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

Building Growth through Collaboration

Event3 years, 9 months and 4 days ago
Building Growth through Collaboration

25th of July 2013, The Work Foundation, Palmer Street, London

'Building Growth' is the second part of the 'Under Construction' series of events, held at the Work Foundation - Thursday 25 July.

Through the recognition of both creative and collective potential, participants will...Read full update

London Fusion - Interactive Workshop

OutcomePresentation
London Fusion - Interactive Workshop

As part of the London Fusion Programme, ImaginationLancaster delivered its  first session of an interactive workshop 'Under Construction: Building Growth through Collaborations' to 11 London-based creative and digital SMEs. The workshop focused on the power of play using the LEGO®...More information

'Under Construction: Building Growth through Collaborations'

Event3 years, 9 months and 11 days ago

18th of July 2013, The Work Foundation, Palmer Street, London

ImaginationLancaster are hosting the first of a series of highly acclaimed events as part of the London Fusion Creative and Digital project.

ImaginationLancaster is proud to announce the first date of their much...Read full update

New Appointment to Imagination

New Appointment to Imagination

Imagination is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Noor Aldoy to the Fusion project team.

Dr Noor Aldoy has been appointed to the London Creative and Digital Fusion project, bringing her immense academic and industry experience to support the Imagination team, starting in July 2013. The...Read full update

Wisdom of the Crowd: How Participatory Design has Evolved Design Briefing

OutcomeJournal Paper

Murphy, E. & Hands, D. Swedish Design Research Journal 2/12 Pages 28-37 ...More information

New Appointment to Imagination

New Appointment to Imagination

Imagination is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Noor Aldoy to the Fusion project team.

Dr Noor Aldoy has been appointed to the London Creative and Digital Fusion project, bringing her immense academic and industry experience to support the Imagination team, starting in July 2013. 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