Thursday, 16 September 2010

Visiting Lecture Series: Design Built-In, Developing our Design DNA

We will shortly be announcing details of our 2011 Visiting Lecture Series , Design Built-In, being jointly held by the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham City University, and Aston University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, with the support of The Birmingham Post.

These follow a very successful series of lectures, Aspects of Design held in over the past year and including Visiting lectures from Professor Andrew Sentance of Warwick Business School and the Monetary Policy Committee, Satish Kumar, author, philosopher and Visiting Fellow of Schumacher College, Charles Morgan of Morgan Motor Company and renowned engineer and designer, Dr Alex Moulton of Moulton Cycles.

2011 Programme

1) Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, Head of MacroEconomics, IBM Institute for Business Value Global Centre for Economic Development
Finance Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin (date to be confirmed, January/February 2010)

Dr Constantin Gurdgiev
Head of Macroeconomics
 IBM Institute for Business Value
In his role was Head of Macroeconomics at the IBM Institute for Business Value Global Center for Economic Development, Dr Gurdgiev is responsible for conducting thought leadership research into macroeconomic aspects of urban development, as well as analysis and modelling of macroeconomic environments at city, state and regional levels for a variety of international, public and private sectors organizations.

Dr. Gurdgiev has a background in macroeconomics and finance and more than 15 years’ experience in international consultancy work in the areas of strategy, economic analysis and financial markets. He holds a Ph.D. in macroeconomics and finance from Trinity College, Dublin, an M.A. in macroeconomics from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. in mathematics from University of California, Los Angeles.

He is a Lecturer in Finance with Trinity College, Dublin and is research active in the areas of theoretical finance and applied finance applications to property markets, taxation regimes and high performance computing.

Relevant articles:

2) Ian Callum, Design Director, Jaguar Cars (Jan/Feb 2011, date to be confirmed)

Jaguar Cars:

Article covering some of Ian's design drivers:

Design Built-In, Visiting Lecture at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design
with Ian Callum, Design Director, Jaguar Cars 2011

3) Dr James Moultrie, Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University, Design Research Lecture, as guest of the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Associate Dean Research, Professor David Durling.
Date: 23rd February, time to be confirmed.

Dr James Moultrie
Institute for Manufacturing
University of Cambridge

James Moultrie


James Moultrie is a University Lecturer in Innovation and Design Management. His research interests seek to improve the utilisation of design skills and increase design/innovation capability at project, firm and national levels. Specific interests include design management, design strategy and the role of the physical environment on enhancing innovation. His PhD focused on assessing and improving design capabilities in small firms.
James is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (IMechE) and has over ten years of industrial experience as a project manager, senior engineer and marketing product manager in the precision instruments sector. He has a 'Scientific and Technical Academy Award' and an Emmy for work on a range of lenses for professional 35mm cinematography.
James is responsible for research activities relating to Innovation and Design Management.

Research Interests

  • Measurement of design capability at a firm and national level
  • Strategic management of design
  • New approaches to managing new product development
  • Product aesthetics

Selected Publications

  • Moultrie J, Clarkson P J, Probert D R, (2007), Development of a design audit tool, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 24 No. 4
  • Moultrie J, Clarkson P J, Probert D R, (2006), Development of a product audit, Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Proceedings of the I.Mech.E Part B, Vol. 220 No. 7, pp 1157-1174
  • Lewis M, Moultrie J, (2005), The organisational innovation laboratory, Journal of Creativity & Innovation Management, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp 73-83
  • Crilly N, Moultrie J, Clarkson P J, (2004), Seeing things: response to the visual domain in product design, Design Studies, Vol. 25 No. 6. pp547-577
For a full list of James Moultrie's publications follow this link. 

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