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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..

Transformative design thinking: a human-centred model for innovation. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
MALINS, J.P. 2013. Transformative design thinking: a human-centred model for innovation. In Proceedings of the 10th International conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD 10): crafting the future, 17-19 April 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden. Gothenberg: University of Gothenberg [online], paper number 67133. Available from: http://www.trippus.se/eventus/userfiles/67133.pdf

In recent years there have been a number of Innovation Centres established in the UK and associated funding calls to support the development of new ones, however there is no common theoretical framework, which underpins the methodology for their oper... Read More about Transformative design thinking: a human-centred model for innovation..

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?.

Future textile visions: smart textiles for health and wellness. (2012)
Report
MALINS, J., STEED, J., FAIRBURN, S., ROBERTSON, S., MCINTYRE, L., CRUICKSHANK, L. and SCOTT, K., 2012. Future textile visions: smart textiles for health and wellness. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

A report prepared for the Scottish Government on behalf of the Scottish Academy of Fashion, which examines the potential of new textiles solutions for health applications. Following a Sandpit event hosted by the Scottish Academy of Fashion on 13th an... Read More about Future textile visions: smart textiles for health and wellness..

c4di Project Evaluation Report. (2012)
Report
MALINS, J. 2012. c4di Project Evaluation Report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The purpose of this review is to evaluate the work of the center for Design and Innovation, an ERDF and SEEKIT funded project established by the Robert Gordon University in October 2008. The project aimed to assist SMEs in Scotland to become more com... Read More about c4di Project Evaluation Report..

Innovation by design: a programme to support SMEs. (2011)
Journal Article
MALINS, J.P. 2011. Innovation by design: a programme to support SMEs. Swedish design journal, 2011(2), pages 25-31.

Small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs)1 are generally clear on the need for innovation; however they are very often less clear on how innovation can be achieved. One possible reason for this may be because of a lack of a culture supportive of innov... Read More about Innovation by design: a programme to support SMEs..

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..

ProjectSpace: linking design education with business. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
MALINS, J. and MURRAY, A. 2011. ProjectSpace: linking design education with business. 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 11-15. Available from: https://www.designsocie...Education+with+Business

Design graduates are increasingly called upon to work in cross-disciplinary ways in order to respond to the challenges of designing services and products. Working in multidisciplinary teams on live projects involving external organisations can help p... Read More about ProjectSpace: linking design education with business..

Innovation by design: using design thinking to support SMEs. (2011)
Presentation / Conference
MALINS, J.P. 2011. Innovation by design: using design thinking to support SMEs. Presented at the 9th International conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD 09): the endless end, 4-7 May 2011, Porto, Portugal [online]. Available from: http://endlessend.up.pt...rence-Proceedings_r.pdf

Small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are generally clear on the need for innovation; however they are very often less clear on how innovation can be brought about. One possible reason for this may be because of a lack of an innovation culture wit... Read More about Innovation by design: using design thinking to support SMEs..

A grand day out: empathic approaches to design. (2008)
Conference Proceeding
MALINS, J. and MCDONAGH, D. 2008. A grand day out: empathic approaches to design. In Clarke, A., Evatt, M., Hogarth, P., Lloveras, J. and Pons, L. (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International conference on engineering and product design eduction (E&PDE 2008): new perspectives in design education, 4-5 September 2008, Barcelona, Spain. Glasgow: Design Society [online], volume 1, pages 198-203. Available from: https://www.designsocie...ic+Approaches+to+Design

Design education is facing some interesting and challenging times. Students need to be equipped with all the necessary designing skills, whilst being effective interdisciplinary team players and sensitive design researchers. There has been increasing... Read More about A grand day out: empathic approaches to design..

Designing creativity tools to support business innovation. (2008)
Conference Proceeding
MALINS, J. and GRANT, E. 2010. Designing creativity tools to support business innovation. In Proceedings of the 1st DESIRE Network conference on creativity and innovation in design (DESIRE'10), 16-17 August 2010, Aarhus, Denmark. Lancaster: DESIRE Network [online], pages 181-188. Available from: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1854995

There are a wide range of approaches and organizations, which have the common aim of supporting SMEŸs to deliver new products and services. This paper examines the various approaches which have been taken and in particular describes the work of The C... Read More about Designing creativity tools to support business innovation..

