 companies across a wide range of industries. Julia teaches Design Thinking and Foresight & Strategy at Loughborough University London and Design Thinking Accelerator at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts. She lives in London. CEO Academy of Design Thinking, Somerset House
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Valencia, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain
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