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Professor Paul Atkinson FRSA, FHEA

Professor of Design and Design History


Summary

I studied Industrial Design at The University of Teesside and then worked in industry as an in-house designer, a design manager and then as a director of a design consultancy. I later gained a Masters Degree in the History of Design from Middlesex University and a PhD from the University of Huddersfield. I have spoken at a number of international conferences around the world on Design History, Design Theory and Design Practice, and have written books and had articles published in a number of international design journals.

About

I am an industrial designer, design historian and design educator.

I trained initially as a mechanical and production engineer before studying Industrial Design at The University of Teesside. I then worked in industry as an in-house designer, a design manager and then as a director of a design consultancy. When I became a design educator I studied the History of Design at Middlesex University. My work on the social history of computing technology eventually led to a PhD from the University of Huddersfield.

I have spoken at a number of international conferences around the world about Design History, Design Theory and Design Practice, have written books and had articles published in a number of international design journals. My most recent significant publications include the books ‘Computer’ (Reaktion, 2010) and ‘Delete: A Design History of Computer Vapourware’ (Bloomsbury, 2013). I am currently working on a book about the design history of the electric guitar for Reaktion.

My academic research covers a wide variety of subjects, all concerned in one way or another with the relationship between society and technology. The relationship between people and technological artefacts is explored through my writings on the design history of computers and guitars.

The impact of the society-technology relationship on the design profession is explored through my writings on professional vs amateur design, including work on the history of Do-It-Yourself and Open Design. The future impact of emerging technologies on the nature of design is explored through my practice-based research into Post Industrial Manufacturing.

Specialist areas of interest

Design History of Computing, Post Industrial Manufacturing, Amateur vs Professional Design, Open Design

Teaching

Department of Media Arts and Communication

Social Sciences and Arts

Postgraduate, Product and Furniture

MA Design, BA Product Design

Theory Supporting Practice, Design Principles

Research

Seabreeze: A creative heritage engagement toolkitArt and Design Research Centre
Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute
The Spectacle of Computing
The Design History of the Electric Guitar

The Design Journal
European Academy of Design
Open Design
Open Design for Medical Products
Post Industrial Manufacturing
Delete
Computer History

The Design Journal
European Academy of Design
Open Design
Open Design for Medical Products
Post Industrial Manufacturing
Delete
Computer History

Publications

Atkinson, P. (2010). Boundaries? What boundaries? The crisis of design in a post-professional era. The Design Journal, 13 (2), 137. http://doi.org/10.2752/175470710x12735884220817

Atkinson, P. (2008). A bitter pill to swallow: the rise and fall of the tablet computer. Design issues, 24 (4), 3-25. http://doi.org/10.1162/desi.2008.24.4.3

Atkinson, P. (2018). Hairy guys in sheds: the rough and ready world of DIY cigar box guitar makers. Design and Culture. http://doi.org/10.1080/17547075.2018.1467724

Atkinson, P. (2000). The (In)Difference engine: explaining the disappearance of diversity in the design of the personal computer. Journal of design history, 13 (1), 59-72. http://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/13.1.59

Atkinson, P. (2005). Man in a briefcase: the social construction of the laptop computer and the emergence of a type form. Journal of design history, 18 (2), 191-205. http://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epi024

Atkinson, P. (1998). Computer memories: the history of computer form. History and technology, 15, 89-120. http://doi.org/10.1080/07341519808581942

Atkinson, P. (2010). Computer. London: Reaktion. http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/display.asp?ISB=9781861896643&sf1=series_exact&st1=OBJEKT&ds=Objekt&sort=sort_title&m=6&dc=13

Atkinson, P. (2006). Do-it-yourself : democracy and design. Journal of Design History, 19 (1), 1-10. http://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epk001

Atkinson, P. (2013). Delete: a design history of computer vapourware. London: Bloomsbury. http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/delete-9780857853479/

Journal articles

Atkinson, P. (2021). Global Reach. Design Journal, 24 (4), 499-502. http://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2021.1934305

Atkinson, P. (2020). Born in the USA: The Cigar Box Guitar, Object Displacement and Performative DIY. Journal of Design History. http://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epaa058

Atkinson, P. (2020). “It might be rubbish, but it’s my rubbish”: How the Makers of Cigar Box Guitars Resist Throwaway Culture. Journal of Sustainability Research. http://doi.org/10.20900/jsr20200038

