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Simon Scott-Harden

Senior Lecturer

Department: Northumbria School of Design

Simon Scott HardenFollowing graduation from The University of Glasgow and The Glasgow School of Art in Product Design Engineering and then a Masters in Computer Aided Product Development, I worked for a number of product and industrial design consultancies. I then went on to set up a product design and development company, design initiatives included consultancy work for a number of consumer, sports and healthcare clients.

Over the years I have also taken a number of my own products to market, from initial conception through to production and through the creation and development of the IP, I have been involved in the resulting commercial collaborations / spin out companies.

I am now a Senior Lecturer on Design for Industry and Transportation Design since September 2009.


  • Computer Aided Engineering MSc July 31 2000
  • Engineering BEng (Hons) July 31 1997
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Unblocking the Circular Economy, Scott-Harden, S., English, S., Skanda, A., Schurg, L., Elleke, K., Morison, B. 2 Sep 2019
  • A Landscape of Design, Hewitt, I., O'Leary, D., Parkinson, D., Forsyth, A., Scott-Harden, S., Warwick, L., Wong, R., Smith, N., Young, R. 4 May 2018
  • FlipFlopi Dhow, Scott-Harden, S., Morison, B., Skanda, A., Pabari, D., Ngaruiya, S., Wangari Mungai, L., Schürg, L., Mthembu, S., Gitari, B., Houben, N., Radia, S. Dec 2018
  • A Baby Monitor as a Shape-Changing Interface, Scott-Harden, S., Salem Bernard, B. 3 Jul 2017
  • Delivery device. (BR), Scott-Harden, S., Russell, S., Fowler, C., Walker, A. 27 Jun 2017
  • Liquid or gel delivery devices. (WO/PCT), Scott-Harden, S., Russell, S., Fowler, C., Neill, S. 5 Jan 2017
  • A protective packaging delivery and growing system for seeds. (AUS), Scott-Harden, S., Robson, D. 9 Jun 2016
  • A protective packaging delivery and growing system for seeds. (EP), Scott-Harden, S., Robson, D. 31 Aug 2016
  • A protective packaging delivery and growing system for seeds. (US), Scott-Harden, S., Robson, D. 15 Sep 2016
  • Fin assembly for a water board and user propelled water board apparatus. (WO/PCT), Scott-Harden, S., Egerton, C. 29 Sep 2016

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

An experienced Industrial Design practitioner, academic and researcher based at Northumbria University. His research and expertise is centred around on how design can help develop new tools and techniques to open up new opportunities within the global Curricular Economy.

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