Phone number: 0121 204 4663
Room number: MB174
I joined the School of Engineering and Applied Science as a lecturer in Product Design during 2017, having previously been a programme leader of Digital Product Design and at De Montfort University.
Prior to being a lecturer I was employed as an Industrial Designer working on novel glasses (spectacles) and water filtration products for the developing world.
My main research investigates tools and methods for New Product Development in Low Income Economies.
I am particularly interested in ways design can increase value and uptake of essential products, such as; solar lighting, cook stoves and water filtration. To date I have worked on various design/engineering projects which aim to develop new design tools and methods of practice for enhanced product development.
I am also interested in exploring the potential impact of a digital design process and ways in which additive manufacture can be utilised in these markets as a way to bridge the technological divide (www.bridgingthedivide.org).
Member of the Institute of Engineering Designers
Whitehead, T. Evans, M. & Bingham, G. 2016. “Design Tool for Enhanced New Product Development in Low Income Economies”. Design Research Society 2016
Conference, Brighton, 27-30th June.
Whitehead, T. 2016. “3D Printing as a Disruptive Technology for Development”. Humanitarian Technology 2016
Conference. Boston. USA. 7-9th June.
Whitehead, T. Evans, M. & Bingham, G. 2016. (poster presentation) “D-Tool: A tool to enhance the design of essential products for developing economies”. Humanitarian Technology 2016 Conference. Boston. 7-9th June.
Whitehead, T. Evans, M. & Bingham, G. 2014, "A framework for design and assessment of products in developing countries", Design Research Society 2014 Conference, Umea, Sweden, 16-19th June.
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