Atkinson, P. (2019). It’s Getting Better All The Time. Design Journal, 22 (5), 557-560. http://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2019.1634448

Atkinson, P. (2019). In the zone. Cigar box guitar review, 12-18. http://cbgreview.com/index.html

Atkinson, P. (2018). Points of View. Design Journal, 21 (5), 647-650. http://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2018.1496987

Phillips, R., Dexter, M., Baurley, S., & Atkinson, P. (2016). Standard deviation : standardization and quality control in the mash-up era. Disegno : TheJournal of Design Culture, 3 (1-2), 96-117. http://doi.org/10.21096/disegno_2016_1-2rp-md-sb-pa

Cruikshank, L., & Atkinson, P. (2014). Closing in on open design. The Design Journal, 17 (3), 361-378. http://doi.org/10.2752/175630614X13982745782920

Atkinson, P. (2011). The ghost in the machine. Paperweight, 1 (2), 7. http://www.paperweightanewspaper.com/category/ghosts

Beegan, G., & Atkinson, P. (2008). Professionalism, amateurism and the boundaries of design. Journal of Design History, 21 (4), 305-313. http://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epn037

Unver, E., Atkinson, P., & Marshall, J. (2008). Automake physics : random craft production. Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 5 (1-4), 58-65. http://doi.org/10.3722/cadaps.2008.58-65

Atkinson, P. (2007). Design needs rules. New Scientist, 193 (2589), 20. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0262-4079(07)60270-X

Unver, E., Atkinson, P., & Tancock, D. (2006). Applying 3D scanning and modelling in transport design education. Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 3 (1-4), 41-48. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tcad20/3/1-4#.VK0UMWSsVKk

Unver, E., Atkinson, P., & Tancock, D. (2006). Applying 3-D scanning and modeling in transport design engineering. Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 3 (1-4), 41-48. http://doi.org/10.1080/16864360.2006.10738440

Atkinson, P. (2001). The Culture of Design Guy Julier. The Design Journal, 4 (3), 58-62. http://doi.org/10.2752/146069201789389610

Conference papers

Atkinson, P. (2021). Cigar box guitar forums: Fostering competency, creativity and connectedness in communities of practice and performance. In Nissen, N.F., & Jaeger-Erben, M. (Eds.) 3rd International PLATE Conference (Product Lifetimes and the Environment), Berlin, 18 September 2019 - 20 September 2019 (pp. 39-43). Berlin: PLATE: http://doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-9253

Atkinson, P. (2018). The Role of Design History in the Museology of Computing Technology. BAck to the Future, The Future in the Past, 464-468.

Atkinson, P. (2018). Born in the USA: The geographical, temporal and cultural displacement of the cigar box guitar. In Design and Displacement, Parsons School of Design, New York, 6 September 2018 - 8 September 2018. https://www.designhistorysociety.org/conferences/view/dhs-2018-displacement

Atkinson, P. (2017). ‘The Robots are Coming!’: Perennial problems with technological progress. The Design Journal, 20 (Sup 1), S4120-S4131. http://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352868

Atkinson, P. (2017). Amateur design: DIY as resistance. In Design History Society Annual Conference, University of Oslo, Norway, 6 September 2017 - 9 September 2017. http://www.makingandunmaking.net/

Atkinson, P. (2016). At the push of a button : the utopian futures of computer-aided everyday life. In “How We Live, and How we Might Live": Design and the Spirit of Critical Utopianism. The DHS Annual Conference 2015, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California, 11 September 2015 - 13 September 2015. https://www.cca.edu/academics/dhs2015

Atkinson, P., Bateman, R., Gwilt, A., & Hanson, M. (2015). Space|Time|Place : enabling participation in design research for higher education staff. In The Value of Design Research, 11th International European Academy of Design Conference, Paris, 22 April 2015 - 24 April 2015. http://thevalueofdesignresearch.com/program/

Atkinson, P., Holmes, V., & McDermott, C. (2015). Evaluation of the ‘Be Innovative’ Design and Electronic Engineering Challenge 2014 and Chinese students’ response. In Controversy and Conformity: 25 years of transforming the academy, Sheffield Hallam University, 27 February 2015. http://www.gladhe.org.uk/controversy-and-conformity-25-years-of-transforming-the-academy/

Atkinson, P. (2014). ENIAC versus Colossus and the early presentation of electronic computers. In 2014 Annual Design History Society Conference : Design for War and Peace, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, 4 September 2014 - 6 September 2014. https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/events/warpeace.php

Philips, R., Dexter, M., Atkinson, P., & Baurley, S. (2013). Standard deviation - ensuring quality and replicability in Open Design practice. In The Knowledge Exchange Conference 2013, Lancaster, 26 September 2013 - 27 September 2013.

