Mark Goudswaard PhD

Mark is a Research Associate on Proto-twinning.  As part of this project his interest lies in how digital capture of prototypes can be combined with design rationale and reasoning in order to improve the product development process.

His doctoral research centred on the democratisation of design for additive manufacture – investigating how the practice of design can be made more accessible to enable more people to reap the benefits afforded by additive manufacture.

He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Bristol, where he gained a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.


Recent Posts

  • PCA Interaction Design @ La Tadeo – Challenge 2 - The Product Design department at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano have been running PCA linked challenges as part of their Interaction Design course 'Mediations'. For the second challenge students were required to design games that could help educate or combat misinformation about the virus' spread and causes. The resulting outputs (as shown in the… Read More
  • The Workshop App goes live for alpha testing - The Workshop is a job scheduling tool for coordinating manufacturing in areas such as university workshops. It's a collaborative initiative between the DMF lab's project clean access, and industry partner CFMS. It has been developed to enable the continued functioning of University manufacturing centres by assisting the transition to more… Read More
  • PCA Interaction Design @ La Tadeo - The Product Design department at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano have been running PCA linked challenges as part of their Interaction Design course 'Mediations'. For the first challenge, students were asked to develop kits to help people move safely in and out of their homes. The proposed designs are shown in the pictures below… Read More
  • Clean Access Challenge 5: Contact Free Cash - Problem Money, in the form of both notes and coins, provides contact surfaces that can be shared by many people in a short space of time. Whilst transmission via cash hasn't been delineated, some banks around the world are taking steps to disinfect cash to ensure that it's coronavirus free… Read More
  • Clean Access Challenge 6: Shared Toilets - Problem As our schools, universities, offices and workplaces are adapted to life with coronavirus, facilities such as bathrooms will also need to be amended in two main ways. First, to ensure social distancing protocols are adhered to, and second, to reduce the risk of virus transmission via numerous shared contact… Read More
  • Clean Access Challenge 2: Rural Gates and Stiles - Problem A well-known piece of countryside etiquette is to take nothing but photos and leave nothing but footprints.  With the coronavirus outbreak this becomes truer than ever - nobody wants to take the virus home with them from a walk, nor leave it behind. A post lockdown world will involve… Read More
  • DMF Lab visiting research partners in Colombia - In December I visited current and potential research partners in Colombia.  The main purpose of the visit was to explore research overlap between the DMF lab and La Universidad de los Andes in Bogota in areas related to the democratisation of design (the theme of my doctoral research) and also… Read More
  • CIRPe Conference 2018 - Mark will be presenting an overview of the design methodology being implemented as part of his doctoral research at the 2018 CIRPe conference in the coming weeks.  Below is a teaser video for what he will cover in his full talk which will follow soon! Read More
  • DMF Lab at the Transdisciplinary Engineering Conference in Modena - Earlier this month Prof Aydin Nassehi and Mark Goudswaard travelled to Modena in Italy for the 25th International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering. Prof Nassehi, in conjunction with Prof Linda Newnes from Bath, ran a workshop exploring how Transdisciplinary Engineering will influence the future roles and requirements of design engineers.  Mark… Read More
  • Democratising Design for Additive Manufacture - 3D printing has the potential to revolutionise the way we consume goods. The technology should be able to facilitate low-cost, personal manufacture but complex design software and a lack technical knowledge prevent this from happening. Without the ability to generate or amend digital models it is impossible to reap the… Read More