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De Montfort University : Unit 34 - Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory REF 2014 : Impact case studies
(De Montfort University, 2014)
The Design Unit’s unique approach to product design research has had direct, tangible and transformative impacts upon the private companies involved. Whilst the Design Unit routinely provides product design support for ...
A Prototype Interactive Tactile Display with Auditory Feedback
(Dublin City University, 2014-09-01)
Tactile surfaces can display useful information in a variety of applications for blind, visually-impaired and even sighted users. One example is the use of paper-based tactile maps as navigational aids for interior and ...
The bubble that didn't burst: Dance Animateurs in the 1980s
(People Dancing: the foundation for community dance, 2016-12)
This article, written to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the foundation of People Dancing, outlines the debt those working in participatory and community dance today owe to the pioneers of community dance in the UK.
Construction and its shadow
This exhibition at Leeds City Art Gallery, funded by the Henry Moore Institute, draws on collections both from Leeds Museum and Galleries and the Arts Council collection to look at groups of British artists that came to ...
'Speed: towards a collective biography of Brooklands' female motor racing drivers'
(British Society of Sports History, 2011-03)
As Roger Munting pointed out in the last BSSH Bulletin, academic historians have written very little on motor racing. In referencing Adrian Smith’s paper ‘Sport, speed and the technological imperative’ Munting located the ...
Early Football and the Emergence of Modern Soccer, c.1840-1880
(Taylor and Francis, 2015-06)
The origins of the modern football codes have attracted considerable attention from historians of sport over the past two decades, resulting in a vigorous debate between the self-described ‘revisionists’, led by Adrian ...
Women’s Football, Europe and Professionalization 1971-2011
This was one of the four inaugural projects funded by the European Football Confederations (UEFA) at the launch of its academic universitites division in 2010-11. There are currently 53 member associations and the project ...
The National Association of Dance and Mime Animateurs (1986-9): a community of practice
(Dance Research, 2013-11)
The Foundation for Community Dance is the national lead body for community dance in the UK. It has been at the forefront of the development of community dance in Britain continuously for over twenty five years. It began, ...
Where have all the ideas gone? An anatomy of sketch inhibition among student designers
(Design Research Society, 2017)
The reluctance of student designers to engage in sketching during the early stages of their processes is an increasing phenomenon, observed on a continual basis within higher education, and one with marked effects on design ...
An Intimate Approach to the Management and Integration of Design Knowledge for Small Firms
(Design Management Institute, 2016-07-29)
In August 2012 the author presented a paper entitled ‘’The Fuzzy Front End of Product Design Projects: How Universities Can Manage Knowledge Transfer and Creation’’ at the International Design Management Research Conference ...