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Prof Robert Young


Department: Northumbria School of Design

Key Publications

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  • Exploring the role of design-as-strategy in consumer product start-ups, Valencia Hernandez, J., Lievesley, M., Young, R., Valencia Hernandez, J. 1 Aug 2018, DMI Academic Design Management Conference ADMC18
  • Co-designing wellbeing: the commonality of needs between co-designers and mental health service users, Warwick, L., Tinning, A., Smith, N., Young, R. Jun 2018, Design Research Society 2018 Conference
  • 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
  • The Extent of Transformation: Measuring the Impact of Design in Voluntary Community Sector Organisations, Warwick, L., Young, R. 31 Oct 2017, International Association of Societies of Design Research 5th World Conference on Design Research
  • A design-relevant mindfulness device, Rojas, F., English, S., Young, R., Spencer, N. 6 Sep 2017, In: The Design Journal
  • Understanding the dynamics of attitudes within a design and business focused collaboration, Gribbin, J., Young, R., Aftab, M. 2 Aug 2017, In: Strategic Design Research Journal
  • The role of inner values to teamwork during design for social innovation, Vyas, P., Young, R. 10 Jun 2017, DMA 2017 - The Design Management Academy Conference
  • The para-disciplinary role of Design transforming innovation in organisations, Young, R., Lievesley, M., Warwick, L., Oleary, D. 7 Jun 2017, Design Management Academy Conference 2017
  • A design-relevant mindfulness device, Rojas, F., English, S., Young, R., Spencer, N. 12 Apr 2017, EAD12 2017 | Design for Next
  • Service Design and the Edge Effect, Young, R., Warwick, L. 2017, Designing for Service, London, Bloomsbury


  • Design Studies PhD A refinement of the design process for emergency communnications consoles November 10 1989
  • Design Studies BA (Hons) Design for Industry June 15 1979
  • Fellow Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA) 1979

PGR Supervision

  • Paul Emmerson What’s Fair? Sustainability, Design, Civics and Making Wise Decisions Start: 27/02/2015
  • John Gribbin Adopting design-led innovation: A study of integrating design practices into the innovation process of multinational science and technology-led firms Start: 07/10/2014
  • Jennifer Moore Start: 21/06/2016
  • Pratik Vyas An Inter-disciplinary study of team-work during design for social innovation projects Start: 20/10/2010
  • Melanie Brown Start: 01/10/2016


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