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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?.

Design for social innovation and inclusion. (2013)
Presentation / Conference
CRADDOCK, C.T. and FAIRBURN, S.M. 2013. Design for social innovation and inclusion. Presented at the 10th European Academy of Design conference (EAD 10): crafting the future, 17-19 April 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Designing out crime is a strategy that the UK Design Council continues to profile and support, promoting the use of design as an approach for addressing social challenges and combating crime (UK Design Council 2011). This paper considers the strategy... Read More about Design for social innovation and inclusion..