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High quality applied academic research outputs and collaborations

PDR is a research institute within Cardiff Metropolitan University concerned with the effective use of design as a tool for innovation in the private and public sectors. We undertake applied research with collaborators from industry, academia and governments to examine and improve policy development, management and practice of product and service design.

PDR’s research was returned to the REF2014 as part of a joint submission with the Wales Institute for Research in Art and Design (WIRAD) where 75% of the submission was judged as Internationally Excellent with 23% being World Leading. In addition to the research outputs submitted, PDR made a significant contribution to impact, providing two of the three required case studies. REF2014 judged 100% of the impact of our research to be Internationally Excellent with 50% World Leading.

PDR’s research groups are experienced in both leading and collaborating on large-scale, multi-national projects funded by diverse bodies such as Research Councils, Innovate UK/Technology Strategy Board, European Projects and Charities.

Below is a selection of outputs from this work encompassing policy documents, published journal articles and academic conference papers.

Service Implementation: a Framework to Assess Readiness of Manufacturing SMEs Written by: Giulia Teso, Andrew T Walters Published: 2016 Service Design
Assessing Manufacturing SMEs' Readiness to Implement Service Design Written by: Giulia Teso, Andrew T Walters Published: 2016 Service Design
Generative Participatory Design for Interactive Medical Devices Written by: Hare, J., Thomas, G., Andrews, C., Eggbeer, D. Published: 2016 User Centred Design
Post-traumatic Zygomatic Osteotomy and Orbital Floor Reconstruction Written by: Sean Peel, Dominic Eggbeer, Peter Llewellyn Evans, Adrian Sugar Published: 2016 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
Additively Manufactured Maxillofacial Implants and Guides – Achieving Routine Use Written by: Sean Peel, Dominic Eggbeer Published: 2016 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
User-Centered Design Method for the Design of Assistive Switch Devices to Improve User Experience, Accessibility, and Independence Written by: Dorrington P., Walters A., Wilkinson C., Tasker L. Published: 2016 User Centred Design
Sustainable Product-service Systems for an Office Furniture Manufacturer: How Insights From a Pilot Study can Inform PSS Design Written by: Filipa Costa, Sharon Prendeville, Katharine Beverley, Giulia Teso, Chris Brooker Published: 2015 Ecodesign
In vitro corrosion analyses of heat treated cobalt-chromium alloys manufactured by direct metal laser sintering Written by: Alifui-Segbaya F., Lewis J., Eggbeer D., Williams R. Published: 2015 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
Conceptual Framework for Evaluating Intuitive Interaction Based on Image Schemas Written by: Obokhai Kess Asikhia, Rossitza Setchi, Yulia Hicks and Andrew Walters Published: 2015 User Centred Design
Medical Modelling, 2nd Edition: The Application of Advanced Design and Rapid Prototyping Techniques in Medicine Written by: Richard Bibb, Dominic Eggbeer, Abby Paterson Published: 2015 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
Applying user centred and participatory design approaches to commercial product development Written by: Christopher Wilkinson and Antonella De Angeli Published: 2014 User Centred Design
Active and Passive Physicality: Making the Most of Low Fidelity Physical Interactive Prototypes Written by: Hare, J., Gill, S., Loudon, G., Lewis, A. Published: 2014 User Centred Design
Demonstrating a Methodology for Observing and Documenting Human Behaviour and Interaction Written by: Christopher Wilkinson & Antonella De Angeli Published: 2014 User Centred Design
Design and fabrication of a sleep apnea device using CAD/AM technologies Written by: Al Mortadi N., Eggbeer D., Lewis J., Williams R. J. Published: 2013 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
Getting into Context Early: A Comparative Study of Laboratory and In-Context User Testing of Low-Fidelity Information Appliance Prototypes Written by: Woolley, A., Loudon, G., Gill, S. Hare, J. Published: 2013 User Centred Design
The Effect of Physicality on Low Fidelity Interactive Prototyping for Design Practice Written by: Hare, J., Gill, S., Loudon, G., Lewis, A. Published: 2013 User Centred Design
Are commercial interests preventing clients from maximising the value they get from service design research? Written by: A.T. Walters, P. Thurston, G. Cawood Published: 2013 Service Design
