The Team

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Dr. Steve Gill

Steve is a product designer with 21 years of experience in industry and academia. He has designed or product managed around 50 products to market and has published more than 50 peer reviewed outputs. He is currently co-writing a book with Prof. Alan Dix of Birmingham University to be published in 2015 by Oxford University Press called Touch IT. The book came out of the DEPtH: Designing for Physicality project, a research council funded collaboration with University of Lancaster. Steve is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Design Research Society.

 

Dr. Gareth Louden

Research interests focus on creativity and the innovation process, combining ideas from anthropology and psychology, engineering and design. Gareth has been active in academic and industrial research for over 25 years. He also runs a research and enterprise activity at the Centre for Creativity and is one of the co-founders of the User Centred Design Research (UCD-R) group. Previously he worked for Apple Research and Ericsson Research in the design and development of new software and computer embedded products. He has taken several research ideas all the way through to commercial products for companies including Apple and AsiaWorks. He is a holder of 5 patents and has authored more than 50 publications. He has also won many awards including ‘Best Software Product Award’ at COMDEX Asia, and for his concept design work from IDSA/Business Week.

 

Martijn Gommeren

Steve is a product designer with 21 years of experience in industry and academia. He has designed or product managed around 50 products to market and has published more than 50 peer reviewed outputs. He is currently co-writing a book with Prof. Alan Dix of Birmingham University to be published in 2015 by Oxford University Press called Touch IT. The book came out of the DEPtH: Designing for Physicality project, a research council funded collaboration with University of Lancaster. Steve is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Design Research Society.

 

Bethan Gordon

I have 10 years of academic and industrial experience.  During that time I have collaborated on projects with LTG, Clogau Gold,  Metabolics to name but a few.  I have also been the Programme Director for both the BA BSc (Hons) Product Design Programme and have played a role in developing an appropriate, fresh and exciting curriculum.  I am a moderator for one of Cardiff Metropolitan University’s collaborative partner’s programme; the FDA Contemporary Furniture Design course at Bridgend College  I have external examined an MA by Research for Huddersfield University and currently External Examine BA Product Design at Middlesex and MA Product Design at Nottingham Trent University. During this time I have researched and published at a number of International Conferences concerning Design Education and User testing in Design. I am a member of the PAIPR research group and to this end I research different user testing methodologies for products and the development of augmented environments that replicate the context of use.