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Dr Martyn Evans

Martyn Evans

Current Teaching

  • MA Design Management - Imagination Lab (LICA429)
  • MA Design Management - Major Research Project (LICA426)
  • MRes Digital Innovation (HighWire) - Special Topics (HIGH401)

Research Interests

My research interests are based around design futures - the approaches designers use to consider, conceptualise and communicate the future as an intrinsic aspect of design activity. The use of design in a strategic manner underpins much of my research activities. As a trained industrial designer, my research is informed by a clear understanding of the relationship between design theory and practice. I have developed a range of research interests that encompass, but are not limited to: design futures; design strategy; design and trend forecasting; design process; design thinking; design management; product design and development; packaging design; creative design practice; design and innovation; and design pedagogy.

Current Research

External Roles

Current External Examinerships

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University: MSc Advanced Product Design; MDes Design (2009-13)
  • De Montfort University: MA Design Innovation; MA Design Management; MA Fashion Management (2010-14)

Previous External Examinerships

  • Glasgow Caledonian University: BA (Hons) International Product Design (2007-12)
  • Swansea Metropolitan University: BA/BSc (Hons) Product Design (2008-12)
  • University of Central Lancashire: BA/BSc (Hons) Product Design; MA Toy Design (2006-10)
  • University of Bolton: Product Design undergraduate portfolio; MSc Computer Aided Product Development (2004-09)
  • University of East London: Chief Examiner, Product Design undergraduate portfolio (2002-07)

Additional Information

Guest Lectures and Invited Talks

I have delivered guest lectures and/or supervised design projects at the following institutions:

  • Brunel University (2011)
  • University of Bradford (2002 & 2003)
  • University of Dundee (2008)
  • Ecole Internationale de Design, Toulon, France (2006)
  • Liverpool John Moores University (2010 & 2011)
  • Oxford Brookes University (2010)
  • University of Salford (2007, 2009, 2010 & 2011)
  • University of Wales Institute Cardiff (2004, 2006, & 2007)