Dr Ross Harris


Design and Making, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

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Ross started his design career as part of the DMEM Department at Strathclyde university. After completing both his Undergraduate BSc and Postgraduate MSc in Product Design Ross undertook a PhD. His PhD focused on improving the collection and analysis of qualitative data and providing structure and new teaching tools within the area of automotive parts inspection.

During this time he took on teaching roles within the department supporting a variety of classes focused on Design principles. This later became a full role as part of the teaching staff where he lectured classes on Remanufacturing, Sustainable Engineering, Business & Innovation and The Design Process. As well as writing material for lectures and tutorials Ross organised conferences in the UK such as ISCAE 2016, and provided support at ICOR 2015 & 2017 at which he presented research. From 2015 to 2018 he also worked as a consultant researcher for the SIR (Scottish Institute for Remanufacture) taking on various projects.

His research focuses on the future of design, examining concepts such as Sustainability, Aftermarket products, and the interaction between the user and technology.