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

ServDes 2014 papers selected

ServDes 2014 papers selected

The final selection of papers for ServDes 2014 is now complete!

After reading all 182 reviews, the conference team have finally selected the papers for ServDes2014. Overall, we accepted 34 long papers, 15 short papers and 11 workshop proposals. The team were highly impressed with the overall...Read full update

Design Council announce €3.8 million EU fund to build the European Design Innovation Platform

Design Council announced that it will be leading a consortium to deliver the European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP) with Lancaster University as key partner.

Design Council announce €3.8 million EU fund to build the European Design Innovation Platform. The press release is now...Read full update

Making in the City [3D Printing] - Crossing Boundaries

Making in the City [3D Printing] - Crossing Boundaries

Co-creation through intense collaborative activity...Hexagons and Lego leading innovative 'thinking'...

As part of the 'Making in the City' Design Jam, participants were tasked to develop and critically examine emergent themes in greater detail, and then to offer new and innovative solutions...Read full update

Making in the City [3D Printing] Design Jam

Making in the City [3D Printing] Design Jam

Making in the City [3D Printing], offered a successful and acclaimed introduction to the series of Cities Design Jams, by the Imagination team at Lancaster.

Making in the City [3D Printing], was the first of three highly interactive design ‘Jams’ specially created for the London Fusion...Read full update

Making in the City (3D Printing) Design Jam

Making in the City (3D Printing) Design Jam

Bringing London-based digital and creative small and medium businesses together to create innovate concepts for cities.

ImaginationLancaster is organising three ‘Cities Design Jams’ in central London that will focus on diverse themes within cities. The first design jam will take place on the...Read full update

New Appointment to Imagination

New Appointment to Imagination

Imagination are pleased to appoint Pam Hearne as Senior Conference Administrator to the ServDes 2014 Conference team.

Pam Hearne will be working with the ServDes conference team in the planning, preparation and running of the forthcoming international conference on Service Design, April 2014....Read full update

Design Council announce €3.8 million EU fund to build the European Design Innovation Platform

Design Council announced that it will be leading a consortium to deliver the European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP) with Lancaster University as key partner.

Design Council announce €3.8 million EU fund to build the European Design Innovation Platform. The press release is now...Read full update

Making in the City [3D Printing] - Crossing Boundaries

Making in the City [3D Printing] - Crossing Boundaries

Co-creation through intense collaborative activity...Hexagons and Lego leading innovative 'thinking'...

As part of the 'Making in the City' Design Jam, participants were tasked to develop and critically examine emergent themes in greater detail, and then to offer new and innovative solutions...Read full update

Making in the City [3D Printing] Design Jam

Making in the City [3D Printing] Design Jam

Making in the City [3D Printing], offered a successful and acclaimed introduction to the series of Cities Design Jams, by the Imagination team at Lancaster.

Making in the City [3D Printing], was the first of three highly interactive design ‘Jams’ specially created for the London Fusion...Read full update

Making in the City (3D Printing) Design Jam

Making in the City (3D Printing) Design Jam

Bringing London-based digital and creative small and medium businesses together to create innovate concepts for cities.

ImaginationLancaster is organising three ‘Cities Design Jams’ in central London that will focus on diverse themes within cities. The first design jam will take place on the...Read full update

New Appointment to Imagination

New Appointment to Imagination

Imagination are pleased to appoint Pam Hearne as Senior Conference Administrator to the ServDes 2014 Conference team.

Pam Hearne will be working with the ServDes conference team in the planning, preparation and running of the forthcoming international conference on Service Design, April 2014....Read full update

Welcome to our new postgraduate students

Welcome to our new postgraduate students

Induction Day for the new cohort of MA Design Management students.

Imagination welcomed the new MA Design Management cohort today, introducing them to the University and in particular the design management postgraduate course. As part of the Induction session, the students took part in the...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