Dexter, M., Atkinson, P., & Dearden, A. (2013). Open design and cystic fibrosis: enabling participation in the design process. In 2nd European Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield Hallam University, 3 July 2013 - 5 July 2013. online e-book: Sheffield Hallam University: http://www.design4health.org.uk/

Dexter, M., Atkinson, P., & Dearden, A. (2013). Open design and medical products: irreconcilable differences, or natural bedfellows? In Proceedings of the 10th European Academy of Design Conference, Gothenburg. [Gothenburg]: University of Gothenburg/European Academy of Design: http://daniellen.se/papers/four/ead_2013_matt_dexter.doc.pdf

Cruickshank, L., & Atkinson, P. (2013). Closing in on open design: comparing casual and critical design challenges. In Proceedings of the 10th European Academy of Design Conference, Gothenburg. [Gothenburg]: University of Gothnburg/European Academy of Design: http://www.trippus.se/web/presentation/web.aspx?evid=qTCRaT4TJ70WGtClyjpKRA==&ecid=vajn7H5hFUL31Hr+Q9enuw==&ln=eng&emid=3JGsoZYZLLIGfsuRwNnh4g==&view=infopage&template=desktop

Atkinson, P., Marshall, J., Unver, E., & Dean, L.T. (2011). I did it my way: user engagement in post industrial manufacturing. Proceedings of SIM2011: Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing, 679-687.

Dexter, M., Atkinson, P., & Dearden, A. (2011). Health products; designed with, not for, end users. In Yoxall, A. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Design 4 Health, Sheffield, (pp. 110-121). Sheffield Hallam University: http://www.design4health.org.uk/

Atkinson, P. (2008). Upwardly mobile: the role of fashion and image in the development of mobile computing. In IFFTI 2008 Conference: The Body : Connections with Fashion, School of Architecture and Design and School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT (Royal Melbourne Insititute of Technology), Melbourne, Australia, 8 March 2008 - 11 March 2008. http://www.iffti.com/downloads/past_conferences/RMIT,%202008/

Marshall, J., Atkinson, P., & Unver, E. (2007). Generative craft and digital production. In Nordic Design Research Conference (2nd), Konstfack, University College of Art, Craft and Design, Stockholm, 27 May 2007 - 30 May 2007.

Marshall, J., Unver, E., & Atkinson, P. (2007). AutoMAKE : generative systems, digital manufacture and craft production. In 10th Generative Art Conference, Milan, 2007 - 2007. http://www.generativeart.com/

Dean, L.T., Atkinson, P., & Unver, E. (2005). Future factories : inverting the mass-production paradigm. In Symposium on the use of digital technology in designing and making three-dimensional forms, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, 28 January 2005.

Atkinson, P., & Benincasa, C. (2004). Feeling follows function : gendered responses to the teaching of material culture. In 4th International Conference on Design History & Design Studies (ICDHS), Universidade de Guadalajara, Mexico, 1 November 2004 - 5 November 2004.

Atkinson, P., Unver, E., & Dean, L.T. (2004). ‘Future Factories’: supportive technologies as creative processes. In Marjanovic,, D. (Ed.) Proceedings of the Design 2004 8th International Design Conference, (pp. 99-104). Dubrovnik, Croatia: The Design Society: https://www.designsociety.org/publication/19739/future_factories_supportive_technologies_as_creative_processes

Atkinson, P., Dean, L.T., & Unver, E. (2003). ‘Future factories’: teaching Techné. In Techné: Design Wisdom: The 5th European Academy of Design Conference, Universitat te Barcelona, 1 April 2003.

Atkinson, P., & Beale-Parry, J. (2002). Design history on the periphery of design practice. In Mind the Map: Design History Beyond Borders The 3rd ICDHS conference, Istanbul Technical Unibversity, 9 July 2002 - 12 July 2002.

