Pueblo pottery

Our recent trip to Santa Fe provided opportunity to explore the pottery produced by Native Americans in the Pueblos of New Mexico. We are grateful to Andrew Fisher, owner of Andrea Fisher …

Making Futures Conference

While our colleagues at Lancaster and Manchester Metropolitan Universities were studying design ecology(ies) in Santa Fe, Tom attended the Making Futures conference organised by Plymouth College of Art. Set in the beautiful …

Working with the National Coppice Federation

In collaboration with Dr Bruce Carnie at University of Leeds, we have been involved in a project with the National Coppice Federation to explore new packaging and brand concepts. As an organisation that …

Exploring the creative ecology of Santa Fe

We are conducting an in-depth field study in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA to explore the extensive traditional arts and crafts that continue to be made by the local Native American and …

Think aloud

As I explained in the design process blog, we have been trying to use the process model to guide graphic designers/students in the explicit stages of the design process and asking them to …

Design Process

Recently, I have been trying to come up with an early draft of a design process model for designing new patterns from existing patterns of national/international significance to particular cultures. For example if a designer …

Visit to Lakeland Coppice Products

On  1st June  Dr. Dian Li and I went to visit Ian Taylor of Lakeland Coppice Products at his workshop in Windermere. We were also joined by Jeyon Jung from the Lancaster side of Design Routes and she …