Course Leader, Sustainable Product Design

Simon Andrews is course leader on the Sustainable Product Design programme at Falmouth University and an AHRC studentship PhD researcher. His research practice focuses on the relationship between design and health and wellbeing, in particular the opportunities to empower people through inclusive design. He recently collaborated with local charity, Cornwall Mobility, to design a beach wheelchair to make access to the Cornish coast more inclusive. Through his PhD research project, he is currently working with people at risk of falls to design clothes and accessories that provide protection from hip fractures.

External Links

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Contact details

Telephone 01326370749

Qualifications

Qualifications

Year Qualification Awarding body
2005 PGCert ED University of Central England
2001 MA Product Design University of Central England
1999 BA (Hons) Furniture & Product Design Kingston University

Honors and awards

Year Description
2005 BDI Industry & Genius Awards - Winner of Interior Products category and overall Product winner, for 'Fetch'
2002 West Midlands Design Awards - Commendation in Office Product Design for 'Flix'
2000 15th International Design Yearbook - Concept mobile phone design selected for publication

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Interests and expertise, in no particular order:

Sustainable design strategies: design for disassembly, cradle-to-cradle, dematerialisation, service design, emotional design.
Design process/design thinking/design theory.
Design pedagogy.
Integration of digital tools within design teaching.
Life Cycle Assessment and application of LCA software.
Low carbon lifestyles.
Eco materials.
Furniture design (contract/industrial production).
Product design.
Exhibition design.
Manufacturing production detailing.
AutoCAD.
SolidWorks.
Rapid prototyping.
Sheet metal production.
Plastic injection moulding.

Research centre and group affiliations

Sustainable Design

Research Topics

  • Sustainable Design
  • Digital Design and Production
  • Pedagogy
  • manufacturing
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • 3d Cad

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

Article

Andrews, Simon ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1092-8158 (2019) Designing better hip protectors: a critical and contextual review examining their acceptance and adoption in older populations. The Design Journal, 22 (sup1). pp. 331-345. ISSN 1756-3062
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Book Section

Andrews, Simon ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1092-8158 and Grace, Joanna (2019) Sensory Products for Sensory Beings. In: Design Research for Change Showcase Catalogue 2019. Lancaster University, Lancaster, pp. 100-101. ISBN 978-1-86220-363-1
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Andrews, Simon ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1092-8158 (2018) Sustainable product design: learning through live projects. In: Expanding communities of sustainable practive. Leeds Arts University, Leeds, pp. 14-19. ISBN 978-0-9561970-7-8
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Conference or Workshop Item

Andrews, Simon ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1092-8158 (2018) Designing better hip protectors: a critical and contextual review examining their acceptance and adoption in older populations. In: 13th European Academy of Design Conference, ‘Running with Scissors’, 10-12 April 2019, Dundee.
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Andrews, Simon ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1092-8158 (2016) Sand chair: Improving access to Cornish beaches through sustainable design. In: Sustainable Innovation 2016: ‘Circular Economy’ Sustainable Innovation & Design, 7th - 8th Nov 2016, University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey. (Unpublished)
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Masterton, Drummond ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4860-9494 and Andrews, Simon ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1092-8158 (2015) Innovation across the design curriculum: Embedding sustainable design. In: Envisioning sustainable design and eco-design in Welsh universities, 17th April 2015, Pierhead, c/o The National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales.
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Andrews, Simon ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1092-8158 (2014) Enhancing student experience through online collaboration. In: 7th International Materials Education Symposium, 9th - 10th April 2014, Cambridge University.
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Device or Product

Andrews, Simon ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1092-8158 (2017) Sand Chair: Access to Cornish beaches through inclusive design. [Device or Product] Item availability may be restricted.
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Events

2013 Birmingham City University / Global Color Research collaboration. Designer and co-curator of 120m2 exhibition stand at the Interiors Show, NEC, Birmingham, Jan 2013. Showcasing work of BIAD BA (Hons) Textile Design students in collaboration with national furniture, flooring and wall covering companies.

Events

2012 Birmingham Made Me Design Expo - Exhibition designer and project coordinator. I was tasked with the job of converting seven (out of nine) empty retail spaces into exhibition zones, for the inaugural show. I developed the designs liaising with the IDEA Birmingham team, zone curators and exhibition contractors. All the exhibitors were based in the Midlands and included JC Decaux, JCB, Dunlop, Jaguar, Triumph, Pashley Cycles, Brooks Sadles, Vax, AGA, and Emma Bridgewater. The Birmingham Made Me Design Expo was an initiative developed by thinktank, IDEA Birmingham whose founder chairman was Jaguar’s Design Director, Ian Callum.

Events

2012 Birmingham City University / Global Color Research collaboration. Designer and co-curator of 120m2 exhibition stand at the Interiors Show, NEC, Birmingham, Jan 2012. Showcasing work of BIAD BA (Hons) Textile Design students in collaboration with national furniture, flooring and wall covering companies.

Events

2011 Birmingham City University / Global Color Research collaboration. Designer and co-curator of 120m2 exhibition stand at the Interiors Show, NEC, Birmingham, Jan 2011. Showcasing work of BIAD BA (Hons) Textile Design students in collaboration with national furniture, flooring and wall covering companies.

Events

2009 Birmingham City University / Global Color Research collaboration. Designer and co-curator of exhibition stand at the Interiors Show, NEC, Birmingham, Jan 2009. Showcasing work of BIAD BA (Hons) Textile Design students in collaboration with national furniture, flooring and wall covering companies.

Events

2008 Design City 2008. Exhibition designer and curator showcasing outputs of collaborative projects between Birmingham City University and local businesses. Interiors Show, NEC, Birmingham, Jan 2008.

Events

2007 Design City 2008. Exhibition designer and curator showcasing outputs of collaborative projects between Birmingham City University and local businesses. Interiors Show, NEC, Birmingham, Jan 2008.

Teaching

Areas of teaching

  • Product Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Spatial Design

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design