The post disciplinary digital practitioner. (2007)
Conference Proceeding
MALINS, J., PENGELLY, J. and MARSHALL, J. 2007. The post disciplinary digital practitioner. In Bohemia E., Hilton K., McMahon C. and Clarke A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 9th International conference on engineering and product design eduction (E&PDE 2007), 13-14 September 2007, Newcastle, UK. Glasgow: Design Society [online], pages 437-442. Available from: https://www.designsocie...ry+digital+practitioner

As new models of digital practice emerge, new pedagogies are being developed which are adopting a transdisciplinary approach to learning. The paper examines the concept of transdisciplinarity drawing on a range of examples from the USA and Europe. Th... Read More about The post disciplinary digital practitioner..

Evaluating GraysNet: an online PDP tool for use in an art and design context. (2005)
Journal Article
MALINS, J. and McKILLOP, C. 2005. Evaluating GraysNet: an online PDP tool for use in an art and design context. Art, design and communication in higher education [online], 4(1), pages 31-48. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1386/adch.4.1.31/1

Personal development planning (PDP) is a phrase that encompasses a number of activities including reflecting on learning, recording of achievement and career planning. Embedding these activities is a goal widely shared across HE, but strategies for a... Read More about Evaluating GraysNet: an online PDP tool for use in an art and design context..

Craft connexity: developing a sustainable model for future craft education. (2004)
Conference Proceeding
MALINS, J., PRESS, M. and MCKILLOP, C. 2004. Craft connexity: developing a sustainable model for future craft education. In Proceedings of the Challenging craft international conference, 8-10 September 2004, Aberdeen, UK. Aberdeen: Gray's School of Art.

Craft is an anachronism “ discuss ¦ Some twenty-five years ago, on applying for a place at a college of art to study ceramics, Julian was asked to write an essay on the above topic. Naturally he was keen to impress so he responded to the question by... Read More about Craft connexity: developing a sustainable model for future craft education..

Designing a sustainable future: a new approach to influence design practice. (2003)
Presentation / Conference
CULL, K. and MALINS, J. 2003. Designing a sustainable future: a new approach to influence design practice. Presented at the 5th International conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD 05): techné: design wisdom, 28-30 April 2003, Barcelona, Spain [online]. Available from: http://www.ub.edu/5ead/PDF/5%20/CullMalins.pdf

This paper questions the basis of a sustainable approach to product design in an attempt to clarify the key issues which are liable to influence the outcome of the development of new products. The paper describes research undertaken to establish a se... Read More about Designing a sustainable future: a new approach to influence design practice..

The virtual design studio: developing new tools for learning, practice and research in design. (2003)
Presentation / Conference
MALINS, J., GRAY, C., PIRIE, I., CORDINER, S. and MCKILLOP, C. 2003. The virtual design studio: developing new tools for learning, practice and research in design. Presented at the 5th International conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD 05): techné: design wisdom, 28-30 April 2003, Barcelona, Spain [online]. Available from: http://www.ub.edu/5ead/PDF/10/Malins.pdf

The emergence of new networked technologies such as virtual learning environments (VLEs) and digital libraries are providing opportunities for the development of new virtual tools to assist the design researcher in exploring ideas with the aid of vis... Read More about The virtual design studio: developing new tools for learning, practice and research in design..

Developing a research procedures programme for artists & designers. (1995)
Report
GRAY, C., DOUGLAS, A., LEAKE, I., MALINS, J. 1995. Developing a research procedures programme for artists & designers. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This paper builds on our earlier research concerned with describing a contextual framework for the development of ˜artistic research procedures1, 2, and attempts to move forward from this somewhat philosophical stage into more practical territory. Ov... Read More about Developing a research procedures programme for artists & designers..

Research procedures/methodology for artists and designers. (1993)
Report
GRAY, C. and MALINS, J. 1993. Research procedures/methodology for artists and designers. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This paper attempts to put into context the issues which surround the endeavours of researchers working in the field of Art and Design, in particular the philosophy and context of research procedures / methodologies. The introduction provides some de... Read More about Research procedures/methodology for artists and designers..

The monitoring and control of specialist ceramic kiln atmospheres and emissions. (1993)
Thesis
MALINS, J.P. 1993. The monitoring and control of specialist ceramic kiln atmospheres and emissions. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The ceramic glazing techniques of vapour glazing, reduction lustre, Raku and fuming all require specialised firing conditions with the use of potentially hazardous kiln atmospheres and specialist kiln designs for their successful execution. The techn... Read More about The monitoring and control of specialist ceramic kiln atmospheres and emissions..


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