Research

Research

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This design research led by Reed focused on the development of a brassiere to improve the treatment accuracy, and dignity for women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer.


Making Links: Craft Value Chain

This collection of jewellery artefacts made from recycled glass and metal are the outcome of an enquiry which explored how the application of co-creative design thinking strategies within a rural Indonesian community can provide creative agency for artisan craftmakers


Amateur Design

This research examines the relative merits and limitations of professional design practices as opposed to amateur design practices, and discusses the likely future for both positions.


Ebola: Bleach Dilution Gauge

This enquiry resulted in the design of a new tool to assist healthcare workers in the daily production of bleach dilutions for disinfecting patients, work surfaces and personal protective equipment contaminated with the virulent Ebola Virus Disease.


Can't Wait to Learn: Digital Tablet Desk

In 2011, War Child Holland instigated the Can’t Wait to Learn programme (CWTL) to develop culturally sensitive educational games for children who have never seen a teacher as a result of armed conflict


Amplified: A Design History of the Electric Guitar

Examining the design history of the electric guitar as a technological object, a cultural icon and a social construct


Life-saving lullabies

In conjunction with the University of Huddersfield and St John Zambia, this research investigates the potential of using lullaby as a zero-cost intervention to communicate essential knowledge and skills to support the transitioning of adolescents into motherhood


Cigar Box Guitars

Investigating the DIY practices of cigar box guitar makers, exploring how this practice differs from other DIY practices


KOS: Material Witness

This research study presents new insights on the inadequacies of International non-Government Agencies to the refugee crisis in Kos through the optic of design


CIGAR BOX BLUES – THE MAKERS OF A REVOLUTION / THREE CHORDS AND THE TRUTH

Virginia Heath developed and directed this film research project, ‘Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution’ (originally titled ‘Three Chords and the Truth’) in collaboration with writer and Design Historian, Paul Atkinson.