A novel approach to sterile pharmaceutical freeze-drying Written by: Christopher Lee Albert Cherry, Huw Millward, Rose Cooper, and John Landon Published: 2013 Prototype & Manufacture
Evaluation of direct and indirect additive manufacture of maxillofacial prostheses Written by: Dominic Eggbeer, Richard Bibb, Peter Evans, Lu Ji, Published: 2012 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
Rapid Ethnographic Evaluation Written by: Walters A.T. Published: 01/04/2011 User Centred Design
Practice Based Research – The ‘Cinderella’ Problem Written by: Andrew Walters, Ashley Morgan Published: 2011 User Centred Design
Physicality in Design: An Exploration Written by: Ramduny-Ellis, D., Hare, J., Dix, A., Evans, M., and Gill, S. Published: 2010 User Centred Design
Design and Physicality - Towards an Understanding of Physicality in Design and Use Written by: Dix, A., Gill, S., Ramduny-Ellis, D. and Hare, J. Published: 2010 User Centred Design
Physical Fidelity: Exploring the Importance of Physicality on Physical-Digital Conceptual Prototyping Written by: Hare, J., Gill, S., Loudon, G., Ramduny-Ellis, D. and Dix, A. Published: 2009 User Centred Design
Physigrams: Modelling Devices for Natural Interaction Written by: Dix, A., Ghazali, M., Gill, S., Hare, J., and Ramduny-Ellis, D. Published: 2009 User Centred Design
Exploring Physicality in the Design Process Written by: Ramduny-Ellis, D., Hare, J. Dix, A. and Gill, S. Published: 2008 User Centred Design
Medical modelling: the application of advanced design and development technologies in medicine Written by: R. Bibb Published: 2006 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
New Product Development within Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Analysis Through Technology Management Maps Written by: Millward H., Byrne C., Walters A.T., Lewis A. Published: 2006 Design Management
Case Studies of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Implementation in Small Companies Written by: Walters A.T., Millward H., Lewis A. Published: 2006 Design Management
Key Features in the Success of SMEs: A comparison of service and manufacturing Written by: Larsen P., Brown R., Lewis A. and Tonge R. Published: 2006 Design Management
Confronting Barriers to Innovation Written by: Larsen P., Lewis A. Published: 2006 Design Management
A Pilot Study in the Application of Texture Relief for Digitally Designed Facial Prostheses Written by: Eggbeer D, Evans P, Bibb R. Published: 2006 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
Toward Identifying Specification Requirements for Digital Bone-Anchored Prosthesis Design Incorporating Substructure Fabrication: A Pilot Study Written by: Eggbeer D, Bibb R, Evans P Published: 2006 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
Specifications for non-contact scanning, computer-aided design and rapid prototyping technologies in the production of soft tissue, facial prostheses Written by: Eggbeer D, Bibb R, Evans P Published: 2006 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
Assessment of digital technologies in the design of a magnet retained auricular prosthesis Written by: Eggbeer D, Bibb R, Evans P Published: 2006 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
The 3-Dimensional Construction of the Average 11-Year-Old Child Face: A Clinical Evaluation and Application Written by: Kau CH, Zhurov A, Richmond S, Bibb R, Sugar A, Knox J, Hartles F Published: 2006 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
The relationship between technology management and product development boundaries in small and medium-sized enterprises Written by: Millward H., Byrne C., Walters A.T., Lewis A. Published: 2005 Design Management
Implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies in response to business opportunities in two small companies Written by: Walters A.T., Hoyle R. Published: 2005 Design Management
Rapid design and manufacture of custom fitting stainless steel surgical guides Written by: Bibb R, Eggbeer D, Bocca A, Sugar A Published: 2005 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
How to Design and Prototype an Information Appliance in 24 Hours – Integrating Product & Interface Design Processes Written by: Gill, S., Loudon, G., Hewett, B., Barham, G. Published: 2005 User Centred Design
The Traditional Design Process Versus A New Design Methodology: A Comparative Case Study Of A Rapidly Designed Information Appliance Written by: Gill, S., Johnson, P., Dale, J., Loudon, G., Hewett, B. and Barham, G. Published: 2005 User Centred Design
Medical Rapid Prototyping Technologies: State of the Art and Current Limitations for Application in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Written by: Winder RJ, Bibb R Published: 2005 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
