Dr. P.J. White- Design Lecturer/ Research Principal Investigator, Institute of Technology Carlow

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    • Dr. P.J. White- Design Lecturer/ Research Principal Investigator, Institute of Technology Carlow's presentations

    Presentation Title:

    Design Research for an Ageing Population.

    Presentation Synopsis:

    This presentation will look at how design research and human centered design can address the future needs of an ageing population.

    Speaker Bio:

    Dr. P.J. White is a qualified Product Designer and has extensive design industry experience innovating for small to multi-national businesses. P.J. holds a PhD in Product Design, specifically in the areas of Design Ethnography and product design for older adults. Academic interests include user centric research by way of understanding human behaviours and cultures. Areas of expertise are within Product/Industrial Design, Design Research, and Design Ethnography/Anthropology, Qualitative research methods for design, Design Processes, User Centric Design, and Design for Older People. Together with these interests, he believes that a crucial aspect of future Design research lies in cross fertilisation with other disciplines with the intent of developing novel and specific design research methodologies. He was Co-Chair of the first Irish design Research Conference hosted in Carlow June 2015. Furthermore, he is a council member of the Institute of Designers of Ireland and a lead editor of Iterations Design Research Journal.

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