Dr David Hands

Hands
Course Leader: MA Design Management
Design Policy Development; Design Briefing; Design Leadership; Designing against Crime; New Product Development.
d [dot] j [dot] hands [at] lancaster [dot] ac [dot] uk

Dr David Hands is Course Leader for MA Design Management at Imagination. He has written and published extensively on all aspects and themes embracing strategic design managemen theory and practice.

His research interests are varied and diverse, encompassing design driven innovation within the supply chain; design policy development and implementation; knowledge difusion and retention within SME's; Design Management curriculum development within Chinese HE institutions; Strategic design leadership within technology based enterprises in Mexico. Technology knowledge transfer and KTP Partnerships within design-led organisations.

David's most recent handbooks on design management includes: Hands, D. (2009) Vision and Values in Design Managment. AVA Publications, Switzerland.

Jerrard, R. and Hands, D. (2007) Design Management: fieldwork and Applications. Routledge Taylor Franics, London.

Updates and Outcomes

Farewell to Fusion!

Farewell to Fusion!

Imagination concludes the highly successful Fusion project...

December 2014 witnessed the end of the hugely successful Fusion project, supporting and enabling large numbers of organisations to develop and commercialise new product and service offerings. Imagination created and held over 6...Read full update

Farewell to Fusion!

Farewell to Fusion!

Imagination say's goodbye to the hugely successful Fusion project...

December 2014 witnessed the end of the hugely successful two year Fusion project, aimed at supporting and enabling large numbers of organisations to develop and commercialise new product and service offerings. Imagination...Read full update

Design for Europe: Developing the User Experience

Design for Europe: Developing the User Experience

6th Steering Committee Meeting and Consortium Meeting - Copenhagen 24-25 March 2015

Design for Europe project partners came together once again for the latest in a series of regular consortium meetings, this time hosted by the Danish Design Centre (DDC) at their new offices in Copenhagen. An...Read full update

Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

On the 3rd of June 2014, ImaginationLancaster delivered that last Design Jam  for London Fusion that exploreed the use of open data to create innovative services. The event was successful and the feedback from London-based creative and digital SMEs has been very positive. For more...Read full update

London Fusion Networking Meet Up

London Fusion Networking Meet Up

ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University Management School and Royal College of Arts organised a London Fusion Networking Meet Up on the 23rd of June. It was an evening of conversation and networking for business owners and entrepreneurs from creative and digital industries. Businesses had...Read full update

Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

Event3 years, 3 months and 21 days ago
Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

3rd of June 2014, The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, SW1H OAD, London

Come along to our fully funded Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam on Tuesday 3rd of June 2014.

- Are you a London-based creative or digital business with less than 250 employees? - Have you...Read full update

Farewell to Fusion!

Farewell to Fusion!

Imagination concludes the highly successful Fusion project...

December 2014 witnessed the end of the hugely successful Fusion project, supporting and enabling large numbers of organisations to develop and commercialise new product and service offerings. Imagination created and held over 6...Read full update

Farewell to Fusion!

Farewell to Fusion!

Imagination say's goodbye to the hugely successful Fusion project...

December 2014 witnessed the end of the hugely successful two year Fusion project, aimed at supporting and enabling large numbers of organisations to develop and commercialise new product and service offerings. Imagination...Read full update

Design for Europe: Developing the User Experience

Design for Europe: Developing the User Experience

6th Steering Committee Meeting and Consortium Meeting - Copenhagen 24-25 March 2015

Design for Europe project partners came together once again for the latest in a series of regular consortium meetings, this time hosted by the Danish Design Centre (DDC) at their new offices in Copenhagen. An...Read full update

Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

On the 3rd of June 2014, ImaginationLancaster delivered that last Design Jam  for London Fusion that exploreed the use of open data to create innovative services. The event was successful and the feedback from London-based creative and digital SMEs has been very positive. For more...Read full update

London Fusion Networking Meet Up

London Fusion Networking Meet Up

ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University Management School and Royal College of Arts organised a London Fusion Networking Meet Up on the 23rd of June. It was an evening of conversation and networking for business owners and entrepreneurs from creative and digital industries. Businesses had...Read full update

Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

Event3 years, 3 months and 21 days ago
Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

3rd of June 2014, The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, SW1H OAD, London

Come along to our fully funded Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam on Tuesday 3rd of June 2014.

- Are you a London-based creative or digital business with less than 250 employees? - Have you...Read full update

Exploring 'Services in the City' - Design Jam No.2

Articleby David Hands, Noor Aldoy, Leon Cruickshank, Nick Dunn, Emmanuel Tsekleves
Exploring 'Services in the City' - Design Jam No.2

The Fusion team, delivered another successful and highly enjoyable Design Jam at the Work Foundation last Wednesday. ...Read full article

You can find a list of David Hands's publications on the Lancaster University research pages.

Key Projects

ServDes 2014ServDes 2014 ServDes 2014 Service Design and Innovation Conference at Lancaster University
Design For EuropeDesign For Europe Design For Europe Design For Europe aims to increase the use of design for innovation and growth across Europe.
London Creative and Digital FusionLondon Creative and Digital Fusion London Creative and Digital Fusion Ambitious £5m project to inspire and support growth in the digital industries