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James Thorp

Research student

Thesis Title

Data-driven Design for Sustainability

Research overview

My research looks at how data from Internet of Things objects can be visualised and applied to the design and redesign of products and services. IoT means data gathering on a scale previously unachievable. This means we can identify waste, excessive energy use, production issues, resource use, environmental conditions and more datasets that can inform the design of products, buildings, machines and vehicles. I am specifically interested in how data-driven design can contribute to tackling climate change and environmental sustainability.

Current Teaching

Teaching assistant for Design Visualisation module LICA241

Career Details

Trained in architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture to RIBA Part II level. Completed masters in Climate Change at Birkbeck, University of London. Professional experience includes energy management, architecture and undergraduate design teaching (Architecture and Interior Design).

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