Modelling Transport Poverty In Bristol

Background Transport poverty has long been cited as one of the key limitations for individuals and their communities to achieve their potential. In short, transport poverty (cost and time) limits access to resources, jobs, social interaction and mobility. Correspondingly, City Councils need to take account of this in the planning of infrastructure, transport systems and […]

Autodesk San Francisco Education Visit

This week Chris and I have been in San Francisco visiting the Autodesk headquarters. Representatives from several of Autodesk’s lighthouse institutions had been invited to discuss the future of design and manufacturing education and how Autodesk could fit into it. It was great to develop the relationships with the Autodesk Education contacts and networking with […]

Design Studies Journal Article for Hybrid Prototyping

Hybrid Prototyping’s first journal paper has been published in Design Studies, Vol 62. It describes a simulation study that investigates the potential benefits of coupling LEGO and low cost 3D printing as a novel Hybrid Prototyping tool. This is the fundamental underlying concept to David‘s Thesis on investigating and characterising hybrid prototyping and is a […]

Flexible, Reusable & Modular Prototypes

Using physical objects when prototyping has enormous benefits and affords tangibility and presence that are lacking from digital files. However creating prototypes takes time and money, this project is investigating how construction kits and additive manufacture can be combined to add flexibility and reconfigurability into this process. Project Lead: David Mathias