Bader Aldurai

Domestic Interior Social Dynamics: Social Interactions in Kuwaiti Homes

The research aims to find better understanding of the current forms of social interactions that are caused by or causing differences in the domestic interior design to come with a problem solving approach to social developments.

David Sanchez Ruano

Designing with-in Nature: Using biophilia, biomimicry and resilience thinking as foundations for a ‘symbiotic design practice’

How can design education move from using nature as a source of aesthetic inspiration, applied simply as a catalyst to artistic problem elaboration, to the act of designing symbiotically with nature?

Deirdre MacKenna

The capacity of programme-making to develop contexts which can sustain lasting and deep engagements between the programme-maker, content and the consumer

The new knowledge will emerge from the questioning of whether there has been a shift in programming practice from series of individually curated art projects to long-term approaches which instrumentalise artistic practice within clear thematic strands.

Drew Walker

The Importance of Place: Gugging, Patient, Art, Doctor und Die Welt

What is the nature of the artistic and psychological process between patient-artist and artist-doctor in the psychiatric facility of Maria Gugging, in Lower Austria?

Geoff Lucas

Towards a Concrete Art: A Practice-Led Investigation

This study aims to identify a consistent position for Concrete Art, relevant to an understanding of, and highlighting its vital importance in, contemporary practice.

Giles Sutherland

The Road to Meikle Seggie: Richard Demarco’s Pedagogical-Creative Journeys, 1972 to 1990

The purpose of this study is to document, illuminate, analyse, comment on and explicate Richard Demarco’s pedagogical-creative journeys, between 1972 and 1990.

Gill Emslie

The Braided Way: From Conflict to Community Social design tools for sustainability

This heuristic study uses ‘Process Work’ as a lens to evaluate the facilitation of a shift in perspective, consciousness, or meta-design.

Iwona Hrynczenko

Periodic Table of Movements: A Reference Framework for Expressive Movement and Gesture

The research, ontological in character, analysing and mapping body language, aims to contribute to future interactive applications, based on movement recognition technology.

Jade Lauren Cawthray-Syms

Co-creating Citizen Science for Innovation

This project aims to identify what co-created citizen science can achieve for science and society, and to ascertain the core features of a successful co-created project, developing models of practice and/or interventions to support practitioner’s delivery.

Joanna Bletcher

Curating design innovation: an exploration of curatorial methodologies for an emerging design museum

The thesis argues that communication and recognition of design as an intellectual and practical activity remains underdeveloped within industry and academia.

John Dummett

Paper Publics: An exploration of visual, textual and verbal representations of ‘the public’

With many urban redevelopment projects, either completed or in their developmental stages, it is an opportune moment in which to critically interrogate and creatively open up and reconfigure contemporary visual, textual and verbal representations of ‘the public’.

Karen-Ann Dicken

A Tool Making Renaissance: Integrating 3D printing and hand fabrication to democratise manufacturing in the home

This study seeks to establish the relationships between makers, technology and society through a practice based investigation of how contemporary creators are integrating 3D printing and traditional hand fabrication through tool making.

Karin de Wild

Activation of the mnemonic space. A memory space for Net.Art

How can art museums offer an interactive memory space for Net.Art and which fundamental changes need to be made in the (traditional) memory culture within these institutions?

Kieran Baxter

Topographic vision: The creative application of aerial photography and digital visualisation for built heritage and archaeological narrative

This practice-based enquiry draws from the researcher’s training in digital media and practice in low altitude aerial photography techniques.

Kumanga Andrahennadi

Mindful Design Practice: A Journey of Becoming Water

The design thinking perspective is taken in order link it to a large body of research in response to taking care of the designer’s mind and the environment.

Laura Donkers

Deploying collaborative artistic co-creative methods to strategically promote eco-social sustainability for small island communities

This project mediates this loss. It seeks to help collect and harness this knowledge, and will ask key research questions about its potential uses and the ways in which co-creative artistic practices helps record and disseminate it.

Roddy  Hunter

Curating The Eternal Network After Globalisation

The research focuses upon production, distribution and reception of network art practice before and after globalisation.

Sara Nevay

Co-design and E-textiles: Discovering value and support for loneliness in older adults

This research works inclusively with older adults who may be vulnerable to loneliness to co-design meaningful and relevant interactive textiles and discover sensitive and engaging ways of staying socially connected.

Saskia Coulson

Saskia's research focuses on participatory social innovation and she is developing co-creation methods for the selection, application, iteration and evaluation of project indicators.

Steven Birnie

Local and Global Explorations Through Design Research

The work aims to understand and communicate through a series of case studies how participatory action research can be applied locally