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The future of design support: what can we learn from design support experience in the UK, Estonia and Turkey? (2017)
Journal Article
GULARI, M.N., MELIORANSKI, R.-H., ER, O. and FREMANTLE, C. 2017. The future of design support: what can we learn from design support experience in the UK, Estonia and Turkey? Design journal [online], 20(Supplement 1): proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design conference (EAD12): design for next, 12-14 April 2017, Rome, Italy, pages S669-S680. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1353013

This article provides a comparison of design support landscape of three countries: the UK, Estonia and Turkey. The economic and political development patterns and experience of design support within these countries lead to different models of design... Read More about The future of design support: what can we learn from design support experience in the UK, Estonia and Turkey?.

Impact by design: evaluating knowledge exchange as a lens for evaluating the wider impacts of a design-led business support programme. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
FREMANTLE, C., GULARI, M.N., FAIRBURN, S., HEPBURN, L.-A., VALENTINE, G. and MEAGHER, L. 2016. Impact by design: evaluating knowledge exchange as a lens for evaluating the wider impacts of a design-led business support programme. In Proceedings of the 20th Design Management Institute(DMI): academic design management conference (DMI:ADMC): inflection point: design research meets design practice, 28-29 July 2016, Boston, USA. Boston: DMI [online], pages 405-430. Available from: https://www.dmi.org/page/ADMC2016Proceedings

This paper reports on the evaluation of knowledge exchange and impact generated through Design in Action (DIA), a design-led business support approach to answering the Arts and Humanities Research Council's call for knowledge exchange hubs. Can evalu... Read More about Impact by design: evaluating knowledge exchange as a lens for evaluating the wider impacts of a design-led business support programme..

Metaphors in design: how we think of design expertise. (2015)
Journal Article
GULARI, M.N. 2015. Metaphors in design: how we think of design expertise. Journal of research practice [online], 11(2), article M8. Available from: http://jrp.icaap.org/in...rp/article/view/485/423

The notions of design and design expertise are often argued about, but rarely agreed upon, by the design community. Cognitive linguists suggest that metaphors structure our perceptions and understanding, and affect the way we organize our ideas. Base... Read More about Metaphors in design: how we think of design expertise..

Understanding experimentation as improvisation in arts research. (2015)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A. and GULARI, M.N. 2015. Understanding experimentation as improvisation in arts research. Qualitative research journal [online], 15(4), pages 392-403. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-06-2015-0035

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to address the following questions: in what sense does experimentation as improvisation lead to methodological innovation? What are the implications of artistic experimentation as improvisation for education and... Read More about Understanding experimentation as improvisation in arts research..

Are design-led innovation approaches applicable to SMEs? (2015)
Conference Proceeding
GULARI, M.N. and FREMANTLE, C. 2015. Are design-led innovation approaches applicable to SMEs? In Bingham, G., Southee, D., McCardle, J., Kovacevic, A., Bohemia, E. and Parkinson, B. (eds.) Proceedings of the 17th International conference on engineering and product design eduction (E&PDE 2015): great expectations: design teaching, research and enterprise, 3-4 September 2015, Loughborough, UK. Glasgow: Design Society [online], pages 556-561. Available from: https://www.designsocie...S+APPLICABLE+TO+SMES%3F

This study analyses the design discourse and approaches in order to identify whether design-led innovation approaches are applicable to SMEs. It discusses the number of concepts that are widely used in design including design-driven innovation, desig... Read More about Are design-led innovation approaches applicable to SMEs?.

Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland. (2014)
Thesis
GULARI, M.N. 2014. Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the engine of economic growth and job creation. Governments have devoted considerable resources to increase their competitiveness in the market. Several design support programmes (DSPs) have emerged from... Read More about Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland..

Effective approaches for innovation support for SMEs. (2013)
Journal Article
MALINS, J. and GULARI, M.N. 2013. Effective approaches for innovation support for SMEs. Swedish design research journal [online], 2(13), pages 32-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3384/svid.2000-964X.13232

Providing appropriate innovation support to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is an on-going challenge. Governments offer a range of initiatives from advice, to research and development grants; however, the underlying methodological frameworks... Read More about Effective approaches for innovation support for SMEs..

Is specialist designer an oxymoron? (2013)
Conference Proceeding
GULARI, M.N. and FAIRBURN, S. 2013. Is specialist designer an oxymoron? The value of specialisation in the design field. In Bohemia, E., Ion, W., Kovacevic, A., Lawlor, J., McGrath, M., McMahon, C., Parkinson, B., Reilly, G., Ring, M., Simpson, R. and Tormey, D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th International on engineering and product design education conference (E&PDE13): design education - growing our future, 5-6 September 2013, Dublin, Ireland. Glasgow: The Design Society/Institution of Engineering Designers [online], pages 246-251. Available from: https://www.designsociety.org/publication/34720.

Jack-of-all-trades, master of none is a figure of speech that suits generalists well. Having special knowledge is usually confused with being an expert. Does it mean that a non-specialist or a generalist is not an expert? Curriculums of many design s... Read More about Is specialist designer an oxymoron?.

Assessing the effectiveness of design-led innovation support for SMEs. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
GULARI, M.N., FAIRBURN, S. and MALINS, J. 2013. Assessing the effectiveness of design-led innovation support for SMEs. In Proceedings of the 10th European academy of design conference (EAD 10): crafting the future, 17-19 April 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden. Lancaster: European Academy of Design [online]. Available from: http://www.trippus.se/eventus/userfiles/67134.pdf

This paper aims to understand the effectiveness of design-led methods and approaches to support small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) with innovation, and how their needs are fulfilled by support instruments through investigating the activities of... Read More about Assessing the effectiveness of design-led innovation support for SMEs..

Trust me, I am a designer: why is there a lack of trust in design expertise? (2013)
Presentation / Conference
GULARI, M.N., FAIRBURN, S. and MALINS, J. 2013. Trust me, I am a designer: why is there a lack of trust in design expertise? Presented at the 10th European Academy of Design conference (EAD 10): crafting the future, 17-19 April 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden.

The design field has broadened to include a wide range of design interventions following the promotion of concepts such as design thinking that are based on a generalist mind-set. Yet, some designers as specialist-generalists find it difficult to com... Read More about Trust me, I am a designer: why is there a lack of trust in design expertise?.

Towards an evolutionary understanding on the success of participatory design. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
GULARI, M.N., BORU, A. and MALINS, J. 2011. Towards an evolutionary understanding on the success of participatory design. In Kovacevic, A., Ion, W., McMahon, C., Buck, L. and Hogarth, P. (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th International conference on engineering and product design eduction (E&PDE 2011), 8-9 September 2011, London, UK. Glasgow: Design Society [online], pages 721-726. Available from: https://www.designsocie...of+Participatory+Design

The notion of `participation, and the democratization of design' is not just a movement for social innovation but it is also a powerful methodology for the innovation of products and services. However, the complicated nature of participatory design m... Read More about Towards an evolutionary understanding on the success of participatory design..