Atkinson, P. (2001). The material culture of the laptop. In Material and Ideal: things in time and space. A research conference on material matters, University of the Arts, Helsinki/ Design Museum, Helsinki, 18 May 2001 - 20 May 2001. http://materialandideal.uiah.fi/intro.html

Unver, E., Atkinson, P., & Tancock, D. (2006). Applying 3-D scanning and modeling in transport engineering. In CAD'06 International CAD Conference, Phuket Island, Thailand, 19 June 2006 - 23 June 2006.

Book chapters

Atkinson, P. (2019). Amateur design. In Massey, A. (Ed.) A Companion to Contemporary Design since 1945. (pp. 373-392). John Wiley & Sons, Inc: http://doi.org/10.1002/9781119112297.ch18

Atkinson, P. (2016). The ICDHS : where do we go from here? In Calvera, A., Woodham, J.M., & Barbosa, H. (Eds.) Reflections on Design History and Design Studies 1999-2016 : Celebrating the ICDHS 10th Anniversary. (pp. 71-73). Aveiro, Portugal: UA Editoria, Universidad de Aveiro: https://www.ua.pt/editora/

Atkinson, P. (2016). Writing the design history of computers. In Sparke, P., & Fisher, F. (Eds.) The Routledge companion to design studies. (pp. 111-122). Abingdon: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Design-Studies/Sparke-Fisher/p/book/9781138780507

Atkinson, P. (2014). The Graphical User Interface. In Lees-Maffei, G. (Ed.) Iconic designs : 50 stories about 50 things. (pp. 88-91). London: Bloomsbury: http://bloomsbury.com/uk/iconic-designs-9780857853523/

Atkinson, P. (2014). Apple iMac G3. In Lees-Maffei, G. (Ed.) Iconic designs : 50 stories about 50 things. (pp. 146-149). London: Bloomsbury: http://bloomsbury.com/uk/iconic-designs-9780857853523/

Atkinson, P., Marshall, J., Unver, E., & Dean, L.T. (2012). I did it my way: user engagement in post industrial manufacturing. In Ipser, C. (Ed.) Fabvolution: Developments in Digital Fabrication. (pp. 81-87). Barcelona: Institut de Cultura – Disseny Hub Barcelona

Atkinson, P. (2012). Vapourware and the agency of ideas. In Farias, P.L., Braga, M., Calvera, A., & Schincariol, Z. (Eds.) Design frontiers : territories, concepts, technologies. (pp. 576-579). Sao Paulo, Brazil: Blucher: https://www.blucher.com.br/livro/detalhes/design-frontiers-territories-concepts-technologies-307/arquitetura-e-design-117

Atkinson, P. (2012). Vapourware and the agency of ideas. In Farias, P.L., Braga, M., Calvera, A., & Schincariol, Z. (Eds.) Design frontiers : territories, concepts, technologies. (pp. 576-579). Sao Paulo, Brazil: Blucher: https://www.blucher.com.br/livro/detalhes/design-frontiers-territories-concepts-technologies-307/arquitetura-e-design-117

Atkinson, P. (2011). Ghosts of the profession : open design and post industrial manufacturing. In Trautenberger, G. (Ed.) Open Design. (pp. 18-20). Graz, Austria: Creative Industries Styria: http://www.cis.at/de/Schwerpunkte/cis-projekte/open-mind-convention

Atkinson, P. (2011). Orchestral manoeuvres in design. In Van Able, B., Evers, L., Klaassen, R., & Troxler, P. (Eds.) Open Design Now: Why Design Cannot Remain Exclusive. (pp. 24-31). Amsterdam: BIS Publishers: http://opendesignnow.org/index.php/article/orchestral-manoeuvres-in-design-paul-atkinson/

Atkinson, P. (2011). Post industrial manufacturing : the impact of emerging production technologies on design. In Atkinson, P. (Ed.) Designing impact! : approaches to applied research. (pp. 170-179). Beijing: Foreign Languages Press

Atkinson, P. (2011). Post industrial manufacturing : the impact of emerging production technologies on design. In Atkinson, P. (Ed.) Designing impact! : approaches to applied research. (pp. 170-179). Beijing: Foreign Languages Press

Bateman, R., Atkinson, P., & Roddis, J. (2011). From academy to industry to user : engaging stakeholders in sustainable material development. In Coelho da Rocha Bartolo, H.M. (Ed.) Proceedings of SIM2011: Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing. (pp. 729-736). Leiria, Portugal: IST Press

