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Dr Paul Ralph

Formerly at Lancaster University

Paul Ralph

PhD supervision

Investigating the meaning and measurement of Design Project Success
Investigating gamification processes, practices and antecedents of success
Investigating methods and practices for debiasing design projects

Current Research

Paul’s research involves the study of designers and their projects, tools, practices and methods as well as design cognition, complexity and emergence. It combines process and variance theories, qualitative and quantitate approaches, and interdisciplinary research from diverse design contexts.


Paul assists local and international firms with improving their design processes and project management methods, and with transitioning from conventional to Agile approaches to software development. Past clients include the Vancouver Olympic Committee, PartnerPedia and The Gardiner Institute.


PhD (Management Information Systems) - University of British Columbia

Research Interests

Empirical Software Engineering, Information Systems Desgn, Software Project Management; Design Science

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