In addition to the post of Deputy Director of C4D www.centrefordesign.com/Home, I am also course director for the MDes Service Design Innovation. The course links two major universities, University of the Arts, London (a key player in art and design education) and Cranfield University. Consequently, teaching is actively directed towards engaging with different disciplines and C4D is a catalyst to facilitate educational workshops and projects with scientists and industry in areas such as nanotechnology, medical healthcare devices and open-data and public sector innovation; my research interest in systemic design thinking is closely linked to my teaching practice.

Teaching /

SADI TRIP


Collaborations have also taken place in the UK with Lucy Kimbell LINK from the Saïd Business School and the University of Oxford’s MBA students. The most recent workshop, funded by Samsung Europe and supported by Oxfordshire County Council used service design methods to explore existing travel practices and the opportunities for service design interventions to change travel behaviours in Bicester Town
(July 2011).


Current

I am currently supervising three PhDs in the areas of design management and strategic visualization, the development of emotional objects and graphic design in China





Lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and the design of on-line learning material are all methods that I use to teach. In 2004 I was awarded a distinction for the SEDA (Staff Educational Development Awards) Application of Learning Technologies course, which resulted in Associate membership to the Higher Education Academy.

I have extensive experience teaching at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels in the disciplines of product, service and design management as well as engineering. Currently, I am external examiner to the Master of Design course at Duncan Jordanstone School of Art and Design, University of Dundee.

I have run workshops internationally, including for the third year running a one-week service design workshop with my colleague Cordula Friedlander at Samsung Art and Design Institute (SADI) in South Korea.


Collaborations have also taken place in the UK with Lucy Kimbell (LINK) from the Saïd Business School and the University of Oxford’s MBA students. The most recent workshop, funded by Samsung Europe and supported by Oxfordshire County Council used service design methods to explore existing travel practices and the opportunities for service design interventions to change travel behaviours in Bicester Town
(July 2011).




All works © Alison Prendiville 2011