Atkinson, P. (2010). All that glitters is not gold : craft jewellery and digital manufacturing. In Gimeno Martinez, J., & Flore, F. (Eds.) Design and Craft : Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Design History & Design Studies. (pp. 454-457). Brussels: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: http://www.ub.edu/gracmon/icdhs/brussels/book.html

Atkinson, P. (2009). Actor networks and the development of the home computer. In Hackney, F., Glynne, J., & Minton, V. (Eds.) Networks of design : Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society (UK). (pp. 219-224). Boca Raton, Fl: Universal-Publishers

Atkinson, P. (2009). Boundaries? What boundaries? The crisis of design in a post-professional era. In Malins, J. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 8th European Academy of Design Conference. (pp. 30-34). Aberdeen: European Academy of Design/Aberdeen University: http://ead09.rgu.ac.uk/Papers/138.pdf

Atkinson, P. (2008). Cut Off In My Prime. In Cosker, Z. (Ed.) Denim: the fabric of our lives. (pp. 59-61). Sleaford: Hub, National Centre for Craft & Design

Atkinson, P. (2008). Computer History: Vapourware and the problems of museology. In Fujita, H. (Ed.) Another name for design: proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Design History and Design Studies. (pp. 129-132). Osaka: Osaka University Communication-Design Center

Atkinson, P. (2007). Design disasters in the history of computing. In Balcıoğlu, T., Tombuş, O.C., & Irkdaş, D. (Eds.) EAD 07 conference proceedings : dancing with disorder: design, discourse, disaster. (pp. 797-806). Izmir, Turkey: European Academy of Design/Izmir University of Economics: http://fadf.ieu.edu.tr/ead07/index.html

Atkinson, P. (2006). The best laid schemes o’ mice and men : the evolution of the computer mouse. In de Rijk, T., & Drukker, J.W. (Eds.) Design and Evolution : Proceedings of Design History Society Conference 2006. (pp. 1-20). Delft, Netherlands: Delft University of Technology

Dean, L.T., Atkinson, P., & Unver, E. (2005). Evolving individualised consumer products. In Jonas, W. (Ed.) Design system evolution : the application of systemic and evolutionary approaches to design theory, design practice, design research and design education. Proceedings of the 6th European Academy of Design Conference. (pp. 1-19). Bremen, Germany: Hochschule für Künste Bremen (University of the Arts, Bremen)

Atkinson, P. (2004). Post-industrial manufacturing systems : the impact of emerging technologies on design, craft and engineering processes. In Burnett, G. (Ed.) Challenging craft : International Conference 8-10 Sept. 2004. Aberdeen, Scotland: Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University: http://www2.rgu.ac.uk/challengingcraft/ChallengingCraft/pdfs/paulatkinson.pdf

Atkinson, P., & Hales, D. (2004). Chance would be a fine thing : digitally driven practice-based research at Huddersfield. In Harris, J., & Press, M. (Eds.) Proceedings of Pixelraiders2 Conference. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University

Unver, E., Dean, L.T., & Atkinson, P. (2003). ‘Future Factories’: developing individualised production methods. In AED 2003 : 3rd International Conference on Advanced Engineering Design. (pp. 1-9). Prague, Czech Republic: Process Engineering Publisher

Swindells, S., Atkinson, P., & Sibley, M. (2001). The professionals : contrasting professionalism within art, design and architecture practice and education. In Norman, E.W.L., & Roberts, P.H. (Eds.) Idater 2001 : International Conference on Design and Technology Educational Research and Curriculum Development). (pp. 130-134). Loughborough: Loughborough University

Atkinson, P. (2001). The laptop : design or desire? In Cooper, R., & Branco, V. (Eds.) Desire designum design : 4th European Academy of Design conference proceedings. (pp. 390-395). Aveiro, Portugal: Universidade de Aveiro

Atkinson, P., & Malik, S. (2000). Equating global design education: a case study in transferring curriculum content. In Scrivener, S.A.R., Ball, L.J., & Woodcock, A. (Eds.) CoDesigning 2000 Adjunct Proceedings. (pp. 179-184). Coventry: Coventry University

Atkinson, P. (2000). The origin of PCs : perspectives on the history of the office computer. In Fernandez, L. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design History & Design Studies. Havana, Cuba: Oficina Nacional de Diseno Industrial, La Habana, Cuba

Atkinson, P. (1999). Work, rest and play: the personalisation of the workspace. In Proceedings of the 3rd European Academy of Design Conference. (pp. 26-56). Salford: European Academy of Design/Sheffield Hallam University/University of Salford

Books

Atkinson, P. (2021). Amplified A Design History of the Electric Guitar. Reaktion Books.

