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Development of a computer mediated multidisciplinary design protocol and its application to the early architectural design stages. (2015)
Thesis
LEON, M. 2015. Development of a computer mediated multidisciplinary design protocol and its application to the early architectural design stages. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Effective multidisciplinary design collaboration and increased effort during the feasibility and early design stages in architecture provide the greatest potential for added value and overall success of a built environment project, from the initial d... Read More about Development of a computer mediated multidisciplinary design protocol and its application to the early architectural design stages..

Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland. (2014)
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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..

Enhancing the capabilities of small producers in developing countries to meet global challenges: an investigation into the contribution of international craft development initiatives. (2010)
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REIJONEN, E.K. 2010. Enhancing the capabilities of small producers in developing countries to meet global challenges: an investigation into the contribution of international craft development initiatives. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Worldwide, externally supported craft development initiatives aim to enhance the capability of local craft producers to succeed in globalized markets. However, the contribution that these organizations make towards the abilities of local actors remai... Read More about Enhancing the capabilities of small producers in developing countries to meet global challenges: an investigation into the contribution of international craft development initiatives..

An investigation into the learning experience of textile designers and makers: examining the relationship between experiential learning and 'intelligent making'. (2008)
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TONER-EDGAR, M. 2008. An investigation into the learning experience of textile designers and makers: examining the relationship between experiential learning and 'intelligent making'. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis examines the relationship between textile craft practice and Kolb's Theory of Experiential Learning. The nature of craft practice has been described as 'Intelligent Making'. The aims were to investigate the term 'Intelligent Making' and c... Read More about An investigation into the learning experience of textile designers and makers: examining the relationship between experiential learning and 'intelligent making'..

An exploration of hybrid art and design practice using computer-based design and fabrication tools. (2008)
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MARSHALL, J.J. 2008. An exploration of hybrid art and design practice using computer-based design and fabrication tools. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The researchers previous experience suggested the use of computer-based design and fabrication tools might enable new models of practice that yield a greater integration between the 3D art and design disciplines. A critical, contextual review was con... Read More about An exploration of hybrid art and design practice using computer-based design and fabrication tools..

An investigation into the communication exchange between small business client and graphic designer. (2007)
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CUMMING, D. 2007. An investigation into the communication exchange between small business client and graphic designer. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Graphic designers encounter particular difficulties when undertaking work for small business clients. Identifying the core business values is an essential step to ensure that a successful design solution results. An initial case study involving the m... Read More about An investigation into the communication exchange between small business client and graphic designer..

StoriesAbout … Assessment: understanding and enhancing students' experiences of assessment in art and design higher education using on-line storytelling and visual representations. (2006)
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MCKILLOP, C. 2006. StoriesAbout… Assessment: understanding and enhancing students' experiences of assessment in art and design higher education using on-line storytelling and visual representations. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis aims to investigate students qualitative experiences of assessment in art and design higher education using storytelling and visual representations. It aims to investigate whether collaborative storytelling can encourage students to refle... Read More about StoriesAbout … Assessment: understanding and enhancing students' experiences of assessment in art and design higher education using on-line storytelling and visual representations..

Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice. (1998)
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BUNNELL, K. 1998. Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aim of the research is to integrate computer technologies and environmentally - sensitive materials and processes into the practice of the ceramic designer-maker, in order to assess the impact of new technologies on practice. A critical contextua... Read More about Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice..