Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University

Gray’s School of Art at Robert Gordon University is one of the academic partners in Design in Action.  Based in Aberdeen, Gray’s School of Art is leading on the food sector on behalf of the project.  The food and drink sector is a key sector in the Scottish economy and home to a wide range of businesses.  Within the sector, Gray’s School of Art is particularly interested in how design can be used as a strategic tool for innovation to help businesses grow.  In 2013, Gray’s School of Art led a successful Chiasma which explored how artisan food producers could utilise design to innovate and build their business without losing sight of the unique nature of the produce.  In addition to their work in the Chiasma, the team at Gray’s are conducting research into a range of topics of interest, including how open innovation can benefit small businesses and how collaboration occurs in the process of co-creation in design.

For further information please contact Dr. Gemma Kearney, by email: g.kearney@rgu.ac.uk or by telephone: 01224 263703

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Publications

Harris, P., Fremantle, C. Participations Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 10(2), pp. 183–200.

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2012: Reflections on Collaboration

Fremantle, C. 2012. a-n The Artists Information Company. Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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2013: Metaphors in design: An analysis of how we represent design expertise

Gulari, M.N. Proceedings of EKSIG 2013-Experiential knowledge special interest group – Design Research Society, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.

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2013: Assessing the effectiveness of the design-led innovation support for SMEs

Gulari, M.N., Fairburn, S., & Malins, J.  2013. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, […]

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2013: “Trust me, I am an expert”: Why is there a lack of trust in design expertise?

Gulari, M.N., Fairburn, S., & Malins, 2013. J. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, […]

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2013: Is specialist designer an oxymoron? The value of specialisation in the design field

Gulari, M.N. & Fairburn S. 2013. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of the Engineering and Product Design Education. Dublin, […]

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2014: Effective approaches for innovation support for smes

Malins J. & Gulari M. N. 2013. Swedish Journal of Design, 2(13), pp. 32-39

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2014: How eco-design strategies are applied in UK-based SMEs: An empirical Study

Bugali M. H. & Gulari, M. N. 2013. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of the Engineering

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  Gulari, M.N., Börü, A., & Malins, J. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the Engineering and Product Design […]

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Proceedings of E&PDE 2013, the 15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Dublin, Ireland

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The Value of Design Research, 11th European Academy of Design Conference. April 22-24 2015. Paris Descartes University.

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Extract of the Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Design4Health. 13-16th July 2015. Sheffield Hallam University.

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Conference paper: International conference on engineering and product design education. Loughborough University, Design School. 3-4 September 2015.

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International Journal of Art & Design Education. Special Issue: iJADE 2014. Conference Issue: Collaborative Practices in Arts Education. Volume 34, […]

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Book / Catalogue. New Energies: Land Art Generator Initiative, Copenhagen. Published November, 2014.

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