Di Lucchio, L., Imbesi, L., & Atkinson, P. (Eds.). (2017). Design for Next: Proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design Conference, Sapienza University of Rome, 12-14 April 2017. Abingdon, Oxford: Informa UK Limited. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14606925.2017.1355614

Valentine, L., Borja de Mozota, B., Nelson, J., Merter, S., & Atkinson, P. (Eds.). (2016). The Value of Design Research : Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, Paris Descartes University, Institute of Psychology, Boulogne Billancourt, France, 22-24 April 2015. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University/European Academy of Design. http://europeanacademydesign.co.uk/

Atkinson, P. (Ed.). (2012). Designing Impact! Approaches to Applied Research. Sheffield: Northend Creative Print Solutions. https://www3.shu.ac.uk/c3ri/ProjectDocuments%5CDesigning_Impact_chapter_summaries.pdf

Atkinson, P. (Ed.). (2008). Automake and future factories : generative design and direct digital manufacture. Sleaford: Hub: National Centre for Craft and Design. http://www.paul-atkinson-design.com/#!pim-articles/vstc3=futurefactories-exhibition

Atkinson, P. (2003). FutureFactories: Design Work by Lionel Theodore Dean. http://www.paul-atkinson-design.com/#!pim-articles/vstc3=futurefactories-exhibition

Theses / Dissertations

Dexter, M.H.L. (2014). Open Design and medical products : An Open Medical Products methodology. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Dearden, A., & Atkinson, P.

Dexter, M. (2014). Open design and medical products. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Atkinson, P.

Exhibitions

Atkinson, P. (2008). Automake and FutureFactories. [Full Colour printed catalogue]. Hub, National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford, Leicester. http://www.paul-atkinson-design.com/#!pim-articles/vstc3=automake-&-ff-exhibition

Atkinson, P. (2006). Do-It-Yourself: Democracy and Design. [Journal of Design History Special Issue]. design centre north, Barnsley; MoDA, Middlesex. http://www.paul-atkinson-design.com/#!professional-v.-amateur-design/vstc2=diy-exhibition

Media

Heath, V., & Atkinson, P. (2019). Cigar Box Blues - The Makers of a Revolution. [Streaming Video]. BBC Television: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000c7pf

Heath, V., & Atkinson, P. (2019). Three Chords and the Truth. [Video]. Munster Film Festival, Germany: https://vimeo.com/355136438

Presentations

Atkinson, P. (2014). 3D printing : the craft of the future? Presented at: Nuevos Horizontes Del Diseño (New Horizons in Design), Unidad de Posgrados, Mexico City, 2014

Atkinson, P. (2011). Open design: How the end of exclusivity will affect the future of design. Presented at: Business and Design Lab Seminar, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2011

Other publications

Atkinson, P., Unver, E., Marshall, J., & Dean, L.T. (2009). Post Industrial Manufacturing Systems: the undisciplined nature of generative design. http://shura.shu.ac.uk/520/

Other activities

Editor, The Design Journal, Routledge/Taylor & Francis
Editorial Advisory Board Member, Interiors, Routledge/Taylor & Francis
President of the European Academy of Design
Executive Committee Member of the International Committee of Design Histories and Design Studies
International Advisory Board Member of the Computer History Museum (Mountain View, California)

Postgraduate supervision

Julia Keyte: 'The Practices and Circumstances that shape Product Attachment in the Home'
Raul Pinto: The Possibilities of Biological Processes in the Creation of Products

Mohd Shahrizal Dolah (2014 ) 'How Many Designers Create Furniture that Allows Meaningful Place-Making in Modern Office'
Matthew Dexter (2014): 'Open Design and Medical Products: An Open Medical Products Methodology'
Claire Craig (2014): 'Photography in Care Homes: Methods for a Revealing Practice'
Karen Gaskill (2011) In Search of the Social: Toward an understanding of the Social Curator
Isil Onol (2011) Haptic Interaction with Visual information
Lionel T Dean (2010) FutureFactories
Paul Micklethwaite (2002) What is Design? An empirical investigation into conceptions of design in the community of design stakeholders.

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