Tuesday 23 January 2018:

Provoking new thinking and practice around strategic design challenges.

Design Research Workshop delivered in collaboration with the Message and Design Knowledge Research Groups.


Professor Rachel Cooper OBE and Professor Iain Stewart MBE.

Design Lab, Roland Levinsky Building.

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Professor Rachel Cooper OBE:

Rachel Cooper OBE is Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy at Lancaster University. She is Director of ImaginationLancaster, an open and exploratory design-led research centre conducting applied and theoretical research into people, products, places and their interactions, and also Chair of Lancaster institute for the Contemporary Arts. Professor Cooper’s research interests cover: design thinking; design management; design policy; and across all sectors of industry, a specific interest in
design for wellbeing and socially responsible design. She has published extensively on these topics, including books ‘Designing Sustainable Cities’ and ‘The Handbook of Wellbeing and the Environment’. She is also series editor of the Routledge series Design for Social Responsibility covering topics such as designing for sustainability, inclusivity, service design, sport, health, transport and policy. She was founding editor of The Design Journal, the founding President of the European Academy of
Design and is also the President of the Design Research Society.

Iain Stewart MBE
Iain Stewart, MBE FGS FRSE Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute at Plymouth University is a Scottish geologist, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. He is Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth and also a member of the Scientific Board of UNESCO’s International Geoscience Programme. Described as geology’s “rock star”, Stewart is best known to the public as the presenter of a number of science programmes for the BBC, notably the BAFTA nominated Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007).

Mike Phillips/Pete Davis/Victoria Squire co-ordinators
i-DAT/Design Knowledge/Message/research clusters.