A comparison of the impact of advanced manufacturing within different sized companies Written by: Walters A.T., Hoyle R., Lewis A., Millward H. Published: 2004 Prototype & Manufacture
Approaches to Overcome the Technology-Related Barriers to Innovation and Successful Product Development Written by: Larsen P. and Lewis A. Published: 2004 Design Management
Exploring Service Sector Medium-Sized Enterprises Service Supply Strategies and the Benefits of Design Written by: Larsen P., Lewis A. and Brown R. Published: 2004 Design Management
National Product Identities Written by: Dawson K., Larsen P., Cawood G. and Lewis A Published: 2004 New Product Development
The development of a collaborative medical modelling service: organisational and technical considerations Written by: Sugar A, Bibb R, Morris C, Parkhouse J Published: 2004 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
The use of 3D Technology in the Multidisciplinary Management of Facial Disproportion Written by: Knox J, Sugar A W, Bibb R, Kau C H, Evans P, Bocca A, Hartles F Published: 2004 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
Design: Draft Excluders Written by: Larsen P. and Lewis A. Published: 2004 Design Management
Orbital Prosthesis wax Pattern Production using Computer Aided Design and Rapid Prototyping Techniques Written by: Evans P, Eggbeer D, Bibb R Published: 2004 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
The Appropriate Application Of Computer Aided Design And Manufacture Techniques In Silicone Facial Prosthetics Written by: Eggbeer D, Evans P, Bibb R Published: 2004 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
Organisational change requirements for advanced manufacturing technology implementation Written by: Dorrington P., Walters A.T Published: 2004 Prototype & Manufacture
Producing Burns Therapy Conformers Using Non-Contact Scanning and Rapid Prototyping Written by: Bibb R, Bocca A, Hartles F Published: 2004 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
Design and Manufacture of Drilling Guides for Osseointegrated Implants Using Rapid Prototyping Techniques Written by: R. Bibb, D. Eggbeer, A. Bocca, P. Evans, A. Sugar Published: 2003 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
Developing Information Appliance Design Tools for Designers Written by: Gill S. Published: 2003 User Centred Design
Planning Osseointegrated Implant Sites using Computer Aided Design and Rapid Prototyping Written by: Bibb R, Bocca A, Sugar A, Evans P Published: 2003 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
Using virtual prototyping to stimulate and reduce new product development risk for a small to medium sized enterprise Written by: Walters A.T., Lewis A. Published: 2002 Design Management
Development and implementation of a new product design specification tool within a small to medium sized enterprise Written by: Walters A.T., Lewis A Published: 2002 Design Management
Implications of inadequate specification procedures on new product development in small to medium sized enterprises Written by: Lewis A, Walters A.T Published: 2002 Design Management
The Application Of Product Development Technologies In Craniofacial Reconstruction Written by: Bibb R, Brown R, Williamson T, Sugar A, Evans P, Bocca A Published: 2002 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
An Appropriate Approach to Computer Aided Design and Manufacture of Cranioplasty Plates Written by: Bibb R, Bocca A, Evans P Published: 2002 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
Barriers to effective product development within SMEs in the medical manufacturing sector Written by: A.T. Walters, N. Thomas, R. Brown, A. Lewis Published: 2001 Design Management
A rapid interface design and prototyping method for computer-embedded products Written by: Nam T.J., Gill S. Published: 2001 User Centred Design
Designing a Learning Environment for Three Dimensional Thinkers Written by: S. Gill, T. Coward Published: 2000 User Centred Design
An Industrial Designer’s approach to a Virtual Learning Environment Written by: S. Gill Published: 2000 User Centred Design
The application of design methods in medical modelling and reconstructive surgery Written by: R. Bibb, A. Lewis, R. Brown Published: 2000 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
The Application of Computer Aided Product Development Techniques in Medical Modelling Written by: R. Bibb, R. Brown Published: 2000 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
An Investigation of three-dimensional scanning of human body parts and its use in the design and manufacture of prostheses Written by: R. Bibb, P. Freeman, R. Brown, A. Sugar, P. Evans, A. Bocca Published: 2000 Surgical & Prosthetic Design
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