Job: PhD Researcher & Part time Lecturer
Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities
School/department: School of Design
Research group(s): Design and New Product Development
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 207 8498
Social Media: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/juan-armellini-582342a4
Juan Armellini is a PhD researcher and Part-Time lecturer at DMU and also co-supervises Masters students in areas of design.
He studied Graphic Design and Product Design as an undergraduate, leading to a scholarship in Italy to learn the craft of jewellery production and stone setting in 2004. He then completed an MA in Three Dimensional Design at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011, where he looked at the perception of contemporary trends of electronic devices, including product semantics, nostalgia, and an emerging hypothesis on the “essential characteristics” of objects.Juan is currently undertaking a PhD research in product customisation to be completed in March 2017. The focus of his research is on evaluating the consumer attachment and value enhancement towards customised products, particularly where the process of customisation is governed by automated systems, for example through computer algorithms, (i.e. customised for the consumer rather than by the consumer).
Design and New Product Development
Armellini, J., & Dr Dean, L. (2016)Randomized Customization: ADriver for Enhanced Product Value.The International Journal ofDesigned Objects, 10(2), 31–43.
Available at: http://ijgo.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.237/prod.80
Design Research Society - June 2016
Design Society - May 2016
How Unique is 'Unique'?. Three Minute Thesis. De Montfort University, Leicester. April, 2016.
Consumer engagement, value enhancement through Additive Manufacturing. Presentation. Postgraduate conference: Textual, Visual and Digital Cultures Conference, February, 2014. De Montfort University, Leicester.
Consumer engagement, value enhancement through Additive Manufacturing. Poster presentation. ‘Research Degree Students’ Poster Competition and Research Open Day’. De Montfort University, Leicester. April 2014.
Research Assistant - 2015. Project funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF), led by Prof. Gabriel Egan. Investigation, test and evaluation of different digital capturing and reproduction techniques of ancient typefaces.
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