Design & New Product Development
Design and New Product Development is a multidisciplinary research group. Working across all the schools of design within the Faculty, it embraces Product, Furniture and Interior Design; Fashion, Contour Fashion and Footwear; Design Crafts, and Social Dimensions of Design.
The group was formed to perform pioneering research – empirical, theoretical, collaborative and practical – in both established and emerging domains. Special research interests include:
- Additive manufacturing in design
- Design for industry
- Medical products and devices
- Innovations in packaging
- User informed design
- Retail, consumers and technologies
- Resource-efficient design
- Historical, cultural and future issues in design
Oxford Instruments collaboration
Interview with Lynn Shepherd from Oxford Instruments.
For the OI group, we undertook design research into a three-dimensional corporate identity, as well as how to apply it across a variety of material finishes. For the group’s Finnish subsidiary, we researched hand-held devices for field analysis by dispersive X-ray fluorescence.