October 2007

Product Scotland is a collaborative venture between Scottish Higher Education Institutes involved in product design. The aim of Product Scotland is to create a network that is primarily, though not exclusively, open to Scottish based product designers drawn from academic and industrial backgrounds and to achieve research excellence through knowledge pooling. Product Scotland, with the backing of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Methods Network programme, are running 4 workshops between 8 November and 17 December, 2007 to communicate and advance knowledge and skills in product design and development.

To reserve your place or for more information please contact Paul Rodgers on 0131 455 2313 or p.rodgers@napier.ac.uk

Emerging Research Methods for Product Design – Edinburgh
Thursday 8 November, 2007
Workshop Activities 11:00 to 17:00
Workshop Open Evening 18:00 to 19:30

Digital Product Design – Dundee
Friday 23 November, 2007
Workshop Activities 11:00 to 17:00
Workshop Open Evening 18:00 to 19:30

Domestic/Public Rapid Prototyping – Aberdeen
Thursday 6 December, 2007
Workshop Activities 11:00 to 17:00
Workshop Open Evening 18:00 to 19:30

Creativity – Glasgow
Monday 17 December, 2007
Workshop Activities 11:00 to 17:00
Workshop Open Evening 18:00 to 19:30

Last night I gave a presentation as part of the “Talking Shop” series at Glasgow School of Art. These talks are aimed at expanding the conception of design and its related fields.
“While the physical world remains very much the product designer’s realm, today’s product designers are also operating in the age of information technology, where intellectual capital and continuous innovation are key. In order that the designers of the future are equipped not only to react to, but also to anticipate, propose & give ‘form’ to invisible products – such as systems, services, interactions & organisational behaviours- we need to expand the definition of the term ‘product’; the product designer of the future must be equally at home within the world of emerging technologies.”