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PhD projects

I am interested in supervising students in the areas of design culture and creativity, user experience, and the design process.


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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am active in the areas of interaction design, product aesthetics and innovative design teams, and have led EPSRC, AHRC, and Carnegie Trust funded research projects. I am DMEM's Postgraduate Leader, with responsibility for our postgraduate taught courses and students. Prior to joining DMEM I worked as a product design engineer for a number of consultancies, and have continued to engage with industry through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and consultancy work since then.  


Research Interests

I am interested in exploring the underlying issues that drive product design and development. My research addresses the themes of product, process and people: the individual product experience in terms of user interaction; group collaboration in the design and delivery of products; and the sociological factors that drive product innovation and lead to commercial success. Exploration of these three levels of interchange covers the range of human experience in relation to artefacts and technological development, and lessons from each contribute to a range of design principles and practices that are physically, emotionally, and cognitively grounded. 

User experience: I have four PhD students whose topics include aesthetics, remote presence, movement-based product interaction and UCD for advanced manufacturing.  I collaborate with a colleague from Theatre Studies to use elements of dance and drama teaching in the exploration of movement in product interfaces.

Information support for designers:  I am PI on an EPSRC project investigating how patents can support innovative engineering design, having previously been involved in several research projects (DIDET, KIM) focussed on collaborative tools for design teams.  I have been involved in KTP projects with Hulley & Kirkwood Consulting Engineers and SI Associates on the implementation of Knowledge Management systems to support effective working.

Drivers of innovation: I am CI on an EPSRC/AHRC project investigating the relationship of humour constructs to creativity in the design process. I collaborate with a historian from Dundee University on the development and movement of design technology, in particular through the Victorian period. I have a continuing interest in the effect of culture and creativity as drivers of innovation and have published a number of papers on these topics. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, University of Strathclyde

Master of Engineering, University of Glasgow/ Glasgow School of Art

Bachelor of Engineering, Hanzehogeschool van Groningen


  • creativity
  • interaction design
  • design collaboration
  • innovation
  • human-centred design
  • knowledge management
  • design culture
  • product development process

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Research Output

The effect of time pressure on the performance of dexterous operations

Pooripanyakun, M., Wodehouse, A. & Mehnen, J., 21 May 2020. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
3 Downloads (Pure)


New engineering design processes through humour

Hatcher, G. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 31 Oct 2016



MobiBot : personifying telepresence communication

Author: Bamoallem, B. S. A., 20 Sep 2017

Supervisor: Wodehouse, A. (Supervisor) & Yan, X. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Best Poster Award

Andrew Wodehouse (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

"Gold Standard" AHRC reviewer

Andrew Wodehouse (Recipient), Jun 2019

Prize: Other distinction


Institution of Engineering and Shipbuilding in Scotland (IESIS) (External organisation)

Andrew Wodehouse (Advisor)
Jan 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

Pools Engagement in European Research (PEER)

Andrew Wodehouse (Speaker)
19 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk