Projects per year
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.
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.
Doctor of Engineering, University of Strathclyde
Master of Engineering, University of Glasgow/ Glasgow School of Art
Bachelor of Engineering, Hanzehogeschool van Groningen
- interaction design
- design collaboration
- human-centred design
- knowledge management
- design culture
- product development process
1/01/19 → 31/03/19
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution book
Annamalai Vasantha, G. V. (Creator), Wodehouse, A. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 17 Jan 2018
Activities per year
Activity: Examination types › Examination
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Journal peer review